It’s that time of the year again!!
The time when all of Booktube (and a lot of the book community) comes together for one huge read-a-thon, Booktbe-A-Thon. Check out their Youtube channel for more information on what the Booktube-A-Thon is and how you can join in on the fun.I’ll leave the link down below This year the Booktube-A-Thon will be from July 18-25.
I’m super excited this year because I haven’t read much since the year started because of school and exams so I am ready to get back into the groove of reading. This year will be my second time participating. Last year I did really well. I read six books and completed five challenges . I pray for that success or even better this year but I’m not sure it can happen since I have an event at church all of next week and won’t be able to read all day. I will try my best though.
The 2016 Reading Challenges are
1/ Read a book with yellow on the cover.
2/ Read a book only after sunset.
3/ Read a book you discovered through booktube.
4/ Read a book by one of your favourite authors.
5/ Read a book that is older than you.
6/ Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation.
7/ Read seven books.
Here are my picks for each challenge:
1. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
This is an adult novel about a woman, Georgie McCook, whose marriage is on the rocks but she still loves her husband and isn’t sure what to do. She then discovers a way to communicate with her husband,Neal, in the past through a magic telephone. Now, she might have a chance to fix things in their past and save her marriage before it starts.
I’ve only read one book by Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor and Park, and it was easy to read and i got through it pretty fast plus I really enjoyed it so I have high hopes for this one.
2. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
I don’t know much about this book except for it is about werewolves so I thought it would be a great book to read after sunset . Plus, the writing is in blue so I think that would be great for reading after dark.
3. To All the Boys I’ve Love Before by Jenny Han
The cover for this book is so beautiful it makes me feel so bad for just having it sitting on my shelf but it is finally time for me to read it. This book is about a sixteen year old girl, Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes but instead writes love letters to them about how she feels. She seals them and keeps them in a hatbox but one day they all get mailed out. Now, she has to deal with all her crushes face to face and discovers that something good may come out of these letters.
I almost chose Throne of Glass for this challenge because I’ve seen it all over Booktube but I figured it would be a little too ambitious especially because of the next book I chose.
4. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
I know, this book is huge. Not Game of Thrones huge but big enough but i really like Cassandra Clare’s books (at least the last two I read ). She’s not on favourite author level yet but i definitely want to keep reading her work .
5. Hardy Boys -The Flickering Torch Mystery by Franklin W. Dixon
I’m taking it way back with this one.This book was published in 1943 so it is definitely older than I am. I didn’t choose a classic because i have quite a few Hardy Boy and Nancy Drew books just waiting to be read so I decide it was time to read them. Plus it’s only 180 pages!
6. Room By Emma Donoghue
Choosing a book for this was actually kinda hard because i don’t have any books on my shelf right now that has been turned into movie so I’m gonna get this one on kindle. This is about Jack and his Ma who live in Room. It is where Jack grew up,it is his home but to Ma, it is a prison in which she has been trapped for seven years. Ma devises a plan to escape and experience the outside world with her son.
7. The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines
I read the Vincent Boys during last year’s Booktube-A-Thon and it was very easy to read so I am hoping this book can help me complete the seven books challenge.
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Hopefully, I’m not being overly optimistic with my choices and I can read all of these. Wish me Luck! Keep Curious!