Is this going to be a relatively short, practically useless post? yes. Am I still going to post it because it’s my blog and I really don’t care? also yes.
So! The Reading Rush! I’m pretty sure you’ve all heard of it but essentially, it’s a week long readathon that starts July 20th and finishes on July 26th. And here all the challenges and what I’m going to read for them!
1. read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birth stone
I’m a June baby (yes I’m a gemini) and when I searched up the June birthstone I got this image…
So…uhm that’s a lot of colours. I’m going to leave out pearl and moonstone because they’re not like…real colours and instead I have blue or purple left.
The Fever King would be SUCH a perfect pick for this but I don’t have access to a copy…so I can’t read that! But I found another book that is very blue/purple-y! Which is The Smell of Other People’s Houses!
I feel like this is a good book for a readathon because it’s quite short (under 300 pages) and I’ve been meaning to read it for quite a while! I don’t really know anything about it apart from that the title is just PERFECT and I love it. A lot.
(Thinking about how Queen of Volts would be perfect for this because the UK cover is like that exact blue colour and the US cover is that exact purple colour..but who knows If I’ll get accepted for my Netgalley request and when and also its a 500+ paged book and I want to re-read King of Fools before I start it, so)
2. Read a book that starts with the word “The”.
There’s lots of books I want to read soon that fit this : The Trouble with Hating you / The Flatshare / The Midnight Lie / The Unhoneymooners
3. Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen.
I genuinely love this challenge. The first book that came to mind was Little Women since I watched the movie and ADORED it and I have the book sitting on my shelf. Alternatively, I could re-read The Perks Of Being A Wallflower or pick up Bridge to Terabithia (one of my all time favourite movies)
4. Read the first book you touch.
I’m really not a fan of more spontaneous challenges like this and I might just…not do this challenge. (Or like make a pile of my physical tbr out of this and close my eyes and pick one to double up)
5. Read a book completely outside of your house. (or by your window, or with the worse “outside” in the title)
I don’t have any books on my TBR with the word “outside” in the title, so I’m probably going to double up and choose one of my other reads for this. I’ll probably read it by my window (which is where I usually read anyways)
6. Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of.
Again, I could double up on this and read an Adult Romance book that starts with The which is probably the most likely thing I’ll do since I’m only just starting to read Adult Romances! Other “genres” I want to read more of: classics, and Adult books in general. So I have a lot of books I could choose for this! I could even double up with Little Women which is a classic.
7. Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live.
For this I’m reading I Love You So Mochi because it looks like a cute, contemporary which is perfect for a readathon! This is set in Japan.
Link your reading rush TBR’s down below! Are there any books on the list you’re excited for me to read?