Ten Diverse Characters In Books

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books That Feature Characters… and the option was down to us! I decided to go for books that featured diverse characters as I’ll all about diverse representation in literature.

As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads!

George- Alex Gino


This is one of my favourite middle grade reads EVER. I think it’s adorable. The voice is just perfect.

None Of The Above- I.W Gregorio

None of the Above

This was an interesting read for me because the author has experience with intersex as a surgeon.

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

One of my favourite books. I couldn’t leave this off the list.

Wonder- R.J. Palacio


Another wonderful middle grade read.

Lies We Tell Ourselves- Robin Talley

Lies We Tell Ourselves

I was blown away by this book!

The Hate U Give- Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give

This is getting all the praise right now and rightfully so.

The Art Of Being Normal- Lisa Williamson

The Art of Being Normal

I had heard a lot of wonderful things about this book. It’s a fantastic read.

The Sun Is Also A Star- Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also a Star


This book was so addictive. It may have instalove in, but I immediately fell in love with it too…

Noughts and Crosses- Malorie Blackman

Noughts & Crosses (Noughts & Crosses, #1)

A wonderful but heartbreaking read.

Bird- Crystal Chan


I think Bird is such a unique read.

What have you put on your list this week? Feel free to leave me a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

40 thoughts on “Ten Diverse Characters In Books

  1. As a fan of “Everything, Everything,” I’m excited to read ‘Star’ (which I’ve heard is the better novel). I’ve also been curious about “Wonder” with all the news about the movie (or at least I think this is the book the upcoming film is based on… :D)

    Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland, Chrissi, as always.

  2. There are so many books on this list I either loved or really want to read. Simon and THUG were two top books for me – I’ve gone on to recommend both far and wide – and Wonder, None of the Above, Lies We Tell Ourselves and The Sun Is Also A Star are ones I’ve heard such great things about! Have you read Becky Albertalli’s new book, The Upside of Unrequited? I have heard it’s wonderful, but after Simon I have to admit I’ve been nervous to pick it up because what if it doesn’t live up to it, and what if it makes me love Simon less??? These are the real problems. Don’t ever tell me being a book nerd is without risk. FRAUGHT WITH PERIL.

  3. I read quite a few of these, but I have to say, how astounding is Wonder. That book and the Julian Chapter touched me in so many ways. The book may be focusing on a little boy with facial malformations, but the lesson applies to anyone who is different from you, as Julian’s grandmother illustrated in his novella.

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