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Today’s post is a little different! I usually post my full TBR for the month, but I am so excited for this readathon and it’s so cool that it needs a proper post and a proper shoutout!
In August I’m going to be participating in the Trope-ical Readathon, hosted by Jenny from JenJen Reviews and her partner Rob! I adore taking part in readathons and I was debating doing a couple, and then Jenny told us about the one she had created and I was won over straight away. I was able to pick books that I already own and only had to purchase the team book and one other that I was missing to complete the full 13 common challenges, so I’m really happy to be finally really tackling the unread book piles.
This readathon will be running the whole of the month of August, you can still register until the 8th of August, so don’t forget to do that! And you can find all the information about this readathon, the different teams with their challenges, recommended books are more on Jenny’s blog here.
This readathon has 13 common challenges that you can try to achieve which can help you earn points, and you can pick any of the 5 teams, the idea is to pick your favourite genre as your team. You can also read any of the team books. I think that what drew me to this readathon was the wide range of prompts and it made me want to give each my best shot. Each team has a team book and two team challenges, so I am going to try to tackle every single challenge, which will bring my TBR to a total of 16 books!
As you can probably guess, I went for Team Science Fiction and Fantasy. The team book for Team SFF is Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron.
🌴 Team Challenge 1: “Magical Academy” Trope: Read a book featuring a magic academy.
For this prompt, I’m going to be reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians – The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. I’ve wanted to read it for such a long time and I’m so excited to finally get to it.
🌴 Team Challenge 2: “Time Travel” Trope: Read a book involving time travel.
As soon as I saw this prompt I was really happy because it’s one of my favourite tropes, but I was also a bit worried because the only book that I still have on my unread shelves with the trope is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It’s a really big book, mass market paperback so the writing is fairly small, but I’m going to give it my best shot.
I’m going to be trying to read books for each of these prompts. For a few of these, I couldn’t find a book to fit the prompt so I went with the alternative prompt instead!
🌴 Absent/ Dead Parent(s): The Raven Boys (#1) by Maggie Stiefvater
🌴 Strange Names: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
🌴 Outbreak: Pandemic: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
🌴 Forbidden Romance: Twilight (#1) by Stephenie Meyer
🌴 Dystopia: Red Queen (#1) by Victoria Aveyard
🌴 Blast From the Past = Alternative prompt: A book from a different generation (published before 2000): The Giver (#1) by Lois Lowry
🌴 Mixed Media: Illuminae (#1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
🌴 Artificial Intelligence = Alternative prompt: An ebook: Shadow City by Anna Mocikat
🌴 Amnesia = Artificial prompt: A book you forgot about on your TBR: Rivers of London (#1) by Ben Aaronovitch
🌴 Enemies to Lovers/Friends: The Wicked King (#2) by Holly Black
🌴 Chosen One = Alternative prompt: A recommended book: The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey
🌴 The New Kid in Town = Alternative prompt: A genre you don’t usually read: More Than Marmalade: Michael Bond and the Story of Paddington Bear by Rosanne Tolin
🌴 Retelling: Thorn (#1) by Intisar Khanani
So that’s my whole TBR for the Trope-ical Readathon in August, I think this is an amazing list and I have wanted to read all of these books for such a long time, I’m so excited to get to them and I’m going to do my very best to read them all!
That’s all for now, stay tuned for my usual monthly TBR with the other books I’ll be reading in August which will be going up tomorrow. See you soon, stay safe,