A List to Annoy the Bigots
What the Log had to Say
First off, what a fantastic title for a rec / list blog post! There has been a lot of controversies in the book / publishing world this month. From booktubers to authors saying there is no need for diversity and that calling out token / stereotypical attempts is ridiculous. And marginalized authors getting hate from trolls non-stop. We also had the VOYA issue during Bisexual Awareness Week. Not to mention the countless of other incidents that were not reported or did not hit Twitter. Well, here is a fantastic post with a handful of lists featuring diverse books. Enjoy and bask in the liberation of #ownvoices!
ARCs, An Occasional Privilege for All and Not a Monopoly for the Few Y’all
The Tattooed Book Geek
Thank you so much for this rant! As a relatively new book blogger (Okay, I have been blogging for about 18 months but I became serious about it in August of this year), I have felt pretty intimidated with asking for ARCs or demo copies of games to review. I appreciated the sentiment here about being confident in asking for ARCs and I have definitely taken the leap on NetGalley, to publishers, and sometimes to authors or designers. I get a mixed response but I have had the privilege of receiving ARCs and demo games on occasion. I feel validated when I do receive them and I work hard to read/play and review whatever I get. Thank you for a post that still resonates with me!
Why We Need Diversity and Representation in YA Fiction
Bookishness and Tea
A fantastic post on why we need diversity in YA fiction. Another post this month that resonated with me 100%. “Diversity IS needed. That’s not just my opinion. That’s a fact.” That is a great summary of what the post is trying to convey: We need diversity in YA fiction despite what the majority is saying. The post is way more detailed than what I described above and I would definitely recommend you check out the full post. It is definitely worth the read!
The Great British Bake Off Book Tag
This is the most recent Book Tag I have done for my blog and it was created by Zaheera! If you haven’t watched The Great British Bake Off, please stop what you are doing and go watch episode one. It is a quirky, low key dramatic British baking show that is weirdly addicting to watch. This book tag sums it up perfectly with the categories. Thank you Zaheera for creating the tag!