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IngidAThon 2020 TBR!

Hi, friends!! What’s this, me posting somewhat consistently?? Don’t get used to it because it most likely won’t stay this way, but who knows? Perhaps it will? Anyways, IndigAThon is a readathon hosted by Michelle and Brody which is dedicated to reading books from Indigenous authors during the month of November. I stumbled upon the twitter page for this readathon sometime during mid October and got so excited and immediately started planning out what I wanted to read, so let’s jump into some of the books I really want to read this month! I have been working hard to make sure I diversify my reading this year but I noticed I had still not read that many books by Indigenous authors and while that is not acceptable in the slightest, I am going to do my best moving forward to be more cognisant of that and this readathon seemed like a great place to start.

Prompt- Intersectionality: Book: Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

I am so excited to read this one, I have only read one Rebecca Roanhorse book (Race to the Sun) but I really loved it and I have seen so many people giving this book five stars and raving about it, I can’t wait. Kae (one of my sweetest mutuals, please check out their other content if you haven’t) did a whole video on it that made me even more excited. I have no idea if I will read this book first or what, but it is definitely in the running for first pick. I don’t have a physical copy of this available to me because my library hasn’t picked it up yet and I sadly can’t really afford adult hardcovers but I got the ebook and the audiobook (thanks to a sweet libro gift from my favorite, Brianna).

Prompt – New to You: Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

I was picking up two of my other holds for IndigAThon from the library and I wandered over to the YA section and saw this book, so I grabbed it too. I haven’t seen that much about it, but from the summary it seems like something I would really enjoy and may be a quicker read so I am planning to read this while I am still in the thick of things where school is concerned.

Prompt – Other Than 5CT: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

This is not my typical read and I am actually a giant baby when it comes to horror, but I am going to read this regardless because I have heard so many good things about it and I have gotten better at handling horror if I listen to it on audio and my library has the audiobook. I have no idea when I will read this, most likely on a weekend because that is when I read horror so I can watch a fluffy show if I get freaked out.

Prompt – Middle Grade: The Case of Windy Lake and The Case of the Missing Auntie by Michael Hutchinson

When I was looking up Indigenous books for younger readers I stumbled upon these and they seem like something the kids I nanny would like, so I got copies to read myself before passing onto them. Its an ambitious goal, but I am going to try and get the oldest to read at least one of these this month too because I know they have not had much exposure to Indigenous content outside of their school curriculum (which is, trust me, Not good so).

Prompt – Free Space: Between the Deep Blue Sea and Me by Lurline Wailana McGregor

This is another one I stumbled upon when building my TBR and I kept coming back to it, so I decided that was a sign to pick it up this month. I haven’t heard very much about it from people I know or follow, but there were lots of great reviews are articles about it that I found while researching so I am so excited.

Prompt – Buddy Read: Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

This will be a reread, but I am so excited to physically read this one this go round instead of just listening to the audiobook and I am even more excited to talk about it with my lovely best friend, Brianna. This is another one that I am excited to have a copy of to share with the kids I nanny, but it is probably still a tad bit above their reading levels so maybe I’ll try to get them to read it next year.

Prompt – Other than US: Coyote Tails by Thomas King

I have books not from North America on my radar that I want to try and get my hands on this month, but in case that doesn’t happen I am going to count this one from Canada. I have been wanting to read this since I saw Kayla from BooksandLala read it in one of her reading vlogs, but it also seems like a great read to read with the younger kids I nanny so I went ahead and ordered a physical copy. My plan is to read it sometime this week and then start reading it with them for their reading time next week.

Prompt – Group Book: Heartbeat Braves by Pamela Sanderson

This is the group book, so it is a given that I read it but I am still really excited about it. The summary looks super cute and there are three more books after it in this series, so I am hoping I love this one because if I do I will most likely go ahead and read them this month (or next month if I don’t get to them) because it is starting to be winter and during the winter I love snuggling up and reading romances so it just sounds perfect.

Prompt – Non-Bookish Media

I am not going to explicitly put anything here because there are so many things I have in mind that I don’t know which one to put, but I will talk about some of my ideas. I have been looking at some movies I might watch, I am pretty certain I am going to watch Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2014) and Boy (2010). I also want to dig into local Indigenous history so I will be researching the Monacan tribe, which is whose land I am currently residing on. I have found some websites I want to explore and am hoping I can find some books or other resources, but we’ll see what I can find.

Okay, friends! I think that is about it for today, but I want to hear from you! Are you reading any Indigenous lit this month? Any recommendations you want me to fit in for this readathon? Let’s chat in the comments!

4 thoughts on “IngidAThon 2020 TBR!

  1. So many books I haven’t heard of. I didn’t know that a Native romance novel is something I needed in my life until now!. The Only Good Indians was amazing, but it definitely freaked me out. Having something lighthearted to get you out of that weirdness is probably a good idea!

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