Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Top Ten Books That Contain Diverse Characters

TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

A bit of a shameful confession: I have come to discover I haven't read that many novels that celebrate diversity. In fact, upon finding out the topic, I was almost tempted not to do this meme this week. And even as I type out this post, I don't think I have fully grasped exactly what "diversity" in novels really mean. Is it about having a main character who is not white and well-off? Is it about discussing topics such as racism and war? Is it about all of the above?

I'm still not sure what the correct answer is but I thought I'll give this week's meme my best try. Apologies if my interpretation of this topic is wrong. So, in no particular order...

1. The Young Elites by Marie Lu
2. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
3. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
4. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
5. The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
6. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
7. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
8. My True Love Gave To Me anthology by Stephanie Perkins et al
9. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
10. [And one on my TBR list] Life of Pi by Yann Martel


  1. I don't think that you can interpret Diversity wrong. I made my list also more about different stories and characters then about a specific characteristic or orientation. :)
    I saw To all the boys i loved before on a few lists today, so i really should look into that book.
    And i love Silver Linings Playbook when i read it a while ago.
    Great list :)

  2. We share Cinder and The Young Elites! I easily could have added anything by Rick Riordan to mine. :)

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

  3. I think that diversity can mean many things - your list looks good to me!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  4. Haven't heard of The Book of Broken Hearts, but also included Cinder in my list of books. Awesome Post Check out my Top Ten Tuesday

  5. Great choices for diversity, they all work! I loved E&P, Cinder, Broken Hearts and Life of Pie. My TTT

  6. I love the Percy Jackson books! I think they are so clever. And I'm hoping to read To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Life of Pi soon.

    Check out my TTT: https://greenishbookshelf.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/top-10-tuesday-celebrating-diversitydiverse-characters/

    1. Also I nominated you for the sisterhood of world blogger award here :) : https://greenishbookshelf.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/sisterhood-of-world-bloggers-award/

  7. I've only read Eleanor and Park on your list but want to check out the others on your list. I think you interpreted it right :) Thanks for stopping by my TTT at http://adreamfrommyheart.blogspot.com/2015/07/sharing-text-or-ten-books-that.html

  8. I think you did a great job with your list! I didn't even think of Life of Pi! That's a great choice!

  9. I totally agree- diversity itself is diverse, and can mean a lot of different things! Your list is wonderful! Cinder and To All the Boys are excellent choices (that I personally loved!) Thanks for sharing these!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight