Sunday, 22 January 2017

Diversity Recs: Pansexual Characters in Fiction

For our next Diversity Recs post, we decided to research books which feature characters identifying as pansexual. This was quite a challenging post to put together, as it seems that books with pansexual characters are few and far between; however, we managed to find the following six books that feature one or more pansexual characters (as far as we are aware, all of these books state that a character is pansexual in the text, or the author states this outside of the book). If our information is incorrect, please do let us know, or alternatively if you know of any more books that feature pansexual characters, we'd love your recommendations!


The Shock of Survival by Nicole Field | Goodreads | {Own voices author, polyamorous relationship}

After winning the final battle against The Oppressor, Benedict, Ophelia and Dylan return to their magical community triumphantly, but soon discover that returning to their old lives after the war has been won isn't necessarily as easy as it seems. The Shock of Survival is not only one of few books that looks at the events after the war against evil rather than before and during, but also features pansexual characters and portrays polyamorous relationships respectfully.

The Melody of You and Me by M. Hollis | Goodreads | {Pansexual MC with Filipino lesbian love interest}

In an attempt to turn her life back around after dropping out of university and breaking up with her girlfriend of three years, Chris (a pansexual MC), picks up a job at her local bookstore, although her hopes for feeling better aren't high. However, this all changes when Chris meets Josie through the bookstore, and the two form a fast friendship, which Chris hopes can develop into something more.

Out on Good Behaviour by Dahlia Adler | Goodreads {Pansexual MC, lesbian love interest}

Frankie knows that she can get anyone she sets her sights on - but when she starts falling for Samara Kazarian, the daughter of her town's Republican mayor, she thinks that some lines shouldn't be crossed - that is, until Frankie discovers that she's been on Samara's mind as well. However, Samara wants the real thing, not just a quick fling, and Frankie has never been one for commitment. For Sam, though, she's willing to try...
{disclaimer: we have read mixed reviews about the representation in this book - just so you are aware if you choose to read it!}

Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate | Goodreads | {Pansexual MC}

Seven Ways We Lie follows the story of seven different characters who all attend the same high school (Olivia, Claire, Kat, Juniper, Matt, Lucas and Valentine), correlated with the seven deadly sins. When rumours of a student-teacher affair surface within the school, the unlikely group end up in the middle of the situation, and each of their individual stories merge together to form the full picture.

Timekeeper by Tara Sim |
Goodreads | {Pansexual character, gay relationship}

Danny Hart is a clock mechanic in an alternate Victorian England. When he is assigned to a new position and meets his new apprentice, Colton (a pansexual character), he soon realises that Colton's distance to him is due to the fact that he is the tower's clock spirit - the mythical being overseeing the time in the town Danny is placed in. Falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden and would destroy the position that Danny has worked so hard to be given, but the pair are immediately drawn to each other. 

27 Hours by Tristina Wright |
Goodreads | {Pansexual character}

27 Hours is a diverse sci-fi novel, which I'm sure we can all agree that we need more of. It is the story of a group of LGBT+ teenagers battling to save their home, the colonised moon on which they live on that was previously inhabited by Chimaera. There isn't much info out about this book yet, but we're sure that it'll be a must read when it's released this October!



  1. Thank you so much for this post! I was looking for an own-voices pansexual read and The Shock of Survival sounds great!

    Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms.

    1. You're welcome and we're so glad we could help! <3

  2. I just bought the melody of you and me :)