Hey guys! I haven’t had any blog topics lately (if there’s anything you want to hear about from me, let me know in the comments), but I have been reading a ton, so I thought it would be a good time to do another Diversity Check In. Click on the link to read more about what I mean by that! And why I’m doing these.
I don’t have super high hopes for this check-in because I honestly started to realize recently that I was reading a lot of books by white women lately without really thinking about, but that’s why we do these check-ins. And hey, good news is that I did a self check-in, too! So improvements. Honestly, this is the exact process my therapist uses with me to try and work on some of my ingrained trauma responses too. The first step to fixing a problem is recognizing the problem.
Anyway, here we goooooo!
Books Read in 2019: 35 (I am KILLING my Goodreads challenge. Thank you coworker who introduced me to Audible).
Books by Female Authors: 31 (This probably has more to say about the age group (YA) I read than anything else, really, see this post about my feelings about that).
Books by POC Authors: 11 (Yeah, see what I mean?)
Books by LGBTQIA Authors: 4 (Not all of these numbers may be accurate as some of these authors may choose to keep their personal lives out of the public sphere which I am 100% okay with)
Books by Authors with Disabilities: 1 (This is probably the hardest one to discern, but looking at my list at least, other than Leigh Bardugo, none of the stories I read really featured characters with disabilities, something I should definitely work on).
Books by Authors who are Non-Christian: 2 (Again, this is not any easy one to discern, especially since I read fantasy, but this is also a category I need to continue to work on).
So the lesson learned? When we don’t do these check-ins with ourselves, we fall back into our old habits. At least until we develop new ones! So onward and upward into a more diverse reading rhythm I go!
Wanna rec an awesome diverse read for me? Hit me up in the comments!