So it’s that time of year again:
The Booktubeathon! The Reading Rush! That’s right, this year Ariel has teamed up with Raeleen and rebranded the readathon to include all reading social media communities. There is a new website with forums to engage in and badges to win. I’ll also be going to the Liverpool Read In at 6pm on the 25th if anyone local wants to join. It’s at the Waterstones café and the idea is to meet other readers and just have a nice hang out.
As always, there is seven book challenges. You can pick one book to cover each challenge or one to cover several; what you do with the challenges is totally up to you! Usually the seventh challenge is to read seven books but they’ve decided to put that as a bonus eighth challenge this year to alleviate some of the pressure people used to feel. Fair enough, I’m still going to try for it cos I’m mad. So what I’ve decided to do is pick three main books that cover all seven challenges for me. I’ll read these first. I’ve then selected an addition four (which also tick off at least one challenge) that I’ll move on to if I finish those first three. If I manage to read all seven books I’ll have covered all seven main challenges and then the bonus eighth challenge. However, say I only read 5 books (which is already a lot, I know) I’ll still have covered all seven challenges already. Make sense? Simple? Not a clue what I’m talking about? Okay, well here’s the challenges and then I’ll tell you my tbr and hopefully it’ll make more sense!
1. Read a book with purple on the cover.
2. Read a book in the same spot the entire time.
3. Read a book you meant to read last year.
4. Read an author’s first book.
5. Read a book with a non-human main character.
6. Pick a book that has five or more words in the title.
7. Read and watch a book to movie adaptation.
(Challenges covered in brackets).
The Main Three
Everblaze – Shannon Messenger (1,5,2)
Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin (7,4,3)
The Bricks That Built The Houses – Kate Tempest (1,4,6)
The Bonus Four
Rubyfruit Jungle – Rita Mae Brown (4)
Felicity – Mary Oliver (2)
The Woman Warrior – Maxine Hong Kingston (3)
If Cats Disappeared From The World – Genki Kawamura (6)
The Catcher In The Rye – JD Salinger (3,4,6)
George’s Marvellous Medicine – Roald Dahl (1,2)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy – Douglas Adams (5,6,7)
Carrie – Stephen King (4,7)
And that’s it! Are you doing the Reading Rush? What’s your TBR?
Nintendo Game – Alessia Cara