Hi guys! It’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday! T5W is a weekly meme hosted by Sam@Thoughts on Tomes over on Goodreads. This month is rewind month, which means we can choose to do any past topic we missed or loved so much we want to do again. I wanted do to a post about diverse SFF, so I tweaked an old topic a little bit, instead of five diverse books I have read – here are five diverse books from the very top of my TBR!
Huntress by Malinda Lo
Huntress is a Chinese-inspired fantasy novel about two girls who are picked to go on a dangerous journey to he city of the Fairy Queen aaand there’s a f/f romance. I’m so her for that.
Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu
I really want to get back into reading Graphic Novels and this one sounds like the perfect place to start. It’s set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia and tells the story of a teenage girl who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power. How cool does that sound??? I love monsters.
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
The City of Brass is an adult fantasy novel set in Egypt, about a con woman who accidentally summons a djinn warrior and discovers a legendary, magical city. I’ve heard a lot of great things about it from people whose opinion I trust, so I’m very excited to read it.
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
This book is set in a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust Africa and follows a girl with a magical destiny. I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Okorafor so far, so I’m really excited for this one. Plus, it’s becoming a TV-show!
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
I’m not exaggerating when I say I’ve read the synopsis for this book several times and I still don’t know what it’s about. I know it has morally grey characters and very cool spaceships though, and I’ve bought it – so clearly that’s enough for me.