July: The Readathon Month | The Final Biannual Bibliothon & The Reading Rush TBR
I cannot help myself okay. I just love challenges and being ambitious and pushing myself, and even though I’ve told myself – just chill, don’t try to stress yourself by doing readathons – I CANNOT help myself.
I will now be attempting to do two readathons this July. Hence, my July TBR will consist of the TBRs for these two lovely readathons.
what am I doing to myself
The first readathon is the Biannual Bibliothon! I was lucky enough to be one of the bloggers involved in the last round and this time, this is the LAST Bibliothon. It’s very sad and bittersweet, and although there won’t be any blog challenges, I’ll be trying my best to smash out the reading challenges.
This year’s final Bibliothon will run from July 11th to July 19th.
Biannual Bibliothon TBR
Reading Challenge(s) — Book
*GROUP BOOK* : AURORA RISING— I already read this in June (RTC) which is sad, maybe I should’ve waited, I will still participate in the discussions though.
2. Adult Book — Exhalation by Ted Chiang (Asian Reading Challenge)
3. Graphic Novel & 4. A Book Based on its Cover Free Choice/Wild Card Book — Monstress Vol 1 by Marjorie Liu (Asian Reading Challenge)
5. A Book from an Author You’ve Never Read Before, 6. Read a Book You Were Really Excited for, but Never Picked Up & 7. Read a Predicted 5-Star Read Read — The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X. R. Pan (Asian Reading Challenge)
8. One of the Hosts’s 5-Star Reads — Kelly’s 5 Star Read: Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire
= 4 books over 7 challenges to complete in 9 days.
The second readathon for this month is The Reading Rush (formally the BookTubeathon – a much-cherished readathon I’ve participated in twice now). This year, since it has been rebranded, this readathon has now got its own super cool website where you can sign up and keep track of your reading, participate in forum discussion and even go to Read-Ins where you go somewhere in real life, in person and read with a bunch of people!
Even though there isn’t a confirmed read-in in Melbourne, where I live, the concept of this is pretty awesome. You guys can sign up on the website right here. While I’ll definitely be doing the reading challenges, I will not be doing the Instagram one as well, unlike my first year. The reading challenges can be overlapped which is great for me because my reading has been slower since I’ve been sick and slumping for months now.
This year’s Reading Rush will run from July 22nd to July 28th.
The Reading Rush TBR
Reading Challenge(s) — Book
(1) Read a book with purple on the cover, (2) Read a book in the same spot the entire time — The Disasters by M. K. England; honestly this second challenge is so easy cause 90% of the time I read in my bed.
(3) Read an author’s first book — Again but Better by Christina Riccio
(4) Read a book featuring a non-human character — Saga Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan/Philip Pulman’s Northern Lights: The Graphic Novel (depending on which one I can get from the library).
(5) Read a book you meant to read last year, (6) Read a book that has 5 or more words in the title — The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil (Asian Reading Challenge)
(7) Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation — A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness; this will make cry when I re-read the book and I’ll probably cry even harder while watching this movie since I haven’t watched it before.
= 5 books over 7 challenges to complete in 7 days.
I’m so excited to take part in these readathons and hopefully get through a chunk of my TBR for each of them. However, combined they do only make up 16 days of the month which is essentially half the month so I’ve got plenty more time to read more books! This TBR isn’t set and is likely to change based on my mood but these books are what I currently want to be able to read in July in between the two readathons
What Do I Plan To Read In Between?
Dark Blade by Steve Feasey
The Eyes of Tamburah by Maria V Snyder
We Hunt The Flame by Hasfah Faizal
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
Paper Girls Vol. 3
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (FINALLY)
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
= 6 books over 15 days
Overall, what is my super ambitious
stupid reading goal for July? A total of 15 books. Can I do it? We’ll see.
I feel like I did restrain myself a little considering there are like 5 more readathons happening in July.
Do you plan to take part in any of these readathons? What will you be reading if you are?
Until next time,