The Reading Rush readathon TBR
Namo Namaha friends. As you might know from my Instagram and Twitter feeds, I am participating in The Reading Rush readathon this week. This is my first readathon and understandably I am quite excited about it. Seven days of blissful reading… What’s not to like, isn’t it?
I didn’t think up this readathon (obviously!). It’s been going on every year for 7 years now! You can read up more about the readathon and its creators here. Do check them out.
The readathon is simple. You must read for 7 days from July 20th – 26th. You can choose your books based on the following prompts:
1. Read a book with a cover that matches the color of your birthstone.
2. Read a book that starts with the word “The”.
3. Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen.
4. Read the first book you touch.
5. Read a book completely outside of your house.
6. Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of.
7. Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live.
I have planned the following to-be-read pile based on the above prompts. I might add/remove the books as I progress as I still am very much a mood reader.
For now, though, this is the list:
1. Read a book with a cover that matches the color of your birthstone
My birthstone is Golden Topaz so for this prompt I am choosing to read Circe by Madeline Miller. Circe is listed under the historical fiction genre and it seems to be a Greek mythology inspired story. I am not familiar with Greek mythology but I enjoy mythical stories. Also, this book has garnered much attention and loads of praise. Plus the cover is gorgeous and matches my birthstone color. How can I resist?
2. Read a book that starts with the word “The”.
Though I have many books in my TBR that start with the word “The” I was not sure if I would be in a mood to read any of them right now. I wanted to mix up my TBR a bit to avoid putting myself into a slump.
Hence, I chose Riley Sager’s The Last Time I Lied. I read his Lock Every Door last year and liked it. I hope this book is fast-paced and thrilling enough to break the monotony of reading more serious & thought-provoking books.
This book seems to be a story about a camp trip gone wrong and the mystery behind it. Sounds intriguing and looks like just my cup of tea.
3. Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen
Surprisingly, this prompt was the toughest one for me to pick books for. As I mentioned earlier in a post, I do not like watching movies before I read their books but if I do watch then I don’t read their books post that. I have trouble not comparing both media extensively so I avoid the movies in general.
So for this prompt, I might read either Coraline or Howl’s moving castle. Both the movies are among my favorites so either one of them will do for this prompt.
4. Read the first book you touch
I am not sure what this prompt is all about. Nevertheless, a challenge is a challenge and I am just going to be a sport about it and attempt it in a way that I can grasp.
I am planning to stack some of my books and then just randomly touch any 1 of them and read them. I’ll do this as the challenge progresses.
5. Read a book completely outside of your house
This is one of the easier prompts. Being an audio-book fan reading outside is a preferred activity for me. Both Coraline and Howl’s moving castle are my audio-book picks. So will read either or both of them outside my house. I might even pick a new book if I need a bigger book to get through.
6. Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of
I have wanted to read more Classics. I am going to read one of the most widely read classic Peter Pan by J.M.Barrie for this prompt.
7. Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live
I can choose any of the books I have mentioned above for this prompt as none of them are based in Asia. But, I want to try and read as many books as possible so I am choosing One hundred years of solitude which is a classic literary fiction novel.
It’s supposed to be one of those books that everybody has read or atleast heard of. Booktubers rave about this book and I can’t wait to read it. I am not sure what this book is about and the synopsis doesn’t tell me much either. So I am just going to read it and figure it out for myself what the hype is all about.
And that’s a wrap, friends. That the TBR I have planned for this challenge. Many people are joining in and reading this whole week. I am sure I’ll be enjoying this mass reading extravaganza.
Are you joining? Have you read any of the books from my TBR? Which are your favorites? What does your TBR look like? I’ll be glad to catch up with you on this on my socials.
Also, I am hoping to record my reading experience this whole week. Let’s see how that goes. Till then, stay safe and healthy. Om Shanti.