#12DaysofDiversity — Lineup and Scoreboard!

THE CONTEST IS OVER. NO MORE BOOKS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR POINTS BEYOND THIS POINT. I WILL BE LISTING WINNERS AND PRIZES by JAN 5 at the LATEST!

 

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I am so excited that the time for the event is almost upon us! Lots of readers signed up, so it looks like this will be a very competitive readathon — at least where winning is prizes is concerned. 

If you can't remember the categories or you're struggling for things to read, definitely checkout the signup post, which has lists of books to encourage you!

Over the next few weeks, I will keep this page up to date with links to reviews and instagram posts provided by each of the participants. It will also serve as a masterlist of posts and interviews by guest authors throughout the event! 

If you missed the signup window, but are desperate to participate, please email me! 🙂 

 

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Guest Post List 

I am so excited about the lineup of guest posts and interviews for this event.

As the posts appear, I will post a link here, but stay tuned for Brie Spangler, Robin Talley, C.B. Lee, Sarah Ockler and Kari Trenton!

I will also be posting a sneak preview of my 2017 Bi Norse Little Mermaid retelling, The Seafarer's Kiss.

 

5 Questions with Brie Spangler

5 Questions with Robin Talley

5 Questions with Sarah Ockler + Giveaway!

Exclusive Short Story by KS Trenton: THE FLOWER

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Participants and Scores 

To update your scores list, please leave a comment with the book title and a link to your review! Reviews must be cross-posted to GoodReads and at least one retailer website to count towards the Badass Santa award! Reindeer readers can display on blog alone if they like. 

 

 

SCORES — 

In totalling up everyone's score, I used the following point scheme:

Full Review – 50pts, DNF over 40% – 40pts, DNF over 20% – 20pts, Instagram – 10pts

 

BADASS SANTA — Jamie from Books and Ladders with 1020 pts

Runner Up: Rebecca from Reading Wishes with 860 pts

Reindeer Randomly Picked Winner — Sydney from Books of Kings 

Instagram Winner – Louise from Foxes and Fairy Tales

Review Winner — Rebecca from Reading Wishes 

 

The prizes for Reindeer/Badass Santa are as posted on the original post. If the winners will please EMAIL me their shipping addresses via the contact form, as well as which bookshop you would like to receive your credit. 

I've decided that for the Instagram/Review winner, where I did not post the prize, that I will buy you the book of your choice (up to £15/$20) from the Book Depository. Please also email your shipping address! 

Thank you so so much to everyone who participated. I hope you had fun! <3 

 

ANGELINA FROM FABLES LIBRARY

        Published 2016: BEAST by Brie Spangler 

        http://wp.me/p7uDdD-1JQ

        POC Protagonist: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Non-Western Setting: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Small Publisher: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Instagram Posts: 

        https://www.instagram.com/p/BOaSyLwgu78/

 

JAMIE FROM BOOKS AND LADDERS

        Published 2016:  BEAST by Brie Spangler 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1845658612

        NORA AND KETTLE by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792483548?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

        POC Protagonist:  STREET LOVE by Walter Dean Myers 

         https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792488693?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

        THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS by Sarah Ockler

         https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792488099

         SHADOWS ON THE MOON by Zoe Marriot 

         https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1420221094

        OF METAL AND WISHES by Sarah Fine

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792481162

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE by Neill Gaiman

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792483971

       FAIREST by KS Trenton 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792498132

        LOVE IN THE TIME OF GLOBAL WARMING by Francesa Lia Block 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792489521

       THE ISLAND OF EXCESS by Francesa Lia Block

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1853109188

      ASH by MALINDA LO

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792479842

        Non-Western Setting: THE FORBIDDEN WISH by Jessica Khoury 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1844620731

        WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by Grace Lin 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792480530?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

        Small Publisher: MARIAN by Ella Lyons 

         https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792503036

        MAD ABOUT THE HATTER by Dakota Chase

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792515558

       CHAR by Kristina Wojtazek 

      https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792495171

      THE INTERIM GODDESS OF LOVE by Mina Esguerra 

      https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792370488

    
      SEVEN TEARS AT HIGH TIDE by CB LEE

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792476838

       QUEEN OF CLUELESS by Mina Esguerra

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792482519

      ICON OF INDECISIVE 

     https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792481926?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

