Hi guys! This is my first update on how the Gothtober readathon is going so far. This is my first time participating in a readathon and I’m really enjoying it. The Gothtober readathon is the perfect opportunity to read some books that have been on my tbr for forever as well as some arcs I need to review. Down below, you can see my picks for all the prompts! I did have to change some of them today because I just saw that some books had to be #OwnVoices!
I do need to say that I only recently saw that the prompts LGBTQ+ and Disability Rep both have an Own Voice Staple. So I changed two books in my prompt sheet.
For the LGBTQ+ prompt I first had The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen and I changed it to Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (The Faithless Hawk features a gay and bisexual character but I don’t know if Margaret Owen is an Own Voices author, so I decided to change my pick).
For the Disability Rep prompt I changed A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer to Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp.
I thought I had finished two books for this readathon, but turns out I only completed one prompt. I am staying motivated though!!!😊😊 So far I’ve read A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson and absolutely loved it! I will post my review on it next week. The reason I chose that book for the prompt Red is because it has read thread on the cover and I wanted to read a mystery book in October!
Currently, I’m reading The Young Elites by Marie Lu. I read the book a couple of years ago but never finished the series (which is honestly sad because Marie is my favorite author of all times). I do think I will appreciate the story more now since I’m older. The main character Adelina isn’t really a hero. That’s why I picked that book for the prompt Grey Morality.
Hopefully the next update will be a bit longer. I do think it’s important to follow the prompts and if the prompt says it has to be an #OwnVoices author I need to pick a book written by an Own Voices author! It’s that simple.