Friday Favorites: Diverse Books

Once again, we find ourselves on a Friday, and I for one am intensely happy for it. With the powerful combination of a federal holiday and a vacation day, I have managed to set myself up with a 4 day weekend. I am desperately hoping that I can keep myself focused on getting some good reading done AND working to getting my reading nook set up.

But now let’s turn things to our regular Friday shenanigans: FAVORITES! The topic this weeks is Diverse Books. There have been a lot more diverse books blessing our shelves in the recent years, though there is always a need for more. I’m looking forward to finding some good diverse recommendations today!


The Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty – This series, y’all. This. Damn. Series. The world building is amazing and there is so much exploration of racism, oppression, and power. Chakraborty brought me into a world that I knew very little about and journeys like this are one of the reasons why I love reading. I cannot wait to take more journeys through Chakraborty’s writing.




Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa – Yes, so, Shadow of the Fox and it’s sequel are two of my favorite recent YA books. I love, love, love these books! There is a strong focus on Japanese Mythology and it creates such a rich story. I have been a fan of Kagawa and I was immensely happy I started this series of her’s.






Future Favorite Diverse Reads – So…we all know that I have a horrifically high TBR number. And that kinda killed this post (also that fact that I had a long day of training and my brain is mush contributed to the list being short), because some of the more diverse reads that I own are ones that are recent and I haven’t read them yet. Most of these are books I hope to read in the next few months:

  • We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
  • Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
  • Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Nocturna by Maya Motayne
  • The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco (I’m still praying to the book gods for an ARC)

What are some of your favorite diverse reads?


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12 thoughts on “Friday Favorites: Diverse Books

  1. Sabreena

    Doing a little dance over here because The City of Brass is at the “top” of this list!! (I realize it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s “first” but I don’t care!)

  2. Realms of My Mind

    I just read and enjoyed Jade City, which is an Asian-Inspired fantasy crime thriller. SHADOW OF THE FOX has been at the TBR for AGES I keep meaning to get to it. I have to say the cover for the sequel is GORGEOUS.

    1. somethingofthebook

      I just recently got a copy of Jade City so I could finally read it. It’s been on my radar for ages! And I LOVE Shadow of the Fox! I hope you enjoy it if you get a chance to read it. I just read the sequel too and it’s just as good!

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