Ever since I’ve been a fan of bookTube, I have always seen Bibliothon circulating around YouTube but I never succeed in it. I think I tried joining once but I never attempted after that. But now that it is their final bibliothon, of course I am joining.
The Final Bibliothon runs from July 11 to 19. I don’t know if we will be following a certain time zone but I decided to do this in my own time zone.
There are 9 challenges for this final bibliothon and you are only allowed to use one book for two prompts; so if any of you who wants to join, here it is:
- Read the group book (Aurora Rising)
- Adult Book
- Graphic Novel
- A book from an author you’ve never read before
- A book based on its cover
- Free choice/wild card
- Read a book you were really excited for, but never picked up
- Read a predicted 5-star reads
- Read one of the hosts’ 5-star reads
For the last challenge, it is listed in the challenges video for bibliothon so check it out here: Reading Challenges.
So now that all is said and done, let’s get into the TBR.
1. Read the book group – Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
~The book group is Aurora Rising, the first book in a new trilogy (?), by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. And I think I am not doing this challenge because I want to read this book in a physical format and I don’t have it in my possession yet but we’ll see if I could get my hands in this book before the readathon ends.
The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…
A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering
And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.
They’re not the heroes we deserve. They’re just the ones we could find. Nobody panic.
2. Adult Book – Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan
~Since I’ve been doing a good job of finishing some series that I have started this year, I will continue this trend. I’ll be finishing Sarah Morgan’s From Manhattan with Love series. If you haven’t heard this series, this is an adult contemporary novel following 6 different characters. They are friends and related to each other in one way or another but each book can be a standalone so be sure to check it out!
She’ll risk everything for her own Christmas miracle…
Determined to conquer a lifetime of shyness, Harriet Knight challenges herself to do one thing a day in December that scares her, including celebrating Christmas without her family. But when dog walker Harriet meets her newest client, exuberant spaniel Madi, she adds an extra challenge to her list–dealing with Madi’s temporary dog sitter, gruff doctor Ethan Black, and their very unexpected chemistry.
Ethan thought he was used to chaos, until he met Madi–how can one tiny dog cause such mayhem? To Ethan, the solution is simple–he will pay Harriet to share his New York apartment and provide twenty-four-hour care. But there’s nothing simple about how Harriet makes him feel.
Ethan’s kisses make Harriet shine brighter than the stars over moonlit Manhattan. But when his dog-sitting duties are over and Harriet returns to her own home, will she dare to take the biggest challenge of all–letting Ethan know he has her heart for life, not just for Christmas?
3. Graphic Novel – Minus by Lisa Naffziger
~I received the ARC of this graphic novel last May (?) but I never got around to picking it up. So I guess this is the perfect time to give it a shot. It is pitched as a thriller graphic novel and I am here for it.
Beck is on the way to college after being home schooled when she is separated from her father and uncovers the truth about her life.
4. A book from an author you’ve never read before – Rooms by Lauren Oliver
~I’ve been hearing Lauren Oliver’s name here and there since I became a bookworm but I never picked up any of her books. I have this book on my shelf for a long time and this is the perfect motivation that I needed to pick it up.
A tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways
Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance.
But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb.
The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.
5. A book based on its cover – King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
~So I feel like I am cheating with this one. I am already halfway through this book but I feel like I am not gonna finish this before the readathon started so I am just using this for this prompt. But just in case I finish this book, War Storm will replace this book of course because I am a fan of the whole cover of this series.
In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?
Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.
As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.
When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.
6. Free choice/wild card – My True Love Gave to Me
~I am choosing this anthology so I can have a breather between books. I’ve already read Summer Days and Summer Nights and I enjoyed it, so I am hoping to have the same experience.
If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year’s there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.
7. Read a book you were really excited for, but never picked up – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
~I’ve learned from readathon vlogs that I have watched, that they always have an audiobook to be able to read more. So I will listen to the audiobook of the last book of Harry Potter. I am so excited to pick this book up but I have been putting it off because I don’t know if I am ready for it to end yet. And if you’re new to my blog, I haven’t read the series growing up so this will be my first time to finish this series.
Harry Potter is leaving Privet Drive for the last time. But as he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid’s motorbike and they take to the skies, he knows Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters will not be far behind.
The protective charm that has kept him safe until now is broken. But the Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything he loves. And he knows he can’t keep hiding.
To stop Voldemort, Harry knows he must find the remaining Horcruxes and destroy them.
He will have to face his enemy in one final battle.
8. Read a predicted 5-star reads – Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan
~This is the first book that I will use in two challenges. (I could probably squeeze the other books on other challenges but I’ll do that on my wrap-up.🤣) It’s because I am sure that Sarah Morgan will always give me a book that is worthy of my 5-star rating.
9. Read one of the hosts’ 5-star reads – Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
~I choose Red’s 5-star reads which is Daisy Jones and the Six. This book could also be used in the 4th challenge which is read a book from an author that you’ve never read before. I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about this book so might as well check it out.
Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.
So that’s my TBR for the Final Bibliothon, a little ambitious though because I can’t even finish a book in a week (probably because I am too lazy & youtube). I am confident that I will finish at least one book before the end of this readathon.😂
Till next time!