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Top Five Books I Wish Had more Diversity In Them

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I ditched the Top Ten Tuesday for a few weeks because I wasn’t really in my blog mood and I didn’t have much to say but I am back (at least for this week). First of all, thank you to Broke and Bookish for creating this tag and the open theme: this week’s one was completely free a top 10 books we wish had less/more something and since one of my goal of the year is to talk more about diversity and I seize the opportunity with this post. Even if the top will be of 5 books instead of 10, I hope you will enjoy.

  1. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah j. Maas: don’t make me wrong I enjoy and love this book as much everyone else and I actually devour both of ACOTAR and ACOMAF this autumn but let’s talk honestly this serie of books has a HUGE LACK of DIVERSITY in every possible way: race, sexual orientation, disease, EVERYTHING! I would love to read new Sarah Maas books with a recognition of diversity in the world.
  2. Am I normal yet? by Holly Bourne: it’s one of my favorite book in the world and it’s actually the first book that I read about anxiety and it helped me a lot. You can’t say anything about feminism and mental health issues about this book and the trilogy in general but I wouldn’t mind to read more race and sexual orientation diversity in it: we have three female MC who are white and straight.
  3. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. This is my favorite serie in the whole world and I started reading books thanks to this author. I was a kid when I read for the first time this book and we also have to recognize that Harry Potter was a serie written in the 90s and it was already criticized as a Satana’s book for its magic content but reading it in adulthood I cannot not see the lack of diversity in race, sexuality and any form of disease or disability.

     

  4. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater: it’s not a secret that I am not crazy about this serie. I didn’t have a real connection with all the main characters, if not with Ronan who I eternally love but I really like Stiefvater writing. But this book is completely lack of race diversity: we have an Asian character in the end but that’s it; I mean we have FIVE main characters who are all WHITE. All five of them.
  5. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: here’s another author who I really like but whom I have a thousand of issues with this book. I find this book RACIST, I am sorry but it is full of stereotype regards the Asians. LITERALLY FULL OF THEM. The love story is really cute but it’s quite impossible to pass on these.
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One thought on “Top Five Books I Wish Had more Diversity In Them

  1. Completely agree with you! I love The Raven Cycle, but I can totally admit it lacks diversity – especially POC and it isn’t perfect either when it comes to LGBTQ representation – so I hope Stiefvater is going to do better in the future. She is writing a trilogy about Ronan and I’d be very disappointed if she made the same mistakes again!

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