Looking at the Goodreads reading challenges among my friends, many of us, including me, aim to read a hundred books a year. In order to reach that goal, we need to read an average of eight to nine books per month. That means reading at least an hour everyday, save for speed readers who manage to devour tomes in two hours. For the rest of us, reading that many books a year requires that we invest a fair bit of time.
When it comes to essentials for staying in, naturally, for a bibliophile, books will top the list. I’m no exception. I actually get most of my reading done during commutes and while waiting. If I’m in the subway, in a queue, waiting for a bus, am early for a meeting with friends, you can bet I’m reading. Although, my favourite place to read is my bedroom.
In light of the ongoing debates on diversity in the book blogosphere, in the book tube community and on bookstagram, Jeann from Happy Indulgence thought it important to talk about when “diversity” isn’t actually diverse. Many of us know that a lot more can be done in YA literature to represent diverse voices.