Thursday, January 22, 2015

Diversity on the Shelf 2015 Reading Challenge

So I am taking part in the Diversity on the Shelf reading challenge hosted by My Little Pocketbooks.

It runs all of 2015 and the rules are simple.

1. Read diverse books.
(about and by POC)


Haha, well there's a little bit more. Here's a more detailed description straight from the source:

Pick a Level
Choose how many diversity centered books you would like to add to your “read” shelf in 2015:
1st Shelf: Read 1-6 books
2nd Shelf: Read 7 -12 books
3rd Shelf: Read 13 - 18 books
4th Shelf: Read 19 -24 books
5th Shelf: Read 25+ books
Once you pick a level you can go higher and read more books but you cannot go down a level.

So, I will update this list as I read more books. I am choosing 2nd Shelf level and trying to get at least 12 books read, but I would love to read more. Here are the books I plan to read (when I finish I will put up the date I read it and possibly a link to a review I write):

1. Prophecy by Ellen Oh
2. The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang (illus. Sonny Liew)
3. I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister by Amelie Sarn
4. The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman
5. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

I am also taking part in the Dive into Diversity Challenge. And I will be posting co-reviews with Books Are Bread as part of our new diversity book club.


  1. Best. Challenge. Ever. We should do a two-person book club for this challenge, haha. Like read a book together & both review it for our blogs. What you think, cuz?

  2. Here are some books I'd be interested in reading:
    Proxy by Alex London
    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
    Pointe by Brandy Colbert
    This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
    Prophecy by Ellen Oh
    Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
    The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang (illus. Sonny Liew)

    Here's a look at Diversity in 2014:

    Let me know if you want to read any of these, or if there are other books you're interested in reading!!! We can read several throughout the year!! YAYAYAY

    1. I'm totally in! I've been really wanting to read Prophecy and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
      All the other books look great too :)
      I also want to read:
      Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
      I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister by Amelie Sam
      Coda by Emma Trevayne
      More Than This by Patrick Ness
      The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman

  3. Hi there Kat! I am so glad you are joining the D.O.T.S. reading challenge. When you get a minute please read this post. I just want everyone to be clear on which books are counted for this reading challenge. Thanks and Welcome!!

    1. Thanks for the warm welcome Alysia! I read the post and I want to make sure I'm doing the challenge right so I updated my post a bit to fit it. Thanks again for hosting this. it's awesome of you to do! :)