        Instagram Posts: 

       https://www.instagram.com/p/BOMv5ypDf-0/

      https://www.instagram.com/p/BOPXUbRjcfH/

     https://www.instagram.com/p/BOSEuGrDr9N/

     https://www.instagram.com/p/BOUk4pFDbhK/

      https://www.instagram.com/p/BOXKz3AjqCH/

      https://www.instagram.com/p/BOcrCvaD7BU/

     https://www.instagram.com/p/BOfEJeBjmXK/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOmlFP4DjE9/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOpG4S_Dysv/

 

IF THE BOOK WILL BE TOO DIFFICULT

 

        Published 2016: AS I DESCENDED by Robin Talley 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1720896146

        POC Protagonist: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin 

         https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792484189

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792476838

        LGBTQIA Protagonist:  Hunting Monsters by SL Huang

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1844139377 

        Non-Western Setting: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1845028768

        Small Publisher:  SEVEN TEARS AT HIGH TIDE by CB LEE

         https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792485497 

        Wildcard: A Thousand Nights by EK Johnson

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1542144865

        Instagram Posts: 

 

BECCA FROM BECCA AND BOOKS

        Published 2016: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        POC Protagonist: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Non-Western Setting: THE FORBIDDEN WISH by Jessica Khoury

         https://beccaandbooks.wordpress.com/2016/12/18/the-forbidden-wish/

        Small Publisher: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Instagram Posts: 

 

ANNA ELISE MONTE

        Published 2016: AS I DESCENDED by Robin Talley

        https://annelisemontewriter.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/12daysofdiversity-as-i-descended-by-robin-talley/

        POC Protagonist: CHAR by KRISTINA WOJTASZEK 

        https://annelisemontewriter.wordpress.com/2016/12/22/12daysofdiversity-char-by-kristina-wojtaszek/

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE 

        https://annelisemontewriter.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/12daysofdiversity-the-sleeper-and-the-spindle-by-neil-gaiman-and-chris-riddell/

        Non-Western Setting: THE 99th BRIDE by Catherine F. King

https://annelisemontewriter.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/12daysofdiversity-the-ninety-ninth-bride-by-catherine-f-king/ 

        Small Publisher: HUNTING MONSTERS by SL Huang 

        https://annelisemontewriter.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/12daysofdiversity-hunter-monsters-by-s-l-huang/

   MARIAN by Ella Lyons

     https://annelisemontewriter.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/12daysofdiversity-marian-by-ella-lyons/

      WILDCARD: Fairest by KS Trenton 

       https://annelisemontewriter.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/12daysofdiversity-fairest-by-k-s-trenten/

        Instagram Posts: 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOfE3TJBS6d/

 

 

LOUISE FROM FOXES AND FAIRY TALES

        Published 2016: THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi 

        https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/review-the-star-touched-queen/

        POC Protagonist: WHEN THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by GRACE LIN

        https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/review-where-the-mountain-meets-the-moon/

        LGBTQIA Protagonist:  ASH by Malinda Lo 

        https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/review-ash/

       SEVEN TEARS AT HIGH TIDE by CB LEE

        https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/review-seven-tears-at-high-tide

        Non-Western Setting: The Wrath and the Dawn 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1713916960?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

        Small Publisher: The 99th Bride by Catherine F King

       https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/review-the-ninety-ninth-brid

       Wildcard: HUNTING MONSTERS by SL Huang 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1843614284

       WildCard:  A THOUSAND NIGHTS by EK Johnson 

        https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/review-a-thousand-nights/

       Wildcard: THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE by Neill Gaiman 

      https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/review-the-sleeper-and-the-spindle/

      THE FORBIDDEN WISH by Jessica Khoury 

     https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/review-the-forbidden-wish

      SHADOWS ON THE MOON by Zoe Marriot 

       https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/shadows/

        Instagram Posts:

        https://www.instagram.com/p/BOMVEpOBKGJ/

       https://www.instagram.com/p/BOWxvjnBdDk/ 

       https://www.instagram.com/p/BOYE3QlBMbO

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOf86XYhrUe

 

NINA ROSSING

        Published 2016: THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1849673107

        POC Protagonist: THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1850787562?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

