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.
These were created by nine beautiful women. These links are to their twitter accounts and blogs if there are one.
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
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.