Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they figure out another topic we can post a top ten list about. It’s quite amazing really. This week’s list is top ten books about diversity.
*Disclaimer I have not read all of these books.
- Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Mark Haddon)- The main character is quite different from the rest of us, he has autism, which makes the reading quite unusual for me.
- Every Last Word (Tamara Ireland Stone)- There is not much diversity when it comes to mental issues either and this one talks about
- Fault in our Stars (John Green)– I added this one to my list simply because there aren’t many books about two illnesses falling in love, though I have noticed it gaining more popularity (Everything, Everything)
- Perfect Chemistry series (Simone Elkeles)– These books have the pairing of three Mexican brothers all falling for white girls.
- Eleanor and Park (Rainbow Rowell)- A Korean and redhead girl falling in love.
- Alienated (Melissa Landers)-The main character in this one is at a school with all aliens. Diverse enough?
- You and Me and Him (Kris Dinnison)- This is an LGBTQ+ book about a girl and guy falling for the same guy.
- The Replacement-Mackie is a Replacement, he came from a world of dead girls and is left in a baby carriage. Now he lives with the humans with allergies to iron, blood and consecrated ground.
- Kindred- A time traveling black woman. Perfect.
- All Fall Down- This book combines people from so many different countries living down the road from each other on Embassy Row.
As I was creating this list I realized just how few diverse books I’ve read. Sure, I’ve probably read more than this, but obviously I don’t read enough. If you know any good books I should read leave them in the comments 🙂