Hey guys! Contemporaryathon is back for it’s forth round! The topic for this readathon is really self-explanatory, you just have to read Contemporary books! I love reading contemporary, especially when I’m struggling with what to read next, or need a break from fantasy/science fiction series, or just need some fluffy, light-heartedness in my life!
It will be taking place from 11th – 17th February 2019 and has a total of 7 reading challenges, you are more than welcome to double/triple up on challenges! There will also be a live-show hang-out on Chelsea’s channel on 16th February at 6pm PST / 9pm EST (I am in the UK, so it’ll be 2am so unfortunately I won’t be able to join). It is hosted by the same lovely girls; Julie from Pages and Pens, Natasha from myreadingisodd, and Chelsea from Chelseadollingreads, and is introducing a new host Mel from Meltotheany. There are Booktube video challenges to post your TBR (on Chelsea’s announcement), Daily Vlog playlist (on Natasha’s announcement), and your wrap-up video (on Julie’s announcement) There will be photo challenges on their Instagram page as well! See below for all the challenges…
1. Read the most recent contemporary book you purchased/acquired
2. Read book with blurple (blue or purple lol) on the cover
3. Read a diverse contemporary (keeping in mind that it is Black History Month!)
4. Read a dark/emotional/hard-hitting contemporary
5. Read a contemporary that you meant to read in 2018 but didn’t
6. Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format
7. Read a contemporary with some sort of picture on the spine
And here are the books I’m hoping to read to fulfil those challenges!
Girl Made of Stars – Ashley Herring Blake
YOUNG ADULT, FICTION, CONTEMPORARY, HARD-HITTING, TRIGGERS, ABUSE, LGBT
Challenges: Hard-Hitting, Non-Traditional Format
Bad Romance – Heather Demetrios
YOUNG ADULT, FICTION, CONTEMPORARY, ROMANCE, TRIGGERS, ABUSE, MENTAL HEALTH
Challenges: Hard-Hitting, Picture on the Spine, Meant to Read in 2018
I Believe in a Thing Called Love – Maureen Goo
YOUNG ADULT, FICTION, CONTEMPORARY, ROMANCE, HUMOUR, REALISTIC FICTION, DIVERSITY
Challenges: Diverse, Picture on the Spine, Meant to Read in 2018
Five Feet Apart – Rachael Lippincott
YOUNG ADULT, FICTION, CONTEMPORARY, ROMANCE, CHRONIC ILLNESS REP, REALISTIC FICTION, DEBUT
Challenges: Blue-Purple on the cover, Most Recent Purchase, Non-Traditional Format
The Kiss Quotient – Helen Hoang
ADULT, FICTION, CONTEMPORARY, ROMANCE, DIVERSITY, OWN VOICES, DISABILITY REP
Challenges: Blue-Purple on the cover, Non-traditional Format
So are any of you also participating in Contemporaryathon? If so, what are you reading? Have you read any of these? And if so, what did you think of them? Any recommendations based on these choices? What are your reading plans for the rest of February? I’d love to know!
THANKS FOR READING!!