Happy Monday, everyone! Even though I participate in giving Monthly Recommendations, I thought I would start my own where every couple weeks I give recommendations for a specific topic. Today I’m doing recommendations for lesser-known diverse books!
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki: Asian rep, mental health rep
This book has such an interesting exploration of suicide and so many other topics. It’s really good, and I highly recommend it.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Nigeria rep, immigrant stories, mental health rep
Americanah is 100% a character-driven story, and the characters are really interesting. I cannot recommend it enough, tbh.
The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon: learning disability, deaf rep
This book explores disabilities when they were looked down on in the US, and it’s heart-breaking but also wonderful.
Hunger by Lan Samantha Chang: Asian rep, immigrant stories
Hunger is one of the most poignant anthologies I’ve ever read. It was so interesting, and I wish everyone would read it.
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi: white-passing story
Boy, Snow, Bird is about white-passing black people, and it’s so interesting. I had some issues with this book, but I still really enjoyed it and thought it was super interesting.
So those are some diverse books I recommend that aren’t well known. Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? Do you have any recommendations for lesser-known diverse books? Let me know!
Thanks for reading! xx