Saturday, November 12, 2016

Twelve amazing books to diversify your shelves

I'll start this post by admitting that I don't read nearly enough diverse books. Part of that is simply because I don't see as many that are as hyped as a lot of new releases I end up reading and part of it is just because I don't take the time to search for them. I welcome any recommendations!

The last week has been rough. I won't make this a political post, but there are a lot of bad people out there feeling justified in doing a lot of really bad stuff. People of color, religious minorities, and the LGBT community are being openly targeted at an alarming rate (look here for more information). 

While we all fight back in whatever ways we can, I'd also like to respond with a list of some of my favorite diverse books! These are twelve of my favorite books featuring POC, LGBT, and religious minority main characters. 

Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
And I Darken by Kiersten White
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
Winter by Marissa Meyer
Beast by Brie Spangler
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Stygian by Santino Hassell
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Have you enjoyed any of the books on my list?
What diverse reads do you love that I should know about?
Let me know in the comments!