Yesterday is the start of Ghibli-a-Thon, a Studio Ghibli themed read-a-thon starting today (June 10-June 16) So I’d like to share my TBR. You can find out more by following their Twitter account here.
Also since it’s Pride I picked out a few books that featured some queer representation.
POM POKO: READ THE GROUP BOOK
This is the group read and I’m very excited to read this one. I’m also going to listen to the audiobook. I love the movie as well so I might have to watch that after I read this.
WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE: CHOSEN FAMILY
One of the most anticipated books of 2019 for basically everyone. I’ve heard phenomenal words about this book and I can’t wait to be apart of that. This of course is a book that features a non-binary protagonist who is queer.
FROM UP ON POPPY HILL: YA ROMANCE
This sounds like the cute queer YA rom-com I’ve been wanting to read. This has is set at an amusement park and I love to read about characters getting summer jobs. Also there’s bi rep!
THE CAT RETURNS: PORTAL FANTASY
I’ve had this since it was released last year and I can’t believe I haven’t gotten around to reading it. This has some elements of portal fantasy but is more about the two characters leaving the portal world and facing the real world problems.
PORCO ROSSO: A CHARACTER UNDER A CURSE
I believe this book features a family curse, so that of course would effect Rosa herself. This is one of my most anticipated as well, and I found out the other day that this has bi rep so I’m here for it.
LAPUTA: A BOOK ON FRIENDSHIP
I’ve had my eye on this one for a while because it has murder and an odd friendship between the murderer’s daughter and the victim’s son. Also both of the characters are queer (although I’m not positive on what they identify as).
Wish me luck! – Sav
This June, I’m participating in a Read-A-Thon based on the MCU called Marvel-A-Thon created by jamieshelves. Click here to read more about this if you want to join in and find out about the basic info such as when it starts and ends + what rules there are!
I love the MCU, even though I have some issues with it here and there, I still enjoy the most of the movies and the characters. I recently saw Infinity War in theaters and it was great but of course if you know how it ends, let’s just say “I don’t feel so good”.
Also this will be my first ever Read-A-Thon, so I’m pretty stoked about that as well.
Iron Man: Read the first book in a series – Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
Hulk: Read a book with a green cover – Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Iron Man 2: Read a book that’s unpopular – A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith
Thor: Read a book that involves a myth or mythology – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Captain America: Read a book set or written in World War II – The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Avengers: Read a book with multiple perspectives – Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton
Iron Man 3: Read a book that will challenge you – The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Dark World: Read a book that involves siblings – Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr
Winter Soldier: Read a book where the main character is a villain – Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
Guardians of the Galaxy: Read a book involving the 80’s – My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
Age of Ultron: Read a book involving an AI in some way – PASS
Ant-Man: Read a book involving a heist or thieves. – City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
Civil War: Read a book about a rivalry or enemies – To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Doctor Strange: Read a book that involves medicine in some way – PASS
GOTG: Volume 2: Read a book set in or involving space – Saga Volume 2 by Bryan K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Spider-Man: Read a YA book involving secrets in some way – Grit by Gillian French
Thor: Ragnarok: Read a popular book – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Infinity War: Read a book that fulfils multiple challenges – Vicious by V.E. Schwab (The Avengers + Winter Soldier + Civil War)
Black Panther: Read an ownvoices book with a black main character – Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
Captain Marvel: Read a book with a female mc – The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
The Avengers 4: Read a book you don’t know anything about – Saints & Misfits by S.K. Ali