First off, let me tell you how much I love the annual Booktubeathon. I did it for the first time in 2017 and it was my first time doing any kind of real readathon where I was super dedicated. If you don’t know what Booktubeathon is about, it’s basically a readathon to help encourage more reading. There are 7 challenges and the last challenge is always to read 7 books. So that means trying to read 7 books in 7 days! Crazy, I know. I actually can’t remember if I finished 7 books last year but I know I really enjoyed it. Not just because it was fun to binge read but because I participated in the Instagram challenges that actually got me a LOT of exposure. I have made friends with so many new people as a result and it seriously boosted my confidence in the book community.
Now last year I chose a lot of skinny books (for obvious reasons) but this year I decided to actually challenge myself. It’ll be even more of a challenge since I’ve so busy working and studying full-time but I’m a classic ambitious snake that must set the highest goal. If you guys would like to know more about Booktubeathon and participate, check out their website (we can get certificates now ;))
Here are the official challenges for 2018:
- Let a coin toss decide your first read.
- Read a book about something you want to do.
- Read and watch a book to movie adaptation.
- Read a book with green on the cover.
- Read a book while wearing the same hat the whole time.
- Read a book with a beautiful spine.
- Read seven books.
Here is my TBR for the Booktubeathon 2018:
1. Let a Coin Toss Decided Your First Read & 3. Read and Watch a Book to Movie Adaptation.
I did this last year, a lot of people do it and this is what I’m doing because combining challenges makes it that much easier to tick off a lot of challenges. In a combination of the two, last week during an Instagram Story Video where I announced my TBR, I did my coin toss between Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo and I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore.
The winner was….*drumroll*…I am Number Four! I have read this book and the first sequel ages ago, I loved it back then and I thought the movie was amazing, although thinking back on it now…it wasn’t really. I’m still excited to read this again though! I can’t remember a lot at all so it’ll be like reading it for the first time, almost.
2. Read About Something You Want to Do
My pick for this challenge was A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray! I have always been a fan of Claudia’s and I used to love her Evernight series. I have tried to read this book maybe 3 times on separate occasions a few years back but every single time I’d have to return it to the library, so when I saw it in the shop, I picked it right up so that I could actually get past 20 pages. It fits this challenge because TRAVELLING between goddamn DIMENSIONS would be amazing, and I’d love to do that one day.
4. Read a Book with Green on the Cover & 6. Read a Book with a Beautiful Spine
My pick for a book with green on a cover that has a beautiful spine is A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge!
Since cover buys are essential to a design student addicted to book shopping, I picked up this book I had no idea about in my local bookstore, from an author I’d never heard of and the premise of this book is just so ORIGINAL. It’s fresh and inviting and it’s got such a beautiful cover. I was actually torn in-store because they had an earlier edition that was even prettier but I got this one because it would match all the other editions of her books (one of which I bought that day and hope to read after this readathon). If you know any of this author’s works or have read this book, what did you think?
5. Read a Book While Wearing the Same Hat the Whole Time
This was honestly such an easy one for me because it’s winter in Australia, it’s cold af, I literally do not need to be told to wear a beanie on any day so the book I chose for this challenge was Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. Purely because I recently got it, I love science fiction to bits and it looks like a sweet quick read!
7. Read Seven Books
Yes, so far I’ve only announced 4 books so I chose the following three that I will hopefully get through in 7 days:
Vicious by V.E. Schwab, because I’m super late to the Schwab bandwagon and the next book is coming out soon!
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren, because I’m still in an unending contemporary mood and this sounds so cute!!
Frostblood by Elly Blake, another first book in a series with the latest book coming out, I’m hoping to read the sequel as well in August (check out my August TBR HERE).
And that is my 2018 Booktubeathon TBR!
Are you participating? What are you going to read? What kind of hat will you wear?
Tell me all about it!
Images sources from Goodreads.