It’s time for my second ContemporaryAThon TBR of the year! This readathon is hosted by Book Hangover on Twitter and several BookTubers! It starts midnight September 17th and ends midnight September 23rd.
Because I am currently in a reading slump, I think this is the perfect time to join this readathon! Contemporaries are my favourite type of books and are generally less intimidating than fantasy, sci-fi etc., so this will hopefully help me read more regularly again 🙂
That said, I won’t pressure myself to complete all the challenges. I want to be chill about it and won’t beat myself up if I only end up reading one book.
Anyway, here are the challenges! For each challenge, I gave myself two options because I am a terrible mood reader: usually an audiobook and a book I own.
1. Read a contemporary with orange on the cover
Harbor Me was on of my most anticipated August 2018 releases (you can find more here) because I have heard nothing but great things about this middle grade novel!
could also work for ‘a diverse contemporary’
Far From the Tree has been on my TBR ever since it was released last year and I am convinced I’m absolutely going to love this novel, which is why I bought it last month. You can see my book haul here. It’s about three adopted siblings and apparently it’s heart-breaking at times, so this sounds right up my alley!
could also work for ‘new to you author’, ‘a diverse contemporary’ and ‘5 star prediction’
2. Read a dark/spooky contemporary
Karin Slaughter is an incredibly popular author in my country. I’m pretty sure it was released in Dutch before it was even released in English elsewhere! I’d like to work in a bookstore again and considering Pieces of Her is such a best-seller over here, I want to read it soon. This would be my third Karin Slaugthter novel. I rated Pretty Girls five stars, but sadly wasn’t blown away by The Good Daughter.
could also work for ‘orange on the cover’
All the Rage is a contemporary novel about sexual violence, which is a very difficult topic for me to read about. I have several books that deal with that subject matter on my TBR, but I keep postponing picking them up because they’re guaranteed going to be triggering. Nonetheless I want to read All the Rage soon, it has been on my monthly TBRs numerous times, so it’s about time I start reading it.
could also work for ‘new to you author’
3. Read a diverse contemporary
Solo is written in verse and is about Blade Morrison and his passion for music. I don’t know much about this book but because if it’s format, this sounds like the perfect read for a readathon!
could also work for ‘non-traditional format’ and ‘new to you author’
Technically I’m cheating because You Bring the Distant Near is historical fiction, but I think this multi-generational novel must end in modern times. Either way, I’ve been looking forward to reading this for months because I know I’m going to love it!
could also work for ‘new to you author’ and ‘five star prediction’
4. Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format
Fresh Ink is a diverse anthology, which is not a format I tend to read. Additionally, besides ten short stories, there’s also a graphic novel and a one-act play. I wonder what those will be like on audiobook!
could also work for ‘orange on the cover’, ‘diverse contemporary’ and ‘new to you author’
How I resist is a collection of essays by authors and celebrities. Considering the amount of people that contributed to this, it’s surprisingly short, so this would be a good pick for a readathon.
could also work for ‘orange on the cover’ and ‘diverse contemporary’
5. Read a contemporary that has your initials somewhere on the cover
I apologise for skipping this challenge. I wanted to find a title or author with the exact same initials as mine (C and V), but the only one I could find was the Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. Despite owning that book, I know for a fact I won’t read it now.
6. Read a contemporary from a new to you author
Let’s Talk About Love and Tyler Johnson Was Here are two contemporary novels I own and have been meaning to read for a while. They’re both about three hundred pages long, so that sounds very doable!
could also work for ‘a diverse contemporary’
7. Read a contemporary that is a 5 star prediction
I’m sorry for being lazy and repeating these books. I’ve been working on this post for over an hour and I AM TIRED. Anyway, as I’ve said previously, I think I’ll absolutely love these books, so these are my five star predictions!
So this is my ContemporaryAThon TBR! Will you be joining as well? 🙂
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