I am finally on my summer holidays and this means lots of relaxing and reading! I am hoping to take part in a few readathons over the summer, the first being The Reading Rush. The Reading Rush is hosted by Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay and has been running since 2013! It usually happens every July and this year it is taking place from 20th – 26th July. If you want more information click here.
There are prompts or challenges you can do to help pick your TBR for the readathon, and although you don’t have to, I have decided to! I do love a good challenge.
Are you taking part in The Reading Rush this year?
My TBR for The Reading Rush
1. Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birth stone
I am an August birthday, so my birthstone is Peridot which is green! This wasn’t a hard one to figure out as I already had a book with a green cover that I’d purchased recently — The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley. This sounds like such a adventure filled middle grade which I am looking forward to reading.
2. Read a book that starts with the word “The”
I am finally going to be able to read The Paper & Hearts Society: Read with Pride. I have been wanting to read this since I got it back in May, so as you can imagine I am very eager to get into it.
3. Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen
For this prompt I am choosing To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I’ve seen the amazing film, but I still haven’t read the book even after saying I will countless times! I am hoping it’s just as good or even better than the film version.
4. Read the first book you touch
For this prompt I closed my eyes and picked up the first book on my TBR trolley that I touched, and luckily for me it was Loveless by Alice Oseman. I have heard nothing but good things about this one, and I haven’t read a book featuring an ace character before so I’m very intrigued!
5. Read a book completely outside of your house
I have chosen Pet by Akwaeke Emezi for this one, as it’s quite a short book so I reckon I could read it within a few hours sitting outside in my garden or in a park. It sounds incredible and from what I’ve seen it’s meant to be amazing.
6. Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of
I want to start trying to read more Sci-Fi and Dystopian so The Loop by Ben Oliver sounds like a perfect place to start. I am intrigued by it’s premise and am hoping it helps me in wanting to read more books within that genre.
7. Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live
Here Lie The Secrets takes place in New York, and I have been wanting to pick this up for a while. I love a good YA Thriller and this just sounds like one that I am going to get so absorbed in.