top 5 recommendation | diverse YA contemporaries

Sorry this is only going up at this time of day – I had it scheduled to go up but forgot to write the post in time!! Anywho, this is a brief list of some of my favourite diverse YA contemporaries – my favourite genre!

  1. Radio Silence

    I gotta start this list off with one of the queens of diverse YA contemporary, Alice Oseman. I only read Radio Silence recently but it really is one of the best books I’ve read so far this year.

    “I wonder sometimes whether you’ve exploded already, like a star, and what I’m seeing you is three million years into the past, and you’re not here anyore. How can we be together here, now, when you are so far away. When you are so far ago? I’m shouting so loudly, but you never turn around to see me. Perhaps it is I who have already exploded. Either way, we are going to bring beautiful things into the universe.”

  2. From Twinkle With Love

    This is such a cute romance, I can’t even. Twinkle is a great main character – she’s sweet but flawed like many teenagers are! You can read my full review here.

    “Geeks are smart and talented and passionate. I don’t think that’s a bad thing.”

  3. Paperweight

    This is a dark and emotional book about a girl with an eating disorder. It talks a lot about toxic relationships, both with family and friends, and about recovery, in all of its forms.

    “Promise was like a precious stone, she told me: hypnotising, but after a while the weight of it could sink you.”

  4. Love Hate and Other Filters

    I’m sure nearly all of you have read this book, but I had to include it! Maya is a filmmaker (much like Twinkle!) who deals with crushes, family drama, and Islamaphobia. I thought this was brilliant.

    “These terrorists are the antithesis of Islam. They’re not Muslim. Violence has no place in religion, and the terrorists are responsible for their own crimes, not the religion and not us.”

  5. The Brightsiders

    This book – THIS BOOK. I loved Queens of Geek but I think I might love this even more. Emmy is a bisexual icon and I won’t hear anything different. Unfortunately as this is a new release there aren’t any quotes on goodreads for me to show you! Look for my review coming soon!

Some contemporaries that I want to read include:

  1. American Panda
  2. Skylarks
  3. On the Come Up
  4. When We Collided
  5. Girl Made of Stars

What are some of your favourite diverse YA contemporaries?

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