Once again, here’s a Top Ten Tuesday that I can get behind. For those who don’t know, T10T is a weekly meme that is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish over at their blog. Each week features a new subject that bloggers are free to discuss at their leisure. This week’s topic allows me to shine the light on some great diverse bookish bloggers and Instagrammers. Once again, I’ve fallen short of the full ten (BARELY), but I prefer quality over quantity. Here are the diverse book bloggers you need to follow (ASAP):
2.) Naz at Read Diverse Books: Naz is amazing, and that’s not hyperbole. Like this blog, it tries to shed a light on books by diverse authors. Despite English being his second language, he’s able to whip out reviews for fantastic diverse books twice as often as me. I can’t tell you enough: subscribe, subscribe, subscribe.
3.)Darkowaa at African Book Addict: Many of you may know that I’ve spent a year in East Africa (on and off). The continent holds a special place in my heart, and I wish I’d gotten more chances to explore regional literature while I was there. I vicariously get my African literature fix through Darkowaa, who seems to have an unparalleled knowledge of African authors and novels.
4.) Resh Susan at The Book Satchel: Like me, Resh Susan seems to read a little bit of everything, and I love that. You’ll find everything from Margaret Atwood to Jhumpa Lahiri on her blog. I enjoy her reviews because they’re just the right length, and they’re always accompanied by adorable photos to keep posts visually appealing. Predictably, her Instagram is also adorable.
5.) Bookish Nerdfighters on Facebook: This is a closed group, so you’ll have to wait a few minutes to be added. Once you’re in, it’s a cute group of readers who love all genres. It’s not particularly notable for diverse reads, but it’s a great community of people who all love to read, and are always ready to provide recommendations.
6.) Symone at Symone Books: She doesn’t post as often as some of the other blogs I’ve highlighted today, but I happen to adore her book choices. Without fail, she’s always reviewing something I have either read, or desperately want to read.
7.) Panels: If, like me, you’re an adult who would LOVE to read more comics and graphic novels, but don’t know where to start– Panels is for you. This page has recommendations for all sorts of graphic novels, as well as conversation on various fandoms. This one is specifically for people who want graphic novels that feature LGBT, feminist, or racially diverse characters. Pakistani Superman? They’ll tell you where to find it. You can also find the YouTube page here.
8.) Rincey Reads on YouTube: I’m not a big BookTube watcher, but occasionally I’ll scoot on over to Book Riot’s channel, since they seem to have a great set of contributors. Rincey is one such contributor, who posts to her personal channel every Tuesday and Thursday. I don’t know how she has the stamina for that, but God bless her. She. Reads. Everything. All genres, all nationalities, all everythings. You’ll get a wide array of fantastic diverse literature recommendations and critiques from her, as well.
Honorary mention: It’s Lit Book Club is brand spanking new– seriously, the site just went live yesterday– but it’s already looking great. It’s Lit hopes to focus primarily on black literature, so you know it’s on my radar! You can also find her on twitter at @itslitclub
What other blogs are you completely obsessed with at the moment? Feel free to link them in the comments so I can take a look!