        LGBTQIA Protagonist:BEAST by Brie Spangler 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1855070737?book_show_action=false

        Non-Western Setting: THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1682914500?book_show_action=false

        Small Publisher:  MARIAN by Ella Lyons 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1706875060?book_show_action=false

        Instagram Posts:

 

SARAH FROM REVIEWS AND READATHONS

        Published 2016: THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi 

        https://reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/review-a-star-touched-queen-by-roshani-chokshi/

        POC Protagonist: STREET LOVE by Walter Dean Myers

        https://reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/review-street-love-by-walter-dean-myers/

        NORA AND KETTLE by Lauren Nicolle Taylor 

       https://reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/review-nora-kettle-by-lauren-nicolle-taylor/

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: MARIAN by ELLA LYONS

        https://reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/review-marian-by-ella-lyons/

        AS I DESCENDED by Robin Talley

        https://reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/review-as-i-descended-by-robin-talley/

        SONG OF ACHILLES by Madeleine Miller 

        https://reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/review-the-song-of-achilles-by-madeline-miller/

        Non-Western Setting: A THOUSAND NIGHTS by E.K. Johnson 

       https://wordpress.com/post/reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/5659

        Small Publisher: RULES OF EVER AFTER by Killian Brewer

         https://reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/review-rules-of-ever-after-by-killian-b-brewer/

        Instagram Posts:

        https://www.instagram.com/p/BONdMKcDFkZ/?taken-by=reviewsandreadathons

       https://www.instagram.com/p/BOiRfbFD3m8/?taken-by=reviewsandreadathons

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOkkXQcDKUU/?taken-by=reviewsandreadathons 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOnSp7xDfY6/?taken-by=reviewsandreadathons

       

SYDNEY FROM BOOKS OF KINGS

        Published 2016:  BOUND BY BLOOD AND SAND by Becky Allen 

        https://booksofkings.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/sydney-reads-and-reviews-bound-by-blood-and-sand/

        POC Protagonist: A Thousand Nights by EK Johnson 

        https://booksofkings.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/sydney-reads-and-reviews-a-thousand-nights/

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neill Gaiman

        https://booksofkings.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/sydney-reads-and-reviews-the-sleeper-the-spindle/

        Non-Western Setting: A FIERCE AND SUBTLE POISON by Samantha Mabry 

        https://booksofkings.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/sydney-reads-and-reviews-a-fierce-and-subtle-poison/

        Small Publisher: MAD ABOUT THE HATTER by Dakota Chase 

         https://booksofkings.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/sydney-reads-and-reviews-mad-about-the-hatter/

        Instagram Posts:

        https://www.instagram.com/p/BONncbDgrIv/ 

       https://www.instagram.com/p/BOPt-f9Ahk-/

       https://www.instagram.com/p/BOXO84tAyVe/

       https://www.instagram.com/p/BOXQxOpA3JS/

       https://www.instagram.com/p/BOawfKBA6m1/

 

JESSICA GUNN

        Published 2016: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        POC Protagonist: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Non-Western Setting: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Small Publisher:  MARIAN by Ella Lyons

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1634289240 

        Wildcard: VASSA IN THE NIGHT by Sarah Porter 

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1824429590

        Instagram Posts:

 

ADRIYANNA FROM Life Writings of a Reader

        Published 2016: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        POC Protagonist:

       WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by Grace Lin

       https://lifewritingsofareader.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/book-review-where-the-mountain-meets-the-moon-by-grace-lin/

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Non-Western Setting: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Small Publisher: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Instagram Posts:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOs-PpDDs1c/?taken-by=akzfineart

 

REBECCA FROM Reading Wishes

        Published 2016: THE FORBIDDEN WISH by Jessica Khoury 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1848369921?book_show_action=false

        AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1852109634?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

        POC Protagonist: THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Abdieh 

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1101103888

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: BEAST by Brie Spangler 

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1599898805?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

       THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE by Neill Gaiman 

      https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1857791209

        Non-Western Setting:  THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1847238918?book_show_action=false

       TERRACOTTA BRIDE

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1857412178

       SONG OF ACHILLES 

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1857439235

       FAIREST by KS Trenton 

      https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1856668215?

