Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBR
Time for another readathon! I participated in the Winter Biannual Bibliothon back in January, but I’m hoping to be able to get more reading done this time around. The Biannual Bibliothon is a week-long readathon that was created and hosted by some fantastic Booktubers. There are reading challenges, video challenges, blog challenges and even Instagram challenges, so there are many ways to participate. Check out the Biannual Bibliothon on their YouTube channel if you're interested in taking part or would like to learn more.
I plan on participating mostly in the reading challenges, but I plan on doing some of the blog challenges as well. So let’s get to the reading challenges and my TBR.
- Read the group book (The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw).
- Choose a book from someone else's TBR.
- Read the first chapter of 3 and pick 1.
- Read a book that has been on your TBR for over a year.
- Read a predicted 5 star read.
- Read an own-voices novel for an identity that is different from you.
- Read the last book you bought.
The Wicket Deep by Shea Ernshaw — Challenges 1 and 7
The Wicked Deep takes place in a cursed town called Sparrow. 200 years ago three sisters were sentenced to death because of witchcraft. They had stones tied to their ankles and were drowned by the townspeople. Now, during the summer the sister return, their spirits possessing three girls, luring boys to harbour and drowning them.
Like everyone else who lives in the town of Sparrow, this is something that Penny Talbot has accepted to be a part of life. But when a stranger shows up in Sparrow not knowing what he had just walked into, things start to change. Mistrust and lies spread across the town and people begin to turn against each other. Penny knows something that others do not, and this forces her to make a difficult decision, save the newcomer or herself.
I haven’t heard many reviews of this book, and I’m glad I haven’t so I can go into it without any expectations. Also, because The Wicked Deep is the last book that I bought, it works for both Challenges 1 and 7!
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson — Challenge 2 (from Regan @ PeruseProject’s July TBR)
After reading Save the Date, I’ve felt the need to read the rest of Morgan Matson's books that I haven’t got around to quite yet. So when I saw that Regan from PeruseProject had put in on her July TBR, I took it as a sign to use it for Challenge 2.
The Unexpected Everything follows a girl named Clark who is the daughter of a politician. Being a politician’s daughter, Clark had the perfect life. Until a political scandal throws her entire life off course. Now Clark is walking way too many dogs and having to learn that in life sometimes the unexpected can happen. But she also realizes that it can turn out to be more fun.
Amy and Rodgers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson/Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins/A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab — Challenges 3 and 4
For challenge 3, readers must read the first chapter of three different books before deciding which one to read. I am also combining this with challenge 4, so all of these books have been on my TBR for over a year. All of them I have been highly anticipating but had never gotten around to sitting down and reading them. I'm hoping that the Summer Biannual Bibliothon with change this and I'll get through at least one of them.
Amy and Rodger's Epic Detour was Morgan Matson's first novel not under the pen name Katie Finn. This book follows Amy Curry, who is moving across the country with her mother this summer and it's Amy's responsibility to drive the car from California to their new home in Connecticut. The only thing is, she hasn't been ready to get back behind the wheel since her father had died in a car accident. This is where Rodger comes in! Rodger is an old family friend, who also need to make the trip across the country. The two of them decide to make the cross-country trip together, and eventhough the road is unfamiliar they will need to figure out how to map their road together.
Isla and the Happily Ever After follows hopeless romantic Isla who has had a crush on cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. After a surprise encounter over the summer, Isla can feel that there might be a budding romance starting. But once they return to Paris in their senior year, everything is more dramatic than they had anticipated and they're having to make decisions that could have a large affect on their future together.
A Darker Shade of Magic takes place in a world where there are four parallel Londons—Grey London, Red London, White London and Black London. Grey London is a dull kingdom without magic ruled by the mad King George III, magic thrives in Red London, and White London is slowly being drained through magical war. No one speaks of Black London anymore. Our main character Kell is the Red Traveler and one of the last that can travel between these parallel Londons. His official title is acting ambassador between the different Londons, but he is a smuggler in his spare time. When he accidentally stumbles into Black London, he realizes that a dangerous enemy exists that threatens all parallel worlds and it's up to him and Deliah, a cutpurse, to save all of them.
I will read the first chapter of all three of these books within the first few days of the Biannual Bibliothon and then one of them will be on my TBR. I have been looking forward to all of three of these books, so I know that this is going to be a tough decision.
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera — Challenges 5 and 6
The last book that I have is History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera. I've only ever heard phenomenal things about Adam's books and They Both Die at the End had destroyed me, so I expect that I'll have a similar experience with this book as well.
History is All You Left Me follows a young man named Griffin whose first love and ex-boyfriend Theo has just died in a drowning accident. To say that his world has imploded doesn't even cover it. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started dating Jackson, Griffin had never doubt that they would end up together. But now that will never happen. To make everything worse, Jackson is the only one who understands what Griffin is going through. But no matter how much they try and share their grief, Griffin begins to downward spiral and loses himself in his obsessive compulsions. In order for him to move forward, he needs to begin to confront his past even though it may leave his heart more broken than it already is.
These are all of the books that I plan to try and tackle for the Summer Biannual Bibliothon! If you will be participating, let me know what you'll be reading in the comments below.
Until next time, have a lovely rest of your day and read something awesome!