Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters

Here we are, for my second week doing the Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s theme is pretty cool: Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters, such as features minority/religious minority, has socioeconomic diversity, disabled main character, a neurotypical character, member of the LGBTQ community, etc… Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Tuesday

1. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I can’t stress enough how good this book is, you SHOULD READ IT (NOW!). Main character is a gay boy.


2. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

A coming of age story set in the 80’s, about two mexican boys who are in love with each other.


3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Charlie suffers from a mental disorder and Patrick is gay. Enough said! (also, I love this book to death!)


4. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

Do I even need to talk about how much diversity is in these books?! Alec is gay, Magnus is bissexual, Simon is jewish and Maia is African-American. Also, Aline (half-Asian) is in a relationship with Helen (half-faerie bissexual girl).


5. Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block

Ok, this one is full of diversity. Pen is bissexual, her boyfriend Hex is transgender, Ezra and Ash (african-american) are gay.loveinthetime

6. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

First of all, Aysel is Turkish. Then, both she and Roman deal with depression and suicidal tendencies. Have you read this one yet? You should!


7. Ms Marvel by Willow Wilson

Kamala Khan is a Pakistani-American Muslim girl. Also, she’s a superhero!


8. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Don Tillman most likely has Asperger syndrome…


9. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Park is half-Korean and Eleanor lives way beyond the line of poverty.



10. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Tyrion Lannister is a dwarf.


30 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters

    • MyTinyObsessions says:

      I don’t know 🙂 For me it’s one of the most diverse stuff out there. Cassandra Clare has all these amazingly diverse characters… The Infernal Devices work too, though a little less. 🙂

  1. ravenblake99 says:

    Wow! Now I feel very bad for not reading any of these books but I’ll try to read maybe some of them especially Simon Vs the homo sapiens it’s already in my TBR and also My Heart and other black holes this one looks intriguing. 🙂

  2. Bella says:

    What a great list of reads! I have heard so many positive things about The Rosie Project that I think it’s time I read it myself 🙂 I also adored Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, and Eleanor and Park, of course, was amazing.

  3. Analee @ Book Snacks says:

    Great list! I haven’t read all of these, but the ones I have (TMI, The Perks of Being a Wallflower & Eleanor and Park) I definitely agree with! I really can’t wait to read Simon vs and Aristotle and Dante. 🙂

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