Readathon has been my way to read more and to challenge myself with finding books that might fit the prompts and also choose a book that I would not pick on my own. I do not have any plan to join any readathon as I am taking things slow in the reading department. However, this readathon has caught my attention and I am shameless to do this. You’ll understand why…😅
The readathon is called The Olympic Games (which you probably know based on the title of this blog) and it is a Percy Jackson themed readathon! And I have never read that series, I know I am shameless. However, according to the host of this readathon, you do not need to read the series to join. So here I am.
This was hosted by Ishi from Ishi Time on YouTube and it will run from June 01 to 30. Basically, this is a month-long readathon. But before getting into the prompts, this readathon has teams based on the gods and goddesses. Each team has different prompts and you can either choose your team or take Rick Riordan’s quiz on “What God are you Descended from?”. I took the quiz thrice and I am in team Aphrodite.
There are only 5 prompts per team but there are also Advanced Challenges once you finished the given prompts. However, you cannot use one book for different prompts and you can only start the Advance Challenges when you finished the 5 prompts.
So this intro was already so long so let’s get into my TBR!
Read a romance to curb Aphrodite’s curiosity.
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
↠I just need a virtual penpal or enemy to lover story right now and I’ve been eyeing this book for quite some time now. I have heard a lot of good things about this book and I am reserving this just for this readathon.
Read a book with a cover you think is beautiful.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
↠What better way to start this series than to read it in a Percy Jackson themed readathon? Plus, I think this book is so beautiful with the color-schemed and the details of that book cover though!
Read a book with a strong, independent, female main character.
Frostbite by Richelle Mead
↠Rosemarie Hathaway is the definition of a strong, independent, female main character for me. And I have already reread the first book this year and I thought I should continue on with my reread of this series by picking the next book. I can’t believe that it’s been 5 years already since I have finished this book and I have never picked it up since then.
Read a classic novel in remembrance of Romeo and Juliet.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
↠I found a copy of this book in a used bookstore and since it is still in a very good condition, I decided to pick it up. If it weren’t for this readathon, I would probably not pick this book on my shelf voluntarily because classic feels too intimidating for me.
Complete a prompt that honors Ares, Aphrodite’s lover.
So basically, I have to choose one of the prompts and I am choosing to read a book that you don’t know much about.
The Sea of Monster by Rick Riordan
↠I have a vague idea as to what the first book is about because I have watched the movie. (I know I am horrible.) But I have no idea as to what the next book is about. I might as well say the same for the rest of the series.
These are the prompts for the advanced challenges. However, for Aphrodite, I only have Archery, Canoeing, and Pegasus Riding.
Archery: A book shorter than 200 pages.
We Should All Be Feminist by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
↠This book is only 52 pages long but I heard that this will be a meaningful read so I am excited to finally read it.
Canoeing: A book with a blue cover.
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
↠This is one of my most anticipated books of 2020 and June is already coming and it’s about time that I pick this up. I was supposed to use this for the Archery prompts but it is more than 200 pages. Good thing that I managed to fit it for this challenge instead.
Pegasus Riding: A book published within the last 5 years.
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
↠I’ve been reading a lot of Dystopian books lately, or I think I am, and I feel like I have not read enough fantasy this year. So what better way to do that than to jump into an Urban Fantasy? And I think it’s about time that I pick up a Sarah J. Maas book.
And lastly, there is a group book that is optional if you want to read or not. You can also substitute this in any prompts so that’s a plus. I am still undecided if I will read this or not. Although the book sounds so interesting.
That is all for this blog. I hope I will at least finish the 5 prompts but we’ll see. If this readathon piqued your interest, I hope you’ll join.
Until next time!