I’m super excited for July because I’m participating in Transathon this month!! This is a readathon hosted by Ocean @ Oceans of Novels, where the goal is to read as many books as possible by trans authors!
I’m especially excited for this because Pride month has been filled with transphobia, especially online, and I’m very ready to immerse myself in all the trans books.
I made a TBR based on the Transathon bingo prompts that you can see below. I’m hoping to read one book for each prompt, but you probably know by now how bad I am at sticking to TBRs, so we’ll see what I end up reading!
A Book Written By a Trans Woman
The first book on my TBR is Meat Market by Juno Dawson. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Clean, but I do still have high hopes for this one, and who knows, if I like it, I might have to give Clean a second chance! I’m hoping to also get to Wonderland, which is sort of a sequel to this.
A Book Written By a Non-Binary Person
For this prompt, I’m reading a memoir that I actually wanted to get to during Pride month: Sissy by Jacob Tobia. I think this was a pick for Enby Book Club at some point, which put it on my radar, and it sounds amazing!
A Book Written By a Trans Man
I did a ton of research and I really only came up with a couple of trans male authors, which is a PROBLEM. I’m really sad about the lack of books by trans men, because I really need to read about trans guys for personal reasons… So if you have any recommendations (Own Voices ONLY!), please please please let me know!!
I did however find out that I already had an eARC by a trans guy: Just Like That by Cole McCade. I’ve also heard really good things about this book, so I can’t wait to read it!
A Book With a Trans MC
I remember putting this book on a (much) earlier TBR, so it’s time to finally read Dreadnought by April Daniels (hopefully!!).
A Non-Fiction Trans Book
For the non-fiction book, I might just go with Sissy as well. But I do have a Netgalley title for this prompt: Non-Binary Lives, which sounds very interesting – I always try to request the trans non-fiction books that look good.
A Book With a Non-Binary MC
It turns out I have a lot of Netgalley titles that are suitable for this readathon! For this prompt, I’m hoping to read Ciel by Sophie Labelle. I haven’t actually seen a lot of hype surrounding this book – I just found out about it through Netgalley, but it sounds very cute!
A Book With Multiple Trans Characters
My plan is to read The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang for this prompt, OR An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon, but the thing is: I still need to buy those first. So I might also end up reading Ciel for this prompt, as the synopsis states that it has multiple trans characters as well.
A Book With the Word Trans In the Title
For this prompt, I also have a Netgalley title: Trans and Autistic. I already said I request most non-fiction books about being trans that sound good, but I especially looove to read non-fiction about the intersection between being trans and being autistic, because I’m both. I’ve actually read multiple books about this already, and I’m excited to read another one!
A Graphic Novel With a Trans Character
I recently bought a book that’s perfect for this prompt: The Deep and Dark Blue by Niki Smith.
Are you participating in this readathon? What are you planning to read this month?
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