It’s month long July readathon time!~
I saw some tbr’s of this readathon and it looks like a lot of fun! The readathon was created by Rachael Marie Book Junkie and you can check out the announcement video here
Check out The Book Junkie Trials twitter to learn more about the facts and progress tracker~
I’m not great with readathons and I’ll probably do something wrong haha ^^”
I took the quiz and I was sorted into the Bard group which is led by Riley Marie
I’ve decided to only do the reading challenges for the #Bard challenge as I’m graduating (hopefully ^^”) in July so I’m probably going to have many breakdowns trying to work out what I’m going to do with my life now that uni will be over (I still don’t know what I want to do or be 😭)
This is the Map Bards must follow in order:
1. The Elven Guard are surprised by your visit, and are immediately on the offensive:
Read a book with War, Military or Political Themes to learn how to help calm the situation.
The Heart of Betrayal; Mary E. Pearson
This is the second book in the Remnant Chronicles and follows Lia – a runaway princess – as she finds herself in enemy hands. This series contains political intrigue.
2. On the Hallow Isle, lurk incorporeal monsters and the ghosts of your past: Read an
Atmospheric or Horror Book to pass this test of nerve.
Lost Gods; Brom
I’ve read The Child Thief and that was creepy and weird (but glorious!) and Lost Gods is about a man whose wife has been murdered by an “arcane horror”. He then journeys into Purgatory to try and rescue her.
And I’m sure the fantastic art by Brom will add a ton of atmosphere on top of his writing.
3. Empty Barrel Inn, every bard deserves a swig or too, some say it even aids warming up those vocal cords: Enjoy An Indulgent Read
Archangel’s Consort; Nalini Singh
This is the third book in the Guild Hunter series. This series is a paranormal new adult romance with smut. And those two things I would consider indulgent because they may not be the best books – i.e. not the best writing or plot – but they are fun, fast and have smexy characters
4. Giant Squid, a fearsome fellow: Read a book that intimidates you, and this foe shall be a doddle.
Daisy Jones & the Six; Taylor Jenkins Reid
I’m intimated by this book because I’ve literally only ever heard amazing things about this. I’m scared that I won’t like it…
It’s a historical, interview type style book about a band’s ups and downs – at least I think it is haha ^^”
I have the audiobook on hold on Overdrive as I’ve heard that’s the best way to read this book. And this also fits the weakness of the Bards – i.e. the music theme (more details about this and the bard ability is further down)
5. The Bookie Grail: Here you find a lost manuscript, delivered on this forgotten island by a fallen star. Read the group book: Stardust
I’ve already read Stardust, but I’ll happily re-read it! And I plan on watching the film after as well. I like Gaiman’s writing, but I think the film is way better than the book! Clare Dane is just so beautiful and it’s more whimsical ♥
Every group has an ability and a weakness:
The Bards have the power of over words and music.
With their voices they can charm their way out of a book.
They can count a DNF as a prompt completion.
These wordsmiths find it impossible to escape the lyrics.
One of their books must contain poetry or musical themes.
Let’s see how this goes!
Thanks for reading! I hope you are having a lovely day~
After reading Evelyn Hugo, I’m intimidated by Daisy Jones because I’m afraid I won’t love it as much and be disappointed, so I feel you on the intimidation aspect.
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I haven’t read Evelyn Hugo either because I swear everyone and their mum LOVES that book and I’m scared I won’t haha ^^” We can do this!!
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