Hello fellow booknerdigans!
With all the hatred and pure crap that is going on in the United States right now, I’ve decided to make a post celebrating our diverse book world.
I have compiled a list of my top 10 favorite diverse books of all time. Of course there are so many more that I absolutely love and adore, and so many that I’m so excited for to read. Yet these books are the books I have read in over the past three years and most of them are not new, they are old favorites. Yet they do have diversity in them and if you haven’t read any of these books I highly highly highly suggest you do. So without further Ado here are my top 10 favorite diverse books of all time
Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman. I was very late to the party that is the Blackhearts party in the end of 2016. I started reading it on maybe a midnight on a Tuesday and stayed up until 4 finishing it, and I had to wake up for school in 2 hours. Words can’t describe how much I love the characters in these books, they were my absolute favorite part. Most of these books have made it to my favorite list because of their characters yet of course their plot lines are incredible as well. I am a huge fan of anything pirate related and when you throw in a main character like an then you got yourself an incredible kick ass book.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. this is by far my favorite retelling as well 😉 Loved this book so much that I actually did my final English project on it. The English project was about diversity and POC and I chose this amazing book. The characters tug on your heart strings and the story line makes you want to laugh, cry, smile, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The Sun Is Also A Star and Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. Everything, Everything was my favorite read of 2015 and the Sun Is Also A Star made me love science believe it or not. I was actually excited to go to science class because of this book. I love Nicole Yoon’s writing, it’s no question why she’s also in my top 10 favorite authors list. I am so excited to see what else she has for us, and let’s hope for that The Sun Is Also A Star movie.
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan. You guys know I have a deep love for the Percy Jackson books but the Gods of Asgard really screamed at me. We have a character who might possibly be pansexual and might possibly have a crush on a gender fluid person. The relationship between the two of them is so utterly sweet and adorable and just the relationship alone makes this book on the list, and then when you add all the stories and it being a Rick Riordan book, of course it’s going to be one of my favorite diverse books.
Dimple and Rishi bye Sandhya Menon. I read this book 3 days ago and again I stayed up until 4 a.m. just to finish it. I related to too many characters in the past and both Dimple and Rishi related to me in such a different ways. I highly highly recommend this book it has made my top 5 favorite listen 2017 and if you haven’t read it yet I highly suggest you do. With its utter adorability? Is that word? Whatever now it is. The whole coding aspect of it, just screamed amazingness.
Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee and boy did I love this book boy oh boy do I love this book. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed along with the main character as much as I did in this book. The plot was too intriguing and different and the characters just make you want to go inside the book and hug the living crap out of them. I wish we could have a sequel of this I wish we could have five sequels of this I wish I could see more more of Monty more Percy.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I could go on and on about how much I love this book and how diverse it is because it contains lgbtq, POC, and disabilities. THE CHARACTERS ARE THE BEST FREAKING PART. MY BABY INEJ AND MY BOYFRIEND KAZ, AND MY LOVE JESPER, AND AH I LOVE. I really love this book and I think I said it enough times for you to pick it up and read it if you have it.
Now last but not least we have a book I recently read but it is my favorite divers book of all time. Not saying this out of the blue, it took a lot of time for me to think that this is actually my favorite diverse book. The reason why I consider the spoke my favorite is because it really has inspired me and it has made me start my own story. A lot of the characters that are in this book are very similar to the ones in mine, or not similar they were just inspired by each of them. The story is nothing alike but the characters are quite alike. And that book is Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. This book is amazing I think you all know this already I was very late to the Carry On train. Very very very late to the Carry On dream but I still ended up loving the hell out of it. I’m very thankful for it because when I started writing my story I kept going. It’s rare for me to stick to a story and this one I’ve been sticking to for a while so I have to thank Carry On for that.
AND THAT IS ALL FOLKS! I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS POST AND PLEASE PLEASE GIMME SOME DIVERSE RECS! I NEEDS TO READ DEM!