DiverseAThon: Reading Diverse Books


I have read quite a wide range of diverse books but always keen to read more.  One of the reasons why I enjoy reading diverse books instead of one genre or a genre I can identify with easily over and over again is that it provides you with a wider perspective of life.  I have found the wider I read the more empathetic I become as a human being.  

If you’re looking for a way to read more diversely I would recommend you jump on board the DiverseAThon train!  It is a week long event where bookbloggers, booktubers, bookstagrammers (essentially any old book lover) essentially promote the need to read more diversely.  The group read is The Underground Railroad which unfortunately I will not be able to get around to reading this week (poor timing my end!).  

I will be discussing the following books on the blog, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (links below) this week in honour of promoting diversity within books:

One of the themes for this week is to also read #ownvoices.  This is a book which features a marginalised perspective written by an author who shares that same marginalised characteristic.  For this aspect I am choosing to read Silence by Shusaku Endo. An author who understood conflict of faith having experienced it himself writes about that very issue in this powerful novel now adapted for the big screen.

If you are stuck for ideas on what to read this week can I suggest the following diverse books to give a go?

What is your favourite diverse book? If you are participating in the DiverseAThon challenge let me know!  Thank you to Julia at Read and Live Well for pointing me in the direction of this challenge!

Thanks for reading – I hope you enjoyed it!

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15 thoughts on “DiverseAThon: Reading Diverse Books

  1. Great post! I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Silence – I don’t know much about that one 😁 And it’s probably a good thing you’re not reading The Underground Railroad just yet – I think it’s good to have a break after reading Homegoing before getting into that one!

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    1. I read the synopsis and when I saw references to the Underground Railroad in Homegoing I thought ooooo perhaps one for another day! Just reading Silence now…deep. It’s getting deep.


  2. Ooh cool, I thought the movie trailers for Silence looked good, didn’t even realise it was a book! I’ve also heard good things about Welcome to Lagos – will need to check out your review 😁

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    1. I had no idea either until I saw it propped up in a bookshop and thought oh well go on then! It sounds wonderful! I’m hoping I can devour it by Wednesday as I have another book I’m super excited about reading!

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  3. I’m really happy about the attentions diverse books are getting because it is so important for us to learn about different backgrounds and culture groups. I am making more of an effort to choose books with some kind of element of diversity.

    Lovely post!

    Nihaad | Read & Seek

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