Diverse Reads!!!! ~ A List! (YASSSS A LIST!)

* books are in more than one category!

People of Color

  1. 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
  2. A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry
  3. Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian, The by Sherman Alexie
  4. Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime by Mizuki Nomura, (translated by Karen McGillicuddy)
  5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  6. Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
  7. Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  8. Mirage by Tracy Clark
  9. Miss Marvel by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona
  10. Nora and Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor 
  11. Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
  12. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  13. Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler
  14. Star-Touched Queen, The by Roshani Chokshi
  15. Steep and Thorny Way, The by Cat Winters
  16. Summer of Chasing Mermaids, The by Sara Ockler
  17. Thousandth Floor, The by Katherine McGee *
  18. Under A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
  19. Vicarious by Paula Stokes


  1. The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie
  2. Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
  3. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sanez
  4. As I Descended by Robin Talley 
  5. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  6. Every Day be David Levithan
  7. Far From You by Tess Sharpe
  8. First Kisses and Other Misfortunes by Kimberley Karalius
  9. Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Huntchinson and Christine Larsen
  10. Half Bad by Sally Green
  11. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
  12. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
  13. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  14. Of Fire and Stars by Aurdrey Coulthurst
  15. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  16. Tiger’s Watch by Julia Ember
  17. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
  18. Thousandth Floor, The by Katherine McGee *
  19. Unicorn Tracks by Julia Ember

Mental Illness/Disability/Other Related Topics

  1. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
  2. Fault in Our Stars, The by John Green
  3. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  4. Half Life of Molly Pierce, The by Katrina Leno
  5. How I Fall by Anne Eliot
  6. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
  7. Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant
  8. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
  9. Painless by S. A. Harazin
  10. Paperweight by Meg Haston
  11. Program The by Suzanne Collins
  12. Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan
  13. Schizo by Nic Sheff
  14. Silver Linings Playbook, The by Matthew Quick
  15. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Video Games w/ Diversity!!!!

  1. Beyond Two Souls (Grab a box of tissues, you’ll need it)
  2. Final Fantasy X, X-2, XIII, XIII-2, Lightning Returns…I could keep going…
  3. Horizon Zero Dawn (YASSSS SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE!)
  4. Mass Effect
  5. Mirrors Edge (Super fun!)
  6. Remember Me
  7. Skyrim
  8. Tomb Raider

HELP US ADD MORE! Please help us make this list the best it can be :)!


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