        Small Publisher: MARIAN by Ella Lyons

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1842867512

       HUNTING MONSTERS by SL Huang 

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1852983257

        WILDCARD: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1108402859

        The 99th Bride

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1852109634?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

      THE RULES OF EVER AFTER by Killian Brewer

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1854999676

 INTERIM GODDESS OF LOVE (trilogy)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21632819-interim-goddess-of-love
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1858118889
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1858125348

        Instagram Posts:

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145 thoughts on “#12DaysofDiversity — Lineup and Scoreboard!

  1. Here’s my review of As I Descended for the Published 2016 category:

    Blog: https://annelisemontewriter.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/12daysofdiversity-as-i-descended-by-robin-talley/

    Amazon (I use my real name Annalyce here but it’s still me): https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R3EI7NTRM1J7CJ

    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1605934139

    Instagram photo (I use my real name Annalyce here): https://www.instagram.com/p/BOPAlClBiTj/

  2. December 19, I read:
    – The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman for LGBTQIA Protagonists.
    I reviewed it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/review/RPGE1GU49S341/ref=pe_1086170_134824320_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
    I reviewed it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792483971

    – Street Love by Walter Dean Myers for Protagonists of Colour:
    I reviewed it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/review/R1954MHZ69NL60/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0064407322&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=916520&store=books
    I reviewed it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792488693?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

    I also posted an instagram picture yesterday (December 19): https://www.instagram.com/p/BOMv5ypDf-0/
    And I posted one today (December 20): https://www.instagram.com/p/BOPXUbRjcfH/

    I am currently reading two books and will update as I finish them 🙂

  3. Here is my LGBT pick: THe SLeeper & The Spindle

    Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1809062004?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

    Blog – https://booksofkings.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/sydney-reads-and-reviews-the-sleeper-the-spindle/

    B&N -http://fw.to/q7zBeFg

    Instagram (sorry its alot, i like taking photos)
    Review Photo for TS&TS -https://www.instagram.com/p/BOSnF4JgL3g/
    CR Photo- https://www.instagram.com/p/BOSDcUDgSGz

    1. Ah, a shame you didnt like it! I haven’t read this one yet, but I read Opal and really enjoyed it. I’ll be reading this later this week. 

  4. Small Publisher Read _ Mad About the Hatter
    GR – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1840296475?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
    Blog- https://booksofkings.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/sydney-reads-and-reviews-mad-about-the-hatter/
    Amazon-https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RDXMMG73T24V7/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1634761480
    BN-http://fw.to/8mQVvNK

    Non-Western Read- A Fierce & Subtle Poison
    GR -https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1600225635
    Blog- https://booksofkings.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/sydney-reads-and-reviews-a-fierce-and-subtle-poison/
    BN -http://fw.to/GBDjMSQ

    Instagram Photos –
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BOXO84tAyVe/

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BOXQxOpA3JS/

    1. Yay! All of these look great. I’m glad you loved Mad About the Hatter, that’s been on my shelf for ages waiting to be read! 

  5. Hihi, sorry you are getting quite a bit in this because I’ve been busy these past couple days.

    Protagonists of Colour has a new entry for me:
    Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1420221094
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/review/R33FC63QC571YO/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B007L3P0XG&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=916520&store=books

    Instagram has three new ones:
    December 22: https://www.instagram.com/p/BOUk4pFDbhK/
    December 23: https://www.instagram.com/p/BOXKz3AjqCH/
    December 24: https://www.instagram.com/p/BOZuPNeDRnx/

    I’ve also finished reading The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler for Protagonists of Colour and Love in a Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block for LGBTQIA but I don’t have time to write the review right yet, so you will get them soon! I also have Beast and Mad About The Hatter 90% done but probably won’t finish them until tomorrow since we have a huge get together tonight. Blah. Socializing. Why can’t I just read?? Hope you have a good holiday!

    1. I’m actually updating from the airplane! So cool. I love Air wifi. I’m currently reading Love in a Time of Global Warming, so interested to hear what you think/thought! 

      1. What category are you counting this in? <3 also can you check your scorecard to make sure I’ve updated it correctly? 

      1. I had meant for it to be for wildcard as I have another book for Retelling. I also do not think it is a retelling, at least not that i can find any record of. I know it is NW/POC.

        Is Wildcard still a category needed to be hit? Or are we just focusing on the main 5 categories?

