October TBR and Asexuality Awareness Week

Normally, I don’t do TBRs. I’m 100% a mood reader. This is because, at any given moment, there are about 200 books I want to read at the moment, and the only way I can think of to choose between them is to ask myself, “Okay, what is my brain telling me right this very moment?” or sometimes if I’m feeling responsible, “Okay, what ARCs should I try to read and review before the release date?”

But this month, I’m going to try to stick to a TBR. I have a reason for this.

Asexuality Awareness Week is October 19-25. This is important to me because I identify as asexual, and I don’t see my sexual orientation a whole lot in the books I read. So this month, I’m going to to try to read as many asexual books as possible, and somewhere around the 25th, I’m going to do a post discussing the asexual representation in the books.

Ace Books TBR

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Ultraviolet and Quicksilver by R.J. Anderson
Clariel by Garth Nix
The Posterchildren: Origins by Kitty Burroughs
Veiled by Eka Waterfield
Dust by Elizabeth Bear
The Fire’s Stone by Tanya Huff
The Beast of Callaire by Saruuh Kelsey
Lunaside by J. L. Douglas
Make Much of Me by Kayla Bashe

Obviously, that is A LOT of books, especially considering that I have lots of other non-ace books I want to read this month, both new releases (Through the Dark! The Sword of Summer! Shadows of Self!) and things I’ve had backlisted for a painfully long time. I’m also so behind on the ARCs I got from ALA, and I got approved for my #1 most anticipated release of 2016 on Edelweiss two weeks ago and haven’t started it yet, which tells you a lot about how not on top of my reading game I am. (Whatever. I read 32 books in August, so I’m allowed to slack a little.) I also have classes, am planning an alumni brunch and trying to get a student organization off the ground, and am about to start rehearsals.

Basically, what I’m saying is that I’m probably not going to get through all the books I listed. But I will try! If nothing else, I hope this post has made you aware of the various asexual books that exist in the world, and that I can encourage you to try and read some in the future.


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