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#OwnVoices Books About Diverse Women #WHMReadingChallenge

Women’s History Month Reading Challenge is hosted by Margaret @ Weird Zeal.  I am not participating in the actual reading challenge, but Margaret has also come up with a prompt for each Monday in March, and I will be doing those!

I learned something new today!

 #ownvoices is used to signify a book in which diverse characters are written by authors of that same identity. Author Corinne Duyvis created it in 2015 and it’s stuck.

Sadly, I have read very few books that fall into the #OwnVoices category, but the few I have read I loved!

Pride by Ibi Zoboi


Pride is an amazing retelling of Pride and Prejudice, set in modern day Brooklyn.  The main character, Zuri is Afro-Latino, and while she has the same basic personality traits of Elizabeth, she is definitely her own person, and I loved it!

See my review here. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn


Heroine Complex is one of my favorite books! Its about Asian/American best friends Evie and Aveda.  Aveda is a superheroine and Evie is her assistant, but Evie has her own secrets she is trying to protect, while still managing Aveda’s career.  Its a great book!

See my review here. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee


The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is about a bisexual male and Mackenzi Lee is a bisexual female, but I think it still counts for #OwnVoices (plus there are bisexual females in the sequel!) I loved TGGTVAV! Its about Monty and Percy’s guided tour through Europe and their struggles along the way as they learn about themselves and their relationship!

See my review here. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Have you read these books? Did you love them? What other #OwnVoices books do you love? Lets Chat!

15 thoughts on “#OwnVoices Books About Diverse Women #WHMReadingChallenge

  1. I’m looking forward to reading Heroine Complex. I don’t know if my favorites for this “officially” count as #ownvoices since they were written way before 2015, but among them is The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston.

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