Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten books that celebrate diversity/diverse characters.

10. written in the stars Written in the Stars – Aisha Saeed. The main character is Pakistani American and we see so much of her culture during this book.

9. none of the above None of the Above – IW Gregorio. This book has a main character who discovers that she’s intersex and has to deal with the school finding out. There was a lot of information about being intersex woven into the plot as she tried to accept it.

8. lies we tell ourselves Lies We Tell Ourselves – Robin Talley. This book is set during segregation and involves a few black students attending a previously all white school. They faced mobs of people screaming and throwing stuff at them just because they were trying to get to school. There was also an LGBT aspect between the two main narrators.

7. under a painted sky Under a Painted Sky – Stacey Lee. This book has the daughter of a Chinese immigrant and a runaway slave girl disguising themselves as boys to travel the Oregon trail. Not only was there a lot of history, there was a lot of culture, especially Chinese culture as the narrator was Chinese.

6. more happy than not More Happy Than Not – Adam Silvera. The main character in this book is trying to come to terms with being gay in a neighbourhood that doesn’t accept it. There’s a lot of focus on the LGBT side of diversity in this one but the neighbourhood is also very diverse, race wise.

5. simon homo sapiens Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli. Another book with an LGBT character. This one had a lot of humour in addition to Simon, the main character, struggling to keep his sexuality a secret.

4. summer mermaids The Summer of Chasing Mermaids – Sarah Ockler. The main character from this book is from the island of Tobago and a lot of her culture is included.

3. boys i've loved To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han. The main character here is half-Korean, half-American and keeping her culture a part of her is important to the whole family.

2. fans of the impossible life Fans of the Impossible Life – Kate Scelsa. This one’s on my TBR list. I have an ARC but it’s not out until September so I plan on reading it in August.

1. 9780373211753_BB What We Left Behind – Robin Talley. Another TBR/ARC book. This one’s not out until late October so it will be read in September or early October.

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9 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. ❤ So many good books! I can't wait to read None of The Above!

  2. Ahh, can’t wait to read Fans of the Impossible. The only one I’ve read from your list is TATBILB.

    My Top 10 Tuesday

  3. I told myself I’d read To All the Boys I’ve Loved before a few months ago… should really get around to. Haven’t read any of your picks but most of them are on my to read!

  4. Great list! I haven’t read any of these! Gotta add more to the TBR pile. 🙂

  5. I’ve read To All the Boys, but the others are all on my TBR list. Can’t wait to read Simon vs HS. My TTT

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