Top Ten Tuesday: Ten LGBTQIA+ Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR!


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. 

Today’s topic:  10 Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List — I want to know what books have piqued your interest lately from whatever genre you choose!

In honor of June being Pride Month, here are the top ten LGBTQIA+ books I’ve recently added to my TBR and some I hope to read this month.   


1. Over You by Amy Reed  (bisexual mc)

2. Top Ten by Katie Cotugno – follows a bisexual mc (got this ARC at Bookcon!)

3. Queer there and Everywhere: 22 People Who Changed the World
by Sarah Prager This first-ever LGBTQ history book for young adults will appeal to fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z and Notorious RBG.

4. Starting From Here by Lisa Jenn Bigelow  middle grade lgbtqia+ coming of age. 

5. How To Make a Wish by Ashley Blake bisexual mc & own voices!! – I just bought this from The Strand Bookstore while in NYC last weekend!. 

6. Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman – I received this duology from the publisher and I’m ecstatic to get into it! Set in the summer of 1972, it follows a girl who is discovering that she likes girls.

7. Coffee Boy by Austin Chant I already have this on my TBR for the month and I’m excited to read this own voices book about a transgender boy.

8. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde – has been getting so much hype recently that I couldn’t resist adding it to my TBR list. I know this follows a f/f love story (between a character with my name?? so I’m destined to read it, I guess.) Also follows a girl who has autism spectrum disorder and anxiety.

9. History Is All You Left Me by Adam SilveraI still have not read any of Adam Silvera’s work please shun me. But, I do want to pick up his recent release because I’ve heard so much praise for it!

10. It’s Not Like It’s A Secret by Misa Sugiura This book sounds like it’s more of a coming of age/coming out story of a girl who has her first crush on a girl. I’ve never read this perspective before, so I’m interested to see how it turns out!

Happy Pride Month! 

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EMOJIATHON TBR Round Two


Emojiathon is created by Dylanthereader5, Naya & Sarah. They are Booktubers, bloggers and bookstagrammers! This readathon is going for the whole month of June! I will be hosting Twitter sprints on Saturday, June 17th. Go to the Twitter @emojiathon to see the other Twitter sprint hosts and days!

I participated in the first round of Emojiathon in February, click here to see my TBR if you’re interested!

There are 15+ challenges to set up your TBR. They ask you pick four challenges (or more!). The challenges are emoji related reading challenges. Click here to see the challenges.


Emojiathon TBR:

Music note emoji: A Book that features music


 

Airplane emoji: A book that takes place in a different country than your own.

 

Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung (Australia): diverse MC who comes from a Chinese immigrant family. 


 Newspaper: Read a book about a current event

 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Black Lives Matter) • American Street by Ibi Zoboi (deportation)


Gasp emoji: A thriller or a horror


Clock emoji: Read a book in under 24 hrs

Coffee Boy by Alex Chant– features a non-binary mc and it’s  an own voices story, it’s less than 100 pages according to Goodreads.

Buddy Read a Book

I’ll be buddy reading THUG with my friend, Anna @ Unquenchable Reads!


Will you be joining us for Emojiathon?? If so, what is your most anticipated read on your TBR?!

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January Wrap Up + February TBR


I read A LOT this month. It’s probably the best I’ve read compared to last year. I read a total of 8 books. This makes me feel that I’m going to have a great reading year! Since I started out strong.

February will be a fun reading month since I am hosting Twitter sprints over on the @emojiathon Twitter!


 

WHAT I READ IN JANUARY.

  1. the fill in boyfriend by kasie west star icon star icon star icon star icon star icon
  2. on the fence by kasie west star icon star icon star icon
  3. tell me three things by julie buxbaum star icon star icon star icon star icon star icon
  4. all the bright places by jennifer niven star icon star icon star icon star icon
  5. it ends with us by colleen hoover star icon star icon star icon star icon star icon
  6. we are the ants by shaun david hutchinson star icon star icon star icon star icon
  7. you know me well by david levithan, nina lacour star icon star icon
  8. the art of being normal by lisa williamson star icon star icon star icon star icon star icon

 

 

WHAT I PLAN TO READ IN FEBRUARY. Image result for valentines day gif tumblr

For the Diverse Reads 2017 Challenge –  February – POC/ Biracial/ Multiracial Main Character/Lead

  • I will be reading Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour. This book is also #ownvoices.

