Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Aimal from Bookshelves and Paperbacks. Every week, you come up with three book fitting three different categories: a diverse book you’ve read and enjoyed, a diverse book on your TBR, and a diverse book that has not been released yet.
The Paths We Choose by M. Hollis
Lily Ferrari enjoys having control over every detail of her life. Ever since she left her parents’ house to gain her freedom, she decided to fully own her autonomy. But an unexpected visit from her little brother may change the path she chooses to follow.
Add to that a casual fling with the bright architect Mayte González, and Lily’s summer is turning out more interesting than she expected. It certainly beats the routine of working extra shifts at Johnson’s Bookstore.
A few weeks before her college life begins, Lily needs to figure out if she’s wrong about the past or if she should continue to protect her heart at all costs.
Sometimes moving forward is only possible if you have the right people by your side.
Will I ever be able to shut up about this novella? I honestly don’t think so. This is just the most perfect f/f romance I’ve read (so far) and it makes me so incredibly happy. I definitely want to reread this soon.
Strawberry Summer by Melissa Brayden
Just because you’re through with your past, doesn’t mean it’s through with you.
Margaret Beringer didn’t have an easy adolescence. She hated her name, was less than popular in school, and was always cast aside as a “farm kid.” However, with the arrival of Courtney Carrington, Margaret’s youth sparked into color. Courtney was smart, beautiful, and put together—everything Margaret wasn’t. Who would have imagined that they’d fit together so perfectly?
But first loves can scar.
Margaret hasn’t seen Courtney in years and that’s for the best. But when Courtney loses her father and returns to Tanner Peak to take control of the family store, Margaret comes face-to-face with her past and the woman she’s tried desperately to forget. The fact that Courtney has grown up more beautiful than ever certainly doesn’t help matters.
Strawberry Summer has been on my TBR for quite some time now, because I was saving it for summer. It just seemed like an incredibly summer-y book, which *might* have something to do with the title. I honestly can’t wait to pick this up, because it seems like it’s going to be very swoon-worthy.
The Story of Lizzy and Darcy by Grace Watson
When Lizzy Bennet first meets Darcy Williams, there is an instant dislike between them. As much as they try to avoid it their paths keep crossing, and they each start to see a different side to the other. Their tentative friendship is soon tested, but will they realise how they really feel?
The Story of Lizzy and Darcy is a modern day, same-sex adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
I saw someone talking about this on Twitter the other day (I don’t remember who, so if it was you please let me know so I can give you credit!!) (Update: it was the incredible Tasha from Cats and Paperbacks!!) and I got so incredibly excited about this book! Pride and Prejudice is the only classic I kind of liked, and an f/f version of that? SIGN ME UP. Also, this book is releasing TODAY!!