June TBR // Olympic Games Readathon and Pride Month reads

Since it is Pride Month, I have pointed out the books with LGBTQ+ representation in them (in case you’re looking for some extra books to add to your Pride Month TBR, there is a list at the bottom of this post).

I have marked the the books with LGBTQ+ rep with *.

For #ownvoices LGBTQ+ books I have put **.

If you have any #ownvoices Queer YA Fantasy recommendations, please let me know in the comments!

Click here to see a full list of YA books featuring LGBTQ+ characters.

There are 3 books I have to read this month which I chose from the First Chapter challenge I did.

  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

The readathon I am participating in was created by Ishi Time. It is a Percy Jackson readathon called the Olympic Games Readathon! Go watch her video here.

For this readathon I chose Ares as my patron god.

Here are the Prompts and my options for each prompt:

~ Ares is quick to jump into battle without analysing the situation. Read a book you don’t know much about.

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst **

~ Read a book with a red cover.

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody **

And I Darken by Kiersten White *

~ Read a book that belongs to a series in which an epic battle takes place.

The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan*

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

~ Read a book featuring a morally grey character.

And I Darken by Kiersten White *

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell *

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman **

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody **

~ As her lover, Ares spends a lot of time with Aphrodite. Complete a prompt that honours her.

Read a book with a cover you think is beautiful OR Read a book with a strong, independent, female main character (which is basically any books on my TBR).

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst **

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Advanced Challenges

~Monster Fighting (Book featuring a magical creature)

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell *

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

~Capture the Flag (Most anticipated book)

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

LGBTQ+ TBR

A list of YA fantasy books with LGBTQ+ rep that are on my TBR:

#ownvoices LGBTQ+ book = **

Author: Gizelle Iworth

I am currently studying Psychology and English at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

3 thoughts

  1. Love this post! I highly recommend Dread Nation by Justina Ireland. I read it last year after completely ignoring it and was kicking myself for not jumping on it faster! It also has ACE representation in one of the main characters and I believe it’s mentioned a few times that another main character is bi. Because it’s written in the mid/late 1800s modern identity language isn’t there but the representation is definitely there!

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