In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m a sucker for a reading challenge. The very first one I participated in here at Earl Grey Editing was A More Diverse Universe. The challenge is run by Aarti of BookLust, and it introduced me to the brilliant Ambelin Kwaymullina’s The Tribe series. So I was very excited to see that sign ups are now open for this year.
For those unaware, A More Diverse Universe is a very simple reading challenge. It asks participants to:
- Read and review one book
- Written by a person of color
- During the first two weeks of October (October 4th-17th)
The October scheduling for this year’s challenge is a little later than previous years and unfortunately overlaps slightly with Conflux. However, that didn’t prevent me from immediately signing up. I’ve already got a review lined up of Nalini Singh’s Angels’ Blood. I also plan to read the sequel, Archangel’s Kiss, and Thorn by Intisar Khanani during the challenge period. I’m pretty sure Mt TBR has a few more titles on its slopes if I blast through those ones… and who knows what I might pick up at Conflux? After all, as Aarti says:
Reading diversely may require you to change your book-finding habits. It ABSOLUTELY does not require you to change your book reading habits.Authors of diverse backgrounds write books in every genre, from science to romance, from urban fantasy to graphic memoirs. It may take you a little longer to find these books as they don’t always get the same amount of hype and press, but you absolutely can find them.
Aarti also has some excellent resources, including a list of every book reviewed for the challenge since it started. Check out her sign-up page for more.
Will you join us? If it sounds like your cup of tea, head on over and sign up!