Contemporary #DiverseBookcase

A Brighter Fear by Kerry Drewery

A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
LGBTQIA | Contemporary | Paranormal | Lesbian | Romance | Hindu

Am I Normal Yet? (Normal #1) by Holly Bourne
Contemporary | OCD | Feminism | Romance

Amy & Matthew by Cammie McGovern
Contemporary | OCD | Cerebral Palsy | Romance

Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari
Contemporary | MG | Indian | Family

At Yellow Lake by Jane McLoughlin

Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas

Bird by Crystal Chan
Contemporary | Grief | Mixed Race| Family

Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

Butter by Erin Lange
Contemporary | Suicide | Weight Diversity

Counting Backwards by Laura Lascarso
Contemporary | Mental Illness

Dara Palmer’s Major Drama by Emma Shevah

Dead Ends by Erin Jade Lange
Contemporary | Friendship | Down syndrome

Dream on Amber by Emma Shevah
Contemporary | MG | Mixed Race | Japanese | Italian

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Contemporary | Romance | SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency)

Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa
Contemporary | Depression | Friendship | Romance | LGBTQIA

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Contemporary | Anxiety | Family

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Girl Detached by Manuela Salvi

Gypsy Girl by Kathryn James

Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
Contemporary | Asperger’s

Highly Illogical Behaviour by John Corey Whaley
Contemporary | Anxiety | Panic Attacks | LGBTQIA

Hooked by Liz Fichera
Contemporary | Native American | Sport | Golf | Romance

Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
Contemporary | Family | Magical Realism

How to Be Invisible by Tim Lott

I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
Contemporary | Romance | Mental Illness

If You Were Me by Sam Hepburn
Contemporary | Friendship | Thriller | Afghanistani

Jasmine Skies by Sita Brahmachari
Contemporary | Indian | Grief | Family

Killing Honour by Bali Rai
Contemporary | Thriller | Religion | Sikhism | British-Indian

Kiss, Date, Love, Hate by Luisa Plaja
Contemporary | Science-Fiction | Friendship | Hearing Loss | Hearing Aid

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
Contemporary | Schizophrenia | Mental illness | Romance

Mexican Kimono by Billie Jones
Chick-Lit | LGBTQIA | Gay

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman
Contemporary | MG | Family | Indian | Jewish | Mixed Race

My Heart and other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Contemporary | Depression | Suicide | Romance

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
Contemporary | Fantasy | LGBTQIA | Hispanic / Latino | Romance | Pagan

Notes on my Family by Emily Critchley

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Nothing Tastes As Good by Claire Hennessy

OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu
Contemporary | Mental Illness | OCD | Romance

OCD, The Dude, and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn
Contemporary | Mental Illness | OCD | Romance

One by Sarah Crossan
Contemporary | Verse | Conjoined Twins | Family | Sisters | Friendship

Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence
Contemporary | Family | Friendship | BLack | Mystery

Paperweight by Meg Haston
Contemporary | Mental Illness | Eating Disorder | Depression | Grief

Pointe by Brandy Colbert
Contemporary | African-American / Black | Eating Disorder | Ballet | Dance | Abuse | Kidnap

Pop! by Catherine Bruton
Contemporary | Immigration | Racism | Friendship | Grief

Red Ink by Julie Mayhew
Contemporary | Grief | Mixed Race | Greek

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
Contemporary | Self-harm | Abuse

She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick
Contemporary | Blind | Family | Adventure

Shine by Candy Gourlay
Fantasy | Contemporary | Family | Folklore

Shine Izzy Shine by Ellie Daines

Something Real by Heather Demetrios
Contemporary | LGBTQIA | Reality-TV | Gay

Star Struck (The Ladybirds #4) by Jenny McLachlan
Contemporary | LGBTQIA | Friendship | Romance

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten

Tall Story by Candy Gourlay
Contemporary | Family | Folklore | Philippines

Tell Us Something True by Dana Reinhardt
Contemporary | Family | Romance

Terror Kid by Benjamin Zephaniah
Contemporary | Racism | Hacking | Terrorism

The 10 P.M. Question by Kate De Goldi
Contemporary | MG | Anxiety | Family

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Contemporary | Native American | Racism | Friendship | Family

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Contemporary | Romance

The Baking Life of Amelie Day by Vanessa Curtis
Contemporary | MG | Cystic Fibrosis | Family | Baking

The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan

The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash
Contemporary | Romance

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Contemporary | Historical Fiction | Friendship | Time-Travel | Adventure | Pirates

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Last Leaves Falling by Fox Benwell
Contemporary | Friendship | ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) | Assisted Dying

The Moonlight Dreamers by Siobhan Curham
Contemporary | LGBTQIA | Grief | Hinduism

The OMG Blog by Karen McCombie
Contemporary | Friendship

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Contemporary | Friendship | LGBTQIA | Suicide | Family | Depression

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
Contemporary | Romance | Immigration

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna
Contemporary | Magical Realism | Family

The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan
Contemporary | Immigration | Verse

The Whispers of Wilderwood Hall by Karen McCombie
Contemporary | Historical Fiction | Anxiety

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
Contemporary | LGBTQIA | Lesbian | Friendship | Family | Disability | Racial / Ethic Diversity

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
Contemporary | Romance | Anxiety | OCD

Unboxed by Non Pratt
Contemporary | LGBTQIA | Grief | Friendship

Undone by Cat Clarke
Contemporary | LGBTQIA | Suicide | Friendship

Unidentified Suburban Object by Mike Jung

We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan & Brian Conaghan
Contemporary | Immigration | Abuse | Romance | Verse

We Are Giants by Amber Lee Dodd
Contemporary | Family | Grief | Restricted Growth (Dwarfism)

When Mr Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan
Contemporary | Friendship | Tourette’s

When We Collided by Emery Lord
Contemporary | Mental Illness | Bipolar | Depression

Whisper by Chrissie Keighery
Contemporary | Hearing Loss | Hearing Aid

Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Contemporary | Eating Disorder

Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Contemporary | MG | Friendship | Family | Bullying

Wonderland by Joanna Nadin
Contemporary | Mental Illness | Friendship

Zelah Green by Vanessa Curtis
Contemporary | Mental Illness



Please note:
Not all the books listed have been read (yet!)
Some books I’ve read but not reviewed, these are in italics
Reviewed books will take you to my review if you click on the title.