Polyamory Book List

Thought I’d put together a list of books on Polyamory that I have read or need to read, since that is kind of a niche topic and one I enjoy reading about!

Links go to reviews if I have written one, Goodreads if I have not. I’ll only be including books I’ve read unless otherwise noted. This list is definitely a work in progress, and I will totally take suggestions!


The Harrad Experiment by Robert H. Rimmer (probably my favorite fiction about polyamory so far.)

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein (not my favorite, but kind of a classic.)

Next Year, For Sure by Zoey Leigh Peterson (Strongly dislike the ending.)

Ask Me About Polyamory: The Best of Kimchi Cuddles (this is actually a book of comics; I haven’t read the actual book, but I adore her comics and read them online!)

That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E. K. Johnston (a little fluffy bunny for my personal taste, but hey, it’s still polyamory in fiction!)


Many Love: A Memoir of Polyamory and Finding Love(s) by Sophie Lucido Johnson

The Jealousy Workbook: Exercises and Insights for Managing Open Relationships by Kathy Labriola (incredibly helpful!)

More Than Two by Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert

The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships and Other Adventures by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy

Polyamory in the 21st Century: Love and Intimacy with Multiple Partners by Deborah Anapol

Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships by Tristan Taormino


On my radar, but not read yet:

Polyamorous: Living and Loving More by Jenny Yuen

Wide Open: My Adventures in Polyamory, Open Marriage, and Loving On My Own Terms by Gracie X

Power Circuits: Polyamory in a Power Dynamic by Raven Kaldera

Love’s Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities by Kevin A. Patterson

Stories From The Polycule: Real Life in Polyamorous Families by Elisabeth Sheff