My final tally for books read in 2014 was 96! I hope I didn't forget to add any books to my totals, but it's entirely possible. As I mentioned in a previous post, I chose to count single-issue comics in that count simply because it's easy and I'm lazy, so that inflated the numbers a bit, but who cares.
Out of the 96 stories I read, 29% of those were by diverse authors or creators. I was shooting for 25% so I slightly surpassed my initial goal! In the case of comics, I considered writers and illustrators in my count so that was some additional opportunity for diversity.
29% is a vast improvement over 2013 when I only read a handful of diverse authors or authors of color. BUT, I know I can still do better. I'm hoping to achieve 40% diverse reading in 2015. Think I can do it? I certainly hope so. Diverse authors and their perspectives are enriching to my reading, and I want to support the inclusiveness of publishing in general.
I know a lot of folks have included diversity goals in their own reading. If you considered this aspect of your reading in 2014, how did you do?