September 12th, 2016: It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?


It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme currently hosted by The Book Date. It’s a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week, and add to that ever-growing TBR stack.

Holy hellcats we’re now in the middle of September! U.N.B.E.L.I.E.V.A.B.L.E. Someone please tell me which black hole is sucking in all our time because I do not get it.

Books, books. Let’s see, it’s DiverseAThon week!


Following the shit show with Certain White Author on Twitter, followed by Certain Racist Trash video on Youtube, a group of booktubers got together to create a weeklong readathon focused on diversity in publishing and celebrating own voices. Needless to say, I am stoked. Especially after the last book I read by a white dude with the whole teacher-seduced-by-student narrative that turned out to be based on his own life and experiences with a former student. Gah, men. Anyway, I’m here for this celebration and happy to dive into the glory of some great books by own voices.

On the roster:

Ooh, also, there’s no sign-ups on anything, so feel free to join in using the hashtag #diverseathon. There’s also a bunch of twitter chats that will be happening over the course of the week, scheduled as follows:



Also, I might be getting on a plane  in a few hours, if the airline issues me a boarding pass- there’s some weird regulations with visas and such (as is my life), to visit some relatives with my parents for a few (Not-so-secretly hoping they don’t let me board because that means four days alone at home with all of the books). 

Meanwhile, I’m finally on Litsy! IT’S SO MUCH FUN YOU GUYS I LOVE IT SO MUCH. If you’re on there, I’m @theshrinkette on there. YAY BOOKS!

More later,


Author: Janani @ The Shrinkette

Speed reading aficionado. Unapologetic book pusher. Point me to the nearest bookshelf. My blog is dedicated exclusively to supporting and promoting marginalized voices. Pronouns: They/them

11 thoughts on “September 12th, 2016: It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?”

  1. I am, once again, so sorry that you bought that rotten Maksik book and then spent precious hours of your time on it. Your list of Diverseathon reads looks wonderful, by contrast — the Mychal Denzel Smith book and The Fire Next Time are two of my most anticipated reads of this year, and of course my library hasn’t had them in. :/

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  2. Um, what terrible mess of a book was that? Actually, nevermind, don’t tell me.

    Speaking of all the hullabaloo last week, I felt good because I didn’t see one actual tweet/message about the original awful person, just all the awesome people fighting for diversity in books/the blogosphere and speaking out AGAINST the original awful person. It made me feel like I was following the right folks.

    Enjoy your #diverseathon! Fingers crossed you don’t get on the plane. 😉

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    1. Oh Shaina, that book. I promise I will tell you only if I see you contemplating reading it. Yay I’m so glad the diversity stuff made your radar more than awfulness! Unfortunately, I did have to get on that plane, but I’m finding some unexpected reading time here so it’s all working out 😀


  3. This thon came after I exhausted myself with readathons, and I’m gearing up for a couple next month. That being said, I’ll end up reading at least something this week that pertains to this thon so I’d like to think I’m kind of participating. Enjoy the week! Sounds like it’s going to be wonderful and full of essential discussion.

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