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!


🌈 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?


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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