  6. One more comment and then I’m gone…

    I read and reviewed The Summer of Chasing Mermaids a few days back, but thought I should tick off the categories before linking up my wildcard to make it easier. Everyone seems to love it, but I struggled to connect with it sadly. But as I mention in my review, it probably has to do more with me than the book. Again, great cover. I love that these diverse books are getting quality covers and this one has POC representation!

    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1108402859
    https://www.amazon.com/review/R2SV2VYONH14SR/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

    Instagram pic: https://www.instagram.com/p/BOXO5uphcHu/?taken-by=reading_wishes&hl=en

  7. I saw someone else had left a DNF review, are you counting those as well? I started a book, but I’m struggling with it, so if I don’t continue should I still link up with my thoughts?

    1. I think as long as the review makes it apparent that you gave the book a decent effort, it’s fine! Like, not DNFing after 5 pages, but if you read and struggle through 100, then yes. 

    1. Sad that you weren’t wild about it. I read the reviews and they were very mixed. It sounds like quite a fluffy book, which isn’t necessarily my cup of tea either. 

  8. I have a BIG update!! I’ve been busy, just haven’t been writing reviews. I’m flooding my blog @ the moment, so… here you go!

    Published in 2016: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

    Blog: https://reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/review-a-star-touched-queen-by-roshani-chokshi/

    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1SEM66T995N6L/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1250085470

    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1627471439

    POC Protagonist (wildcard): Nora & Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

    Blog: https://reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/review-nora-kettle-by-lauren-nicolle-taylor/

    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R6Z3NXDSRCYML/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0194BLDZQ

    Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1802615075

    Reviews for As I Descended & Fairest to come tomorrow! (& maybe some Instagram shots!)

  9. I reviewed Fairest by K.S. Trenten for the Wildcard category (also categorised as Published 2016, LGBTQIA and Small Publisher). Another one I didn’t like much, but I tried to find some positives.

    Blog: https://annelisemontewriter.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/12daysofdiversity-fairest-by-k-s-trenten/

    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792647640

    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3AN749YQQHAMP/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01ESMVZ3Q

  10. I read The Ninety-Ninth Bride yesterday, but I didn’t work for me. I don’t normally read shorts, but it felt very rushed.

    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1852109634?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1 https://www.amazon.com/review/RY1RANIAXXUW4/

    As for that book I mentioned I might DNF… I decided to part ways with And I Darken. It’s not a bad book, it’s just not for me. I loved how ruthless Lada is, she’s such an interesting character, but I find politics in books starts to go over my head and I detach. I left a DNF review on GR and snapped a fierce pic for a fierce book:

    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1852122371
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BOhH34yBxnm/?taken-by=reading_wishes

    1. I totally loved Hunting Monsters as well. I love Novelettes, especially when they’re so well done like that. I think you should also check out Zen Cho’s The Terracotta Bride. 

    1. I also finished FAIREST by K.S. Trenten for LGBTQIA

      Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792498132
      Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/review/RAXFFKQ2KKEDG/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01ESMVZ3Q&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=2972705011&store=digital-text

      Instagram for December 28: https://www.instagram.com/p/BOkGfuojvgd/

      I still have 11 books I want to knock out before the end of this so hopefully I get to all of them!

    2. I also finished INTERIM GODDESS OF LOVE by Mina V. Esguerra for Small Publisher.

      Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792370488
      Chapters (Amazon only has the complete trilogy and I haven’t finished the others yet, so I will add my review to Amazon once I finish the other two! However, there is no shareable link via the Chapters website so here is a screenshot of the review ON the website. Sorry!!!): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxvI6w9Ka-7YWFNUVmhrd0g1YWM

    1. Sorry! I’m updating so many cards that there are bound to be. I’ll be double checking everyone’s scores before announcing winners. 

    1. Thanks so much for participating! Yes, I know how busy the end of the month can become! Especially at this time between Christmas/New Years! 

