I’m a total cover snob and I’m not ashamed to admit that; I love a pretty cover and I’m so incredibly happy to see more and more books with diverse book covers. Obviously I want to share the prettiness with all of you, so today I’m going to talk about ten diverse book covers I’m in love with. These are all really beautiful and they feature amazing stories as well, so sit back and enjoy ♡
♡ Not The Girls You’re Looking For by Aminah Mae Safi — This is a story about a group of badass girls that certainly don’t need your help. They are complicated, they make mistakes and they do risky things and they challenge each other constantly, but most important of all, they believe in feminism. It also talks about Ramadan and will likely explore more Indian cultures.
♡ Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed — Maya Aziz is torn between two futures – the one her parents expect from her; setting her up with a suitable Muslim boy or the one where she fulfills her dream and goes to film school in New York City. An amazing coming of age #ownvoice novel in which an Indian-Muslim teen confronts Islamphobia and other every day things.
♡ The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo — A laugh out loud story of summer love, new friendships and a unique food truck. Clara is forced to spend her summer working in her dads food truck after a she takes a joke too far; not the ideal summer she imagined but maybe it’s not such a bad thing after all. Another relatable novel from the author that created the KPop inspired book I Believe In A Thing Called Love.
♡ The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas — Inspired by the black lives matter movement Thomas tells an amazing story about unnecessary police brutality and the impact it has on other black lives and the community. Starr exists in two separate worlds – the poor neighbourhood where she lives and the fancy suburban school she attends, the balance between these two worlds are shattered when she witnesses the shooting of her best friend Khalil.
♡ American Panda by Gloria Chao — Mei is on track to fulfill her predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a pre-approved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies. But Mei doesn’t really want this life and she simply can’t bring herself to tell her parents the truth: she hates germs, falls asleep in Biology and has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese. This is sure to be a great fluffy debut novel with amazing references to Taiwanese culture.
♡ Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann — Alice had the perfect summer planned; non-stop buffets while marathoning her favourite TV shows with her friends and just a dash of work at the library. The only thing missing, her girlfriend that dumped her after Alice told her she’s asexual. But then Alice meets Takumi, her knight with a shiny library employee’s badge, but is their friendship worth the risk and will he understand Alice’s asexuality.
♡ Taylor Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles — Yet another story inspired by the black lives matter movement, Coles tells an unsettling story of a boy that goes missing and later ends up dead. But then a video is leaked that tells a very chilling story; Tyler was shot and killed by a police officer. Now Marvin, Tyler’s twin, has to come to terms with the brutality and must learn what justice and freedom really is. I just love it so much that YA novels are now putting black guys on book covers, it’s such a great development for diverse books!
♡ The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton — Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control beauty, and beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful. But Camellia wants to be more than just a Belle; she wants to be the favourite, the one that gets to serve the Queen and live in the palace.
♡ The Struggle Is Real by Maggie Ann Martin — Savannah’s mom is obsessed with her own weight and the weight of her daughter, she’s constantly pressuring Savannah to be mindful about what she’s eating and about her eating habits. Add on the pressure of senior year and her sister being away at college it seems Savvy isn’t having the best time, but then she meets George and together they discover how to live in the moment and enjoy life as it is. I just have to say that I love this cover so, so much; I love seeing a curvy/plus size character on the front cover of a YA novel!
♡ A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena — Zarin is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the kind of girl who parents warn their kids to stay away from: a troublemaker whose many romances are the subject of endless gossip at school. This beautifully written debut novel reveals a rich and wonderful new world to readers. It tackles complicated issues of race, identity, class, and religion, and paints a portrait of teenage ambition, angst, and alienation that feels both inventive and universal.
All the covers I’ve picked today are just so beautiful and wonderfully diverse and it’s really amazing to see such great representation of different cultures and ethnicities on book covers. Not only are these covers amazingly diverse, but each and every one of these books features a diverse character or element. I hope you’ve found loads of new books to add to your TBR ♡
♡ Do you love any of these covers?
♡ Do any of these books stand out to you and would you add them to your TBR?