top 5 recommendation | bisexual books

I’ve started doing Top 5 Recommendations over on my booktube channel, so I thought why not bring some of that list-y love over to my blog? Because it’s me, most of these are going to be YA. However, I’m planning on doing some lists that don’t have any YA on them at all! Let me know if you’d be interested in something like that.

  1. Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee
    I know that everyone and their mother have heard me talking about Not Your Sidekick, but I honestly couldn’t make this list without this book. Her other book Seven Tears at High Tide also features a bisexual main character.
  2. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
    Same with this book. It is just the cutest thing that I have ever read, with great bisexual representation, amongst lots of other representation too! And Jen Wilde’s new book The Brightsiders once again features a bisexual protagonist! Whoop!
  3. How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
    This is a hard-hitting YA contemporary that features a bisexual protagonist, Grace. I absolutely adored it every time Grace talks about being bisexual because it was SO CLOSE to my own experiences.

    “For a long time, when I was a little younger, I thought that was how every girl saw other girls— this mix between beauty and awe and curiosity, a thin layer of lust just underneath. Took until I was fourteen to realize that no, the way I thought about other girls was a little different.”

  4. Wild by Hannah MoskowitzNow onto the books that might be a little lesser-known. Both main characters, Zack and Jordan, are bisexual in this book, with Zack also being Filipino and Jordan being a Deaf Jewish and Guatemalan woman. There’s a lot of bisexual humour in this as well, which I particularly enjoyed.
  5. Future Leaders of Nowhere by Emily O’Beirne
    One of the characters, Finn, is bisexual. She has a romance with another woman, Willa. Although I wasn’t too fond of the description of bisexuality (it is described as a binary attraction to men and women, which it isn’t), it is a cute story of two girls that I quite enjoyed.

And a list of 5 bisexual books that I want to read:

  1. The Flywheel by Erin Gough
  2. Like Water by Rebecca Podos
  3. The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North
  4. Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
  5. I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin

Check out my booktube top 5 short story collections:

Have you read any of these books? Are there any other bisexual books that I should be on the look-out for? If you’d like more recs, check out my bisexual shelf on Goodreads!

20 thoughts on “top 5 recommendation | bisexual books

  1. Marta says:

    Great list ❤ I’m currently reading The Brightsiders and even though I have some issues with the plot, the diversity is amazing and there are many issues discussed, among them biphobia.
    I also read How To Make A Wish, really loved the ship in this one ❤❤❤


  2. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    It’s apparent I’ve been gone for FAR too long. I had no idea you were a Booktuber now! CONGRATS! That’s a HUGE thing to take on. I am really impressed.

    First of all, moar of these posts, plz! Second, YES I would love to see non-YA books on these lists. Lately, I’ve been a little down and out on YA, so I’d love to explore these themes with different reading levels.

    I haven’t read a single one of these books yet. And, sadly, prior to this list, only Not Your Sidekick was on my list. That said, I’m super excited to have now expanded my bisexual book TBR! I can’t wait to hear what you think of your own bisexual TBR– which of these books are you the most excited to read first?


    1. whatthelog says:

      Yup, for about two months now! 🙂

      Most of my non-YA lists will be on YouTube I think, so if you’re interested I would subscribe there. I’ve got a couple of lists about memoirs/nonfiction that I’m going to be posting in the next couple of months I think.

      Definitely Little & Lion! It apparently has great mental health representation as well. 🙂

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  3. Lydia Tewkesbury says:

    I’ve heard great things about Little & Lion too! I’m reading Born For This by Alice Oseman right now and that has some good bi rep too. She has been addressing stereotypes in a way that feels super natural and not at all preachy, which I just love.


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