Read Diverse Books Year-Round November Link-Up

November’s Read Diverse Books Year-Round feature is the penultimate one for the year. I considered continuing it into 2017, but I may do something else entirely. I haven’t decided on what yet, but I don’t want this feature to feel old and tired. I’ll keep brainstorming and hope to find new and creative ways to encourage people to read widely and diversely!

My last link-up was another successful one, with 45 reviews in total.  I want to once again thank all who participated. Keep doing great work and reviewing diverse books!

The winners of my Latinx Heritage Month link-up were TJ @ My Book Strings and Ottavia @ Novels And Nonfiction. Congratulations to you both. Ottavia, I know you already received your book and are happy! TJ, please confirm if your book has arrived as well. 

I’m posting this link-up on October 31st, but you may all add your reviews starting tomorrow, November 1st. 

Happy Halloween!

Read Diverse Books Year-Round


The rules are the same as always.

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!

Eligible books:

  1. A book written by a person of color*
  2. A book by or about a person with a disability 
  3. A book with an LGBTQ protagonist or about LGBTQ issues 

*This category also allows for Indigenous/Native peoples and non-European/Australian international authors. Feel free to ask me, if you’re not sure.

The more #ownvoices books you read, the better – but it’s not a requirement.

The Book Depository delivers to over 100 countries, but please make sure that your country is eligible for shipping. I don’t want anyone to be disappointed.

Only reviews published in November will be eligible.

Add your reviews below ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ Limit 3 per person 

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15 thoughts on “Read Diverse Books Year-Round November Link-Up

  1. Just an idea but maybe you can do monthly theme reading challenges? Like next month because it’s Thanksgiving, maybe read something written by Native Americans? Or next month read non-Christmas holiday writings written by authors from different faiths? Or on January or February focus on Asian New Years and do African American history month? In March focus on minority women and so forth. Hope you will like my idea.

  2. Happy you liked the idea 🙂 if you or someone are looking for recommendations, I am happy to help. Do tell me if for today i am a boy is good please. Besides, you never know once you try. Maybe theme idea can be bonuses or something? Like extra points if someone reads a Native American written novel during Thanksgiving?

    1. I considered doing ebook giveaways for people who can’t receive books from Book Depository.
      Do you know if I gift an Amazon eBook from my US account, for example, a person from India (for example) will be able to easily receive it and read it? I never considered if this would work!
      I will look into it and see what I can find!

  3. Hi Naz, sorry I didn’t respond earlier. The book arrived really quickly. Can’t wait to start reading! Whatever you decide to do next year to promote diverse reading, let me know if I can help. I’m sure there are plenty of other bloggers as well who are ready to help in any way, shape, or form.

  4. Thank you once again for continuing to host this event! I think it’s awesome to have a bunch of diverse book reviews in one place. I would love to help support your efforts in any way – brainstorming ideas, helping organizing events, etc. Will link up my Native Hawaiian #ownvoices reviews!

    1. That was the goal of the link-ups! And they actually do get tons of clicks by other people, so I’m glad people are finding new books.
      Thanks for your support, Brendon. I look forward to your Native Hawaiian book reviews. I am definitely going to be discovering books and authors I’ve never heard of before. That’s my favorite thing about being a blogger. 😀

  5. One of the things I was looking forward to participating in once my new review site was up were these monthly roundups, I thought they were really cool! Looking forward to what you’re going to decide to do with them in 2017 🙂 I also like Svetlana’s idea of themed events.

    1. Hi, Bogi!! Glad to to see you visiting my blog 😀
      Please do link up all your reviews! I love gathering up different opinions for all kinds of diverse books in one page. I can’t wait to start reading your blog more regularly now. I have so many blogs to read currently, but when anyone stops by my blog and leaves a comment, I always visit back. 🙂

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