Diverse Book Bloggers

 

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100 Story Reviews (Daniel Brount)

I am a recent college graduate from Ball State University. I am hoping to get a job in the book publishing industry to help push for more diverse literature. I identify as gay.

With a focus on diverse lit, this blog includes book reviews and posts about young adult lit, fantasy, sci-fi, and memoir. Of the diverse lit on the blog, a large portion of it is about LGBTQ characters to represent my own voice.

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African Book Addict!

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Austen Dumas (Megan)

I am a chronically ill book blogger obsessed with marketing and who is majoring in Communications.

Austen Dumas is an adult fiction and general nonfiction book blog. I read almost everything, except for romance. My favorite books are the kinds of books that lead you to a new way of seeing the world around you.

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Backlist Babe, The (Morgan)

My name is Morgan, and I’m really no good with talking about myself.

The new focus of my blog is to promote books from the backlist that would otherwise be forgotten. I think a vast majority of what I read now that I have the time already has some diverse aspect (not even consciously sometimes), so that’s mostly what I talk about. I’m really passionate about books dealing with black MCs as of late because I’m attempting to get my little sister to read /something/ c:

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The Bibliophilian (Nikki)

I’m an ace, genderqueer blogger whose relationship is interpreted as homoromantic. I’m also Welsh and have mental health issues.

I read a little bit of everything: non-fiction, science fiction, fantasy, YA, mysteries, romance, comics, classics… I do my best to help people avoid triggers by mentioning them in my reviews if they’re present, and I try to read widely and diversely, and to talk about the process of doing so and why it’s important.

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Blog of AALBC.com’s Founder and Webmaster (Troy Johnson)

Founder and webmaster of AALBC.com, the oldest and largest website dedicated to books written, for or about, people of African descent.

Celebrates Black literature and advocates for independent webs.

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Bogi Reads the World (Bogi Takács (@bogiperson))

I am a Hungarian Jewish agender trans person currently living in the US; I’m also disabled and chronically ill. In my day job I do research related to developmental language disabilities. I also write speculative fiction and poetry, and have been published in venues like Clarkesworld, Lightspeed and Apex.

I have e/em/eir/emself or singular they pronouns (both are fine).

I have been primarily reviewing speculative short fiction and poetry with a focus on marginalized authors; I have the Twitter hashtags #diversestories and #diversepoems for this purpose too. I have recently moved my reviews to a brand new site and broadened my focus to also include book-length works and nonfiction, which I used to review only on occasion.

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Books ft. Politics (Demelza Griffiths)

Hi! I’m the co-founder and an ally to all #DiverseBookBloggers. As a white cishet English Literature undergrad, I’ve checked my privilege and vowed to only study diverse non-eurocentric modules in my final year at university. Drop by for reviews, find me on Instagram @booksftpolitics and get in contact if you’d like to guest post!

My blog celebrates #ownvoices non/fiction and diverse writers from a political perspective. I don’t just review diverse lit, I review lit which examines the power structures in place which make whiteness the neutral position.

You can filter my reviews by theme, country or genre on the sidebar menu.

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Books N’ Calm (Bhavya)

Hi! I’m Bhavya. I’m a 20 year old Indian (of the Asian kind) who mostly grew up in the US. I love to be creative and read books. I’m a college student who’s getting her associate’s degree. I’m not sure what I’m going to major in but I’m thinking about communications.

I read whatever catches my attention. But I feel like it’s mostly ya. I’m trying to branch out though. Both in terms of diversity/genres in what I read and review on the blog.

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Nicole is a woman who identifies as whateversexual (sort of like bisexual, but I don’t feel 100% at home with that label). I have and write about depression and anxiety. In addition I also struggle with Fibromyalgia.

I try to focus most of my reading (even the fiction) on mental health and/or social justice issues.

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 Brown Books & Green Tea

I’m just a 20-something with a love for multicultural literature and hot tea. Follow my blog for book reviews, critical analysis, and deeply steeped tea!

