It’s almost July which means it’s time to plans next month’s readathons! In July, I’m going to be participating in The Book Junkie Trials. This is a really complex readathon so I’m not going to try to explain all of the details, but I will give you the link to the Twitter thread with all the information, haha.
One aspect of the readathon is that there are four teams. Personally, I’m on team #Scribe! Each team has a special ability and a weakness. For Scribes, the ability is that we can substitute in a book that wasn’t originally on our TBR as long as it still fulfills one of the challenges. (The other teams must read exactly the books they included on their TBR.) However, our weakness is that one of the books we read must be over 500 pages. Here are the prompts for Scribes and the books I’m planning on reading:
1. Dwarf Mount – Read a book with a hint of romance
I’m not positive what the second book for the Taylor Jenkins Reidalong is going to be, but if they go in order of publication, I think it will be After I Do. I’m going to double up and read it for that readalong as well as the first Book Junkie Trials challenge.
2. Apothecary Towers – Pick a book at random from your bookshelf
I think I have a pretty good idea of where everything is located on my shelves and I didn’t think that I’d be able to make an unbiased, random selection. Instead, I asked my brother to go through the books in my room and pick one that he thought sounded good. He chose The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith, which I’m really excited about because I’ve been meaning to read it forever!
3. The Great Library – Read a book that has been on your TBR forever
For this one I’m going with The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell, which has been on my TBR for almost two years. This is also going to be my 500+ page book for the Scribe team’s weakness.
4. The Drowning Deep – Read a book with rich world-building
I just learned that the host of The Book Junkie Trials has a book club, and they’re reading the Nevernight series by Jay Kristoff in order to get ready for the release of Darkdawn this September. I’ve wanted to read this series for a while now and this sounds like the perfect time, so I’m definitely going to join. Since the readalong starts with Nevernight in July, I decided to double up and read it for that as well as the fourth Scribe challenge for the Book Junkie Trials!
5. The Bookie Grail – Read the group book
The group book for this readathon is Stardust by Neil Gaiman. I’m really excited to read this one as well because I’ve been meaning to read one of Neil Gaiman’s books for a really long time.
Are you participating in The Book Junkie Trials? If so, what team are you on and what’s on your TBR? Are you participating in any other readathons in July?