Hello! We’re about to start week 4 of January 2018. I’m planning to participate in The Pop-sugar reading challenge (continued). Let me share the reading plans for the week along with the challenges I want to try to fulfill.
A book with characters who are twins
I started reading some of Holly Black’s newest release, The Cruel Prince. When I was checking out the first page, I noticed that the main character is a twin! How serendipitous is that. As a book already on my TBR and on my shelves, this is going to be a lot of fun. Nobody does fae quite like Holly Black, I always say that.
a book by a local author
Tahereh Mafi is kind of a local author. From what I know, she grew up in California, but her family is from Iran. My family is from a country in the middle east, and I spent a huge chunk of my life growing in California. I will be reading her newest release Whichwood. To be transparent, I have already started reading for this challenge, and will perhaps have fulfilled before this post is up. The book is just too good, okay. I can’t help myself.
a book about death or grief
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera sounds like it deals with death in a unique way. Plus, I like this author’s books. It’ll be an emotional sucker-punch, but hopefully it will be a fun read at the same time.
To give myself even more options, especially if I can squeeze in more books, I’m going to try another challenge. To participate more in the bookish community, I am also trying to do some work within the Winter Biannual Bibliothon. Here are the challenges, aside from reading the community book for this readathon.
2. Read a sequel
I am thinking of continuing with Susan Dennard’s Something Strange and Deadly (the second book in her steampunk zombie novel).
3. Read a book you’ve never heard of before
Two books come to mind: first, Marissa Meyer’s Cinder is often recommended but I would have never ventured into it on my own. OR Susan Dennard’s Something Strange and Deadly, because I generally do not do zombies.
4. Read a book about mental illness
According to this list, We Are Okay by Nina LaCour has some mental illness elements.
5. Read a book that was mentioned in another book/movie/show etc.
I can’t think of anything that would fit with this prompt. Like, I looked through my books and I can’t find two books that I already own that reference each other.
6. Read a book under 200 pages
Shorter books aren’t quite on my list often. BUT, We Are Okay is around 200 pages. Plus, I like multitasking and reading a book that satisfies more than one prompt. Happy dance.
7. Read a backlist title
Depending on whether the library has the books available or not, I want to continue with the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I don’t have the books on my shelves (yet) and I am in love right now. If the books aren’t available yet, I am thinking of giving Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes a chance. I have books 1-5. OR: I can check out Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman, if I am feeling that Victorian-y vibe.
So many choices. It’s a blessing and a curse.
What are you hoping to read this week? Share in the comments (I typed “Shake it in the comments” at first. You’re welcome).
Later days, dudes.