The FINAL Biannual Bibliothon TBR
It’s sadly the last round of the Biannual Bibliothon. While I’ve never participated on the YouTube side of the readathon, it feels like an end of the era.
For more on the final round, check out the Biannual Bibliothon on YouTube. It started today, but I would say it’s not too late to join in.
Since this is the last round, I’m going to give it my best shot to complete as many of the reading challenges as I can. Here are the reading challenges for the final round:
Read the group book (Aurora Rising by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff)
Read one of the host’s 5-star reads
Read an adult book
Read a book based on the cover
Read a book from an author you’ve never read from before
Read a graphic novel
Read a book that you were really excited for, but never picked up
Read a predicted 5-star read
I have five books picked out to fulfill all nine of these challenges, taking advantage of their double up rule. So here we go, this is my TBR:
Aurora Rising by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - Challenges 1 and 6
The most straightforward challenge is to read the group book, which is Aurora Rising. I’ve also never read a book by either Amy Kaufman or Jay Kristoff, so I can knock out two challenges with this book.
Aurora Rising follows star student from the Aurora Academy, Tyler Jones, who is stuck with a squad of misfits that no one in the academy wanted to team up with. But there’s a bigger problem. Tyler saved a girl who had been stuck in a cryo-sleep for two centuries, and she is far removed from her time. She could end up being the catalyst of war, and it’s up to Tyler and his team to prevent it.
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid - Challenges 2 and 9
Daisy Jones & the Six also knocks out two different challenges—read one of the host’s 5-star reads and read a predicted 5-star read. This book is Red’s 5-star read, so it fulfills the second challenge. I’ve only heard great things about this book, so I’m betting that I will rate it pretty highly.
This book takes place in the late sixties, where Daisy is coming of age—her life is sex, drugs, and rock and roll—and her voice is starting to get noticed. She’s also the type of beauty that draws people in. Also getting noticed is The Six and their leading man, Billy Dunne. Daisy and Billy cross paths, and a producer decides they would be better together.
Foe by Iain Reid - Challenges 3 and 8
I picked up Foe when I was volunteering at Vancouver Writer’s Festival after I heard Iain Reid speak at his event. This book also fits for two challenges—an adult book and a book that I was excited for that I never picked up.
Foe takes place in the near future and follows a married couple, Junior and Henrietta, who live in seclusion, far away from the city. One day, a stranger from the city comes to visit with news that Junior has been selected to be sent away. What’s strange is that all arrangements had already been made and that Henrietta won’t be left alone.
Again, but Better by Christine Riccio - Challenge 5
I wanted to be able to take advantage of the Free Choice challenge and pick a book that I know will likely be a quick, fun read. I feel like Again, but Better will be that for me. Christine loves a rom-com contemporary, and I feel like she probably channelled that into her book.
Again, but Better follows Shane, who seems to have been the perfect college student on paper—she has fantastic grades and is in pre-med, she has missed out on the college experience. She goes home every weekend, she hasn’t made any friends and she has no love life. So Shane decides to sign up for a semester abroad in London and she intends to get the full college experience. However, it’s harder than she initially expected to step out of her comfort zone and she deals with a lot of self-doubt. Shane comes to realize that sometimes determination and the courage to step into unfamiliar territory can make all the difference.
Randomly Selected Graphic Novel - Challenges 4 and 7
I’m leaving these two challenges pretty open for now. If I somehow manage to get through the other challenges, I plan on going to my local comic shop and picking a graphic novel that has a pretty cover. Also, it allows for a bit of spontaneity in my TBR!
That’s all for by Biannual Bibliothon TBR! Are you participating in the final round of the Bibliothon? Let me know your TBR in the comments below.
Until next time, have a lovely rest of your day and read something awesome!