Top 10 Tuesday | Ten book recommendations for…

 For anyone unfamiliar with Top 10 Tuesday, it’s a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and The Bookish. To see more posts on this very topic, please go here.

August 15:  Ten book recommendations for ______________: (Skies the limit here…examples: for Hufflepuffs, for fans of Game of Thrones, for people who don’t normally read YA, for animal lovers, for video game lovers, etc.

I wasn’t sure because there were so many ways I can do this list so I thought why not do a Top 10 on diversity! I have read good books so far this year, even with my reading slumps. These books are so good! I will be listing books that I haven’t read as well but based on reviews, they are going to be good when I finally get to them!

I’m adding the reasons why you should read them along with trigger warnings if they have it. Please do let me know if I forget something and I’m more than happy to update this post. 


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The Hate U Give // Angie Thomas 

You need to read this book! It is so important. It has everything. Oreos. Family. Friends. Unity. Everything. Please read this soon. It is relevant to our current situation. One of my top favorite books of the year, hands down. 

TW: racism, police brutality, & gun violence

You’re Welcome, Universe // Whitney Gardner

This book is a quick read. It has some artwork, which is awesome. It features a Deaf Indian Main Character, who went through a lesson that she learned and is flawed. I love that. I hate to read characters that are perfect but this book, top notch! This book also features her moms, whose is also deaf. It features great friendships as well.

Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda // Becky Albertalli

This book is one of my favorite books. It has everything – fluffy, Oreos, Harry Potter, family, and friends. I truly love Simon’s family. I cannot wait for the movie! It is coming out in Spring!

TW: slurs, bullying, and blackmailing

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Six of Crows // Leigh Bardugo

I adore this book. I haven’t finished Crooked Kingdom, and I’m still taking it in. It is currently on hold because I am reading other books for The Reading Quest. Six of Crows brings action, love stories, friendships, and heart-wrenching backstories of the characters. There is also diversity. Kaz needed to use a cane and has PTSD. Jesper is black and bisexual. Inej has to deal with PTSD when she was kidnapped for sex trafficking. I love Nina and her sassy. She isn’t thin, in fact, she’s average just like me. She’s strong and loyal. I adore her. Wylan has a severe form of dyslexia.

TW: there’s a rape backstory, but without explicit details and descriptions of violence

When Dimple Met Rishi // Sandhya Menon

I love this book. I truly need to do a review for this book. It is so fluffy. I learned a lot about the culture in this book. I also learned a bit of Hindi! I love Dimple and Rishi. I love their growth over the book. I can’t wait for the next book in this world. 

TW: ableist language (not called out), person pressured to drink (not called out), and sexist behavior challenge on the page.

Homegoing // Yaa Gyasi

I have not read this book but I have heard so many good things about this book. It is a hard book to read. It is a book that explores the slave trade and the impact that it has down the generations. 

TW: abuse and rape

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Want // Cindy Pon

I did not read this book yet BUT I WANT TO! I have heard so many good things about it. It has all crew of Asians! It is a dystopian Sci-Fi novel with a plot that would have you sitting at the edge of the seat! The COVER! I am in love. 

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue // Mackenzie Lee

This book has an M/M romance which is so cute! The book is so funny, and the author is so good at balancing serious moments along with feel good moments. The main character is bisexual, along with the love interest is biracial with a chronic illness (epilepsy).

TW: abuse, alcoholism, homomisia. bimisia, racism (all challenged on the page).

The Library of Fates // Aditi Khorana

Another book that I have not read as of yet but I am planning on to. It is based on Indian mythology. Do I need to say more? The cover is stunning.



3 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday | Ten book recommendations for…

  1. Satou Johns says:

    You know… I want to watched the movie (Simon’s) but I had such a hard time reading it… I found distracting all those “contemporary” references and allusions… and Simon… I don’t know I did not like it… haha

    Crooked Kingdom…. I want to read it so bad!!! I have heard that the hardcover versions are beautiful!


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