The Reading Rush is a readathon taking place from July 22nd-July 28th. I’m not reading enough at this time to read 7 books in a month let alone in a week, but I love to fit books I would like to read in to challenges so I couldn’t resist making a TBR for this readathon even though I know I likely won’t read more than one of these books during that week. However, the 22nd would have been my late husband’s 43rd birthday and I may have trouble sleeping and/or need to keep extra distracted during that time. So who knows I may end up reading all of these choices. Either way, these are the 7 challenges and the bonus challenge and the books I would choose to read to meet them.
1/ Read a book with purple on the cover- For this I would choose Us Against You by Fredrik Backman. I’m currently a little over halfway through Beartown and would love to read it’s sequel soon after finishing this one.
2/ Read a book in the same spot the entire time- The obvious answer to this feels like anything really short. Something I can read in a single sitting while my daughter is out of the house maybe. One of the shortest books I own is only 49 pages. I bought it because it was the price I needed to get free shipping on Amazon. It was 73 cents. I wouldn’t have ordered it if I didn’t think it would be at least ok, but I also wouldn’t have ordered this if it didn’t show up on the list of items that cost 73 cents. It is An Adventure That’s For Sure by Donna Wood. There is no picture of it on Goodreads.
3/ Read a book you meant to read last year- There are so many options for this one. I will choose Ninja Timmy by Henrik Tamm.
4/ Read an author’s first book- For this I chose a book I bought very recently at The Dollar Tree. Chloe in India by Kate Darnton. It’s the only book listed on Goodreads under her name so I am going to assume it is her first book.
5/ Read a book with a non-human main character– My first thought for this was some kind of picture book. but I ended up choosing Redwall by Brian Jacques. It’s a series my late husband enjoyed and talked about several times over the years. I have plans to read all of his favorite books when I’m ready to do so.
6/ Pick a book that has five or more words in the title-For this prompt I chose It’s OK That You’re Not OK by Megan Devine
7/ Read and watch a book to movie adaptation- I really don’t watch movies. The only visual media I consume at all is on Youtube. I can’t imagine I would actually complete this challenge, but if I do, I will choose Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell. Maybe I’ll read the book and watch an episode of the tv series after the kid goes to bed. Probably not though.
Bonus/ Read 7 books!
That’s 7 books. 1783 pages. In a week Not going to happen. I’m currently averaging about 50 pages a day. I would love to see what you choose for the challenges though.
Good luck on the readathon.