Hi everyone! It’s that time again – Sapphic Saturday!! Sapphic Saturday is a monthly 24-hour readathon hosted by the lovely Arin and Brittany and this month the readathon is on this Saturday, the 17th of October! I really enjoyed taking part last month so this month I decided to follow in the footsteps of Hsinju and do a little post sharing my TBR for the readathon, especially since this time there’s a bingo card (I always love bingo cards!)!
As I’ve been in a little bit of a reading slump recently, I figured this is the perfect time to smash out some smaller books! I also recently re-joined Scribd so I’ll be making the most of their audiobook and graphic novel collection to cross off as many of the squares as I can!
This is a super short novella that I’ve just been putting off for absolutely no reason other than I received an ARC after the publishing date so it wasn’t as high priority as some of the others! This is a sapphic novella that follows assistant editor, Evie, who uses magic to fine-tune important manuscripts. Unexpectedly, her girlfriend steals and leaks the manuscript of one of her most famous clients and Evie is exiled to journey with the Pack-Horse Librarians, but she doesn’t know the slightest thing about living out in the wilderness. This one needs read so I’m including it for some of the most basic prompts in the bingo card – read in your pyjamas (I almost always do!), read a book with a magical mc, read a novella or graphic novel, read at night, read a 2020 release, complete one book (lol).
Book 2: Wilder Girls by Rory Power
This is one that is on my October TBR and that I’m determined to read, plus it ticks off quite a few of the prompts! This is a quite gory horror and follows a group of girls stuck in a boarding school during a deadly Tox outbreak. I’m a big wimp when it comes to horror and I hate gore but I love spooky sapphic books so I’m making an effort to give it a go! It ticks off the following prompts – read more than 100 pages, read for an hour straight (easy peasy if I can get off Twitter!), read a spooky book, read a ya novel.
I’ve had my eye on Sarah Gailey’s writing for a while and this one is a super short (just under 4 hours) audiobook and it’s on Scribd! This follows Esther – a stowaway in a librarian’s book wagon escaping from her arranged marriage to a man who was previously engaged to Esther’s best friend, with whom she was in love and who was recently executed. This is a futuristic, queer Western that sounds right up my alley (is there a sapphic Western librarian theme going on today!) which also fulfils a couple of prompts – read a book by a trans or nonbinary author, read an own voices book, complete two books (hopefully!).
Book 4: Deadline by Stephanie Ahn
This is another sapphic novella that I’ve been putting off reading for ages, but it sounds perfect for Halloween! It follows a disgraced and exiled, BDSM-loving witch, and that’s all I know about it, but so many people seem to love it! I also think she might have something to do with being a detective? I’m not too sure! Anyway, this fulfils the read a book by a BIPOC author prompt!
I think I covered just about every prompt here! Obviously, some double up with other books on the list, so if I don’t get round to them all, I won’t be too disheartened! The only prompts I haven’t included are the post your TBR to Instagram or Twitter, which I’ll get round to nearer to the day, and read an enemies to lovers book, because it’s one of my least favourite tropes (although I will still be reading at least a chapter of Gideon the Ninth that day too, does that count?)! Let me know if you’re participating and what you’ll be reading!