My blog focuses on multicultural literature, but I oftentimes also choose to highlight authors based on a broader definition of diversity (sexuality, gender identity, ability, religion, etc). I aim to provide intellectually stimulating literary criticism, that still manages to be accessible to the everyday reader.

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Building Diverse Bookshelves

I am part of the LGBT community living in the American Midwest and craving experiences of diversity. This year I have devoted myself to read books written by authors of marginalized groups in order to expand my own literary horizons. Each week I read at least one book and review it on my blog. I believe that reading books creates connection, and connection creates peace. ^_^

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CandidCeillie (Ceillie)

I’m more than a little queer, and working to broaden my horizons with every book I read! I’m a journalist by day and I tweet way too much!

I will basically read anything, and I love to learn about cultures other than my very white catholic one. I have a preference for Sci-fi/fantasy compared to contemporary fiction, and I love memoirs and biographies.

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I’m Zainab. A Hijabi-Diverse book blogger from Sri Lanka.

I read, write, review and rant on books and all things bookish. As WoC my intention is to inform my readers as much as possible of my culture and who I am in every aspect of my identity.

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Colorful Book Reviews

A librarian and educator by profession and a bibliophile and critic by nature, I’m traditionally privileged in many ways but know that many are not. Family changes caused me to examine my personal and professional reading and quickly ignited a passion for promoting diverse literature.

Education is the key to our future. High-quality diverse books need to be available at every level of children’s fiction and non-fiction reading both in school and for fun. I review a fiction book every week and additional fiction or non-fiction as I am able. As I try to educate myself and read more diverse books for my own personal and professional reading, I post about those too. Where applicable, I also include the reactions of my family and students and resources for home or classroom use.

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Completely Booked (Joyce Campbell)

My name is Joyce I am proud bi/pan black woman who deals with various mental illnesses (depression, anxiety, PTSD, BPD) and who has for as long as I can remember. Currently, I am a college student who will be graduating in the next couple months with a degree in English and Psychology. I am interested in writing, but I would also very much love to work in publishing and promote diversity from the inside.

I blog about books and all things bookish, as well as some things that are tangentially related. I like stories and I’m always on the lookout for books that contain good representation and I try to promote them either on my blog or my Twitter. I read a lot of YA, but I’ll try anything that catches my attention or that is recommended to me by friends or other bloggers I trust.

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dembooksdoee (ryy)

I am a wanderlust who loves to read and review all types of books!

My blog focuses on review and sharing books about views who often feel left out or underrepresented in literature, and the world.

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Dusky Literati (Deseree)

African-American reader and bibliophile based in Durham, NC.

My main focus is to blog and tweet about Black fiction and non-fiction from around the diaspora. I also strongly read and support other marginalized communities. While I mainly concentrate on adult literature, I do delve into young adult. Huge speculative fiction reader.

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Dystopian Citizn

A 22 years old African Hijabi with lots of story ideas to write, an endless list of books to read, and a pharmacist-to-be.

Give me a lyrically written book with diverse characters, and I will be yours! I also share some of my original stories, and snippets from my life.

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Herstory  (Durre)

British South Asian writer with a love for intersectional and diverse books; poetry, fiction, memoir, feminist texts and everything in between.

I talk about writing-related topics, mental health, my current reads. I’m always actively making sure I read books by writers of colour and writing about them and promoting them.

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Horror Muse, The (Anila Hoxha)

I am an Albanian aspiring horror writer, who supports diversity in horror literature.

The purpose of my blog is to support diversity in horror literature.

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I Live And Breathe Words

Hi! I’m Annie. I’m 22, bi, and recovering from anxiety, depression, and OCD. I love to read and always have. Not sure what else to say. 😊

I read mostly YA, though I’ll read NA, adult, middle grade. My favorite genres are fantasy and paranormal but again I’ll read anything. My blog is where I put my book reviews and perhaps in the future some bookish discussions as well as book lists.

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In Tori Lex (Tori Dennis)

I am Black and Guatemalan.

I try to read a variety of authors, but at least once a month am reading a author of color to review for my blog. I focus on Science Fiction, Thriller, Fantasy and Dystopian Titles to Review.

