22 #ownvoices books about diverse women | #WHMReadingChallenge

This is the fourth and final week of the Women’s History Month Reading Challenge! Today’s post is all about #ownvoices books by and about diverse women.

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in for the past few weeks of this reading challenge! I’ve loved reading everyone’s posts and seeing what you all are reading. Can’t wait to see the posts for this week’s prompt!

My posts for #WHMReadingChallenge: female characters that inspire me 🌸 women on book covers + female designers 🌸 favorite female authors

For a little background, #ownvoices is used to signify a book in which diverse characters are written by authors of that same identity. Author Corinne Duyvis created it in 2015 and it’s stuck.

Since I have so many books that I want to feature, I’m not going to talk a lot about them all, but feel free to ask me any questions if you’re curious about them!


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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

All of the characters are black, written by a black author.

Dreadnought by April Daniels

The main character, Danny, is a trans girl written by a trans woman.

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

The main characters are queer women, written by a queer author.

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

The main character, Leigh, is Taiwanese American, written by a Taiwanese American author.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Cameron Post is a lesbian written by a lesbian.

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

Tash is asexual written by an asexual author.

The Upside of Unrequited and Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

The main characters, Molly and Leah, are fat characters written by a fat author.

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We Are Okay and Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Both these books feature queer Latina women written by a queer Latina author.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Lara Jean is Korean American, written by a Korean American author.

The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding

The main character, Abby, is a queer fat girl, written by a queer fat author.

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Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Eliza has anxiety, written by an author with anxiety.

The Hate U Give and On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Starr and Bri are black, written by a black woman.

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Most of the characters are queer Latina girls, written by a queer Latina author.

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Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

The main character, Mila, is a fat Latina girl, written by a fat Afrolatina author.

Let’s Talk about Love by Claire Kann

The main character, Alice, is black and biromantic asexual, written by a black biromantic asexual author.

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Most of the characters are black, written by a black author.

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Characters are queer and Asian-coded, written by a queer Chinese author.

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Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

The main character, Jane, is black, written by a black author.

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

A main character, Natasha, is Jamaican, written by a Jamaican author.


What #ownvoices books have you loved? 

x Margaret 

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23 thoughts on “22 #ownvoices books about diverse women | #WHMReadingChallenge

  1. Of these, I really loved Nina LaCour’s books, and Eliza and Her Monsters. I have Pride, On the Come Up, Dread Nation, and Girls of Paper and Fire on my TBR and I’m excited to get to them.

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  2. This is lovely list! It’s a shame that I haven’t been able to read too much lately (so my reads haven’t been diverse either lol), but We Are Okay, To All the Boys I’ve Loved, Eliza and Her Monsters, and The Hate U Give are definitely on my TBR as I’ve heard great things about them. 😊 Fabulous compilation!

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  3. Yes, to all the women in these books and the authors who wrote them… but the COVERS are just BEAUTIFUL. I love the aesthetic of this post, even if it may not have been intentional 😉

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