It’s here: Diverse Detective Fiction Month! I’m super excited and thanks all who are joining us! (everyone else can still join us, sign up here)
So, this event (go ahead and call it a challenge if you’re feeling competitive) will be hosted by @siliconphospho and myself, @Bina_ReadThis because detective fiction is our comfort genre, but at first glance utterly normative, and when Silicon asked for recs and came up with an amazing list, things snowballed. So here we are, who’s in the mood for exploring the diverse side of detective fiction?
Here’s the guidelines:
Have fun! Also, read at least 1 diverse detective story (we encourage you to go for #ownvoices books!) and post a review on your blog or goodreads between October 1st and October 31st. Also, feel free to follow us on twitter and gush a lot about the books or audiobooks or short stories you’re reading! Use the hashtag #DiverseDetectives
So I kinda took this opportunity to stock up my mystery shelf with some much-needed diverse books. Okay fine, that’s partly the reason for the challenge! Here’s my tbr for the challenge, as you can see, I’m trying to lead by example 😉
Summer of the Big Bachi by Naomi Hirahara
Blanche On the Lam by Barbara Neely
Cosmic Callisto Caprica & The Missing Rings of Saturn by Sophia Chester
Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Moseley
Dead Time by Eleanor Taylor Bland
The Eye of Jade by Diane Wei Liang
Cactus Blood by Lucha Corpi
Shades of Black: Crime and Mystery Stories by African-American Authors ed. by Barbara Neely
Make sure to check out our goodreads list for recommendations or vote for books there if you have recommendations for us!