It’s almost October! We’re going to ignore the fact that I haven’t updated this blog in more than 6 months, right? Thank you.
So…it’s almost October! Time to get spooky and read spooky. Now, I’m not really a fan of spooky/horror reads, so I had no plans to read spooky. But I still wanted to participate in a readathon this month, and lucky for me there are tons to choose from! The one I am going to participate in for October is Black-Oween-Athon, which was created by Bre, aka Loc’D Booktician (check out her announcement video here).
The purpose of this readathon is to shine the light on Black authors who write speculative fiction as well as other genres, which is definitely something that I can get behind! Reading diversely has been a consistent goal of mine but I will never say no to adding a fun twist to that goal. Below is my currently planned TBR for this readathon. These may change depending on whether I can get ahold of a copy, but for now this is what I’m going with.
A fantasy novel by a Black author
|A book by a Black trans, queer, or non-binary author|
A book that features Black mermaids/sirens
A mystery book by a Black author
A historical fiction novel by a Black author
A thriller by a Black author
A book that discusses intersectionality by a Black author
A book that includes a Black witch
Read a book by an underrated Black author
Read Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
So this is my current reading list for Black-Oween-Athon! Most of these books have been on my radar so I’m excited to finally get to them. Let’s hope they’re as good as I think they’re going to be!
Are you participating in any readathons in October? What are your reading plans? Let me know!