I first heard about this readathon through Elliot Brooks’ Youtube channel, and since I’ve been wanting to reread some old favorites, decided I am going to participate.
(As a side note, if you aren’t already subscribed to Elliot Brooks’ youtube channel, I recommend you check it out. She’s one of the best booktubers, in my opinion, and I’ve gotten an insane number of great recommendations from watching her videos.)
The readathon has a dedicated Twitter page, and several hosts:
- Sunday, March 10 – Game Changer: A book that opened your eyes or made you love a new genre
- Monday, March 11 – Giving a Book a Second Chance
- Tuesday, March 12 – New Favorite
- Wednesday, March 13 – Old Favorite
- Thursday, March 14 – Underrated/Unpopular Book
- Friday, March 15 – Popular Book
- Saturday, March 16 – Childhood Favorite
Here’s my list of books I’m reading during this readathon:
- Giving a Book a Second Chance: Retrovirus by Jimmy Palmiotti is a graphic novel and one of the first books I read when I received my Amazon Kindle as a Christmas gift. I remember not liking it, but I don’t remember much else about it, so it’s a perfect book to give a second chance.
- A Recent Favorite: I adored Mackenzi Lee’s The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue when I read it in 2018, and I’ve been itching to re-read it.
- An Old Favorite: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien has been one of my favorite books since I was a child. I can’t even begin to guess at how many times I’ve read and reread this novel, but I’ll still continue to reread it until I’m on my deathbed.
- Game Changing Book: I was never a comic book fan until I met my boyfriend, who introduced me to this new, wonderful, absorbing world. One of the first series I fell in love with was the Doctor Strange and Punisher mashup, Magic Bullets by John Barber.I’ve been looking for an excuse to reread it.
- Unpopular Book: I remember reading J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye back in high school, but I remember absolutely nothing about it. I know this is a book that many people hate for a variety of reasons, and I’m interested to see what I’ll think of it.
- Childhood Favorite: I just purchased a full set of the Harry Potter novels, which I’d lost when my family’s house burned down when I was nineteen. It’s been years since I’ve read the series, so for this challenge, I’ll be reading the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
- Popular Book: I’m being lazy with this challenge because this is already quite a bit of reading, so both Harry Potter and The Hobbit are doubling up for this one.
Are you participating? If so, let me know in the comments! I’d love to have some more bookish accounts to follow!