2014 Reading Challenge

This year’s reading challenge is much simpler because it is a progression of my challenges in 2013 and 2012.

Since I didn’t complete the Heritage Reads challenge of 2013, I’m going to do my best to pick up the slack this year. My biggest concern is reading Haitian writers; I have very little patience when I read in French but many of these writers’ works are not in translation.

  • 10 Haitian writers
  • 10 Latin@ writers
  • 10 African writers
  • 10 Caribbean writers

The next part of my challenge is inspired by John Russell Stanger’s challenge. I’m not sure if I can “forsake white writers” altogether (I already plan to re-read the Hunger Games trilogy; this is non-negotiable) but I can certainly make books written by people of color the overwhelming majority!

  • Read at least 85% books by people of color

That’s it! Nothing fancy this year. Eventually I think I may not need to have challenges based on racial diversity. The goal is to have this sort of reading become natural for me.

How are you challenging yourself this year? Share in the comments below!

3 comments for “2014 Reading Challenge

  1. January 10, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    I love this list you have. You should totally join the Diversity on the Shelf 2014 Reading Challenge. There will be giveaways, mini-challenges and fun. I would love to add to the schedule as well. If that is ok with you?

  2. January 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Girl – you totally inspired me from your heritage reads last year and my goal this year is to make authors of color 50% of my reading at least. And like you said – I want it to be a natural thing, something that happens every year.

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