Well, I think it was a fairly successful Diverseathon. I planned to read three books and ended up finishing two and starting the third (yes, it’s the 700 page Tale of Genji I didn’t finish) and I throughly enjoyed both of them.
First post here
This is my first update post, mostly to just remind myself that I am trying to fill out all thirty six squares on this bingo. I’m taking part in #Diverseathon this January and that is going well-ish. I’ve finished one book and started the second so there’s that.
In January, I read Kindred by Octavia E. Butler and Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath. Venom and Vanilla by Shannon Mayer also had some bisexual/pansexual side characters in it but no labels were used and it wasn’t any of the main characters so it won’t be included on this.
Rejected Princesses – Diverse Non-Fiction. Short passages on women around the world who don’t quite fit into the Disney Princess ideal but are still awesome and terrifying. A very enjoyable book.
Kindred – MC of Colour in SFF/Black MC (Own Voices)/POC on the Cover. This book could fit any of these categories so as I read on, I’ll decide which one it fits in best. For the moment, I’ll go with Black MC (Own Voices).
If I finish Twelve Years a Slave for #Diverseathon then that’ll be Diverse Non-Fiction as well. If I finish Tale of Genji (all 700 pages of it), then I’ll put that as West Asian Setting and it’ll be in my February update.
I found a great post for #DiverseBingo which includes list of recommendations. Here ohbookish gives a list of recs for the first line of the Bingo card. I’m definitely going to be checking some of them out.
So stress over my visa meant I wasn’t feeling up to reading or doing blog posts or writing. It wasn’t fun, so now I’m getting back into the swing of things with a readathon! I saw this from one of the Booktubers I follow, squibblereads (her video here), and it struck me as a good idea.
As you can see by the video above, this is a diverse readathon which runs 22nd January-29th January, so Sunday to Sunday. It has no challenges, but you make a concentrated effort to read more diversely. And this month the readathon is focusing on #OwnVoices, which by sheer luck more than anything else, I have in my TBR. Continue reading “Diverseathon”