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Diverse Authors Index

It’s absolutely crucial for readers from all identities to have authors that they look up to of their same identity. Reading a book about someone that you relate to is great, but very often authors just don’t get it right unless they’re also of that same identity. Because of that, I wanted to make a list where people could find books by authors that share their same identity. Some books can be found in more than one category because people fall into more than one identity!

This list only contains books we have reviewed on this blog. It is admittedly sparse but growing every day! If I missed any books that should be there, or if I added something that you don’t think fits, feel free to message me!

Categories are sorted alphabetically by author.

Fiction

LGBTQ+
  • Zaina Arafat- You Exist Too Much (4 stars)
  • Kristen Arnett- With Teeth (4 stars)
  • Diana Clarke- Thin Girls (5 stars)
  • Lydia Conklin- Rainbow Rainbow (4 stars)
  • Akwaeke Emezi- You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty (5 stars)
  • Alexis Hall- Husband Material (4.5 stars)
  • Jas Hammonds- We Deserve Monuments (5 stars)
  • Rachael Lippincott & Alyson Derrick- She Gets the Girl (5 stars)
  • Rosalie Knecht- Vera Kelly: Lost and Found (3 stars)
  • Casey McQuiston- Red White and Royal Blue (4 Stars)
  • Shelley Parker-Chan- She Who Became the Sun (4 stars)
  • Torrey Peters- Detransition, Baby (5 stars)
  • VE Schwab- The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue(5 stars)
  • Karelia Stetz-Waters- Behind the Scenes (4.5 stars)
  • Ocean Vuong- On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (5 stars)
  • Douglas Stuart- Young Mungo (2 stars)
  • Meryl Wilsner- Mistakes Were Made (4 stars)
Black POC
  • Brit Bennett- The Vanishing Half (5 stars)
  • Chandra Blumberg- Stirring Up Love (4 stars)
  • Akwaeke Emezi- You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty (5 stars)
  • Jas Hammonds- We Deserve Monuments (5 stars)
  • Raven Leilani- Luster (5 stars)
  • Shellee Marie- Influenced Love (3 stars)
  • Amber McBride- Me (Moth) (4 stars)
  • Angie Thomas- The Hate U Give (5 stars)
South Asian / Indian
  • Uzma Jalaluddin- Hana Khan Carries On (5 stars)
  • Sandhya Menon- When Dimple Met Rishi (5 stars)
  • Vaishnavi Patel- Kaikeyi (5 stars)
East Asian
  • Rin Chupeco- The Bone Witch(4 stars)
  • Alyson Derrick- She Gets the Girl (5 stars)
  • Anna Gracia- Boys I Know (3.5 stars)
  • Shelley Parker-Chan- She Who Became the Sun (4 stars)
  • Christian Cura- In the Midst of Magic (3 stars)
Palestinian
  • Zaina Arafat- You Exist Too Much (4 stars)
Hispanic / Latinx
  • R.M. Romero- The Ghosts of Rose Hill (5 stars)
Jewish
  • R.M. Romero- The Ghosts of Rose Hill (5 stars)
  • Laura Silverman- Girl Out of Water (4 stars)

Nonfiction

LGBTQ+
  • Chris Belcher- Pretty Baby (5 stars)
  • Maddy Court- The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend is My Ex-Girlfriend (4 stars)
  • Cody Daigle-Orians- I Am Ace (5 stars)
  • Roxane Gay- Bad Feminist (3.5 stars)
  • CJ Hauser- The Crane Wife (5 stars)
  • Craig Seligman- Who Does That Bitch Think She Is (4 stars)
  • Audre Lorde- Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (5 stars)
  • Julia Shaw- Bi: The Hidden Culture, History, and Science of Bisexuality (5 stars)
  • Ana Valens- Tumblr Porn (4 stars)
  • Eris Young- Ace Voices (3 stars)
Black POC
  • Ashley C. Ford- Somebody’s Daughter (4 stars)
  • Roxane Gay- Bad Feminist (3.5 stars)
  • Desange Kuenihira- Undefeated Woman (3 stars)
  • Audre Lorde- Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (5 stars)
  • Isabel Wilkerson- Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent (5 stars)
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