The Diverse Shelf | Historical fiction set in Korea, Indian inspired fantasy, & more (June 2020)

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Welcome to The Diverse Shelf!

This blog series is new. I’ve realized that so far this year I haven’t read as many books by authors of color as I would love to. I know that by the end of the year I’ll probably have read a lot but I wanted to allocate a few books a month to keep it all balanced. There are so many books by authors of color that are on my tbr, and I want to start sharing with you the ones I read! This is most likely going to be a monthly thing but I will try to have some weekly updates if I can.


 

So for June I’ve added these books to my list! I might not be able to get to them all but I hope I can at least read 4 of these. Whatever I don’t read will be moved to next month. So, lets get to the books!

 

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Amazon.com: The Hate U Give (9780062498533): Thomas, Angie: Books

 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give is the biggest priority this month and it’s actually my book club read for June! I’m sure I’ll be reading this one this month. Hoping the bookstore has restocked. Everytime I go to buy it it’s sold out (which is great!) but I need my copy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon.com: Hunted by the Sky (The Wrath of Ambar (1 ...

 

Hunted by the Sky by Tanaz Bhathena

The mentioned Indian inspired fantasy that was mentioned in the title is here! I’m so in love with this cover and so in love with the synopsis. You have to add this to your tbr!

Thank you Farrar, Straus and Giroux for the review copy!

 

Release Date: June 23, 2020

 

 

 

Skyhunter (Skyhunter, #1) by Marie Lu

 

Skyhunter by Marie Lu

Ah when I saw that Marie Lu was releasing a new book this year I got so excited! I read The Kingdom of Back this year and enjoyed it so much. I’m really looking forward to this one as well.

Thank you Roaring Brook Press for the review copy!

 

Release Date: September 29, 2020

 

 

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The Silence of Bones by June Hur

This has been one of my highly anticipated since I heard about it on Twitter. I’m currently reading it and I’m loving how atmospheric the vibe is! This is such a good read. I was a little worried since I don’t read much historical fiction but I’ve loved the ones I’ve read so far.

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon.com: The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth (1)) (9780316229296 ...

 

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

This was recommended to me by my friend Sha. I’ve seen so many people recommend this books and honestly anything written by N.K. Jemisin. I’m going to make this one a priority for the month. I’m a little intimidated but I trust her choices so here goes I guess?

 

 

 

 

 


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What books by poc are you aiming to read this month?

10 thoughts on “The Diverse Shelf | Historical fiction set in Korea, Indian inspired fantasy, & more (June 2020)

  1. thank you for these book recs!! i’m planning on reading The Hate U Give this month as well – i know it’s going to be so powerful. i hadn’t heard about these other books, but they all sound so amazing too, i’m definitely adding them to my tbr! ๐Ÿ˜Š lovely post โค

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  2. The Hate U Give has been on my TBR for a while! I’m aiming to read it this year ๐Ÿคž I’ve only heard good things about it ๐Ÿ™‚

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