Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Celebrate Diversity and Diverse Characters


Happy Tuesday everyone!  The theme for this week's Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is Books That Celebrate Diversity and Diverse Characters.  Here we go, in alphabetical order:


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Diary by Sherman Aleixie


Cinder by Marissa Meyer


Doubt by Anne Rae-Vasquez


Kindred by Octavia Butler


Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson


Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson


Trick of the Light by Rob Thurman


Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan


The Young Elites by Marie Lu


Zero World by Jason M. Hough

What do you think of my list?  Do we share any titles?  Any here that you loved or others that you would recommend to me?  All comments are welcome - I love comments and I try to respond to all of them!

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  1. I need to read Snow Crash and Ms. Marvel. You have some excellent choices on your list! A few a didn't think of!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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    1. Snow Crash was so much fun - I hope you enjoy it and Ms. Marvel! Thanks for commenting!

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  2. I need to read Snow Crash and Ms. Marvel. You have some excellent choices on your list! A few a didn't think of!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  3. Great list! I have Kindred on my shelf and I'm planning to read it this year. :)

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    1. Thanks! Kindred is definitely worth the time!

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  4. I read and enjoyed Cinder, I hope to read more books with diverse characters soon. Great list.

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    1. It's seems like YA is the way to go for diverse books. I hope you enjoy it!

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  5. As for me I wanted to add Will Grayson, Will Grayson but I had to make a choice !! I didn't know The Young Elites, I'm definitely checking it out ! (that Ms Marvel cover is so pretty !!)

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    1. It was difficult for me to narrow it down to just ten so I feel you! :)

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  6. I was so close to putting Cinder on my list! I haven't actually heard of a couple of the titles you've chosen, but I'm checking them all out on Goodreads ASAP.

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    1. Cool - I hope you find some that interest you!

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  7. Zero Worlds looks great. I adored snowcrash and also included Cinder on my list. Check out my Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. Zero World was amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Oooh, nice picks! I love all the fantasy ones you have on here.

    C.J.
    Sarcasm & Lemons

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  9. Oooh, nice picks! I love all the fantasy ones you have on here.

    C.J.
    Sarcasm & Lemons

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  10. Your list reminds me that I have made a long ago promise to a friend I would read something by Octavia Butler. I am adding one of her books to my TBR pile right now. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for visiting mine too!

      I hope you enjoy her work - I would love to read more by her.

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  11. Great choices. The Absolutely True Diary made my list, too. I’ve been seeing it on a lot of lists today. It’s a great book.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I noticed the same thing. Thanks for visiting!

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  12. I've got to get my hands on Ms. Marvel. Everywhere I go, I see it. Great list!

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    1. Yes, it's amazing! Thanks for commenting!

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  13. I loved that The Lunar Chronicles is not only an awesome dystopian novel but also celebrates diversity.

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    1. And that it manages to rework fairy tales in such an awesome way! :)

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  14. Wow! thanks for the great list, I actually didn't know that some of these books were diverse one so EXCELLENT choices♥

    Jumana @ Books by Jay

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  15. Ms. Marvel! What a GREAT choice!

    I've been seeing "Kindred" on a lot of lists. Definitely need to consider this one.

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    1. Thanks! Kindred is great - especially if you also like time travel!

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  16. Love your list! We share a couple in common! ^_^ And Zero World sounds interesting. I'm going to add it to my TBR. Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier :)

    Obsessive Compulsive Reader

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    1. I can't express just how awesome Zero World is! Thanks for visiting!

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  17. Oh man! I can't believe I forgot Ms. Marvel on my list! Zero World is my next read and I'm super excited for it! Great list!

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  18. Great list! I've been meaning to read a few on your list such as "Cinder." Thanks for stopping by my TTT :)

    http://adreamfrommyheart.blogspot.com/2015/07/sharing-text-or-ten-books-that.html

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  19. Of these, I've only read Cinder. I've seen Ms. Marvel on a few lists today, and I'm definitely intrigued by that one!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. It's one of my favorite comics out there right now.

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  20. I loved Absolutely True Diary and Cinder! And I can't believe I have yet to read any Octavia Butler or Marie Lu. I will also be looking for Zero World. Thanks for a fun list!

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  21. SOOOOO many people have mentioned Ms Marvel on their list and gah! I want to read it so so bad. *glares at library* Hopefully they get it in one of these days. XD

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    1. I noticed! I'm so glad it's getting plenty of love and I hope you get to enjoy it soon!

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  22. Trick of the Light and Snow Crash look awesome. Will have to do some investigating! I keep meaning to read Young Elite but I've not got round to it yet.

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    1. Young Elites is my favorite by Lu - I actually enjoyed it more than the Legend series. The other are definitely worth the time!

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  23. As far as diverse books go, you have a very diverse list! Great list. I have to check out Miss Marvel and the Absolutely (I can't remember the title! It's too long)

    Jane @ the bookdragon

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    1. Thanks!
      I usually have to look up the name for the same reason...! :)

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  24. Ah I can't believe I forgot about Sherman Alexie! I love that book.

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    1. You can't go wrong with Sherman Alexie! Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. I loved Cinder! I definitely need to continue on with the rest of the series. Great list :)

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    1. You have to! It's so good - I can't wait until the release of Winter! Thanks very much!

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  26. I need to finish the first set of issues of Ms. Marvel. I was buying them individually for a while and stopped (big mistake on my part) but they were so good!

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    1. I was thinking about that until I found out that the library had the volumes. :)

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  27. Cinder is a great choice! I really need to read some of the others soon, especially Will Grayson Will Grayson. Fabulous list!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. Thanks! None of these are to be missed!

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  28. The Young Elites was one I didn't think of and should of added it to my list. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you had a great weekend.

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