Sunday, January 22, 2017

Celebrating Book Communities and #DiverseAThon

Ruth Ayres has a link-up on weekends where people link to posts that are celebrations about their week. I love this reminder to celebrate every week.

This week I'm celebrating book communities. I am part of several different book organizations: Nerdybookclub, a new in person children's lit book club, the blog Rich in Color, the It's Monday! What are you reading? group and sometimes the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge. There's a new one that is launching today and I'm excited to join. It's the #DiverseAThon. Naz from Read Diverse Books is hosting along with several other booktubers and I think even one bookstagrammer.

Here are the books I hope to read this week as part of the #DiverseAThon:

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore: Roses grow out of Miel's wrists and Sam paints moons over and over again. Nothing makes sense about these two things, but that's why I want to read it. I want to know more.

Swing Time by Zadie Smith: Jacqueline Woodson recommended this one so I knew it had to be good. Then I heard an interview with Zadie Smith on NPR and that made me want to read it as soon as possible.

for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shang: I enjoy poetry, but I don't often think to pick it up. I don't remember when I put this on my Goodreads TBR, but it's one I'm eager to dive into.

Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanaki: This is a contemporary book that seems to have a bit of humor included. It just came on the hold shelf at the library so this is a good one to add to the mix.

It's not too late to join if you are interested. :)


  1. Oh Crystal, you keep adding to my reading list! Your new group sounds great. I'll try to read your posts at least. Enjoy this new challenge!

  2. Such a great list! I STILL have not gotten around to When The Moon Was Ours *blushes* but hope to do so in the next few months...haha. Same for Swing Time. I've heard great things about it!