Books ReadDec 2, 2019

Diverse Reads: November 2019

This post is part of my diverse reads feature, where I list all the diverse books I’ve read in a given month.

November was the best month ever with every single book I read having queer main characters.

Repo Virtual by Corey J. White

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I absolutely LOVED Corey’s new book just as I wasn’t surprised about its diversity. Repo Virtual’s main characters are 1) a black, gay man with a physical disability 2) his non-binary, Korean stepbrother and 3) a woman who is a queer/a lesbian (casual f/f sex).

Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

BRING THE VAMPIRES BACK! Because they are super fun to read about when the story is deliciously dark, and the vampires are actually written as bloodthirsty killers AND QUEER. Yep, one of the main characters is a bi vampire. Also: all the (main) characters are Latinx (ownvoice).

The Deep by Rivers SoloMON

I wish I had liked this a lot more than I did but it’s still a recommended read: The Deep is about African slave women turned mermaids (who differ to our biological sexes). It also features an f/f romance.

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe
+ A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy by Alex White

I’ve already read these about half a dozen times but they’re always worth mentioning: the two POV characters are 1) a bisexual (f/f romance) who’s a WOC, and 2) an aro woman with a disability (specifically: the lack of magic which she shouldn’t even have survived in this world).

Fortuna by Kristyn Merbeth

This book was such a mind-fuckingly good book! (you can read my full review here). The two main characters are POC, one of them an absolute disaster bisexual (with a bit of an f/f romance) and her brother who is demi-sexual.

The Worldbreaker Saga by Kameron Hurley

This is the most epic series ever which is also queer af. Lots of pansexual / queer characters (mlm, wlw, mixed poly relationships,…), including an agender and a gender-fluid character and overall just different ideas/definitions of gender anyway, in a queernorm world. (also: characters with disabilities and of color)

Babylon’s AShes by James S.A. Corey

I hope, by now, everyone is aware how diverse The Expanse series is. Having lots of different POV characters, there is room for A LOT of diversity: a black woman, a queer woman in a poly relationship, an Asian guy, a pansexual guy, a lesbian (happily married with kids),…

The Starless Sea by erin Morgenstern

I’m not gonna lie, I did not expect this book to be queer AND YET HERE WE ARE. We have two gay dudes (some super adorable m/m romance) and a bisexual girl (who doesn’t get a lot of POV page time but still). The story itself was SO. DAMN. GOOD. It being queer just put the cherry on top.

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