Diversity Bingo 2017 Announcement & TBR

Diversity Bingo 2017 Announcement

Hey, all. Today I’m coming to you with an announcement, as well as a TBR. A few friends and I came together after the success of Diversity December Bingo to bring to you a year-long readathon, of sorts. In an effort to read diversely year-long rather than just reading diversely in a given month, we made a bingo sheet of 36 boxes, each box giving you a theme for a diverse read. The goal is to read 36 diverse books by the end of the year; hopefully, that’ll help a lot of us diversify our reading, pick up books that we may not have otherwise and come together as a blogging and reading community for a cause that is near and dear to my heart.




I’m so excited for this event; it’s introduced me to so many exciting books that I really want to get to. I haven’t been reading nearly as much as I would like to recently, so maybe this readathon will get my reading back on track as well.

Want to Participate?

If you like what you see and are interested in participating, you can add a link to your TBR in the comments section (if you can, please link back to this post so other people can see the announcement!) I’ll add your name to a masterlist in this post. 🙂

 This TBR can be on Instagram, Twitter, your blog, YouTube- wherever, as long as it’s a TBR. You can also use the #DiversityBingo2017 hashtag on social media to see what others are reading and to participate in discussions and such. I hope that you’ll give this a chance and will help us make this a success. Good luck <3



  1. I won’t be participating this year, but I may have to read a few from your list. I love this Bingo card and may save it for reference over the next year or so. I’d love to read more diverse books.

  2. I am so down to participate in this! I am also going to be participating in Naz’s (@Read Diverse Books) 2017 Read & Review challenge, so I will be killing two birds with one stone here. You also have some fantastic reads on your TBR. Can’t wait to see reviews over this year.

  3. Great idea! I think I may like to participate. One of my goals this year was to try to read a lot more diverse books. I think this might be an excellent way to achieve that. I’ll try to devise a TBR 😀

  4. Sofia Khan and The Good Immigrant are BRILLIANT – I’ve counted them on my bingo sheet too! (I haven’t done a TBR yet because I never stick to my choices – can I be counted on the masterlist anyway? I’m going to have a pinned tweet with my progress, if that helps.)

  5. This is such a great idea! I will definitely be participating. However, I have one question – does an Own Voices novel mean it has to be narrated by said diverse character?
    I hope you enjoy Seven Ways We Lie and The Star Touched Queen. 😀

    • YAY. Glad to have you on board! Leave a link once you’re done, I’d love to check your TBR out.
      Own Voices means that the author belongs to the same marginalized group as the main character. So a book with a trans character written by a trans author would be an Own Voices novel. It’s definitely preferred if the books are all Own Voices but sometimes it’s hard to find them- if you have trouble, it’s fine if it’s not an Own Voices book. (:


  1. […] So, I’ve talked a little already about how I basically failed at blogging this month- I’ve never been so far behind my reviews. Because blogging sucked so much, I’m not going to do a post-to-post wrap-up like I usually do. But I’ll just leave a link to the Diversity Bingo 2017 event that I, and a few other friends are hosting. It’s basically a year-long reading event where you need to read 36 books that fit into a bingo sheet, each fulfilling a facet of diversity. You can find more information (and my TBR) here. […]

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