One of the things I wanted to do more of this year was to join readathons. Preferably ones that aren’t too long since I tend to falter a bit the longer they are.
One readathon that I’ve known of for awhile and wanted to join is the #AYEARATHON which is a readathon that happens once a month with different themes each month.
This months theme is to pick a color and read books with that cover color. Because I really want to read The Diviners I decided to go with purple and these are the books I’ve chosen to read.
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.Read full summary on GoodReads
The last book in this series releases in February and I really want to marathon and catch up on this series before then.
I’m not 100% sure if I’ll succeed, but if nothing else I get to re-read this and that makes me very happy. I loved this one the first time I read it so I’m happy to re-read it once more!
Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time edited by Hope Nicholson
“Love Beyond, Body, Space, and Time” is a collection of indigenous science fiction and urban fantasy focusing on LGBT and two-spirit characters. These stories range from a transgender woman trying an experimental transition medication to young lovers separated through decades and meeting far in their own future. These are stories of machines and magic, love, and self-love.Read full summary on GoodReads.
This one has been on my TBR for a bit and it’s a shorter one which makes it a pretty perfect readathon pick.
It’s been awhile since I’ve picked up an anthology, but I do love reading them and seeing what authors I discover through them. The entire premise of science fiction and urban fantasy with LGBT elements is enough to make me want to read it. The bit about the young lovers meeting again is pretty much straight up my alley so yeah. I’m excited about this one!
Followers by Megan Angelo
An electrifying story of two ambitious friends, the dark choices they make and the profound moment that changes the meaning of privacy forever.Read full summary on GoodReads.
I’ve tried to make this TBR pretty diverse as far as genre goes so that I have something different in case one of them just don’t work with my current mood.
This one seems like it has some elements of Sci-Fi without being too hard and heavy with it which is how I (mostly) enjoy my Sci-Fi..
While not exactly short, it’s not the worst length either. However, this TBR is put together with a lot of focus on choice, so while it’d rock to get to all of them, odds says I won’t. That said, I’m still excited about them!
This one also releases the day after the readathon begins and is one of the books for 2020 that I’m looking forward to so it’s fulfilling that as well.
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most demeaning. This year, there’s a ninth. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire.Read full summary on GoodReads.
This is one of the books that came out last year that I was curious about. It’s also one of the books I’m most wary about picking up because of some of the themes in it (you can read more on GR if you want to know). Depending on how it’s done it’s either something I’ll deal with without issue or well… I won’t.
So it will sort of depend on where I’m at mentally how high up on my list this book will be during the readathon. If I don’t read it during, I’ll probably read it during the summer since that’s when I read heavier things and have the capacity of dealing with them.
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
Tiffy and Leon share an apartment. Tiffy and Leon have never met.Read full summary on GoodReads.
As I mentioned I’ve been trying to keep this TBR pretty varied so that I could pick up things according to what mood I’m in.
This is my pick for when I’m feeling like reading something more contemporary and adult.
The premise of this is pretty wild and it sounds like fun and it also features notes which is one of the tropes in books I tend to like (however I especially like it when said notes(or texts, postcards, emails, you get the gist) are written without them knowing who the other is/only one of them knowing.).
It also seems like a nice, lighter, novel to add to this TBR when I don’t want Sci-Fi or Fantasy.
Echoes Between Us by Katie McGarry
Veronica sees ghosts. More specifically, her mother’s ghost. The afterimages of blinding migraines caused by the brain tumor that keeps her on the fringes and consumes her whole life haunt her, even as she wonders if it’s something more…Read full summary on GoodReads.
If The Flatshare is my choice for adult contemporary, then this is my choice for Young Adult contemporary. It’s also a book that releases the day after the readathon begins so whether I get to it partly depends on whether I get it or not.
That said, I’ve read a lot of Katie McGarry and I really like her writing so I’m hopeful that I’ll liket this one.
The summary sort of reminds me a little of Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols which is one of my favorite books. Obviously that doesn’t mean that this is anything like that, but still, the similarity and the possibilities intrigue me.
A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare
Spindle Cove is the destination of choice for certain types of well-bred young ladies: the painfully shy, young wives disenchanted with matrimony, and young girls too enchanted with the wrong men; it is a haven for those who live there.Read full summary on GoodReads.
If all else fails, I do tend to sail through historical romances and I’ve been meaning to pick up this series from Tessa Dare and this seems like a good chance to do so.
I know Spindle Cove is a series she’s had (or has? Not sure if it is still going) for a bit but I haven’t read anything from it before. I have read some books from her Castles Ever After series which I quite liked which is why I decided to go ahead and add this to my TBR.
So there you have my TBR for #AYEARATHON. Am I expecting to get to all of them? Not in my most optimistic daydreams. I am hoping to get to a couple of them though and hopefully finish the anthology, but beyond that I’m not really going to set many goals.
Are you participating in #AYEARATHON? If so, what are you planning on reading and what color did you choose?