Hello, I’m Rogan and welcome! Today, we’re announcing round FIVE of the Queer Lit Readathon. It feels strange to be saying that, but it’s great! As always, Kathy and I are co-hosting this and as always, we have a guest co-host. But this time around, it’s two! Rebecca and Sarah from the Tea Hags will be joining us for this round, so give them a warm welcome.
Tangent – if you are interested in being a co-host for this, our criteria are that you yourself are queer and you caption your videos, because accessibility is important. Let’s get back to the announcement!
This will be happening May 31 through June 6, Sunday to Saturday. You can do this in the timezone of your choosing. As we do every round, we have sixteen challenges for you to choose from. We have a beautiful bingo board of all the challenges. You do not have to do them all or even make a bingo! You can read as little or as much as you want. You are allowed to use one book for multiple challenges. Kathy and I both like to aim for a blackout of the board, but that’s just us book nerds. Okay, let’s go through the challenges shall we? Of course, all of these must have a queer main character or revolve around queer topics.
- Read a backlist title. This would be a book two years or older.
- Group Read – This is What it Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow
- Read a book about queer friends
- Choose Your Own Category – tell us what it is in your TBR
- Read a book with a female protagonist over 40
- Read a book that gives you summer vibes
- Read a book with a sports theme
- Read a book of poetry by a queer author
- Read a non-coming out story
- Read a graphic novel
- Read a book that has a cover that is mainly a color from the rainbow
- Read a book recommended by a host
- Read a book with a bisexual/pansexual MC
- Read a book with a disabled MC
- Read a nonfiction book
- Read a 5 Star Prediction
There are sure to be a few challenges you’ll love! If you have trouble finding books that fit any of these challenges, both Kathy and I have recommendation videos which I’ll link below. Also, as this round approaches, we will be posting recommendations from each host on our Instagram, @queer_lit, for each challenge. So you will easily be able to meet the challenge of a book recommended by a host. We will all be posting our personal TBR videos a week before the readathon begins, on May 22nd. So if you’re curious what we all will be reading, keep watching for those!
If you decide to make your own TBR video, a reading vlog, or a wrap up afterwards, it would be much appreciated if you captioned those. I would love to be able to watch all the amazing queer books y’all read! When you post anything related to this readathon, you can tag us on Instagram and Twitter using @queer_lit and use the hashtag #queerlitread.
I know this is a lot of information in one video, which is why you can find all of this information PLUS a FAQ here on my website, roganshannon.com/queer-lit-read/ which will be linked down below of course. Be sure to go check out Kathy and the Tea Hags for their videos! That’s all I have for this announcement, and I hope to see you joining us this week!
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My recommendations video: https://youtu.be/upp-ucTLmdU
Kathy’s recommendations playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc67yFXHFDCbcpRyx60HhS0xjx3ogb-eF