Hello! This is my official announcement that I am participating in Readella! What is Readella, you ask? Readella is a play on Coachella but it’s a read-a-thon reading challenge! It’s hosted by Bisma from Hey It’s Bisma, Aza from Dreaming of Books, and Joy from Joelys Reads! It runs from today, April 12th, to April 21st (so 10 days!).
Below are the prompts and my book choices for each! I am so excited to try my first read-a-thon! Unfortunately I will be smack dab in the middle of moving and having guests over so I doubt I’ll finish every book but I am excited to finally give myself an excuse to read some of my most highly anticipated reads! This challenge is about having fun so I’m going to do that and try not to give myself a hard time for not reading every book!
Group Book: Daisy Jones And The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I don’t own this one yet but I am very excited to read it eventually! I’m going to try and go to my bookstore and just chill there all day and read.
The book I chose for this prompt is All We Could Have Been by T.E. Carter, mostly because it’s an arc I have to read for a blog tour on the 17th (wink wink, nudge nudge) but the synopsis kind of gives off that vibe so we’ll see!
For this one I’ve picked Caraval by Stephanie Garber! I know, I’m ashamed I’ve not read it yet but I have been really wanting to! I have also somehow come into 2 copies of Caraval and 3 of Legendary so I guess I better see what all the fuss is about.
Really the most expensive book I own is The Priory of The Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon but I actually wanted to get to other books on this list, so I chose Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng because the hardback (which I own) costs $27.00 USD! (We’re going to ignore the fact that I bought it from the Goodwill for $1.29 USD…)
Can you believe I still haven’t read Queen of Air And Darkness by Cassandra Clare? I’m shocked I haven’t been spoiled for it yet! But I’ve been debating on if I should reread all of her books or just dive right in and I decided to dive right in. I can’t wait to read this (probably heartbreaking) finale!
Now, this book technically only had one girl on the cover, but I chose Children of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeyemi! I have been wanting to read this one for so long! I got my dad to buy me a copy at Costco when it was like 12 bucks instead of the usual $20.00 list price, and it’s just been sitting my shelf ever since! Plus, the cover for Children of Virtue and Vengeance was just released and it is G O R G E O U S.
I recently won and received a box of 15 ARCs from Uppercase Box owner Lisa on Instagram, and one of the books included was an arc of The Handsome Girl And Her Beautiful Boy by B.T. Gottfred! This book looks very gay ™ and I am very excited.
Let’s get one thing out on the table real quick. I am a shy and nerdy book blogger. I have been home-schooled since I was 10 years old or so and I turn 18 June 7th. I have moved approximately 7 times since then. All of my friends are virtual at this point, so I include my sisters as some of my closest friends. Now, back to the post.
My sister said I would like Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, and since she likes almost everything I do I figured she probably isn’t wrong; so I’m excited to give it a try! The only Rainbow Rowell book I’ve read is Attachments and I really enjoyed that, so I have high hopes for this one!
A book I’ve been wanting to read for what seems like forever is Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan. I don’t own it yet so this seems like one of the books that I won’t be able to finish this read-a-thon, but who knows! Maybe a miracle will happen!
I chose another books I’ve been meaning to read forever and it was another book in that Odd One Out by Nic Stone! I’m always looking for books with Bisexual representation, and this book has it! I also have a friend (Hi, Alex!) who read it and raved about it at my last TAB meeting. If I hadn’t been leaving the state two days later I would have asked to borrow it.
My sister recently read and loved The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller and told me “Sam, it’s gay and it made me cry, plus it is a retelling of ancient Roman myths and you’re going to love it. Actually if you read it I might cry, but of happiness because I love this book and then sadness because the ending is sad.” If that doesn’t sell the book, I don’t know what does. I was sold.
And that’s that! I’m very excited to read these but like I mentioned, I will be in the middle of moving (13th-15th) and will have a lot going on since my best friend and her family is driving up to help us and will be staying a few days.
You know what, as I write this, I’ll be surprised if I even get two books read. But I can always catch up later!
Will you be participating in this read-a-thon? What will you be reading? I want to know!