diversity spotlight thursday

Created by Aimal, you can check out the rules here. Basically, every week you list:

  1. A diverse book you have read and enjoyed
  2. A diverse book that has already been released but you have not read
  3. A diverse book that has not yet been released

If you check out my Diversity Spotlight Thursday tag on the right, you can see my other Diversity Spotlight Thursdays! Today, in celebration of the Mental Health Book Bingo, we’re talking about mental health!

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This was a tough choice, but I decided to feature The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness.

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What if you aren’t the Chosen One?

The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions…

This is one of my favourite mental health reads, simply because that isn’t the focus of the novel. The characters just happen to go to therapy and have mental illnesses, in a world that is being turned upside down…

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The Space Between by Meg Grehan is on my TBR for the Mental Health Book Bingo!

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It’s New Year’s Eve, and Beth plans to spend a whole year alone, in her snug, safe house. But she has reckoned without floppy-eared, tail-wagging Mouse, who comes nosing to her window. Followed shortly by his owner, Alice. As Beth’s year of solitude rolls out, Alice gently steals her way first into Beth’s house and later into her heart. And by the time New Year’s Eve comes round again – who knows?

A tender and delicate love story in verse, The Space Between is a tale of how warmth, support and friendship can overcome mental anguish.

Apparently this is a really sweet YA book, and after all the hard-hitting books I’ve been reading recently, I’m in the mood for a bit of fluff.

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Well, it’s not soon, but there’s an anthology coming out called (Don’t) Call Me Crazy which will feature authors such as Adam Silvera, Victoria Schwab, and Meredith Russo. From the sounds of it, this is going to be a great collection, and I can’t wait to hear more about it!

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