This week's Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is:Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity and Diverse Characters. I often don't really notice if I'm reading a "diverse" book. Unless it's specifically about the struggles of a marginalized person or group of people being marginalized, it's just, you know, a book. But there are a few that come to mind - both favourites I've already read and some I'm really looking forward to reading.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson - David Levithan and John Green
Underground to Canada - Barbara Smucker
A Little Life -  Hanya Yanagihara

She Is Not Invisible - Marcus Sedgwick
Tales of the City - Armistead Maupin

Before Night Falls - Reinaldo Arenas
Dance Me Outside - W.P. Kinsella

And a few I'm looking forward to reading:

The Book of Unknown Americans - Cristina Henriquez

This is really just a tiny sliver of the amazing world of diverse books easily available to anyone lucky enough to possess a library card. I can think of so many more diverse books and authors as I type - Isabel Allende, Toni Morrison, Ivan E. Coyote, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Claudia Rankine, Sabrina Ramnanan, Celeste Ng.... the list goes on and on. And I don't even consider myself to be someone who reads diversely enough. There's a whole wide world out there to be discovered! So over to you - which books were on your list of diverse authors and characters this week?


  1. You and I have three of the same books. I actually felt like I don't read enough books about diversity. I am taking notes tonight for more suggestions.
    Anne's Top Ten

  2. I keep seeing Will Grayson, Will Grayson around. I've had a copy for a while, but I'm yet to check it out. Perhaps I should! :-) Great list! My TTT!

  3. 'Will Grayson, Will Grayson' almost made my list too, though sadly I didn't really enjoy the book itself I'm afraid!

    Check out my Top Ten Tuesday list!

    Also, please take the time to see what I posted last week!

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

  4. I loved Part Time Indian. Hope you like it.

  5. I love, love, love your list. It's about diversity and it was diverse, too!

    My TTT

  6. We share Levithan & Green as well as Alexie - great picks!

    Check out my TTT and my leg of the Forsworn Blog Tour.

  7. Before Night Falls I haven't heard of and definitely want to check out. Awesome Post Check out my Top Ten Tuesday


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