Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2016 Diversity on the Shelf Challenge

I'm happy to see someone's hosting this challenge again! This will be my third time participating. The first time made me realise that almost everything I read is by white people. The second time made me a little more aware of that and I did a bit better, but still way off balance. In hopes of continuing this trend, I'm moving up a level this year to 2nd shelf, challenging myself to read 7-12 books by or about people of colour.

Update: It is October and I've passed 12 books! So I'm now in the 3rd shelf level of 13 to 18 books. With all these graphic novels I've been reading I might just reach the 4th shelf!

Update: It's December 11th and I'm so pleased with my progress! I'm now up to 21 books, putting me firmly on the 4th shelf! If I can squeeze in 4 more by year's end (and I've got 3 in my pile at the moment) I'll reach the top level of the challenge!

I'll list the books I read for this challenge below.
  1. Stealing Nasreen by Farzana Doctor
  2. Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story by David Alexander Robertson
  3. Princeless, vol. 2: Get Over Yourself by Jeremy Whitley
  4. Princeless, vol. 3: The Pirate Princess by Jeremy Whitley
  5. Princeless, vol. 1: Save Yourself by Jeremy Whitley
  6. Amulet, vol. 1: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
  7. Amulet, vol. 2: The Stonekeeper's Curse by Kazu Kibuishi
  8. Amulet, vol. 3: The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi
  9. Twin Spica, vol. 1 by Kou Yaginuma
  10. The Good Little Book by Kyo Maclear
  11. Twin Spica, vol. 2 by Kou Yaginuma
  12. Twin Spica, vol. 3 by Kou Yaginuma
  13. Deadlight Jack by Mark Onspaugh
  14. Amulet, vol. 4: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi
  15. Amulet, vol. 5: Prince of the Elves by Kazu Kibuishi
  16. Beyond the Hundred Kingdoms (The Courageous Princess #1) by Rod Espinosa
  17. Amulet, vol. 6: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi
  18. Twin Spica, vol. 4 by Kou Yaginuma
  19. The Unremembered Lands (The Courageous Princess #2) by Rod Espinosa
  20. Twin Spica, vol. 5 by Kou Yaginuma
  21. Xander's Panda Party by Linda Sue Park
Honourable mentions:
  1. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer - Takes place in future China and therefore I assume most characters are Chinese, including Kai.
  2. Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer - If Kai is in fact Asian then this one would count too, but again, it isn't made clear.

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