I'm tracking my reading for diversity (gender, orientation, language, ethnic, etc) as well as taking on Book Riot's 2016 Read Harder challenge, so in the spirit of that I thought I'd do a monthly little check-in here of what my progress looks like. If you're into that sort of thing, anyway.
Books read in January: 9
Creators of color: 5/14 (36%)
LGBT+ rep. in creators: 1/14 (7%)
LGBT+ rep. in books: 1/9 (11%)
Lady creators: 7/14 (50%)
Translated works: 0
Works in Spanish: 0
At a glance, it looks like I'm on target for gender and ethnic diversity, but not with LGBT+ (yet) or my translated works/Spanish language goals. The good news is, I'm not woefully behind, so I hope there'll be better numbers to show soon.
As for the Read Harder Challenge, I've completed 3 tasks so far. For "read out loud," I've put down An Orange in January by Dianna Hutts Aston and Julie Maren, which I read in a classroom to young kids. I've read other books to kids, and it's always loads of fun, and I totally recommend it. For the "over 500 pages" read, I've selected The Marvels by Brian Selznick, which is delightful. I wrote about that for PANELS recently. And the third is "historical fiction before 1900" for which I selected The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace & Babbage by Sydney Padua. I wrote about this already on this blog, but suffice it to say it's super informative while also being made up.
As always, you can keep up with what I'm reading (or most of it, anyhow, as I don't necessarily talk about every single book I read) on social media or in my bite-sized reviews/thoughts on this blog. Of course, I'm still looking for suggestions for reads I should pick up for the Read Harder Challenge and also for my LGBT+ diversity goal. Let me have 'em anywhere I can see 'em.
Also, I've got more pics of that sweet ThreeZero Tyrion you can browse, if you like.