Happy September to my peeps! After attempting to squish my library books and TBR into different challenges for this week, I settled on the Randomathon. As usual, yours truly may have to go rogue. This series of challenges are set for readers to apply their TBRs from September 3rd to the 16th. You can check Randomathon’s Twitter right here.
Read a sci-fi book
From what I have researched, the Shatter Me series is considered sci-fi. Luckily for me, I have picked Restore Me from the library a few days ago. I am worried that Tahereh Mafi is going to torture the characters in this installment. Funnily enough, I didn’t read any spoilers. For those of you who don’t know, I actually find spoilers to be a good way of reducing anxiety induced by the reading experience.
All I know is that someone shaves their head.
Read a book with white on the cover
For this Randomathon challenge, I have two books. The first is my current read from the library, Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. Most of the cover is white.
The other book that I will use for this challenge is Sabaa Tahir’s A Reaper at the Gate. I did attempt to rush through this book when I got it from the library a few weeks ago. So, this time, I am trying to focus on taking my time and enjoying the story.
Incidentally, this is a book close to the ending of the series. Naturally, it is probably going to be intense.
Read a Harry Potter book
Nope. I am not doing that. Instead, I am reading another book I got from the library, The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Reading by Alexandra Bracken. Logical people would read the books they own by a given author first, especially when they have never read any of their work. But, bah, since when have I been logical?
Seriously though, it has ghosts and monsters. It’s perfect.
Read a Retelling
Ah, Randomathon is pushing me to read some of my forgotten books. I can read the Percy Jackson books (I read the first two and then stopped, like a fool). Or, I can read The Star-Touched Queen by Roshni Chokshi. Another option is Ash by Malinda Lo. Finally, I can perhaps read Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This list is giving me life goals. I am thrilled to see that there are retellings of stories around the world included on there.
Do you have favorite traditional stories that you grew up with? I grew up with Shahrazad stories mostly. There was a traditional love story called Antar and Abla, which was all kinds of heartbreaking. You can read about the main character right here.
Read a Book that was Published in 2014
Two options arise here as well. Dang it, Randomathon! The Young Elites by Marie Lu is one possibility. I am not sure it’s a good idea for me to tackle two series by the same author at the same time–I only read Legend and have not carried on with that series yet
Please don’t pelt me with tomatoes.
I think I may go with Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi because that would enable me to finish that trilogy.
Honesty Moment: I have never read more than 2-3 books in a week, so I don’t want to make plans that may overwhelm me (and you because, yo, this post is long).