Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!
The Reading Rush (formerly known as the BookTubeAThon) is happening from July 20-26, and is hosted by Ariel Bisset and Raeleen LeMay! I have participated in this readathon for several years (click here to see my 2019 TBR post), and am most excited and prepared for this one! In order to help you pick out your TBR, the hosts have created reading challenges for you to participate in. I do not think I will be able to read seven books this upcoming week, but I have chosen six to attempt to read!
Challenge #1: Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birth stone.
My birthday is on May 27, therefore my birthstone is an emerald! For this challenge, I have chosen the book Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. I know this book is mostly dark blue, but the spine and the entire back cover are green, and since I really want to read this one, I am going to count it for this challenge!
Challenge #2: Read a book that starts with the word “The”.
For this challenge, I have chosen the book The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis. I purchased this book from Book Outlet two years ago, and never ended up picking it up before 2019 was over. I have heard phenomenal things about this one, and hope it lives up to my expectations!
Challenge #3: Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen.
I watched the movie adaptation of All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven on Netflix a few months ago, just because I could not wait to watch the movie since I thought the trailer looked so good! Looking back, I should have read the book first, especially because I enjoyed the movie so much. I bought this book over 4 years ago, and started it (I think I got around 50 pages into it) but never finished it. I am really, really excited to read this one!
Challenge #4: Read the first book you touch.
For this challenge, I closed my eyes and reached out to a random book on my TBR shelf, and I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid was the one I touched! I picked this book up because of Kat’s recommendation in one of her PaperbackDreams videos, and while I know nothing about this one, I have heard that it is very eery and creepy, which makes me incredibly intrigued by it! This book is the shortest book on my Reading Rush TBR, so I may leave this one until the last day to read!
Challenge #5: Read a book completely outside of your house.
This challenge is definitely my least favourite one, as it is asking participants to read outside of your house… during a pandemic. Plus, in most places in North America, we are in the thick of summer weather and it is incredibly hot outside. For this challenge, I will try to read one of the books I have already selected in a different spot than I usually read in.
Challenge #6: Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of.
For this challenge, I have selected Stamped From The Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi. I have been wanting to read more Non-Fiction books that revolve around racial history, and I think that this one is a good book to start off with. I have been trying my best to read one chapter of this book everyday, and I will be continuing to do that into the Reading Rush!
Challenge #7: Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live.
For the final Reading Rush challenge, I have chosen I Know You Know by Gilly MacMillan. This book takes place in Bristol, located in Europe, which is on a different continent than where I live (I’m in North America). I wanted to include a pure mystery/thriller novel in this TBR, and this one fit perfectly for this challenge! I have read some mixed reviews on this book, but recently people seem to be enjoying it.
Those are all of the books I hope to read for the 2020 edition of the Reading Rush! If you are participating and have a TBR post or video, leave a link to it in the comments and I will be sure to check it out!
Good Night Book Owls!