It seems that so many of us are trying to read more diversely in 2017 and I’ve been eyeing up this challenge for a little while. I’ve decided to take the plunge and I’m really looking forward to reading more diverse books this year and learning as much as I can from them. Participants are encouraged to read books from #OwnVoices and diverse authors for this challenge, I will be doing this as much as possible. Out of the 36 prompts, I am aiming for at least 20 of these to be #OwnVoices or books by diverse authors.

A huge thank you to @novelparadise, @headinherbooks, @thesebooklions, @thebooksbuzz, @rhaegardied, @ohbrekker, @aimalfarooq, @bookwormwanders and @theauslibrary for creating and hosting this fabulous challenge.

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5/36 complete

Proposed TBR:

Romance w/ a Trans MC – If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (#ownvoices)

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

SFF w/ Disabled MC – On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis 

Practicing Jewish MC – Playing With Matches by Suri Rosen

Indian MC (Own Voices) – A Beautiful Lie by Irfan Master

Displaced MC – Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

MC w/ an Under-represented Body – The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Neuro-Diverse MC (Own Voices) – The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas #OwnVoices

Retelling w/ MC belonging to LGBTQUIA+ – Ash by Malinda Lo (#ownvoices)

Bisexual MC (Own Voices) – Queen of Geeks by Jen Wilde (#ownvoices)

MC w/ Invisible Disability – Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

MC w/ anaphylactic allergy – My Year of Epic Rock by Andrea Pyros

MC of colour in SFF –  The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (#ownvoices)

Own Voices Latinx MC – Iron Cast by Destiny Soria / The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

Free Choice – Wing Jones by Katherine Webber (MC is Biracial – not own voices – also has LGBTQIA+ representation)

Non-Western (Real World) Setting – In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park

Own Voices – The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh (#ownvoices)

MC with Chronic Pain – Far From You by Tess Sharpe

West Asian Setting – The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury (#ownvoices) 

Arab MC (Own Voices) – Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah (#ownvoices)

MC w/ Wheel Chair – The Last Leaves Falling by Fox Benwell

Book by Author of Colour – Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (#ownvoices)

Biracial MC (Own Voices) – The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Pansexual MC (Own Voices) – Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

Black MC (Own Voices) – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (#ownvoices)

MC on the ACE Spectrum (Own Voices) – We Awaken by Calista Lynne

LGBTQIA+ MC of colour – Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Visually impaired MC – Run by Kody Keplinger (#ownvoices)

Book set in Central America – The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez (#ownvoices)

Contemporary World Arranged Marriage – When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (#ownvoices)

Indigenous MC (Own Voices) – If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

Diverse Non-Fiction – The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla

POC on the Cover – Ms. Marvel volume 1 by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

D/deaf / Hard of Hearing MC – El Deafo by Cece Bell (#ownvoices)

Immigrant or Regufee MC – American Street by Ibi Zoboi (#ownvoices)

Hijabi MC (Own Voices) – Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik (#ownvoices)

If you have any recommendations or suggestions please let me know. I’m really open to suggestions and am hoping to discover a lot of new books this year. Please also let me know if you feel that I have categorised a book inaccurately.


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