So many exciting readathons! I’ve been looking forward to Mercy’s reading challenge all month. It takes place between 22nd – 28th October. Here are my picks for the Autumn Readathon challenges:
(1) Read a gothic or spooky book: The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
(2) Read a non-fiction novel that is “autumnal”: American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse
(3) Read a novel set in a cold location: Same as 1. I believe it’s set in England during the wintertime
(4) Read a historical novel: Same as 1. It’s set during the 1920s, haha!
(5) Read a short story collection: I’m going to choose between The Dead Husband Project by Sarah Meehan Sirk or Helen Oyeyeami’s What is Not Yours is Not Yours!
(6) Read an adult novel with young female protagonist: The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss (I started this one recently, but finding it a bit slow atm)
I haven’t decided if I’ll be posting my updates periodically or all at once at the end of the week.
In the meantime, happy reading! ☕
I really wanted to participate in ReadByZoe’s 24 hour Halloween reading challenge but life came in the way, I suppose. But fret not because Dewey’s day long readathon is happening this Saturday (21st October). In my timezone, it’s 5:30 PM on Saturday until 5:30 PM the next day. Frankly, I didn’t read last week and I’m in a mini-slump. I hope this book challenge will help me get out of it and encourage me pick up more novels this month.
What I’m hoping to finish reading for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon:
- The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory: I’m about 350 pages in this massive 735 page novel! Fingers crossed I finish it soon.
- The Bay of Foxes by Sheila Kohler: I’m about 30% into this little novel. The plot is a bit slow but intriguing so I will continue on with this one.
- Folk by Zoe Gilbert: I kindly received an arc of this book from the publishers via NetGalley. It’s another short one so… fingers crossed!
- Last Sext by Melissa Broder: I thought it would be fun to throw in a poetry collection in here because it’s very quick and fun to get through.
Happy Reading, bookworms! 😄
Disclaimer: I am not a YouTuber. Also, I am not going to finish seven books in seven days.
But this should be loads of fun, right? Yes!
The Booktubeathon is hosted by Ariel Bissett (who is an awesome human being) and will take place between 24th – 30th July of this year. Here are my picks for each challenge:
- Pick a book with a person on the cover: For this I choose The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I was planning on reading this next, anyway.
- Read a hyped book: Can I choose The Shadow of the Wind again? Haha, if not that, it is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
- Finish a book in a day: I’m pretty sure I can get through Clara’s Daughter by Meike Ziervogel in a day because it’s a very short thriller.
- Read about a character that is very different from you: Birdie by Tracey Lindberg is about a Cree woman. It should be a harrowing and interesting read.
- Finish a book outdoors: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. A play counts, yes?
- Read a book you bought because of the cover: I would be repeating a book here –The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It’s such a gorgeous cover!
- Read seven books: WELL. If I had to pick two more books, they’d be – Orlando by Virginia Woolf and Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough.
Let the games begin!
1. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (currently reading)
2. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
3. Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett
4. The Clay Girl by Heather Tucker
5. The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
6. Birdie by Tracy Lindberg
7. The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times by Xan Brooks
8. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
9. The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss
10. The Museum of You by Carys Bray
11. English Animals by Laura Kaye
12. Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
13. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler