Originally, this post started out with simply “v excited”…
…and I feel like that’s pretty accurate to what I’m feeling right now.
I was originally going to take part in the Olympic Games readathon in June, but then Scribd got taken away from me momentarily. Then when I reviewed my TBR, I found that I wasn’t super interested in a lot of the books I’d put just for the sake of fulfilling prompts. So I just decided to make my own TBR and not participate!
(Also, I’d wanted to do the readathon to do something PJO-related to trick my brain into waiting just one more month to reread the books, but… the adaptation news took away my resistance completely.)
So, while a majority of the books on my TBR are queer to celebrate Pride Month, PJO is not! I tried to include a diverse range (POC, f/f, nonbinary/trans), and since none of these are white m/m by straight white women like you see so often in “LGBTQ+ book recommendations” lists, I’d say I did a pretty good job. [insert passive-aggressive smiley face]
I’m not sure if I’m going to buy this as a paperback or check it out as a physical copy from my library (usually I’d use my library but… physical library copy during COVID?? I don’t know about that one). But there’s a very strong chance I will end up reading this, because I’ve been Dying to read it! There’s f/f and a mix of several Asian cultures, and now that I’ve officially watched ATLA, I can say that I’m very excited for the ATLA parallels too!!
I tweeted out a #bookishwish last month, and this book was on the list. Someone is actually sending me an ARC and I’m so excited!! I’ve heard amazing things about it, and the premise intrigues me so much. It features morally grey girls, monster sapphics, and Persian mythology, and if I don’t love it I will CRY because morally grey sapphics are the only people I have hope in anymore.
I’ve been meaning to read this book for so long—I’m absolutely in love with Anna-Marie McLemore and their books. I also have had the library book checked out since February (because I kept renewing it until March until lockdown)! I think I will really love it, since I enjoy all their other books, but it’s historical so I’m a bit hesitant because of that. I’m hoping I will also be able to listen to the audiobook on Scribd if I’m not put in Scribd jail, which will help a lot!
I’ve had this eARC for several months now, and I know plenty of TGW lovers are sending me a death stare through the screen for not having read it yet. But I’m… scared? With the way the first book ended, I’m nervous about what’s going to happen!!
And I also had to use a combo of the audiobook and ebook to help get through The Gilded Wolves, since sometimes the pretty writing was a bit too dense for me to read easily. So I’m also nervous that it’ll be hard for me to get through this one and I don’t want to fault it for that!
This is actually a book I preordered, not only because I thought it had the possibility to be a new favorite but also because I’m shallow and wanted the black sprayed edges. But unfortunately, there have been a lot more negative reviews ever since I bought it, so I’m really hoping I still love it!! Lesbian necromancers in space is an excellent premise/marketing line.
I have been meaning to read this book since forever, and it’s especially shameful since I own a physical copy of it. While I’ve read a few books with genderqueer main or side characters, I don’t think I’ve read one with a specifically non-binary protagonist, so I’m really excited for this one! I’ve heard lots of good things, and Mason also seems like a really nice person, so I’m excited. (And I WILL be sad if this disappoints.)
I have this checked out from my library, and I’m looking forward to reading it! I’m really just hoping that I’ll love it more than I liked the first book. It was a good book and I enjoyed it! But it definitely didn’t deliver everything I expected. So I am REALLY hoping that this one will, especially since my expectations are kind of lower now! (I also don’t really remember what happened in book 1 but… I’ll figure it out maybe…)
There’s a slight possibility I might not be able to read this, if Scribd rudely puts me in book jail, but I’m crossing my fingers that they won’t! I’m always in the mood for a light, cute contemporary, but especially so now, and I think that this will definitely deliver on that front. Also, sports gays!! Ownvoices m/m!! What’s not to love.
I feel like it’s kinda useless to include this now since I already talked about it, but in case you didn’t catch it: I’m rereading the entire PJO series!! I’d be concerned about finishing all of these books since there’s 13, but I will literally devour these books in 5 days so I don’t think there’s much of an issue.
I last reread the series in 2018 (though I reread The Lightning Thief last year), and I’m very excited to reread it again. I was going to do some kind of currently reading thread on Twitter, but I decided to instead just take notes on all my favorite scenes and then use that list as my Goodreads review. It’s going to be fun! I’m not going to cry!!
do you have a tbr for june/pride month? have you read any of these books yet? do you like to participate in readathons? and have you read pjo???
p.s. this is the last post before the 2020 Book Blogger Awards is announced on Sunday! check this space @ 7 AM CT! the awards is why I’m a bit nervous about getting through all of these books, but with my new co-host Marie (which I don’t think I’ve mentioned yet on my blog) things should be much easier <33