Hi Book Lovers!
Somehow the week of #DiverseAThon has come and gone and it is time to wrap up the reading I did during this Read-A-Thon. I was lucky enough to be following the wonderful ladies that created this celebration of diverse books, so as soon as I saw their posts I immediately knew it was going to be EPIC, and it was! During this Read-A-Thon I definitely saw the reading community join together to celebrate this diversity and the google document has so many amazing diverse reads that I ran my eyes over to encourage myself to ensure I read diverse books! If you would like to have a look through the DiverseAThon Book Recommendations Google Document, please click the link attached, there are over 500 amazing books to choose from!
I would like to a big thank you to the amazing hosts of the #DiverseAThon Christina Marie, Joce, Monica, and Whitney! They really did bring the community together and expand the discussion of diversity and hopefully a change will be made for the better!
Now without anymore delay, let’s wrap this up! I read two books during the week long #DiverseAThon and below are my reads!
Read 1 – Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Holy! Maggie Stiefvater has done it again with an amazing third book to The Raven Cycle! Blue Lily, Lily Blue is a captivating story and you can’t help but be in love with the characters. Maggie Stiefvater makes you feel at home with the story bringing the characters back together and taking you along for a gripping ride. This series is a must read.
I rated Blue Lily, Lily Blue a 4.5/5 stars during this read-a-thon. I think the concept of many people from different backgrounds coming together and adventuring together is beautiful and I would definitely consider this book diverse. There are certain elements that relate to gay/bisexual relationships, and I don’t know about anyone else but it gives me all the feels!
If you would like to read more about my spoilery thoughts, click to check out My Review of Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater.
Read 2 – Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Everything, Everything is a debut novel, that feels like it’s written by a seasoned YA contemporary writer. Everything, Everything was an beautiful easy read, with love, laughter and unexpected twists! Following the main female protagonist who is so diverse being African American and Japanese, it’s so easy to fall in love with the characters Nicola has created!
I rated Everything, Everything 4/5 stars during this read-a-thon. It was a beautiful debut novel by a diverse author, that focused on subjects that were real and relatable. There are other diverse elements touched on during this book, however to avoid spoilers I will leave it at that! Amazing read, and I can’t wait to pick up Nicola’s new release coming out in November.
If you would like to read more about my spoilery thoughts, click to check out My Review of Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.
That is all I was able to read during this read-a-thon! Luckily for me there was no reading challenge, the goal was just to celebrate diversity in literature and I can’t wait to delve into more of the books on the Diverse Recommendations page!
Thank you so much for reading, and let me know in the comments below whether you participaited in the #DiverseAThon and what you read! Or if you didn’t, feel free to recommend any diverse books that have read in the past and loved!