Monday, July 20, 2015

Top Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters

Every Tuesday the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish host a book related Top 10.


This week is Top Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters. Eight of the ten I’ve read this year.  I’m a little scared of what that says about my reading choices in previous years.

Books that celebrate racial diversity

Life in MotionEverything I never told youThe LivingBrown Girl DreamingEleanor & Park

Life In Motion by Misty Copeland

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

The Living by Matt de la Pena

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Books that celebrate neurodiverse characters

the rosie projectMy heart and other black holes

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Books that celebrate GLBTQ characters

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Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Hold Me Closer Tiny Cooper by David Levithan


  1. I've read 3/10 of the books in your list and that's pretty great right? I've heard plenty of great things about the books in your list.

    My TTT

    1. That is pretty great. I'm loving this week- hearing about tons of new books!

  2. Haven't Heard of Rosie Project, but this a great List. Check out my Top Ten Tuesday

    1. Thanks! The Rosie Project is a Rom com with a male main character with (undiagnosed) Asbergers.

  3. I still need to read Hold Me Closer Tiny Cooper!! I keep forgetting about it, but I freaking LOVE Tiny!

    1. I'm actually only halfway finished but that's plenty to know that Tiny=celebration.

  4. I wrote a really long response to your comment on my blog. Just noticed that your list is also a whole lot of YA and hyped YA titles, too. I'm kind of glad that YA has been so diverse lately... now I just need to try to find some chick lit that isn't about white, middle class girls.