Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is books that celebrate diversity or diverse characters. I’m going to be using this week to talk about some highly anticipated LGBTQ+ reads on my TBR!
10. Aristotle & Dante discover the Secrets of the universe by benjamin alire saenz
9. Lies by girlfriend told me by Julie Anne Peters
After the main character’s girlfriend dies, she founds out that she has been cheating on her their entire relationship. She ends up meeting up with the other girl, and they become close. I’m interested to see how this book handles a tough topic like this.
8. Black Iris by Leah Raeder
7. everything leads to you by nina lacour
6. What we left behind by robin talley
This one isn’t released until September, but I am so excited for it. It features a lesbian couple, who are separated due to going to different colleges. This is rare enough in YA fiction by itself, but on top of that, one of the characters is genderqueer and they become involved with the trans community on their campus. This sounds like an original story, with plenty of diverse characters that I need to read ASAP.
5. fingersmith by sarah waters
4. blue is the warmest color by Julie Maroh
3. Beauty queens by libba bray
2. Fans of the impossible life by kate scelsa
This book is going to be released in September as well. It involves a guy who falling in love with a girl and her gay male best friend. Bisexual love triangle? Yes, please. As soon as I heard about this, I requested it from the HarperCollins and kindly received an ARC. I cannot wait to read this as soon as possible.
1. The song of Achilles by madeline miller
The fact that I haven’t read this is a tragedy. An Iliad retelling, revolving around the epic relationship between Achilles and Patroclus. And it of course ends tragically. Everyone I trust adores it and I cannot wait for it to rip out my heart and stomp on it.
What are some of your favorite diverse reads?