It’s February which means it is time for annual readathon F/F February! This month long readathon is run by Imi (@imireviewsbooks on Twitter) and Ellie (@faerieontheshelf) over at Beyond a Bookshelf, and it’s a readathon all about celebrating f/f books! There’s both a reading challenge bingo board and an Instagram challenge, and I’ll be doing both of these. There’s 9 reading prompts, but I’ve also chosen some extra books to switch in and out as I’m feeling very mood-ready this month. So without further ado, here’s my very rough TBR for February!
The bingo board and prompts
An F/F Contemporary, historical and/or romance
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus
An F/F book from 2020 or 2021 debut author
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
An F/F book featuring your favourite trope
The Unbroken by C.L Clark
An F/F audiobook, graphic novel, or multi-media story
A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine (okay slightly cheating with this prompt as I don’t have any audiobooks/graphic novels on hand, so I’m reading an ARC instead!)
An F/F backlist book
Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn
A re-read of a book you loved
The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling
An F/F sci-fi or fantasy
Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam
A sapphic ownvoices book
Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales
An F/F rec from a friend
Cantoras by Carolina de Robertis
And then here’s a few others I might switch the above out for, depending on my mood!
The Split by Laura Kay
Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang
Cherry Beach by Laura McPhee-Browne
Bestiary by K-Ming Chang
Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers (if my pre-order arrives before the end of Feb!)
Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M Danforth
I’m also wanting to fit in a reread of N.K Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy….sooooo there is not a chance I can fit all this in.
And that’s my (extremely optimistic) TBR for the month! There is no way I can read this many books, I think I’m going to struggle just to get the nine prompts completed as I’ve still got a lot of judging reading to do for the Aurealis Awards. But I’m giving myself lots of options! Have you read any of these? Which one do you think I should read first? Let me know in the comments!