My little geeky heart is beating with excitement! As you can guess by it’s title diverseathon is a read-a-thon celebrating diversity in books!
How awesome is that? Whoop whoop!
It runs from January 22nd (today) to the 29th. There are a number of hosts across different platforms like instagram, youtube and blogs. But the home base of this read-a-thon is the twitter page where info about this read-a-thon can be found and where twitter chats will take place!
— DiverseAThon (@diverseathon) January 21, 2017
So, what books to read?
Any books that includes diversity. This read-a-thon celebrates and spotlights marginalised characters, cultures and settings. So get your hands on books that include maginalised groups!
This video by one of the hosts will tell you everything you need to know about the read-a-thon.
#DIVERSEATHON INFO + TBR | January 2017
— joce✨ (@squibblesreads) January 17, 2017
What am I reading?
I am Malala
This is a memoir that follows Malala Yousafzai’s life and activism (demanding the right for girls’ education) leading up to when the Talaban shot her.
The Curious Incident of the Dog and the Night-time
Follows Christopher – a protagonist with aspergers syndrome – as he tries to solve the murder of his neighbor’s dog.
Holding Up the Universe
Following two protagonists: Libby who is body shamed at her school and also grieving her mother’s death. Jack who suffers from prosopagnosia, the inability to recognise faces.