A long while back, I put out an open call to have authors send in recommendations for their favorite diverse books. There are so many great books out there to be discovered that feature characters, situations, and stories that aren’t the “norm” of the book world. This “norm” is becoming a thing of the past (not as fast as it would be nice to see), but I feel, and many in the book community feel, that there needs to be some more awareness given to diversity in books, be it diversity of race, sexual orientation, geographic location, or any other number of things that isn’t represented to readers as often as…well, you get the point.
The first author to take part in this diversity push for A Life Among the Pages is Christina Lee. You may remember seeing my review of her book Promise Me This late last year. Today, instead of hearing me talk about one of her books, I’ll be sharing a list of recommendations Christina put together that feature male/male relationships. This seems fitting because M/M books originally sparked the idea for these posts before I expanded my call for recs. I have many of these on my TBR already, and hope some may catch your attention.(Before you get to Christina’s recommendations, if you’d like to recommend some of your own favorite diverse books, please feel free to send them on. Please do so using the contact form found near the top of the page.)
About the Author:
Now I live in the Midwest with my husband and son—my two favorite guys. I’ve been a clinical social worker and a special education teacher. But it wasn’t until I wrote a weekly column for the local newspaper that I realized I could turn the fairytales inside my head into the reality of writing fiction.
I’m addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. I believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.
I write Adult and New Adult steamy contemporary romance. I am represented by Sara Megibow of the Nelson Literary Agency.
I also own a hand-stamped jewelry business, which requires me to stamp letters and/or words onto pieces of silver. They go hand-in-hand perfectly.
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