#ReadProud: Week 4!

Thanks to the outpouring of support for #ReadProud, I'm starting a different blog post for each week to keep things a little bit more organised. You can read about the overall structure of the event here. You can also find out about the prizes there! 

Remember, each week there are two categories. Participating in one category and reading one book per week makes you eligible for the Silver Prize Draw. Participating in both categories and reading two books (or more!) per week makes you eligible for Gold Prize Draw!

For your book to count towards the draw, you have to leave a review on GoodReads and at least one retailer website. If you're not comfortable posting reviews, you can still participate, but unfortunately you won't be eligible for a prize draw. Leave links to your reviews in the comments for the Week!




Category A:  GAY YA

What I'll Be Reading: We Are the Ants by Shawn David Hutchinson

Bender by Gene Gant

Suggested Titles: 

JERKBAIT by Mia Seigert 


DAGGER by Steven dos Santos

BOY MEETS BOY by David Levithan

FJORD BLUE by Nina Rossing


Category B: WILDCARD 

Surprise me. Surprise us all. As long as it's LGBTQIA. I'd LOVE people to bring forward some terrific Asexual, Bisexual and Non-binary books. 


1) Jerkbait … Jamie

2) Bender … Julia 

3) False Hearts … Julia

4) We Are the Ants … Bhavya 

5) Bender … Laura

6) Waiting for the Flood … Laura

7) None of the Above … Nicole

8) Boy Meets Boy … Serena

9) Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe … Rebecca

10) Symptoms of Being Human … Nina

11) Fun Home … Becky

12) We Awaken … Jamie 

13) Daybreak Rising … Jamie 

14) Wonders of the Invisible World … Serena

15) Five Stages of Andrew Brawley … Chasia

16) Noble Falling … Chasia

17) Out on Good Behavior  … Rebecca

18)  Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda … Bhavya

19) Jerkbait … Bhavya

20) Alex as Well … Bhavya

21) One Man Guy … Amber

22) This Song is Not For You … Amber

23) Strong Signal … Lauren

24) Simon Vs … Bogi

25) Half Bad … Meredith

26) A Distant Soil … Meredith

27) Freakboy … Bogi

28) None of the Above … Michelle



27 thoughts on “#ReadProud: Week 4!

  1. I finished…

    Week 4: Category B (Wild Card)
    WE AWAKEN by Calista Lynne https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1673984417 which has asexual characters


    Week Three Category A?Speculative F/F and it checks off a whole lot of the other weeks…
    DAYBREAK RISING by Kiran Oliver https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1586727204

    I’m trying to get in Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin before the end of the month BUT I’m officially COMPLETED the challenge! With at least one book per category! 🙂 Thanks for hosting this Julia!

    1. I finished a couple more books! I am working on MORE HAPPY THAN NOT right now but I don’t want to forget to post about these ones in case I don’t finish it before the end.

      I read:
      Week Four: Category B (Wild Card) [gender fluid]
      SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN by Jeff Garvin: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1423817509

      Week Four: Category A Gay YA
      No Holding Back by Kate Evangelista: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1676405655

      I’m working on the Amazon review of Symptoms now but I can’t post a review of NHB until it comes out in October 🙁 sorry 🙁

  2. Can’t believe week 4 is here and almost gone already! I wish I could do something themed like this every month – it’s helped knocked a few books off that were pretty high up in my TBR and keep getting pushed down in favor of ARCs or shinier/newer books.

    I cannot thank you enough for hosting such a wonderful, thoughtful reading event! xoxoxoxo

    Category A – The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

    Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R37U8VME0UOCW0?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl
    Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1205130324?book_show_action=false

    Category B – Noble Falling by Sara Gaines

    Amazon -https://www.amazon.com/review/R1XT8TGWUI6Z0L/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009R1SOM4&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=133140011&store=digital-text
    Goodreads -https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1524294428?book_show_action=false

  3. Week 4:
    Category A:

    GR review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1371828620
    Amazon review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RA9QJLB0JN9SM/

    Category B:
    JERKBAIT by Mia Siegert
    GR review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1569797008
    Amazon review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1E2R7O88FWYTN

    ALEX AS WELL by Alyssa Brugman
    GR review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1650904047
    Amazon review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3SCH68AZN70OR/

  4. Category A: Half Bad by Sally Green
    Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1651865411
    Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/review/R169ZGQ0YMTMD7

    Category B: A Distant Soil: The Gathering by Colleen Doran
    Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1679367794
    Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/review/R3IBNC0USR1JNO

    As always, I’m also posting all my reviews on my blog: https://meredithakatz.wordpress.com/category/reviews/

    Thank you so much for organizing this ReadProud event, Julia. It’s been a really great pleasure to get to read so many things in such wide and varied categories.

  5. Gay YA:
    Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli –
    + amazon: (this one is not approved yet, I’ll post the link later IY”H)

    Wildcard (to say which category this book belongs to would be a spoiler o.O )
    Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark –
    + amazon: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1ZG4CIZHAGR2S/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0374324727

    I read a few more QUILTBAG books this month I did not review for the challenge too, I’m a bit behind on reviews. I especially liked the Beyond comics anthology edited by Sfé R. Monster and Taneka Stotts.

    I also made a Goodreads shelf for my challenge reads:

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