#DAReadathon TBR

I have several issues with the lack of diversity in the world of Harry Potter, especially with the kind of crap JKR has been putting us through this year. But I think you’ve known me long enough to know I can’t resist a readathon, especially one that is focused on promoting diverse books. I’ve been mulling over my reading goals for 2017, and it only seems fitting to kick it off with a readathon highlighting diverse books, organized by an awesome blogger. The details are right here, and I’m excited to be repping team Slytherin!

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Aentee has given us eight awesome prompts, and I’ve picked one book each in order to rack up some sweet house points:

expectopatronum

everyheartdoorway

 

I haven’t read a lot of books repping ace characters, and it is totally for lack of trying. I’m making more of an effort and have found quite a few titles, so I’m reading one that has been recommended to me the most from all corners of the interwebz. 

 

 

expelliarmus

undertheudalatrees

 

It’s safe to say that I’ve discovered plenty of gaps in my reading, so many that I’m not actually sure I’ll get to all of them in my life, but I’ll be damned if I don’t keep trying. So for this category, I’ve picked this highly acclaimed title which hits both titles by Non-US/European authors and features lesbian characters. 

 

protego

lolitatehran 

 

This book has been sitting on my shelf for months; I only bought it because the premise sounded interesting. A quick scroll through Goodreads indicated that this is highly acclaimed, so I’m using this readathon as an excuse to crack this beauty open. 

 

 

reducto

hidden-figures

 

You guys, my body is so ready for this movie. I can’t explain what it means to see women of colour nerds on screen. It is going to be glorious, and you bet your bottom dollar I need to read the book before I go see it on screen. 

 

impedimenta

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I keep picking this book up and I’m never in the right mood to read it, but I’m thinking having a print copy will help me this time. I know it’s a slow burn and there’s a ton of world building, but I have mad respect for the author and I’d really like to finally be hooked along with the rest of you. 

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It’s really simple, my library hold finally came through, and I need to read it because the holds list is a mile long. Also, I’ve heard so many good things and I’m having serious FOMO. THAT COVER IS EVERYTHING. *heart eyes for days*

 

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This book has been recommended to me by both Naz and Bina, which made it the perfect pick for this prompt. I’m knee deep in my need for intersectional feminist works, so this automatically made the list for that as well.

 

 

 

 

Right, those are my picks. Looking for more options? Allow me to direct you to Naz’s blog, where he gives us more than 60 awesome options for the readathon prompts. Excited to see everyone’s picks, and looking forward to start off the year reading fantastically inclusive books! 

-J

 

 

 

 

 

Author: The Shrinkette

Speed reading aficionado. Unapologetic book pusher. Diversity junkie. Noncompliant. Scotch pundit. Ace. She/her. Point me to the nearest bookshelf. My blog is dedicated exclusively to supporting and promoting marginalized voices.

11 thoughts on “#DAReadathon TBR”

  1. This is one of the most innovative challenges I’ve seen. Amazing! Going over to read more about this! As for the books, Under the Udala Trees is a priority book for me in 2017. Sadly, I wasn’t able to get my ARC read before it expired. Story of my life. Lez Talk is also a book I’d love to get my paws on!

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  2. This looks like a fantastic list! I have all of these on my TBR. I’m looking forward to finally reading N.K. Jemisin’s books, because I’ve been recommended them over and over but have never gotten around to it.I hope you love all of these books!

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  3. So many great books on your TBR! The Fifth Season is one of my absolute favorite fantasy reads and I LOVED Reading Lolita in Tehran. I was already planning on doing Bout of Books the first week of January, now I’ll have to check out this challenge too 🙂

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  4. I loved The Fifth Season, but it is dense , complex, and dark. I don’t think it’s the kind of book you’d want in a readathon, imo. But I do hope you read it eventually. It’s a rewarding experience for those who put in the effort. For some people, the effort they must put it may not be worth it, though. Hope you love it!

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