I am going to try my absolute best to participate in the Reading Rush readathon (formerly Booktubeathon) taking place July 22 through July 28.
If you don’t know what the Reading Rush is, find all the information for it here.
I have picked out 7 different books to go with the 7 challenges, but several of my choices can apply to multiple challenges, and I have other options on my shelves that could work for the challenges as well. So at the end of the week I’ll check back in to see how well my reading goals aligned with my actual reading.
2019 Reading Rush Challenges:
1. Read a book with purple on the cover- The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
2. Read a book in the same spot for the entire time- Chronicle of a Death Foretold, by Gabriel García Márquez
3. Read a book you meant to read last year- The Fellowship of the Ring, by JRR Tolkien
4. Read an author’s first book- Property Of, by Alice Hoffman (audiobook through Hoopla)
5. Read a book with a non-human main character- Tik-Tok, by John Sladek
6. Pick a book that has five or more words in the title- Baseball and the Color Line, by Thomas Gilbert
7. Read and watch a book to movie adaptation- The Birds, by Daphne Du Maurier (film by Alfred Hitchcock)
Bonus Challenge: Read 7 books
My focus is definitely going to be on The Fellowship of the Ring, because it is the book club selection for the month of July for The Marauders Book Club on Facebook. This book alone would cover four of the challenges: meant to read last year, five or more words in the title, non-human main character, and read + watch adaptation.
Are you participating in The Reading Rush? Let me know if you are, and what you plan on reading. If you are using the website, here is a link to MY PROFILE where you can add me as a friend!