November Wrap Up + December TBR // sapphicathon, harry xmas to you


We have one more month left of 2017 and I cannot believe it! It’s really surreal. I wasn’t as active in November because school has been in overdrive. In today’s post, I will be wrapping up my November reading and sharing the books and readathon’s I’ll be partaking in for December.

For Read-O-Rama, I read the graphic novel, HONOR GIRL by Maggie Thrash. I loved it a whole lot. It’s a graphic memoir about Maggie Thrash and her summer at an all-girls summer camp. She explores her sexuality and it’s AMAZING!!! If you’re looking for a memoir about a lesbian, I highly recommend.

Next, I read for review, Loving Lakyn by Charlotte Reagan – this is a coming out story and m/m romance with trigger warnings for self-harm; specifically cutting, suicidal thoughts/attempt, and child abuse. I did enjoy it and I want to read Reagan’s debut novel, Just Juliet soon. See my review to find out more of my thoughts!

I also read some of the anthology, Meet Cute. I’ll include it in my End of the Year Wrap-Up because I’m 85% done.

Yep, that was my reading month and I am proud to have read anything during the crazy month of exams and having a paper to write.


This month, I will be participating in Harry Xmas to You – a Harry Potter read-a-long hosted by Maureen Keavy and other booktubers. I want to pick up GOF again. This is the next novel I need to read in the series but I want to try to read it on audio.

Next, from Dec 14-28th I will be participating in Sapphicathon. This is a bingo style readathon focused on F/F romances as the main focus of the book! They don’t get enough recognition and I can’t wait to spend the holiday season reading about cute f/f romances. Here is what I plan to read.  It’s being hosted by TashaAmelieEliseJamieson, and Miriam. You can find out more details here and follow @wlwreadathon on Twitter.

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Bisexual MC and UNDER 500 RATINGS ON GR:  Bearly A Lady by Cassandra Klaw

SF/F: Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

Friends to Lovers: We are Okay by Nina LaCour 

MC Realises They’re Queer: Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden


There you have it! December is going to be busy reading month, I’m excited to read new f/f romances 🙂

What are you looking forward to reading this month?

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Read-O-Rama Round 8 TBR


Read-O-Rama is coming up so fast! If you missed my announcement post, click here to find out more information. This is a readathon I have been hosting this year with three other Booktubers. This round is on a weekend, so it is shorter than usual.  Join in on the reading from Friday, November 3rd to Sunday, November 5th. 

Follow us on Twitter for sprints throughout the days and nights of Read-O-Rama.

Here is my TBR with the challenges.

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  • Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash – challenge: read a book with RAMA in the title or author name. 
  • If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio
  • The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
  • Challenge: Read three books 
  • Challenge: Read a book with a fall connection; not too sure where I am going to fit this challenge in. I may discard it, but the Last of August has red on the cover which is technically a fall color!

Let me know if you’re participating! Happy reading. 

Link your TBR here.

 

READ O RAMA Days 1 & 2 Updates


Better late than never, the first day of read-o-rama is almost over! I’ve plugged this readathon my channel but I wanted to promote it here too! This year, I’ve been hosting Read O Rama, a readathon created by Chloe @ Brunette Bibliophile, co-hosted by Elizabeth @ The Owlery along with myself and April Sarah. 

This readathon is running from June 11th to the 17th. You can still join us, if you’d like! But, we’ll be back before the year is over, too.

Follow us on Twitter for sprints.  We also have a giveaway running until the end of the readathon.

DAY 1:

80 % read of Coffee Boy by Austin Chant

Books read: 0

DAY 2:

Finished Coffee Boy by Austin Chant (89 pages)

Started How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake (37 pages read)

Books read: 1

TOTAL PAGES: 126


Coffee Boy by Austin Chant – a short review 

This is a short story following a transgender boy, Kieran starting an internship in politics that he was recommended for by a professor of his, Marcus. Coffee Boy explores Kieran’s sexuality and how he is perceived by others and it does not sugar coat the struggles those who are transgender deal with on a daily basis such as being misgendered. Coffee Boy ALSO includes a bisexual character and includes bisexuality in general. I would’ve rated this 5 stars, however I had to skim the last few pages because the sex scenes were in depth and graphic, which I was not expecting! :O Just personally, I couldn’t read those scenes. Coffee Boy has great rep and I loved seeing a story of a transgender boy in the workplace and going into adulthood (he’s 23 y.o.) versus Young Adult, which I’m used to.

I can’t express enough how great the LGBTQIA+ representation was and I LOOOVED the mention of pins to indicate sexuality or that Kieran wears a pronoun pin. I loved how real this story was and I highly recommend.