Romantic/Sexual Orientation

As the majority of queer lit is about alloromantic, allosexual gay or lesbian characters, those are not listed here; just look at any of the other pages to find them.

Where romantic and sexual orientations differ, it has been noted. Demi classifications are listed on their own for ease of finding. In some fantasy cases, where a label would not realistically be used, I’ve followed the label used by the author to describe the character.

LI/MS = character with this orientation does not have a POV but is a love interest/major secondary

Aromantic/Arospec

Allosexual (orientation not specified)

Asexual

YA

Adult

Bisexual

Pansexual

Polyamorous

Asexual

Aromantic/Arospec

YA

Adult

Biromantic

(Demi-)Gray

Panromantic

Heteroromantic

Homoromantic

Questioning/Undefined

Bisexual

Female

MG

YA

NA/Adult

Male

YA

  • Whatever. by SJ Goslee
  • Social Intercourse by Greg Howard
  • We Regret to Inform You by Ariel Kaplan (LI)
  • The Rules of Mediating Myths and Magic by F.T. Lukens
  • Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
  • Home and Away by Candice Montgomery (LI)
  • The Art of French Kissing by Brianna Shrum (LI)
  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  • You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman
  • Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon
  • Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria
  • Running With Lions by Julian Winters

NA

Adult

  • Shadows You Left by Taylor Brooke and Jude Sierra
  • Harvest of Figs by Shira Glassman
  • Wolfsong by TJ Klune
  • One Night With a Rock Star by Amber Lin and Shari Slade
  • Criminal Intentions by Cole McCade
  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • Unmasked by the Marquess by Cat Sebastian
  • Sated by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Non-Binary

  • I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

Demiromantic

Male

  • Shadows You Left by Taylor Brooke and Jude Sierra

Demisexual

Female

Male

Pansexual

Female

Male

Polyamorous

F/F/F

F/F/M

F/M/F

  • 3 by Hannah Moskowitz

M/F/M

M/F/NB

M/M/NB

M/M/F

M/M/M

Queer

These are books in which either:

  1. the MC specifically self-labels as queer or
  2. the character is explicitly attracted to people of multiple genders in at least one case but does not use a label (including “straight”)

Female

  • I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn and Alison Raskin
  • *Where the Heart is by Jo Knowles (MG)
  • Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
  • Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
  • *The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta

Male

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