Hey there, everyone! Long time, no see. I’m sorry about leaving you all on read, essentially. this past semester was super busy, what with graduating and my thesis and grad school applications. Even with everything, though, I didn’t see myself taking a three-month hiatus. But! I’m back now and (hopefully) better than every. We’re just going to start off slow for now: a good ol’ TBR for the month. However, this isn’t just a regular TBR; it’s also the TBR for the Biblio Games, a month-long readathon I’m participating in this month. You can find more information about the readathon on their Twitter page! While I have books specifically for that, because it has different “classes”, I also have a stack that isn’t for the readathon in particular. Without further ado, let’s get into it!
Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
I remember reading this back when I was in middle school, but I completely forgot what happened. Pretty sure it was gore-y, though, which is what I’m in the mood for at the moment. I mean, a horror re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood? Yes, please.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
My friend Kai is going to be so happy that I’m reading this. It’s one of their favorite books. Another book I remember reading in middle school but forgot what happened. I still remember liking it, though. Hopefully, it’s as good as I remember!
Brace Face by Shawn David Hutchinson
I remember seeing this on Twitter, here and there, and I recognized the cover when I saw it in the library. I don’t know if I’m ready to read it, but it’s Pride Month this month. It comes with a page/chapter about the content warnings, which I really appreciate.
Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
…Half of this TBR is just me going, “Look, a book I read before but can’t remember!” But now we have an added component: I only read, like, halfway through this one, if that. I think 13-year-old me was thrown off by the steampunk-ish aspect, if I remember the book correctly. But here I am, giving it another try!
The Story of Lizzy and Darcy by Grace Watson
Now we’re getting into the books specifically for the readathon! This one is for gym class: a format that I usually don’t read. I bought the eBook for cheap (or got it for free — I don’t remember) a couple years ago. It was an impulse buy for sure: I rarely read eBooks because I don’t have an e-reader. But I couldn’t not buy it: it’s a Pride and Prejudice f/f retelling. Can’t wait to get into it!
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
This was for Mission Strategy: a non-fiction book. I’ve had this book for a few years, and I’m intrigued. I love learning about the work of the Black Panthers, and I am excited to learn about Malcolm X’s life.
Check, Please!: #Hockey, Vol. 1 by Ngozi Ukazu
I saw this at Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago, and I fell in love. This is the gay sports graphic novel I didn’t know I needed, but here we are. It also falls under the Hero Support class, as a graphic novel.
Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee
I read this last year, and loved it (here’s my review). I’m re-reading it both because it is the homeroom (group read) book for the Sidekicks, and because I want to before I get to Not Your Villain. It will be just as fun as the first time — this is such a good book!
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
It’s about time I re-read this. Already read Six of Crows three times. And now I get to also use it as part of the readathon: lunch time, or a book with a satisfying ending. And the more I sit on it, the better I feel about Crooked Kingdom‘s ending. It just feels right to me, ya know?
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
I’ve been meaning to re-read Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and it looks like I get to do it, starting this month! This one’s for the Comedic Relief class: a book with a funny side character. With all of the sass Rick Riordan puts into his books, this would be a perfect book!
And that’s that! My June/Biblio Games TBR! I hope you all enjoyed it, and let me know what books you’re planning to read this month! Are you taking part in the Biblio Games, or any other readathon?
Until next time~
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