Diverse Books Recommendations

In this episode of my podcast, I share with you some of my favourite diverse reads from 2016 and explain to you what made each book hit the diversity criteria for me. Let me know what you think and if you have read any of these books.

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#OutsideYourComfortZone Challenge

Hey everyone! So this year, I’m participating in multiple challenges that I’ve set for myself. But I’m also doing Book Riot’s Read Harder challenge, and have been taking inspiration from the Rory Gilmore reading challenge. But this challenge seems very interesting as it aims to make me dig for beauty in genres I normally alienate. And since I used to be a book snob until a few years ago, this is important to me.

I found this challenge through the videos of the following Booktubers. Check out their videos to find out more about this challenge.

The  Hermit’s Progress || Marie Berg

 So my genres are:

 Sci-fi ||  Fantasy || Romance || Crime|| Science

For sci-fi and romance, I’d like to read Outlander. I did watch the first series and really enjoyed it.

For fantasy, I have a few books in mind:

  • -Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman 
  • -The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkien
  • -Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb

As for crime, I’d like to read one of the Robert Galbraith/ J.K. Rowling books.

For science nonfiction, I plan to read the Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks. 

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Book Review: The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

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My goal this year was diversity. I wanted culture, I wanted language, I wanted content. I wanted science and social studies and politics and history and sport. I wanted everything. It’s safe to say that my choices so far are satisfactory and well in line with my hopes and dreams. I’ve read another book before this one (How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran) and a review of that should come shortly, but let’s tackle this book first.

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2015 Reading Goals and Challenges

2015

Hello lovely people! I hope your year has been going great so far; mine has been busy the way it has been for months. I do finish exams in a couple of weeks though, and I’m hoping I can manage being more active on the blog. I was quite disappointed by the end of the year stats; apprently, I’ve only made 24 posts throughout the whole year, and that’s a shame. I’ve read great books (coincidently, 24 as well) and didn’t get the chance to tell you all about them or have anything concrete to remember them by or reference later on. I hope this remorse will fuel my dedication to reviewing throughout the next year, even if I’m busy.

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