Hello, I’m Rogan and welcome to my TBR, or to-be-read, for the Queer Lit Readathon happening from May 31st to June 6th! Kathy and I love making TBRs that can black out whatever bingo board we’ve created for the round. I think I’ve made a pretty good list that does that with just six books! *whisper* Yes. Okay, I will be telling you the book and what challenges it covers. I’ll be telling you what they’re about *after* the week is over, so subscribe to make sure you see that! *wink nudge finger guns* Of course, there is some overlap but I assure you, all sixteen challenges are covered.
Let’s start with the group read, This Is What It Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow. That’s the first challenge right there. It also fits summer vibes. I tried to do some investigation to figure this out without ruining the book too much, and it *might* fit the disabled main character as well. However, I’m not entirely too sure about this one, which is why the next book clearly covers this challenge.
That would be Cyborg Detective written by Jillian Weise, who is a disabled queer poet. It seems that this collection focuses more heavily on the disability aspect, but this still counts toward the poetry challenge. It also fits one of the ways you can interpret the rainbow cover challenge. We have it described as “mainly a color from the rainbow” which this fits. Buuuut the next book has a literal rainbow on the cover!
Winning Marriage by Marc Solomon. (The actual title is way too long so just look it up if you want to know it.) It has a beautiful pride flag along with some rainbow text, so it certainly fits the rainbow cover challenge! I also chose this for the nonfiction challenge, along with backlist and technically, a non-coming out story.
Next is the book that hits the most challenges at once, Running With Lions by Julian Winters. It has a bisexual main character, is set in the summer, and if you couldn’t tell from the cover, it’s sports-themed. It also has been recommended by a host, and a former co-host! I predict this will be a five-star read for me, considering how much Adriana likes this.
I also want to read Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco, which I’m counting toward the queer friends category. I’m surprised at how few people have actually mentioned the queer rep in this, but it’s there on GoodReads. From what I can deduce, there are multiple queer characters, so I hope I turn out to be correct that this is a queer friends adventure. This also will cover the ??? – Choose your own category, and that category is a recent acquisition. I won a copy of this through a giveaway earlier this week! So it’s definitely a recent one.
Then the last, but not least, book that I aim to read during the week will be Bingo Love. This can also count for a backlist title, but I chose it mainly because it’s a graphic novel, and has two leads who are women over 40 at some point in the story.
That is the six books on my TBR for this round of Queer Lit Readathon! Will you be joining us, and if yes, what will you be reading?
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