As promised yesterday, here is my accountability post for my reading list. If you would like to join me in this reading challenge, more information can be found here.
Below, you can see how I’m color coding, and what sorts of diversity I’m looking at. Under that are books I’ve read so far this year, and how they stack up.
Here are my reading lists. On the left are books just by Black authors. On the right I have a list of books by Black, Hispanic, Native American, Middle Eastern, Indian, and other identities of color.
I’ve already gotten a start on these lists. I was partially inspired by BookRoast’s Welcome to Hogsmead reading challenge on Youtube. She posted on June 1, and the challenge is meant to run the 22nd-28th, but several people in the comments mentioned they wanted to make it a month long readathon. I thought this sounded like a good idea (also, I don’t think I can finish even half the challenges in a week), so I made myself another list:
Items in pencil are titles I am not sure I’ll get to, or haven’t started yet. The little diamond pattern means I’ve already finished that book (I was already reading The Inventor’s Secret and The Diary of Mary Berg when the announcement was made). Out of all the books on this list, only The Inventor’s Secret doesn’t qualify for my color code. Secrets of Learning a Foreign Language technically doesn’t either, but I am still nudging it toward the more diverse books because I believe strongly that everyone should learn a foreign language, as it helps us communicate with those who are different from us, and increases our understanding and empathy for others in the world, but that’s a subject for a different blog.
If you’re joining me on this journey, please feel free to comment below, or tag me on Instagram or Twitter (@Knotmagick both places).