Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Hour 3 Mini Challenge: DIVERSITY SHELFIE

WELCOME to Hour 3 of Dewey’s Readathon! It’s going to be a great event and since it’s early in the Readathon,





I don’t know about you but I’m all about diversity! It’s what makes the world go ’round and my tiny brain go pitter patter. I can’t get enough of books about people of different colors, ethnicities, orientations, languages, etc. Diversity is the honey in my coffee.  Maybe you love diversity as much as I do or maybe you need to step up your Diversity game. Either way, now’s your chance to SHINE!

Here’s how you do the Diversity SHELFIE Mini Challenge:

  • go to your shelf
  • find a book containing diversity
  • take a selfie with said book (hence the term “shelfie”
  • post to Instagram (or Twitter if you don’t have IG)
  • tag me@pamlovesbooks
  • post the title of the book and a word or two about why you love the book
  • enter as many times as you want


Don’t have a book containing diversity in your stacks? No worries!

  • find a photo of a book with a diverse character that you’ve read or want to read
  • save it
  • upload it to Instagram (or Twitter)
  • tag me. I’m still @pamlovesbooks
  • post the title of the book and a word or two about why you love the book
  • enter as often as you like
  • if you don’t have Instagram or Twitter, leave a comment below with a diverse book

Here’s a sample of my Shelfie.

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon Hour 3 Mini Challenge: DIVERSITY SHELFIE


I’ll do another one during the challenge. Probably won’t have lipstick on but whatever, right?

When we’re done I hope to have a list of new Diverse books to read and enjoy, cuz you can never have enough books, right?

Challenge will run through hour 21 os LET’S GET GOING!

I’ll choose a winner (or maybe 2) and post it here. Prize is a super duper cute bookmark or if you’re outside the US you can choose a prize from the main site.

Introducing Pam

I realized that few mainstream books contain diverse and multicultural characters. I decided to help others hunt for books containing diversity. If you're ready to discover great books for people of all kind, stick around. I Volunteer. To read diversity.


  1. My favorite book about diversity is the one that was written by one of my uni professors and is called (translated from Croatian) The beauty of diversity. It is not about only people, it is about the importance of diversity in the evolution of every living creature.

    I have the book, but am not at home at the moment :/
    This is it:

  2. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Started to read it, and it looks good.

  3. I love this book because I really liked the narration by the main character.
    The overall themes and ideas represented were progressive & beautiful to read. The story was a mixture of cute/lovely and ridiculously gruesome. It’s so contradictory, but the stuff that made me the saddest, angriest, & most horrified, were the most touching & beautiful parts.

  4. Just posted mine on IG! Thanks for hosting!
    Melissa´s last blog post ..Dewey 24 Hour Readathon!

  5. I really liked Trickster, by Steven Harper. It’s set in his Silent Empire universe and features a queer protagonist of Australian Aboriginal descent.
    strina´s last blog post ..Reading Update: 9 am

  6. My current bookshelf is incredibly small, so I don’t have much variety. I really want to read LGBTQ+ books, but currently have none. So I put Binge by Tyler Oakley I so want to read it.

    Binge by Tyler Oakley 🙂

  7. I really love non-American poetry because it gives such a passionate, unique perspective on other cultures. One of the books in my TBR pile today is one of my favorite collections.

  8. I hoping to get to _The Plague of Doves_ by Louise Erdrich today. I like her novels about family and responsibility, set among Native Americans in the Dakotas.

  9. I have two on my list for today.
    The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
    No Land’s Man by Aasif Mandvi

  10. What a great challenge! This will definitely be expanding my personal TBR (in the best way). Thanks for hosting!
    Kerry M´s last blog post ..#Readathon:The Master Post

  11. I posted The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick. Loved the superhero theme used to drive the main character throughout this coming of age (closet) story. Thanks for hosting 😉
    vvb´s last blog post ..Dewey’s Readathon: October 2015

  12. I really wish I was home today, I have a lot of books that would have been perfect for this one! I’m at my store though so I have to choose from what I have in stock that I’ve already read.
    Michelle @ In Libris Veritas´s last blog post ..Read Play Blog: Zombie Apocalypse Team

  13. I was so not prepared to take a picture of myself hahaha waayyy to tired for that!


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