Monday, January 30, 2017

Intro to The Infinite Variants of YA + List of Diverse Fic Books that Came Out in Jan 2017

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These past couple of months have been stressful and heartbreaking. My friend Nick (Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist) have been working on a project for a while as a way of combatting the awfulness of the world through books. I know it won’t make a major difference but what we want to do through this project is boost diverse books and diverse voices. We want to promote not just upcoming diverse books, but also backlist diverse books (because they shouldn’t be forgotten about once they are out.) Our goal is that over the course of the year, we get you guys excited about the many diverse books coming out, the ones that are already out and help support the wonderful authors writing these books. We plan on spotlighting diverse authors once a month on both of our blogs and help you guys get to know them and their books a little better! One of us will have a post with an author with a book coming out that month and another one of us will have a post with an author of a book that has been out for some time.We already have so many amazing authors lined up and hopefully you guys will decide to check the posts out! We are also planning on doing a round up at the end of each month with a list of diverse books that came out that month to get you guys buying some more amazing books!

Diverse Books Out Jan 2017

Let me know if any of these have bad rep or if there are other Jan 2017 books that I missed. We want this list to be as complete and accurate as possible while also making sure it doesn’t feature any books with bad rep. We will also be pointing out the books we know for sure are #ownvoices.

1. The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine (**linked to my review of the book**)

Release Date: Jan 3rd

Goodreads | Buy

Bi MC with a female love interest. 100/10 would recommend. READ BOOK 1 FIRST.

 

2. Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

Release Date: Jan 3rd

Goodreads | Buy

#ownvoices mental health (OCD)

 

3. Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Release Date: Jan 3rd

Goodreads | Buy

#ownvoices latinx mc

 

4. Flying Lessons and Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh

Release Date: Jan 3rd

Goodreads | Buy

#ownvoices anthology + all proceeds go to WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS organization.

 

5. Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson

Release Date: Jan 3rd

Goodreads | Buy

Biracial MC

 

6. Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson

Release Date: Jan 3rd

Goodreads | Buy

Middle Grade #ownvoices with an African-American MC

 

7. God Smites and Other Muslim Girl Problems by Ishara Deen

Release Date: Jan 15th

Goodreads | Buy

#ownvoices with Muslim MC

 

8. History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Release Date: Jan 17th

Goodreads | Buy

#ownvoices with gay & bi main characters

 

9. The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt

Release Date: Jan 17th

Goodreads | Buy

Has a Latinx character + immigration story.

 

10. Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres

Release Date: Jan 17th

Goodreads | Buy

Middle Grade #ownvoices with Latinx MC

 

11. Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen

Release Date: Jan 24th

Goodreads | Buy

Anthology with works by diverse authors

 

12. Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson

Release Date: Jan 24th

Goodreads | Buy

#ownvoices with a black MC.

 

13. City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

Release Date: Jan 24th

Goodreads | Buy

Black MC + takes place in Kenya

 

14. The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

Release Date: Jan 24th

Goodreads | Buy

Bi MC

 

15. Dreadnought by April Daniels

Release Date: Jan 24th

Goodreads | Buy

#ownvoices with a trans superhero MC

 

16. Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

Release Date: Jan 31st

Goodreads | Buy

#ownvoices with bisexual and biracial MC

 

17. The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim

Release Date: Jan 31st

Goodreads | Buy

Middle Grade #ownvoices with a Chinese mc + set in China

 

Books with problematic rep (click on the title for a link to review)

Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields
Unfolding by Jonathan Friesen

Go forth and buy ALL THE BOOKS!! Also, see you soon with other fun things!

 

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5 Responses to “Intro to The Infinite Variants of YA + List of Diverse Fic Books that Came Out in Jan 2017”

  1. Valerie

    WHY ARE YOU LITERALLY THE BEST EVER?

    Like wow. I’m applauding you and Nick for getting this list, AND CONTINUING in the upcoming months. I love you guys.