I’m joining the Diversity Reading Challenge hosted at Celebrity Readers again this year. The basic goal is to read diverse books. The author or the main character – or one of the leads, who preferably has a POV – has to belong to a diverse group. According to the definition of We Need Diverse Books:

“We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.

*We subscribe to a broad definition of disability, which includes but is not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, chronic conditions, and mental illnesses (this may also include addiction). Furthermore, we subscribe to a social model of disability, which presents disability as created by barriers in the social environment, due to lack of equal access, stereotyping, and other forms of marginalization.”

The mini-challenge involves monthly themes:

My goal is going to be to read at least 12 books and to aim toward the monthly themes.

  1. Lavender House by Lev A.C. Rosen
  2. Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
  3. A Good Day to Pie by Misha Popp
  4. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
  5. Against the Currant by Olivia Matthews
  6. The Raven Thief by Gigi Pandian
  7. Red Lip Theology: For Church Girls Who've Considered Tithing to the Beauty Supply Store When Sunday Morning Isn't Enough by Candice Marie Benbow
  8. Fadeout by Joseph Hansen
  9. Don't Fear the Reaper by Stephen Graham Jones
  10. The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older
  11. Death Claims by Joseph Hansen
  12. The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat
  13. Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia
  14. Hard Dough Homocide by Olivia Matthews
  15. Lament at Loon Landing by Josh Lanyon
  16. The Honjin Murders by Seishi Yokomizo
  17. Misfortune Cookie by Vivien Chien
  18. The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado
  19. The Last Drop of Hemlock by Katharine Schellman
  20. The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin
  21. Board to Death by CJ Connor
  22. Death at the Deep Dive by Josh Lanyon


    • I saw on your blog that you’ve read the Noodle Shop mysteries. Yu might also enjoy the Ice Cream Parlor Mysteries by Abby Collette and The Secret Staircase mysteries by Gigi Pandian.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.