Now back to your regularly scheduled Book Blogger Hop, hosted by Billy at Coffee Addicted Writer. This week’s question comes from Elizabeth at Silver’s Reviews.
What author have you read the most in the past two years?
That is a hard question to answer, even with book data stored in Google Sheets. I don’t think there’s a single author I’ve read more than others, but I will say this: most of the books I read are by authors of color, or authors from other marginalized groups. So while there is not an individual author that I’ve read more than others, I have definitely read significantly more diverse books over the last two years. Here’s my data for this year so far (at 50 books read)
I feel really good about this.
Great answer! And an interesting take on an interesting question. I think that’s really interesting how you’ve kept track of the diversity of the books that you’ve read! I also think that I’ve probably read more diverse books over the past few years. Like I stated in my own answer, I think Michael Grant is probably the most-read author of the past two years for me, though that wasn’t necessarily intentional.
Thank you for checking out my answer and I hope you have a good week 😊
You should see my data sheet. It’s a little ridiculous. Have a good week.
Well thanks for shaming me about the lack of diversity in my reading (I try when I can, but a lot of my reading time is eaten up with work reading). That is seriously impressive how diverse your reading is. Good job.
Have a great week.
Shaming wasn’t my intention. I’m a nerdy black queer reader who grew up with no books at the intersection of my identities. I also work with primarily Latinx readers and I don’t want them to have the same experience I did. That’s all. It’s a thing I do for myself as a reader because I have a need to feel seen.
Interesting answer, Eli! This is a great “reminder” for me to read more diverse books! I did read “Dread Nation”, by Justina Ireland, recently. I highly recommend this book to you. It’s a YA read, but deals with the issues of racial prejudice and discrimination in a very hard-hitting manner.
I’m planning to read “The Hate U Give”, by Angie Thomas, next month, along with a blogger friend of mine. This book has been nominated for several awards; among them, the National Book Award. And I need to read many more!! 🙂
Thanks for sharing!! Thanks as well for dropping by and commenting on my own BBH post!! ❤ 🙂
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I enjoyed Dread Nation. It was one I bought right when it came out. THUG was one that I bought when it came out, but put it off for a month or so because I knew how emotional it would be. It’s actually one of the books I’m analyzing for my dissertation. I appreciate your commitment to read diversely. I’m reading one right now about a kid who has OCD (not the John Green one). It’s opening my eyes to what living with a mental illness is like. Thanks for stopping by!
Cool. I’m the opposite. I find an author I really like and then inhale whatever series pulled me in and then hit up their other books until all are consumed and then I move onto the next, lol. To be fair, I usually take breaks between their series… 🙂
I definitely read some authors more than others. I don’t separate them out into their color.