I haven’t participated in many readathons before but Noura’s eye-catching graphics and thoughtful prompts caught my attention on twitter! The Diversify That Shelf readathon is taking place from August 10th-19th; participate on twitter with #DTSReadathon and be sure to check out her full post at The Perks of Being Noura!
I try to be cognizant of how diversely I read, plus my TBR is always out of control, so this readathon is a match made in heaven. Plus bookish bingo! Extremely motivating to me for some reason haha. I know I won’t be able to complete them all, but I’m going to list my probable choices so I can grab and go once the readathon starts on Monday!
Diverse Middle Grade; By a Latinx Author (any genre): Love Sugar Magic: A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano
Different Culture Than You: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
By a Black Author (any genre): Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Balron
South Asian Inspired (any genre); Diverse Book With More Than 300 Pages: Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar
Middle East Inspired (any genre): Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
Diverse Contemporary; Focuses on Identity: Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Non Western Setting: The Tiger Queens: The Women of Genghis Khan by Stephanie Thornton
East Asian Inspired (any genre): The Silence of Bones by June Hur
POC on Cover: The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
A Friends’ Favorite Diverse Read: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Own Voice (identity, culture, etc): The Gay Girl’s Guide to Ruining Prom by Siera Maley
Book by an AOC You’ve Wanted to Read For Awhile: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Pick a Book by an AOC Randomly: Mirage by Somaiya Daud
(Here is the complete bingo card if you’d like to participate too!)
Have you ever participated in a readathon before? Any advice? What books would be on your list? Let me know if you’re taking part in Diversify That Shelf!