  11. Update:

    Published 2016: THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1849673107

    POC Protagonist: THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS by Sarah Ockler.
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1850787562?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

    Non-Western Setting: THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1682914500?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

    The Amazon reviews seem to take their time to be approved…

    Currently reading my last book in the reindeer challenge: BEAST by Brie Spangler 🙂

    1. Small Publisher: Icon of the Indecisive by Mina V. Esguerra

      Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792481926?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
      Amazon (It’s actually all three of the books because it’s a complete trilogy thing): https://www.amazon.ca/review/R24OIPJEA61TQX/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00IAV7ZT0&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=2972705011&store=digital-text

      The last one I am planning on reading is A CROWN OF WISHES by Roshani Chokshi so let’s see if I finish!

  12. My final book, and it was a great one to end this challenge on 🙂 I’ll probably do a round-up post in a couple of days.

    Shadows on the Moon
    Blog: https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/shadows/
    GR: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1769572960
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R2WMM7MAOUPT8G/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

    Thank you so much Julia, for organising this readathon. I’ve read so many enjoyable books that I might not have heard of otherwise. I’ve loved the author interviews and reading everyone else’s reviews as we’ve went along.

    All the best in the new year everyone!

  13. I also read The Terracotta Bride this morning, after you recommended me it the other day. A solid read, I quite liked it and very original, too. I don’t know if it quite fits for this challenge, it’s more mythology than retelling, but others seemed to have reviewed similar titles, so I went ahead and reviewed anyway. Spread the diverse book love, right?

    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1857412178
    https://www.amazon.com.au/review/R3JJQJN64LU5KU/ref=pe_1168592_181361312_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  14. The Sleeper and the Spindle wasn’t the LGBTQIA I was expecting? I think it’s been confused as one due to a scene, but it’s romance-free. Not my favourite read from the challenge, but the illustrations were gorgeous and I loved the ending.

    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1857791209
    https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/customer-reviews/RCHRI8EAGEZFL/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00U8XC6EC

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BOqnroeBYZU/?taken-by=reading_wishes

  15. I didn’t expect to read any more, but since it was a quiet night in, I read the Interim Goddess of Love series. I didn’t know they were so short, all up they equal a full book. It was really fun. I find mythology interesting so I enjoyed the light fun story.
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21632819-interim-goddess-of-love
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1858118889
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1858125348

    I also reviewed them on Amazon, but they take a while to load on the site and I also don’t want to overload you with more links than I have today. Whoops, I know it must be crazy on your side with all the comments flying in. Thanks for hosting such an amazing challenge and also the one that you held earlier on in the year. I took part in both and so appreciate you doing them. I love that they pushed me to read more diversely and widely.

  16. hihi I finished two more. Silly me, I thought this ended yesterday. Good thing I still had more books to read since Rebecca SNUCK UP ON ME. Jkjk love you.

    Protagonists of Colour: Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792481162
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/review/R1Z7FKQ9ROC6RL/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00FNVSTOU&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=2972705011&store=digital-text

    LGBTQIA+: The Island of Excess Love by Francesca Lia Block
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1853109188
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/review/R2GZUMPRWA8CSF/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00IHCFB8Y&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=2972705011&store=digital-text

    I’m going to finish at least two or three more, hopefully. I want to clean all these off my TBR before the new year. I think I have four left? Thanks for hosting lovely!

    1. Sneaking one more in before midnight for me for Non-Western Mythology (AND YOU CAN BE JEALOUS BECAUSE IT WAS WONDERFUL): A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

      Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1675112006

      Sadly, I can’t post this to Amazon until it releases, but I promise I will! I may try to get one more in before the end of the year on my side of the world, but I am not sure that even I can finish a book in an hour and a half.

    2. I have 12 minutes left until the New Year. I have finished another one for Protagonists of Colour: WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by Grace Lin

      Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792480530?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
      Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/customer-reviews/R1P364D1NW4N6E/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0316038636

      I am officially tapping out. I did what I could and have read like the BAMF I am. I only left two on my TBR (A THOUSAND NIGHTS and SPINDLE both by E.K. Johnston which I will probably read tomorrow anyway) so I feel like that is a huge accomplishment. You are the greatest and I hope you have a wonderful 2017!

  17. I was only able to read one book for this challenge: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. Thanks for the fun retelling readathon and all the new book recommendations!

    Blog: https://lifewritingsofareader.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/book-review-where-the-mountain-meets-the-moon-by-grace-lin/

    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1828378352?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

    Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/review/R3NUDYCITNOM5B/ref=pe_1086170_134824320_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

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