Most Anticipated Diverse Reads of 2017

Well, it’s been a while. Is this thing on? *taps mic* Ah, yes. First off, HI! It’s been… over a month. Almost two. Yeah, sorry about that. Dunno how that happened (actually we do — school is basically to blame). We fell into a major blogging slump over the past little while, with no desire to write posts at all, as we were swamped with school work (and will be for the next two weeks! huzzah!) and #PitchWars, which is now over. (More on our #PitchWars experience in a later post, but for now just know that it was amazing and Brenda Drake is the best. Go buy her books.) And can we just say it feels great to finally be writing up posts again? Our fingers are flying across the keypad!

Now, onto the topic of this post. Anticipated Diverse Reads of 2017. I (Sasha) recently held a poll on Twitter asking what your most anticipated diverse read of 2017 is, and the winner was (drum roll please!) … THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas!

most anticipated diverse 2017.PNGYay! (And thank you to everyone who took the time to vote.) Close behind was another one of our most anticipated diverse DEBUTS of 2017, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao. Seriously–it’s a Snow White Villain retelling. We need this one when it releases in fall!

Now, it’s time to talk about OUR most anticipated diverse reads of 2017. So here’s a list of ones you should be looking out for in the new year. 😀

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas

FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie C. Dao

FLAME IN THE MIST by Renee Ahdieh

ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN by Jenny Han

NOW I RISE by Kiersten White

HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME by Adam Silvera

THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END by Adam Silvera

THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED by Becky Albertalli

A CROWN OF WISHES by Roshani Chokshi

TRAITOR TO THE THRONE by Alwyn Hamilton

THE BONE WITCH by Rin Chupeco

POISON’S KISS by Breeana Shields

EMPRESS OF A THOUSAND SKIES by Rhoda Belleza

THE SHIP BEYOND TIME by Heidi Heilig

THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE by Mackenzie Lee

27 HOURS by Tristina Wright

MY SO-CALLED BOLLYWOOD LIFE by Nisha Sharma

THE GAUNTLET by Karuna Riazi

WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon

THE AMATERASU PROJECT by Axie Oh

DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone

GIRL OUT OF WATER by Laura Silverman

THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ by Lilliam Rivera

IT’S NOT LIKE IT’S A SECRET by Mia Sugiura

And probably a gazillion others we are forgetting… but this list is getting long enough, so for now, be sure to add all these to your TBR!

Until next time,

S&S

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9 thoughts on “Most Anticipated Diverse Reads of 2017

  1. Nori (@ReadWriteLove28) says:

    Eeep I have The Hate U Give preordered! I’m super excited for The Upside of Unrequited, Traitor to the Throne, Poison’s Kiss, Empress of a Thousand Skies, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue, My So-Called Bollywood Life, The Gauntlet, When Dimple Met Rishi, Dear Martin, and Girl out of Water! Happy new year!

    • The Writing Duo says:

      wow, great choices! Yes, we’re preordering T.H.U.G. too! WHN DIMPLE MET RISHI looks sooooooo good and we’re stoked to read it! Also the Upside of Unrequited looks awesome too. I need me some more Becky Albertalli 😉

      Thanks for commenting, and happy new year, Nori! ❤

  2. Victoria says:

    One of my goals for 2017 is to read more diverse books, so this post is incredibly helpful! I’m basically going to go through and add all of them – and then hopefully read all of them, but who knows if I’ll get to them all…
    (commenting from #eotybh chat)

    • The Writing Duo says:

      yay for the #eotybh chat and DIVERSITY! glad to see we could help with your diverse reading. 🙂 reading diversely is so important and we’re so happy to see more and more people are reading and writing diverse books, esp. kidlit. 🙂

      Thanks for commenting! Happy New Year!

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