A quick overview of my results from the January 2017 #DiverseAThon:
Elementary Chapter Books
I enjoyed Encore, Grace! but was confused until I learned that there was another book in the series which I missed reading. I chose not to read Bravo, Grace! because it is a collection of short stories, not a novel, and thus better suited to reading another time.
The alternate Scraps of Time 1928 I didn’t read as I didn’t finish my original TBR and would prefer to read the books from that series in order if possible.
Middle Grade Novels
I liked One Crazy Summer a lot (and finished it) but didn’t like The Red Pencil as much as I hoped (thus didn’t finish it yet).
I didn’t get a chance to read Flygirl. My plan was to read it on one of the weekends when I had an uninterrupted block of time, which never happened. I am still very excited to read it at some point soon.
Hidden Figures (which I had started reading on my lunch breaks before DiverseAThon) continued to be great. I’ll be going to see the movie and starting the young reader’s edition. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice had a different format than I expected, but was still a worthwhile read. I’m close to the end of both.
I wasn’t super happy with my reading for this week but given the busier than average week and emergencies, this is what happened. It was interesting limiting my reading for one week to books with black characters that I already owned. This won’t often be a possibility for me, given how much reading I need to do for my various works and classes, but it was a fun challenge.
If you want more details, I kept a running record of what I was reading each day of the DiverseAThon over in this post.