As a white straight (though on the ace spectrum) cisgender woman, I always felt represented in literature. Growing up on the Internet I soon understood that it wasn’t the case for many, many people. Ever since I started my own book blog and bookstagram I’ve been trying to present tons of diverse books so people can see themselves in it. I also try to let those people speak for themselves, as I did two years ago with a blog post in which readers part of the LGBTQIA+ community recommended some books. (I wouldn’t want to make it all about me and to erase anyone, I only want to promote others voices as I can.)
Today I decided to highlight five diverse books which I believe are perfect reads for this Autumn, all with aesthetics!
(All pictures come from Pinterest.)
❥ Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo
3 emojis to describe it: 🔪🔮⚖️
❥ The Diviners by Libba Bray
3 emojis to describe it: 🔮🌃💀
❥ If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio
3 emojis to describe it: 🎭💀📄
❥ Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks
3 emojis to describe it: 🎃🍁🧡
❥ The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
3 emojis to describe it: 🔮🌲🌌
And that’s it!
Have you read any of those? What diverse autumnal read would you recommend?