Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme that was created by Aimal at Bookshelves And Paperbacks. The graphics here were created by Aimal. She does a beautiful job. You come up with a book in each different categories:
- A diverse book that has already been released but you have not read
- A diverse book you have read and enjoyed
- A diverse book that has not yet been released
Here is more information on the meme itself and the rules: the announcement post.
History is All You Left Me // Adam Silvera
I have heard that this book is going to make you cry and I am scared to. I don’t want my heart to break again after reading his first book, More Happy Than Not. So I am thinking to hold off reading this till I have a fluffy happy book ready to go for me to heal my heart.
When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.
To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.
If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.
The Sun Is Also a Star // Nicola Yoon
I love this book. It is beautiful. It is touching. It is everything. I would recommend this book to everyone that would ask me: “What book should I read next?”
I would reply: “THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR! THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR!”
I can’t wait to see what Nicola has to bring for her next book. I heard a rumor that she is writing her third. I am excited.
Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.
Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store — for both of us.
The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?
The Upside of Unrequited // Becky Albertalli
After reading Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, I want more of Becky’s writing and it is coming very soon! In fact, it is coming on the 11th of APRIL! I cannot wait! I cannot wait!
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.
Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness — except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.
There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.