Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday- Diverse Books I've Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (July 21st) I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten Books I Have Read Which Feature Diversity

(Including disability, race, ethnicity, LGBT)


1..I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson- Diversity Factor: Noah is gay and going through a whole self-discovery process and a bit of a shut-down as well.
2.  Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour- Diversity Factor: Emi is openly gay.
3.  Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan- Diversity Factor: I think it's sort of obv., but it features many different types of relationships.
4.  The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler- Diversity Factor: It's about an Argentinean family and Illness.
5.  To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han- Diversity Factor: An amazing Korean-American family!!
6.  Burn for Burn trilogy by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
7.  Ask the Passengers by A.S. King- Diversity Factor: Astrid is trying to accept herself and come out in a close minded community.
8.  Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John- Diversity Factor: Piper is deaf and managing a band!
9.  Liar by Justine Larbalestier- Diversity Factor: M/C is African American.
10.  Perspolis by Marjane Satrapi- Diversity Factor: Graphic Novel set in the 1980-90's Iran.
11.  From What I Remember... by Stacy Kramer & Val Thomas- Diversity Factor: Gay narrator for part of the time and a brother with Asperger's. 



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14 comments:

  1. There are quite a few books on your list that I want to check out :-) From What I Remember sounds great! My TTT!

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  2. There are some on here I haven't heard of so will have to check them out. I just finished I'll Give You the Sun last night and sooo good. Great list!

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    1. So glad you loved it!! It's definitely one of my all-time fav YA books!

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  3. Thanks for sharing some of your favorites.

    Here's my Top Ten!

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  4. I NEED to read I'll Give You the Sun and Everything Leads to You! Excellent choices! Lots of amazing books here!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

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  5. The Book of Broken Hearts = love! Gteat list. I also liked Ask the Passengers. My TTT

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  6. I don't know how I hadn't heard of The Book of Broken Hearts until now! I *loved* To All The Boys I've Loved Before and Burn For Burn though - I can't believe I didn't think of them to go on my TTT.

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  7. I've been wanting to read Liar and Everything Leads to You forever and really have no excuse to not have by now! And I had no clue there were diverse characters in From What I Remember! That has renewed my interest in it! :D

    Here's my top ten!

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  8. Fab list! I know a lot of these titles are very popular but shamefully I don't think I've read any of them :( I really, really want to read Two Boys Kissing - I love all the David Leviathan I've read so far!

    Check out my Top Ten here!

    Laura @ What's Hot?

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  9. I have to read I'll Give You The Sun!

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  10. asdkjfhlkdjfh I'll Give You the Sun!! It's utter perfection! :) <3 I haven't read the others, but PS I Love You is on my TBR!

    Julie @ Books and Insomnia

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  11. I love the family in To All The Boys I've Loved Before and especially how their Asian culture comes out more in P.S I still love you. I really liked I'll Give You The Sun and I liked seeing how Noah grew up and realised who he was. Awesome post!

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  12. I love this list! I think I need to check out some of these other books. I just read Two Boys Kissing so it was on my list as well. That is hands down one of the most beautiful books I have ever read.

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  13. I loved this TTT topic, because I am getting so many awesome recs! I am adding Five Flavors of Dumb to my list!!

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