Hi friends and happy Sunday!
In this Best reads of 2020 we are talking about diversity.
It’s such a hyped word these days but we do need diversity in books as life is made of very different people. I just don’t like books that include diversity for the sake of it. I mean, just because it’s hype. It has to make sense and feel genuine.
If I compare stories that I read now with the ones I had when I was a kid (I know, I know, it’s been a loooong time 🤣) we have much more diversity! Instead of the white christian straight hero or heroine I got as a kid or even, as a teenager, we have stories with POC, heroes from all sexual preferences, religion, race etc. And that’s so great because I think being different from each other is so much more interesting!
Some of my best reads this year had:
POC and gay representation like With The Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo.
Cherry on top, the writing was extremely beautiful!
Others featured people with either a handicap, either I’d say some prychological disorder like The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune as the hero suffers from ADHD.
What’s a bonus too, you have gay and bi representation in the book and “laugh out loud” banter!
Another book featuring people of color and non straight sexual preference was Take a Hint Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert!
That book was a hoot to read and the male character was such a cinnamon roll but so HOT too!
My winner today is…
Red, White and Royal Blue!
You have heroes of mixed heritage, straight, bi and gay people in the story too. I absolutely adored how casy McQuiston made all these character mingle organically to create a big colorful found family!
And honestly, Casey’s dedication is the best!
“To every person in search of somewhere to belong who happened to pick up this book, I hope you found a place in here, even if just for a few pages. You are loved. I wrote this for you. Keep fighting, keep making history, keep looking after one another.”
What is your favorite book with diverse character cast read this year?
Thanks for reading!