After the busy writing month that is November, it's time to get down with some reading for December, and there are two brilliant ways to do so this month. Both with a strong commitment to reading diversely.
First there is the Dumbeldors Army ReadAThon.
Created by Antee of ReadatMidnight Dumbeldors Army is designed to try and combat the intolrence of the world through reading, different spells have different criteria for the books to match, and each one gives points to your house. Let me just tell you, Slytherin will not be robbed this time round. Check out the link to see the list of spells if you are interested in joining along, my TBR is at the bottom.
Then we have the Diversity December Bingo
The Diversity December Bingo was created by a group of amazing bloggers, their twitter handles are all in the image above.
Diversity certainly isn't something that should be thought of as a token effort, as a check box to be ticked and neither of these are going to end all injustices, however they do encourage us to look at the books that might normally pass us by; because the inherit pregudices in our society means they don't get the attention they deserve.
Plus, ReadAThons are a lot of fun, so if you are thinking about getting involved I'd recommend it :)
And now *drum roll* it's time for my December TBR:
Expecto Patronum: Read a book featuring an issue of deep personal significane to you or a loved one.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
I'm Bi, and unfortunatly don't have a book that deals with this or features a prominate F/F relationship, something I am clearly going to have to fix. But this has been on my list for a while, and comes highly recommended.
Expelliarmus: Read a book that featuring a maganalised group you don't often here about.
The Call. - Peadar O'Guilin
There aren't a lot of books featuring characters with disabilities, and while I couldn't find much on wether this book was a good representation or not. I'm holding out hope it will be.
Protego: Read a #ownvoices Book
The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf. - Ambelin Kwaymullina
Speculative Aussie YA from an Indigenous author with an indigenous main character? I need to read this.
Reducto: Read a book of intersectionality feminism.
I am Malala - Malala Yousafzai
I haven't read non-fiction since University, so this will be an interesting read.
Impediment: Read a book that has been on your TBR for too long.
Shadow Shaper - Daniel José Older
How have I not finished this one yet...?
Stupefy: Read a book that stunend the internet with it's well deserved hype.
Crooked Kingdom. - Leigh Bardugo
I honestly can't believe I haven't read this yet, I LOVED Six of Crows so very much and can't wait to continue the story.
Lumos: Read a book recommend by your fellow book bloggers.
The Sidekicks. - Will Kostakis
So, might be cheating slightly on this one as it was only once recommended... but it's also short and I'm counting it since I'm already at 7 BOOKS!
Bringing a total page count for the month of December to 2,445... If you will excuse me... I have some reading to do.
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