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 TBR. I 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!