Diversity Spotlight Thursday was created by Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks. (The link takes you to her original Diversity Spotlight post, where she talks about her motivation for creating this meme. You should check it out.)
As I was searching for another meme to participate in I was especially drawn to Diversity Spotlight Thursday. I do love the idea of sharing books with a wide range of characters, but it was also because I’m always on the hunt for reading material that showcases people who are different from myself.
The way it works is simple. You select three books to highlight each week, using this format:
- A diverse book you have read and enjoyed
- A diverse book that has already been released but you have not read
- A diverse book that has not yet been released
A Diverse Book I Have Read and Enjoyed
I loved that K.J. Charles writes realistic M/M Historical Romance novels, but it was an extra surprise when she included an Indian man as one of her main characters. I loved it, particularly how Clem feels among his peers and that he sought out a place to submerse himself in Indian culture, despite living in England.
A Diverse Book That Has Already Been Released, but I Have Not Read
My daughter just bought this for herself, and I have to admit this looks really good. I’ll definitely be reading this LGBT story. I’m hoping I really like it.
A Diverse Book that Has Not Been Released
I’m automatically pulled in, by the cover alone. This is just as gorgeous as Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. I can’t wait to get my grubby little hands on this one!