There are various diverse reading challenges out there, but I’ve made my own for me. Other people are welcome to take this and adapt if if you want. I intend to read:
- Written by an author of colour x 5
- Main character of colour
- Translated into English
- Written by a trans author
- Trans main character
- Asexual main character
- Gay main character
- Lesbian main character
- Non-binary main character
- A classic I’ve never read before x 2
- Written by a disabled author
- Disabled main character
- Non-neurotypical main character
- A genre other than SF&F x 5
- Mentally ill main character
- Book I loved as a child
- Based on non-European folk tales
- Book from a small press
- Self-published book
I expect there will be overlap between these characters. I read a lot of SF&F books, so I’m specifically going to try and read 5 books in other genres to widen my reading, but it’s likely that some or all of those 5 will also meet at least one of the other criteria.
I will share reviews and progress here and on my YouTube channel.
Any recommendations people have for books that meet some or all of these criteria would be welcome. If you’re an author and your book meets any of these criteria, let me know.