Summer Booktubathon TBR
It’s readathon time again! I know that the Booktubathon is a YouTube-focused readathon, but I thought I would use it as another excuse to try and get more reading done. The Booktubathon was created by Ariel Basset and if you’d like to learn more or are interested in participating, check out their YouTube channel. Here are the reading challenges:
- Let a coin toss decide your first read
- Read a book about something you want to do.
- Read and watch a book to movie adaptation.
- Read a book with green on the cover.
- Read a book while wearing the same hat the whole time.
- Read a book with a beautiful spine.
- Read 7 books.
Many of these challenges are quite specific, so this TBR is quite ambitious. I am by no means going to get through all of these books, but I’m going to do my best!
Challenge 1 - More Happy Than Not or History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
For the first challenge, I am flipping a coin to decide which book I’ll be reading first. So More Happy Than Not and History Is All You Left Me are going head to head!
And I’ll be reading...
History Is All You Left Me follows a young man named Griffin whose life has started to spiral after his first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident. Even though Theo had moved away and had a new boyfriend, Griffin had always thought they would end up together. What makes things worse is that the only one who understands his grief is Theo's most recent boyfriend, Jackson. No matter how much they try and support each other, Griffin continues to downward spiral and starts to lose parts of himself. Griffin must confront his history in order to rebuild for the future.
Challenge 2 - Amy and Rodgers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
This book was on my TBR for the Summer Biannual Bibliothon, but I had opted to read A Darker Shade Of Magic instead.
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 even though the road is unfamiliar they will need to figure out how to map their road together.
Challenge 3 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
It’s embarrassing that I have not read this book yet! I’ve also never seen the movie, so what better excuse than to both read and watch it during the Booktubathon.
For those of you who don’t know, The Book Thief follows the story of Liesel, a young German girl during World War II whose book-stealing and story-telling helps not only her family but also the Jewish man they are hiding. And the whole book is told from the perspective of Death.
This book has A LOT of hype, but I'm sure it lives up to it. Crossing my fingers I get to it during this Booktubathon!
Challenge 4 - Isla and the Happily Ever After
Isla and the Happily Ever After was also on my Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBR, but I ended up reading A Darker Shade Of Magic instead. This is the perfect one for this challenge because LOOK how green it is!
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 have to make decisions that could have a significant effect on their future together.
Challenge 5 - Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
There is always a fun, unique challenge in the Booktubathon and I’m excited about this one! Not for any particular reason, but I need to wear my hat more.
Here is my hat:
I chose Beneath the Sugar Sky because it is quite short and because I've recently finished and enjoyed the previous book in the Wayward Children series, Down Among the Sticks and Bone. We return to Elanor West's Home for Wayward Children in Beneath the Sugar Sky, and this is pretty much all I can say without spoiling the first book. These books are always magical, and I can't wait to dive into this latest installment.
Challenge 6 - Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh
Smoke in the Sun is the concluding novel in Renée Ahdieh's Flame in the Mist duology. There isn't much that I can say about this book because there would be major spoilers for the first one, but the feudal Japan setting definitely excites the Asian Studies major in me. We left off with very high stakes at the end of Flame in the Mist, so I'm looking forward to seeing how it pays off in this book.
And look at this gorgeous spine!
Smoke in the Sun was on my Most Anticipated Summer Releases. I don’t think I’ll get to it during this readathon, but I’d love it if I could.
This challenge is to read 7 books, which I'm not confident that I'll be able to accomplish. If I somehow manage to read the previous 6 books on my TBR, I will read the book that lost the coin toss in challenge 1, More Happy Than Not.
More Happy Than Not follows sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto who's struggling to find happiness after a tragedy happens in his family. With the help of his girlfriend, Genevieve, and his new best friend, Thomas, Aaron starts to feel what happiness might have been. But as Thomas and Aaron get closer, Aaron begins to learn stuff about himself that may threaten this contentment. He considers a memory-alternation program to forget, but is the contentment worth giving up who he is?
That’s all for my Booktubeathon TBR! Leave me a comment below with what you’ll be reading.
Until next time, have a lovely rest of your day and read something awesome!