Now that I have defended my dissertation and accepted a job offer, I am thrilled that I will have a little bit more time to enjoy reading, and while I won’t be able to keep up the pace I used to before graduate school, I do plan to prioritize some non-required reading in my life.

Over the past several months, I have come across a couple of articles online about reading only diverse authors – some going as far as only reading books by women of color – for a year. Unfortunately, I can’t set this challenge for me at work, however, it IS something that I am going to implement for my non-required reading. I will be keeping track of my books here.

First one: Ghost of Sangju: A memoir of reconciliation by Soojung Jo. My review is here.

Happy reading everyone! Suggestions? Let me know in the comments!

[Edited to add: I am using this list as my inspiration.]

Others who have taken on this challenge:

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