Yesterday I mentioned that I’m participating in a reading challenge this month, and it’s Diversity December Bingo! I’m so so excited about this one. I’ve been making a conscious effort to diversify my reading, so this challenge fits in perfectly with that goal. Most people are covering a 5-square line from the card. I’m being overly ambitious and attempting to complete as much of the card as possible. I’m hoping to read books to cover most of the 25 categories.
There will be an INTL giveaway at the end of the month for anyone who’s completed a 5-square line. Find out more about Diversity December Bingo by checking out Jananee’s post here or by following along on the #diversitydecbingo hashtag on Twitter.
I’ve picked out a book (or two or three) for each of the categories, but this TBR is tentative. I have ARCs of 6 of these that I need to get to, so this challenge is motivating me to pick those up too. If I get any diverse books in the mail this month, I may change it up to read some of those.
Non-Western Cultural Fantasy: The Wrath & The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh
Non-binary Main Character: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers**
Refugee Main Character: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini**
PoC Superheroes: Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee
Chronic Pain Sufferers: Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Demisexual Main Character: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Trans Main Character: A Boy Called Cin by Cecil Wilde
Diverse Non-fiction: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
PoC or Interracial M/M: A Hundred Thousand Words by Nyrae Dawn
Mental Health Awareness: Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
Asian Main Character: Trade Me (Cyclone #1) by Courtney Milan
Free Space: Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler (Mexican America MC)
Own Voices: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
PoC on Book Cover: Hold Me (Cyclone #2) by Courtney Milan
PoC with Natural Hair: This Side of Home by Renée Watson
Disabled Main Character: Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
SFF w/LGBTQIA+ Main Character: Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
Pansexual Main Character: Timekeeper by Tara Sim
Indigenous Main Character: The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina
Biracial Main Character: Keeping Her Secret by Sarah Nicolas
Neurodiversity: Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
**I’m still looking for recommendations for these categories. If you have something you love, please let me know in the comments!
What’s on your TBR? What are your favorite diverse books?