I’ve decided to attempt my first ever readathon. Am I really doing this? Yes. Do I hate myself? Probably. The Reading Rush originally known as the Booktubeathon is a week long readathon created by Ariel and Raeleen. They have issued seven reading challenges but books can fall into multiple categories and of course, you don’t have to read the full seven. But back to my original point of hating myself, I’ve decided to attempt the full seven. The readathon will start Monday 22nd July to the 28th. So here are the books I will be attempting to read –
1. Read a book with purple on the cover
What do I know about this book? It has purple on the cover. No but seriously, I’ve heard some really good things about this book and thanks to Becky getting me a copy for my birthday last year, I have it read and waiting. This is an ownvoices Asian inspired fantasy with a f/f relationship. It has trigger warnings for sexual assault so be aware of that if you do decide to pick this up.
2. Read a book in the same spot for the entire time.
Seeing as I don’t move from my sofa when I’m reading, this is really easy for me. However, I’ve decided to pick this book because although it’s a chunky monkey, it is written in verse so it will go by a lot quicker than your standard novel. It follows the story of slam-poetry lover, Xiomara who uses her talents to find her voice in the world. I’ve heard amazing things about this.
3. Read a book you meant to read last year.
Haha, do you mean every book I own? Ok so this book was published in 2016 but I have been meaning to read it every year since getting it so it totally counts. Yes, I can hear Becky and Lauren screaming at me. This book follows the story of Nell, a girl with a clockwork heart. Even in a world where biomechanical limbs are the norm, Nell still doesn’t fit in so she’s forced to create a companion of her own. I love Sarah’s writing so I’m sure this book will hook me from the start.
4. Read an author’s first book.
This is Lucie’s first book about teenage girl, Nif and her family moving to a rural village in Wales (!!) to deal with their grief after the accidental drowning of Nif’s sister. This book deals with family dynamics, witchcraft and grief. I was lucky enough to hear a reading by Lucie and I’ve been wanting to continue ever since.
5. Read a book with a non-human main character.
Although I originally planned to read Wicked Fox by Kat Cho for this one, I’ve decided that may be a bit too adventurous so I’ve picked To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers instead. This a novella by one of my favourite authors and I know she writes about different species. I was lucky enough to get an ARC so I think it’ll be perfect for this category.
6. Pick a book that has five or more words in the title.
I’ve had this book on my shelf for approximately 82 years so now is the perfect time to pick it up. It follows the story of Ellie who accidentally time-travels back to 1988 East Berlin. She befriends an underground gang who use magic balloons to help people escape over the Berlin Wall but will Ellie be able to escape herself and rejoin the future? I’m in the mood for some historical fiction so I’m excited to finally read this one.
7. Read and watch a book to movie adaptation.
So fun fact, I rarely watch movies. I don’t think anything needs to be over two hours long. However, I’m willing to make an exception. I’ve never read this book (shock horror) but I know a lot of people enjoyed the movie so I’m willing to give it a shot despite having a love/hate relationship with Becky’s books. Do I need to explain this one? Probably not. It’s about Simon.
So there’s my TBR! Are you taking part? If so, add me on The Reading Rush site! (x)
Lots of Love,