Wednesday, July 15, 2020

My Reading Rush TBR

The Reading Rush (formally known as BookTubeAThon) is a week-long readathon for book lovers all around the world that will take place July 20th - 26th. For one week readers gather together to read as much as they possibly can and to participate in challenges and giveaways online.

Here's the Youtube announcement video:

I am hosting my own Fun In The Sun Reading Challenge so I really wanted as many of my books to be summer-themed. I was able to get all but one to fall under this category. It took a while to find books but I'm so happy I was able to.

The challenges: 

1. Read a book with a cover that matches the color of your birthstone. 

After searching for hours on Overdrive for a summer-themed book with a dark pink cover (my birthstone is October) I finally decided to just Google "books with pink cover" and found a summer-themed book in less than a minute. For this challenge, I will be reading Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen.

2. Read a book that starts with the word “The”

It was actually pretty easy to find a summer-themed book that started with "the." The hard part was deciding which book to read. I finally decided on The Summer List by Amy Mason Doan.

3. Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen. 

I couldn't find a book that inspired a movie that I wanted to read so I'm bending the rules here and am doing a television show instead. Despite my efforts, I could not find a summer-themed book for this challenge. I'll be reading The Rise (The Originals #1) by Julie Plec

4. Read the first book you touch. 

Will be a book from this TBR

5. Read a book completely outside of your house. 

This physical challenge shouldn't be too difficult to complete because I love reading outside and on my lunch hour at work. However, it does say read it completely. If I remember correctly last year the challenge was only to read outside not read the entire book outside.

6. Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of. 

I decided to go with the genre of historical fiction for this challenge and will be reading Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand

7. Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live.

I found this book searching Overdrive and got completely lucky that it's set in Beijing and fits the challenge. Unfortunately, after choosing the book I discovered the reviews for it say it's absolutely terrible. Some are one-star reviews. If it truly is that bad I do have a backup book ready if I can't bear to finish My Summer of Love and Misfortune by Lindsay Wong.

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