Diversity Spotlight Thursday #104

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks, and is all about highlighting diverse literature.

Diversity Spotlight takes place every Thursday, and it will be featuring three books in any given week:

  • A diverse book you have read and enjoyed
  • A diverse book that has already been released but you have not read
  • A diverse book that has not yet been released

Note: While I generally feature YA lit on my blog, occasionally I will include other age groups if necessary. Also with the exception of the books I have read, the others’ diversity is through hearsay so it may or may not be accurate or the rep may not be good.

READ

Still Sick, Volume 1Still Sick by Akashi

Makoto Shimizu is just an ordinary office worker, blending in seamlessly with her colleagues going about her day to day life… that is, until her coworker Akane Maekawa discovers her well-hidden secret: she draws and sells girls’ love comics! Maekawa is the last person Shimizu would accuse of being an otaku, but as her interest in Shimizu’s art blossoms, the two grow closer, and it seems like Maekawa may have a secret of her own…

How is it diverse?

lesbian and bisexual Japanese main characters; sapphic romance

Goodreads || The Book Depository || Wordery || My review


TBR

Juliet Takes a BreathJuliet takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera & Celia Moscote

A NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTATION OF THE BESTSELLING BOOK! Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But don’t worry, Juliet has something kinda resembling a plan that’ll help her figure out what it means to be Puerto Rican, lesbian and out. See, she’s going to intern with Harlowe Brisbane – her favorite feminist author, someone’s who’s the last work on feminism, self-love and lots of of ther things that will help Juliet find her ever elusive epiphany. There’s just one problem – Harlowe’s white, not from the Bronx and doesn’t have the answers. Okay, maybe that’s more than one problem but Juliet never said it was a perfect plan… Critically-acclaimed writer Gabby Rivera adapts her bestselling novel alongside artist Celia Moscote in an unforgettable queer coming-of-age story exploring race, idenrity and what it means to be true to your amazing self. even when the rest of the world doesn’t understand.

How is it diverse?

lesbian Puerto Rican woman as main character (OwnVoices)

Goodreads || The Book Depository || Wordery


COMING SOON

Manly Appetites: Minegishi Loves Otsu, Vol. 1Manly Appetites: Minegishi Loves Otsu by Mito

One True Pairing: Food and Boys’ Love!

Minegishi is a successful salaryman, respected by his colleagues, but he’s got an insatiable desire at the office: he loves feeding his grumpy coworker, Otsu. But is Otsu as hungry as he is? A sweet and savory BL office comedy!

How is it diverse?

queer Japanese main characters, one of whom is fat

Goodreads || The Book Depository || Wordery


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