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10 Books That Celebrate Diversity


Diversity is all about variety, and there's plenty of variety to be had. However, in the interest of not running afoul of any State or Federal statutes, I will be making my selections based on neither race nor religion nor sexual orientation nor disability. ;) Just people.

Beastly Bones - Abigail Rook - British detective's assistant with background in archaeology
The Widow of Larkspur Inn - Abigail - widow running her own business and raising three children
Six of Crows - Inej - a former tightrope walker, former enslaved prostitute, and current high climbing thief
A Darker Shade of Magic - Kell - a powerful magician raised by royals who travels between parallel Londons

Silver in the Blood - Dacia - an 1890's New York high society girl with dark family secrets in her Romanian roots and a habit of stringing men along
Hello, I Love You - Jason - a whiny, self-absorbed musician with daddy issues and trouble handling the spotlight
The Dragons of Dorcastle - Alain - a mage who thinks nothing is real and all life is meaningless...although he's slowly changing his mind

Hold Me Like a Breath - Penelope - a sheltered girl who has never experienced more than a shred of independence and falls in love almost instantly
Illusionarium - Jonathan - likes science and chemistry, is protective of his family, has little sense when it comes to dealing with deranged dictators
Uprooted - Dragon - an emotionally constipated, stubborn, anal, grumpy old wizard who fights possessed trees and always follows the recipe

That's it for this round of 10! Thanks for stopping by and check back tomorrow for this week's Updates! In which I went to a festival and stuff. :)


  1. Brilliant! I did something semi-similar with mine, too. In my book, Scandinavians and full-blooded Irish count as diverse! :)

    1. Haha, thanks! It's ironic, but a lot of the factors highlighted when we talk about diversity are the same ones you can't focus on in other situations because it's discrimination (at least in New Jersey). ;)

      I usually think of diversity being a diverse whole, but most conversations surrounding it nowadays exclude certain portions of that whole, or only focus on one characteristic of people (which may or may not "define" them); so I decided to be a non-conformist and completely change the perspective on what can constitute diversity for this list. Glad you liked it! :)

  2. Interesting list! I was actually looking forward to Hello, I Love You but I was put off by the negative reviews I've been seeing. I'd still try it, though. Just not anytime soon. A Darker Shade of Magic is on my TBR, and Beastly Bones looks good! :)

    Julie @ Books and Insomnia

    1. Thank you! Unfortunately, Hello, I Love You was a disappointment for several reasons, but definitely check it out if it sounds good to you. On the other hand, I definitely recommend ADSOM and Beastly Bones! :)