Do you love diversity?! I DO!! I’m making a list to read soon… check out what I found?
What books with diverse characters do I want to read?
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday over at The Broke and Bookish asks us to share our top ten Characters X… which is basically a character freebie! I’ve done Asian characters on an earlier post and I recently did my own dragon related list too! I’m a fan of diverse characters so I thought I would do a list of diverse characters that I want to read about soon!
Crash Land on Kurai
by S.J. Pajonas
Diversity? Japanese Colonization
Why I want to read it? A planet who was colonized by Japanese who fled the earth a century ago! How cool is that!? Plus our protagonist is herself Japanese… how will the differences between them play out?
by Karuna Riazi
Why I want to read it? A middle grade book with some diversity! A trio of friends are trapped inside a mechanical board game that they have to dismantle in order to save themselves and other trapped children…
On the Edge of Gone
by Corinne Duyvis
Diversity? Mental Health and Bi-racial
Why I want to read it? Denise the MC is half black and autistic and her worry is that in order to get a spot to leave earth before the comet hits, each passenger must have a practical skill!! Can she obtain a spot?
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
by Julie C. Dao
Diversity? East Asian
Why I want to read it? This is about the rise of an empress who has to spurn love and eat the hearts of the recently dead in order to gain the power she needs… yup… ANTI-HERO!!
by Kristy Acevedo
Diversity? Mental Health
Why I want to read it? An anxiety disorder that is exacerbated by mysterious holograms from humans from the future that says the world is going to be destroyed! Yup and it WON an award…
Under Rose-Tainted Skies
by Louise Gornall
Diversity? Mental Health
Why I want to read it? OCD and the fear of going outside can be a powerful compulsion… this is a cute little contemporary that focuses on the illness with no other gimmicks in sight!
Daughter of the Burning City
by Amanda Foody
Why I want to read it? A murder mystery + a circus * illusions = AWESOME! I love and adore the cover (#sorrynotsorry but I will be forever drawn to purple covers!) PLUS all of these elements = excitement!! Then you add in the diversity and I. AM. SOLD!
A Fierce and Subtle Poison
by Samantha Mabry
Why I want to read it? A few convincing reviews, a Caribbean home and magical realism (a genre I’m interested in!) and a Spanish girl who is under a curse… GIVE IT TO ME… NOW!!!
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo
by F.C. Yee
Why I want to read it? GAH! I’m so mad at myself for not snatching this up! Chinese mythology is right up there with dragons and orphans for me and this has gotten some RAVE reviews…
The Astonishing Color of After
by Emily X.R. Pan
Diversity? Taiwanese and Mental Health
Why I want to read it? I just learned about this book coming out in 2018 that I am DYING TO READ… an half Asian protagonist, going to live with her full Asian grandparents while dealing with suicide and survivor’s guilt. This book has ALL the STUFF I LOVE!!
Have you read any of these books?
Did you add any to your TBR on Goodreads? Feel free to follow me there!
What is your favorite type of diversity?!
(I am aware that most of mine is Asian and mental health… it was hard for me to find the LGBTQ+ on my to-read shelf – they aren’t marked!)
Any diverse recommendations?!
Thanks for reading! XOXO,