So for the month of July, Meg (@ The Blue Eyed Demon) and I are hosting an exciting LGBTQ+ event, that’s going to be packed with readathons, chats, interviews, fun games and two special giveaways!
We wanted to organise this fun month to create awareness for all the LGBTQ+ books out there and the LGBTQ+ authors, and give a chance for people immerse themselves in the queer book community for an entire month!
Below is the schedule for the activities throughout the month:
1st of July - An exciting extract about Malec from the world of the wonderful Cassie Clare!
2nd - An interview with the talented blogger Sarah R. Hatch at writtenwordworlds.com !
3rd - Our first readathon! A choice between either Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli or Aristotle & Danté Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Ends of the 8th. More info down below!
5th - Interview with the wonderful Non Pratt!
6th - Interview with the fantastic Claire Hennessy!
7th - #LGBTQChat
8th - Our reviews of the readathon books.
9th - The Art of Being Normal extract!
11th - Interview with the superb Lisa Williamson!
13th - Interview with the incredible Moïra Fowley-Doyle!
14th - An extract from History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera.
15th - LGBTQ Bingo!
16th - Our second readathon! A choice between either Radio Silence by the phenomenal Alice Oseman or The Space Between by the amazing Meg Grehan! This will end on the 22nd!
17th - Interview with the exceptional Alice Oseman!
18th - Interview with the excellent Jessi at bibliojessi.wordpress.com !
20th - Spotlight on some of our favourite LGBTQ books!
21st - Interview with the marvellous Meg Grehan!
22nd - Our reviews of the readathon books!
24th - #LGBTQChat
25th - Our third and final readathon! A choice between either Spellbook of the Lost & Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle or The Last Beginning by Lauren James! This one ends on the 30th of July!
27th - Extract of Release by the admirable and wise Patrick Ness!
28th - Interview with the splendid Lauren James!
29th - Our favourite LGBTQ book characters!
30th - Our reviews of the readathon books!
31st - We announce the giveaway winner!
A bit about the readathons: For all three, there are two options for each. I’ll be choosing one of them and Meg will be choosing the other. It’s up to YOU to decide which one you want to read along with us! We’ll be uploading our reviews on our blogs also! Can’t wait!
Information for the giveaway! We are giving away two amazing books which we both love! A signed copy of History is All You Left Me by the amazing Adam Silvera! And an illustrated version of A Monster Calls by the incredible Patrick Ness. Both Meg and I have read these and they are tear-jerking, emotional rollercoasters and both are so incredibly written. More info to come on our twitter accounts so look out for that!
Hope to see you all taking part in July! Comment below what books you'll be choosing for our readathons!
Can you believe it's June already? Where does the time go, omg??
My lovely friend Meg tagged me in this a few days ago so I've decided to take a break from writing right now to write up this. I don't know a lot of blogs yet that I could tag so count yourself tagged if you're a blogger and reading this!
1. THE BEST BOOK YOU HAVE READ IN 2017?
Damn. That's a hard question because there has been so many good books. I would say either Lord of Shadows by the wonderful Cassandra Clare or Release by Patrick Ness because they're both brilliantly written. The plots are expertly done and their characters are just glorious.
2. BEST SEQUEL YOU'VE READ OF 2017 SO FAR?
Lord of Shadows by Cassie Clare!
3. NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN'T READ YET BUT WANT TO?
Like Other Girls by Claire Hennessy,
Truth or Dare by Non Pratt
and Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer.
4. MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF 2017?
It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne!!
5. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT?
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo.
6. BIGGEST SURPRISE?
The Great Gatsby!
7. FAVOURITE NEW AUTHOR?
ALICE OSEMAN (aka my queen, aka author of Radio Silence and Solitaire)
8. NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH?
Adam Thorn from Release, wow.
9. NEWEST FAVOURITE CHARACTER?
Starr Carter from The Hate U Give. She's so fierce and fabulous.
10. BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY?
History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera.
11. A BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY?
All About Mia by Lisa Williamson.
12. FAVOURITE BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION YOU HAVE SEEN IN 2017?
I don't think I have actually seen any....?
13. FAVOURITE REVIEWS YOU HAVE WROTE IN 2017 SO FAR?
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman. wHAT A BEAUTIFUL BOOK.
14. MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU HAVE BOUGHT THIS YEAR?
On the inside: Radio Silence by Alice Oseman.
On the outside: Wing Jones for its sprayed edges and my hardcover of Release.
15. WHAT BOOK DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THIS YEAR?
Tangle Weed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan (even though it's not out yet lmao)
It pains me to say that May was a terrible month for reading, as I only managed to finish 5 books. This was due to exams and the busy last month of school, with interviews and orals and homework. But now I'm finally finished and plan on reading so much over the Summer. As for my June TBR, I'm participating in the #RamadanReadathon so you can find what I'm going to read for this month here!
MAY WRAP UP
A sixteen-year-old book-lover from Ireland. Reviews will come as often as I finish a book, which is quite quickly, to be fair!