Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog theme started by The Broke and the Bookish. This week it is anything to do with summer! It’s not summer where I am at the moment (Australia) but it will be summer when I return back to the UK in August.
I saw this tag so many times on Booktube and it looked like such a fun idea, but I didn’t have a Booktube channel so I thought it wasn’t for me. But now I have so many books that I want to read and I have no idea which one to start with first. I thought this was a good way to get me to prioritise the next book I’m going to read and help me find exactly what makes a first chapter so good (considering that is what I’ll be working on with my own novel in June).
This readathon starts today and I found it today which is why this TBR is coming up today. This readathon is based on books about mental illness or by authors with mental illness and it runs 14th May – 21st May.
1. Read a book with green on the cover.
2. Read a book by an author with a mental illness.
3. Read a book where the main character has a mental illness.
4. Read a non-fiction book about mental illness.
5. Read a comic/graphic novel with mental illness elements.
I can’t believe it’s May already! Here in Australia it’s getting cold and wet at times as it turns into winter, so I’ll be doing a lot of reading in coffee shops and on trams. There’s only one readathon I’ve got planned for this month and that is the Harry Potter readathon which starts on the 15th May.
As much as I love readathons such as Diverseathon and Borrowathon, I do like readathons that are new and have a different theme around them. Readathon of Kings is a Dutch-themed readathon starting on their King’s Day (27th April) and ending on the last day of April (30th April). The Twitter account is here. Plus the challenges are interesting as well, so I thought I would wind down from Camp Nanowrimo by doing a small readathon.
1) Read a book with Orange OR red-white-blue on the cover
2) Read a book by a Dutch author
3) Read a book involving Royalty
4) Read a book you bought because it was cheap
As always, I’m going to try and focus on books I already own and books that are relatively short as the readathon will only be three days long.
A readathon I haven’t seen before is Tome Topple which is a two week long readathon (7th April – 20th April) where the focus is on big books. The only qualification of books is that a single work has to be over 500 pages. I’ve got a few of those waiting in the wings.
1. Read more than 1 tome
2. Read a graphic novel
3. Read a tome that’s part of a series
4. Buddy read a tome (use goodreads and twitter to find buddies!)
5. Read an adult novel
Since I have several books which would fit the criteria on my Kindle, it was hard to narrow it down! I won’t be able to complete all the challenges, but I think #1, #3 and #5 should be done if I manage to finish my TBR.
The Goodreads group is here if anyone wants to know anything more.
April is going to be a super busy month for me! I’m working again as an au pair, I’ll be taking part in Camp Nanowrimo and I’ll be taking part in three readathons (yes, foolish me, I know). My TBR is going to include most of the books from the readathons but they’re always subject to change.