I will be participating in the #fempowerathon readathon this week, so I wanted to share my TBR. You may find some books that have been on my TBR for a while. I am trying to get to all the books I have. #Fempowerathon has the focus on female power.
Below, you get to see me try to find books that fit in with these challenges. I am very excited for this readathon because…BOOKS and GIRL POWER.
Read a book with a woman in a position of power
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Read a book that stars a woman of color
Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh.
Read a book that stars an LGBT+ woman
A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab (she’d said in interviews that this book has no straight characters!)
Read a book with a prominent sister relationship
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Read a book about a woman with a mental illness
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Read an OWN voices Novel
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (in terms of race)
Read a book not set in the western world
Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
**Don’t have comic books for the final challenge. So, I’ll be reading the first Fairyland book by Cathrynne M. Valente
- Work on the novel daily
- Read twice a day
- Exercise multiple times a week (3-5)
- Daily yoga and meditation
Here is my TBR for the Read-o-Rama Readathon. It will take place from March 12-18th. I will link the twitter for it right here.
I want to say that even though week was kind of a fail in terms of reading, still, I feel somewhat hopeful. Many of the books I chose for this week are by authors I like, so there’s plenty to look forward to.
Rama in the Title or in the Author’s Name
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Book with Animal(s) on the Cover
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Catherynne M. Valente
Character that Shares Your Initial
(De)Lilah Bard in A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab
Book With Irish Elements
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Steifvater (Ronan is who I have in mind),
Book About an Illness
The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black (Vampires!)
Start a Series
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
Read a Book Blind
A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
Because we’re supposed to get seven books in the week, so I would like to read Winner’s Crime.
My goals are even simpler this week:
- Walk/exercise every day
- Write every day
- Read every day
- Try to be more active within the book community
For March, I will be participating in a couple of readathons. If you are curious to see what’s coming up on here, check out the readathon I intend to join below. Bonus points if you get to participate with me. I would love to have reading buddies.
Warning: I am a Slytherin through and through. 1) Ambitious, 2) Bending the rules a bit.
#AYearathon (March 6-12), #ReadOrama (March 12-19), #Fempowerathon (March 19-26)
Because the dates don’t exactly fit the entire month, I hope it’s okay with you to see my TBR as the weeks come along. Also, another reason for me to hold off on sharing the TBRs is to wait and see what the challenges will be. So far, not all readathons have shared the challenges.
I have rambled long enough! Let’s check out my plans for the week.
TBR for this week:
Winner’s Curse–by Marie Rutkwoski
Wrath and the Dawn–by Renee Ahdieh
Blue Lily, Lily Blue—by Maggie Stiefvater
A Gathering of Shadows–by VE Schwab
Exercise every day
Write creatively (Poetry and novel-writing daily)
Journal throughout the week (every other day?)
Post more reviews on here and on Goodreads
As I said before, I am going to be participating in readathons as much as I can. So, I read about the Because Dragons readathon. You can find more information right here. It is a readathon centered on fantasy, and it lasts for a whole week.
Here are the challenges with my TBR.
1. Read a diverse fantasy book. (could be #ownvoices, could be a POC author, could be a diverse cast of characters, or set in a part of the (real) world you are not familiar with)
When the Moon was Ours by Anna Marie McLemore (which is magical realism, not fantasy, I think).
2. Read a fantasy book with a steamy romance.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
3. Read a fantasy book with purple on the cover. (any amount is sufficient)
When the Moon was Ours
4. Read the next fantasy book in a series. (continue a series or start a new one)
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. I have been “reading” this book for decades. Millions of decades. I need to get on it.
5. Read a fantasy books with dragons in it.
Eon by Alison Goodman
I am hoping to review or at least comment on the books as I go. Hopefully, you have followed me on Goodreads! Link right here.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Okay, in 15 minutes, it’ll be a new year)
In an effort to turn this blog into more of a book blog, I am trying to participate in readathons. One of the neatest ones I have heard of is the Dumbledore’s Army Readathon. Unlike all the cool kids, I am keeping this a bit relaxed, and reading at my own pace.
Obviously, I am a Slytherin. Also obviously, you should follow me on Goodreads to see my reactions as I read these books. Another obvious thing is that I cheated and included two books that I am currently reading. Whatever. I just want to read more and to write more. Here we go.
The Sun is Also a Star–Nicola Yoon
Expelliarmus–A book about a marginalized group
Girl of Fire and Thorns–Rae Carson
Curvy girls of color, people like me, are not really in books often. For someone like me to be a hero of a story would mean the world to me. So, I can’t wait to read this one!
Impedmimenta–Diverse book that’s been on TBR the longest
Demon’s Covenant–Sarah Rees Brennan
You Know Me Well–Nina LaCour and David Levithan
Reducto–Smashing Glass Ceiling
Dream Thieves–Maggie Stievfater
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe–Benjamin Alire Saenz
Lumos–book recommended by bloggers
Cinder– Marissa Meyer