June 18, 2015

Another Sixteen 2016 Reads

Normally I put a little more time between my fifteen 2015 and sixteen 2016 reads posts. Last time, though, I realized I had so many books I wanted to share that this post needed to come much sooner (and trust me - there will probably be another in August, September, or October).

The topic for this time around? 
These are books with explicitly diverse protagonists, a diverse setting, or diverse authors.

The Factory Girl by Josanne La Valley
Muslim protagonist! The synopsis mentions she's a poet, so I'm hoping the book won't be in verse...

Justice High by Kimberly Reid
Not sure of the protagonist's racial background, but the author is a POC (person of color) so Justice High a diverse read!

Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
Another diverse author! Plus it's a retelling of The Snow Queen, which could be super cool.

Unsinkable Mercy Wong by Stacey Lee
Not only does this one have a Chinese-American author, but the protagonist is Chinese-American. Bonus points since it's historical fiction set during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Crossing the Line by Meghan Rogers
Sounds like it's going to be partially set in North Korea. I'm hoping the protagonist is North Korean as well, although that isn't explicit from the synopsis.

The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye
So I'm not just pimping this book since I'm a part of the Tsar's Guard *coughcough*. It falls into this Sixteen 2016 Reads post because the author is a POC. If that doesn't woo you, The Crown's Game is set in tsarist Russia.

Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs
Sci-fi novel with a Latina protagonist! 

Vicarious by Paula Stokes
It's no secret that I've enjoyed Paula's previous books. So of course this one is probably in the top ten of my most-anticipated list. It features a Korean stunt girl as the protagonist.

Weaving a Net is Better Than Praying for Fish by Ki-Wing Merlin
Crazy long title. But it's about a first-generation Chinese-American girl. Sounds like it could be pretty good.

South by Southeast by Gail Shepherd
Protagonist is part-Vietnamese. The blurb is pretty short, but this book has potential.

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
This is the sequel to The Wrath and the Dawn

Summer Days & Summer Nights by various authors
This is a YA short story collection like My True Love Gave to Me, except they're all summer love stories. I'm definitely seeing a couple diverse authors, so here's hoping there are diverse characters.

Peas & Carrots by Tanita S. Davis
POC author. Protagonist is white, but her foster family is black.

The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash
Another diverse author!

The Reader by Traci Chee
Diverse author, and a possibility for a diverse protagonist (summary doesn't say one way or the other, but you never know!).

Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres
Here's a secret: this one is MG, and all of my Fifteen 2015 and Sixteen 2016 lists have been YA. But this one sounds like it could be good and the protagonist is Mexican-American!

Hope y'all found some new books for your TBR list. Were there already any 2015 or 2016 diverse reads on your radar besides these (or including these)?

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