Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Read Diverse 2017

In 2016, I tried to be more intentional in reading authors of color, and I felt pretty impressed with myself -- but the number is still low compared to my overall reading.

This year, I'd like to do even better, so I'm really excited by the Read Diverse 2017 Reading Challenge.

Eligible books:
  1. Books written by people of color or Native/Indigenous Peoples. 
  2. Books by or about people with disabilities (physical, neurodiversity, etc.)
  3. Books with LGBTQIA protagonists or about LGBTQIA issues 
*#ownvoices books are highly encouraged*

I'm hoping that at least half of my reading in 2017 will be for this challenge -- I'm especially excited about finding historical fiction that works for this!

Books Read

Heidi Heilig, The Ship Beyond Time
Balli Kaur Jaswal, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
Zadie Smith, Swing Time


  1. Good luck with all of your challenges!

  2. Woooo! I love the art for this challenge -- I am nervous to commit to challenges because I have historically rebelled against, oh, all of the challenges I ever swore to do. :p But I'm pretty sure I can do this one! I read tons of books by a diverse range of authors, surely I can do this one! CAN I AUDRA THIS IS A CRISIS FOR MY BRAIN.

    (I can. For sure. And so can you. We all can!)