Sunday, June 4, 2017

Armchair Book Expo 2017: ISO Books

(This is the last day with a topic for Armchair Book Expo. Once again I'm late, but I have to admit that I got this up earlier than expected. I will still be posting a wrap-up post.)

Today's topic is all about book suggestions. We've been given a chance to talk about what kind of books we've been looking for recently in the hopes that someone will have a recommendation or two.

I both want and need to read more racially diverse books. While I already have a list of books that I want to read, I'd welcome more suggestions from a variety of genres. In particular, though, I'd really love some fantasy book recommendations as I feel like my TBR as a whole is really lacking in fantasy (especially since it's my favorite genre).

Neurodivergent protagonists are almost entirely absent in books I've read, so I'd love some suggestions.

Really, I'd welcome any recommendations with characters that fall outside of your typical white, straight, cisgender, neurotypical, etc. characters


  1. Here are a couple of fantasy books with PoC characters and authors: The Wrath and Dawn by Renee Ahdieh and The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. I myself would like to see more PoC characters in the fantasy genre.

  2. Daniel Jose Older, Nnedi Okorafor, Nalo Hopkinson, and MCA Hogarth are some good authors to start with for fantasy.
    Mishell Baker is writing fantasy with a mentally ill human main character that is quite good.