I meant to do a post about this earlier this week, but better late than never, right?
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) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender
diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and
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!