The Diverse Books Tag

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Hey guys. I saw this tag in Reg @She Latitude‘s blog and then I was tagged by Jenna @Fictional Neverland, which was totally awesome, because I really wanted to give it a try. I’ll do a mix of books that I’ve read, and books that I want to read, ok? This tag was created by Read Diverse Books.


A Book Starring a Lesbian Character 

South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf. Kaycee, the main character of this book, is a lesbian girl.

Although I didn’t exactly love this book, it’s the only one I read with a lesbian character as the MC.  


A Book with a Muslim Protagonist

Unfortunately, the only one I can remember reading is Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal – I need to expand my reading, for sure. I do applaud that Marvel expanded their universe like this, and I can only hope that we start seeing more representation all around. There’s a very negative stigma against muslims, and I would like it to stop.


A Book Set in Latin America

For this I’m using a book that isn’t even out yet, but that I really really want to read… Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley. This book is set in Mexico (from the blurb), and it’s got all kinds of diversity.

Right up my alley! (also… how gorgeous is that cover?!)


A Book About a Person With a Disability

I actually had a lot to chose from for this category 🙂 . I loved Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers. The main character, Ali, is deaf.

This book also has a lot more diversity to it, including sexual and cultural diversity, and even psychological problems, like PTSD.


A Science-Fiction or Fantasy Book With a POC Protagonist

I have to say The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh. This is a fantasy book, and Shahrzad and Khalid (and most of the cast, really) are POCs.

This book is also set somewhere in the Middle East/South Asia 🙂 .


A Book Written by an Indigenous or Native Author

This one is a tough one. I guess I would like to read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.

This book has been recommended to me, and I’ve seen a few good reviews of it. Maybe I should get on it.


A Book Set in South Asia

Oh wow. So, I read The Last Song of Dusk by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi about 10 years ago, and I hardly remember anything about it.

I do remember some clothes descriptions, but that’s it. It’s set in India though.


A Book with a Biracial Protagonist

The main character of Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, Madeline, is half african-american and half japanese.

How cool is that? There needs to be more books with biracial protagonists though.


A Book Starring a Transgender Character or Transgender Issues

I’ve been meaning to read The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson since I bought the book back in January, and I plan to do it pretty soon.

I’m expecting this book to be spectacular! I’m actually tempted to pick it up right now!


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41 thoughts on “The Diverse Books Tag

  1. agnesmack says:

    Oh, this is a lovely little challenge! Thank you for sharing it. I’m so grateful to be alive in a time when people are starting to take diversity in literature seriously!

  2. anovelglimpse says:

    I have that Sherman Alexie book on my shelf, but I’ve never read it. Both my mom and sister loved it. Guess I need to pick it up in the near future. Thanks for the tag! 🙂

  3. Eve Messenger says:

    The Art of Being Normal was a good, uplifting read. I like that it was set in London. The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian is a book I’ve been wanting to read too. Maybe we can read it together!

  4. Anette Reads says:

    I just posted this tag too eyy 😀 I haven’t read any of these, but I’ll have to try to get on the Wrath and the Dawn train soon. Ms. Marvel intrigues me too.

  5. Bianca @ The Ultimate Fangirl says:

    I love this tag! I wonder if I can put my own twist on it. Hmm… I haven’t read the lot that you have given as example, but I will make sure to add them on my TBR. I have a question though (a weird one at that). What is a POC?

    Thanks for the tag! ♡

  6. Reg @ She Latitude says:

    I’m glad to see that you end up doing this tag! I’ve heard of Tone Deaf and I think I’d really like it too… and oh god, I completely forgot that the protagonist in Everything, Everything was biracial. I guess reading it I didn’t get the sense and I felt like it was a ‘told, not shown’ thing? I dunno.

    Highly recommend The Art of Being Normal! I’ve read it a while ago and while it’s not THE BEST, I quite enjoyed it. Hope you do as well. 🙂

    • My Tiny Obsessions says:

      Tone Deaf was really good, I highly recommend it. Most things in Everything, Everything were told and not shown… she didn’t really had a life to show for anything, right?
      I can’t wait for the art of being normal, I want to get to it next month without any more delays. 🙂

  7. pagesandtea says:

    Thanks for the tag 🙂 Think most of my answers will be things to add to my tbr pile which is great as I love finding new books to read. The Wrath and the Dawn is definitely one I fancy reading.

  8. Kat Impossible says:

    I am going to have a tough time with some of those questions too, which is so not cool. I have to admit that I don’t intentionally seek out diverse books, but I do enjoy them when I get htem.

  9. Read Diverse Books says:

    Hi, Cris! I actually created this tag but it’s OK, everyone seems to have left that out. lol!
    Thanks so much for doing this tag and spreading the love for diverse books. That’s exactly why I created this tag. To see people say they’re going to add books you listed to their TBR has made my week!

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