#ReadAThons

Today’s discussion is going to be about readathons and a special announcement at the end of this post.

I have participated in a handful of readathons.  Out of the ones that I have participated in, my favorites are the Biannual Bibliothon and DiverseAThon.  The Biannual Bibliothon occurs twice a year and has reading challenges, video challenges, and Instagram challenges.  I have only ever done the reading challenges, but have participated on Twitter.  The Biannual Bibliothon is always a lot of fun, and the two times I have participated, I have read books that I never thought I would ever read and have been pushed out of my comfort zone.  DiverseAThon is another readathon that I love because it pushes people to diversify their reading, and read books that have more diverse topics.  Diversity is very important because the world we live in is so diverse and I think literature needs to be more reflective of that.  I think DiverseAThon happens more than once a year too, but I’m not 100% sure.  One of the things that I love about readathons is that they are a great way to interact with other members of the online book community.  These are my favorite readathons, what are some of yours?

Special Announcement:
This year for The Summer Biannual Bibliothon, bloggers have been invited to host challenges on their blogs.  I am very excited to announce that I am one of the blogger hosts and get to host a challenge on my blog!  I will be posting a more official announcement in the future with all the details!

#DiverseAThon TBR

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I am participating in DiverseAThon this year.  One of my top goals for this year is to read more diversely.  Without further ado, here is my tentative TBR:

The Color of Water by James McBride- This was my summer reading book before going into ninth grade, and I’ve always wanted to read it again. Here is the synopsis from Goodreads: “The Color of Water tells the remarkable story of Ruth McBride Jordan, the two good men she married, and the 12 good children she raised. Jordan, born Rachel Shilsky, a Polish Jew, immigrated to America soon after birth; as an adult she moved to New York City, leaving her family and faith behind in Virginia. Jordan met and married a black man, making her isolation even more profound. The book is a success story, a testament to one woman’s true heart, solid values, and indomitable will. Ruth Jordan battled not only racism but also poverty to raise her children and, despite being sorely tested, never wavered. In telling her story–along with her son’s–The Color of Water addresses racial identity with compassion, insight, and realism. It is, in a word, inspiring, and you will finish it with unalloyed admiration for a flawed but remarkable individual. And, perhaps, a little more faith in us all.”

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir- I have yet to read this book, and it has been on my TBR for a while.

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken- I love the synopsis of this book and I have been wanting to read it for a long time.

I know this TBR isn’t very long, I may be adding more books if I am able to finish these three.  The only books on this TBR that I may struggle with are An Ember in the Ashes because it is told from multiple POV’s and I sometimes struggle reading books with multiple POV’s, but I’m gonna give it a try.  The other book that I might have a hard time with is Passenger because it jumps between different time periods, and I sometimes have a hard time with books that jump between time periods, but I still want to try reading it.  If I can’t get through An Ember in the Ashes or Passenger because of the dual POV’s then I will read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz and then I will read The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh.