I’m pretty sure most of you know about the Diversity Bingo 2017 challenge. This year, reading books for every single one of these squares is my main reading goal, and I thought I’d give you all a little bit of an update on how I’m doing so far.
MC with an underrepresented body: If The Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman
Retelling with MC beloning to LGBTQIA+: Peter Darling by Austin Chant
Bisexual MC (own voices): Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
Free Choice: God Smites and Other Muslim Girl Problems by Ishara Deen
Pansexual MC (own voices): The Melody of You and Me by Maria Hollis
Black MC (own voices): Tiny Pretty Things by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra
Diverse Non-Fiction: Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen
Immigrant or Refugee MC: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
I’ve also read some books that could technically fit some of the squares, like The Red Pyramid for MC of Color in SFF, but I feel like another book would be a better, more perfect fit, so I’m not using those books.
Clearly I still have a lot of work to do. I’ve already thought about what books I’m going to read to fill the rest of the squares, and I thought it’d be fun to share my sort-of-TBR with you! You know, the thing that a lot of people already did months ago, lmao.
Romance with a trans MC: Coffee Boy by Austin Chant
Non-binary MC (own voices): Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
SFF with disabled MC: On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis
Indian MC (own voices): When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Displaced MC: The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana
Neuro-diverse MC (own voices): Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
MC with an Invisible Disability: Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
MC with Anaphylactic Allergy: My Year of Epic Rock by Andrea Pyros
MC of Color in SFF: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Own Voices Latinx MC: Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
Non-Western (real world) Setting: Want by Cindy Pon
Own Voices: So many options! Will decide on one later.
MC with Chronic Pain: Far From You by Tess Sharpe
West Asian Setting: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Adieh
Arab MC (own voices): Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
MC with Wheelchair: Push Girl by Chelsie Hill and Jessica Love
Book by Author of Color: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Biracial MC (own voices): The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig
MC on the Ace Spectrum (own voices): Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver
LGBTQIA+ MC of Color: Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee
Visually Impaired MC: Run by Kody Keplinger
Book Set in Central America: The World in Half by Cristina Henríquez
Contemporary World Arranged Marriage: Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
Indigenous MC (own voices): Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time edited by Hope Nicholson
POC on the Cover: Prom Queen Perfect by Clarisse David
D/deaf/Hard of Hearing MC: You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner
Hijabi MC (own voices): The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi
You have no idea how excited I am about all of these books! I really can’t wait.
So, how’s Diversity Bingo 2017 going for you? What’s your favourite book you’ve read for this challenge so far?