The second round of Diverse-A-Thon will be hosted starting January 22 through January 29. It was created by Booktubers Christina Marie, Joce, Monica, and Whitney in 2016. This year, Whitney won’t be hosting; instead, Simon will join the other three. All you have to do to participate is read as much diverse books as you can during the week (preferably #OwnVoices reads). Twitter Chats and Discussions will be hosted throughout the read-a-thon under the twitter hashtag, #DiverseAthon.
For more information, please check out any of the above links or Naz @ Read Diverse Books (who is also helping the hosts with Diverse-A-Thon).
(All Synopses are from Goodreads. Click on covers or underlined titles to add on Goodreads!)
Here’s my tentative TBR for Diverse-A-Thon 2017 :
- HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME by Adam Silvera
When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.
To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.
If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.
2. THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon
Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.
Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.
The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?
3. THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US by Emily Skrutskie
For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. She’s been a Reckoner trainer-in-training ever since she could walk, raising the genetically-engineered beasts to defend ships as they cross the pirate-infested NeoPacific. But when the pirate queen Santa Elena swoops in on Cas’s first solo mission and snatches her from the bloodstained decks, Cas’s dream of being a full-time trainer seems dead in the water.
There’s no time to mourn. Waiting for her on the pirate ship is an unhatched Reckoner pup. Santa Elena wants to take back the seas with a monster of her own, and she needs a proper trainer to do it. She orders Cas to raise the pup, make sure he imprints on her ship, and, when the time comes, teach him to fight for the pirates. If Cas fails, her blood will be the next to paint the sea.
But Cas has fought pirates her entire life. And she’s not about to stop.
Are you participating in Diverse-A-Thon this year? If so, what is your TBR? (If not, you still have time to get ready!!)