Mishma and I decided to team up again and host the Diverse Reading Challenge for another year! This time around, we’re dividing each month into specific sections for a more guided reading but we are leaving it totally open to readers who don’t want to follow the schedule we have as well.
Once again, the 2017 Diverse Reading Challenge is all about setting your own personal goals to read more diverse books. Any diverse book will count towards this challenge, it’s all about setting personal challenges to read widely.
We’re also looking to feature some authors for some interviews. If you have a diverse book releasing in 2017 and would like to be featured, please fill out this form!
If you’d like to participate, you can sign up below!
our monthly (optional) mini-challenges:
January– diverse folklore/mythology (e.g. South Asian mythology, Russian folklore, Japanese folklore, Greek mythology, Chinese folklore, etc.)
February– POC Main Character / Biracial / Multiracial
March– main characters with a disability
April– mental health
May– religious diversity
June & July– sexuality and gender identity
August– non-Western setting
November– diverse retellings
December– 2017 Releases
As usual, we do have our recommended reading list and we encourage everyone to read #ownvoices books as well as leave reviews on your blog, GoodReads, and retail sites.
more resources and addition challenges!
Want to read more? One challenge not enough? Here are some additional links!
- Check out #MuslimShelfSpace on Twitter for great books by Muslim authors
- Bingo more your style? Check out #DiversityBingo2017
- Want to read more LGBT YA books? YA Interrobang and GayYA partnered to create #queer52!
- Want to review more diverse books? Naz @ Read Diverse Books created the Read Diverse 2017 challenge!