Originally published on Medium.com in May of 2016


Inspired by Haley’s post from last year, I decided to challenge myself to only read books by authors who are not white men. This includes authors of all non-male genders, as well as men of color. I’m a huge sci-fi and fantasy fan, and through this exercise I’ve discovered some fantastic authors that I never would have known about otherwise. My goal is to read 75 books by authors in this category in 2016. You can follow along on Goodreads, or check back as I update this list with reviews (linked from the titles) and recommendations!

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The Good

The Alright

The Bad

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p.s. — Reading 75 books in a year can get expensive. Fortunately, most of what I’ve read has been available as a free e-book from the San Francisco Public Library. They even have Kindle books available! It’s so convenient, and I urge everyone to take a look at what their local library has to offer!