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Clear Your Shit Mini Readathon

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So I took part in this readathon and I never finished it. Mostly because I forgot about it. But I may still finish it before the next round in November (hey, it’s not like the readathon police will come after me). But anyway, there is a mini round during June, I still have far too many books for when I move so I might continue with the original, while doing this readathon. There is a Twitter and a Storygraph challenge.

This readathon goes through the month of June, so I may actually get some of these prompts ticked off.

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Rent A Boyfriend

Rent a BoyfriendChloe Wang is nervous to introduce her parents to her boyfriend, because the truth is, she hasn’t met him yet either. She hired him from Rent for Your ‘Rents, a company specializing in providing fake boyfriends trained to impress even the most traditional Asian parents.

Drew Chan’s passion is art, but after his parents cut him off for dropping out of college to pursue his dreams, he became a Rent for Your ‘Rents employee to keep a roof over his head. Luckily, learning protocols like “Type C parents prefer quiet, kind, zero-PDA gestures” comes naturally to him.

When Chloe rents Drew, the mission is simple: convince her parents fake Drew is worthy of their approval so they’ll stop pressuring her to accept a proposal from Hongbo, the wealthiest (and slimiest) young bachelor in their tight-knit Asian American community.

But when Chloe starts to fall for the real Drew—who, unlike his fake persona, is definitely not ‘rent-worthy—her carefully curated life begins to unravel. Can she figure out what she wants before she loses everything?

Goodreads, Amazon UK, Storygraph

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Do the Thing Readathon

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This is the Do-The-Thing Readathon where you have a week to look back at your yearly goals and see what you’ve forgotten about/behind on. Considering I have a TBR for May that I haven’t done anything about, as well as some yearly goals that I’ve been ignoring, this sounds like the perfect readathon for me.

This readathon runs from the 24th to the 30th May, so it starts today, but I found it late so I’m starting it late. There are a few, loose challenges but it’s mostly a ‘look at your goals and make another step in completing them’ kind of readathon.

Challenges

  • Read outside your usual genre
  • Read for an hour a day
  • Read 50 pages a day
  • Continue a series
  • Read the oldest book on your TBR

So I don’t really have a usual genre, it’s all very spread apart, and I have no idea what book I have owned for the longest. But the challenge to read an hour a day/50 pages a day is definitely something I can get behind.

Wish me luck, I’ve only read one book in May so far so anything I finish this week will be a huge bonus.

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Lore

LoreEvery seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.
Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world in the wake of her family’s sadistic murder by a rival line, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory. For years she’s pushed away any thought of revenge against the man–now a god–responsible for their deaths.

Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek out her help: Castor, a childhood friend of Lore believed long dead, and a gravely wounded Athena, among the last of the original gods.

The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and, at last, a way for Lore to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore’s decision to bind her fate to Athena’s and rejoin the hunt will come at a deadly cost–and still may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.

Goodreads, Amazon UK, StoryGraph

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Asian Readathon TBR

Right, I’m back on the monthly readathon kick. The month of May is Pacific and Asian American Heritage Month. While this is for the US and not for the UK (where the month is 17th July- 18th August), it is set over one calendar month and there’s a readathon for it. The video above explains it but there is also this Google Doc with info, links and book reccomendations.

I’m very glad about that prompt mentioning a book by an Asian author that isn’t from the US, or set in the US. It’s something I’ve been personally trying to do and I’m happy it’s also a prompt.

Challenges

  • Read any book written by an Asian author.
  • Read any book featuring an Asian protagonist.
  • Read any book written by an Asian author in your favorite genre.
  • Read any nonfiction book written by an Asian author.
  • Read any book written by an Asian author that’s not US-centric.

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April TBR

White Eggs in Brown Nest

Happy Easter! This TBR is late, I blinked and suddenly it was nearly halfway through the month. I’m still taking part in the Goodreads reading challenge, but this month I am also hoping to get through some of the books on the Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist for the first timen since I heard about the prize. Part of the reason is that a lot of the books on the list are very short, but also I own at least four of the books already so having a loose deadline of when the shortlist is going to be announced (28th April) can only help.

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March Wrap Up

Red Purple and Yellow Tulip Fields

So March went so much better than February. Things are moving along fast in real life and since I had two weeks off work, I managed to read a lot of books that I had on my TBR. I joined up with a new Goodreads reading challenge where there were a list of tasks to do for the next two months and it’s going well so far. However, between real life stuff and reading, I haven’t really had any time to do anything else. Continue reading “March Wrap Up”

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Tome Topple Round 14

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Round 14 of Tome Topple is coming up (thank goodness it’s not in February this year) and I’m getting back into reading (so hopefully I’ll actually manage to do better at this readathon than normal. The Twitter is here. This round goes from the 15th to the 28th, which is Monday to Sunday thankfully.

As like last time, there are categories depending on how many prompts you can carry out. I don’t think I got past student in the last few rounds, so that is my goal for this one – get to sage and complete more than four prompts! I’m not really that enthusiastic about the prompts this round, I have a few tomes that I want to read but none of them fit the prompts so we’ll see how this turns out.

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