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! 🙂
A diverse book I have read and enjoyed
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.
“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
Still haven’t read this one. I’ve seen some underwhelmed reviews in the meantime, but we’ll see…
“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
Zadie Smith is without a doubt an important voice of our time. So go put this on your to-read list.
Expected publication: November 15th 2016.
“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 🙂