#DAReadathon Sign Up Post + TBR

When I heard the Aentee (Read At Midnight), aka Queen of Readthons, was hosting the DA ReadAThon – a readathon based specifically around diversity, I knew I had to sign up! You can find the original post here (sign ups are open until the end of December).  This is effectively going to be my sign up post and my TBR in one!


So Aentee made these cute little ID cards to customise and of course I was going to join in on the fun! Obviously, RAVENCLAW REPRESENT because they’re the best house. Deal with it.



The readathon is based off 7 prompts – each one related to a different diverse book of your choosing. Although I’m not entirely sure if I can read 7 books in January, here’s my ambitious TBR anyway!

1. Expecto Patronum: Read a diverse book featuring an issue of personal significance to you or a loved one.

Written in the StarsWritten in the Stars

Aisha Saeed 

Arranged marriage is still a very real and common tradition in many South Asian cultures (myself being of Sri Lankan descent) and although the majority of them aren’t overtly negative, I am still really intrigued to read Written in the Stars, which follows Naila as she is thrown into an unwanted marriage. It sounds like a heartbreaking and engrossing read and I can’t wait to pick it up!

2. Expelliarmus: Disarm your own prejudices. Read a diverse book featuring a marginalised group you don’t often read about. 

When The Moon Was OursWhen the Moon Was Ours

Anna Marie Mclemore 

I think I’ve only read one other book with a transgender MC and so When The Moon Was Ours, which features a Pakistani transgender boy, was the perfect candidate for this prompt. The concept and the story sound so beautiful and I’m so excited to read a diverse magical realism story as well, as I have read exactly zero before.

3. Protego: Protect those narratives & keep them true. Read an #OwnVoices book for this prompt

History Is All You Left MeHistory Is All You Left Me

Adam Silvera 

To be perfectly honest, the reason I want to read this book so much is because the pre-release reviews have been insane. Also people are experiencing emotional breakdowns left, right and centre on Goodreads and I want to know WHY.

4. Reducto: Smash that glass ceiling. Read a book that empowers women from all different walks of life.

We Should All Be FeministsWe Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I think people honestly forget the “feminism” doesn’t always equate “intersectional feminism”. All women face a disadvantage in many areas of the world but those women who are part of a minority or are marginalised have it tougher. I am so excited to read this short and hopefully watch the Ted Talk it was inspired by as well!

5. Impedimenta: Read a diverse book that’s been left unread on your TBR for far too long!

Salt to the SeaSalt To The Sea

Ruta Sepetys

If you guys saw my #DiversityDecBingo TBR, you would have seen that this book made an appearance on that as well. By the way this month is going, I don’t think I’m going to get it read so hopefully it happens next month (because it has been on my TBR for wayyyyy too long).

6. Stupefy: Read a diverse book that has stunned the internet with all its well-deserved hype.

More Happy Than NotMore Happy Than Not

Adam Silvera

And we have another Adam Silvera book on the list because it’s kind of a tragedy that I haven’t read his book(s) yet – especially since More Happy Than Not seems like it is universally loved by the majority of people who have read it. Can’t wait to get hit in the feels with this one!

7. Lumos: Read a diverse book that was recommended by one of your fellow book bloggers. 

A Tale for the Time BeingA Tale For The Time Being

Ruth Ozeki 

This book comes recommended by Aentee and was actually one that I already had sitting on my TBR. The dual perspective of this book was what drew me to it initially and it sounds like a great and powerful story overall.

That’s it for my #DAReadAThon TBR! Let me know if you’re participating and what you plan to read!

Until next time,


Posted in: TBR

13 thoughts on “#DAReadathon Sign Up Post + TBR

  1. Read Diverse Books says:

    Welcome to team Ravenclaw, Jananee! I’m 1000% sure that we are going to rule this readathon 😉

    Excellent, choices!! We Should All Be Feminists is a perfect addition and will make completing the prompts much more doable. I’ve already made my sign-up post, but realized that I have too many long novels and not enough graphic novels or super short books. But thankfully, my TBR is very loose and very likely to change. haha.

    I’m so excited for DAReadathon. There’s nothing like a community-wide event to help me chip away at my massive TBR. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • headinherbooks says:

      Ravenclaws are the best team anyway so I’m happy to be apart of it 😉 Yeah, I always make TBRs and then am so bad at sticking to it so this one is likely going to change 😂 I am definitely going to try to pick up We Should All Be Feminists though because it sounds fantastic (and also short 🙈)


  2. bookwormgirls123 says:

    This readathon looks so amazing; I hope you enjoy it!
    Yes, More Happy Than Not will be an avalanche of tears. Be sure to stock up on tissues. I mean, at least ten boxes. I can’t wait to read History is All You’ve Left Me, hopefully you like it! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. aentee @ read at midnight says:

    Yayyyy welcome to Ravenclaw, my love <3! I am so excited to see you in the Room of Requirement 😉 I am so excited to see you'll be reading both When The Moon Was Ours and A Tale For The Time Being, both made my favourite list of 2016! I hope you'll love them as much as I did.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sofia @ Bookish Wanderess says:

    I just joined this readathon and I’m really excited! I’m also a ravenclaw, so we will be in the same team. Yay! For the book with a marginalised group you don’t often read about, I also chose a book about a trans person. I have seen that’s a common choice for most people participating in this readathon, it’s bad that not a lot of people read books with trans characters, but it’s good that this readathon is pushing people to read more of those books.

    I’m adding When the Moon was Ours to my tbr, it sounds amazing. I hope you read all the books on your list! I think the books I chose were way too long and I won’t make it, but I’ll try!

    Sofia @ Bookish Wanderess

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s