I wasn’t planning on playing along with #DiversityDecBingo when I saw it on Twitter.Â I don’t like to plan my reading.Â I prefer to think of my TBR list as a mystical magical thing that just possesses me when the time is right for a particular book.Â Actually, it is probably more that I get distracted by shiny things and forget the plan.
If you aren’t familiar with the bingo card, here it is.
As I was minding my own business this month occasionally it would pop up on my feed and I started to notice something.
Just like in regular bingo I’m so close and yet so far.
The red stars represent squares that would be covered if I could use a book more than once.Â There’s some intersectionality going on in these books.
- Monstress – Non-western culture fantasy and own voices and POC on Book Covers
- The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf – Indigenous and POC on Book Covers and own voices
- Hidden Figures – Diverse Nonfiction and POC on Book Covers and own voices
- A Closed and Common Orbit – Asexual and nonbinary characters
- Climbing the Stairs – Real world non-western setting and POC on Book Covers and Asian MC
- Aristotle and Dante – POC M/M romance and Mental Health (Ari’s dad’s PTSD)
- Nujeen – Oh, Nujeen can almost win the game by herself – She is a disabled, Asian, Muslim, refugee in a real world non-western setting on a book cover.
I just noticed an alternative placement based on the list above.
I accidentally won.
Stay tuned for #DiversityBingo2017 which I am also not planning on playing but know I won’t be able to resist.