This year my main goal is to read more diversely and after participating in the Dumbledore’s Army Readathon, I have realized that joining this kind of reading events where there’s other people trying to read diversely and talking about diverse books it’s a big incentive to read the diverse books on my tbr. That’s why I’m joining the #DiverseAThon that will go from January 22nd to January 29th. The goal of Diverse-A-Thon is simply to celebrate diversity in literature by reading diverse books all week and engage in thoughtful discussions on Twitter under the #DiverseAthon hashtag.
Here are the books that I want to read during the readathon:
Not your Sidekick by C.B. Lee
I have heard great things about this, mainly that it’s funny and adorable, and for what I know, it has a very diverse cast of characters with an asian, bisexual main character. Also, this is an #ownvoices book, which makes me even more excited to read it.
When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
This book was written by a latinx author and it has a latinx main character and that’s enough to make me really excited to read it. But add to that the fact that this has a trans main character and I couldn’t get this soon enough. I have heard so many people saying how beautiful this book is that I can’t wait to read it.
Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Lately, this book is everywhere because they are making it into a movie. I wanted to read it before I knew it was gonna be a movie, but if I’m honest, now I am more excited about it. I know this is a love story and it’s really cute, but I also know that there’s some amazing friendships in this. I don’t know a lot more, ok? I just want to read it.
Are you participating in the #DiverseAThon? What books are you reading? HAve you read any of the books on my tbr? Did you enjoy them?