Again, trying to get back into the swing of things. This is a weekly meme hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish
This Week's Topic: Books that Celebrate Diversity
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Why: I admit, the plot wanders on this one. But the topics it talks about are on point and make you think.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alere Saenz
Why: One of my favorite LGBT reads out there. It has won awards for a reason.
Why: Like Americanah, the plot on this one wanders and its slang is a wee bit outdated. But the things it talks about are important and still very relevant.
Love is the Drug by Love is the Drug
by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Why: Such an interesting dystopian. Johnson's books are all good about celebrating diversity too. Check out her other book, The Summer Prince.
Why: I love the Peter Grant series. It's one of the more mainstream titles on this list with a snarky black male lead who solves paranormal/magical mysteries in London.
Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
Why: Anytime someone tries to tell you diversity in fantasy just can't be done because it'd be too obvious or distracting or some other stupid reason. Laugh at them, then put this book in their hands.
Why: Another series that proves you can have diversity in mainstream fantasy is this fabulous series. I will warn, most of the diversity comes later in the series which has not only many fabulous PoC characters, but LGBT characters as well.
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Why: Another favorite LGBT title of mine.
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina
Why: Full disclosure, I haven't read this one yet. But a lot of people say it's wonderful and it shows up on lists a lot.
Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz
Why: Another one I haven't gotten too yet, but that I've heard very good things about. It's been making the rounds this year a lot.