Only about a quarter of my 2015 reads were diverse*, so my challenge within this challenge is for about half of my 2016 reads to be written by diverse authors or prominently featuring diverse heroes/heroines.
Five Books by Women
Five Books Set in Foreign Countries
Five Adult Category Books
Five 2016 Debut Books
Five Award-Winning Books
Five Middle Grade Books
Five Poetry Books or Books Written in Verse
Five Graphic Novels/Manga
Five Books Already on my Shelf
*For the purposes of this reading challenge, I am defining diversity with the same definition used over at WeNeedDiverseBooks.com:
“We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.
*We subscribe to a broad definition of disability, which includes but is not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, chronic conditions, and mental illnesses (this may also include addiction). Furthermore, we subscribe to a social model of disability, which presents disability as created by barriers in the social environment, due to lack of equal access, stereotyping, and other forms of marginalization.”