Well, you may of noticed that my reading has pretty much halted thanks to the bugger that is a reading slump. I really thought I had gotten out of it, but then with going away for the bank holiday it completely ruined any progress that I might of made to dig myself out of this slump. What better way to get out of a reading slump though, than with a readathon?
The Emojiathon is a month long readathon that is taking place throughout the whole month of September. There is a whole variety of challenges for you to try and achieve through the duration of the readathon, and each of these challenges are linked to an emoji. As always some of the challenges are very specific in what you need to read, while others allow for you to have a choice of what you want to read to fulfil the emoji; of course, all the challenges are optional and you don’t have to complete any of them if you don’t want to.
This is just going to be a list of books that could possibly be used to complete each challenge, it is not my TBR- that will go live a little later on. So lets get to it..
Book by a favourite author- This one is very much a personal choice. For me this could be a range of authors; Conn Iggulden, Philippa Gregory or Mary E Pearson. I have a large collection of books I could read for this challenge.
Read a book with your favourite colour of the cover- my favourite colour is green, so I’m bound to have a large array of books for this challenge.
Read a book you said you would read, but never did- I have a terrible habit of doing this. I’m always buying books to read straight away and then never do. Some options for me are; Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo, Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik and The Light Between Us by Katie Khan.
Give an author a second chance- this is meant to be a book by an author who you’ve given a previous book a low rating. Now a few of my options for this I have given one of their books a low rating, and another a decent rating. Such as Veronica Roth and Richelle Mead. The only author I can think of that I’ve only read one book from and given it a 3 star or less rating is Victoria Aveyard.
Read a diverse book- Not going to lie, but I’ve had to look up what books would fit for this one. I am by no means opposed to reading diverse books, but I also never really know if they are until I read them. Some of my options are, Cinder by Marissa Meyers, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor and Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman.
Read a Scary Book- I don’t really do scary, not in books or movies or anything. I can only think of two options and they are YOU by Caroline Kapnes and Lost Boy by Christina Henry.
Read a 5 star predicted book- currently I have so many books that I feel will be 5 star reads for me, its going to be tough to choose and then interesting to know if I’m right. These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch, Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik and Everless by Sara Holland are just a few of the options.
Read a book you’ve been seeing everywhere- Lately for me the books that have been popping up a lot on my feed are Circe by Madeline Miller, The School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani and Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton.
Read a book that takes place somewhere other than where you live- This one is super easy for me, both because I live in the UK and because I read a lot of fantasy.
Read a book set in winter- Once again I have had to look up what books are set in the winter, you picking up the point that I never really know what my books are about? The only idea I have off the top of my head is Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, it would be a reread for me though. Other options from what I own would be, The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
Read a book that reminds you of your favourite song- If I’m quite honest, I have absolutely no idea for this one, no books really remind me of songs at all.
Read a book that takes place outdoors- Thankfully a lot of fantasy is all based mostly outdoors, so this gives me plenty of options, a few being: Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien and The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
Read a book that takes place in college/uni- I don’t know if Im being really dumb, but I honestly can think of any books set in university. The closest that I can think of is Harry Potter being set in a school- I know pathetic.
Read a thriller- Who doesn’t love a good thriller, I’ve got several to choose from, some of the recent one I have acquired are; Zero by Marc Elsberg, The Key by Kathryn Hughes and No Way Out by Kate Elysia
Read a book about a social justice topic- I’ll be taking this one a bit literally, there are social justice issue in most fantasy novels, so I’ll likely be running with that idea; examples are, These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch, The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Attwood and Red Rising by Pierce Brown.
Read something that’s less than 100 pages- For this the only thing I can think of is to read one of the many samplers that I have gotten in my fairyloot boxes.
Read a book that takes place on a boat- I don’t think I own a book that takes place on a boat, at least not that I know about.
Read a book in under 24 hours- I’m probably just going to see if this happens, I would bet on it probably not though.
So they are just some of my options for each of the challenges for this round of the Emojiathon. In a couple of days, I’ll be posting my actual TBR of what I am hoping to read in the month of September.
Are you partaking in the Emojiathon? What are you reading for it?