Diversity Spotlight #5: October 13th 2016

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. Every week, you come up with one book in each of three different categories:

– a diverse book you have read and enjoyed
– a diverse book on your TBR
– a diverse book that has not yet been released

You can check out Aimal’s announcement post for more information.
Don’t forget to leave a link to your own post in the comments and take some time to check out other people’s posts! πŸ™‚Β 

A diverse book I have read and enjoyed

The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniΒ goodreads-badge-add-plus_zpsc94610e9

Khaled Hosseini is just such a fantastic writer and storyteller. I have already featured A Thousand Splendid Suns in one of my posts here and I can’t wait to finally get around to reading his other novel And The Mountains Echoed.
compelling quote:

“I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.”


A diverse book on my TBR

Life Of Pi by Yann MartelΒ Β goodreads-badge-add-plus_zpsc94610e9

Still haven’t read this one. I’ve seen some underwhelmed reviews in the meantime, but we’ll see…
compelling quote:

“It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names.”


A diverse book that has not yet been released

Swing Time by Zadie Smith Β Β goodreads-badge-add-plus_zpsc94610e9

Zadie Smith is without a doubt an important voice of our time. So go put this on your to-read list.
Expected publication: November 15thΒ 2016.
compelling description:

“Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them. Moving from North-West London to West Africa, it is an exuberant dance to the music of time.”


Especially with the recent discussion about the need for more diversity in literature, I think this is a brilliant meme. Let’s broaden our horizons together and read more diversely! If you participate in the meme, leave me a link to your post in the comments or just tell me about some diverse book you have read or want to read πŸ™‚

23 thoughts on “Diversity Spotlight #5: October 13th 2016

  1. Khaled Hosseini’s been on my TBR for a looooong time. I already bought some of his books!
    Life of Pi was absolutely amaaaaazing, I believe I even handed it 5 stars. Have you seen the movie? I thought it was alright, but the book’s better ^^.

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  2. I loved Life of Pi when I read it years ago. It’s one that I’d like to re-read sometime.
    I also loved The Kite Runner, and would love to get the chance to read one of his other books.

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  3. Great picks! Life of Pi is really one of my favorite all time books. It takes a bit to get into, but it’s just pretty wonderful once you get invested. The language is beautiful. I featured Swing Time on my Diversity Spotlight a few weeks ago…I still haven’t read White Teeth, so I might use that to bide my time until it comes out. πŸ™‚

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