Here at Fuzzable, we love reading so for Pride Month, we wanted to put together a series of lists for you so that you can see yourself within the pages of a book! And, this list features books that have bisexual main characters in!
1) Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.
But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple.
It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.
Yes, we are back at it again with the novels dealing with heavy topics but we promise this one is a fun and fluffy read that will have you swooning! Tanner is a bit of a disaster and your heart will hurt for him and the fact he felt that he had to go back into the closet but he’s also such a fun character to be in the head of. He’s so sarcastic and compassionate, he loves his best friend, he loves his family and the connection he starts to share with Sebastian is also so beautiful although at some points, harrowing.
Again, Sebastian is another character that you will love although you will also get frustrated with him at times whilst also aching for him. Sebastian comes from a very religious family and it’s hard to see him struggle with his identity of being bisexual when he’s scared to come out. The relationship that two of them build is truly beautiful and all you’ll want is for them to be together forever. It’s a truly wonderful exploration of being bisexual but also just being part of the LGBTQIAP+ community when you are religious or living in a religious town. Overall though, it is fun and fluffy and a novel you will fall in love with.
2) Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever.
Since then, it’s been Ramona and her family against the world. Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona is sure of three things: she likes girls, she’s fiercely devoted to her family, and she knows she’s destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Mississippi. But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the adult of the family. Now, with her sister, Hattie, pregnant, responsibility weighs more heavily than ever.
The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. Ramona’s friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off, and soon he talks her into joining him for laps at the pool. But as Ramona falls in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift too, which is the last thing she expected. With her growing affection for Freddie making her question her sexual identity, Ramona begins to wonder if perhaps she likes girls and guys or if this new attraction is just a fluke. Either way, Ramona will discover that, for her, life and love are more fluid than they seem to be.
“Ramona Blue” is a really important novel that talks about how it’s okay to question your identity. Ramona thinks she’s a lesbian and she’s convinced that it’s her identity until Freddie comes into her life and she begins to question whether she might be bisexual. It’s a novel that is definitely polarizing when it comes to changing your identity but it’s such an important read especially if you are going through a struggle similar to Ramona. It’s a novel that says if you’re gay, bisexual, a lesbian, straight, trans, no matter who you are, you are incredible and valid. There is no age limit on questioning your identity and finding out who you are and this book really reminds you of that. It’s such a comforting novel that will stick with you once you’ve read it.
In addition to dealing with the question of identity, this book also explores the themes of loss, pregnancy and the devastation from natural disaster and explores each of these themes with complete care. Ramona is a character that will have you shouting in annoyance as well as making you falling in love with her. You will want to be there for every single step of her journey into who she is.
3) Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
When his mother became President of the United States, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with an actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex/Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.
Heads of the family and state and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: Stage a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instagrammable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the presidential campaign and upend two nations.
One of the happiest novels of all time, “Red, White & Royal Blue” is a novel that will have you smiling from the first page. You will find yourself rooting for them from their first disaster until their last. They are characters that are so easy to love and you just want things to work out between the two of them. Not only that, we have so many wonderful side characters in Bea, June, Nora and Pez, people that you will just wish, you were best friends with. Although, “Red, White & Royal Blue” does have important conversations about being bisexual especially in a position of power as well as what it means to be gay when you’re part of the royal family. But it’s truly wonderful to see that Henry and Alex are proud of who they are, they’re proud to be gay and to be bisexual. It’s set in 2019/2020 when Alex’s mum is going for re-election as the president of the USA so the book is laden with some political commentary.
We can’t stress enough how this novel will truly lighten your day. It’s a novel that we would happily reread time and again on days when we are feeling horrific about the world. It’s a story that will fly by even being over four hundred pages and you will just want to flip it over and start all over again. It will make you want to live in the pages of this book and put a massive smile on your face as well as maybe make you shed a couple of tears. Go and pick it up if you just want to read an adorable romance!
4) The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen
Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime.
When Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to have faked his death, Fie’s ready to cut her losses—and perhaps his throat. But he offers a wager that she can’t refuse: protect him from a ruthless queen, and he’ll protect the Crows when he reigns.
Hawk warrior Tavin has always put Jas’s life before his, magically assuming the prince’s appearance and shadowing his every step. But what happens when Tavin begins to want something to call his own?
“The Merciful Crow” is an absolutely stunning fantasy novel that is perfect especially if you’re a fan of books such as “Six of Crows” or “Ace of Shades”, it has this amazingly intricate magic system that may feel a little confusing at first but as the novel moves on, it becomes clearer and also at the front, there is a guide to how the magic works. Also, what is one of our favourite things about this novel is that this is a world where homophobia doesn’t exist. The prince Jasimir identifies as gay and Tavin identifies as bisexual and nobody questions it or says it’s wrong, offering readers with a world in which it’s completely accepted.
Tavin is such a charismatic character that you will love with, from the start of the novel to the end, as well as Fie, our main character who is a crow and they’re known as the lowest people in this world, they’re not respected until they’re needed and Fie is a character that you will enjoy being in the head of because she really captures all that anger that a crow feels. As well as being a character that you will want to root for because she’s trying her best and deserves the best. Jasimir is a really interesting character who you might not like in the beginning but his character truly has the biggest character development throughout the novel and we can’t wait to see where his character goes in the sequel! So, if you’re looking for a new, rich fantasy novel, definitely pick this one up!
5) The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life.
When she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.
Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” is a novel that is told on dual timelines. We have the present timeline where journalist Monique is writing the biography of Hollywood elite, Evelyn Hugo, and then, we have the timeline of Evelyn’s story that is told in flashbacks as she tells Monique her story. This book again, is a book that will change you as a person, you will come out of it a different person from when you went in.
It could be considered a spoiler to say that Evelyn is bisexual but we believe that sexuality should never be used as a plot twist.
Evelyn Hugo is truly such a complex character. She is in no way perfect, she does some truly horrific things and makes some decisions that are really not great but that’s why we love her so much. She’s not portrayed as this perfect character, she’s really flawed and she knows that. “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” is a novel that will absolutely tear your heart out, it talks about Hollywood in the “golden age”, about how women were treated at that time by Hollywood, about Evelyn and how she’s bisexual and how the true love story of this book is between her and the woman she’s in love with who is also bisexual. Yes, it is exactly how it sounds, Evelyn does indeed have seven husbands but her story is truly so much more than that.
Monique is a character that you’ll either really like or you won’t. She’s pretty naive at times as well as being slightly annoying in some places but she’s a character that you can really sympathise with, especially during ending of the book. It’s a harrowing but absolutely stunning novel and we understand why it is truly so loved by so many and deserves a place on this list!
Make sure you check out our other article about LGBTQIAP+ novels here!