As I identify as part of the asexual spectrum (demisexual specifically) when I saw that Kitty was planning a readathon to celebrate asexual and aromantic people, I was SUPER STOKED.
This tag is based on the asexual and aromantic pride flags, which are pictured above. Asexuality is generally considered the lack of sexual attraction to any gender. Aromanticism is generally considered the lack of romantic attraction to any gender. Please note that I say “generally” as both asexuals and aromantics experience a wide variety of feelings and personal preferences, and they are ALL VALID.
Asexual Flag – Name your favourite book with an asexual character in it.
The first time I ever saw myself in a book was with Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire. The main character is asexual, and while the word asexual is never used, the character does describe her complete lack of attraction. This remains my favourite book with an asexual character.
Aromantic Flag – Name your favourite book with an aromantic character in it.
I have read a lot of books. A LOT. And I can only think of one I have read that has an aromantic character. And that is The Last 8 by Laura Pohl. Don’t get me wrong, it is a pretty great book. But it gets the spot as my favourite by default, and I think that is sad.
Purple – Name a book with an a-spec character that you are anticipating reading because of the book community.
So many. I am not even kidding… So here are five.
Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee
Chameleon Moon by Ro Anna Sylver
We Awaken by Calista Lynne
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows
Green – Name your favourite book that doesn’t have a romance (or where the romance is unimportant to the main story).
This is something I struggle to find, too. I love romance in books. Heck, I love me some smut every now and then. So absolutely zero shade thrown to romance or people who like it. But it is so common that books be centred around romance, and sometimes I just need a break! So here are some of my favourites to help you take a break from romance, too:
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Martian by Andy Weir
Black – Ace and Aro imagery often includes mythological creatures like dragons because people don’t think we actually exist. Name your favourite book with fantasy creatures.
Oh gosh. You are asking a scifi and fantasy fan about her favourite book with fantasy creatures?! I will give you my most recent favourite, which was Ice Massacre by Tiana Warner, and features mermaids.
Grey – Name a character who is never stated to be aro or ace, but who you strongly headcanon to be a-spec.
From books specifically? I am drawing a blank, except for Charlie Weasley. And Katniss Everdeen, book version.
White – Name your favourite platonic relationship from a book
Laila and Zofia from The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Dallas and Mavis, Dallas and Peabody from the In Death series by J.D. Robb
Cat and Lee from the This Mortal Coil series by Emily Suvada
I would like to tag:
Stay bookish, lovelies! ❤