Hey everyone! I’m kind of stuck as to how I should start this post because I was basically a bit MIA for the past week again and I don’t know if I should just jump straight into things or try and explain why I haven’t been posting as regularly (which, answer is: I have no idea.) as I usually do. The easiest thing is probably going to be to just continue as if nothing happened and hope that I’ll get back into blogging regularly sooner rather than later because it’s honestly quite annoying me. xD
BUT! As you can see from the title I’ve decided to do join another readathon and I’ve actually set myself a TBR that would mean I complete all the challenges and read a total of 7 books. I know, who even am I, right?
As for some readathon details: It’s the summer edition of the Biannual Bibliothon that’ll be going on from Friday, July 14th to Saturday, July 20th! There’s a total of 7 reading challenges (and other challenges, check out their YouTube channel for more info!) that you can either try and complete each or combine them with other challenges – it’s all up to you! Here’s what I plan to read for the week of the readathon.
Group book: THE WICKED DEEP
I originally wasn’t even going to read the group book for some reason but then I listened to the sample on audible and I have to say, it drew me right in and I knew I had to listen to the full book. Plus, so many people have been raving about this book lately which had me even more curious.
Choose from someone else’s TBR
For these next two challenges, Caro and I decided to work together. I picked a book off her previous monthly TBRs and she’s going to do the same from the various TBRs I’ve done over the past year or so. Since we’re often doing readathons together this seemed like a fun way to go about this challenge! I’ll be reading The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde which Caro (and Sandra!) loves so I have high hopes for this one. 🙂
Try the first chapter of 3 books and pick 14
This is the second challenge that Caro and I worked on together and I actually let her pick the three books off my TBR on Goodreads as we were going to do a similar challenge on our blogs anyways once she has more time and since this challenge seemed to be aimed directly at us, we decided to just do it here! The three books Caro picked for me are:
- Queens Of Geek by Jen Wilde
- The Wrath And The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh
- The Young Elites by Marie Lu
I got to do a bit of switching around for this one (which I did especially last minute because I wanted to include three books that I didn’t have any preferences for – one of the books Caro had chosen was the third Magnus Chase book and I figured I’d definitely want to continue afterwards which would put the rest of the books at a disadvantage) which resulted in me having two books by both Jen Wilde and Marie Lu on my TBR. xD
Read a book that has been on your TBR for over a year
At this point, it’s almost ridiculous that I haven’t caught up to the DC Icons series yet especially since the next book comes out next month, so I decided it was about time I read Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu. And if you’re familiar with the release date of this book you might want to point out that it hasn’t been out for a year yet – that’s true. But it’s been on my TBR for much, much longer so it counts. xD
Read a predicted 5 star read
When I first saw this challenge I was like ‘I did a post like this a couple of months ago! I should read one of the books I mentioned there.’ – long story short, the only book I haven’t read yet is King Of Scars WHICH HASN’T EVEN RELEASED YET. *cries* So I had to pick a different book and I once again went to audible to listen to some samples of the books that are currently on my TBR and Forest Of A Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao was another example of a book gripping me from the sampler alone!
Own voices – different than YOU
This was a pretty easy choice for me too! I had recently talked about wanting to read Summer Of Salt of Katrina Leno as part of my Summer 2018 TBR and from what I’ve read this book has a lesbian MC and also some aro/ace representation which is quite different from how I identify.
Read the last book you bought
THIS PAINS ME TO SAY, ALMOST BUT. I will be waiting until Friday to start reading Bright We Burn by Kiersten White (which means I need to hurry the F up and finish Now I Rise) so I can fulfill this challenge. I’ve gotten a few audiobooks recently but I figured I’d count my purchase of the physical copy of Bright We Burn for this as I’m super excited to read it and it’s the most recent physical book I bought. 🙂
How about you guys? Are any of you going to participate in the Biannual Bibliothon starting Friday? And if so, what are some of the books on your TBR? And if you’ve read any of the books I talked about – what did you think about them? Let’s chat in the comments down below! 🙂