Note: Arin is credited for designing & making all of the graphics for Sapphic Saturday! Didn’t she do such a great job!?
This is the most excited I’ve ever been to make a post/announcement!
Sapphic Saturday’s are 24 hour readathons that I am now co-hosting with Arin @ Tomes of Our Lives. The name kind of explains it all: the readathons take place starting at midnight on predetermined Saturdays, and end at 11:59 PM the same night! The readathon is meant to boost sapphic reads, AKA female/female books!
These readathons will take place monthly (and occasionally bi-monthly) on dates that Arin and I will announce a couple of weeks beforehand. For our first readathon, we are going very simple: 24 hours, f/f reads, and no challenges! We are hoping to include challenges and/or themes in coming readathons, but we wanted this first one to be relaxed and fun.
So, now on to the fun part: announcing the date for our first readathon!
The first ever Sapphic Saturday Readathon is taking place on September 7th, 2019. We invite anyone and everyone who would like to participate to join in your timezone! We will be doing Twitter sprints, so make sure to follow our account to keep up with them: @sapphicsaturday. You are also welcome to use the hashtag #sapphicsaturdays to follow updates and contribute your own! Additionally, for those of you who enjoy sharing pictures & visuals of your progress during readathons, we will be creating a group Snapchat specifically for Sapphic Saturdays. Arin and I both really enjoy taking pictures for our readathons, so we thought this would be a fun way to incorporate that into it. Anyone who is participating will be invited to join the group!
Arin and I both will be making posts after the readathon of how it went (AKA, what we read, how much we read, visual details, etc) so we invite you to take part in that as well!
My Sapphic Saturday TBR
Honestly, this is a highly unrealistic TBR for 24 hours, but I’ve been holding off on tons of f/f reads lately to save for these readathons, so I’m super excited.
Annie on My Mind – Nancy Garden
I have had this book on my TBR for literal years so I figured it was time I finally get around to it. What better time than a sapphic readathon!?
These Witches Don’t Burn – Isabel Sterling
I have been really looking forward to listening to the audio for this since I found it available on Scridb. I saved it especially for this readathon and I am soooo excited to finally listen to it!
The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza – Shaun David Hutchinson
I’ve read pretty mixed reviews on this book, but I’m interested to see if I’ll enjoy it! In addition to the main character having a crush on a girl, she’s also supposed to apparently have some type of ability to heal/save the world. So, call me intrigued.
Girls of Paper and Fire – Natasha Ngan
My interest in this book is 100% based on the hype I’ve seen around it. That, and the fact that the cover is purple.
Like I said, it’s an unrealistic TBR and there’s pretty much zero chance I’ll read all of these, but I’m excited to try! Make sure to check out Arin’s announcement post to see what books she put on her TBR!
I really hope to see some of you participating and am stoked for September 7th!
Note: I had originally included Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbree on this list, but I had mixed it up with another book and was thinking it was a f/f rep book. It is not, however, and instead is recommended as a spectacular ace rep novel!