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#BecauseDragonsRAT readathon TBR

Hi guys! How are you? I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend! I don’t usually post TBR’s, since I’m a master at ignoring them. But I’m participating in a readathon this week and I’m so excited to read the books I’ve picked out, I’m pretty sure I’ll stick to this one.

#BecausedragonsRAT is readathon dedicated to reading fantasy books and this round takes place from March 5th-11th. There will be challenges, sprints and a giveaway. For details you can check out the Goodreads group or follow the creator Jordan@CallMeSensei over on Twitter or Instagram.

Since March 8th is International Women’s Day I’m making it my priority to read books by women this month and especially books by women of color. So my TBR this time is exclusively books by WoC:

363638609.jpgAkata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

A year ago, Sunny an American-born girl Nigerian girl, was inducted into the secret Leopard Society.  She began to develop her magical powers and learned she’d been chosen to lead a dangerous mission to avert an apocalypse, brought about by a terrifying masquerade. Now, stronger, feistier, and a bit older, Sunny’s studying with her mentor and struggling to unlock the secrets in her strange Nsibidi book. Eventually, Sunny knows she must confront her destiny. 

I read the Akata Witch during the first #BecauseDragonsRAT about a year ago, so reading the sequel during this one adds a nice bit of symmetry.

36215220 (1).jpgThe City of Brass by  S.A. Chakraborty

Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by: palm readings, zars, healings, are all tricks. But when she accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. 

I’ve wanted to read this book ever since it came out and was so happy mom got it for me for my birthday last month.

20560137 (1).jpgAn Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

When Laia’s brother’s arrested for treason, she makes a deal. Rebels will help her rescue her brother, in return she’ll risk her life to spy for them within the Empire’s greatest military academy. There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier and secretly, its most unwilling. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself. 

I doubt I’ll finish three books this week, but it’d be great to get to this one. It’s been on my tbr for a long time and it sounds amazing.


So those are my reading plans for the next few days! Have you read any of these books? Are you partaking in any readathons this month? What’s on your March TBR? Please let me know in the comments and happy reading!



12 thoughts on “#BecauseDragonsRAT readathon TBR

  1. I’ve never done a readathon before but I love fantasy and I’m already reading Heir of Fire so I’m interested in this

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  2. The only book on this list I read is An Ember in the Ashes – I read it when it was first released and I remember nothing now, that was a while ago – but I just started The City of Brass and it looks really interesting so far!

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  3. Ooo Im interested in joining this readathon. Yay Akata warrior is on your list, haven’t read that yet. I tend to read fantasy books that are also sci fi in a way, are those allowed in this readathon? For example, Zahrah the windseeker.

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  4. I keep seeing City of Brass recommended on my kindle, i might just get it, the other two are already on my TBR (as soon as i finish all the other lovelies i have i might just start them). But hey i love your blog

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