This year, more than any other, I made a point to acquire more diverse books, and diverse authors. I have a lot more waiting on my TBR list, but of all the books I read, over 30% were diverse. Not good enough, but a step in the right direction.
To give diverse reads a little boost, here’s a listing of all that I read in 2016. I have separated the list between books I believe to be written by own voices, and books I believe are not.
BURNING BRIGHT by Megan Hart, K.K. Hendin, Stacey Agdern, Jennifer Gracen
THROUGH THE LENS by K.M. Jackson
TREASURE by Rebekah Weatherspoon
GETTING SCHOOLED by Christina C Jones
LOVE ON MY MIND by Tracey Livesay
OUT ON GOOD BEHAVIOR by Dahlia Adler
ROMANCING THE FASHIONISTA by K.M. Jackson
SUNSET PARK by Satino Hassell
ALONG CAME LOVE by Tracey Livesay
TATTOO ATLAS by Tim Floreen
MORE THAN COMICS by Elizabeth Briggs
THE YEAR WE FELL DOWN by Sarina Bowen
RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL by Dahlia Adler
RACING TO YOU by Robin Lovett
MORE THAN FASHION by Elizabeth Briggs
FALLING FROM THE SKY by Sarina Bowen
Some authors pop up more than once, because if I really love an author, I want to read more! All of these books I enjoyed. All of these authors I will check out again. With one exception (TATTOO ATLAS) all the books are also romances, ranging from New Adult to Adult.
So check them out, and see how many diverse books/authors you can read in 2017. My goal? At least half.