Monday, January 11, 2016

2016 Diverse Books Reading Challenge

I meant to do a post about this earlier this week, but better late than never, right?

2016 Diverse Books Reading Challenge
This challenge is hosted by Mishma over at Chasing Faerytales (you can click the picture above for a link) and I thought it looked awesome.

Diversity is something that I consider very important, but I know that it's tended to fall by the wayside when it comes to my own reading habits. So, hence this challenge!

So, the goal:

Read books that are diverse.  In other words, the main character must be a member of a diverse group!

Defined by We Need Diverse Books:  We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIApeople of colorgender diversitypeople with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.     

Themes throughout the year:

January to March: Ethnic diversity
April to June: LGBTQIA+ diversity
July to September: Religious diversity
October to December: Mental and physical health and disabilities. 

Personally, I think my big focuses are probably going to be ethnic diversity and mental & physical health and disabilities. Mostly because I think these are the books that I lack the most of in my reading repertoire, though the LGBTQIA is also one that is near and dear to my heart considering that I'm bisexual.

So far this is the TBR I've settled on:

1. An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
2. Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
3. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

I think that's a good way to start off - basically a book a month, maybe more. Wish me luck!


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