60 Diverse Books To Look Forward To In 2017

There are so many books I’m looking forward to in 2017, and many of them are diverse.  A lot of my followers on here and on Twitter ask me for diverse recommendations, so today’s post is going to be a list of diverse books releasing in 2017! This list of 60 is surprisingly large, and I’m sure there are books I missed. I hope this list makes your TBR happy, although I apologize to your wallets!

The books are organized by their release date. If you click on the title of the book, it will take you to the book’s Goodreads page. The books with no image of the cover do not have covers yet.

28684363The Cursed Queen (The Impostor Queen #2) by Sarah Fine

Release date: January 3rd

Diversity factor: Queer protagonist.


28101540Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

Release date: January 3rd

Diversity factor: Protagonist with OCD and agoraphobia.


30197201A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

Release date: January 12th

Diversity factor: Main character with selective mutism and deaf love interest.


25014114History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Release date: January 17th

Diversity factor: Queer male main character with OCD.


30037870Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Release date: January 24th

Diversity factor: Black protagonist.


30279514Dreadnought by April Daniels

Release date: January 24th

Diversity factor: Lesbian, transgender main character.


30720860Ida by Alison Evans

Release date: January

Diversity factor: Bisexual main character, non-binary love interest.


22082082Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

Release date: January 31st

Diversity factor: Bisexual main character.


30269126Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

Release date: February 7th

Diversity factor: Unknown, but it is for sure about diverse characters.


30256109American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Release date: February 14th

Diversity factor: Haitian immigrant protagonist.


28243032We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Release date: February 14th

Diversity factor: Queer protagonist.


29939230A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

Release date: February 21st

Diversity factor: Bisexual main character, genderfluid main character (confirmed off-page)


26594801The Education Of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

Release date: February 21st

Diversity factor: Protagonist of color.


32075671The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Release date: February 28th

Diversity factor: Black protagonist, book based off Black Lives Matter movement.


30653880The Ship Beyond Time (The Girl From Everywhere #2) by Heidi Heilig

Release date: February 28th

Diversity factor: Biracial main character + POC and queer characters.


31019571Ten Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac

Release date: February 28th

Diversity factor: Queer protagonist with severe anxiety.


30649795Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Release date: March 7th

Diversity factor: Protagonist with anxiety and panic attacks.


23447923The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Release date: March 7th

Diversity factor: All Mexican-American main characters except white protagonist.



You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

Release date: March 7th

Diversity factor: Deaf, Indian main character.


30653713Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Release date: March 14th

Diversity factor: Hearing-impaired and POC (Japanese and Filipino) main characters.


28245707Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Release date: March 14th

Diversity factor: Queer WOC main character, main character on the autism-spectrum.

A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen #2) by Roshani Chokshi


Release date: March 28th

Diversity factor: Indian-inspired fantasy.



29346880The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi

Release date: March 28th

Diversity factor: Mostly Muslim cast, including hijabi girls.


30653843Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Release date: March 28th

Diversity factor: Mixed-race and bisexual protagonist, demisexual representation.


30842388Get It Together, Delilah by Erin Gough

Release date: April 4th

Diversity factor: Queer protagonist.


30653853The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Release date: April 11th

Diversity factor: Fat, Jewish protagonist, queer and POC representation.


26219455The Edge of the Abyss (The Abyss Surrounds Us #2) by Emily Skrustkie

Release date: April 18th

Diversity factor: Queer protagonist of color.



Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski

Release date: April 18th

Diversity factor: Two queer protagonists.


27391973North of Happy by Adi Alsaid

Release date: April 25th

Diversity factor: Mexican-American protagonist.


32620417Shattered by Lee Winter

Release date: April

Diversity factor: Queer and POC main characters, lesbian possible love interest.


30312860Always And Forever, Lara Jean (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han

Release date: May 2nd

Diversity factor: Biracial protagonist (half Korean).

How To Make A Wish by Ashley Herring Blake


Release date: May 2nd

Diversity factor: Bisexual protagonist and black love interest.




Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

Release date: May 2nd

Diversity factor: Queer Chinese protagonist.



It’s Not Like It’s A Secret by Misa Sugiura

Release date: May 9th

Diversity factor: Queer Asian American girl protagonist, queer Latina love interest.




Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

Release date: May 9th

Diversity factor: Queer protagonist.

23308087Flame In The Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Release date: May 16th

Diversity factor: Set in Feudal Japan.


31145148The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

Release date: May 16th

Diversity factor: Queer protagonists.


31145133I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

Release date: May 30th

Diversity factor: Asian protagonist.


28458598When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Release date: May 30th

Diversity factor: Indian American main characters.


The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember

Release date: May 2017

Diversity factor: Queer protagonist.

28926581Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno

Release date: June 6th

Diversity factor: Protagonist with anxiety.


29414576Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

Release date: June 6th

Diversity factor: Romantic asexual protagonist.


Saints, Misfits, Monsters, and Mayhem by S. K. Ali

Release date: June 13th

Diversity factor: POC protagonist.

29387853Want by Cindy Pon

Release date: June 13th

Diversity factor: POC lead.


29283884The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Release date: June 20th

Diversity factor: Queer protagonist and love interest.


32766747The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana

Release date: July 18th

Diversity factor: Indian-inspired fantasy.


25062038Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

Release date: August 8th

Diversity factor: Queer protagonist with brother diagnosed as bipolar.


28489382The Tiger’s Watch by Julia Ember

Release date: August

Diversity factor: Genderfluid protagonist.


Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

Release date: September 5th

Diversity factor: Genderfluid main character.

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Release date: September 5th

Diversity factor: Probably queer representation, if I know Adam at all.

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Release date: September 26th

Diversity factor: Protagonist of color.

27 Hours by Tristina Wright

Release date: October 3rd

Diversity factor: All LGBTQIAP+ cast-including trans, bisexual,  and asexual representation-a deaf main character, and POC representation.

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Release date: October 17th

Diversity factor: Black protagonist.

Mirage by Somaiya Daud

Release date: November 6th

Diversity factor: Moroccan-inspired fantasy with POC lead.

The Amaterasu Project by Axie Oh

Release date: 2017

Diversity factor: Korean protagonist.

Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski

Release date: 2017

Diversity factor: Indian-American protagonist.

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

Release date2017

Diversity factor: Asian-inspired fantasy + (I’m suspecting) POC protagonist.

Like Water by Rebecca Podos

Release date: 2017

Diversity factor: Queer protagonist.

Love Sugar Magic by Anna Meriano

Release date: 2017

Diversity factor: Mexican protagonist.

29385546Warcross by Marie Lu

Release date: 2017

Diversity factor: Mainly POC cast.


Do you have any diverse books either from this list, or not from the list, that you’re excited for? Which are a few you need NOW? Are there any books I missed? Let me know, and I can add them! If there are any additions or corrections to the books I mentioned, please let me know that too. Do you plan on reading more diversely in 2017? What books are on your TBR?

Happy reading!


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