April Readathons TBR

You read that right – readathons PLURAL! I’m also going abroad this month, so I’m not going to push myself to get a bingo with both readathons (though that would be nice).

The first is A-Spec April:

Created by Jellyfable, this readathon runs from April 1st-14th. April 1-7 will be focused on reading Asexual books and April 8-14 will be focused on reading Aromantic books. Books focused on AroAce characters can be read during either week!

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I am going to try to read:

Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman – A-spec character of colour, released in last 12 months, readathon group book

Chameleon Moon (maybe) by RoAnna Sylver – two or more a-spec characters in the same book, a book recommended to you

An Unexpected Invitation by Ceillie Simkiss – indie/self-published author, novella or short story

The second readathon is the Autistic Pride Month reading bingo created by Becca @ beccasbookrealm. This will be going throughout April.

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On the Edge of Gone by Corrine Duyvis – ownvoices representation, queer author or representation

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – author of colour, queer author or representation

The Boy Who Steals Houses by C. G. Drews – ownvoices representation

The Prince and Her Dreamer by Kayla Bashe – queer author or representation, indie or self-published

Chameleon Moon and An Unexpected Invitation also have autism representation or are written by autistic authors.

Do you have any suggestions for other books with ace, aro, or autistic characters? Let me know!

 

4 thoughts on “April Readathons TBR

  1. lunaraeron says:

    If you’re a fan of epic fantasy, highly recommend City of Spires by Claudie Arseneault. Sprawling cast of characters and several are aspec to my recollection, though Nevian is my precious one; second book he questions his romantic attraction per author (only read bk1 myself so far)

    Also by Claudie Arseneault is Baker Thief, fat bigender aro Thief and cis f ace-spec cop develop QPR. Ownvoices and Claudie’s goal, if you will, was to use familiar romance tropes and subvert them with aspec characters.

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    1. lunaraeron says:

      Oh, and for autistic books, I loved A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert. She’s an OV author and I think most of the Ravenwood series has autistic women, though AGLH is only confirmed on page.

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  2. Lydia Tewkesbury says:

    Oooh this is a great selection! I only don’t think I’ve ever read a book with an AroAce character, so I should probably delve into that TBR myself. The only character I can think of off the top of my head in Todd off Bojack Horseman – obviously not a book.

    Love Corrine Duyvis! A while back I was trying to find some books for my brother, who is autistic, and mentioned wanting to read more books about/by autistic people and she was one of the first authors suggested to me. He loves her!

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