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.
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
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.