Here I am again, writing a post at almost midnight. I think this is becoming a questionably healthy habit. (The timing, not the writing.) Although if you think this is bad, just wait until next year when I’ve got no school or other obligations for nearly five months. Any semblance of a schedule I have now (although admittedly, I don’t) will absolutely be out the window.
But anyway! Remember over the summer, when I kept posting about readathons and confessed to loving them probably more than is normal? (I try not to.) Well, it’s time for another, this time very special, readathon!
Why is it special, you ask? What am I even talking about? (A valid question.)
Rainbows everywhere! It’s my aesthetic.
I’m one of three hosts for Prideathon. I’ve actively been a host since January, which is huge for me, and this is the second readathon I’ve taken part in as a host. For those of you who aren’t aware, Prideathon is a monthly book club and biannual readathon that focuses on queer YA. It’s a super fun time, 10/10 would recommend, and no, I’m not biased.
Every round has a group book and seven optional reading challenges. As you can see, the book we chose for this round (that I may have had something to do with) is The Navigator’s Touch by Julia Ember, companion to one of my all-time favorites, The Seafarer’s Kiss.
This is relevant because TSK is a Little Mermaid villain origin story featuring Norse mythology. (…Although I may also just be looking for an excuse to use this gif…)
I’ve got a small TBR because unfortunately, this round is taking place while I’ve also got a full week of school, but I’m feeling confident. Somewhat.
- The Navigator’s Touch by Julia Ember (challenges 1, 4, + 6) (This could count for 3 as well because I recommended it as the group book, but that’s a stretch.)
- Chainbreaker by Tara Sim (challenges 5 + 7)
- Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee (challenge 2)
I didn’t actually plan my TBR to match any challenges, so I’m impressed. Not bad, if I do say so myself. If I manage to finish these three books, I’ll probably pick up one of my remaining nonrenewable library books due October 2, even though none of them are queer, to my knowledge. Or I’ll read The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth — it depends on how responsible I feel that day, haha.
Tell me: are you participating in Prideathon? If so, what’s on your TBR? If not, what are some queer books you hope to read soon? I’d love to know! 🙂
Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a fabulous day/night! ❤
Until next time…