Tuesday, November 10, 2020

2021 Diversity Reading Challenge

 Going to do this one, getting as many books as possible.

Considering all the sad and tragic events this year, such as the murder of George Floyd, the harassment of Asian due to Covid-19, and now the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I decided reviving the Diversity Reading Challenge for next year.

I’m not going to make any categories or levels for this challenge, as I want it to be a bit flexible. Read as many books as you feel like reading and yes, it can be children’s books, graphic novels, e-books, non-fiction, audio books, poetry and you-name-it. As it is a diversity reading challenge, it would be mean to exclude some types of reading materials, right?

Now, what is diversity you might ask? What I mean by diversity is, but not limited to;
  • People of color/non-caucasian characters/authors
  • Native Americans and other indigenous people
  • Authors or characters defining themselves as trans, intersex, genderfluid or similar
  • Refugees
  • Religious minorities
  • Mental illnesses/disorders
  • Neurodiversity (like ADD, Aspergers and autism)
  • Feminist themes/issues
  • Physical/mental disabilities
  • Characters/authors in wheelchairs
  • Characters/authors with cerebral palsy, ME, MS, etc.
The challenge starts on January 1st 2021 and will end on December 31st 2021. Also, feel free to use books for whatever other challenges you might be participating in. I've often used the same book for several challenges myself, if a book fitted into more than one challenge.

My Books:
  1. Girls Like Us--Rachel Lloyd
  2. Boyfriend Material--Alexis Hall
  3. Bitch--Elizabeth Wurtzel (reread)
  4. Crank--Ellen Hopkins
  5. The Flower in the Skull--Kathleen Alcala
  6. The Truths We Hold--Kamala Harris
  7. Other Words For Home--Jasmine Warga
  8. Queen of Air and Darkness--Cassandra Clare
  9. Ziggy, Stardust and Me--James Brandon
  10. Abide With Me--Elizabeth Strout
  11. Girl, Woman, Other--Bernardine Evaristo
  12. Lost Soul, Be At Peace--Maggie Thrash
  13. Brown Girl Dreaming--Jacqueline Woodson (reread)
  14. Thirteen Senses--Victor Villaseñor
  15. From Scratch--Tembi Locke
  16. Sophie's Choice--William Styron
  17. SLAY--Brittney Morris
  18. Dear Justyce--Nic Stone
  19. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo--Taylor Jenkins Reid
  20. One to Watch--Kate Stayman-London
  21. Never Look Back--Lilliam Rivera
  22. The Vanishing Half--Brit Bennett
  23. Miracles and Grace in an Unlikely Place--Charisse Tyson (reread)
  24. The Hare With Amber Eyes--Edmund De Waal
  25. The Tradition--Jericho Brown
  26. Junior High Drama--Louise Simonson
  27. Heartstopper, Volume 1--Alice Oseman
  28. This Mournable Body--Tsitsi Dangarembga
  29. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet--Jamie Ford
  30. Girl Made of Stars--Ashley Herring Blake
  31. A Burning--Megha Majumdar
  32. Beyond Magenta--Susan Kuklin
  33. Check, Please!: Hockey--Ngozi Ukazu
  34. An American Sunrise--Joy Harjo
  35. Forget Me Not--Ellie Terry
  36. Feng-Shui--Ernest J. Eitel
  37. To Love and Let Go--Rachel Brathen
  38. Ties That Tether--Jane Igharo
  39. The Girl With the Louding Voice--Abi Dare
  40. Geisha, a Life--Mineko Iwasaki
  41. Black Sun--Rebecca Roanhorse
  42. A Map to the Sun--Sloane Leong
  43. Inside Out & Back Again--Thanhha Lai
  44. What I Like About Me--Allia Zobel Nolan
  45. Sanctuary--Paola Mendoza & Abby Sher
  46. Calling Maggie May--Anonymous
  47. Chain of Iron--Cassandra Clare
  48. The Summer's End--Mary Alice Monroe
  49. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden--Joanne Greenberg
  50. The End of Your Life Book Club--Will Schwalbe
  51. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit--Jeanette Winterson
  52. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Volume 1--Shiro Amano
  53. The Quiet American--Graham Greene
  54. The Premonition--Michael Lewis
  55. Of Love and Shadows--Isabel Allende
  56. Everyone in This Room Will Someday be Dead--Emily Austin
  57. The Courage of Sarah Noble--Alice Dalgliesh
  58. Kyle's Little Sister--BonHyung Jeong
  59. Waging Heavy Peace--Neil Young
  60. Voices From Chernobyl--Svetlana Alexievich
  61. Carpentaria--Alexis Wright
  62. Bird Summons--Leila Aboulela
  63. The Country Guesthouse--Robyn Carr
  64. Harlem--Walter Dean Myers
  65. Circe--Madeline Miller
  66. Teardrop--Lauren Kate
  67. Waterfall--Lauren Kate
  68. Hillbilly Elegy--J.D. Vance
  69. Hippie--Paulo Coelho
  70. Ace of Spades--Faridah Abike-Iyimide
  71. The Pelican Brief--John Grisham
  72. Clap When You Land--Elizabeth Acevedo
  73. Crying in H Mart--Michelle Zauner
  74. The Dew Breaker--Edwidge Danticat
  75. Vampires Never Get Old--Zoraida Cordova (ed.)
  76. Let's Pretend This Never Happened--Jenny Lawson
  77. Los Gatos Black on Halloween--Marisa Montes
  78. Jade City--Fonda Lee
  79. Mummies in the Morning--Mary Pope Osborne
  80. Ten, Nine, Eight--Molly Bang
  81. The Poisonwood Bible-Barbara Kingslover
  82. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon--Grace Lim
  83. The Dove's Necklace--Raja Alem
  84. Mooncakes--Suzanne Walker
  85. A Dash of Trouble--Anna Meriano
  86. Bel Canto--Ann Patchett
  87. The Poetry of Strangers--Brian Sonia-Wallace
  88. His Majesty's Hope--Susan Elia MacNeal
  89. Who Was Gandhi?--Dana Meachan Rau
  90. Empire of the Summer Moon--S.C. Gwynne
  91. Anxious People--Frederik Backman
  92. Twelve Years a Slave--Solomon Northup
  93. Malibu Rising--Taylor Jenkins Reid
  94. A Lowcountry Wedding--Mary Alice Monroe
  95. A Lowcountry Christmas--Mary Alice Monroe
  96. Let It Snow--John Green
  97. One Last Stop--Casey McQuiston
  98. Finding Yvonne--Brandy Colbert
  99. The Eight Knights of Hanukkah--Leslie Kimmelman
  100. All In--Billie Jean King
  101. Who Was Joan of Arc?--Pam Pollack
  102. I Would Leave Me If I Could--Halsey
  103. Madness in Civilization--Andrew Scull
  104. Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry--Jeffrey A. Lieberman
  105. Deadline--Chris Crutcher
  106. Santa in the City--Tiffany D. Jackson
  107. The World According to Garp--John Irving
Calling challenge complete on December 26


Elephant's Child said...

What a great idea.

Sandra Cox said...

2020 has been horrific. Let's hope 2021 is amazing.