Hello bookish friends!
It’s that time of year again!
I had 10 days holiday to use up by the end of August, so I decided to take this week off work and use it to read, read, read! I have a trip to Brighton booked for the first few days of the readathon so I plan to read by the seaside, too.
If you want any information on The Reading Rush (previously the BookTube-A-Thon) you can watch the announcement video here and the challenge announcement video here. This year there’s also a website that you can sign up to that tracks your progress, allows you to interact with other participants, amongst many other things.
I’m being quite ambitious with my TBR this year since I do have the week off but I’m feeling very excited about all the books I plan to read.
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
I’m reading Starry Eyes for the challenge to read a book with a purple cover. I’ve read Night Owls from Jenn Bennett previously and really enjoyed it. Although this one’s on the long side, it’s a contemporary, so I’m hoping I will be able to tear through it quite quickly. It’s a best-friends-turned-worst-enemies-to-maybe-lovers story which is a really exciting spin on the enemies-to-lovers trope.
Conspiracy of Ravens by Leah Moore, John Reppion & Sally Jane Thompson
I wanted to choose a graphic novel for the challenge of reading a book in the same spot as it would be a quick read. I rarely read in the same spot for too long as I get bored of my surroundings easily and like to read in multiple spots a day. Is anyone else like this, where they get fatigued by their environment? I’m not actually sure what this graphic novel is about – all I know is that it involves family secrets and magical lockets.
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
I’ve chosen The Kiss of Deception for the challenge of reading a book you meant to read last year. I’ve actually meant to read this one for the past few years and I’ve decided that it’s finally time to get to it. I’ve got an audio book out for this one so I know I’ll definitely be able to commit to the nearly 500 page length.
The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie
I’m reading The Abyss Surrounds Us for the read an author’s first book challenge. I’ve had this one on my shelf for just over a year now and I’m not sure why because sapphic pirates. It’s one of the shorter books on my TBR which will be a nice breather from the longer ones.
The Land I Lost by Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan
I’m not sure if Shadowhunters count for the challenge of read a book with a non-human main character but that’s what we’re going with. I’ve really enjoyed the stories of this anthology so far and this one follows Alec who’s one of my all time favourite characters.
Music and Malice In Hurricane Town by Alex Bell
I’m reading this one for the read a book with 5 or more words in the title challenge. I picked this one up on a whim at the library so I don’t know too much about it apart from the fact that it’s an urban fantasy that takes place in an alternate New Orleans and has a secret underworld.
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
So. This is happening. I don’t know why I’m in the mood to re-read this but I am so we’re doing it. I’ll be reading Twilight for the final challenge – read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation. I first read this when I was 15-years-old so I’m actually really excited to read this a decade later. I’ve watched the films multiple times since then, so it’ll be interesting to remember how faithful an adaptation it was to the book.
So that’s it for my Reading Rush TBR. What are some of the books you’re planning to read for this readathon?