The Diverse Books Tag

Happy Monday! (ughh that feels wrong to say- is anyone ever happy it’s Monday?)

After all the lovely conversations I had yesterday- thank you for that! – I really wanted to continue the conversation and talk more about diverse books. Plus- tis the season to do overdue tags!

Thanks so much to the awesome Codie for tagging me for this one!!

RULES

The Diverse Books Tag is a bit like a scavenger hunt. I will task you to find a book that fits a specific criteria and you will have to show us a book you have read or want to read. If you can’t think of a book that fits the specific category, then I encourage you to go look for one. A quick Google search will provide you with many books that will fit the bill. (Also, Goodreads lists are your friends.) Find one you are genuinely interested in reading and move on to the next category.

THE QUESTIONS.

1. Find a book starring a lesbian character.

I’ve wanted to read this for ages!

oranges-are-not-the-only-fruit

2. Find a book with a Muslim protagonist.

It has to be A Thousand Splendid Suns– it may be a cliché at this point, but it’s one of my favourite books- the list wouldn’t be complete without it!

a thousand splendid suns

3. Find a book set in Latin America.

This didn’t really do it for me, but I could appreciate the dense prose and liked the characters in this one

love-in-a-time-of-cholera

4. Find a book about a person with a disability.

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5. Find a science-fiction or fantasy book with a POC (person of colour) protagonist.

I need to read this:

labyrinth-lost

6. Find a book set in/about any country in Africa.

Have you read this? Have you? If you haven’t- what are you doing with your life? It was one of those books I just loved at uni and it also happens to be one of the most ground-breaking modern African novels… moral of the story: read it!

things fall apart

7. Find a book written by an Indigenous or Native author.

This is the only one on the list I had to hunt for- but I’m glad that I did cos I found something awesome to add to my tbr

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8. Find a book set in South Asia (Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka etc).

midnights-children

9. Find a book with a biracial protagonist.

everything everything

10. Find a book starring a transgender character or about transgender issues.

I want to go with a bit of a curveball here and say Poison Study– it may be a bit of an unusual answer, but you *should* know what I mean if you’ve read it

Poison-Study-new-UK

 Gonna tag some of my newer followers:

Bookstooge

Annmarie McQueen

Meadow of Roses

Geronimo reads

Feel free to ignore!

And to everyone else- I’m looking for your fave diverse book recommendations- hit me up people!