I’ve never done a Book Readathon Challenge before but I figured now would be the perfect time to start because the last ever Biannual Bibliothon is starting soon (July 11th-19th) and I felt like it would be interesting content for this new blog!
There are 9 Challenges to complete in the Bibliothon but you’re allowed to knock out two challenges with one book if you need to so I am definitely striving to do that as much as possible. The Readathon is only 9 days long and I am a pretty slow reader.
Here’s my -tentative- TBR List (and the listed challenges + book explanations underneath):
Group Book : The Group book is Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff but I honestly might skip this one for a few reasons. Sci-Fi just isn’t a genre I am interested in so I don’t really want to go out of my way to buy the book just for this challenge. I checked my local library and they also don’t have any copies of the book or the audio book in their system at all so this one is kind of a bust. Don’t get me wrong, though! I have read a Sci-Fi book by Amie Kaufman + Jay Kristoff that I thought was alright (Illuminae) but it still wasn’t completely my cup of tea (the character interactions in that book were hilarious, though, and the mixed media idea was really cool).
Adult Book: The Adult book I am planning to read is Circe by Madeline Miller.
No, I’m totally not just using this Readathon as an excuse to finish up my current, in-progress TBR. I ADORE this book (from what I have read so far) and I really want an excuse to find the time to finish it!
Graphic Novel: I’ll be reading Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu! I have an ARC of this book that I have to review anyway so why not?
A Book Based on its Cover: If I HAD to pick a book that was based on its cover then I would probably go with something like The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill because I love the illustration and it’s what drew me to the book in the first place (I also love the synopsis, of course!)
Free Choice/ Wild Card: For this I’ll read His Hideous Heart which is an Anthology about re-imagined Edgar Allen Poe stories (that also includes the original stories for comparison)! I miraculously received an ARC of this book (which I am eternally grateful for because I have been looking forward to this book for awhile now). I’m still in shock that I was given the opportunity to review it and it’s probably my most anticipated read on this whole list.
Read A Book from an Author You’ve Never Read Before: This category can be easily filled by basically every book on this list. I’ll definitely take the free point since this is a lot of books.
Read a Book You Were Really Excited for, but Never Picked Up: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. I heard a lot of great things about this book and always wanted to read it but it was out of my price range for the longest time and the wait time for the library book was 6+ months. On a whim I decided to go to B&N very recently and happened to find it for $4 in the Clearance Section despite its popularity. I’m still doing a happy dance over it.
Read a Predicted 5-Star Read: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. This is one of those books where everyone I’ve seen/known whose read it has given it the highest praise so I am really excited to get into it.
Read One of the Hosts’s 5-Star Reads: One of the hosts listed A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. I bought this book awhile back during a promotion for the second book in the series (The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy) but never got around to opening it.
There you have it! I think it is physically impossible for me to read all of these books in 9 days (especially because I will be on vacation with a friend starting the 15th-22nd) but I really want to try my best! Is anyone else interested in doing this Readathon? Have you ever done one before or have a favorite Readathon or Book Reading Challenge that you always go back to? I’d love to hear what books you would pick for these Challenges!