Diversity Spotlight Thursday #1

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is hosted by Bookshelves, and Paperbacks. The rules are simple. We talk about a diverse book that we enjoyed, and has been released, a diverse book that has been released, but not read yet, and a diverse book that has not been released yet.

1) A Diverse Book That I Enjoyed

I recently read Nothing But The Truth, (and a few white lies) by Justina Chen, and it was so humorous, funny, and at the same time a very important novel. The main character is half asian/white!

Blurb (GR): “Getting her fortune told by a Taiwanese ‘belly-button grandmother’ (who feels up her navel) instead of attending the spring dance is just one of the joys of being Patty Ho, a covertly snarky ‘hapa’ (half Asian, half white) struggling with her dual heritage. Patty’s domineering mother is determined to make her a good Taiwanese girl. Gangly Patty, no ‘China doll,’ longs to be white like her long-gone father…readers will find a compelling narrative, and a spunky, sympathetic heroine. This book should enjoy wide appeal.”

2) A Diverse Book On My TBR

Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

Blurb (GR): Tanuja Desai Hidier’s fantastically acclaimed cross-cultural debut comes to PUSH!

Dimple Lala doesn’t know what to think. Her parents are from India, and she’s spent her whole life resisting their traditions. Then suddenly she gets to high school and everything Indian is trendy. To make matters worse, her parents arrange for her to meet a “suitable boy.” Of course it doesn’t go well — until Dimple goes to a club and finds him spinning a magical web . Suddenly the suitable boy is suitable because of his sheer unsuitability. Complications ensue. This is a funny, thoughtful story about finding your heart, finding your culture, and finding your place in America.

3) A Diverse Book That Has Not Been Released

I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

Blurb (GR): Desi Lee knows how carburetors work. She learned CPR at the age of five. As a high school senior, she has never missed a day of school and has never had a B in her entire life. She’s for sure going to Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation-magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. She finds her answer in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Rules for True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and fake car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.

The cover looks so cute, amd so does the synopsis! I love K-drama so there is no way I’m missing out on a book like this. Me, and this book will BOND!!

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What do you think of my choices? Are you excited for I Believe In A Thing Called Love as I am? What are some diverse reads you can’t wait for? Link your diversity spotlight Thursday,so I can check it out!

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