I can’t believe it’s already time for this reading event because it sort of snuck up on me. This will begin on July 30th and wrap-up on August 5th (so I may already be starting this book before this is posted). This is also the perfect time for me to (finally) read the books I borrowed from the library.
Here are the reading challenges.
1/ Let a coin toss decide your first read.
2/ Read a book about something you want to do.
3/ Read and watch a book to movie adaptation.
4/ Read a book with green on the cover.
5/ Read a book while wearing the same hat the whole time.
6/ Read a book with a beautiful spine.
7/ Read seven books.
Before I could do the coin flip for the first challenge I decided to fill in the other challenges first. This way whichever book that loses will meet the seventh challenge.
For the second challenge I picked up Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas. I’ve always wanted to have a pen pal of sorts (still do) and I just thought this book was perfect for this challenge. I actually thought this challenge would be hard for me, but I got this base covered.
The third challenge of a book to movie adaptation was the toughest for me. I was going to pick up The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas or Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, but someone already has them from my library. So I decided to finally pick up and finish reading Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Yes, I’ve already watched the movies, but after reading the first two books I just can’t believe how different they were from the book. I can’t wait to finally mark this series as finished.
I decided to finally pick up We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson to meet the fourth challenge of a book with a green cover. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book. While I’ve forgotten the premise of the book I just can’t wait to find out what happens.
The book that I’ll be wearing the same hat the whole time is going to be Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel. I really wasn’t a fan of the first book (the relationship dynamics annoyed me more than usual and I think my expectations were a bit high) but I’ve decided to give the second book a chance to wow me. Maybe I might pick a different book for this challenge, but 322 pages in one day seems manageable.
Trying to find a book with a beautiful spine was kind of difficult for me too. Most of my TBR books on my shelf have the most blandest spines. That is until I was reminded that I owned Fearless by Cornelia Funke. I read the first book of this series in a previous Booktubeathon and decided now would be a good time to pick up the book. Yes, I’ve been avoiding the inevitable.
After figuring these books out I could finally decide what I wanted to read first. So the first challenge is between The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (because it’s been sitting on my shelf since forever) and The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (because it’s another library book I’ve been meaning to read). So heads for Scorpion and tails for Brass, and after flipping my quarter I got heads. So my first book for the challenge will be The House of the Scorpion and The City of Brass will be my seventh book.
So after I finish the first challenge I’m sure the reading order will differ from the reading challenges. Hopefully I’ll be able to meet all of these challenges.