Happy weekend, and happy almost-start-of-the-reading-rush!
The Reading Rush (formerly known as Booktubeathon—you can read my post from last year here) is a week-long readathon that I’ve participated in the past two years. Each year for one week, readers all around the world come together to try to read as much as possible and complete various reading challenges.
This year’s readathon will take place from July 22nd-28th.
As you probably know if you’ve read my recent posts, I am currently in India with a family that I babysit for (which has been super awesome so far!!), so I’m not sure how much reading I’ll actually get done, but I’m still going to try to complete some of the challenges.
The reading challenges for this year have been up for a while, so I’ve had a lot of time to think about my tbr, and today I’ll be sharing it with you all!
This is a tentative tbr, and I probably won’t read all of these books, but anyway, without further ado, here is my tbr for the Reading Rush 2019!
1. Read a book with purple on the cover
My pick for this challenge is Lumberjanes Vol. 3. The cover for the collected volume doesn’t have any purple, but some of the covers for specific issues of the comic that are included in the collection do have purple on them, so I think it counts. (You can see that I picked a few books ahead of time that I’m really trying to fit into the challenges, haha.)
2. Read a book in the same spot the entire time
I’m going to use Book Love by Debbie Tung for this one—it’s a pretty short book, so I don’t think it will be too hard to read it all in one spot. I’ll probably just read it all in one sitting on my bed.
I’m super excited to read this book because I LOVED the author’s previous work. (You can read my review here.)
3. Read a book you meant to read last year
There are SO many books that I could choose for this, lol, but I think I’ll go with The Crossover by Kwame Alexander. This verse novel has been on my tbr for a long time, and I’ve enjoyed other books by Kwame Alexander, so I’m excited to finally get to this one.
4. Read an author’s first book
I will most likely read Nic Stone’s debut, Dear Martin, for this challenge. This is another book that I’ve really wanted to read for a while (since before it released, in fact).
5. Read a book with a non-human main character
Okay, so this challenge is a hard one, and at first I was having trouble thinking of a book that would fit, but then I got it—The Dark Prophecy, the second book in Rick Riordan’s Trials of Apollo series. (The main character is a god, not a human!)
(You can read my review of the first book in this series here.)
6. Pick a book that has five or more words in the title
I would have liked to read a longer book for this challenge, but because I’ll be trying to read as much as possible in a short amount of time, I will most likely read Jedi Academy: A New Class for this challenge.
7. Read and watch a book to movie adaptation
Okay so this isn’t exactly what the challenge is asking for, but I’m thinking of going with a TV adaptation instead so I can read a Sherlock Holmes book, The Hounds of the Baskervilles, and then watch an episode of Sherlock.
(Bonus) Read 7 books!
Like I said, I probably won’t end up reading all seven books, but we’ll see.
Is anyone else going to be participating in the Reading Rush? Which books are on your tbr for the challenge? I would love to chat about the readathon in the comments!