So today sparks the start of two readathons which will nicely wrap up my March reads for this month. The books I have chosen fit into both readathons, BorrowAThon and FemPowerAThon. BorrowAThon focuses on reading books borrowed from friends, family or a library so all of the books below are borrowed from Libraries NI in the form of eBook. FemPowerAThon focuses on book with a strong female character whilst also encompassing challenges such as book with an LGBTQ+ woman, a woman of colour, a woman with a mental illness or a woman in a position of power. I don’t think I will hit all of the challenges but I’m going to attempt to read at least 3 books that fit into these categories.
Gossip Girl –Cecily Von Ziegesar
You Know You Love Me – Cecily Von Ziegesar
All I Want is Everything – Cecily Von Ziegesar
The above books have two very dominant and strong female characters that use their wealth and beauty as a power to manipulate people into doing what they need them to. They probably aren’t the best characters for a FemPowerAThon but these books contain strong female characters despite how they use their strength. I started this series over the weekend and I can’t put it down so that coupled with the motivation from the readathon I hope to continue reading this series throughout the week.
The Letter Q – Sarah Moon
This book features an array of LGBT writers who have written letters telling their younger selves what they would have liked to know then about their lives as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgendered people. They lay themselves bare in honesty and through pictures and stories talk to their younger selves. This book does contain LGBTQ+ woman and some of my favourite authors in a strong and yet vulnerable situation so I am intrigued to read what they have written.
Carve the Mark – Veronica Roth
Crya’s brother uses her powers to torture his enemies even though it causes her pain. Yet she is powerful and smart outwitting her brother with her powers. I don’t know a lot about this book and I don’t want to as I’d rather leave the plot as a surprise while I read but from what I do know this book has a strong female character in a position of power so I can’t wait to get started. Not to mention I have enjoyed Veronica Roth’s writing before so I am immediately attracted to this book.
All of the above books have been borrowed from the library so I’m hoping these readathons will motivate me to read them before their return date.