Diversity Spotlight Thursday – 1st September


So, I’m back for another Diversity Spotlight Thursday!
The main point is to share books that are diverse and also from diverse authors. I myself don’t read many diverse books but I am trying to read more! So please if you did this meme comment so I can see what you recommend! All you have to do for this meme is share a book for each of the three categories! For the full announcement please check out Aimal’s post.

Let’s get started




Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

I rated this book a 3, I did really enjoy it, it just wasn’t for me. I love action filled books and this was a bit slow for my liking, but I did enjoy it.

I have a review for this book on my blog, you can find it here.

Goodreads Synopsis:
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.




Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

I really enjoyed Nina LaCours and David Levithan’s You Know Me Well so I want to read more from both of these Authors!

Goodreads Synopsis:
A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.

Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.




The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

I want to read some diverse books that are based on culture, not just LGBT. So when I saw this I thought I would definitely have to check it out.

This book is set to release October 4th 2016.

Goodreads Synopsis:
Charles Wang is mad at America. A brash, lovable immigrant businessman who built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune, he’s just been ruined by the financial crisis. Now all Charles wants is to get his kids safely stowed away so that he can go to China and attempt to reclaim his family’s ancestral lands—and his pride.

Charles pulls Andrew, his aspiring comedian son, and Grace, his style-obsessed daughter, out of schools he can no longer afford. Together with their stepmother, Barbra, they embark on a cross-country road trip from their foreclosed Bel-Air home to the upstate New York hideout of the eldest daughter, disgraced art world it-girl Saina. But with his son waylaid by a temptress in New Orleans, his wife ready to defect for a set of 1,000-thread-count sheets, and an epic smash-up in North Carolina, Charles may have to choose between the old world and the new, between keeping his family intact and finally fulfilling his dream of starting anew in China.

Outrageously funny and full of charm, The Wangs vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America—and how going from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings one family together in a way money never could.

Let me know if you have read any of these books or if they are on your TBR!


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