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juwithemad (Juwi)

Hi. I’m Juwi, an Indo-African/British Hijabi Bibliophile blogger who is also a crazy cat lady and an amateur baker.

I blog about all kinds of things but mainly YA books and I’m trying to focus more on diverse lit.

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Kaycee Writes (Kristen Carter)

Hi! I’m Kristen. I’m a Communication Studies major and a publicist in the making. Someday, I hope to work at a publishing company.

I talk about books, television, writing or whatever comes to mind.

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Les Reveries de Rowena

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Life of a Female Bibliophile (Rachel)

I’m a book blogger who has a deep passion for reading, likes to binge watch copious amounts of Netflix, and wants to travel all around the world.

My blog is mainly focused on YA literature, but I read and review Graphic Novels, Historical, Contemporary, Romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasy books, and more!

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LGBTQ Reads

LGBTQReads

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Lost in Ever After (Kristie)

Hi! I’m Kristie and I am a proud bisexual woman from Canada.

Lost in Ever After is a book blog where I talk about all books with lgbt/poc authors or characters.

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Lupita Reads

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Mint & Ink

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Misfortune of Knowing

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Mocha Girls Read

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notchaitea (Manasa)

Hi! I’m a recent Media and Communications postgraduate in London, I love books, my dog and am trying to get into gardening.

My blog is a space for to talk about issues of ethnic, ‘minority’ and women representation in literature (mainly fiction). On a personal level, I want to find and engage with people and projects that are changing the game and bringing some light into the darkness! On a wider scale, I believe that the written word is an important battlefield of ideas and constructs peoples day to day imaginations and its about time we heard more POC, LGBTQ, WOC voices here! Mainly though, it’ll be me rambling about books I love, Instagram accounts I stalk and people I have intellectual crushes on.

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Noteable Pad (Fatima)

I’m a young African/Arab Muslim writer living in London, hoping to give voice to people suffering in war-torn countries.

I review books written by diverse authors (but not always), and have recently introduced a new weekly feature to talk about my book and the writing process.

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Paper Wanderer

Australian-Filipino

I read a variety of adult and YA books across different genres. I tend to review more culturally diverse books and have recently started to read more LGBTQUIA books.

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Platypire Reviews (Platypires)

There’s actually about 10 platypires. The majorities are allies. There’s also a mexican, a bisexual, an asian/pacific, and a Peruvian. We host different pages on the blog.

We actually feature a few different things to point out diverse books. 1st, we have a diversity challenge for blogs to join and keep track of the books they read. 2nd, we label books with diversity with a badge we created to help it stand out. 3rd, we run a review round up and the reviews of diverse books are labeled with a sticker to help them stand out.

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www.thepocobookreader.com (Sabeena)

Muslim, hijabi Woman of Colour

The pocobookreader focusses on reviewing Post-colonial literature and books by PoC, particularly women of colour. Tired of tokenism and stereotyping I’m interested in putting PoC at the fore.

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Page Chroicles

 

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Pinkindle

I’m a QPoC (polysexual, half-Black half-German) with a disability (OCD).

I have eclectic taste in books so I review across most genres, although there does tend to be more Romance than anything. My blog is not focused on diversity but I do seek out diverse books and feature them quite often (again, mostly Romance and usually LGBT+).

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Polenth’s Blog

I really like fungi and keep cockroaches. My identity is complicated, but includes being non-white, dyslexic, asexual and non-binary.

I mainly review fantasy and science fiction for all ages, with some other random genres on occasion. I write detailed reviews from an intersectional perspective.

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Quick Sip Reviews (Charles Payseur)

Hi! I’m Charles Payseur, bisexual reader, reviewer, and writer of speculative fiction.

I read short SFF fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from a wide range of publications. I tend to do full issue reviews but I try to keep an eye out for ownvoices work and diverse voices in general.

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Quite The Novel Idea

My name is Bee! I’m from Belgium and I’m bisexual. That’s a lot of b’s… I’m 25 years old and next to reading books I also attempt to write them.

I mostly read Young Adult books, as do my co-bloggers, but we occasionally read Middle Grade, Adult and New Adult too. We do reviews as well as discussions and the like.

