Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (diversity)

This week: Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters (example: features minority/religious minority, socioeconomic diversity, disabled MC, neurotypical character, LGBTQ etc.)
I decided to share a list of ten-ish books I've read this year that are in one way or another diverse.

Link up at The Broke and the Bookish.

Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson, African-American girl’s childhood
Coming Clean, Kimberly Rae Miller, child raised by hoarders
Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, discusses Italian, Indian, and Indonesian cultures 

Girl in the Dark, Anna Lyndsey, discusses psychosomatic condition
Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls, discusses ranching and its environment
Hammer Head, Nina MacLaughlin, a female in a male profession

Life is Short (No Pun Intended), Jennifer Arnold MD & Bill Klein, memoir by Little People
Like a Beggar, Ellen Bass, lesbian poetry
No Ordinary Time, Doris Kearns Goodwin, discusses President Roosevelt's disability

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo, Japanese author
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, Terry Ryan, poor family in the mid-20th Century
Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer, discusses Mormons and their history

We Knew Mary Baker Eddy (vol. 1), Christian Science Publishers, discusses Christian Science



  1. This is such a great diverse list. I have only read Eat Pray Love, which I have to admit I didn't really like. Girl in the Dark, and Brown Girl Dreaming look good. My TTT

    1. I loved Brown Girl Dreaming. It's YA and written in verse, though you don't really notice that. The poems lead one to another flawlessly. I highly recommend it.\!