Emojiathon is taking place during the entire month of September, so if you saw my September TBR, you would’ve had a little glimpse into my TBR for the readathon! The challenges are pretty self-explanatory, each reading challenge is paired against a certain emoji, and you just need to complete as many as possible within the month!
This years hosts are: The Awkward Bookworm, dylanthereader5, Common Spence, and brittanysbooknook. There is also a Google Docs here for all the challenges/emoji’s and there is also a Bingo board if you’re interested!
The dates of this readathon are 1st – 30th September 2018, so it has already started over a week ago (better late than never, right?!).
One of the things I love about this particular readathon is the chance to double/triple/quadruple up on the challenges, which of course makes the process of planning a TBR that much more fun!
The Female of the Species – Mindy McGinnis
5 Challenges: Read a book with your favourite colour on the cover, 5 star predicted book, A book which reminds you of a favourite song, A book about a social justice topic, A book that takes place in college
“A contemporary YA novel that examines rape culture through alternating perspectives.”
I Am Still Alive – Kate Alice Marshall
5 Challenges: Read the group book, a book set outdoors, read a thriller, a book you’ve been seeing everywhere, A book set somewhere other than where you live
Cheryl Strayed’s Wild meets The Revenant in this heart-pounding story of survival and revenge in the unforgiving wilderness.
The Sleeper and the Spindle – Neil Gaiman
3 Challenges: Read a book by a favourite author, A book less than 100 pages, A book within 24 hours
“A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic”
Radio Silence – Alice Oseman
3 Challenges: Read Radio Silence, Read a diverse book, a 5 star predicted book
“Frances has always been a study machine with one goal, elite university. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside.”
I Believe in a Thing Called Love – Maureen Goo
3 Challenges: Read a book you said you were going to read but never did, A book set somewhere other than where you live, A diverse book
“Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That’s how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it’s how she’ll get into Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life.”
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings – Various
2 Challenges: Give an author a second chance, A book set somewhere other than where you live
“Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries. Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors re-imagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate.”
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
2 Challenges: Listen to an audiobook, Read a book that takes place on a boat
“When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, with a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger for 227 days while lost at sea.”
Vinyl – Sophia Elaine Hanson
1 Challenge: Read Vinyl
“All citizens within the soaring black walls of Revinia have metal Singers grafted into their skulls at birth. The parasitic machines issue a form of auditory hypnosis called The Music, which keeps their minds malleable and emotions flat. All artistic expression—especially real music—is strictly prohibited.”
Letters to the Lost – Brigid Kemmerer
1 Challenge: Read Letters to the Lost
“Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-travelling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope.”
Those are the books I’m planning to read for Emojiathon! Have any of you read these? If so, what did you think? Are any of you also participating in Emojiathon? And what are you guys planning to read in September? I’d love to know!
THANKS FOR READING!