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Reading Desk, The (Vijayalakshmi Harish)

Person of Colour. Born and brought up in India, currently living in the US.

While I do not exclusively focus on diverse books, I do read as many books as possible by women and PoC.

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Read Diverse Books (Nazahet Hernandez)

I am Mexican-born but raised in the U.S. I identify as Latino and gay. I love reading #ownvoices stories and promoting the heck out of them.

Read Diverse Books is committed to reviewing, discussing, and promoting books written by or about people of color and other marginalized voices.

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Read, Review, Recommend (Lakshmi)

Mom, Blogger, Avid Reader.

Books – my views on the books I read. I read a variety of books tending towards books by Indian authors when I can find them.

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READING (AS)(I)AN (AM)ERICA (Shenwei/The Shenners)

Queer and trans Taiwanese American bookworm, science geek, and linguistics nerd. B.A. in Asian American Studies with a minor in Asian Studies. They/them pronouns.

My blog focuses on Anglophone Asian and diasporic Asian literature, but I read diverse books in general. I read a lot of young adult stuff, but I also read middle grade, new adult, and literary fiction, plus the occasional graphic novel. My blog reviews diverse books through both a personal and analytical lens, using the knowledge and tools I’ve gained from my academic background and my involvement in marginalized communities and social justice activism.

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Reading and Gaming for Justice (Brendon Soltis)

I am an multiracial API (Asian Pacific Islander) person originally from California. I currently live in Massachusetts, but would love to move back to Washington State. I love the rain, used book stores, sour gummy candy, coffee, and plants. For a living, I work in higher education in the non-academic setting with students from very diverse backgrounds.

I am an avid reader and I have been for all of my life. I love (mostly) any genre of book and I am willing to give any author my time to read their writing. In early 2014, it struck me that most of the authors I was reading were White men. This is not inherently bad or evil, but I was struck with the lack of diversity in my library. One of my goals moving forward was to intentionally diversify my reading and commit to review authors of marginalized identities. I did not get into tabletop gaming (board and card games) until September of 2014. I found gaming to be a great way to connect with others and a good tool to help people through many different developmental moments in life. Similar to literature and books, I was intrigued at the social justice implications of the market – what games were being published, what themes were being used, and which designers were most successful in the industry. To answer those questions, I decided to start a blog and get more involved with both the literature community and the board gaming community. Social justice is not an individual journey; we must all take it together. I value your feedback, opinions, ideas, and input.

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Real Life Reading (Sharlene)

Originally from Singapore, now living in California. I read a lot and am trying to pass on my love for books to my two little boys.

I dabble in literary fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels and comics, SF and fantasy. Because I am from Southeast Asia, I have an interest in books written by Southeast Asians (and also Asian lit in general).

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Regal Critiques, The (Ruzaika)

I’m a Sri Lankan hijabi Muslim book blogger.

We focus mainly on YA books, but do occasionally review MG and NA as well. While we wouldn’t classify ourselves as out and out diverse bloggers, we do feature diverse books whenever possible!

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Shanaya Tales (Shantala)

Indian book-blogger living in USA.

I read across varied genres, and constantly seek to explore diverse topics and themes.

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Shira Glassman

Queer Jewish feminist author, mostly of fantasy fluff.

I read and review a lot of LGBT lit (and sometimes Jewish SFF that isn’t LGBT) with a focus on historical, high fantasy, and sometimes contemporary as long as the plot or setting grabs me. Within LGBT my focus is on either f/f and/or anything with trans characters.

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Silicon of the Internet (Silicon)

Woman of Color.

Mainly it’s a book blog! I review whatever I happen to be reading and always include a section in the review focusing on the diversity/rep of the book. I am focusing on making my TBR much more diverse. I also post about my experiences with being a woman in STEM, science, programming etc.

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Starship Library (Llinos Cathryn Thomas)

Queer woman reading and reccing books.

I read and rec lots of YA and SF&F, as well as anything else that grabs me, with a particular focus on queer stories and other under-represented experiences.

