I’m extremely excited for my first readathon of the year and the first readathon I’ve ever participated in as a host! If you haven’t heard of the Biannual Bibliothon, it was started by several people on Booktube–links and names below. There are video challenges on YouTube, but there are also Instagram and blog challenges and I’m one of the blog hosts! So I hope you’ll participate in the readathon and my blog challenge.
The Biannual Bibliothon is taking place from January 20-26th. My host day is January 22nd and you’ll be able to find out more information about it in a few days by watching the Biannual Bibliothon Instagram!
Alright, link time, are you ready?
The YouTube hosts are Emma at emmmabooks, Caz at littlebookowl, Dylan at dylanthereader5, Momo at thebooktubegirl, Brittni at Brittni’s Book Find, Red at Little Red Reader, and Kelly at Kelly’s BookSpill.
Moving on to the reading challenges!! The group book for this round is Otherworld by Jason Segal and Kristin Miller, which I’m not sure I’ll be reading, unfortunately. I’m not in a position to buy more books right now and the hold line doesn’t look like I’m going to get it in my hands in time. But we shall see!
The second challenge is to Read a Sequel and I’ve decided to go with China Rich Girlfriend for this one, which I’m extremely excited about. I just talked about Series I Need to Catch Up On/Finish in 2018 and this series is one of them. Plus, there’s the added benefit that Crazy Rich Asians is becoming a movie!! I’m so excited. If you’ve missed me talking about it, this series is about Rachel, an ABC (American-born Chinese) professor who is dating a fellow professor, Nick. When Nick invites her to be his plus one for his best friend’s wedding at home in Singapore, Rachel has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Nick is rich. And he’s not just rich, he’s from the wealthiest of wealthiest families.
The third challenge is to Read a Book You’ve Never Heard Of, for which I’m going with Molly’s Game, which is perhaps mildly unfair. But I genuinely did not realize the film was based on a book until I was scrolling through Hoopla. So I’ve already got Molly’s Game checked out on audiobook and I’m quite excited to get to it. Based on the movie trailer, this has something to do with poker and maybe counts as true crime? Is this book nonfiction? I don’t have a clue! Will update you in my wrap up, hopefully.
The fourth challenge is to Read a Book About Mental Illnessand I have two potential selections for this one. I’ve got Under Rose-Tainted Skies checked out from the library right now, but I also have The Art of Starving on my owned TBR. I’m really excited for both. Under Rose-Tainted Skies has a character dealing with agoraphobia and The Art of Starving has a male main character suffering from an eating disorder. I’m leaning toward The Art of Starving because I’m trying to get through my owned books, but I’m excited to read both of these books. If you have a suggestion, let me know!
The fifth challenge is to Read a Book Mentioned Elsewhere so shout out to Gilmore Girls for providing me with several books that I own and need to read. I have a list of ten books that I own and want to read to choose from. I’m leaning toward doing my re-read of Pride and Prejudice on audio, but I may try to do one of the books I haven’t read yet like The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Beloved by Toni Morrison, or The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. I genuinely don’t know what to choose for this, but it will partially depend on how quickly I get through Molly’s Game and probably the other hard copy books as well. I think The Bell Jar may be the shortest book of this list so it may win. Again, if you have a thought, please let me know!
The sixth challenge is to Read a Book Under 200 Pages so it’s time for me to finally get to the novella, Her Every Wish by Courtney Milan, which is book 1.5 in The Worth Saga and while we wait for After the Wedding, it’s high time I actually read this novella. I’m not good at reading novellas for some reason. I tend to not love short stories, which I don’t really understand. Anyway, this book follows Judith’s best friend Daisy, who is basically entering a Shark Tank competition. She teams up with Cash, her former flame (I think) and also a guy with a criminal past (and present?) to help her win because sexism is dumb. I’m so excited to read this book, there’s legitimately no reason why I haven’t read it yet.
The final challenge is to read a backlist title and all of mine count so I’m going to double up here! I think this is quite an ambitious TBR for where I am in my life at the moment, but then again, I think I can do it if I just push myself a little. So we shall see! Are you participating in the Readathon? If so, let me know what your TBR is! And if you have any suggestions for me, definitely let me know!! I hope you will all participate in my blogger challenge!