This week’s reading plans will center around the Unicorn Readathon, which involves reading about magical creatures. In fact, this is the only stipulation. Naturally, I have asked my sister to help me narrow things down. In other words, we will be breaking down a series of magical creatures and sift through my to-be-read piles to fulfill the Unicorn Readathon.
“M is for magic. All the letters are, if you put them together properly. You can make magic with them, and dreams, and, I hope, even a few surprises…” –Neil Gaiman
April 2018 Week 2 Plans Feat. the Unicorn Readathon Idea: Werewolves:
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater is the only series that is centered around werewolves. Plus, it is a kissing book, which is welcomed in my world after reading the kissing-less Raven Cycle by the same author.
Another book I am going to add to satisfy this category is Changeless by Gail Carriger. It involves all kinds of creatures, but among them are werewolves. In fact, the main character’s love interest is a werewolf. I love him.
Unicorn readathon idea: Vampires
Twilight, obviously, by Stephenie Meyer is going to be excellent for this week. I think it will help get me out of my slumpy feelings in general. It totally fits into the Unicorn Readathon because it involves vampires and werewolves. Plus, it is a classic. I miss reading these books. I only have the first two for now. This participation could lead me to gather the next two books in the series next month. It’s exciting to revisit these stories once more.
Unicorn readathon idea: Goblins
I actually could not think of a single book for this one, but my sister pointed out the Spiderwick Chronicles would fulfill this aspect of the Unicorn readathon. Besides, I don’t get to read about goblins that much, so this is going to be rather refreshing. In addition, this challenge helps me also get to the Of Wonderland book club’s challenges of reading books with movie adaptations. Perfect!
Percy Jackson books involve a centaur, and I am so thrilled to include the next book in the series for this week’s reading plans. The unicorn readathon probably evokes the image of cute creatures. And, I am not saying centaurs aren’t cute, but they are not what is traditionally included in the cute-magical-creatures club.
unicorn readathon idea: Mermaids/sirens
I obviously will read my only mermaid books, Wake by Amanda Hocking. This is exceptionally perfect for the unicorn readathon challenge because the mermaids in this book are so not cute. They’re terrifying, actually. It’d be nice to balance the fun feels of Twilight with the dark feel of this book.
unicorn readathon idea: Faeries
It’s time to tackle the Iron King again (by Julie Kagawa). I have the whole series (I think) and I reckon it could really be a fun time to explore the fairy mythology from the perspective of an older series. The covers are gorgeous and they just scream unicorn readathon reading plans.
unicorn readathon idea: angels
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick used to be one of my favorites. I want to reread the series (I only have repurchased the first two so far). This week is going to be so much fun for me. I look forward to capturing the magic of these creatures in some posts in the near future.
What are you reading this week? Are you participating in any readathons? Tell me all about it.
See you in the comments.