My #DiverseAThon 2017 TBR Pile

While I’m a blogger, I’m not a book blogger. I still read quite a few books a month – ranging from picture books, chapter books, MiddleGrade and if time permits some grownup fiction too. Kids books are far more imaginative, funny and hopeful than grownup fiction. Amongst the children’s fiction, I read all sorts of books – a majority being written by or about #POC and most often #ownvoices. So when the #DiverseAThon was announced, I thought I should participate.

Also this year’s #DiverseAThon is happening while I’m on holiday and therefore my list is a little longer than normally practical. Moreover, I’d be at the Jaipur Literature Festival for part of this time and I’m worried I’d be tempted to change my TBR, worse extend the list, leaving me very little time to wash, eat or sleep. So if you find me disoriented and completely incoherent (fine, more than normal), it’s not just because of the inauguration. Although I’d rather live in the world of my books than today’s alternate reality.

So without further ado, here is my TBR.

First I’ll start with picture books.

Handa’s Hen by Eileen Brown, Published by Walker Books
Bringing Asha Home by Uma Krishnaswami , Jamel Akib Published by Lee & Low Books
I is for India by Prodeepta Das Published by Frances Lincoln Books
A Song for Jamela by Niki Daly Published by Frances Lincoln Books
Happy Birthday Jamela by Niki Daly Published by Frances Lincoln Books









Then here are the novels I’ll be reading.

Takeshita Demons: Monster Matsuri written by Cristy Burne , Ilustrated by Siku Published by Frances Lincoln Books
Vanished by Sheela Chari published by Hyperion Books
A Beautiful Lie by Irfan Master published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence Published by Hodder Books