Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. Every week, you come up with one book in each of three different categories:
– a diverse book you have read and enjoyed
– a diverse book on your TBR
– a diverse book that has not yet been released
You can check out Aimal’s announcement post for more information.
Don’t forget to leave a link to your own post in the comments and take some time to check out other people’s posts! 🙂
A diverse book I have read and enjoyed
This was actually an assigned reading at uni for me, but I enjoyed it immensely. Drew Hayden Taylor is an Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario and aside from being a writer and traveling around the world to promote Native literature, he’s also a comedian. It all comes together in this novel – Taylor adresses a lot of important and sensitive issues in this book, but he does it with a lot of humor. Motorcycles & Sweetgrass is a truly fantastic piece of literature.
“”Wise men and women aren’t born wise – wisdom is something achieved over years of experience. And for some, that experience includes — skinny dipping.”
A diverse book on my TBR
One of the most anticipated releases this year and the official group read for this week’s #diverseathon (which I’m not participating in due to being busy with too much other stuff already 😦 ).
“You want to know what weakness is? Weakness is treating someone as though they belong to you. Strength is knowing that everyone belongs to themselves.”
A diverse book that has not yet been released
Jade Chang’s debut novel is definitely making the rounds on my instagram feed and is also one of “The Millions Most Anticipated Book”.
Expected publication date: October 4th 2016.
“A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent—and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together”
Especially with the recent discussion about the need for more diversity in literature, I think this is a brilliant meme. Let’s broaden our horizons together and read more diversely! If you participate in the meme, leave me a link to your post in the comments or just tell me about some diverse book you have read or want to read 🙂