After a few not so great reading months and lowering my goal, which you can read about here, I’m finally starting to get my reading back on track. To help me get it even more back on track, I have decided to join three readathons. The first readathon is Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, the second is the 24b4Monday Readathon the last weekend in October, the goal is to read 24 hours before Monday, and the final readathon that I signed up for is the *Bookly Fall Readathon in November.
I will be using Twitter for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.
*For those of you that don’t know, Bookly is a reading app that tracks your reading.
I found another readathon this weekend on Twitter, and this one is called Zodiacathon. It takes place from March 19th to March 25th. You can find more information here. You can also double, triple, and quadruple up on the challenges and re-reads are allowed.
Here are the challenges from the Zodiacathon profile:
1.) Complete your Lilith challenge
2.) Buddy read with someone who shares your Lilith
3.) Read a book with a mostly black cover
4.) Read a book with dark themes
5.) Read a book with something that scares you
6.) Read a book with a morally grey character
Ideas for books that I can read for the challenges
1.) Complete your Lilith challenge- My Lilith is Virgo which is to read a book with mixed reviews. Now, I take mixed reviews to be an average of no less than three but not four stars on Goodreads. Here are my options:
–Wicked by Gregory Maguire
–Persephone’s Orchard by Molly Ringle
–Again but Better by Christine Riccio
2.) Buddy read with someone who shares your Lilith- I finally found people to buddy read with and we will be reading:
–A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
3.) Read a book with a mostly black cover. My options for this one are:
–The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
–Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
–The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
4.) Read a book with dark themes. My options for this challenge are:
–Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
–Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
–Grimm’s Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm
5.) Read a book with something that scares you. My option for this challenge are:
–Small Spaces by Katherine Arden. There is a creepy corn maze in this book, and I avoid corn mazes at all costs for fear of getting stuck in one.
–Dead Voices by Katherine Arden- Being stuck somewhere in the middle of a snowstorm with creepy things happening is definitely something that scares me too.
6.) Read a book with a morally grey character.
-Starflight by Melissa Landers
If you read yesterday’s post, you will notice that I’m participating in a year-long readathon where the focus is to read books that you already own. Every single book that I have listed are books that I own and have yet to read.
I came across this readathon when Hâf from the Library Looter posted about it, and I then went to the original post to find out more information. This readathon is hosted by The Quiet Pond. This readathon takes place over the entire year and the goal is to read as many of your own books as possible. If you remember in my 2020 Goals and Challenges post I mentioned that one of my goals is to read more backlist books, so this readathon is perfect for that goal.
I have 29 unread physical books and 32 unread eBooks. I want to try and read at least one unread of my own books a month whether they are physical books or eBooks. I’m not big on making TBR’s as I’m such a mood reader but here is my Goodreads physical shelf and my Goodreads eBook shelf.
On Thursday, July 11th another round of my number one favorite readathon, The Biannual BIbliothon is happening. This round is bittersweet as it will the final round. I haven’t missed a round of the readathon since I started participating in the summer of 2016! This is part 2 of my summer TBR, and you can read part 1 of my TBR here.
I have listed all the reading challenges, the ones I will be participating in will be in bold magenta. I will, of course, be doubling up on challenges as it is allowed, you just can’t triple up on challenges.
1.) *GROUP BOOK *: AURORA RISING by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman- I will not be reading this book.
2.) Adult Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho/Go Set A Watchmen by Harper Lee/Wicked by Gregory Maguire/A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini/All The Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy– I will not be reading all of these, but these are some of the options that I have for adult books that I can read.
3.) Graphic Novel: A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
4.) A Book Based on its Cover: Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave by Shyima Hall and Lisa Wysocky
5.) Free Choice/ Wild Card Book: I am not picking a book for this challenge, I will read whatever my heart desires.
6.) A Book from an Author You’ve Never Read Before: Ana of California by Andi Teran
7.) Read a Book You Were Really Excited for, but Never Picked Up: Ana of California by Andi Teran
8.) Read a Predicted 5-Star Read: A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
9.) Read One of the Hosts’ 5-Star Reads: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
I will be doubling up on challenges 3 and 8, and 6 and 7. I will hopefully be reading six books.
I first joined in on the Biannual Bibliothon in the summer of 2016 and I’m very proud to say that I haven’t missed a round of it since. With that being said, I bring you my TBR for the Winter 2019 round.
Challenges I will be doing:
Challenge 1: Read the Group book- Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
Challenge 2: Read one of the hosts’ 5-star reads- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
*Challenge 3: Read a book that got you into reading- The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Challenge 4: Read an adult genre- The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
Challenge 5: Combine your favorite genre with your least favorite format or the opposite: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. For this challenge, I will be listening to the audiobook. Read this post if you want to know more about my relationship with audiobooks
Challenge 6: Read a book with a cover you don’t like- 99 Days by Katie Cotugno
Challenge 7: Read a book by an author you’ve never read before- Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
I will be doubling up on challenges 2 and 5 and challenges 1 and 7.
*Regarding this challenge: Growing up I was always surrounded by books, and for me, there was never one book that got me into reading because I’ve always been a reader. So for this challenge, I went with a book that has significance to my journey as a reader as recommended by LittleRedReader. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is the first fantasy book that I remember reading.
Today, I have my wrap-up of the summer round of the Biannual Bibliothon. You can find my original TBR here.
