Top 10 Diverse YA Sci-Fi Reading List

I decided to skip the Top Ten Tuesday prompt today because I wasn’t feeling it. While thinking of another idea for a blog post, I was inclined towards a recommendations post when it hit me that as someone who claims to love sci-fi, I don’t read a lot of it. This is especially true for the young adult bracket and even more so for books by diverse authors. In this post, I’m going to be sharing the top ten YA sci-fi books by POC authors (most are #OwnVoices) that are on my TBR.

Top 10 Diverse YA Sci-Fi Reading List | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (post graphic image)

1. A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia Cole

Key ingredients: Female protagonist in STEM, family secrets, war

2. Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee

Key ingredients: Combat, fame, criminals

Top 10 Diverse YA Sci-Fi Reading List 1-2 | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (collage)

3. Warcross by Marie Lu

Key ingredients: Gaming, female bounty hunter, Tokyo setting

4. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Key ingredients: Spaceships, inter-galactic politics, racial commentary

Top 10 Diverse YA Sci-Fi Reading List 3-4 | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (collage)

5. Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee

Key ingredients: Superheroes, internships, squad goals

6. Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

Key ingredients: Vengeful princess, murder gone wrong, inter-planetary war

Top 10 Diverse YA Sci-Fi Reading List 5-6 | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (collage)

7. Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh

Key ingredients: Ex-gangster, complicated mission, rebellion

8. Want by Cindy Pon

Key ingredients: Polluted environment, young love, rich vs poor storyline

Top 10 Diverse YA Sci-Fi Reading List 7-8 | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (collage)

9. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Key ingredients: Erasable memories, gay teen pursuit of happiness

10. Toxic by Lydia Kang

Key ingredients: Sentient spaceships, mercenaries, panic room-style thriller

Top 10 Diverse YA Sci-Fi Reading List 9-10 | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (collage)


Let's discuss (blog graphic)

Do you read sci-fi? Do you have any more books to add to this list? Which is your favourite diverse book that you read recently? Let’s discuss in the comments section below.

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Check out this list of the best diverse young adult science fiction books | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books

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