Friday, December 19, 2014

2015 Reading Challenge: Dive Into Diversity

After signing up for a gazillion reading challenges in 2013 and 2014, and losing track/interest after a few months, I decided I wouldn't sign up for any challenges in 2015. But then I saw the Dive Into Diversity challenge, and I decided to break my challenge ban. Why? Because diversity in books is important to me, and this is a way not only to discover new authors, books, and bloggers who write, read, and support diversity, but it's also a good chance to spread the word and encourage others to read and write diverse books. Everyone wins!

Dive Into Diversity Reading Challenge

The 2015 Dive Into Diversity Reading Challenge is hosted by Reading Wishes and Rather Be Reading. It runs from January 1st, 2015 to December 31st. The idea is to write posts about diversity or read and review diverse books. There are no set numbers of books to complete, which is definitely a big draw for me, because I tend to lose track, and it eventually starts to suck the fun out of reading. The books can be diverse in any way - LGBTQ+ characters, POC characters, gender diversity, people of different religions or cultures, people with disabilities, etc. You can follow along using the hashtag #DiveDiversity.

The diverse books I read in 2014:

*To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
*Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
*The Summer I Wasn't Me by Jessica Verdi
*My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter
*Kiss the Morning Star by Elissa Janine Hoole
*Servants of the Storm by Delilah S Dawson
No One Needs to Know by Amanda Grace
Great by Sara Benincasa
Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore 
One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva
Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Everything Changes by Samantha Hale
*Off the Map series by Lia Riley
*Last Will and Testament by Dahlia Adler
*Make It Count by Megan Erickson
*International School series (I See London, London Falling, French Kissed) by Chanel Cleeton
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

* = personal favourites/highly recommended

Shameless self-promo in 3...2...1...

My own diverse books:
Take Them by Storm (coming January 6th, 2015 ~ available for pre-order now)

What are some of your favourite diverse books? Are you going to Dive Into Diversity in 2015? Let's talk here or on Twitter!

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