Welcome 2021! I took a couple of days to relax after working the last crazy busy week of 2020. I really needed some sleep! But now we are finally in 2021 and the start of Diverseathon 2021!
This is Beccie over at Bookies baby. This is a very relaxed year long read-a-thon where myself and others are working to diversify our reading in 2021. Each month will focus on a different prompt of various diversity and you can choose to read just one book or as many as you want. You can also choose whatever genre you want to read! You can participate in one month or go for all 12! Each host may or may not have a giveaway and there is also a grand prize giveaway at the end of the year that is international!
Beccie is taking charge in January with books set in Iceland. Be sure to check out Bookies throughout the month for the start of Diversathon!
For my selection for a book set in Iceland I will be reading Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. I have never read a book based in Iceland before so this is new for me!
A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.
Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution.
Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes’s death looms, the farmer’s wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they’ve heard.
Riveting and rich with lyricism, Burial Rites evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place, and asks the question, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?
More in depth information on Diverseathon 2021 can be found here.
Information about the grand prize is here.
Will you be participating in Diveseathon 2021? Please let us know! I am hoping to read at least one book a month of the selected prompt.
It’s time to diversify our reading in 2021!