My internet is still rather appalling, so apologies for the missed posts and screwed up schedule.
So another readathon. I’m pretty pleased with how my last one went, and though this week is fairly busy too, I think I should (hopefully) have even more time to dedicate to books, so I’m going to aim to finish four in total. Here are the books that I have chosen for the challenges (though obviously, knowing me, these may change):
Read a book with yellow on the cover – One by Sarah Crossan
This may look lengthy, yet it is written in verse so I believe that it will be a very quick read. This, I think, may also be used for the second task if it is nearing the end of the readathon, as there are others on this TBR I will definitely be picking up first.
Read a book only after sunset – A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler
This is really short, and the man who sold it to me in Waterstones (who was absolutely lovely and likes George Orwell – which automatically makes me like him) said it made him cry. I look forward to getting to this at some point.
Read a book you discovered through booktube – The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
Thanks to Jen Campbell’s (and others’) coverage of the Baileys Prize and the nominated books, I discovered this, which was the winner. It looks so good, though unlike something I’d normally read, but I’m looking forward to picking it up nonetheless.
Read a book by one of your favourite authors – Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
After reading Slaughterhouse 5, recommended to me by a friend’s dad, I fell in love with his writing, and I cannot wait to pick up another by Vonnegut (and gradually work my way through everything he has written). This can also count for the next challenge.
Read a book that is older than you – Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
I’m so desperate to read this, everyone on my university english group chat raves about it, and I read a little snippet of it and fell in love with the writing. This was first published in 1959 and I was born in 1997, so well, it’s older than me.
Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation – The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Okay, I’m going to be honest and say that I rarely watch movies. The only movie that I’m interested in seeing is Me Before You, and I’ve only just finished reading that. I have, however, picked a book that I know has a movie adaptation, though I know now that I won’t watch it.
Read seven books – Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
This is on my July TBR and I have yet to pick up one of the three Morgan Matson books that I haven’t yet read. It’s fairly long, but I’m sure I’ll read it very quickly, as I did with Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour.
Are you participating in the BookTubeAThon this year? Which book are you most looking forward to getting to? Personally, I’m most excited for Lolita, but also The Glorious Heresies.