Saturday, August 21, 2010

12-month diversity classic challenge

ETA: I reviewed this list, and I diversity-failed. I only have one woman writer on there. So I opened up the floor to my twitter feed for suggestions, and have revised the list.

So I've done this challenge a couple of times before, just for myself, and I've never actually completed it.

And I was talking to the awesome Eva from who mentioned diversity, and that got me thinking.

I opened the floor up for suggestions, here and on twitter, and this list is the result (side note: if anyone feels like making up their own list and joining me, for a book a month, then please do! The more the merrier!)

#diversityclassics reading list: (new and improved ...)

September – Madame Bovary by Gustav Flaubert

October – The Matriarch by Witi Ihimaera

November – In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

December – The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

January – Maurice by E M Forster

February – Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

March – Love and Rockets by Gilbert Hernandez

April – Maus by Art Speigelman

May – The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

June – Waiting by Ha Jin

July – The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

August – Travels with Myself and Another by Martha Gellhorn

That's better. #diversityclassics

September to December's books fit in with my book-buying ban, because I already own them.

Wish me luck! :D


Ana S. said...

This is a lovely idea, and I'm especially excited that you're reading Love and Rockets, which is brilliant :D Good luck!

Jodie said...

Cool list. Oh and Maurice, so, so sad. As is Madam Bovary (sob, the coffin scene).

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's quite a list. I love it that you've put several graphic novels on there as well! Good luck with this. :)

Bybee said...

ooooh very nice list!