So, peeps, I have another readathon TBR without telling you my wrap-up for the previous one … *slap wrist*. Buuuut, I feel like keeping you in suspense until my monthly wrap-up will be super fun because I am mean. And I like to keep you on edge. It’ll be all the more exciting for you. Yes. Yes it will.
Anyway, BooktubeAThon is here and this is the first readathon I ever took part in a couple of years ago, so I feel like it’s one I want to keep trying each year. Ariel Bissett is the creator, and you can find out more on the Booktubeathon YouTube channel.
Now, I don’t know if I am actually going to complete most of these challenges, as work and life etc, but I’m still going to give it a good go.
So, let’s get into the challenges and the books I’ve picked for it!
Let a coin-toss choose your first read
I got my husband to choose two books from my TBR shelves and then I tossed a coin for the winner. This means my first read is Scythe by Neal Shusterman. I’ve seen so many people raving about this book and the sequel Thunderhead, so I’m hoping I enjoy it too.
Read a book about something you want to do
I’ve seen a lot of people struggle with this one, and I could have been one of them BUT I recently got A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews (otherwise known as the bookdragon PaperFury), where the main character plays piano. I would love to be able to just learn any musical instrument, but I am really impatient, so probably never will!
Read a book and watch the movie adaptation
Will I have time to watch the movie AND read the book? Probably not, but this is an excuse to finally cross off one very book that I have been meaning to read this year, and that is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen! I’m going to listen to this one on audiobook, as that’ll be an easier for me. And I guess you could say the audiobook version is a kind of adaptation, so maybe I’m hitting two birds with one stone…
Read a book with green on the cover
For this one, I’m going with Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Sadaawi. I am so excited to read this book. So excited. Also, the cover for the edition I have is spectacular.
Read a book while wearing the same hat the whole time
Ok, this is an odd challenge, and I may have to save this read for the weekend of the challenge as, you know, work and stuff. As I want to balance out this readthon with some short reads, I’ve gone for The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. Also really excited to read this one.
Read a book with a beautiful spine
Judging a book by its spine is super hard, guys. Spine-judging = hard. I decided to choose H(A)PPY by Nicola Barker. I love the Klimt-esque cover, and the spine has the image wrap around with the awesome colour-mix. Also, again, think this will be a really interesting and possibly quick read as there is some quirky typesetting throughout.
Read seven books
There are a couple of options I could go with for this challenge. It is always one of the challenges every year, and the route I go with is usually a poetry collection to have something short that I can knock out quickly to wrap it up. I could also go for a graphic novel, for the same reason. Strategic thinking!! This time, I think I’m going to go for a short novel, instead, and read Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson. She is becoming a staple in the readathons I’ve been taking part in, so I think it might be fun to keep up the trend. It’s around 190 pages, so definitely something I can read in a single evening.
That’s it! Let me know if you’ve read any of these, or want to – or if you are taking part in the BooktubeAThon too!