This is a new meme that I found a couple weeks back – and well. It just screams my name!
- A diverse book you have read and enjoyed
- A diverse book that has already been released but you have not read
- A diverse book that has not yet been released
This might be a little bit cheeky, seeing as I am currently reading The Sellout, but hey! It counts. I’m sure you’ve all heard of this, as it won the 2016 Man Booker Prize. I have to say, I am thoroughly enjoying it. Bitingly funny, Beatty holds nothing back in his examination of modern black America. Although I only read one other Man Booker nominee (Hot Milk), I 100% understand why this won.
Do feminist books count as diverse books? From my understanding, Girls Will Be Girls talks quite a lot about gender identity and the ridiculousness of gender binaries, so I thought it might be worth including. Hopefully it will be an intersectional feminist text anyway (otherwise, in my mind, it isn’t really a feminist text at all.) Anyway, this looks like an interesting read that tackles important subjects in an amusing light.
Ok, so I haven’t strictly speaking read Adam Silvera’s first book (More Happy Than Not). However it is firmly on my Christmas list, even though I know it will break me. To me, though, this seems even better. A YA novel that not only has gay main characters, but also one with OCD – I mean, what more could I ask for? History is All You Left Me will be released in January, 2017.
I might make this a weekly tag – what do you think?