Hello and happy Wednesday, you guys! I hope you’re having a fantastic day so far. 🙂
I was originally going to post a review today (I know, the second week in a row. I’m just as shocked) but since I’ll be once again participating in the Easter Readathon hosted by Kate from Reading Through Infinity I figured I would push the review back a few days and instead share my TBR for this and another readathon I’m participating in with you guys. Or give you a heads up that these readathons are happening in case you want to join in too.
And don’t worry! You don’t have to celebrate Easter to participate – the name is based on the fact that it’s hosted over Easter weekend (Friday – Monday). There are some fun challenges happening this weekend too plus a giveaway!
Sandra, Caro & I had planned on getting a ton of reading done anyways over the long weekend so the fact that this readathon is happening again is an extra boost of motivation for sure. 😀
Now, let’s dive into what I’ll be reading!
As Kate mentions in her blog post, there is no need to complete the challenges or to do them all – but you’ll be able to get extra entries for the giveaway depending on how many challenges you do end up completing. I’m planning on completing four of the challenges because they work well with my reading plans anyways.
LGBTQIAP+ Rep & New-To-Me Author – I don’t think I’ve mentioned it on the blog yet, but I’ve been accepted as part of the blog tour for Claire Legrand’s Kingsbane (holy shit) so it’s finally time for me to read Furyborn. I’ve only had it on my TBR since around this time last year. Go me. From what Goodreads tells me, there is LGBTQIAP+ rep in this book and Claire is definitely an author I haven’t read before so Furyborn works for two challenges!
POC Author – Here’s the thing. I’ve basically been meaning to finally finish the Warcross duology since Wildcard came out last year and we’re already in spring and I still haven’t gotten to it. I’ve had the audiobook for months now too so it’s not like I don’t have the means to read this book. No, it’s just that I keep picking up other books instead. xD But readathons are usually a good way to get me motivated to read more than usual!
Yellow/Green Cover – Okay, here’s a challenge I’m kind of torn on because I can’t decide which book to read for this: one with a yellow cover or a green one. Caro & Sandra have both been raving about The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo recently so I’m obviously quite intrigued why they’re this hype about the book. But I’ve also recently had my eye on Opposite Of Always which sounds really, really fun. Plus, the audiobook isn’t too long and I usually fly through YA contemporaries. Maybe you guys can vote for which book I read?
The second readathon I’m participating in is audiobookathon! We all know I love me a good audiobook and that I get a ton of my reading done that way, so when I heard that this was happening leading up to and after the Easter Readathon I figured I’d do both and get even more reading done!
Two of the books from my Easter Readathon TBR also count towards challenges for the audiobookathon (but I obviously won’t start them until Friday):
- Outside My Comfort Zone – The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo (I still very much consider adult books outside my comfort zone at this point as I’ve only read four of them in recent years)
- 15+ Hours Long – Furyborn (Oh my beloved high fantasy novels and their long AF audiobooks. xD But I love it! Kingdom Of Ash and Queen Of Air And Darkness where both like 24+hrs long and split into multiple parts and I flew through them.)
Full Cast Audiobook & Mixed Media – I’ve had this one in my audible library for well over a year now (I’m pretty sure Sandra sent it to me way back then) and I still haven’t gotten around to it but it fits so perfectly for these two prompts, plus I want to get familiar with Jay Kristoff and Amy Kaufman’s writing style before I dive into Aurora Rising next month! Plus, this seems like such a staple in the young adult book community and I still have no idea what this is all about. xD
A Book You Put Down – It’s finally time for me to actually read The Book Thief. I couldn’t decide what book to pick for this challenge at first because I don’t usually put a down with the mindset of picking it up down the line but this is definitely one I want to give a second chance to, plus I feel like reading this via audiobook might help me actually finish it! As an added bonus, me finishing this book also means I make progress on one of my reading goals for 2019 which is always fantastic! And! I get to take another book out of my ‘Box Of Shame’. Win-win!
There are two more challenges for this readathon (Listen for 30 Minutes Per Day & Listen To A Favorite Book), one which I’ll be working on anyways as I always listen to 30 minutes of an audiobook before bed and I don’t know if I’ll try and complete the other challenge or not. It’s going to depend on what I’m in the mood to read and how much time I have left by the end of the readathon, I think. I’ll definitely let you know though, probably in one of my upcoming Recently Read posts! 🙂
Okay, phew. This post wasn’t even supposed to be this long but I wanted to make sure I included both readathon TBRs here so I can be held accountable to read & actively particpate. xD But I’m honestly excited about all of the books I included here which should be motivation enough, actually. 🙂
Are you guys participating in either or both of these readathons? If not, I highly recommend you give at least one of them a try – we can chat on Twitter all about our progress and motivate each other which is always fun!
Also, have you read either of these books? Which ones should I get to as soon as I can? Let me know in the comments below! I can’t wait to hear from. 🙂