Hello friends! Happy Monday! Today starts the Colors of Love readathon or the #CoLathon. In case you don’t know, the #CoLathon is a week long readathon centered around reading LGBTQIA+ books based on the meanings of the current pride flag. Hosted by @_everysecondbook, @readingrobby and @brittanysbooknook
If you saw my June TBR post at the beginning of the month then you know that I had a few of the prompts that I was undecided on. So, I’m here’s my official TBR for this week and the prompts that go along with each book.
Red – Life: Read a biography/memoir
For this prompt I have chosen Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman. This book is a series of poems, essays, comic strips, etc. that examine the nature of gender choice, identification, oppression and transgender experiences.
Orange – Healing: Read a book about heartbreak
For this prompt I chose Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler. This book is about a secret relationship between two women. It has a bad boy/girl trope as well. This book follows a pansexual main character who is promiscuous (in the best way) falling for sweet closeted southern lesbian. I mean, what’s not to love about that?! I’m really excited for this one! If you are interested in this one it is on sale for Kindle for $.99 this month only, so go snag this deal!
Yellow – Sunlight: Read a book about first love
For this prompt I chose Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I’m sure pretty much everyone has read this but in case you haven’t, this book follows a teen boy named Simon who is gay but hasn’t come out yet, and he is emailing this anonymous person that is also a teen that goes to the same school but is not okay with coming out yet. One day another kid finds all of Simon’s emails and blackmails him saying if Simon doesn’t put in a good word for him with this girl he likes, then he will post screen caps of their emails on the school’s tumblr page. And we follow the fallout from there. I really want to read this one and watch the movie so I’m super excited for it!
Green- Nature: Read a book that has elements of nature
For this I chose, Wild Beauty by Anna Marie McLemore. All I know about this is that there are witchy sisters that tend to gardens, they can grow flowers out of their wrists (?) and their’s a sapphic relationship (I think).
Blue- Harmony: Read a book with multiple POV’s
I chose Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde for this prompt. The first line from the synopsis says:
Three friends, two love stories, one convention: this fun, feminist love letter to geek culture is all about fandom, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself.
That sounds pretty good to me! Also, I hear that is has autism rep in this book, I’m super excited to read this one!
Purple – Spirit: Read a book with any pride color on the cover
For this I had previously bought Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman because I had it on my wishlist and I noticed that it was on sale for $1.99 last month, so I had to snag it! I chose it for this prompt. A little about this one, this is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera.
That’s my TBR for the Colors-of-Love-athon and this week.
What do you think of my TBR for this week? Are any of my choices for this readathon a favorite of yours? Will you be participating the in the Colors of Love readathon?