Top 5 Wednesday #4 | Diverse Characters


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The topic of today is diverse characters, so I’ll be focusing on the race and sexuality part of diversity. These are in no particular order. 

(Titles take you to the book’s Goodreads page)

Seth wearing (MORE THAN THIS)

17262303The best thing about Seth’s sexuality is that it’s not part of the overall major plot, it’s just a part of him. I really liked reading about Seth. Another great main character is this book is Regine, a black girl.





Source: petternote @deviantart

This book is cute, cute, cute. Our two main characters are Mexican-American, one more lighter skinned than the other, and they both come to terms with their sexuality throughout this book. I couldn’t pick between Ari and Dante so I included them as a package deal. 

Alana (SAGA)

19358975This is an incredibly diverse graphic novel series, at least racially. There are also some gay characters. My favorite is Alana (above) but I also really love Gwendolyn (adult on the left), I love the way she’s drawn, she’s gorgeous and badass.





19547856Simon is another fun character that I really enjoyed reading about. While this is in part a coming-out-story, that isn’t really the focus of the book, and I like that. The focus is Simon’s online relationship with the anonymous Blue. I’d say more relevant things about Blue but I don’t want to spoil anyone. 




Rue (the hunger games)

Source: Patsie @deviantart
Oh, Rue. Such a sweet little girl, but so brave and kickass. The most frustrating thing about her is that she was clearly described as a black girl in the books, but still some people flipped their shit when a black girl was cast in the role. I give up on society. 

Who’s on your list? 

6 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday #4 | Diverse Characters

  1. MC @ Blame It On The Books says:

    Love your list! Aristotle and Dante were on my list too. I really want to read More Than This. I love it when sexuality or other diverse qualities are present in books, but aren’t the main focus. There’s no need to go “Hey, look! I’m diverse!” I find books like that to be very refreshing.


  2. Moriah Bolyard says:

    Great list! 😀

    The only one I haven’t gotten to know yet is Seth from More Than This. Of course, I adore the rest from your list already, particularly Aristotle and Dante.

    I’m about to read my first Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls, and hopefully I’ll fall just as in love with his work as so many others do.


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