Hey lovelies! 💛✨
I decided to participate in the fourth round of one of my all-time favourite readathons, Contemporaryathon!
This is a readathon, surprisingly, all about reading contemporary books. It is hosted by Chelsea @ chelseadollingreads, Julia @ Pages and Pens, and Natasha @ myreadingisodd… and we’re being blessed with a brand new co-host this round, the ever lovely Melanie @ Mel to the Any! If you haven’t subscribed to her new BookTube channel, I don’t know what you’re doing. She is already killing the game with her videos and y’all need her face to brighten your subscription boxes, trust me.
The readathon runs from the 11th to the 15th of February 2019. You can see the hosts’ announcement videos here, here, here, and here for all of the details and information, including info about the live show and giveaways.
… but let’s get into what I’m hoping to read!
There are seven challenges for the readathon but you can choose to be as casual or strict about them as you like. You can even double up if you need. As always, I have no idea exactly what I want to read but here’s a rough guide to what I’m hoping will happen.
Read Your Most Recently Purchased or Acquired Contemporary
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab • I kind of have to do a small cheat with this prompt apart from The Name of the Wind, City of Ghosts is the only book I have bought this year that I haven’t already read. I know its set in modern day Scotland so I’m hoping that’s enough to count, even with the paranormal elements.
Read a Contemporary with Blurple on the Cover
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren • I kind of doubt this will happen. I want to read this book (a hecking ton) but I know it has a big focus on religion so I need to be in the right headspace for it (which I just haven’t been so far). I have a few other blue/purple books on my 2019 TBR challenge that I might swap out for it: Paperweight, You Know Me Well, Upside of Unrequited.
Read a Diverse Contemporary
From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon • The main character is Indian-American, and it’s #ownvoices representation.
Read a Dark, Taboo, or Emotional Contemporary
A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena • If my library hold of An Unwanted Guest comes in on time, I’ll pick that up instead. I’ve just really been in the mood for an atmospheric thriller and I’ve heard really good things about this author. I’m not sure if either of these are actually dark or taboo but I know they’re thrillers so ?? I think that counts.
Read a Contemporary You Meant to Get to in 2018
Far From You by Tess Sharpe • This has been on my tbr for an embarrassingly long time,, I mean, I added it to Goodreads back in 2014!! I genuinely meant to read it last year. I think I even had it on a few TBRs, but it just didn’t happen.
Read a Contemporary in a Non-Traditional Format
Giant Days, Vol. 5 & 6 by John Allison • Hopefully, my library holds have come through for both of these by now. I adore this graphic novel series and can’t wait to continue on in the series.
Read a Contemporary with a Picture on the Spin
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett • I adored Night Owls and Starry Eyes by this author so *fingers crossed* this will also be a hit. My edition has a small scooter on the spine but this could also fit the contemporary I meant to read in 2018 if I need to shuffle.
Let’s Chat 💛✨
are you participating in the readathon too? let me know!!