Hello I’m Rogan, and today the hosts of Queer Lit Readathon round six are going to be telling you what we’ll be reading this round! Before we start – obviously, several of these challenges will be covered more than once with these books, but I will just tell you what I’m assigning to the book. Also, I’m not going to be saying what the books are about because I don’t want to know *too* much about them. I will be posting a wrap up after the readathon with what they’re about and my thoughts, so if you want to know that, subscribe!
I’m going to start with the Group Read, Summer of Everything by Julian Winters. This one hits the most challenges – BIPOC Main Character, #ownvoices, a Non-Coming Out story, and a cast of Queer Friends. I’m really excited for this one, because I loved Running With Lions.
Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg. I’m borrowing a friend’s copy of this. He suggested that this would be a good fit for Winter Vibes. This is also Adult Fiction and a historical one! Not one of the challenges this round, but just wanted to throw that in. In the blurb, it calls this a reimagining, and this is technically based on a true story, so it’d be a Retelling.
Tarnished are the Stars by Rosiee Thor. This one is probably the first one I’ll be reading since I have the digital library copy, and it’ll expire during the readathon. This one has a main character that is Ace AND Aro, who seems to be questioning his labels. That’s why I also chose this for See Yourself, because I went through that with my own labels. For Choose Your Own Category, I’m making this one Steampunk. It’s being compared to The Lunar Chronicles, and with the first line of the synopsis, I can see why! “A secret beats inside Anna Thatcher’s chest: an illegal clockwork heart.” I’m ready for this.
Death Threat by Vivek Shraya. I chose this for Graphic Novel and Pre/Non-Medical Transition. As far as I can tell, Shraya hasn’t medically transitioned nor is there any interest in doing so at the moment. If I am wrong, please let me know!
And the final book for today, Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo. I have LOVED all of Acevedo’s other books, The Poet X and With the Fire On High, so I am definitely looking forward to this one! This was a Host Rec from Kathy for a Background Romance. This is also for a Main Character Not Like You. I’m really hoping my library hold will come through in time for this! If not, I’ll figure out something else.
With those five books, I black out the bingo board! This looks to be a very doable list, but we’ll see what happens the week of. Will you be joining in? What will you be reading? Let me know!
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