Diversity Spotlights Thursday (#7)


Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful 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, and one that has not yet been released.

I’m actually keeping up with this thing!



book cover“More Happy Than Not” by Adam Silvera

In the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for 16-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again–but he’s still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he’s slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely.

When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron’s crew notices, and they’re not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can’t deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can’t stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is.

Why does happiness have to be so hard?

Goodreads Link

This was a wonderful book! The struggle Aaron goes through was heartbreaking. More than anything, this book is a reminder that there are certain parts of you that cannot be erased.



book cover“A World Without You” by Beth Revis

What if finding her means losing himself?

Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his worried parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he’s actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have “superpowers.”

At Berkshire, Bo falls in love with Sofía, a quiet girl with a tragic past and the superpower of invisibility. Soíia helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofía, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age.

But even the strength of their love isn’t enough to help Sofia escape her deep depression. After she commits suicide, Bo is convinced that she’s not actually dead. He believes that she’s stuck somewhere in time—that he somehow left her in the past, and that now it’s his job to save her. And as Bo becomes more and more determined to save Sofía, he must decide whether to face his demons head-on or succumb to a psychosis that will let him be with the girl he loves.

Goodreads Link

I’ve been meaning to read more books related to mental health issues. This has been gaining popularity lately and I recently got it from the library so hopefully I can get to it soon.



book cover“The Inexplicable Logic of My Life” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

From the multi-award-winning author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe comes a gorgeous new story about love, identity, and families lost and found.

Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican-American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.

Release Date: March 7th, 2017 | Goodreads Link

I absolutely LOVE Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe so I can’t wait to read another book by Benjamin Alire Sáenz! I haven’t read any of his earlier work so I’m very excited.


What books are you guys excited to read?

9 thoughts on “Diversity Spotlights Thursday (#7)

  1. I CANNOT WAIT for the sequel to Aristotle and Dante! It was one of my favorite books this year. If you are interested, you can check out my post here: http://deathbytsundoku.com/wordpress/aristotle-and-dante-discover-the-secrets-of-the-universe/
    Beth Revis books have been pretty hit-or-miss for me. I have also been eyeing A World Without You, but I’m on the fence. I hope you read it and post a review soon, that will help convince me one way or another, I’m certain.

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    1. I will definitely check out your post! I can’t wait to see how his new book is. I will start A World Without You as soon as I finish what I’m currently reading! I’ve heard so much about the book, I hope I like it.

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  2. I haven’t seen this meme before and I am really loving it! More Happy Than Not is such a fantastic and raw book. I have yet to read any of Beth Revis’ books, but I think that this one sounds very intriguing. Thanks for sharing these! 🙂

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    1. More Happy Than Not was heartbreaking! I hope you like the Beth Revis book, I haven’t been reading much the past few days so I haven’t picked it up yet. Thanks for stopping by!


  3. I have a copy of the book by Benjamin S so I am really looking forward to finally reading it. More Happy Than Not is one I have heard a lot of positive things about, and I am really looking forward to reading it now too. And Beth Revis novels? I will go for it.

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    1. You do?? That’s awesome! I hope you review it because I need to know if you like it! I haven’t read any Beth Revis books either so this would be the first. I’m just waiting for finals to be over so I can start binge reading.

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