#TS Readathon TBR

The Bookstagram photo I took for the readathon, just because I’m super proud of it.

Hello, all! Long time, no see. I’m going to try and be more consistent about blogging in 2021, and I’d like to start things off with my TBR for the Taylor Swift Readathon my friend Clara is hosting on Instagram! Without further ado, let’s get to the books!

Album & Prompt: Taylor Swift | An author’s debut
What I’m reading: These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy
Thoughts: I’m about 16% into this book and I am already completely obsessed!

Album & Prompt: Fearless | Book from a genre you don’t typically read
What I’m reading: Rust Belt Femme byRaechel Ann Jolie (Non-fiction)
Thoughts: This was a “Read Now” on Netgalley I got when I first started my account that I’ve never gotten around to, and I’d like to finally knock it out.

Album & Prompt: Speak Now | Book in verse
What I’m reading: I Would Leave Me If I Could by Halsey
Thoughts: I’m going with poetry for this prompt because I don’t currently own any fiction books in verse.

Album & Prompt: Red | Book with a red cover
What I’m reading: Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee
Thoughts: This is the Jan/Feb choice for my friend Ekho‘s Book Club Hex Libris via Instagram!

Album & Prompt: 1989 | Book set in the 1980s
What I’m reading: Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
Thoughts: This is the Jan/Feb choice for my friend Ekho‘s Book Club Hex Libris via Instagram!

Album & Prompt: Reputation | A hyped book
What I’m reading: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
Thoughts: I wasn’t a fan of ACOTAR, but I promised a few friends I’d give SJM another try with Throne of Glass. I’m reading them through a T.O.G. Readalong hosted by Star!

Album & Prompt: Lover | A romance
What I’m reading: Night Tide by Anna Burke
Thoughts: Night Tide is the second book in my friend’s Seal Cove romance series. I loved the first book, Spindrift, a lot, and expect to love this one too!

Album & Prompt: folklore/evermore | A duology
What I’m reading: The Feverwake duology by Victoria Lee
Thoughts: This has come highly recommended by my friend Lexi, and I think I’ll really enjoy it!

Also, ICYMI: I started a Booktube channel! I’ve only made a couple of videos so far, but I’m hoping to establish a regular upload schedule in the next month or so!

My most recent upload – Booktube Newbie Tag!



Sapphic September Launch

Hello and welcome to Sapphic September! I decided to kick things off with my first ever Booktube video, in which I go over my very ambitious TBR for the readathon! 


My TBR for the month (from top to bottom):
Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal by Anna Whateley⠀
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers⠀
Escaping Exodus by Nicky Drayden⠀
Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins⠀
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar⠀
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell & Mariko Tamaki⠀
The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth⠀
The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett⠀
The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska⠀
Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron⠀
The Music & The Mirror by Lola Keeley⠀
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capette & Cory McCarthy⠀
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust⠀
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson⠀
Not pictured: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth, Iron Heart by Nina Varela ⠀

Also, check out these TBRs that include Sapphic September from some awesome bloggers and Booktubers Will update to include new links as needed 🥰)

I’ve also created a Discord server for the readathon, so feel free to join us there if that’s your jam!



Sapphic September Readathon & Photo Challenge

Introducing #SapphicSeptember, a month long readathon & photo challenge celebrating sapphic representation in books! 

The Sapphic September bingo card includes 16 reading prompts, but to keep things as fun and stress free as possible, I’m adding a bit of a twist – in addition to reading, you can also fulfill a bingo prompt by posting a photo of a sapphic book that fits it! Obviously, the aim of any readathon is to encourage participants to read more books, but 2020 has been an incredibly hectic and stressful year for many people. I’ve included this additional option in hopes it will allow more people to participate however much they want or are able to.

Additionally, I know ten days (can you believe August is almost over already?! I can’t) isn’t much notice to plan for a month-long readathon. With that in mind, I tried to keep the prompts broad and open ended, so that (hopefully) everyone will be able to fulfill at least some of the prompts with books they already have on hand!

Without further ado, the prompts: 

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To help those using screen reader technology: The bingo card is 4 x 4. I’ve listed the prompts below by row, from left to right.

Row 1:
✨ Myth or Fairytale Retelling
✨ Indie or Small Press Author
✨ Adult Book if you usually Read YA, and vice versa (YA if you usually read Adult)
✨ Backlist Title (Published in 2018 or earlier)

Row 2:
✨ Enemies or Rivals to Lovers 
✨ Group Read: Iron Heart by Nina Varela (Out September 8th)
✨ Let a friend choose your read (or post a poll and let your followers choose!)
✨ Contemporary Romance

Row 3:
✨ Format you read the least (ie. audiobooks, ebooks, physical books, etc)
✨ New or New to You Author
✨ Has Been on Your TBR Too Long
✨ By a Sapphic Literary Icon (This is open to interpretation, and I would absolutely accept queer coded classics like Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier for this prompt!)

Row 4: 
✨ Quick Reads: Novella or Graphic Novel
✨ Historical Fiction/Romance
✨ Opposites Attract
✨ Sci-fi/Fantasy (or other Speculative Fiction) with an F/F Romantic Subplot

A Note on Inclusivity:
For the purposes of this readathon, sapphic is defined as:
“An adjective for a female-aligned person who feels romantic or sexual attraction to female-aligned people. This applies to female-aligned people who are not only lesbians, but also bisexual, pansexual, etc.”

I feel like I shouldn’t have to say this, but I’ve been on the internet long enough to know that I do: Do not use this readathon as a vehicle to be a bigot or intolerant asshole. No TERFs allowed. Also, non-binary people and characters can be sapphic if they say they are and I will not tolerate any nonsense claiming otherwise.

Anyway, I might be forgetting some things, so don’t hesitate to contact me via Instagram or Twitter if you have any questions or need recommendations on sapphic books to fit the prompts! I’m super excited to be hosting this readathon, and I’d love it if you’d join us!