FemPowerAThon Wrap Up

So this readathon was super fun and definitely helped by their enthusiastic Twitter account. My TBR is here where I have six books to fill the eight challenges.

I was able to fill all my challenges in the end, thanks to The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo have a secondary character be a woman with depression so challenge #5 was ticked off. I didn’t finish The Alchemists of Loom, though I did start it, but The Terracotta Bride was about a lesbian woman so all the challenges were still ticked off. I also read Ida which was about a woman in a relationship with a genderqueer character, Daisy, which also fulfilled the terms of the challenge.

Favourite Book of the Challenge: The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo. Funny, with a romance that made me smile. The only thing I disliked about it was how short it was!

Least Favourite Book of the Challenge: The Terracotta Bride. The novella was well-written but it was too short and not in a good way like Cho’s other book. It had an interesting idea but it could be expanded on, plus the ending was fairly depressing.

I was very glad I did this readathon, it made me read books that had been on my TBR list for a while and they were all thoroughly enjoyable. I’m liking The Alchemists of Loom as well.

Beat the Backlist TBR

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Now I like TBRs. For readathons, reading challenges, season TBRs, monthly TBRs, etc. I have a March TBR and a TBR for my newest readathon which is scheduled to post this week (Fempowerathon here) and then I saw thriceread make a post about Beat the Backlist and the temptation was too great! This is a yearly challenge, much like Mount TBR on Goodreads, where the focus is on books published before 2017 and is hosted by Novel Knight. For this challenge, I do have the option of including all the books I’ve read this year that qualify for the challenge but I think that would be too easy, so I’m only going to do books I already own, published before 2017, starting from today (13th March 2017). Goodreads shelf here.

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FemPowerAThon

FemPowerAThon is a readathon which is focused on female empowerment and so the challenges are focused around that. The readathon spans 19th March-26th March.  Twitter

 

  1. woman in a position of power
  2. a woman of color
  3. a LGBT+ woman
  4. prominent sister relationship
  5. a woman with a mental illness
  6. an own voices novel
  7. read a book about a woman not set in the western world
  8. a graphic novel by a female author

So many challenges, I might be doubling up on them as I’m still travelling so I can’t read nine books in a week (though it would be fun to try!).

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Because Dragons Readathon Wrap Up

This was a readathon that was running parallel to TimeHopAThon so there was a small overlap with this TBR

Challenges:
1. Read a diverse fantasy book. (could be #ownvoices, could be a POC author, could be a diverse cast of characters, or set in a part of the (real) world you are not familiar with)
2. Read a fantasy book with a steamy romance.
3. Read a fantasy book with purple on the cover. (any amount is sufficient)
4. Read the next fantasy book in a series. (continue a series or start a new one)
5. Read a fantasy book with dragons in it. Because, duh.

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Because Dragons Readathon

Can I do another readathon at the same time as TimeHopAThon? Maybe not, but I’m going to try anyway! It’s a fantasy themed readathon (intro post here) and it runs from tomorrow (20th February) to the 26th February.

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Challenges:
1. Read a diverse fantasy book. (could be #ownvoices, could be a POC author, could be a diverse cast of characters, or set in a part of the (real) world you are not familiar with)
2. Read a fantasy book with a steamy romance.
3. Read a fantasy book with purple on the cover. (any amount is sufficient)
4. Read the next fantasy book in a series. (continue a series or start a new one)
5. Read a fantasy book with dragons in it. Because, duh.

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TimeHopAThon

Readathon time! I do like doing these and I hope to do at least one every month, it’s just a matter of finding them in time.

This readathon is hosted on Booktube (and also has an Instagram component) and the main theme is to read a book from the past, present and future. It’s from 20th February – 26th February, just in time for when my parents arrive in Australia.


Challenges:

1. Read a Classic
2. Read a childhood recommendation
3. A book released in 2016
4. Read a Dystopian/ book set in the future
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