50 Already Released Diverse Books On My TBR

There are so many diverse books releasing this year that I’ve been talking about constantly. I wrote a blog post about 6o of them! But recently, I felt like I’d been neglecting all the amazing diverse books that have already come out. That’s where today’s post comes in.

In this post, I’m going to be making a long list of diverse books that have already released and are on my TBR so you can check them out right away, instead of having to wait months for them to come out.

Since I’ve read a relatively large amount of diverse books (especially popular diverse books), I’m keeping this list to books I haven’t read and are on my TBR in the hope that you’ll discover new books to read as well!

(This post was inspired by this one, and all credit goes to Weezie for this idea!)

I’ve divided the post into three categories: books with LGBTQIAP+ characters, books with POC characters, and books with (physically and mentally) disabled characters. These are not the only types of diversity in YA, but it’s what I’ve organized this post by, as they are some of the most common. Some of the books in this post have multiple facets of diversity, and I’ve tried to mention that!

Without further ado, here are 50 already released diverse books on my TBR.


Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz (also Black, also mental illness)

Juliet Takes A Breath by Gabby Rivera (also Latinx)

Ash by Malinda Lo

Huntress by Malinda Lo

Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee (also Asian American)

Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

Jerkbait by Mia Siegert

Unicorn Tracks by Julia Ember

Tiger’s Watch by Julia Ember

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio

Out On Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler

The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine

Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

Every Day by David Levithan

Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson (also mental illness)

Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler

Proxy by Alex London

More Than This by Patrick Ness

Coffee Boy by Austin Chant


Prom Queen Perfect by Clarisse David

Ms Marvel by G. Willow Wilson / Adrian Alphona

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

The Blazing Star by Imani Josey

Under A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Written In The Stars by Aisha Saeed

The Secret Of A Heart Note by Stacey Lee

Mirror In The Sky by Aditi Khorana

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik

The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (queer too)

Serpentine by Cindy Pon

The Girl Of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Adieh

Disabled (Physically and Mentally)

When We Collided by Emery Lord

Run by Kody Keplinger (also queer)

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

Second Position by Katherine Locke

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis (also POC, also queer)

Paperweight by Meg Haston

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Woo! There you have it: 50 diverse books that have already come out that are on my TBRI hope this list makes reading diversely even easier for you!

Did this list add to your TBR? Which books from this list do I need to read now? What diverse books are on your TBR? Is your TBR filled with more upcoming or more already released diverse books? Have you been reading diversely this year?

Thanks for reading!



27 thoughts on “50 Already Released Diverse Books On My TBR

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  3. There are so many excellent titles on this list! My absolute favorites would be None Of The Above, Made You Up, When We Collided and Paperweight, although there are many more I enjoyed.


  4. Thanks so much for this post!! Both books I’ve read by David Leviathan (Two Boys Kissing and Every Day) were really really good! Another LGBTQIAP+ book you should add to your list is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. It’s probably my favorite book ever!!!


  5. This is such an important post and yuuss many of them are on my TBR too. Personally though I wasnt a fan of Rose and the Dagger (I barely managed to go on with Wrath and Dawn), but Made You Up sounds really good


  6. I’ve read a lot of the ones on your POC list or have them on my TBR! I’ve reviewed Everything I Never Told You, Written In The Stars, The Secret Of A Heart Note, Mirror In The Sky, and Serpentine, on my blog and though I don’t include star ratings in my reviews, they were all in the 4-5 star range for me. Under a Painted Sky was a 5-star read for me, but I need to reread it to write a review for it, lol. 🙂

    Not Your Sidekick was one of my favorite books from 2016! You’ll probably love it. Ash and Huntress are breathtaking, and Ash will be on its way to you soon. 😉

    Right now my TBR is mostly diverse books that are already out, and I’m wondering how I’m going to keep up with new releases while not neglecting the older ones because there are so many diverse books coming out this year. >.>


  7. Ohh, I love your diverse books lists! I read The Cursed Queen a while ago, and I really enjoyed it; hope you love it! I’m definitely trying to read more diversely this year, and I’m already jumping in excitement!


  8. Great list, Ava! I’ve read a fair amount of these, but some of my favorites from this list have been Out on Good Behavior and Not Otherwise Specified. Soooo many more of these are on my TBR, though. And your list definitely gave me more to add, so thanks! 🙂


  9. Every Day and More Than This are two of my favorite books! Every Day is really special to me because of nonbinary rep. You should read it immediately. I would also add Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe to your list! It’s LGBT and the protagonists are Mexican American. =]

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