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Mimp Mag Recommends Diverse Reads

Photo by Clara Lim


Books that empower us.

Recently the #FEMPOWERTHON read-a-thon happened (next #FEMPOWERATHON event in October 8th-14th 2017), which was an event, created by Taylor Stanley and Nicole Craswell, with challenges to read as many feminist and diverse books as you could in a week. When I decided to join I realized I didn’t have that many options to read, I had to ask my friends for recommendations which were books that I had already read, I had to do extensive research on booktube (watching many #FEMPOWERATHON to be read lists to get ideas) the mimp mag team came up with some recommendations for each category:

Books about a woman in a position of power

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Books about a woman of color

The Inventions of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Something in between by Melissa de la Cruz

Books featuring an LGBTQ+ character

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

10 Things I Can See from Here by Carrie Mac

Books with a strong sister relationship

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

To All The Boys I've Loved Before

Books featuring a female character with a mental illness

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

OWN voices novels

Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

History It’s All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Books not set in the western world

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini

Graphic novel by a female author

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Wires and Nerves by Marissa Meyer

Plume by K. Lynn Smith


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