It's Tuesday which means that it is time for a Top Ten Tuesday post. I didn't plan to do this feature on my blog but I have seen some book bloggers do it and I like the idea of this week's feature which is books that celebrate diversity e.g. minority/religious minority groups, socioeconomic diversity, disabled MC, neurotypical characters, LGBTQ etc. The Top Ten Tuesday feature was created by The Broke and the Bookish and more about can be found here. Let's get started...
1. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Often with diverse books you find that a lot of them are found in the contemporary section of YA reads but this is one of the only exceptions that I can think of. It does well to include LGBTQ+ characters and has characters of minority groups.
2. Dead Ends by Erin Lange
Dead Ends follows Dane who is a bully who meets a boy with Down's Symdrome called Billy D and they try ad solve puzzles to do with each other lives but reach many a "dead end". This is definitely a coming of age story that many more people need to read especially considering it has under 1000 rating on goodreads.
3. Every Day by David Levithan
This is a fantastic book about someone who every day lives in a different body. It follows as A wakes up in people of different races and different sexual orientation and it is a very interesting read. It is also good to note that David Levithan himself writes a lot of LGBTQ+ characters.
4. Solitaire by Alice Oseman
This book follows Tori Spring who follows the solitaire blog that is found around her school and tries to uncover the truth behind it. The story itself includes an LGBTQ+ couple in the form of Nick and Charlie and deals with mental health issues.
5. I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
6. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Most people know what this book is about considering it is a popular and was made into a film a couple of years ago. However if you don't it follows Charlie who writes letters to anonymous person in which he talks about his problems and friends including Patrick being one of the LGBTQ+ characters and Sam and can be quoted as one of my favourite books.
7. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor and Park tells the tale of two misfits set in the 80s who bond mainly due to the school bus that they take together. Park himself is obsessed with listening to music and comics and in of Asian descent and Eleanor is from a poor background which I find is uncommon in books that I tend to read. Apart from this it is a generally wonderful read and again one of my favourites.
8. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
9. The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-time by Mark Haddon
10. Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
This book focuses on mental health especially that of OCD and the idea of relapse with the mental illness. It is done beautifully so far and although I am only 160 pages in, I know that it is going to be one of my favourites of the year. I got an early copy from YALC so it is not out until the beginning of August.
If you want to find out more about diverse books, an author James Dawson created a diverse book list which you can check out here.
What are some of your favourite diverse books? Leave them in the comments below.
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