What a Diversiverse!


I’m so very glad to have joined this year’s Diversiverse, organised by the lovely Aarti over at Booklust.

Here’s what she has to say about Diversiverse:

Reading diversely is important because we live in a global world.  Period.  If you read books only by white authors, you are limiting yourself to less than 30% of the world’s experience of race and culture.  If you read books only by Christian authors, you are limiting yourself to only about 33% of the world’s experience of theology.  If you read books only by authors in developed countries, you are limiting yourself to a very privileged view of what the world has to offer you.  If you read books that focus only on Western thought, history, and philosophy, you are missing out on many rich and varied traditions and worldviews that have informed and continue to enrich the way we view the world today.


It’s been such great reading and TBR-adding!

Here’s what I read and reviewed for these two wonderful (but too short) weeks.



The Traitor in the Tunnel (The Agency #3) by YS Lee
The Shadowed Sun by N.K. Jemisin
The Body at the Tower (The Agency #2) by YS Lee
Zone One by Colson Whitehead
Together Tea by Marjan Kamali
Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson

And there were plenty more books I had wanted to read but didn’t manage to get to!

For instance, I am currently reading Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild and Other Stories, and Xinran’s China Witness.

And also, just in case you’re looking for more works by POC authors, here are some that I’ve read and loved (links to my reviews):


The Good Muslim –  Tahmina Anam
Emiko superstar  – Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Steve Rolston
Sunny 1  – Taiyo Matsumoto
Nylon Road: a graphic memoir of coming of age in Iran – Parsua Bashi
Same difference –  Derek Kirk Kim
A game for swallows: to die, to leave, to return – Zeina Abirached
Bitter in the mouth – Monique Truong
Ruby – Cynthia Bond
Ten little Indians: stories – Sherman Alexie
Ghost bride – Yangsze Choo
The Story Hour – Thrity Umrigar
The people in the trees – Hanya Yanagihara
The year she left us – Kathryn Ma
I’ll Be Right There – Shin Kyung-Sook


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