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Stefani’s Blog (Stefani Cox)

I’m a black woman and lifelong bookworm with a background in urban planning and public health.

I focus mainly on diverse authors, especially those that have to do with place and/or social justice.

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Stitch’s Media Mix (Zina/Stitch)

I’m Stitch! I’m a queer black writer who’s currently going to grad school for their MA in Literature.

The focus of my blog is on diversity in media and fandom spaces. I specifically read and write about comic books and books in the sci-fi and fantasy genres. I do book reviews a couple times a month but my main focus tends to fall on stuff like my #UrbanFantasy101 series and comments about racism in the media I consume.

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Struggling with Serendipity (Cindy Kolbe)

I am a mom and a life-long disability advocate, even before my daughter’s spinal cord injury.

My blog shares an extraordinary true story about challenges, goals, adventures, setbacks, and accidents, both fortunate and otherwise. About disability, swimming, hope, and success. After her spinal cord injury, my daughter and I travel from our small town in Ohio to Seattle, Harvard, Capitol Hill–and around the world.

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Svetlana’s Reads and Views (Svetlana)

My name is Svetlana and I am ethnic minority. I love reading and reviewing books that are either about people of color or are written by people of color but are done in a respectful way. My main focus is historical fiction as well as contemporary literature.

On my blog I focus heavily on history mostly fictional although I will post non-fiction more often. I love discovering unusual historical fiction that is not well known. In addition to history, I focus a lot on literature from East Asia and Jewish literature, although I am open to other history.

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Thatgirldorian (Otuagomah Dhebbie)

I’m a 19 year old person of colour who has interest in androgynous fashion, diverse books, photography and writing. I’m a law student who also has a flair for the media.

My books focuses on book reviews, fiction and thoughts about life from my perspective.

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Twisted Book Curmudgeon, The (Cranky)

We’re a review crew of twisted sisters who love to read and review. We read all genres. We also mainly review for indie authors. Follow us on

Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/A1FG2D6NRZD9NF

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Twisted-Book-Curmudgeon-769070296511521/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/39383783-thetwistedbookcurmudgeon Twitter: https://twitter.com/TwistedCurmudg1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/twistedbookcurmudgeon/

Our blog is diverse in makeup of reviewers and reading genres. We review all genres and encourage diverse authors and authors who write about diversity to make application to us.

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Urban Paranormal Book Blog (Deva)

Tall, dark and beautiful Texas Bama from Dallas, TX.

The focus of my blog is to review and advertise books featuring a non-caucasian lead. I do have favorites that do have a caucasian lead but it’s generally a diverse series overall.

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whatthelog (Wendy)

Hiya, I’m a bisexual, mentally ill feminist lady whose mission is to diversify my reading and my thinking.

Originally from Bermuda, but now living in the UK, I hope to break into the publishing industry and to promote the stories of marginalised authors. I’m interested in all aspects of diversity, but my special interest is on LGBT+ works, and mental health.

I can also be found on twitter @ and on goodreads and litsy.

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Well-Read Black Girl

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Written in Wonder (Wendy Chen)

I’m Wendy, a passionate fiction, review and opinion writer, a student, and from a Chinese-Australian migrant background.

Many of my reviews are of Young Adult books, but I don’t limit myself to that, and have been really aiming to expand to more adult fiction in the past year. I also aim to prioritise support and promotion of Australian authors. Some of my favourite (diverse) authors are Stacey Lee, Alice Pung, Celeste Ng, and Corinne Duyvis.

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WOCreads

Hi! I’m Bina, a German Woman of Color and an intersectional feminist.

My blog focuses on books written by women writers of Color, at all intersections. Nonbinary writers are very welcome. Except for romance, I enjoy nearly all genres from SF to comics to academic non-fiction. For the most part, I seek out stories that explicitly confront racism, sexism and other -isms.

Find me on twitter.

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Word Contessa

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Worn Corners

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Zezee with Books

Black. Jamaican. Reads anything. Loves art.

My blog is a record, or as close as I can get to a record, of everything I read. I read a variety of things and genres but mostly fantasy.

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