Welcome to the wonderful world of diverse books(tagrams). We are so excited that we are finally starting to see some amazing diverse books being published in 2017, and from all your bookstagrams it seems like you guys are too! This week we are showing off all the beautifully diverse YA that the book gods have bestowed upon us by showcasing the most gorgeous We Need Diverse Books(tagrams) from this week! Books like The Hate U Give, Of Fire and Stars, The Education of Margot Sanchez, and The Girl From Everywhere are telling amazing, dynamic, and diverse stories- so it’s time to give them some love! 😍📷📚 be featured here you can #bookstagram, or tag us in your posts (@epicreads) and don’t forget to tag them #epicreads- we’ll be sure to look through each week! Enjoy these beautifully diverse books(tagrams)!
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
If you only read one book this year, read this one. SERIOUSLY.
Happy #bookbirthday to #thehateugive give by Angie Thomas @acwrites! I've read nothing but positive reviews for this book, so it's a must that I start this over the weekend. I may even have my first giveaway next week for this book + one of my favorite 2017 releases, #dreamlandburning. Have you read this book yet? – – – – – – – #angiethomas #newbookrelease #blazerandbray #balzerbray #blm #policebrutality #racisminamerica #harpercollins #yalit #yabooks #youngadultbooks #yafiction #realisticfiction #mostanticipatedread #bookstagram #booknerdigan #bookworm #booklovin #yalovin #booksofinstagram #instabook #igbooks #beautifulcover #ownvoices #blackauthor #THUG #blacklivesmatter
MY. MOST. ANTICIPATED. RELEASE. OF. 2017. IS. OUT. I have a new profile picture! And it's this book! I know that I fangirl about a lot of new releases or books on my TBR. This is different. This is bigger. When I read the blurb for this book, I was stunned. STUNNED that a book of this magnitude was going to be unleashed on the YA community. I mean just LOOK AT THAT COVER. Do you know, first of all, how rare it is to see a black girl on the cover in YA? Too rare. I have never seen a book like this get released in YA. It's not everyday that I get to read about present, real world problems that affect me because of my blackness. And I can't wait. Happy belated book birthday to THE HATE U GIVE. • • Also! First day of #DiverseBookMar is a Diverse Read on your TBR!
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
This one is on our TBR pile and we are SO excited to see what’s in store for us. This picture is PERFECT btw.
The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera
THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING. And so are these bookstagrams.
I love Tuesdays! Why? Because we get new books of course. There are some pretty exciting releases today. I know the majority are super excited about A Conjuring of Light. I haven't read ADSoM but I get excited cause y'all are 😂💕 I personally can't wait to get my copy of The Education of Margot Sanchez. Happy Tuesday guys!
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
This was without a doubt one of our most anticipated reads of 2017, and it did not disappoint.
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Heidi has brought us a beautiful story with diverse characters and thoughts. run. run. RUN to the bookstore.
Have you every written a blog post, published it and then remembered about a half dozen books you would have added to the list if you'd actually kept a list? Well, I did that yesterday with the our Kisses, Touches and Words #valentinesday post. For example, there are some pretty wonderful words on #thegirlfromeverywhere by @heidi.heilig that should have made the list. Anywho, needless to say, I have already started next year's list. / / By the way, ISN'T THE PREORDER SWAG FOR #theshipbeyondtime INCREDIBLY AWESOME. The pin has me swooning, the bookmark is perfect and the map of #newyork is just adorable.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
These adorable books are diverse and make us SWOON. Oh yeah, and these photos are sooooo dreamy 😍.
"Love is scary: it changes; it can go away. That's the part of the risk. I don't want to be scared anymore." Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before Hello hello booklovers! ☕🍃 How are you all doing today? . . I'm really proud of myself because I've just written an application for an internship and I'm quite happy about how it turned out! . . Sometimes we really should celebrate each little progress we make! And be proud! 🙆 . . #bookstagram #booklovers #bookphotography #jennyhan #toalltheboysivelovedbefore #psistillloveyou #bookaddict #bibliophile #booknerd #reading #instaread #instabooks #booksofinstagram #igreads #igbooks #selflove #mentalhealth #contemporarybooks
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
A Standalone Fantasy with LGBTQ themes? YES PLEASE.
My name is Brittany Blake and I like to buy books and never read them. My name is Brittany Blake and I like to buy books and never read them. My name is Brittany Blake and I like to buy books and never read them. ❤️📚#bookstagram #bookworm #epicreads #booklover #diverseread #diversebooks #americanstreet #ibizoboi #offireandstars #empressofathousandskies #rhodabelleza #youngadult #yalovin #fantasy #fantasybooks #ffbooks #ownvoices
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
We love the simplicity in this photo! This book was amazing and OMG have you seen the trailer for the movie? #Swoon.
