Well, greetings, everyone! I did not intend to do this particular readathon, but things in my life have been telling me that I need to slow down… which has culminated in at least a week-long quarantine in my very small apartment! It’s okay, (I’m so far asymptomatic but am taking all the precautions and always wearing a mask when I venture out to walk my doggo) because there are a lot of books I’d like to read and time hasn’t been on my side these days, you know? So anyway! I’m hoping to read five books this week (LOFTY, I KNOW), and I’m not going to waste anymore time with this intro, so here we go.
There are seven challenges for the Reading Rush, and I’m going to tryyyyyy to complete all of them, but I’m double dipping on a couple because I know I can’t read seven books in a week. Even five is a lot for me. But I’m going to try! Here are the challenges:
- Book that Starts with “The”
I’m completing this challenge by reading The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee. This was tougher than I thought! Not a lot of books in the genres I frequent actually start with the word “the.”
- Book that is the Same Color as My Birth Stone
So I’m a February baby, which means the purple amethyst is my birthstone. I’m going to complete this challenge by reading They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera! It’s been on my list forever!
- Book from My Least Read Genre
This is CLEARLY nonfiction, and our book club pick for this month is How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. So I’ll definitely be diving head first into that one.
- Book that Takes Place on a Different Continent
I’m so pumped about this! So Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore takes place in France and I’m so excited because this has been on my list since I first heard about it! It’s time.
- Book Adaptation where You’ve Already Seen the Movie
A slight stretch, but I’m going to read the graphic novel of WonderWoman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. I chose this partially because I’m excited about it and partially because…
- Read a Book Outside Your Home
It’s a little bit shorter and I can probably read it out on my balcony in one or two sittings. Because, you know… quarantined and all. (Wear a mask.)
- Read the First Book You Touch
And finally! I was actually holding How to Be an Antiracist when I was looking into these challenges, so it was the first book I touched! Ha! And that rounds out the five books of the week.
I will not be staying up until midnight to start reading, but I will probably read for a bit after doggo wakes me at 5 am. Gotta get back to sleep somehow, ya dig?
Anyone else doing the Reading Rush this year? Let me know in the comments!