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I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to read every book I have planned as it’s only a week long, but I’m definitely going to try my hardest and will definitely read these books at some point anyway.
Read the group book:
I’m so excited that for this round there’ll be a group book! I love buddy reading and I’m super excited for the book that has been chosen: Once Ghosted, Twice Shy.
I haven’t read a novel by Alyssa Cole yet, but I’ve always planned to, and I’m so happy my first will be a sapphic book!
Read a book with a trope you love:
If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you’ll know that enemies to lovers is my favourite trope ever. Like, I even wrote a whole post about why it’s the superior romance trope. So I’m obviously going to be reading a f/f book with my favourite trope, and I’ve chosen The Story of Lizzy and Darcy.
Pride and Prejudice is my favourite novel of all time and when I found this f/f retelling of it, I knew I had to read it!
Read a book where the main character is a person of colour:
I desperately wanted to read Soft on Soft last year, but for whatever reason I never found the time! But I’m determined to read it this year, and seeing as SapphicAThon has come up, this is a great time!
Soft of Soft is about two girls falling in love, softly and sweetly, and is also super queer, with fat rep, POC rep, and pan and anxiety rep.
Read a book with a cover you love:
I absolutely adore the cover of In the Vanisher’s Palace — seriously, look at it! And not to mention, the blurb is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before!
It’s an f/f Vietnamese-inspired retelling of Beauty and the Beast! It’s about a young woman named Yên who is sold to one of the last dragons left, expecting to die. But instead she works as a scholar and tutor’s the dragon, Vu Côn’s, children, and soon she finds herself falling for the dragon.
Read a book that fulfils your favourite prompt from the last SapphicAThon:
My favourite prompt from the first SapphicAThon was the Bisexual MC challenge, as I’m bi myself. Initially, I wasn’t that interested in Reign of the Fallen until many bookish friends starting loving it, and then I actually read the blurb properly and basically fell in love with the premise.
Apparently, Reign of the Fallen is also very beautifully and unapologetically bisexual and I’m already living for that. So keen for this book!
Read a book that doesn’t focus on romance:
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet has been on my TBR for so freaking long, I thought it was about time I read it!
While the book does have an f/f romance, it certainly doesn’t focus on it as the book is set in outer space, and follows a rag-tag group of space explorers just trying to survive in space.
Read a book that one of the hosts have read:
I’ve seen Elise raving about Into the Drowning Deep all over Goodreads and I actually started it last year, but had to put it on hold. I can tell I’m going to really like this book but I wasn’t in a paranormal mood when I started it, and I didn’t want my mood to ruin the book for me if I persevered through it.
But I want to give it a try again, especially since Silvia recently read it and loved it so much!