A More Diverse Universe

If you haven’t already heard, BookLust is hosting its yearly A More Diverse Universe challenge in which readers and bloggers are challenged to do the following:

  • Read and review one book
  • Written by a person of color
  • During the last two weeks of September (September 14th – 27th)

Originally the challenge only focused on fantasy and science fiction, but this year it’s been opened up for all genres. I’m joining, and for anyone else interested, the sign up sheet is here and BookLust has various lists of books eligible for the challenge. Happy reading!

Since the diversity list is for non-white protagonists, not authors, here’s some books that would qualify for the challenge:

  • Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin 
  • Many, many books by Octavia Butler
  • Huntress by Malinda Lo 
  • Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
  • Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac
  • Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi
  • Akata Witch and Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Servant of the Otherworld by Aliette de Bodard




One Comment Add yours

  1. aartichapati says:

    Thanks so much for signing up! I’m so glad people are participating. And to clarify, to qualify, the book actually DOES need to be by a non-white author, not just a white author writing about a non-white protagonist (though I am glad that is happening, too!).

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