If you missed my EMOJIATHON TBR & Announcement, click here.

I’ll be trying to read the books on that TBR because the readathon is the whole month of Feb! I’ll be hosting on Valentine’s Day, so if you’re not busy come and read with me!

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October TBR & ReadAThons


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Hello everyone! October is upon us, it’s definitely one of my favorite reading months because of the spooky readathons and getting to read books out of my comfort zone! In this post, I’ll be adding the books I would like to read this month as well as the readathons I want to participate in. I will be adding one book for each readathon. Let’s get started!


#OwnVoicesOctober 

Created by: Katie Loves to Read and BooksWithWings

They dedicated the whole month of October to reading some Own Voices books! Here is what I will be reading…

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan & I wanted to read….When We Collided by Emery Lord I’ve had it on my Kindle and I wanted to get around to it. So, I’ll be reading either  or both!

Mara Dyer ReadAThon

I’d like to participate in finishing this series. I just picked up the second book, but I am going to try to read the first one too, since it’s been awhile since I read it! 26153925.jpg

SpookAThon – October 17th – 23rd

Created by: BooksandLala, Paige’s Pages & Bookerly 

Reading challenges haven’t been announced yet, but it’s basically a readathon for  thrillers. I’d like to read With Malice by Eileen Cook 

SBOOKTOBER ReadAThon September 23 -29th

Hosts:
Paper Faerie, The Owl Burrow, KalesKorner, Stacy’s Stories, Don’t Stop Readin’

Challenges I will be completing: 
Read a book featuring your favorite Halloween creature. (examples: Vampires, Ghosts, Witches etc.)
Read a book with fall colors on the cover.
Read a book with a spooky setting. (examples: haunted house, creepy forest, salem witch trials, etc.)

I am reading This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab this month for The Story Squad, so I figured it would tie in nicely into this readathon! It’s about monsters? How creepy can you get? *let me know if this counts!*.  I’m also reading I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson which is another Fall colored cover!


My TBR is always subjected to change, so this is just potential! Are you particpating in any October readathons?? Xx Happy Reading!

Bout of Books 17: Coming Soon


Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Want to participate? Sign up HERE!
I don’t have a specific TBR for this readathon, but I am going to try to read the books I got from the library!
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Winter Biannual Bibliothon 2016 // progress day one


Creators: Emmmabooks, LittleRedReaderMissSassyKassie, KellysBookSpill, BrittsBookFind, SierraReads, OHxXxSNAP13

Videos are posted on all of their channels! Click their name to go to their channel.

Follow their twitter: @BBibliothon for sprints & such!

Bibliothon channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCax5iInFtxgYeqG6MKhTPJg


here’s my day one progress & challenge! january 3rd 2016

books read:  0

pages read: 134

total pages: 134

I read Diary by Chuck Palahniuk today, & I’m hoping to finish on day two!

day 1 video challenge: bibliothon tag 

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Winter Biannual Bibliothon 2016 // TBR


IT’S BACK!!!! The Biannual Bibliothon is back and it’s happening from  January 3rd- January 9th. I am going to be trying my best to read this week! – I will also be participating in Bout of Books this week as well, I will be using this TBR for Bout of Books (post coming)

Creators: Emmmabooks, LittleRedReaderMissSassyKassie, KellysBookSpill, BrittsBookFind, SierraReads, OHxXxSNAP13

Videos are posted on all of their channels! Click their name to go to their channel.

Follow their twitter: @BBibliothon for sprints & such!

 


 

  • READING CHALLENGES:

    1. Read the group book: Soundless by Richelle Mead
    2. Read a book that’s been sitting on your shelf for over a year. Diary by Chuck Palahniuk 
    3. Read a book over 300 pages.Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill 
    4. Read a book from your favorite genre. CONTEMPORARY! //Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan 
    5. Reread your favorite book in a series. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins  
    6. Read a book based on it’s cover. Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill 
    7. Read a book that’s been recommended to you more than once. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone  

     

 

So, I will be trying to read 5 books. My goal is to get to three of them.

I have had Diary as a DNF on my shelf for over a year, and I have been planning during every readathon to read it. So, I will be making it my plan to finish this, b/c I did really enjoy the story…I just never made time for it.

I am doubling up Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill with two challenges.


 

Let me know if you’re participating!! Happy Reading 🙂