Dive Into Diversity Reading Challenge

Dive Into Diversity | Intro + Sign Up

Dive Into Diversity Reading Challenge

(Very special thanks to Rachel for designing the amazing graphics for this challenge!)

The best parts of reading are finding books that remind you of you and learning about other people.

We want to relate, empathize, and be challenged by the situations and personalities we don’t know. It makes us well-rounded people, and helps us to understand the world around us. So when the lovely Rebecca at Reading Wishes approached us about co-hosting a diverse books reading challenge, on the heels of the amazing We Need Diverse Books campaign, we were immediately on board.

To be honest, sometimes we shy away from reading challenges because life can get so absolutely hectic and we don’t like to disappoint anyone, especially ourselves so — spoiler alert — we’re making this one easy peasy. Check it out:

the details.

Dive Into Diversity officially kicks off on January 1, 2015 and will run through December 31. Each month, Rebecca and RBR will publish a diverse post  with a Linky. Simply add a review or post you wrote about diverse books to the Linky, and that’s it!

what does diverse mean exactly?

We loved this explanation from the We Need Diverse Books Tumblr: “We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.”

the good stuff.

There are no numbers of books associated with this challenge. Nope. (Though we do hope you challenge yourself to reading at least one diverse book a month.) There is an incentive for those of you who participate each month and also use our hashtag #DiversityDive to spread the word. You know what this means… giveaways and more.

a little help from our friends.

Don’t know where to start and want some suggestions to get you started? No fear, we are here to help! Be sure to check out The Diversity Book Club (they are awesome), Dahlia Adler’s Quiltbag Compredium, and Rebecca’s Diversity Bookshelf on Goodreads.

kick-off giveaway.

Speaking of giveaways, we’re sharing our most memorable diverse books of the year!

the prizes:

1. We will send one book to two winners. The winners will have their option to choose from the seven books below.

2. Rebecca is also giving away a copy of her favorite 2014 diversity read, THE LAST LEAVES FALLING by Sarah Benwell.

The giveaway is open to anyone who can receive shipments from Book Depository, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. You must be 13 years or older to enter.

#DiversityDive Reading Challenge

The Curvy Girls Club | Everything Leads to You | Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel
Even in Paradise | Rites of Passage | Say What You Will | The Tragedy Paper

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help spread the word.

Feel free to grab our Dive Into Diversity button and display it on your blog. You’ll just need to copy the text below the image. Dive into Diversity Reading Challenge

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We are so excited to go on this reading adventure with you guys and Rebecca! Make sure you check out her intro post and sign-up below to read more diversely with us in 2015!


official sign-up.

61 thoughts on “Dive Into Diversity | Intro + Sign Up

  1. Sandy S. says:

    I love this idea and I am excited to read more diverse books in 2015. I can’t wait to see more titles as I am sure I am missing some great reads out there. My all time favorite diverse book….that’s a hard question, perhaps I can’t name just one because they all have affected me and changed me. These are the ones I would highly recommend that I have read, ones that I would save in a fire, preach from a pulpit and tell you once you have read them, they will change you. They are The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, Beauty of the Broken, Lies We Tell Ourselves and Something Real.

  2. Yahong says:

    Oof, and to answer the question… probably my all-time fave diverse book is Alaya Dawn Johnson’s THE SUMMER PRINCE, which is a world-changing sci-fi about art, life & sacrifice set in futuristic Brazil — this book 99.56% literally killed me. It’s the kind of book I want everyone in the world to read, haha.

  3. Tori Russle says:

    I am so excited for this challenge and my favourite diverse book is called “The Shock of the Fall”by Nathan Filer. It’s a really great book about a boy with schizophrenia and the view point in the book is very different from any other book i read. Be warned though you will probably be crying all through the book.

  4. Yazzi says:

    Can’t wait to participate in this challenge! I have so many diverse books I want to read on my TBR including The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, Lies We Tell Ourselves and Adaption.

  5. Yazzi says:

    Can’t wait to participate! I’ve got so many diverse reads on my TBR; I’m excited about reading The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, Lies We Tell Ourselves and Adaption in particular.

  6. Nikki H says:

    I was thinking of just doing a personal challenge of diverse books, but then I heard about this one and it’s perfect! Thanks for the amazing idea! I plan to read at least one per month! Thanks for the amazing idea!

  7. Sarah says:

    Yay! I’m really looking forward to participating in this challenge 😀 and it perfectly fits with my personal reading goals. Can’t wait to check out everyone’s posts and discover diverse recommendations!

  8. Carolyn @ RIEDEL Fascination says:

    Hi! This is far broader than a diversity theme I saw last year and I believe I declined that one because it was ‘YA’-geared. I’m 42!!!! 😉 This year I’m sticking to groups that either give me a unique way to choose my very own books, or which have international prizes and we’ve hit both here. May I also invite everyone to my three very flexible groups, with a year that runs from February 1 (and yes indeed, prizes and fun)!

    My sole question for you is: women. If diversity includes a female protagonist or heroine, that’s nearly everything I read. Do you have something in mind, so I meet your mission? 🙂 https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/riedel-challenges-2015/

  9. Julia Anne @ Peach Print says:

    I know I’m rather late to join, but after hearing about the Dive Into Diversity reading challenge, I knew I had to join in! Being a new blogger, this is the first reading challenge I’ll be participating in, and I couldn’t be more excited. I look forward to all the diverse books I’ll be reading from now until December 31!


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