Diverse Reading Goals

I'm continuing to be more intentional in the diverse books I read and to keep track of them in 2019, as inspired by Kayla Whaley. Here's my tracking progress for 2018, 2017 and 2016.

My diverse goals for 2018 are:
  • To focus, mainly, on reading more novels with disabled characters as protagonists. I only read 4 in 2018, so need to improve on this.
  • To read more novels with characters who have chronic/terminal illnesses/diseases/conditions as protagonists. I read 0 in 2018.
  • To continue read more books with protagonists from different religious/cultural backgrounds.
  • To read more books with intersectional characters. Because not all, but many people are from more than one marginalised group, and my reading should reflect this.
  • To read more books by POC authors than white authors.
  • To read more books by marginalised authors - even if the story isn't #OwnVoices.
  • To read books by authors who seem privileged - except for books about POC characters written by white authors. Not all all authors are open about their marginalisation.

Below are the books I've read. Some books might fall into several sections due to intersectional protags, multiple diverse protags, and #ownvoices authors.


Characters

LGBTQ*:

Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake - Mara: Bisexual, secondary character - Charlie: Non-binary
This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher - No labels; one character may be bisexual, another may be gay (saying who may be what will give away spoilers)
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy (review to come) - No labels; Ari is attracted to all genders, Merlin is attracted to men
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron - Gay
Furyborn by Claire Legrand - Elianna: No lables, had sexual relationships with men and women.
The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown - Sydney: Gay
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust (review to come) - Lynet: No labels, same sex attraction
In the Vanishers' Palace by Aliette de Bodard (review to come) - Yên: no labels, attracted to women, Vu Con: no labels, attracted to men and women.

Polyamory:

Monsters by Sharon Dogar (review to come) - Claire, Bysshe

POC:

This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher - Juniper: Latina, Gavin: East Asian
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron - Biracial; half British-Sri-Lankan, half white Scottish
In the Vanishers' Palace by Aliette de Bodard (review to come) - All Vietnamese.

Mental Illness:



Disability:

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer - Harper: Cerebral Palsy

Chronic/Terminal Illness/Disease/Condition:



Religious Background:



Intersectional:



Authors

LGBTQ*:

Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake - Bisexual
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron - Gay
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy (review to come) - Capetta: Queer, demi girl, McCarthy: Queer, non-binary
The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown - Doesn't use a label, is attracted to both men and women

POC:

Monsters by Sharon Dogar - British mixed race (Indian heritage)
In the Vanishers' Palace by Aliette de Bodard (review to come) - French/Vietnamese descent.

Mental Illness:



Disability:



Chronic/Terminal Illness/Disease/Condition:



Religious Background:



Intersectional:



#OwnVoices

LGBTQ*:

Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake - Bisexual
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron - Gay

POC:

In the Vanishers' Palace by Aliette de Bodard (review to come) - inspired by author's Vietnamese background.

Mental Illness:



Disability:



Chronic/Terminal Illness/Disease/Condition:



Religious Background:



Intersectional:

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