Top Ten Tuesday – Books On Non-Monogamy

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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7. Opening Up by Tristan Taormino

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

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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.

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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.

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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. 🙂 

8 comments

  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.

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