Hey everyone! July is going to be a busy reading month for me (on top of it being my birthday month)! I have decided to participate in 4 readathons during the month. They are: The Book Junkie Trials, The Iron Tome A Thon, DND Readathon, and Medieval-A-Thon. They are all month long readathons, so it should be doable. Plus I’ve decided to use the same books so I wouldn’t stress.
The Book Junkie Trials is a quest styled readathon with 4 teams competing: Scribe, Magi, Outlaw, and Bard. You take the personality test that will determine which team you are on. You can also choose to just select your own team based on which quest you believe you can accomplish. I have linked the twitter page for the readathon so you can find all the info since I know I’m not explaining this well lol. I am on team Scribe, so this is what my TBR looks like for the our quest: Dwarf Mount- read a book with a hint of romance so I chose Quests for Glory by Soman Chainani; Apothecary Towers- choose a book at random from your shelf so my brother chose The Road to Woodbury by Robert Kirkman; The Great Library- read a book that has been on your TBR forever so I chose The Giver by Lois Lowry; The Drowning Deep- read a book with rich world-building so I chose The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien; and finally The Bookie Grail- read the group book which is Stardust by Neil Gaiman. We can also do other challenges after we finish our team quests, so I do have books picked for those but that’s going to be as I go.
The Iron Tome A Thon is just like it sounds. It is a Game of Thrones inspired readathon where you read only adult fantasy. I have the blog post linked if you want to get the full breakdown and prompts. The group book that was chosen is The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang. I have sort of wanted to read this, but was kind of intimidated by it due to the content. However, I managed to fit it into 4 of the 7 challenges. The other three I managed to fit A Game of Thrones into. Two books for seven challenges?? Go me!
The DND Readathon is based, of course, on Dungeons and Dragons. This round, we are tasked with picking the race of our character. I’m going for Half-Orc. The three challenges I have to complete are: read a book not in pristine edition (going with The Two Towers), read a book with a morally grey protagonist (chose And I Darken by Kiersten White), and read a book over 500 pages so I chose Quests for Glory.
Last but certainly not least, Medieval-A-Thon is a readathon where the more books you read, the higher you move up in the court. The max is 6 to become a king/queen, but if you can read more that is great as well. There are also side quests where you can build a suit of armor as well as grab a weapon (or more than one if you choose). This are not mandatory, but of course i’m going to try. I have some of my books picked out for these prompts, but of course that might change before July 1st (my birthday!)
So, these are all the readathons I am taking part in during the month of July. I hope to accomplish all that I set out to do. My reading has kind of slowed down during May and June, so I’m hoping to pick it back up next month. If you are taking part in any (or all) of these, comment and let me know! I’m always open to meet and make more bookish friends.