Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly themed post hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week features a different theme/prompt for which you come up with a list of 10 books. This week is a freebie week so I decided to focus on diverse books releasing this year that I’m looking forward to. I know I’ve talked a lot about 2017 releases and about diverse books on my TBR, so I’m going to try not to be too repetitive here.
I know I’ve mentioned this book a hundred thousand times, but I couldn’t leave it out. This is the book I’m most excited for this year and I can’t believe it’s just over a month away from releasing!
If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you might remember me reading and absolutely loving Dumplin’ over the summer. When I heard Julie Murphy was releasing a new book, I got really excited and then I got even more excited when I heard the main character was bisexual. May can’t come fast enough.
This sounds like a really cute rom-com. It’s about two teens whose parents have arranged a marriage for them but only one of them knows. It sounds like an incredibly cute story and I’m totally loving that the two main characters are Indian Americans.
This is about a teen who immigrates from Haiti to the U.S. with her mom but her mom gets detained and she’s left to figure out how to navigate America pretty much on her own. I’ve seen some very good reviews for this so far and I’m hoping I’ll get a chance to read it soon.
I first heard about this from Naz at Read Diverse Books and I feel like ever since then, I’ve seen it all over the place. This sounds really good and I remember reading in Naz’s review that family plays a big role which I love.
I don’t even know where to start with this one. This features a deaf protagonist of color (I believe she’s Indian) and I’ve seen so many good things about this book. It comes out in early March but honestly, the wait is still too long!
I’ve been following Ashley on Twitter for a long time and have been so excited to see her publish her debut (which I finally bought!) and to announce a second book. How To Make A Wish has a bisexual main character and I think the love interest is black, too. I’m so here for bisexual characters. Hopefully, I’ll get to this sooner than I got to Ashley’s debut (which I still haven’t actually gotten to…).
I honestly wasn’t that excited about this book at first, but then I found out that this takes the love triangle trope and twists it by having the two guys fall in love. I think we can all see why I want to read this book, yeah? hahaha
This is about a girl who’s video goes viral online and then stuff happens (very specific, right?). Anyway, the reason why I’m really excited for this is that the main character is asexual and it’s explicitly stated right in the blurb. I’ve never read a book with any asexual characters, much less a main character so I’m ridiculously excited.
I want to read this so badly. This is a debut novel examining race relations in America after the main character is arrested (and released) which, as a black teen, is obviously a terrifying experience. This book is sure to be a fantastic and incredibly important read.