Top Ten Tuesday – Books On Non-Monogamy


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week the topic is a love freebie post, in honor of Valentine’s Day coming up. At first I wanted to do a post about queer books, but I did that last year and I also realized I haven’t read many queer books yet this year. So instead I decided to do a post featuring books about non-monogamy/polyamory/open relationships. Whatever word you choose to use, these books are books I’ve enjoyed or am hoping to read, I decided to do five of each. Hope you enjoy!

1. Polyamorous by Jenny Yuen 

I finished this book just the other day and it’s now one of my favorite books on open relationships. I loved seeing all the different ways people tried out relationships, as well loved the fact that this book was so diverse. I’ll be posting a review for it soon.


2. More Than Two by Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert

It’s been awhile since I read this book and I remember it being helpful at the time. Now it’s come to light that Franklin Veaux is somewhat of a problematic person, so I don’t know how I feel about recommending this book to people.


3. Sex At Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha

While this book is more of a scientific book than a how to manual, it’s still one of the books that gets mentioned a lot in non-monogamous circles. I found it interesting, but it wasn’t my favorite.


4. The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Catherine A. Lizst

This, and the first book are the two books that I recommend as must reads for anyone who is looking to explore non-traditional relationships. They have the best advice, the best stories and are just really well written.


5. What Love Is And What It Could Be by Carrie Jenkins 

This was another book that I was more meh about. While it explores non-traditional love it wasn’t very helpful for me and I remember it took me awhile to realize the writer was non-monogamous.


6. Either Things I Wish I’d Known About Polyamory by Cunning Minx 

This starts the part of the list where I talk about books I want to read next. I’m of the opinion you can never read too many books on a subject like this. It’s good to constantly refresh and I feel like this book would be particularly helpful.


7. Opening Up by Tristan Taormino

Another book that people talk about a lot in non-monogamous circles. Still have yet to read it!


8. The Polyamorists Next Door by Elisabeth Sheff 

From the cover it looks like this book might explore relationships that have children in the mix, and that’s something I would definitely like to read more about as I hope to have kids in the near future.


9. The Polyamory Breakup Book by Kathy Labriola

Breakups are always hard, which is why I would love to read a book that deals with it from a non-traditional point of view.

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10. The Jealousy Workbook by Kathy Labriola 

Last, but not least, I would love to get my hands on a copy of this! Just like anyone I have my jealous moments, and I feel like having this book on hand for those times would be amazing.


Let me know if you recommend any books that I didn’t get to in this list! Don’t forget to share you Top Ten Tuesday post with me. 🙂 


  1. I wasn’t a huge fan of Sex at Dawn either. But I’ve heard great things about The Jealousy Workbook! Still need to read that one.

    And, yeah, I have the same reservations about More Than Two and anything else Franklin Veaux has written/will write.

    My TTT .

    • That’s good to know!
      Yeah for sure. It was interesting that in Yuen’s book she included a short interview with him in which he says that he’s realizing some of his toxic issues and working on them. Which I mean is something, but I’ll wait to hear from others before recommending his books.

  2. This is such an interesting take on the topic. I would definitely like to read about this topic sometime. It’s always good to read from different perspecives/differnt kind of relationships and experiences. Thanks for sharing!

    My TTT.

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