Diversity Bingo 2017

A bingo challenge to read 36 specifically diverse books in 2017. Designed to spread the awareness of diverse literature in the book community, encourage authors to add their voices, and enable readers to easily find books that speak to them. This list will contain numerous books for every bingo spot on the board, making it easier for readers to participate, and, hopefully, spread the word.
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752 books · 404 voters · list created January 9th, 2017 by Navessa (votes) .
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Navessa 3476 books
3756 friends
Dahlia 4816 books
493 friends
Clare 6684 books
337 friends
Katharine 1447 books
46 friends
Gabriela 6768 books
40 friends
Chantal Aurora 2365 books
448 friends
Cat 1994 books
26 friends
Jess 1011 books
34 friends

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message 1: by Dahlia (new)

Dahlia Is anyone editing this list? Some of the books added are for categories that don't exist.


message 2: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart I'm not sure if anyone's edited it yet. I can remove titles that don't belong, if people want me to. Just let me know which ones.


message 3: by Navessa (new)

Navessa I haven't edited it. Dahlia, if you notice something that doesn't fit, go ahead and remove it. Same to you, Rainbowheart. And thank you both for contributing! I made a blog post out of it with 150+ recs and thanked you both in there too ^_^


message 4: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks, Navessa! I'm open for suggestions on what to remove. There are a couple of additions that look like promotional spam, and several others where the category is not obvious to me, but I don't want to delete anything wrongly.


message 5: by Dahlia (last edited Jan 21, 2017 05:24PM) (new)

Dahlia Curious Incident etc. and Symptoms of Being Human are not ownvoices, though both of their categories require them to be. Golden Boy and Double Exposure are up there for an Intersex MC, but that doesn't seem to be a category. Simon vs. is up there for a Gay MC, which isn't a category either.


message 6: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart That is so weird! I could have sworn there was a square for Intersex MC. Oh well, I'll change my designation for Golden Boy and Double Exposure to MC w/ an Underrepresented Body. They do definitely fit that category. You're right, Symptoms of Being Human is not #ownvoices (as far as I can tell, Jeff Garvin is not non-binary) and Becky Albertalli is not a gay man, so that's not #ownvoices, either. I'll remove those two.


message 7: by Gabriela (new)

Gabriela A list of books by refugees in America (possible own voices choices)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/bo...


message 8: by The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears (last edited Jun 14, 2017 09:27PM) (new)

The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears I'd like to add the Her Instruments series by M. C. A. Hogarth: Earthrise (Her Instruments, #1) by M.C.A. Hogarth Rose Point (Her Instruments, #2) by M.C.A. Hogarth Laisrathera (Her Instruments, #3) by M.C.A. Hogarth and A Rose Point Holiday (Her Instruments, #4) by M.C.A. Hogarth . Hogarth is a Cuban-American author, the lead heroine is PoC (with awesome covers by the amazing Julie Dillon), and two of the humanoid beings (Tigraines) live in polyamorous family relationships.

Now that I'm thinking about it, Steve Bein (not #ownvoices) Fated Blades series featuring a lead Japanese heroine, set in Japan with a full Japanese cast (think of a Japanese version of the brilliant Prime Suspect series with Dame Helen Mirren Year of the Demon (Fated Blades, #2) by Steve Bein Disciple of the Wind (Fated Blades, #3) by Steve Bein Only A Shadow (Fated Blades, #0) by Steve Bein Daughter of the Sword (Fated Blades, #1) by Steve Bein .

And of course, there's the Craft Sequence series by Max Gladstone Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone Two Serpents Rise (Craft Sequence, #2) by Max Gladstone Last First Snow (Craft Sequence, #4) by Max Gladstone Four Roads Cross (Craft Sequence, #5) by Max Gladstone Full Fathom Five (Craft Sequence, #3) by Max Gladstone . Not an #ownvoices author but plenty of PoC and LGBTQ characters. And more great cover art from the amazing Chris McGrath.

I think that's all for now, lol. I'm a firm believer that not every diverse/inclusive book has to be heavy handed or issue oriented. There's a lot of great fantasy and sci-fi too.

Oops one more (I promise): Kai Ashante Wilson. Not certain he's #ownvoices but he is a Black queer author The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson and A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson .

Lol, that's it, for now.


message 9: by Jana (new)

Jana I JUST found this list, are you going to do it again in 2018? Is there a book club group associated with this list? (Like the PopSugar Challenge group?)


message 10: by rachel ☾ (new)

rachel ☾ @jana: i really, really hope that there will be but there hasn't been any news about a 2018 version. and no, not a particular group. it's run by the people mentioned on the cards.


message 11: by Navessa (new)

Navessa I haven't seen anything for 2018 either. Please let me know if you find anyone doing something similar!


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