So today I thought I’d do a post talking about what type of things I like to see more of in books,these are all related to diverse books because while there are some great books out there, there are some things I’d love to see more of.
- More Jewish Characters
I’m Jewish and I really really want to see more books about Jewish characters that aren’t set during the Holocaust. I’d love to see books about non-practising Jews or practising Jews. It would honestly make me so happy to read somebody like me.
2.Diverse Historical Fiction
I love Historical Fiction with a burning passion but it’s pretty white and straight. I’d really love more books like Book of Negroes or The Paying Guests. I am so excited for the Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue and I really hope that more books like it will come out.
3. Diverse ChickLit
I absolutely love Chicklit, and basically Sophie Kinsella is a genius who has me in tears from laughing. I’d love a Sophie Kinsella style book but with lesbians or PoC characters. It would honestly make a chicklit a thousand times better.
4.Cute Diverse Middle Grade
Honestly I would probably die of cuteness if I ever read a LGBT+ Middle Grade novel and while I don’t often read middle grade, I would definitely reach for it more if it had more Diverse Characters.
5.More Anxious Characters
Honestly I’d love to see more character of all different types of mental illnesses but this one is more special to me as I have anxiety.I’ve read some books with anxious characters but none that have really resonated me. I’d just love more books portraying different anxious characters.
6.More Ace/Aro Spectrum Characters
This is probably the area of the LGBT community that has been written about the least. I know there are more books that are being published about this, but I honestly kind of want a million books featuring Ace characters. I mean there are as many asexuals as there are redheads so if virtually every book can have a redhead I think we can have a few aces.
What do you want to see more of? Do you know of any books like these?