Top 5 Wednesdays was created by gingerreadsLainey and there is a Goodreads group where you can find a list of participants as well as Top 5 Wednesday topics.
This week's topic is "Favorite Diverse Characters" and I already have done this for one of the "Top Ten Tuesday" topics but it was 3 months ago and I want to write about this topic again. I'll be careful not to repeat myself...
Kai from “47 Ronin” by Joan D. Vinge
Kai is an outcast and in the beginning of the book he was appreciated by a few people because of his origins. I really liked his strong, yet imperfect character and his struggles throughout the book. It's not a very well loved book on Goodreads, but I loved. If you like Japanese culture, I think you'll enjoy this read as well.
Waris Dirie from “Desert Flower” by Waris Dirie
This book is the memoir of Waris Dirie and as it's said on the cover she is a desert nomad. This is a really heart-breaking book about her struggles as a child, as well as an adult. This is really an eye-opening book which I feel should be read by as much people as possible.
Tyrion Lannister from “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin
This is one of my favorite characters in the book so I had to mention him. He is the funniest and one of the most intelligent people in the series. For those who have not read the book yet - Tyrion is dwarf - definite diversity here. The book itself is full of diverse characters but no one stands out as much as he does.
Cole Webster from “Shadow Walker” by Connie Mason
I guess you didn't expect this book. It is my favorite historical fiction romance book and I have read it a dozen times. As far as I can remember Cole Webster (aka Shadow Walker) is American Indian which is why I classify him as diverse character. This book is not everybody's cup of tea just because it's one of those romances that are just too much for some people. But it is my guilty pleasure...
Sebastian Michaelis from “Black Butler” by Yana Toboso and Tomo Kimura
Well, he is One Hell of a Butler. Admire his looks because not only is he a diverse character but he is just soooo sexy.
Tell me what you think about my picks :) Links to your Top 5 Wednesday blog posts are also appreciated.