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Booktubeathon TBR 2016

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You guys know by now that I love a good readathon. I think they're a great way to read more, to get out of a reading slump and to pick a book off your shelf that you otherwise wouldn't have read for a long time. And so, I have decided to once again participate in the Booktubeathon. 

The Booktubeathon is a week long deal that celebrates all things books where the aim is books. There are  also video challenges, twitter sprints, giveaways, reading challenges and allsorts of other bookish shenanigans that take place if you so wish to get involved. This year the Booktubeathon is, once again, hosted by Ariel Bissett and it runs from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th of July. 2016's reading challenges are as follows: 

1. read a book with yellow on the cover 
2. read a book only after sunset
3. read a book that you discovered through booktube (/book bloggers/internet/someone else)
4. read a book by one of your favourite authors
5. read a book that is older than you 
6. read and watch a book to movie adaptation
7. read seven books 

However, you don't have to complete all of the challenges to participate, nor do you have to read a book for each challenge. You can, as I have, mix and match your challenges. If you'd like to find out a little more, Ariel put together a video that you can peruse at your leisure alongside her very own Booktubeathon TBR video. That's enough rambling, onto my picks for the week...

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between the world and me 
by ta-nehisi coates 

I've decided to read this for the 'after sunset' challenge because apparently I like my bedtime reading to completely infuriate, sicken and terrify me but, still, this is a hugely important book and one that I feel hugely inspired to read and share with other people. 

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by agatha christie 

As I mentioned in my 'things to do in Devon' post, I bought this whilst visiting Christie's holiday home last weekend and so I thought it'd be a perfect option for both the 'book to movie adaptation' and the 'book older than you' challenges. I have actually already started this and hooooooly lord nearly everyone is racist and / or misogynistic. As such, I'm hoping for a 'And Then There Were None' kinda kill count...heh!

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vampires in the lemon grove
by karen russell 

If the massive lemon on the front cover didn't spell it out for you, I am reading this collection for the 'yellow on the cover' challenge. Short story collections are perfect for readathons and I absolutely loved the last bit of Russell that I read so I have high hopes. I have a bookmark in this already as I read a couple of the stories during a past readathon and they were reeeeeally good. High hopes, indeed. 

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the birds & other stories 
BY daphne du maurier 

I have read two of Du Maurier's novels, Jamaica Inn and Rebecca, and absolutely adored the two of them so I decided to use the 'favourite author' challenge as a chance to check out some of her short stories. I'm hoping for some classic gothiccy Du Maurier vibes so I can further channel my summer goff aesthetic.

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saga volume 6 
by brian k. vaughan and fiona staples 

Saga is the one series that I read religiously as soon as it has been released so can we all just take a minute to admire my restraint at leaving this unread for an entire week. Saga is hugely popular on Booktube so it was the first thing that I thought of when considering the 'recommended on Booktube' challenge. I'm really looking forward to jumping back into this world so I imagine it'll be one of the first things that I read.

And those are my picks for the week! The only challenge I've decided to not get on board with is the one where you have to read 7 books across the week simply because I don't want to. YoloIf you'd like to get involved with the community and see how everyone else is doing, you can head over to the Booktubeathon Twitter account. Do let me know if you're getting involved as I would love to hear what books you have on your TBRs or, if you can't participate, the books that you would read if you were able to.  

Read through my many bookish posts or check out last year's Booktubeathon TBR

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  1. I've never participated with a readathon before, but this sounds like fun! I've never read Saga either, but I keep seeing it popping up here and there, and I'm starting to think it may be something to get into! Also, can I mention that Jim as Dwight pin?! That's one of the coolest things I've ever seen and I kind of want it in my life right now...

  2. This sounds like such a good idea!

  3. I love the idea of these challenges, such fun! Agatha Christie is one of my favourite authors, it's amazing how much has changed culturally since she was writing.

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  4. This is such a good challenge - will be taking you up on it!

    Jaye -

  5. Obviously one should never judge a book by it's cover, but you always take such lovely photos of them. :)

  6. What an awesome idea for a challenge, I may need to take part as reading is one of my fave things to do! x


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