Updated: Jul 19, 2020
This year I will be participating in the Reading Rush, a readathon hosted every year by Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay. The goal of every Reading Rush is to read as much as you can in the week. This year it is between July 20th - 26th. Every Reading Rush, the creators think of new challenges to create your TBR around. This is the TBR I have created; however it may be subject to change because I am a mood reader and have the tendency to rebel from any TBR I set for myself.
1/ Read a book with a cover that matches the color of your birth stone.
I was born in June, which means my birthstone is Alexandrite. Alexandrite is a pinkish color similar to Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel. Darling Rose Gold is thriller that I know very little about other than it has a tense mother-daughter relationship due to the mother poisoning and lying to her daughter as a child. I like to go into my thrillers with little to no knowledge so that is all I really know about it.
2/ Read a book that starts with the word “The”.
I plan to read The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James. This book is about Romy Silvers as she journeys to a new planet by herself with the mission to establish a second home for humans to live. I have heard this book is very polarizing, so I am especially interested in what I will think of it.
3/ Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen.
As a not very enthusiastic movie watcher, I struggled to find a book for this prompt. The first book that came to my mind that could fit the prompt was Little Women, however due to the size of this book, this isn't the best book to choose for a readathon. I think I will probably end up skipping this prompt since I do not watch many book to movie adaptations and therefore don't have many on my physical TBR.
4/ Read the first book you touch.
This is an interesting prompt: very creative. I will probably end up creating a stack of books and then touching one. This means this prompt also does not have a definitive answer and you will just have to wait and see what I read!
5/ Read a book completely outside of your house.
For this prompt I could really read anything. Since we are still social distancing, I will most likely read on my roof which has a nice garden area with some chairs. For the book, I will likely read one of the other books on this list or a shorter read from my shelf like a graphic novel. If my hold from my library comes in, I may read Heartstopper Volume 1 by Alice Oseman, since I have heard nothing but good about this book.
6/ Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of.
Though I try to read a wide range of genres, I do shy away from literary fiction, sci-fi, and fantasy. For this prompt, I am going to read The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlin. This book is a mix of science fiction and historical fiction. This story follows Caroline Seers who lives in the year 1970. While pregnant with her first child, she finds out that her unborn child has a heart defect that the doctors will be unable to fix once born. However, she mysteriously meets a person named Hunter who lives in the future and the technology from the future just might save her baby. I have heard this book is a really good hard hitting, time travel book.
7/ Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live.
As a person who loves really good stories, I find real stories can sometimes surpass the fictional ones. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer is about his journey climbing Mount Everest. I have always been fascinated by Everest stories and this prompt would be a good opportunity to finally crack it open. This book is also pretty big and dense but I could at least start it during the readathon.
And that is my Reading Rush TBR. It is a very ambitious TBR but I hope to at least make a dent in it. I am very excited to participate this year! For more information about the Reading Rush, visit their website at https://www.thereadingrush.com/. Also, make sure to follow the Reading Rush Twitter for daily sprints, games, and updates!