It is July 1st, which means that we are officially halfway through 2016! I had a birthday last month and it feels like the years are getting shorter the older I get. I can’t explain how or why it’s already July, but it seems to be the reality.
July 1st also means it’s time for a new Read Diverse Books Year-Round link up!
The winner of June’s draw is — G. Jacks from G. Jacks Writes. Congratulations! Please check your email and get back to met to arrange the book of your choice. Hope to see you in July as well.
There were over twenty entries last month, which was a wonderful start. However, I want July to have even more. 🙂 So I again ask for your participation and help spreading the word. That’s ultimately what I aim to do with this initiative. The benefits are reading great books and possibly winning a free one if you’re lucky, but the chief goal is to uplift marginalized voices.
I’m confident that our continued efforts to read, discuss, and promote these stories will make a difference in the long run. Already, our ongoing conversations and demands for literature that’s representative of our multicultural society have established that there is a need for diverse books. We certainly can’t stop now!
So let’s keep reading.
On my end, I will continue this initiative for the rest of the year, and hopefully the next if there is enough interest!
Read Diverse Books Year-Round
The rules were explained and established last month, but I will summarize briefly.
If you read and review a qualifying book, you will immediately be placed in the drawing to win a free book of your choice from Book Depository!
- A book written by a person of color*
- A book by or about a person with a disability
- A book by an author who identifies as LGBT or about LGBT issues
*This category also allows for Indigenous/Native peoples and non-European international authors. If you’re not sure, ask me!
Ideally, the books will be #ownvoices but it’s not a requirement, except for category 1.
The Book Depository delivers to over 100 countries, but please make sure that your country is eligible for shipping. I don’t want any one to be disappointed.
Forgot to specify: Only reviews published in JULY will count.
I’ll leave the ones already up, but won’t accept any more.
Add your reviews below ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ Limit 3 per person.
I send out reminder tweets once a week about the link-up. So if you don’t already follow me, please do to stay updated!
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