In this episode of my podcast, I share with you some of my favourite diverse reads from 2016 and explain to you what made each book hit the diversity criteria for me. Let me know what you think and if you have read any of these books.
A few days ago, hell broke loose on the internet when an excerpt of an interview by J.K. Rowling, where she explicitly announced that Hermione and Harry should’ve ended up married. And that Ron and Hermione would’ve need “relationship counselling”. My stand on the matter is not what this post is about. But I mention the incident because the reaction to it is what prompted this post about the importance of normal, real, human characters in books that are so detached from reality.