It’s time for another readathon, and the first one for me to start the year off! This is a readathon hosted by a variety of awesome booktubers twice a year (once in Winter, once in Summer) and includes reading challenges, a group book, along with video challenges, blog challenges, and instagram challenges! So there are a lot of things going on! I’m only partaking in the reading challenges and the group read.
This years hosts are: emmmabooks, Little Book Owl, Kelly’s Bookspill, Little Red Reader, The Booktube Girl, Brittni’s Book Find, and dylanthereader5. There is also a page dedicated to the Biannual Bibliothon found here! Here’s also their instagram and twitter to keep up to date!
The dates of this readathon are 20th January – 26th January 2018, with the Group Book Chat on 27th January.
It was one of those rare and beautiful occurrences where a lot of the challenges fitted with books I am already looking to read very soon, so here is my TBR!
1/ Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
Challenge: 1. Group Book
A book written by an actor from one of my favourite TV shows ever? Yes, please! From what I heard, this is about a virtual reality universe/game. Which I feel is getting a lot of buzz recently, possibly because of the upcoming movie release of the adaptation of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, so I am here for all the virtual reality books! Give them all to me!
2/ Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Challenge: 2. Read a sequel, and 7. Read a blacklisted book (publishes before 2017)
I have had this book on so many TBR’s since reading the first book of the series, Cinder! I have no idea why I haven’t been able to pick it up in over 6 months, but here we are, it’s on my readathon TBR so I AM GOING TO GET TO THIS BOOK. All I know is that it’s a sci-fi retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, and I looove the sound of that!
3/ Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Challenges: 5. Read a book mentioned in another book/movie/tv show
This book was mentioned in Everything, Everything, and since reading that I’ve been wanting to read this but didn’t really see it anywhere so it went on the backburner for a while, until this readathon was announced! I was able to put it on hold at my library and have now picked it up ready to start reading! And I know literally nothing about this book, I remember it being mentioned but can’t remember what else! What I gather from the covers are that it’s about a mouse?
4/ Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
Challenge: 3. Read a book you’ve never heard of before
I picked this book up at Waterstones using a giftcard I got for Christmas, I saw it was a short book with a pretty cover, and reading the synopsis dragged me in. It’s about a girl who aspires to go to film school, however a terrorist attack occurs and the main suspect happens to share her last name. It seems to battle the topic of Islamophobia which is so relevant in today’s society and I haven’t heard of a book which battles this before! So, I’m excited!
5/ Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
Challenge: 4. Read a book about mental illness
I had this book on my radar for a bit and have very recently acquired it after hearing loads of positive things about it! It’s about a boy who suffers from agoraphobia, and I mentioned in my T5W 2018 Wishlist post that I wanted to see more mental health books with a male protagonist, and this comes along! I can’t wait to get around to this book, it gives me Under Rose-Tainted Skies vibes and I eagerly want to start reading this book!
6/ Lady Susan by Jane Austen
Challenge: 6. Read a book under 200 pages
I had taken this book out from my library just before New Years so I can bump up my reading challenge, but I didn’t get around to it. Mainly because I wanted it to be included in my 2018 reading challenge instead because I want to read all of Jane Austen’s books this year. It’s a very short book (just over 100 pages) so it shouldn’t take my long to read! And I also want to try and get to some of the Little Black Classics which are easily accessible at my library (yay!).
So are any of you also participating in the Biannual Bibliothon? If so, what books are you planning to read? Any of these books you’ve read? What did you think of them? I’d love to know!
THANKS FOR READING!