Hello friends and fellow book lovers! For this month, I was originally going to do a Pride read-a-thon but I also wanted to do the Olympic Games Readathon, too. With that being said, I’m going to be reading only books either by authors who are LGBTIA or with characters who are on the LGBTIA spectrum for this readathon. There might be some library holds that come off but these are my only reading plans. Lol
Before getting started, you can watch Ishi’s video where she goes over everything. You can also find the readathon on Twitter, too. The video is very detailed so if you’re looking for answers to any questions, I’d check there first. With all that being said, I’m going to be on Team Apollo so let’s get into the challenges and the books I plan on reading for them. 🙂
Team Apollo Challenges
- Music To My Ears: Listen to an audiobook
- Healing: Read a book you know will make you happy
- As the god of prophecy, Apollo can often predict the future. Read a book you predict will be a five-star read.
- Read a book that starts with the letter “A.”
- The Twin Archers: Apollo and Artemis look out for each other. Complete a prompt that honors Artemis.
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Music To My Ears: Listen to an audiobook
For my audiobook pick, I’m going with I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver and I’m super hyped to finally get to this. I remember this book getting a lot of hype last year but didn’t pick it up. Even though I’ve read books by non-binary authors before (as far as I know), I know that Mason Deaver is an author a lot of people like. Plus Mason has gotten a ton of hype on Twitter so I’ve been hearing about them forever so I’m excited to see what this book is like.
Healing: Read a book you know will make you happy
In April, I read the first book in this series and I’m super excited to read this one. This series deserves so much hype and no one’s talking about it. It’s about a group of women in a band and I’m pretty sure they’re all queer. The first book was a relationship between Vero and Billie while this one focuses on Domino and her romance. From reading the synopsis, I know it’s an f/f romance and I liked the previous book so I’m sure it’ll make me happy.
As the god of prophecy, Apollo can often predict the future. Read a book you predict will be a five-star read.
The next book I want to read is one a lot of people have been hyping up. I’ve never read anything by Jack Harbon but this book sounds delightful. I’m pretty sure it’s an m/m romance between two people in a book club. Those are all of my buzz words so I’m already on board. Either way, I’ve been holding onto this one and I CANNOT wait to finally pick it up.
Read a book that starts with the letter “A”
The next book is one I stumbled upon while looking at my Kindle. I’m pretty sure this book is about a girl who poses as her gay friend’s girlfriend but ends up having feelings for his sister. I read a similar trope in a different book and enjoyed it. I think it’s just enough taboo without going overboard (not that I don’t enjoy that lmao) but this sounds really good. Obviously, it’s an f/f romance but I’m curious to see what role the brother plays in the story.
The Twin Archers: Apollo and Artemis look out for each other. Complete a prompt that honors Artemis.
The prompt I’m doing is “Read a book while the moon is up” or read a book at night
When I decided on the last prompt, I knew I wanted to read a graphic novel. The graphic novel I chose was Check, Please! Book 1: #Hockey which I’ve heard a lot about. I know it features a hockey player who has a baking Youtube channel and I’m pretty sure the main character is gay. I might be wrong, but from looking on Goodreads, that’s what I’m gathering. Either way, this book looks really cute and I’m excited to read it.
Aside from these books, there are a few I plan on reading. Most of them are queer but let’s get into it.
- The Babysitter by Jack Harbon
- In Bloom by Allie Keane
- Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (if my preorder comes in on time!)
No doubt I’m going to read more but I wanted to talk about my Olympic Games TBR along with the other queer books I plan on reading. Hopefully, I can finish all of these before the month ends as long as I don’t have a ton of books come off hold like I did in May. Lol