Today I’m sahring my #DiverseAThon TBR for this read-a-thon that will be happening from this Sunday (22) to next Sunday (29). For more details definitely check the announcement!
This will be my first book for #DiverseAThon. I have heard amazing things about this but I still haven’t read it. I thought this would be a perfect time so I’m giving it an opportunity. I’m SO excited!
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
Second book in my TBR is Binti. I don’t know what this is about and I’m okay with that. I have seen it many times through January and different people talking about it so I’m giving it an opportunity.
Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.
Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti’s stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.
If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself – but first she has to make it there, alive.
Last book in my TBR is More Happy Than Not. I know it’s been a while since this came out but I still haven’t read it. Again, I have heard really great things about this book and author so I’m happy to finally be reading it.
In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving debut—called “mandatory reading” by the New York Times—Adam Silvera brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx.
In the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for 16-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again–but he’s still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he’s slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely.
When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron’s crew notices, and they’re not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can’t deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can’t stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is.
Why does happiness have to be so hard?
This is my TBR for this #DiverseAThon, I didn’t want to have many books in my TBR and maybe not finishing them. I’m quite sure I can read these and if I finish them and have time to start other books I’ll definitely do so.
Being honest I tried to find one book with LGBT protagonist, one with POC protagonist and lastly an #ownvoices book. Not sure if I did accomplish that with this TBR but I think they all get in for #DiverseAThon. I’m definitely excited about them and I’m finally reading two books I have had in my TBR forever!
Are you participating in #DiverseAThon? Do you have a TBR? Can you recommend me any #ownvoices books?