Me: Okay, Lauren. Ease yourself back into reading and blogging.
Also Me: Time to participate in 2 readathons and set an extremely ambitious TBR that I’ll never be able to get through.
Sapphicathon is a bingo styled readathon running from the 14-28 of December. It’s centred around books that have F/F as the main pairing. You can do as many or little challenges as you want the only rule is that the F/F relationship isn’t a side pairing. It’s being hosted by Tasha, Amelie, Elise, Jamieson, and Miriam. You can find out more details here and follow @wlwreadathon on Twitter.
BISEXUAL MC || Far From You by Tess Sharpe – This is a thriller that I’ve been wanting to read for a while now! It’s about a girl who’s dealing with a drug addiction and her best friend dies and everyone thinks she was reason why.
SF/F || Ash by Malinda Lo – A Cinderella retelling that focuses on wlw? Yes thank you. Cinderella has always been one of my favourite fairy tales so I’m excited to see how this is!
Under 500 Ratings on Goodreads || The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz – Too be completely honest I’m not really sure what this is about? It seems very vague in the synopsis! I just know that it’s about a girl who’s in love with her best friend and mysterious art keeps showing up? I think it’s fabulism. I know this might not be super romance-heavy so I’m not sure if it counts, but?? It’s all I have, haha.
Jewish MC || Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta || This is another mystery that’s about a girl who gets her dream theatre role, but then people keep turning up dead and I’m all about that. Plus her LI is described as being “mysterious” and having tattoos so I’m sold.
YOUNG AUTHOR || Breathing Under Water by Sophie Hardcastle – I got this as an ARC forever ago and I REALLY need to read it. I’m the worst. It’s a contemporary that focuses on siblings and mental health.
MARGINALISED PROTAGONIST || When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah – I’m honestly mad at myself for not having read this because it’s so relevant to issues that Australia is currently facing. It’s about a girl who’s Muslim that meets a white boy whose father is the head of a political party that is against refugees and immigrants and wants to “stop the boats”.
FREE SPACE || Hostage by Karen Tayleur – The title pretty much says it all. A girl gets taken hostage. I’ve been wanting to read this forever because I loved Karen Tayleur’s other book Six.
Small Town || In the Skin of a Monster by Kathryn Barker – This sounds super interesting because it’s about a girl whose identical twin sister killed 7 kids in a school shooting. It seems like it’s going to be super intense and possibly have a great plot twist which I’m all about.
2017 Release || A Shadow’s Breath by Nicole Hayes – I won this in a giveaway earlier this year! I had mixed feelings about Nicole Hayes other book, but this one seems like a survivalist story and I’ve heard good things so I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
BONUS: Set in Your State || Carousel by Brendan Ritchie – Okay I’m so excited about this one!?!!? I found it thanks to Jamieson @ jamishelves and it’s about a group of teens trapped in a shopping centre THAT I SPENT MY CHILDHOOD AT. I can’t believe there’s a YA book set in Perth and one that actually takes place somewhere I’m familiar with. It’s inspired by Tomorrow When the War Began so I’m guessing there’s going to be some kind dystopian undertones because apparently they’re trapped for days turning into weeks so!!