Did you know there was a Diverseathon? I didn’t!

Thanks to Naz at Read Diverse Books for posting about the Diverseathon and getting me clued in!

It’s pretty laid back with no real challenges – just read as many books as you can between January 22 and January 29. If you’re participating in the 24 in 48 readathon, why not load up your reading list with Diverse books? 

You can find out more information by checking out @diverseathon on Twitter, and if you’re stuck for titles, check the #ownvoices tag on Twitter as well.

Here’s what I’m planning to read.

I’m pretty excited to read this one – it’s part of both my Litsy A to Z and my Reading Around the World challenge. Plus Dr Heiss is going to be giving a talk and signing books at my favourite indie store at the beginning of February so I definitely need this finished.

This one is from my Netgalley queue and I’m really looking forward to it. 

Hooray for fortuitously timed library holds coming in. I have this on audio, so this will be my commute listen. I’ve seen some very different reviews of this one, so I’m interested to see what it’s all about.

And if I get the time:

Anh Do is known for his comedy here in Australia, but his journey to get here wasn’t easy. I’m sure a lot of Aussies don’t realise that he came as a refugee by boat (a group of people who are currently treated despicably by the Australian government and media). I’m sure this will be both an interesting and difficult read.

Are you going to join the Diverseathon?? You know you want to!!


  1. I haven’t heard about it until now. Too late to participate through because I have a number of ARCs for January review. I look forward to your reviews though and I hope that you will like Stay with Me as much as I did. It tackles some difficult themes but its a good read. I can’t wait to discuss the book with you once you are done especially since its set in Africa. I would like to know if the situations are similar in Australia/The West in general.

    Happy reading!

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