Diversathon TBR

Am I the only one who always ends up wanting to do readathons at the last minute? It’s less that 24 hours until this readathon begins and I’m only now starting to think about my TBR!

Diversathon will be taking place from January 22 – January 29, and is aimed to encourage readers to read a more diverse range of books, from a wider pool of authors.

As you’ll know if you read about my 2017 Reading Goals, one was to read a more diverse range of books… how could I pass this challenge up?

I will warn you, a lot of the books that I’m planning to read are course books (otherwise known as books I wouldn’t normally pick up, but need to get through to avoid death by uni). For that reason, the following books focus predominantly on ethnic diversity, rather than sexuality, but you’ll see that as we go along. I’ve chosen 4 books (which may be optimistic, I guess we’ll see) to read during the week…


  1. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. All I know about this book is that it’s set in Africa and talks about the events of the Biafran war. This book is for my course, but it’s one I’ve been dying to read for a while, so I’m excited to finally get around to it.
  2. The Boat by Nam Le. I know very little about this book and this author, this is solely a course book. My friend has informed me that it’s extremely depressing, so we’ll see how well that goes!
  3. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. This book has been on my TBR since December (I think) and I still haven’t gotten around to it. Hopefully I’ll be able to get through it this week, especially since it’s the group read for the challenge. As the weeks have gone on I’ve heard more and more amazing things about this story, I have very high hopes!
  4. Flying Lessons and Other Stories. I added this one purely for a little bit of light relief, to try and break up the other books a little. This is an anthology that I’ve heard a lot about recently and I’m very excited to get my hands on, hopefully you’ll be hearing good things.

If you want to keep track of my reading throughout the week, I’ll be posting updates over on Goodreads, so follow me there! I’m not sure how optimistic this TBR actually is, I’m hoping it’s possible, but only time will tell.

Are you participating in the Diversathon? What books are you planning to tackle? Let me know down below!

10 thoughts on “Diversathon TBR

  1. Nice choices! I really want to read Flying Lessons and Other Stories, and I’ve read all of Adichie’s books other than Half of a Yellow Sun – need to see if the library has it in. But for this Diversathon I’m focusing on middle grade books I already own but haven’t read yet.

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