Book Blogger Hop: March 17th - 23rd



Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme created by Ramblings of a Coffee Addict Writer where you answer a question and join a hop, where you'll meet new bloggers. Check her blog for more info.

This week's question is:

Do you read a lot of diverse or own voices books? Why or why not?

My Answer:
I really don't. It's not a conscious thing, I just read a description and if it interests me I read and if not I don't. I don't really look for diversity when choosing a book, because I care about the plot the most, you know?

What about you?

15 comments

  1. I agree! I really don't go out of my way to read an author of a specific background unless a book prompt requires me to. Personally I just very rarely think about the author. When I finish reading a book, only then will I read the authors blurb to find out more about them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I sometimes don't even care to read the author's blurb ahah I'm just there for the story :)

      Delete
  2. I love seeking out books that are different from my own experiences. Needless to say, that's a lot of books! In particular, I love non-Western perspectives. Depending on the subject matter, they can offer a unique story that can't be replicated anywhere else.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Agreed! That's why I think "own voices" are such important reads. It helps to prevent many problematic issues.

      Delete
    2. I do understand that I just don't really go out of my way to search for them you know?

      Delete
  3. Good answer!!

    I stick with my favorite genres and usually don't venture out of those areas.

    Have a good weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

    ReplyDelete
  4. I also tend to care more about the plot of the book myself, if it's interesting to me.

    Here’s my Book Blogger Hop!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    ReplyDelete
  5. My job and interests lead me to read diversely, but it's true that it's not always easy unless you make a point to do so.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly. I'm glad your job provides you with a diverse read :)

      Delete
  6. I love reading books set in other countries or whose lives are different from my own, and so I do read a lot of those mixed in with books that fit in more with my own "voice".

    I hope you have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That sounds like a good balance. Hope your's good too :)

      Delete
  7. I read diversely because I like to see my own experiences reflected in the stories I read sometimes. I read a lot of YA and family dynamic sometimes comes into play. It's fun for me to read and say, "Oh, that was totally my dad when I was younger."

    eli @ the (book) supplier
    My Blog Hop Answer: http://wp.me/p1D93k-2zB

    ReplyDelete