1. Read the Group book: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
2. Choose from someone else’s TBR
3. Try the first chapter of 3 books and pick 1
4. Read a book that has been on your TBR for over a year
5. Read a predicted 5 star read
6. Own voices – different than YOU
7. Read the last book you bought (the last book you acquired)
1. Read the Group Book: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
2. Choose from someone else’s TBR: Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles from Emma from emmmabooks TBR
3. Try the first chapter of 3 books and pick 1: The book I chose was The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz
4. Read a book that has been on your TBR for over a year: The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz
6. Own voices- Different than YOU: Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
7. Read the last book you bought (the last book you acquired): The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
I read three books and completed six challenges. The only challenge I did not complete was challenge 5.
Today is day 1 of the Biannual Bibliothon and it also means day 1 of the blog challenges, reading challenges, video challenges, and Bookstagram challenges. Today’s challenge is hosted by Victoria from Latte Night Reviews and the challenge is to list snowy day reads.
Here is my list of snowy day reads:
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Mitten by Jan Brett
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
In my honest opinion, no snowy day reading list is complete without classics like The Snowy Day, A Christmas Carol, The Polar Express, and The Mitten!
This past Summer, the Biannual Bibliothon invited bloggers to host challenges on their blogs. I was fortunate to be invited to be a host for the summer round and loved being a host. This time around there are new blog hosts hosting challenges. I will be taking part in some of those challenges, not all of them have been announced yet, but once all have been announced I will update this post. This will also be my fourth round of the Biannual Bibliothon, and it runs from the 20th to the 26th of this month!! You can see what I will be reading here. Without further ado the challenges that I will be doing are going to be in sky blue:
I would love to be able to do all the challenges, but it’s just not possible!!
Day 1 January 20th is hosted by Victoria from Latte Night Reviews and the challenge is to come up with a list of books to read on a snow day.
Day 2 January 21st is hosted by Will Read for Booze and the challenge is to create your own bookish beverage
Day 3 January 22nd is hosted by Jenica from Firewhiskey Reader and the challenge is to describe your favorite winter scene and why I would want to be in it.
Day 4 January 23rd is hosted by Cody Levi from the Bookworm In Me and the challenge is to blog about 10-15 things you want to do during the holidays or winter season with your favorite book characters. It can be anything.
Day 5 January 24th is hosted by Rayna from Reader Rayna and the challenge is to rewrite a scene so that the scene includes some element of magic.
Day 6 January 25th is hosted by Gabi from A Bookish Gal and the challenge is to discuss your most favorite/memorable book from 2017.
Day 7 January 26th
One of my favorite readathons, the Biannual Bibliothon is coming up, it starts on Saturday the 20th and goes until the Friday the 26th. There are reading challenges, blog challenges, bookstagram challenges and youtube challenges. Here are my list of books and their corresponding reading challenges.
1. Read the group book: Otherworld by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
2. Read a sequel: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
3. Read a book you’ve never heard of before: Otherworld by Jason Segel & Kristen Miller. I had never heard of this book until the reading challenge announcement video!
4. Read a book about mental illness: Challenger Deep by Neil Shusterman or A List of Cages by Robin Roe.
5. Read a book that was mentioned in another book/movie/show etc.: Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
6. Read a book under 200 pages: Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
7. Read a backlist title: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
I will be combining challenges 1 and 3, 2 and 7, 5 and 6.
I am very excited to announce that I am participating in the Biannual Bibliothon, this will be my third round! This is one of my favorite readathons, it’s fun and pushes me out of my comfort zone. There are video challenges, Bookstagram challenges and for the first time ever, bloggers have been invited to host challenges on their own blogs. With that being said, I thought I would compose a post with the list of blog challenges and what I will be reading. This year, the Biannual Bibliothon and BookTubeAThon occur at the same time. I have decided that seeing as the majority of the books I’m reading for the Biannual Bibliothon fit the challenges for BookTubeAThon, that I am going to participate in BookTubeAThon as well. The challenges and my reads for BookTubeAThon are at the bottom of this post.
I am also very excited to announce that I have been invited to be a blogger host for the Biannual Bibliothon and my host day is Thursday the 27th!! I’m going to start with the reading challenges and what I’ll be reading first!
Read the group book: Flame in the Mist by Reneé Ahdieh- I won this book in a giveaway!
Read a book from the favorite genre of one of the hosts: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Book to movie adaptation: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Banned book: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Throwback-Re-read a book from your childhood: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Book I have seen somewhere other than BookTube: Dead Light March by Daniel José Older
LGBTQIA+: The Wicked and The Divine by Gillen, McKelvie, Wilson, Cowles
Blogging Challenges- Challenges I will be doing are in bold:
Sunday, July 23rd: Nana– Blogger Book Tag
Monday, July 24th: Kassie– Write a book review
Tuesday, July 25th: Dominique– Write a synopsis from the villains perspective
Wednesday, July 26th: Amy– Book you’ve rated three stars or less
Thursday, July 27th: Character connections- This is my host day!!
Friday, July 28th: Mary– 25 Facts about me
Saturday, July 29th: Dylan– Write a letter to a character
BookTubeAThon Challenges and Reads:
1.) Read a book with a person on the cover: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
2.) Read a hyped book: Flame in the Mist by Reneé Ahdieh
3.) Finish a book in one day: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
4.) Read about a character that is very different from you: Dead Light March by Daniel José Older
5.) Finish a book completely outdoors: A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle
6.) Read a book you bought because of the cover: That Crazy Perfect Someday by Michael Mazza. I borrowed this from the library because of the cover, it is very aesthetically pleasing.
7.) Read seven books: The Wicked and the Divine by Gillen McKelvie and Wilson Cowles