Today, I’m sharing my SapphicAThon TBR! SapphicAThon is a readathon where we read books with sapphic romances only — the romance doesn’t have to be the focus of the story, but the book does need to have it. The readathon will run from May 18-25 and there’s 7 challenges!
I don’t think I’ll be able to read 7 different books in 7 days, but even so, I’m going to have a different book for each prompt anyway.
- Reread a book: For this prompt I’ve chosen The Unspoken Name, which was one of my favourite reads last year. This book is about a lesbian orc who joins up with a villain and becomes his protector.
- Read a graphic novel: I’ve heard really good things about this graphic novel! Heavy Vinyl is about a girl who starts her new job at a record store and finds out the other girls working their have a secret fight club where they fight crime and the patriarchy.
- Book with a trope you love: My favourite trope is enemies to lovers and apparently this book has that in spades. The Ascent to Godhood is about a woman mourning the death of the feared empress who just died, who she was also in love with.
- By an author of colour: I only recently discovered this manga but I’m so keen to read it! I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up is about a young professional woman in Japan who is sick of having to fend off her parents questions about marriage so she accepts an offer from another woman in the office to pretend to be her wide.
- Read a book you got for free: I got this book as a present from my sister for my birthday this year — so it was free for me. The Mercies is inspired by a true story and is about an island in 1600s Norway where all the men were wiped out and is now run entirely by women; and one day, a witchunter and his wife travels to the island.
- A book that has been on your TBR for ages: I actually started Tell Me How You Really Feel a few months ago and didn’t finish it in time and had to give it back to the library because someone requested it. So hopefully I can finish it this time round! It’s about two girls who are forced to work on a school project together, with one girl thinking they’re enemies and the other having a massive crush.
- Free choice: I’ve read so many great reviews of this book and I hope I enjoy it even though I’m not a big sci-fi fan. Sisters of the Vast Black is about nuns who are sent into space after they hear a distress call from a newly-formed colony.
Are you joining SapphicAThon? Have you read any of these books? Let me know!