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I am breaking rules again to guide my reading for the week. Obviously, Booktube-a-thon is a good idea. Ariel Bissette is among my favorite online peeps. Let’s see what I can come up with in terms of a TBR. Booktube-a-thon, here I come! (Also: Please, Booktube-a-thon peeps, don’t be mad at me for not waiting till it was the official time for the readathon).
Booktube-a-thon Challenge #1: Let a coin toss decide your first read.
I am using my sister as a number generator for this challenge. Let’s see which number she picks. Okay, she picked #3, which is A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard. Ah, zombie-like creatures and a clever main character who is not bogged down by her setting. I hope I remember everyone in the story enough to follow the plot.
Booktube-a-thon Challenge #2: Read a book about something you want to do.
My brain was always fascinated by Sherlock Holmes-like intelligence. While I recognize that I would totally be crap at it, the next best thing is to finally read the first Dresden Files book, Storm Front. Sigh. I have been trying to get to this book for a while.
I also want a Pokemon-like buddy, thus my consideration of Taran Matharu’s Novice sounds sensible.
Booktube-a-thon Challenge #3: Read and watch a book to movie adaptation.
I am torn between two options for this challenge. Option #1: Coraline or #2 Stardust. OR The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. We’ll see which option seems appealing at that moment.
Booktube-a-thon Challenge #4: Read a book with green on the cover.
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater is my pick for this challenge. Admittedly, it is taking me three thousand years to get to this trilogy, which is silly because I like the story.
Booktube-a-thon Challenge #5: Read a book while wearing the same hat the whole time.
Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi should be fairly quick to read. I find this challenge silly because it assumes the participants don’t cover their head usually. I have been wearing hijab and turbans for nearly three years. It feels weird to have my religious dressing requirements be part of a reading challenge. Just throwing this out there.
Booktube-a-thon Challenge #6: Read a book with a beautiful spine:
Mary Robinette Kowal’s Shades of Milk and Honey has a beautiful cover and spine. Another contender for this challenge is Jenna Black’s Glimmerglass. This challenge is different for me because, unlike many book lovers, I don’t normally pay attention to spines. Thanks, Booktube-a-thon. My life will never be the same.
Booktube-a-thon Challenge # 7: Read seven books.
Either Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr or His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik are possibilities for this challenge.