Read-a-thons

Reading It Queer tbr

I knew I wanted to participate in a Pride-themed read-a-thon in June, but the one I did last year (Pride-a-thon) isn’t going to be held this year, so I was afraid that there will be no month-long read-a-thons. Thankfully, a friend of mine showed me this one, Reading It Queer, which looks awesome! I prefer month-long read-a-thons, as that way I have enough time to finish my books. Reading It Queer is organised by Eloise Reads on Instagram, you can find the announcement post HERE!

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🌈 June 1 – June 30
🌈 nine prompts
🌈 you can combine challenges

Read a book with a sapphic main character

Juliet Takes a Breath: The Graphic Novel by Gabby Rivera ➽ I’ve wanted to read Juliet Takes a Breath for so long, but it’s still not available in my library, so I decided to read the graphic novel version instead. I don’t mind it, as I decided not to combine challenges, so I’m aiming to read nine books, and we all know how much easier it is to get through a graphic novel!

Read a book with an achillean main character

If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich ➽ Sophie Gonzales is an author I’ve wanted to read from for so long, but my library doesn’t have any of her novels, so I gave up for a while. Then, one of my friends shared that her newest book, which she co-wrote with another author, is available for request on NetGalley for everyone, I jumped at the opportunity. I think it was such a cool gesture on their part to make it available to everyone for a couple of days!

Read a nonfiction or memoir

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado ➽ All of my friends who read this absolutely loved it, so I’m really curious. I know it’s about a topic that’s rarely discussed, abuse in a same-sex relationship. It’s going to be a hard read, but it’s necessary to read about this too.

Read from an author of colour

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger ➽ I placed a hold for this novel, but the waiting list is twenty weeks long, so I don’t know if I’m going to be able to read it in June. I’ve wanted to read it ever since I found out that the main character is asexual, but I never got the chance yet.

Collage of the four books

Read from a genre you don’t normally read

Fence, Volume Four: Rivals by C. S. Pacat ➽ This was the hardest prompt to fulfil, as I don’t read outside my comfort zone these days. So I went with a slight twist: instead of genre, I chose a topic that I don’t normally read about. I really rarely read about sport, because why would I do that, haha. But I found that Fence is a great graphic novel series, and I’m kinda sad that this is going to be the last part.

Read a book that was published before 2018

Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman ➽ I kinda cheat here, as the physical edition was published in 2018, but the actual story was first published online in 2016. I’ve wanted to do a reread for a while and now is a perfect time because I’m hyped for the Netflix show they recently announced. I hope we’ll be able to see it in 2021!

Read a book with any colour from the pride flag on it

Heartstopper: Volume Two by Alice Oseman ➽ It has green and orange on the cover, so it works! I’m hoping to purchase the US paperback in June, but it’s really expensive, so we shall see. So far I only have the first volume, but I really want to own all of them, though the fourth book will only come out in December in the US paperback I prefer.

Read from a trans or nonbinary author

The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver ➽ I read and loved I Wish You All the Best last year, and I was waiting for their newest release ever since. It’s going to break my heart, I know for a fact, but I’m looking forward to it.

Read a 2021 release

Heartstopper: Volume Four by Alice Oseman ➽ I am not up-to-date with Heartstopper, as I haven’t continued after the third volume. I wanted to wait for a physical copy, but I’m just too impatient to wait for longer, so I’m going to read it on Tapas.

Collage of the five books

Are you participating in any read-a-thons in June? Have you read any of these books? Do you make monthly tbrs?

Morgan
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19 thoughts on “Reading It Queer tbr

  1. I’ve been wanting to read Heartstopper since forever but *sigh* Anyway, I just can’t wait to get my hands on it! This was a lovely post, Morgan πŸ’– I hope you enjoy all these books!

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  2. This looks like such a fun Readathon πŸ˜„ I already did my Heartstopper reread this year, but the new volume is out, so I can read that! I’m also so excited for the Netflix show πŸ₯° I hope you like the last Fence volume πŸ™‚

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