Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and feature lists related to all things bookish–characters, authors, titles, and favorites. They’re an excellent way to find new interesting books on a variety of topics, and to find bloggers that love the books you do.

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July 21: Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters (example: features minority/religious minority, socioeconomic diversity, disabled MC,  neurotypical character, LGBTQ etc etc.)


1. Moon Called; Patricia Briggs. A great story about a coyote shape-shifter in a world of werewolves and vampires.

santa olivia

2. Santa Olivia; Jacqueline Carey. A different kind of werewolf, and one determined girl, out to save her love.

three parts dead

3. Three Parts Dead; Max Gladstone. All they have to do is resurrect a dead god. Simple, right?

will grayson

4. Will Grayson, Will Grayson; John Green. Two very different teens named Will Grayson meet, and it changes both their lives.

curious incident

5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time; Mark Haddon. A beautifully told story that is about more than the mystery of what happened to the dog.

darkness light fire

6. Of Darkness, Light, and Fire; Tanya Huff. Two books, one about saving a kingdom from a volcano, and another about saving the world.

by the sword

7. Heralds of Valdemar series; Mercedes Lackey. People who partner with telepathic horses that aren’t really horses, nomads on the plains, enormous birds of prey in the forests… this world has it all.

everything leads

8. Everything Leads to You; Nina LaCour. Not just a love story, a story about self-discovery.


9. Cinder; Marissa Meyer. Cyborg Cinderella, and a scary Lunar Queen.

monstrous regiment

10. Monstrous Regiment; Terry Pratchett. A young girl dresses up as a boy to join the army and find her brother. It turns out she isn’t the only one to have that idea…




About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

8 responses »

  1. Marcia says:

    Love the Patricia Briggs series, and every couple in it. A few of these are on my Wish List, but I haven’t read them, yet. As always, your Tuesday posts are terrific!

  2. Great choices here! I absolutely love The Curious Incident! My TTT

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