Hello! Today I am here with a readathon TBR! I am participating in a few readathons this month and the first one is the Summer Biannual Bibliothon which runs from 14th July to 20th July. This readathon comprises of optional reading challenges, video challenges and Instagram challenges. Here is my TBR for the reading challenges:
1. Group book:
So the first challenge is to read the group book which is The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw. This is a book that I was planning on reading at some point. In this book, three witches are said to come back every year and lure boys to die by drowning.
2. Choose from someone else’s TBR:
The second challenge is to read a book from someone else’s TBR. I researched the TBRs of booktubers, book bloggers and bookstagrammers and decided to read Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire which is on Little Red Reader’s TBR. This is a short book that I have wanted to read for a while. This book series follows children who have come back from other worlds such as Narnia.
3. Try the first chapter of 3 books and pick 1:
I have already read part of Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton and Dark Matter by Blake Crouch so I am going to take those as two try a chapters and I am going to also read a chapter of Fullmetal Alchemist volume 5 because I read volume 4 a while ago and I want to get back into the series. I might end up finishing Dark Matter or Jurassic Park before the readathon but I am trying to cut down my TBR shelf here so I am going to allow it!
4. Read a book that has been on your TBR for over a year:
There are quite a few books that I could have chosen for this challenge but I have decided to read The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas. I have actually already started this book and I am near the end of the first novella. This book is a bind up of five novellas set before the Throne of Glass novels. I wanted to read this book before reading the Throne of Glass series.
5. Read a predicted 5 star read:
For this challenge I have chosen Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. I love the concept of this story and I enjoyed the Studio Ghibli film of the book. This is a fantasy book that follows Sophie, a girl who seems to have a lot of bad luck. She is cursed by a witch and meets a wizard called Howl. The series follows their adventures.
6. Own voices - different than YOU:
For this challenge I am choosing The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas as I feel that it is an important book to read. If you haven’t heard of this book, it follows a black teenage who watched her friend get shot by the police and she is the only one who knows what truly happened. I think this one is going to be emotional but it is definitely a book that everyone needs to read.
7. Read the last book you bought:
The last book that I bought was The Surface Breaks by Louise O’ Neill, a dark reimagining of The Little Mermaid.
I probably won’t get through all of these books but I am excited to try! I have recently started making vlogs for my YouTube channel so if you’re interested in a behind the scenes look at my planning my TBR and blogging etc. then you can check it out here.
Are you participating in the biannual bibliothon? If so, what is on your TBR?