I am so excited to announce this SO lettuce have a drum roll please (sorry, I couldn’t resist)
OKAY: here we go: I AM HOSTING A QUEER READATHON IN 2020!! The name of the readathon is the Here & Queerathon 2020, and will focus on reading books by queer authors and/or with queer representation. It will run for the entirety of 2020, from January 1-December 31, 2020.
*Note: I am using “queer” as an umbrella term for many different sexualities and identities, including, but not limited to, asexual, aromantic, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, genderqueer/fluid/nonconforming, etc. Basically, anything outside of straight and cis probably counts.
Here is some other information:
books that count
- books by queer authors
- books featuring queer representation not by queer authors
- books you START and FINISH in 2020 (books started in 2019 and finished in 2020 will NOT count)
- any backlist (2019 or before) and frontlist (2020) or ARCs by queer authors
- audiobooks count too!
- so do comics and graphic novels!
- and poetry!
- basically, if it’s written by a queer author and/or has queer representation, it counts!
how to join
- Announce your intention to join the Here & Queerathon on a social media platform of your choosing. This includes your blog, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, or anywhere you post on social media.
- Use the sign-up form to sign up.
- Follow @HQueerathon on Twitter for updates. Share your update posts and reviews here and DM with any questions about the readathon or whether books count.
- Use the hashtag #hereandqueerathon to discuss the reading challenge with the book community.
- Start keeping track of the books you read on this form.
more fun & notes
- There are no badges/levels for this challenge because I want it to be fun and low-key and for you not to feel pressured to read a certain number of books!
- Every month, I will post recommendations of what to read featuring titles releasing during the month featuring queer representation as well as some backlist recommendations. This will happen on the 2nd of every month.
to sum up
- Sign up here with the sign-up form
- Log your books read with this form
- Follow @HQueerathon on Twitter
- Runs January 1-December 31, 2020
- Only books by queer authors read completely in 2020 will count