Tuesday, May 27, 2014

TTT: Freebie! Books that feature diversity!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the BookishEach week we will post a new Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join.   

This week's topic is:
 Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie!
I picked Top books that feature diversity! 
*These are in no particular order!

After all the backlash, I decided to pick some books that have some diversity in it! This can range from character's ethnicity, to the characters being LGBTQ, or even if they are  disabled. Here are some I have read and loved!

To All the Boys I've Loved BeforeGreat
1. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han: This book features a family that is half Korean. Why it made my list of Diverse Favorites: I actually found out a Korean dish that sounded really good! I want to try it one day! 

2.  Great by Sara Benincasa: I LOVE The Great Gatsby and this retelling is almost spot on! Why it made my list of Diverse Favorites: It features an LGBTQ relationship in a telling of one of my favorite classics.

Two Boys KissingHow My Summer Went Up in Flames
3. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan: This was my first book by Levithan and I have to admit, I wondered why it took me so long to read this... Why it made my list of Diverse Favorites: It features multiple LGBTQ relationships and a really cute YA love poem!

4. How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski:  This story was super funny and I loved every second of it! Why it made my list of Diverse Favorites: The main character and her family are hispanic. They really embrace their heritage. You can tell by what they say and the things they joke about. 

The Book of Broken HeartsEleanor and Park
5. The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler: Ok, this is a really great book. And I love the synopsis. Why it made my list of Diverse Favorites: It features two families that have a Hispanic heritage. And I really liked them both! 

6. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: I loved the love story in this one. And the unsuspecting plot line made it even better! Why it made my list of Diverse Favorites: Because Park is part Asain and I loved how amazing he was to Eleanor. 

My Life After NowSpeechless
7. My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi: This is a book that all teens should read. It teaches you so much about HIV. Not only does it tell you how to handle it, but it also tells you how to prevent it! Why it made my list of Diverse Favorites: It features two dads instead of the traditional mom and dad household. 

8. Speechless by Hannah Harrington: I iked how this book taught a valuable lesson. Everything isn't your business. And knowing too much about something can definitely land you in trouble. Why it made my list of Diverse Favorites: The huge secret she's harboring is *SPOILER*  an LGBTQ relationship.*END SPOILER*

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)
9. Cinder by Marissa Meyer: This entire series is all over the globe and I love that. And the fact that there's cyborgs and hovercrafts makes it even better. Why it made my list of Diverse Favorites: Cinder is Asain. Cinder is actually set in New Beijing. 

10. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles: This series is basicaly what made me fall in love with contemporary romance. Before reading this I only wanted to read Paranormal Romance, but this one opened my eyes to real life love. Why it made my list of Diverse Favorites: Alex and his brothers are Hispanic. Alex is in a Mexican gang until he meets the one girl that makes him do a 180 degree turn.

What books have you read that feature diversity?! 
What was your Top Ten Topic? 


  1. OOh nice topic choice! All new to me reads except for Cinder!

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    1. You should give them all a try!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. You picked a lot of great books. I love seeing diverse characters. :)

    1. Me too! I'm definitely looking for more diversity!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Really great idea for a list, not something I would have thought of myself.

    I haven't read To All the Boys I've Loved Before but its on my TBR so I'm glad it was a good book. Haven't heard of Great but might just have to add that too haha

    yet again Two Boys Kissing and How My Summer Went Up in Flames are also on my TBR

    I love The Book of Broken Hearts, its actually a new found favourite of mine and Eleanor & Park is also a fantastic book.

    Haven't heard of My Life After Now either but it might be making a trip onto my TBR list soon haha. Speechless however is already on there, just need to get around to reading it .

    Love cinder, and even thought I didn't like Perfect Chemistry all that much, I can fully understand why its on your list.

    Like I said, great list and you now have a new follower via twitter and GFC :)

    My TTT