Here are the books that I read in July 2021:
I went to Drammen, Norway, 22 – 23 July for a small getaway. Here’s my vlog.
I took part in the Indian Lit Readathon 12 – 18 July 2021, an excellent excuse to read some books by authors from India or of Indian origin. This is my reading vlog from the readathon.
Here’s my reading vlog for the Queer Lit Readathon that took place 6 – 12 June 2021. The summary of the readathon will be at the end of the video.
My reading vlog for 31 May – 3 June 2021. 📚 🌞 Good news announcement at the end! 😁
Being in a bit of a reading slump, I tried to get some reading done over the weekend. Here’s my reading vlog.
The booktuber and blogger The Artisan Geek hosted a readathon called Fortnight Frights during the last two weeks of October. Even though I had planty of things to do, I decided that I wanted to take part in it.
The fist thing I was, was picking the books I wanted to read. Here’s my video where I talked about the books I was planning on reading for the readathon:
As you can see in my reading vlog, my “To Be Read” (or TBR) list went through the window. But at least something exciting happened (which can be seen towards the end of the video):
Do you ever take part in readathons? Do you think it’s fun?
Lately I have been discussing diverse books with my friend Kevin, whom I first “met” on Instagram. We both agree there are not enough diverse books out there, and that we as readers need to show we care and actually want more diversity in literature! With that as inspiration, I decided that I wanted to host a diverse reading challenge.
I want this to be as easy and flexible as possible, so I am not setting a time limit. Nor am I setting a start date – people should be able to start whenever they want. All you need to do is to fulfill each point on the list. You can read the books in whatever order you wish.
I would love it if you posted your list of books as you read them as a comment here, or if you post them on your own blog or Instagram, that’s even better! If you post them on your blog, it would make my day if you link back to this post!
- Book by a transgender author
- Book by a bisexual or pansexual author
- Book by a gay author
- Book by a Zimbabwean author
- Book by a Scandinavian author
- Book by a Japanese author
- Book by a Indian author
- Book set in Brazil
- Book set in Indonesia
- Book set in Russia
- Book set in Iceland
- Book set in Iran
- Book with a genderfluid main character
- Book with a lesbian main character
- Book with a main character with an immigrant background (first or second generation)
- Book with a main character who suffer from mental illness
- Book with a character in a wheelchair
- Book with a blind character
- Book with a deaf character
- Book with a character who has ME
- Feminist non-fiction book
- LGBTQ+ non-fiction book
- Non-fiction book on an Asian country (not a travel guide book)
- Non-fiction book on a Nordic country (not a travel guide book)
- Non-fiction book on an Indigenous people and/or their culture
I could have made this a lot longer, but that would made the challenge a lot harder. I hope lots of people will parttake!
Are you game?