Top Ten Tuesday: Recently Added Diversity Reads

Posted June 6, 2017 by Lyn Kaye in Lyn, Top Ten Tuesday / 4 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday

THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: 10 Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List

This week, the theme asked us to pick a genre for books we have added recently to our piles of novels. But I’m horrible at directions, and decided to bend the requirements a bit and showcase the recent diverse adds I have on my reading list.


City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson: Recommended to me by Sierra, this story centered around a refugee from the Congo sounded like the perfect book for my reading list! That cover is beautiful as well.

Want by Cindy Pon: COVER LUST! I really enjoy a story that centers around pollution and the long term effects, and this story has it. Plus, I want to see more diversity in sci-fi.

A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison: Birthday gift from Kara!! I’ve wanted this book since I read the synopsis. I have some high expectations for this story. I just hope to be able to push past all the heartbreak.

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson: Tiffany is awesome and you should read her books. Also, I’m ecstatic to see some racially charged books get the spotlight.

Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson: OMG that cover! The description of the book is nothing short of beautiful. I’m so happy I came across this one. Middle Grade is starting to get an edge over YA.

Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham: “Meet Scarlett, a smart, sarcastic, kick-butt, Muslim American heroine…” – sold. And that cover is adorable.

Nightingale’s Nest by Nikki Loftin: I bought it because of the cover. It reminded me of a certain scene in The Hunger Games, and I had to have this novel.

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy: Because blue haired girl-loving female MCs are just what I want to read about right now.

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco: This book is a bag of mixed reviews, but I just really had to buy it because of the cover (sorrynotsorry).

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr: Hooray Target Special Edition books! Also, hooray for more mental illness related books!

4 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Recently Added Diversity Reads

  1. The Bone Witch and Allegedly were two very good books in my opinion.

    I’ve been seeing Want more and more lately, so I might add that and give it a try. I wasn’t sure about City of Saints & Thieves until I borrowed it from the library to check out a couple pages. The summary didn’t thrill me, but the writing convinced me to at least try it. ☺

  2. I just started A Walk Across the Sun- I’m worried about the heartbreak, too! :/
    Great list!
    If you want diversity in scifi, I recommen reading Leviathan Wakes (and then the rest of the Expanse series) and The Left Hand of Darkness. YA scifi may be lacking in diversity, but adult scifi is often not. Which is odd, now that I think about it…
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  3. I recently bought Allegedly on my Kindle. For Read-O-Rama I’ll read that or Binti for the #ownvoices challenge. City of Saints and Thieves, Bone Witch and Scarlett Undercover are on my TBR. I have so many books on my TBR!!
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