Hello! Yes, I have an awful lot to catch up on, a lot has happened in my life and not having a properly functioning laptop doesn’t make things easier! However, that’s for another post, this one is all about BookTube-a-Thon!
This is the 3rd year for the readathon, which is run by Ariel Bissett and involves a ton of other booktube hosts. There are reading challenges, Twitter sprints, video challenges. You can try to do them all or you can just pick and choose. I fully completed the readathon year one (links here) and didn’t do so great last year (links here), however I am SUPER excited and ready to go! And I love that Sharon, Roisin, Chloe and Paula are all involved, it makes it so much more interesting and fun having all these friends involved too.
Now for the challenges. There are 7 for the week and after each one I’ll say that I think I’ll read to cover that challenge.
1. A book with blue on the cover
Easy enough challenge! I’m going with a book I’ve actually already started but I don’t want to leave it hanging. It’s Armada by Ernest Cline, I really enjoyed his first book Ready Player One so I’m hoping to enjoy this book too, which has a similar theme where the real world and the world of gaming collide.
2. A book by an author who shares same first letter as your last name
I really wanted to do one with my full initials, as it’s part of the year long Pop Sugar reading challenge I’m doing, but I can’t find the list of names I had come across before so instead I’m going for Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke, as it’s been ages since I’ve read any of this series and it’ll be a very quick read as well.
3. Someone else’s favourite book
I’m going to go with Ariel’s favourite book, Animal Farm by George Orwell, mainly because I was planning on reading it anyway this read as part of that Pop Sugar challenge! I just need to get my hands on a copy.
4. The last book you acquired
Had my sister remembered to bring Lena Dunham’s book down, it would be that one. Instead it’s Criminal London by Tom Hollington, a book I picked up in York at the beginning of the week. I barely had room in my suitcase but I read a few pages and it fascinated me. It is set out like a tourist guide book, with walks and stuff, so it’ll be good to plan some things to do in London next time I’m there!
5. Finish a book without letting go
The hardest of all the challenges! Read a book from start to finish without letting go of it. You can stop reading it as long as it’s still in your hands! This’ll be interesting anyway, I hope it comes into the library on time for me otherwise I might struggle with this one! Plus I’m dying to finish the Scott Pilgrim series too.
6. A book you really want to read
I’ve been dying to read Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill for a while now, I bought the book a few months ago but haven’t got around to it. I just hope I can find it in one of the boxes!
7. Read 7 books
While you can double or triple up on challenges to complete them, the beauty of having one for each challenge means you’ll complete THIS challenge, read 7 books. I’m going to read the next book in the Throne of Glass series, Heir of Fire, by Sarah J Maas.
And that’s it for now! Of course, these will most likely change about, depending on how my week goes (like the books I’m relying on getting from the library coming in on time) but I hope I can still get the challenges all completed even if the books change around.
The BookTube-a-Thon starts at midnight of whatever time zone you’re in, so not long to go here in Ireland! There’s still time to join too and have fun.