Diversify that Shelf Readathon | Coming to you August 10-19

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Welcome to my Diversify that Shelf readathon announcement!

I’m so excited to share this! I posted about this a while ago on Twitter and it got so much love. I’m so glad that this was received so warmly and I’m looking forward to starting it with you all. I’m going to make sure this readathon is held yearly but might make it multiple times a year too? I guess we’ll see how this goes.


 

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Here are the prompts! I wanted there to be variety but I also didn’t want anyone to feel limited. Most prompts can be changed to whatever you want (in terms of identity, culture, etc). The most important thing is to read diversely. That’s all I want out of this. There are so many amazing books out there and I just hope this will help many of you find them.

The readathon will be held for 10 days. I know there are a lot of prompts and just to clarify you most definitely do not have to finish them all (probably impossible anyway). I made a lot just to give you space to get creative and to get an idea about what’s happening here. You can also count a book for multiple prompts.

There are no rules really. I want this to be as chill as possible. If you make a tbr post do tag me in it. Whether it’s on your blog, youtube, twitter, instagram, etc. I would love to see what you’re reading and to support your content as well.

Prompts in written format:

Diverse middle grade

Different culture than you

By a Black author (any genre)

South Asian inspired (any genre)

Middle East inspired (any genre)

Focuses on identity

Diverse contemporary

By a Latinx author (any genre)

Non western setting

East Asian inspired (any genre)

POC on cover

A friends favorite diverse read

Own voice (culture, identity, etc)

Diverse book with more than 300 pages

Book by an AOC you’ve wanted to read for a while

Pick a book by an AOC randomly

 


 

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There are also photo challenges! These can be done on any of the 10 days and you can do them all, a few or none. If you do any of these on any of your platform do tag me! Would love to see your pictures πŸ₯° You can get as creative as you want with these. You can find me on bookstagram and on twitter.

 


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Do let me know if you’ll be joining! πŸ’–

26 thoughts on “Diversify that Shelf Readathon | Coming to you August 10-19

  1. Hi Noura, I am not able to read the prompts as it’s all in graphics. Would you mind typing them out so that this announcement is inclusive and everyone can read it? Screenreaders don’t pick up on graphics. However, I will try my best to participate as much as possible, but I have to work that week. My holidays start on the 17th 😦

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    • Oh completely forgot to include a written version! Here’s the typed version: Diverse middle grade
      Different culture than you
      By a Black author (any genre)
      South Asian inspired (any genre)
      Middle East inspired (any genre)
      Focuses on identity
      Diverse contemporary
      By a Latinx author (any genre)
      Non western setting
      East Asian inspired (any genre)
      POC on cover
      A friends favorite diverse read
      Own voice (culture, identity, etc)
      Diverse book with more than 300 pages
      Book by an AOC you’ve wanted to read for a while
      Pick a book by an AOC randomly

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  2. I’m in! Though I think I’m just going to Diversify My Shelf in the whole month of August. I’ve been doing pretty good at reading diversely in June and July, and I still have so very many diverse reads I still want to pick up. So now I just have to narrow down my August TBR for a more specific TBR for DTS Readathon. This sounds great! Thanks for putting it together, Noura!

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