July TBR: Transathon

I read 51 books in June and my TBR… went up by 9, from 220 titles on June 1st to 229 on July 1st.

I highlighted twelve titles on my June acrostic, and I read a grand total of three of them: ReverieOut of the Shadows, and Sweet Tea.

This month, my TBR is not in acrostic form. Instead, it’s centered around a readathon I’m very interested in: Transathon, which is all about reading books by and/or about trans and nonbinary people!

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll probably have noticed that I’m terrible at reading the titles I highlight in the same month I highlight them. Nevertheless…here is a selection of the books on my TBR that fit the Transathon theme!

What’s on the list?

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ARC Review: Two Rogues Make a Right

Two Rogues Make a Right (Seducing the Sedgwicks, #3)I received a copy of Two Rogues Make a Right from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Two Rogues Make a Right by Cat Sebastian is the third (and I believe final) installment in the Seducing the Sedgwicks historical romance series. Each book focuses on a different pairing, but there are enough threads that carry through the series that I think you really need to read them in order for the complete experience.

This book focuses on Will Sedgwick and Martin Easterbrook, who was something of an antagonist to the other Sedgwick brothers in the previous two books.

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TBR Acrostic: Pride = Protest

I read 46 books in May and my TBR… went up by 5, from 215 titles on May 1st to 220 on June 1st.

I highlighted a mere six titles on my May acrostic, and I read just two of them – but I very much liked those two! (Anti/Hero and Every Penguin in the World).

For June, I wanted to go with a Pride-themed acrostic and given current events and the justified protests springing up across the U.S. I thought it was important to highlight the history of Pride: not as a celebration, but as a protest. Stonewall was a riot, and it was neither the first nor the last. Rebellion leads to rights.

Pride is a protest.

What’s on the list?

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Trans Healthcare During Covid

For the past few months, I’d been looking forward to May and my next hormone therapy revisit because I wanted to discuss increasing my testosterone dosage. I go to Planned Parenthood in NYC for my HRT, so when things started shutting down and it became clear that the city was a huge hot spot, I was not surprised to get a call saying, essentially, “We don’t have any idea what’s going to happen with appointments, we’re looking into telehealth/virtual visits, give us a few weeks and we’ll get something set up.”

I got another call a month later with confirmation that in-person visits were still canceled and I was scheduled for a virtual visit in mid-May. In the circumstances, not having an in-person visit is 100% the right thing to do. I’m also not going to complain about missing out on the hour-and-a-half one-way train and subway commute! All I had to do was log into the app.

(Albeit from my car, which was the only place I could be guaranteed privacy from my unsupportive family).

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