The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.
Do you read books by diverse authors or books with diverse characters (such as LGBT, ethnic minorities, religious minorities, etc)? If yes, do you have any book recommendations?
(submitted by Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte)
YES to both diverse authors and books with diverse characters. Luckily, my literature studies at both the University of Delaware and the University of South Carolina stressed multi-cultural classes, so I was exposed to many diverse authors and diverse characters early-on.
Today, I read Patricia Cornwell, who is one on my pre-order authors and is excellent at thrillers. Her main character, Kay Scarpetta is a strong female protagonist and her books always have the perfect mix of thrills, chills, and mystery. She has a new series that I haven’t had a chance to read yet but hopefully soon.
Also, the other genre I love, fantasy, is full of diverse characters, especially epic fantasy. It is rare to read an epic fantasy that doesn’t have diverse characters, in my experience. Hit the fantasy tab under book reviews in my site menu and have your pick. Recent standouts are Danielle Jensen’s Dark Shores trilogy and Jenna Glass’ Women’s War trilogy. Also, I have a few coming up that have diverse characters and diverse authors, such as L. Penelope’s Earthsinger Chronicles.
I think that reading diverse voices adds so much color to your reading palette, and I highly encourage it ❤️