Here & Queerathon Sign-up and Start-off TBR

Readathon header created my Mel @ Cotton Candy Book Witch

it’s January, so that means it’s time for me to sign-up and be tempted by all sorts of year-long reading challenges that I won’t have the patience or diligence to finish.

This one will be different though!

Mel @ Cotton Candy Book Witch is hosting the Here & Queerathon for 2020. The goal is pretty simple: reading books by queer authors and/or with queer content.

Here’s the link to her announcement post.

I’m not going to come up with a dedicated TBR for this readathon, just keep it in mind as and when I’m picking out my monthly book choices.

You can check out a selection of the queer books I’d like to include in the first couple of months of this year below. Let me know if you spot any glaring mistakes on my part straight off the bat. 

Let me know if you’re taking part, and if so, which books you might include in your TBR.



9 thoughts on “Here & Queerathon Sign-up and Start-off TBR”

  1. Hallo, Hallo Louise!!

    Ooh my… We both want to read PRIORY this year… I’m trying to coordinate how to read / listen to it in time for Wyrd and Wonder – the year I focus on #dragonfiction whilst also fitting in reading Night’s Edge by Czerneda and several others… I also have a new feature I’m devising to keep Fantasy featured on my blog monthly if not weekly… PRIORY is also the *only!* book I know on your list!?

    Hmm… I look forward to seeing where your adventures take you – I, too, also strive to read more diverse books and especially more LGBTQ+ narratives. This is also why I try to seek them out whilst on blog tours and every so often I get quite lucky! This is how I had the pleasure of joy in reading the following:

    * The Language of Hoofbeats by Catherine Ryan Hyde
    (*favourite for foster care & non-conventional families)
    * Timekeeper by Tara Sim (via audio)
    * the Willa Cather & Edith Lewis Mysteries by Sue Hallgarth
    * Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert
    * Escapement by Kristen Wolf

    * (not yet reviewed/blogged) Trans-Continental: Girl in the Gears by E. Chris Garrison – an ownvoices novella series writ by a transgender author featuring a transgender lead character; I highlighted this via @SatBookChat in November – still need to get that post up on my blog but the transcript for the chat is avail via our ‘Moments’ if you want to read through it?

    These are my top favourites – I can’t link to my reviews but you should be able to find them easily enough either through my Story Vault (top menu) or my search box. Maybe one will spark interest?

    Can’t wait to see what you’re reading this year!


    1. Oh my gosh Jorie, Priory has been on my TBR for SOOOOO LONG!

      I swear, I’ve had both a physical and audiobook copy of it since it released and every month I keep telling myself I’ll pick it up as soon as I have more time. And the thing is that, although it’s really big, it’s not THAT big? If that makes sense? But for some reason I’m just super intimidated by it.

      I know I won’t get to it this month, but I’m really going to try and carve out a space for it before the halfway point of the year. I’d suggest a buddy read, but I’ve no idea if I’d actually manage to hold up my end of one. Hopefully, if we both get to it at some point, we can just chat about it once we’re both done? (Whenever that ends up being lol)

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      1. (raises hand) Yes to a buddy read which has no concrete start date and will eventually be begun before May! Ooh dear, let’s! I’ve been intimidated by it myself for my own reasons – hence what I revealled when I wrote my #25PagePreview – a bit like I get a sense of daunting wonderment about the Night’s Edge series I’m determined to read this year, too!

        I don’t own PRIORY but my libraries do! 🙂

        Seriously – we *need!* to buddy read this or we’re going to be aggrieved but another failed attempt to read it!


  2. While I’m not signing up for any more year-long readathons or challenges, this one does line up with my standing goal of more reading diversity! So hopefully I’ll read books that count even if I’m not actually counting. 😉 On that note, I’m about a third of the way through Come Tumbling Down, and it’s just as awesome as I had hoped when I saw the cover and read the blurb.

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    1. That’s sort of me too. I’ve made a GR shelf for the challenge and it’ll be a little nudge for me that I’m not reading diverse books as the year goes on if it’s not getting filled.
      I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! It was the first (and only so far lol) book I finished this year and I’m really glad it was such a great one 😊


  3. Awesome list! I have read and loved Priory last year and I’m currently reading The Unspoken Name and it’s really good so far. I didn’t know about this readathon but I’ve basically been participating in it for a few years now 😂
    Good luck with it and happy reading!

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    1. Honestly, same. 😊 But the great thing is, even of I flunk out of all my other 2020 reading goals this one will sort of take care of itself and I can get that sense of achievement in December 😂

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