Monday 29 February 2016

#Weirdathon Sign up and TBR!

I saw Julianne post about the month - long Weirdathon a while back and was intrigued but thought it probably wasn't my kind of thing because I don't read that much weird stuff, but then I looked again and she defines weird as "anything that's weird to you" and so I thought I could probably pull together a list (and maybe use it as an excuse to purchase some more books for me, because I still haven't got over that whole 9 months without buying books thing) and here we are!

I have the Re-Readathon (10 days for re-reading everything you want to re-read but never get time to - come join us!) happening at the end of the month so this TBR is probably (definitely) wildly overambitious but what would a reading event be without me making a wildly ambitious TBR pile? A non-event, that's what. Some of this list are books I already own and some are ones that I added from Julianne's posts of weird books she's read. I'm sure I'll add to the list as the month goes on and I see other people reading awesome books!

Diving Belles by Lucy Wood *
Boy Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi *
The City and the City by China Mieville *
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov *
St Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell *
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn (library hold)
Black Hole by Charles Burns
Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann (library hold)
You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman
Allll the Murakami stuff, but particularly 1Q84 since I actually own it. Might hit up Laura for some recommendations too. *
Possibly Saga: Volume 4 because I want an excuse to buy it.
The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley
Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link *
The Character of Rain by Amelie Northumb
The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kaufman (library hold)

and crossover with the Re-readathon...
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Peter Pan by J.M Barrie
Little Old Mrs Pepperpot by Alf Proysen

Additions (from browsing other people's TBR stacks)
What Is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
The Serial Garden by Joan Aiken

I am so excited for this event and I think I'll be kicking off with Diving Belles which is beautiful and which I received from my OTSP Secret Sister this month. I hope I get a lot of reading done, because this list is the most exciting one I've made for a while! Come and be weird with us - sign up at Outlandish Lit!


  1. Happy Weirdathon! You have so many great and promising books on your list. Enjoy the event. :)

  2. I love this list so so so much!!