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Today’s prompt was all about celebrating diversity. Now, I’m all for that, so of course I had to jump right into it.
Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz
-There are so few bisexual main characters in books that I had to put this one on the list even though I haven’t finished it-
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
-My favorite LGBT book of the year so far. Simon & Blue were ADORABLE-
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
-One of my favorite books of 2014. Yet another bisexual main character-
Under the Lights (Daylight Falls #2) by Dahlia Adler
-I’ve heard that Van & Bri are all kinds of sexy, so I cannot wait to read this-
The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi
-Still my favorite Jessica Verdi book. It was a hard book to read, but so, so important-
One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva
-I loved this book. It was different as there was a lot of emphasis on Armenian culture, which I loved-
Eating Disorders/OCD/Anxiety/Mental Illness Books
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
-I have not read this one yet, but I have it out from the library right now. Hopefully I can get to it soon-
Paperweight by Meg Haston
-I absolutely adored this book. It was beautiful, heartbreaking and hopeful-
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
-I have an e-ARC of this. I started to read it last month, but it was so triggering, I had to put it back down-
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
-Utterly beautiful book. Captivating characters, story and loads of feels-
The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno
-One of my all time favorite books. It was awesome and heartbreaking-
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
-One of my favorite books of 2015. This book made me feel all the feels-
Books about Rape/Sexual Assault
Pointe by Brandy Colbert
-This book is the book I routinely recommend to everyone. Such a gorgeous book-
All The Rage by Courtney Summers
-This book enraged me in the best possible way-
Fault Line by Christa Desir
-I adored this book, I think mostly because it didn’t end neatly. It showed a different side to what happens to rape victims-
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
-I need to read this book. I cannot believe I haven’t read it yet-
Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
-One of my favorite books of 2014. It was beautiful, feelsy and heartwarming-
Books that feature disabled characters
Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell
-This book was so much fun. I related to it in a way I wasn’t expecting-
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
-I was thrilled to read this book. There really is so few books out there featuring physically disabled characters-
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
-I have not read this book yet, but I think I probably should. It does look like something I’d enjoy-
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6 thoughts on “Top Ten (Okay Twenty) Diverse YA Contemporary Books”
I loved Faking Normal, Made You Up, and The Summer of Chasing Mermaids! I’ve seen Pointe around a bit, but never really looked at it, and Wintergirls has been on my mental TBR for years now. I really should get to it!
Pointe is hands down one of my all time FAVORITE books.
I just got Wintergirls from the library last week, so I cannot wait to read it.
I’m not 100% sold on The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, but I want to give it a try.
Say What You Will is one of my absolute favorites!!
It was so underrated, but so enjoyable!
So many books!! Many of which I haven’t heard of. Guess i’ll be adding to my TBR now. 🙂 Loved Faking Normal!
YAY! Glad you’ll be adding to your TBR.
Faking Normal was gorgeous. I LOVED that book