Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books Every Lover of Diversity Should Read



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.


This week’s topic is Ten Books Every X Should Read (up to you! Examples: every history nerd, memoir lover, ballet lover, feminist, college student, etc.). I’m going to go with Ten Books Every Lover of Diversity Should Read. I couldn’t decide on just 10, so I went with 15.


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda  When We Collided  Symptoms of Being Human  I'll Give You the Sun  Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

1. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda  This is one of the cutest books ever. I read it in one sitting, staying up late on a work night to finish it, because I couldn’t put it down.

2. When We Collided  Emery Lord’s writing is amazing, and this book of hers was no exception. Jonah was super adorable, and Vivi was a really interesting character. I liked the alternating POVs.

3. Symptoms of Being Human – This was my first gender-fluid book, and it was really eye-opening and enlightening. I really enjoyed reading about Riley and friends.

4. I’ll Give You the Sun – Such beautiful, unique writing. I’d highly recommend this book. Some of the quotes in this book just astounded me.

5. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – I listened to this audiobook on my latest road trip. It was really good. I can’t wait for book 2 to be published, whenever that will be.

Everything, Everything Cover  The wrath & the dawn  Cinder  Underwater  Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

6. Everything, Everything – This book was really adorable. I loved Maddy and Olly’s easy connection, and the super cute romance. There were pictures, spoiler reviews, charts, etc. throughout, and I thought they were a nice touch to the story.

7. The Wrath & the Dawn – Such a great retelling. I can’t wait for book 2 to be released at the end of this month. Shazi and Khalid are a great pairing, and I can’t wait to see what happens after the cliffhanger at the end of this book.

8. Cinder – I absolutely love this series, especially the Cress book. Cress and Thorne are one of my OTPs. Read The Lunar Chronicles if you haven’t already.

9. Underwater – Another amazing book, and by a debut author! This one focuses on PTSD/anxiety, and I think Marisa did a great job exploring those topics.

10. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass – I just finished this book yesterday, and I really liked it for the most part. My Spanish is kind of rusty/not very good, so I didn’t understand most of the Spanish phrases unless it stated it again in English. But overall, it was a good book. I like that Meg wasn’t afraid to discuss bullying, which is a prevalent issue in our school systems.

In Real Life  Fans of the Impossible Life  Shadow and Bone  Will Grayson, Will Grayson  Liars and Losers Like Us

11. In Real Life – This was a super cute contemporary romance. It was a fast read, and I’d highly recommend it.

12. Fans of the Impossible Life – This was another good book. It took me a little while to get into the book at the start, but by the end, I really enjoyed it. I liked that there were a lot of issues being discussed, and that the different POVs allowed us to see all sides of the story.

13. Shadow & Bone – This was a really good trilogy. I ended up reading each book within 1-2 days. It didn’t end how I wanted, but I still love the books. Alina and the Darkling forever…

14. Will Grayson, Will Grayson – Tiny was one of my favorite characters in this book. Overall, a great read. The ending left a little to be desired though.

15. Liars and Losers Like Us – This was one of my Sunday Street Team reads, and I really enjoyed it. I was a bit let down by some things I thought would happen, but didn’t, in the book.


Some others I’m excited about reading: Under the Lights, Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, One Man Guy, Six of Crows, The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, Under a Painted Sky, More Happy Than Not, The Star-Touched Queen, An Ember in the Ashes, This is Where it Ends, None of the Above, Far From You, Everything Leads to You, Alex as Well, Gena/Finn, Two Boys Kissing, Boy Meets Boy, George, Carry On, All the Bright Places, My Heart and Other Black Holes, Every Last Word, Paperweight, OCD Love Story, I’ll Meet You There, The Weight of Feathers, One, etc.


Have you read any of the books I listed here? If so, what’d you think of them?

6 thoughts to “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books Every Lover of Diversity Should Read”

    1. Aww thanks! I was trying to think of a topic, and diversity was the first one that sounded good to me! I love reading diverse YA books. It’s fun seeing the teenagers figuring themselves out while also being diverse. I hope you enjoy these books as much as I did 🙂

  1. Great Top Ten!
    I read and LOVED both Everything Everything, and I’ll Give You The Sun. They are both such great books. Now I can’t wait to get my hands on In Real Life, and Fans of The Impossible Life. They both sound SO GOOD! 😀
    My TTT.

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