In my resolutions post, I mentioned that I wanted to read more diversely, to make myself more aware of it. And I have been doing so, until last month which I read mostly review books. Anyways, a way to help me with this goal is to participate in the Diversity Bingo 2017 (which I have been doing but haven’t done a proper post because I forgot too) which is hosted by 9 lovely bookworms. You can see who they are on the bingo card.
The idea of this challenge is to read a book that fits the square, one book per square until you get a bingo or use all the squares. I’m hoping to fill all the squares up by the end of the year.
I don’t have a definite TBR for this challenge. I have ideas as to what I want to read for each square but it depends what I can get my hands on first. But I shall tell you what I am planning to read anyways.
- Romance with a trans MC: Peter Darling by Austin Chant
- Non-binary MC (own voices): Ida by Allison Evans
- Science Fiction & Fantasy with disabled MC: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
- Practising Jewish MC: Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran – I’m not sure if the MC practises Jewish traditions, if not, I’ll find another one.
- Indian MC (own voices): Interpreters of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
- Displaced MC: A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park
- MC with under represented body: The Upside Of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
- Neuro-diverse MC (own voices): On The Edge Of Gone by Corinne Duyvis – The MC is autistic, however I don’t know if it accurate representation. If not, let me know and give me some suggestions for other books in this category.
- Retelling with MC belonging to LGBTQIA+: As I Descended by Robin Talley
- Bisexual MC (own voices): Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee
- MC with invisible disability: Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
- MC with anaphylactic allergy: I actually haven’t found any for this that I’m interested in. Leave suggestions below if you have any, please!
- MC of colour in science fiction & fantasy: The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
- Latinx MC (own voices): Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
- Free choice: I’m just going to add whatever one I feel like adding at the end of the year. This gives me freedom to read whatever I want.
- Non-western setting (real world): The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- Own voices: History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
- MC with chronic pain: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- West Asian setting: The Wrath And The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
- Arab MC (own voices): Where The Streets Had A Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah
- MC with wheelchair: The Last Leaves Falling by Fox Benwell
- Book by author of colour: The Blazing Star by Imani Josey
- Biracial MC (own voices): P.S. I Still Love You By Jenny Han
- Pansexual MC (own voices): Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate
- Black MC (own voices): The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- MC on ace spectrum (own voices): Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire
- LGBTQIA+ MC of colour: Not sure what I will be reading for this yet.
- Visually impaired MC: Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
- Book set in Central America: Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe
- Contemporary world arranged marriage: Written In The Stars by Aisha Saeed
- Indigenous MC (own voices): The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina
- Diverse non-fiction: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
- People of colour on cover: Saga: Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
- Deaf/hard of hearing MC: A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard
- Immigrant or refugee MC: When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah
- Hijabi MC (own voices): Does My Head Look Big In This by Randa Abdel-Fattah
I will be posting an update on how I’m doing with this challenge in June and maybe in October. Unless you guys want one earlier.
Are you participating in this challenge? Are you planning to read a bingo line or strive for the whole bingo card?