Top Ten Diverse Books I’m Excited to Read in 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Reading more diversely is my main reading goal for 2017. There are books I own that I want to read, backlist books that I have been meaning to get to for ages, and upcoming releases that promise that the future of YA is a lot more diverse than its past. These are of course not the only diverse books I want to read this year, but a place to start at least.

Books I Own

1. When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore



2. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor



3. If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth



4. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova



Backlist Books I Want to Own

5. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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6. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz



7. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour



Upcoming Releases

8. You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner



9. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon



10. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee



11. Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee and K.E. Ormsbee



12. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas



Have you read any of these? What did you think? Which diverse books do you want to read this year?

11 thoughts on “Top Ten Diverse Books I’m Excited to Read in 2017

  1. I just checked out Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda from my local library, glad to see I’m not the only one who’s trying to get it off the backlist. I’ve got a lot of these on my own list (especially the new releases) & I hope you enjoy all of these when you’re able to get to them! Great list for this week 🙂

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  2. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and Aristotle and Dante Discover the secrets of the Universe are absolutely wonderful and dear to my heart (I’ve even posed reviews on them both). You should definitely give them a read whenever you have the chance!!

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    • Yes! I’ve seen so many rave reviews for both of them that I can’t wait to actually get to experience them myself. I’ve been meaning to read them for so long…If I don’t read them in 2017, it will just be ridiculous at this point.

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