Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Diverse Reads for Book Club

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes _______________ (if your book club likes historical fiction, inspiring stories, YA books, non-fiction, controversial books to debate about, or pick a specific book)

I’m going with a very important topic: Diversity. So here it is: ten books to read because Book Club LOVES diverse reads. I’ve done a few posts about diverse books, including one TTT over 1 year ago, and   one about LGBT characters. If you want to know exactly how any of these books fit the “diverse books” bill, just ask! 😀


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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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Book Traveling Thursdays: A Diverse Book

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Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “Everyone loves Diverse Books. Choose your favorite diverse book“. I’m going to go with “A diverse book”, because my first two choices have just the one cover. So, I’ll pick Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. I really liked this book, it’s a coming of age story, and the two main characters are of mexican descent. The books deals with not only racial issues, but with homosexuality as well. Great read, have you read it? You should!


Original & Favorite COver:

I absolutely love this cover, actually, I bought this book BECAUSE of this gorgeous cover…

COVER FROM MY COUNTRY (PORTUGAL) & COVER FROM THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN (SPAIN):

I could only find the spanish cover, I guess this book is not available in portuguese yet… not exactly news, unfortunately.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(s):

                          

First off, I would like to say how surprised I am that the russian edition didn’t make the cut this week!!! So, first we have the Italian cover, which is possible the worst cover that EVER existed… seriously, look at it!!! The we have the German one, and I almost like it, but ultimately it just doesn’t even compare to the original one. Finally we have the Swedish and my problem with it is, who the hell is that supposed to be? Ari?