That moment when you make an ambitious goal and you’re feeling confident, then realize a week later there’s no way you can possibly meet said goal. That’s a brief summary of my life at the moment, because as you may know, I had hoped to read 31 books before school starts on August 16th. Well, here I am with about three weeks to go, and I’ve read a grand total of 7 books off of that list. In about a week and a half, I like to think that’s impressive. But I just don’t think I’ll manage to read 24 books in three weeks.
Although I’m certainly going to give it my best effort! That’s why this week, July 24th-30th, I’m going to take part in the 2017 Booktubeathon with Erika. The readathon was created by Ariel, a popular BookTuber. The goal is to read seven books in seven days, while also fulfilling various reading and video challenges. I won’t be doing the video challenges, but I’m sure as heck going to *try to* read seven books. In this post, I’ll be talking about my TBR for the readathon. Technically it’s supposed to be in a YouTube video, but I’m not able to film one currently so a blog post it is. 😉
Now without further ado, let’s jump in!
- Read a book with a person on the cover.
- Read a hyped book.
- Finish a book in one day.
- Read about a character that’s very different from you.
- Finish a book completely outdoors.
- Read a book you bought because of the cover.
- Read seven books.
I plan on doing every challenge except #5, because it’s way, way too hot where I am to be outside any longer than you absolutely have to be. So for that one, and challenge #7, I’ll be putting random books on my TBR.
- Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers, #2 in the His Fair Assassin trilogy. No explanation needed. I’m hoping to buddy-read this with Erika.
- History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera, stand-alone. I’m finally going to read one of Adam’s books! Finally! After a year and a half! I think it’s going to live up to the hype. I hope it does.
- The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, stand-alone. I loved Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda when I read it last year, and I wish I could’ve read this book sooner. I’m hoping to read all the books on this list in a day to make it easy on me, but for this specific challenge I thought I’d go with one of the new popular fluff books.
- Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers, #3 in the His Fair Assassin trilogy. I’m definitely not an assassin in 15th century Europe, so…
- How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake, stand-alone. I’ll be reading this one inside, like I said. Everyone loves this and I’m excited to see why.
- When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, stand-alone. I’m bending the rules a little because my TBR is too big for me to buy books based on their covers. But when ordering my big birthday haul, I made sure to get this book in hardcover purely because of the coffee scene on the back. 😛
- Geekerella by Ashley Poston, stand-alone. A retelling of Cinderella with a nerdy protagonist. Yes, yes, please.
I’ve never attempted to read so many books in so little time, or taken part in any readathons longer than 24 hours, so this one should be really fun even if I don’t succeed.
Are you taking part in Booktubeathon? If so, is this your first or have you done it before? Whether you’ve taken part or not, have you read any of the books on my TBR? Let’s chat! I’d love to know! 🙂
I’m off to try and finish Frostblood by Elly Blake before the readathon starts tomorrow. 🙂 I hope you all have a fabulous day/night! ❤
Until next time…