Okay so this time last year I wrote a post about reading diversely. I talked about how in 2016 I read 113 books but only 25 of those were diverse which was about 25% and how I wanted to up the amount of diverse books I read in 2017. Let’s see how 2017 was for reading diversely!!
Okay so in 2017 I’ve read 108 books as of yet and out of those books I read 44 diverse books! That’s 41 percent of the books I’ve read which is definitely better than last year. I can definitely improve the amount of diverse books but this year I made a conscious effort to read more diversely and I really thought about each and every book that I read in terms of representation. I read some really great books and I hope to continue to find more diverse books in 2018. Now I’ll talk about my top five favorite diverse books of 2017.
Damn this book was beautiful and just everything I could ever dream for in a novel and it was so nice to get on the page ace rep. I hope there will be many more books with characters on the asexual spectrum in the coming years because this was amazing and I want more books like it.
THIS BOOOK!!!!!!!!! I can’t believe it took me this long to read it but I’m so glad I did because it is the cutest thing ever. I love simon so much and just everything about this book is perfect. I can’t wait for the movie to come out, I watch the trailer like everyday it’s going to be amazing
2017 seems to be the year where I just read cute books because damn this was adorable!! Like I knew the moment I saw this cover that it would be great and I am so glad I was right. It was wonderful and Dimple and Rishi are total relationship goals
Surprise surprise another cute one!! I read this book at the beginning of the year and don’t remember much about it but I do remember it being adorable as fuck and loving the friendship and romance.
I know I know I’m just as surprised as you are. I never thought that 17 year old Hannah would put a John Green novel on any favorites list but damn this was fucking amazing. The depiction of Asa’s mental illness was phenomenal and very relatable and I just loved everything about this book. I think he’s really growing as a writer and I can’t wait to see what he comes out with next.
Did you read a lot of diverse books in 2017? What were your favorites?