I don’t normally sign up for read-a-longs. I read what I want and YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!!!! Anyway, I saw two for September that actually interested me.


Travel the World in Books runs from September 1-14.  The goal is to read books from countries other that your own.  I already do this but it will be interesting to see what everyone else is doing.  I took a look at Goodreads and found that so far I’ve read 30 books this year from countries other than the U.S.

I’m part of the Around the World in 80 Books group at Goodreads.  Here’s my favorites from this year.

South Africa – The Housemaid’s Daughter by Barbara Mutch

India – The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley

Sweden – The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson

My goal will be to add a few new countries this week.

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The next one is Diversiverse.


The goal here is to read and post reviews of books written by people of color.  I figured that I already do that too.  I named off a list of authors that I like in my head but when I went back to Goodreads to check out the list from this year I only had four.  Yeah, four out of 74.  I need to up that total.

Books I read so far this year that I liked:

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor – One of my absolute favorites!  Written by a person of color and starring people of color in a future Sudan full of magic in the midst of a horrible war.
Devotion and Defiance: My Fight for Justice for Women by Humaira Awais Shahid – The memoir of a female Pakistani Member of Parliament.

In the Land of Invisible Women:  A Female Doctor’s Journey in the Saudi Kingdom by Qanta A. Ahmed

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