Diversity Bingo 2017 Reading Challenge

I can’t believe I am trying to read for yet another reading challenge but I figure if I sign up for several, I can win at least a few of them. Here’s the Bingo sheet:

Diversity Bingo 2017

  1. Romance with a Trans M/C
  2. MC with an underrepresented body (curvy body, etc) Americanah /Chimamandah Ngozi Adichie 588 pages 4 stars completed 3/26/17
  3. MC of color in Sci-Fi Fantasy
  4. West Asian Setting – The Testament of Mary /Colm Toibin 81 pages completed 3/18/17
  5. Black MC (Own Voices) – Unburnable – Marie-Elena John
  6. Indigenous MC (Own Voices)  – Radiance of Tomorrow /Ishmael Beah 256 pages 4 stars completed 2/28/17
  7. Neuro-Diverse MC (Own Voices)
  8. Non Binary MC (Own Voices)
  9. Own Voices LatinX MC – Things We Lost In The Fire Stories /Mariana Enriquez 208 pages 4 stars completed 3/5/17
  10. Arab MC (Own Voices)– Never Mind/ Taha Muhammad Ali 3 stars 127 pages completed 3/18/17
  11. MC on the Ace spectrum (Own Voices) – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time /Mark Haddon 226 pages completed 7/16/17 4 stars (not quite own voices but the author works with people with autistism)
  12. Diverse Non Fiction – The Colossus of New York/ Colson Whitehead 158 pages 4 stars completed 1/27/17
  13. SFF with disabled MC – choosing A Tale For The Time Being/ Ruth Ozeki
  14. Retelling with MC belonging to LGBTQ – Tell Me How This Ends Well /David Samuel Levinson 404 pages completed 4/30/17 – this had some Shakespearean retelling vibes. 
  15. Free choice – We Need New Names /Noviolet Bulawayo 4 stars 298 pages completed 3/9/17 – African immigrant Own Voices
  16. MC with wheelchair
  17. LGBTQ MC person of color – Here Comes The Sun /Nicole Dennis-Benn 349 pages 4 stars completed 2/20/17
  18. POC on cover – Is You Okay? /Glozell Green 243 pages 3 stars completed 4/30/17
  19. Practicing Jewish – Everything Is Illuminated /Jonathan Safran-Foer 276 pages 3 stars completed 4/29/17
  20. Bisexual MC (Own Voices)
  21. Non Western world real world setting – Human Acts /Han Kang 5 stars 218 pages completed 2/27/17 – set in South Korea during civil uprising
  22. Book by author of color – Mr. Potter/ Jamaica Kincaid
  23. Visually impaired MC – Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller / Sarah Miller 3 stars 204 pages completed 1/31/17 (can also be category 24)
  24. Deaf or hard of hearing MC
  25. Indian MC (Own Voices) – How To Be A Bawse /Lilly Singh 
  26. MC with Invisible disability – The Time Traveler’s Wife /Audrey Niffenegger 546 pages 2.5 stars completed 4/18/17 – Chromo Displacement Disorder
  27. Own voices – Sula / Toni Morrison 5 stars 174 pages completed 1/28/17
  28. Biracial MC (Own Voices) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian /Sherman Alexie 1 star 230 pages completed 8/26/17 
  29. Book set in Central America (Central America consists of seven countries: BelizeGuatemalaEl SalvadorHondurasNicaraguaCosta Rica and Panama)
  30. Immigrant or Refugee MC –  See Now Then /Jamaica Kincaid 182 pages 4 stars completed 2/9/17 MC is from Antigua and her husband refers to her having come on a banana boat
  31. Displaced MC – The Star Side of Bird Hill /Naomi Jackson 294 pages 3 stars completed 2/4/17
  32. MC With Anaphylactic allergy
  33. MC with chronic pain – The Underground Railroad /Colson Whitehead 306 pages 3 stars completed 3/31/17 – Cora has constant headaches from the beating 
  34. Pansexual MC (Own Voices) – New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 /Shelly Oria 
  35. Contemporary World Arranged Marriage – Happiness Like Water /Chinelo Okparanta 3 stars 196 pages completed 3/16/17 – a few of the characters have arranged marriages
  36. Hijabi MC – Own Voices (Choosing I am Malala) Exit West /Mohsin Hamid 231 pages completed 8/7/17 4 stars

I dont think I’ll finish all these categories because I am not interested in reading so many books with LGBTQ characters but I’ll see where it goes.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow. That sounds like you’ve got your work cut out for you. 2017 is almost done though. Are you carrying this into 2018?

    Also, do you review books?

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Yes, I review books, more so on my YouTube channel. Runwright Reads.

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      1. Would you be interested in reviewing a YA scifi book written by one of our clients? You can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Eye-Dancers-Michael-S-Fedison-ebook/dp/B00A8TUS8M


  2. Very funny Bingo sheet. Today’s society is becoming stranger than fiction.

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