Sunday, May 4, 2014

#WeNeedDiverseBooks: #DiversifyYourShelves Vlog and Giveaway

In which I recommend books with diverse characters and diverse authors, talk real smart like I know things, and host a giveaway! Watch to learn how to win some wonderful diverse reads.

Books up for grabs:

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
Team Human by Sarah Rees Brennan and Justine Larbaliester
Any book in the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi
Legend by Marie Lu
The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz
Dualed by Elise Chapman
What's Left of Me or Once We Were by Kat Zhang

This giveaway is US only. Sorry!


  1. Great to hear your thoughts on this issue, Gillian! I've read only 4 books from your list, so I'm going to have to read more of them soon.

  2. That was an excellent list of books! I've actually read a number of them, and it almost didn't occur to me that it carried POCs. I ended up looking at my shelf a little closer and notice that I actually have more than I thought I did. Thanks for the lovely vlog and giveaway, dear!

  3. I didn't know the Heroes of Olympus was a diverse read! I haven't read anything by Rick Riordan before, but I'd like to try this series, should I read Percy Jackson first ?

    Thanks for the list! So many good ones here and so many others to try!

  4. Thanks for the giveaway!! I have one of the books featured and that is Angelfall. :)

  5. I forgot to mention I also have Legend by Marie Lu and Shatter Me.

  6. This is such a baller post! I need to read more of these books. A lot more of them. Maybe I'll win and get to dive in!

  7. Great post! I'm loving all the support for #WeNeedDiverseBooks and #DiversifyYourShelves! It's such an awesome campaign and really got me thinking about the diversity on my shelves and reading list.

  8. I didn't know that the MC in Everything Leads To You was a lesbian! That's neat.
    I've actually read a handful of the books featured here: Legend, Angelfall, Heroes of Olympus and Dualed. I hope to read What's Left of Me and try Shatter Me soon.

  9. I'm way beyond excited for Everything Leads To You! I need way more diversity in my bookshelves as well.

  10. Amazing video,
    I love the diverse racial characters in rick riordan books but i wish the books are in greece or roman place or egypt, I think we need more diverse place out of USA, they are so many places to go and so many cultures to explore too.

    I cant wait for read Shatter Me and Angelfall, looks amazing

  11. I would definitely recommend Angelfall! It's one of my all-time favorites. Also, if you haven't read the Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa, I would strongly recommend those as well. Great video!

  12. The only books I've read from this list is the Heroes of Olympus series. I have been wanting to read Shatter Me and Legend. I really love the #WeNeedDiverseBooks and #DiversifyYourShelf campaigns. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


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