Hey, all! I know I’m a little late getting this up, but I didn’t finalize my challenge until the last week in December and this is my first decent chance to post it. Just like last year (on that other blog) I’ve created this challenge for myself, but you are more than welcome to join in. Also, in diversity, I tend to focus on gender and sexuality, so if you’re looking for one with a strong focus on racial diversity, check this one out.
A few clarifications: Each is supposed to be in either science fiction or fantasy and their subgenre’s for me. I think you could get this to work just as well for non-genre fiction. I think the only square that might be a little confusing is the ‘gender identity diversity’. By that I simply mean a main character – or focus on those – that does not identify as male or female. Perhaps male and female or gender neutral or non-binary, ect. And, yes, I did mean to have two #OwnVoices squares because I am terrible at actually searching out Own Voices authors.
Now, for my other new feature.
Every other month I’m going to try to do a focus on a different diversity. I plan on having book recommendations as well as well as a discussion post or two. (Once again, you guys are more than welcome to join in!)
February – LGBT+ Romances (In celebration of Valentine’s Day)
April – POC in Speculative Fiction
June – Sexuality and Gender Identity (Pride Month)
August – #OwnVoices (seriously, give me suggestions for these!)
October – Non-Western Speculative Fiction
December – Assorted Potpourri (Anything that didn’t fit the previous months/overflow from previous months)
I had a blast with this last year and it worked wonderfully at making me actually focus on the series I’ve started instead of starting new ones. This year, I’d like to finish a minimum of twelve series.
Chunky Book Challenge
Resurrecting another challenge from last year, this one focusing on adult books that are over four hundred pages and YA books that are over five hundred pages. Like to get a minimum of twelve read here, too.