Scallywagathon Round 2

Scallywagathon has already started and I completely missed it until BooksandLala put up her TBR for this. This readathon runs from the 20th-27th May (same days as Borrowathon) and this readathon is based around a map where the challenges vary depending on where you go. You can follow the map or wander as you like but the idea is to complete four challenges.

The first TBR is here for a little more information. The link for this round is here.

As I will be taking part in Borrowathon at the same time, I will be primarily looking at my library books to fulfil these challenges.

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There are two readathons coming up which are based around library books and I intend to take advantage of both of them. Borrowathon (Twitter here) is a readathon based around borrowed books, not strictly library books. It runs from the 20th May to the 27th May and the challenges are below!

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Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.

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Ramadan Readathon

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Ramadan Readathon is back! This is a month-long reading challenge during the month of Ramadan where the focus of the challenge is to read more books by Muslim authors. As I understand the dates of Ramadan are not set in stone but the readathon runs from the 17th May to the 15th June. There is a blog tour and a photo challenge (which I’m hoping to take part in) and it’s a great chance to push certain books to the top of my TBR. The intro post is here which goes into a great deal more detail.

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Top Ten Disliked Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme. It used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but now it is being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is ‘top ten books I disliked but I’m glad I read all the same’. Most of these books are either classics or books that have been so recced everywhere that I’m glad I read them so I know these books, but actually disliked them at the end.

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Royalty Readathon Wrap UP

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Round 4 of the Royalty Readathon is finished! This round went from the 7th May to the 13th May. The intro post is here and the twitter is here. I did pretty well on this readathon, choosing to pick up all the books about royalty I could, even if they only loosely related to the challenge. Apart from reading all the books below (excepting The Hundredth Queen because no way was I going to put myself through that), I read Riches to Rags which is a Cinderella retelling which didn’t fit any of the challenges.

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Alphabethon Round 6 Wrap Up

Round 6 of Alphabethon is over! This round was F so I had to read books where the title or the author’s name started with F. This ran from the 30th April to the 6th May and my TBR is here.

I didn’t actually do that great on this readathon, mostly because I got caught up reading a new series and I didn’t realise that a book I read didn’t qualify for this readathon until after the week had finished. I read one and a half books for this readathon so here’s hoping I do better for the next readathon.

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