The Reading Rush (formerly know as The Booktube-a-thon) is a week long read-a-thon running form the 20th-26th July and was one of the first read-a-thons I participated in all the way back in 2015! Once again I’m suffering from a bit of a reading slump (blame my Disney+ account), so I’m hoping that this read-a-thon is going to kick start my reading again. I understand that there’s a slim chance of me reading all of these books, but I wanted to make sure that I had plenty of books to choose! It’s not too late to join the read-a-thon, and if you are then I’d love to read what’s on your TBR so please leave a link to your post in the comments!
Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birth stone
I’m born in October so my birthstone is an Opal (Turquoise) or Tourmaline (Pink) so I plan to read The Fate of The Tearling by Erika Johansen. This is series is on my list to finish this year and from I remember it was a really unique and intricate storyline with well thought out characters.
Read a book that starts with the word “The”
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary. Another book that’s been on my TBR for ages! I’ve been craving some lighthearted contemporary cuteness and from all the reviews I can tell that I’m going to love it! This also has a turquoise colour so I could use it for the first challenge; two birds, one stone!
Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen
All The Bright Places by Jenifer Niven. I’m twisting the rules a bit for this challenge as I’ve yet to watch the film but it’s one that been on my Netflix watchlist for ages. So I plan to spend the day reading the book and then settling down with a big bowl of popcorn to watch film!
Read the first book you touch
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. When I was thinking of books to read for the read-a-thon I instantly thought of this one and grabbed it from the bookshelf! I keep going on about this series but this is the month that I’m going to finally finish it!
Read a book completely outside of your house
Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers. The weather recently hasn’t been great, so I tried to find a nice short book that I could enjoy reading in the garden. I read this book about seven years ago and it’s one that has stuck with me and I’m eager to re-live the experience.
Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of.
This year I wanted to read more classics novels especially after discovering the Rory Gilmore reading list! Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf or Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes are currently at the top of my list.
Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live.
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh. Another book that’s gotten lost in my TBR pile, so when I looking for books to fill this challenge this one jumped out.