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:
- I read only non-white authors for 12 months. What I learned surprised me – by Sunili Govinnage
I Read 50 Books By People of Color This Year – by Victoria Law
- Women of color reading project (tumblr blog)