Queer Lit Readathon

Round four is here!

Welcome! This page is a one-stop for all things related to the Queer Lit Readathon. You can also watch Rogan, Kathy, and Anna’s announcement videos.

Dates of the readathon: December 1-7, 2019

  • In the person’s own timezone, no need to read according to our timezone.

Welcome to Queer Lit Readathon! Your hosts are Kathy Trithardt, Rogan Shannon, and Anna Goldberg who is our guest cohost, and we’re very excited to be doing this. This readathon will be occurring December 1-7, 2019 in your own timezone. The rules for this are simple: all the books you choose must have a queer main character or revolve around queer topics. Below, you’ll see a board of 16 challenges you can choose from. You can go for a bingo, or not, it’s totally up to you. Read as many or as few as you want, we’re not strict! After the board, there’s a list of all the challenges with some more detail for your perusal.

QueerLitRead Challenges Dec 2019

Reading Challenges:

All books must have a queer main character or revolve around queer topics.

  • Group ReadOrpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry
  • Ace/aro MC – Read a book with an asexual/aromantic spectrum main character
  • Disability Rep – Read a book with a disabled character
  • ??? Choose Your Own Category, tell us what it is in your TBR
  • Non-binary/Trans spec MC – Read a book with a trans main character
    • Our use of trans here is the umbrella term which includes non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, and the multitude of humans that are not cisgender
  • Graphic Novel – Read a graphic novel
  • Middle Grade – Read a middle grade novel
  • Author of Color – Read a book written by a person of color
  • #ownvoices – Read an #ownvoices novel
  • Historical Fiction – Read a historical fiction
  • New Author – Read a debut book, or by an author that’s new to you
  • Bi/Pan MC – Read a book with a bisexual or pansexual main character
  • Nonfiction – Read a nonfiction book
  • Rainbow Cover – Read a book that has a cover that is primarily red, orange, yellow, green, blue, or purple (or is actually a rainbow!)
  • Translated – Read a translated novel
  • New Genre – Read a genre you don’t typically read

That’s it! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @queer_lit, and if you post about this readathon, use the hashtag #queerlitread on all platforms to make sure we all can see the amazing books you’re reading!

FAQ

Can I read the same book for multiple challenges?

Yes! We are aware not everyone can read many books in one week, so go for it!

Do I have to make a bingo?

No you don’t! You can read books from only the corners, or only the center, it’s all up to you. You can read 2 books or 14 books (we would be very impressed if you managed this!), the goal of this readathon is to be flexible as possible.

I can’t think of any books that match {this challenge}, help!

We have a few videos that recommend several queer lit books, linked here.

Are you on other platforms?

Yes, we are @queer_lit on Twitter (where we will do chats/sprints, and boast other Queer Lit Tweets) and Instagram (where we post pictures of queer books year round).

When does the readathon start?

Midnight on December 1st in your own time zone (or whichever time zone you want to pretend to be in for that week).

Should I caption my TBR video?

Yes, please! In fact, it would be great if you captioned all of your videos. The auto-generated captions have gotten better over the past couple of years, but they still don’t understand everything people say, and are clueless about punctuation and capitalization. Making sure your content is accessible is just the right thing to do.

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