Diverse Books Club Summer Reading

This summer, I have decided to attempt to read all 23 middle grade/young adult/adult from the Diverse Books Club (DBC) summer reading guide. I have been posting about my progress regularly on my Instagram page but I thought it would be fun to have a status update on here. I will update it as I go. If you would like to see the list for your self you can check out Top Shelf Text’s blog post here.


To Be Read:

  1. Cane River by Lalita Tademi
  2. America is Not The Heart by Elaine Castillo
  3. The Secret Loves of Geeks by Margaret Atwood
  4. Human Acts by Han Kang
  5. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
  6. Stella Diaz Has Something to Say by Angela Dominguez


  1. Dear Martin by Nic Stone. 5/5 ⭐ (read before the list came out)
  2. When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele 5/5 ⭐ (read before the list came out)
  3. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. 5/5 ⭐ (read on audio before the list came out).
  4. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. 5/5 ⭐
  5. Invisible: How Young Women with Serious Health Issues Navigate Work, Relationships, and the Pressure to Seem Just Fine by Michele Lent Hirsch. 3/5 ⭐ (read on audio)
  6. Ghost by Jason Reynolds. 4/5 ⭐
  7. Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder. 3/5 ⭐
  8. Breakout by Kate Messner. 5/5 ⭐
  9. Far From the Tree by Robin Benway. 5/5 ⭐
  10. The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward. 4/5 ⭐
  11. Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 5/5 ⭐
  12. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum. 3.5/5 ⭐ (read on audio)
  13. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel 3/5 ⭐
  14. Drama High by Michael Sokolove 4/5 ⭐
  15. Buffering by Hannah Hart 4/5 ⭐ 
  16. Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed 4/5 ⭐ 
  17. Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan 4.5/5 ⭐


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