The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
Nicola Yoon does is again!!! This is a MUST read!
Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
oooOooo pretty colors. Simon is also being adapted into a movie by the way. We are over the moon about this one. Learn more here!
I just started Becky Albertalli's upcoming book, The Upside of Unrequited today and oh my gosh, I'm only about 10% in and I'm already loving it! I also loved her book, Simon Vs! I definitely think she'll go on my auto buy list! ••• Who's one of your auto buy authors? ••• #bookishfriendsfeb17 • Favorite ••• #simonvs #beckyalbertalli #simonvsthehomosapiensagenda #bookstack #nakedbooks
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
We are so intrigued by this book, this cover, THESE PHOTOS. Wow. just. WOW.
"We lose ourselves in books, we find ourselves there too." — #DreamlandBurning is one of those books I highly recommend for everyone to pick up because it's such an amazing and well written diverse YA novel. #BookReview is on @goodreads if you'd like to check it out. — #QOTD: Which book have you recently read that you couldn't put down? — #AlwaysBeReading ❤ and hope you all have a wonderful day ✨
American Street by Ibi Zoboi
This photo is next level soothing. We just want to cuddle up with American Street. The story will have you laughing, crying, and also believing in vodou…
Hey book mer 💙 How are you all today? I'm only running on 3 hours of sleep, since the Oscars took all my attention from homework 🙃😂 . [Mug by @miishmiish ❤] . . I pre-ordered American Street @ibizoboi a couple weeks ago and got in the mail a few days ago, and I'm super excited because the main character is Haitian like me 🙈❤. Tbh that's like the main reason I bought it. I saw "Haitian" and clicked "add to chart" so fast 😂. . . . Synopsis: American Street is an evocative and powerful coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Everything, Everything; Bone Gap; and All American Boys. In this stunning debut novel, Pushcart-nominated author Ibi Zoboi draws on her own experience as a young Haitian immigrant, infusing this lyrical exploration of America with magical realism and vodou culture. On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit’s west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own. Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabiola soon realizes that freedom comes at a cost. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream?
Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley
This photo is the definition of beauty. Can’t wait to DEVOUR this one!
I'm so looking forward to Robin Talley's new book, Our Own Private Universe. Ali is a bisexual girl who meets a new love interest at camp over the summer. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #DiverseBooks . [#Febbookstagram Day 11: LGBTQIAP couple + #DABSummerChallenge Day 11: Summer story + #QBDChallenge Day 11: Sultry]
A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard
What a book. This story is so unique and SO important. Read, read, read, read, READ it!
History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
BRB picking my jaw up off the ground because this photo is STUNNING.
So I am here to grace your wonderful lives with the news that #HistoryIsAllYouLeftMe is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL AND SAD AND HOPEFUL book that you should read asap. Oh you want reason? Well. I shall comply. . . 1. It’s seriously nerdy. Like Harry Potter trivia nights and puzzles and Star Wars. 2. Adorableness and tragicness at every corner. 3. It’s kind of heartbreaking. 4. OKAY IT’S REALLY HEARTBREAKING but all the good books stab you in the feels right?? 5. It’s #ownvoices and #diverserec for OCD and lgbt. 6. The characters felt so real?? And tragic?? And they are thoroughly hot messes and I THINK I LOVE THEM. 7. Beautiful writing. 8. That blue sea on the cover represents your tears. 9. But it’s still hopeful!! Sad but hopeful!! 10. SPECIAL NOVEL THIS. . . I’m just going to huddle here and rock myself quietly and also realise I must read every book Adam Silvera writes. (I do actually have More Happy Than Not! I should get onto that! I won’t confess that I bought it because…it was…yellow and I needed yellow spines for bookstagram. Ahem. Haha. Won’t confess that.) . . . QOTD: What’s the last sad but hopeful book you read?! . . #bookstagram #bookworm #bookphotography #bibliophile #booklover #bookaddict #instareads #book #instabook #reader #bookish #bookgram #beautifulbooks #booksofinstagram #reading #booknerdigans #bookandflowers #prettybookcovers #diversebooks #adamsilvera #bluebooks
Dreadnought by April Daniels
OKAY WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS STORY FOR OUR ENTIRE LIVES. An LGBTQ super hero story? That’s my kinda hero.
| 🎶 | sun | sleeping at last | • • • • So excited to read Dreadnought!! An #ownvoices YA superhero novel? YES PLEASE. • • • • • #booktube #booktuber #books #books #bookstagram #bookstagramfeature #bookish #bookishfeatures #featuringbooks #youtube #youtuber #autumn #fall #ya #yalovin #ireadya #dreadnought #aprildaniels #superhero #superherobook
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