The lovely Aentee from Read At Midnight is hosting a wonderful readathon that will be running from January 1, 2017, to January 15, 2017. The readathon is called the DAReadAThon, a play on Dumbledore’s Army. There are seven challenges and each challenge is named after a spell from Harry Potter! With this readathon, you can earn house points for your Hogwarts house, which is going to be so much fun! And if anyone is wondering, I’m a proud Gryffindor! This readathon is all about reading diverse books! While I have read quite a few diverse books, I am making a concerted effort to read more. This is one of three January readathons that I will be participating in. Without further ado here is my TBR:
Expecto Patronum: Read a diverse book featuring an issue of personal significance to you or a loved one. For this challenge, I will be reading A List of Cages by Robin Roe. There are two main characters in this book and one of them has ADHD. I have ADD, while it isn’t the same as ADHD it is very similar.
Expelliarmus: Disarm your own prejudices. Read a diverse book featuring a marginalized group that you don’t often read about. I will be reading The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness, why? Because it encompasses a lot of groups that I don’t often read about. I don’t read enough books dealing with mental illness, main characters of color, and characters who are part of the LGBTQ community.
Protego: Protect those narratives and keep them true. Read an #OwnVoices book for this prompt. For this, I am going to read The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. I did think about re-reading I Am Malala for this challenge, however, I decided that I would read another own voices book.
Reducto: Smash that glass ceiling. Read a book that empowers women from all different walks of life. I am going to be reading Black Moon by Romina Russell for this one. The main character Rho is such a strong female lead and has to become a leader.
Impedimenta: Read a diverse book that’s been left sitting on your TBR for far too long. I will be reading A Whole New World by Liz Braswell for this one. It’s a retelling of Aladdin!
Stupefy: Read a diverse book that has stunned the internet with all its well-deserved hype. The Sun is Also A Star is a perfect book to read for this challenge. It is very much hyped.
Lumos: Read a diverse book that was recommended by one of your fellow bloggers. I am going to finally read The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh. I have seen this on a lot of blogs and of course a lot of Booktube channels. It’s also been on my TBR for a while too.