Hello! April is upon us and, as such, my reading plans for the week are going up on the blog. This month, I am participating in Of Wonderland’s book club challenge of reading books with movies. In addition, for this week, I am supplementing some challenges from the GrabOnReadathon to focus my reading. Here are the challenges.
1. Read a book with a name in the title
For this one, I am considering reading either; Leslye Walton’s The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender or Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.
2. Read a first book in a series
Again with the indecisiveness. I am considering two options (maybe I’ll read both of them). The Field Guide of the Spiderwick Chronicles is one on my list. It’s also a movie. The other book I really want to get to at some point is Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Right now, I only have the first two books in the series.
3. Read a book from a genre you haven’t read yet this year
The Ava Lavender book is magical realism, which I have not yet read this year. It’s one of my favorites, so I am thinking of maybe trying also to read Bone Gap by Laura Ruby. It honestly depends on which one fits my mood better. However, I do want to get to a magical realism novel early in April.
4. Read a book with LGBTQIA+ representation
While I adore Adam Silvera’s writing, I am not sure I can handle heartbreak right now. And, even though I was not a huge fan of her writing, I do have Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour. If that one does not resonate with me just yet, I could give Ash by Melinda Lo a try.
5. Read a book chosen for you by someone else
I am going to ask my sister to pick something for me to try and read. Already this week’s reading plans are epic. I am afraid (and excited)
6. Read a book set in a different time than the present
I have to squeeze this book in somehow, so I am fitting it here. A Torch Against the Night has an old-time feel to it.