I am a fan of readathons and connecting with others. So, when my buddy Ely posted about the Make Me Read It Readathon, I knew it’d be a fun idea. The readathon was created by Val and Ely.
How it Works
Basically, the readathon is going to run from August 6th til the 13th. You can pick any format of books, whether you own it or borrow it from the library, and list all the options you have in a poll. Yes, this readathon involves YOU voting for what I should read for that week. Now, because I read two things per week, I will perhaps give you 4-5 options.
So, I did not plan on this, but the Emojiathon is happening in June. Here, I am simply thinking out loud, and narrowing down my book shelves to fulfill the challenges. Technically, you only need four challenges to be done. But, I am a Slytherin and I am ambitious. Besides, I want to have as many options as possible.
Let’s do this.
Read a book about a marginalized group
This is a bit of a stretch, but I am taking the Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom crew as a magrinalized group. As a group, they’re definitely not the mainstream in their town.
Read a Contemporary Novel or a Romance
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Read a Cover-Buy
Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
Read a Book that Makes You Happy
The Selection by Keira Cass
Read a Sci Fi Book
Illuminae by Aimee Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Read a 2017 Release
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Read a Book You’re Annoyed that You Have Not Read Yet
Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
OR: Legend by Marie Lu
Read a Book You’ve Seen Everywhere
Vicious by VE Schwab or The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Read a Book That Takes Place in a Different Country
So, after much deliberation, I am joining RYBSAT this week. Basically, RYBSAT just means “read your book shelf a thon.” It took me a while to figure out which shelf I want to read. Now, though, I am all set for RYBSAT!
The really cool thing about this readathon is that it is going to be TWO WHOLE WEEKS.
And, afterwards, we have Tome Topple, so I am in reading marathon heaven right now.
As always, I want to share that: 1) I am a Slytherin, so rule breaking and ambition are a given.
Read Your Book Shelf a Thon (Round 1) TBR:
Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkowski (This is the cheating bit, because I was reading this already. It’s not from the shelf that I chose for this readathon, though. But, I need to finish it!)
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (supposedly, I was reading this, too. I may put it down, because I haven’t officially started it. But, to be fair, there’s another Susan Dennard book on this book shelf, so, kind of a substitution situation going on).
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Cathrynne Valente
If I do transform into the incredible hulk of reading and finish all of these books, I will then move on to read their sequels (except maybe…Hang on, let me ponder.
NO. READ ALL THE THINGS!).
Glad that was settled so quickly.
Moving on to goals, they’re basically the same ones that I have been trying to achieve. But, I am going to try to post more throughout the week (hopefully), and comment on blogs frequently as well.
So, if you know any nice peeps for me to connect with, as always, let me know. I could always use some awesomeness in my life.
And, if you are going to be doing RYBSAT this upcoming fortnight, you can connect with me here, Twitter, and Goodreads (I am also on Tumblr. Link to all of these things is right on the homepage and on the About Me page as well).