Diversity Bingo 2017 TBR


I have found two great reading challenges for the whole year that I would like to participate. I want to read more diverse and read more own voice books for 2017. They do overlap since I will some books for one and it will still apply to other if it fits the theme.

As you know, I am participating in my first readathon starting on the first of January. It’s for Dumbledore’s Army Readathon as well as DiverseAThon. 

I am doing Beat The Backlist reading challenge and I am going to try my best to use books that I have added to that TBR.


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There are 36 squares and if I do the math correctly, that would be three books per month. That’s the minimum that I can do, but if I do more, that would be awesome! 

I have filled out all but one. I have a problem trying to find an MG book or YA book that are set in Central America. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. I want to mention that I might change books around or replace them. 

Below the picture, you will see the books that I am wanting to read for the year. Although, I might change some titles around. I will be updating this page with a review of a book.

Before you go and check the books out, I want to give shout outs to people on twitter that would recommend a book. It helped me a lot and I kept adding a lot of books to my Goodreads! I thought I’d give you a list of bloggers that does a lot. They give suggestions on more than one book to every category! So if you are still unsure on a book for a certain square, check them out! If you did not find any book on these list to your interests, go on twitter and use few hashtags and you will find a lot more! 

#DiversityBingo2017 | #WeNeedDiverseBooks | #DiversityDecBingo

Reading As I Am Weezie’s Whimsical Writings | I Live and Breathe Words Reading Is Dreaming with Open Eyes | The Alliterates


Romance with a Tran MC: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Non-Binary MC (Own Voices): Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

SFF with Disabled MC: On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvus

Practicing Jewish MC: Flying Without a Net by E.M. Ben Shaul 

Indian MC (Own Voices): When Dimple Met Rishi* by Sandhya Menon

Displaced MC: The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

MC with an Under-Represented Body: The Upside of Unrequited* by Becky Albertalli

Neuro-Diverse MC (Own Voices): Under Rose-Tainted Skies* by Louise Gornall

Retelling with MC belongs to LGBTIA+: Beast by Brie Spangler

Bisexual MC (Own Voices): Ramona Blue* by Julie Murphy

MC with an Invisible Disability: History is All You Left Me* by Adam Silvera

MC with an Anaphylactic Allergy: My Year of Epic Rock by Andrea Pyros

MC of Color in SFF: The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Own Voices Latinx MC: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordóva

Free Choice: 27 Hours* by Tristina Wright

Non-Western (Real World) Setting: Want* by Cindy Pon 

Own Voices: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

MC with Chronic Pain: Far From You by Tess Sharpe

West Asian Setting: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Arab MC (Own Voices): If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

MC with Wheelchair: Mia Lee is Wheeling Through Middle School by Melissa Shang

Book by Author of Color: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns* by Julie C. Dao

Biracial MC (Own Voices): See No Color by Shannon Gibney

Pansexual MC (Own Voices): The Melody of You and Me by M. Hollis

Black MC (Own Voices): The Hate U Give* by Angie Thomas

MC on the Ace Spectrum (Own Voices): We Awaken by Calista Lynne

LGBTQIA+ MC of Color: Unicorn Tracks by Julia Ember

Visually Impaired MC: Run by Kody Keplinger

Book set in Central America:  The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez

Contemporary World Arranged Marriage: Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

Indigenous MC (Own Voices): Birdie by Tracey Lindberg

Diverse Non-Diverse: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

POC on the Cover: Iron Cast by Destiny Sirota

Deaf and Hard of Hearing MC: You’re Welcome, Universe* by Whitney Gardner

Immigrant or Refugee MC: The Sun is also A Star by Nicola Yoon

Hijab MC (Own Voices): Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

The titles with * is a 2017 release. 


12 thoughts on “Diversity Bingo 2017 TBR

  1. Jacquie (Rattle the Stars) says:

    I’m going to try this as well. I’m not making a TBR though. I’m just going to read more diversely and hope some of the books I read match some of the prompts. What has been great is seeing all of the TBRs. There are so many great books listed! Iron Cast, The Wrath & the Dawn and Labyrinth Lost were all fantastic. I hope you enjoy them and good luck! 🙂

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    • Nicole @ booksinked says:

      That’s great to hear! I might change some books around if the mood strikes. I love to see TBRs as well. I cannot wait to read them and more. I can’t wait to see what you’re reading this year! 🙂

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      • Jacquie (Rattle the Stars) says:

        I just finished my first book for the Black MC Own Voices square. I read Binti, a short story set in space. It was very interesting. 🙂

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      • Jacquie (Rattle the Stars) says:

        There’s a sequel? I need it. It was interesting. I liked how it examined race and cultural identity. The alien race were fascinating. A perfect example of how we fear fear the “other” or hold onto preconceived notions about others. I just wish it was longer.

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      • Nicole @ booksinked says:

        Yeah, it is called Binti: Home. I think it’s coming out on the 31st. Ohh, I am thinking to read that this month. I wonder why it’s short.

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      • Jacquie (Rattle the Stars) says:

        I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for letting me know. I think it’s short because it was originally on Tor or something like that?

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