If I'm going to go all in on readathons then I might as well just do all of them I think.
I mean, normal people read until their eyes hurt, right?
Readathons are fun because I enjoy the challenge aspect and I like searching for books that go along with them. Even if I don't actually end up reading them (and I didn't with the last one but I still read a ton of books so I'm okay with it), it's just exciting to see a happy little stack of books on my dresser that are waiting for me to read.
Booktubeathon is starting in a few days and even though I work every day that week they're short shifts so I'll still have lots of time left over to read, read, read.
1) Read a book with blue on the cover
I just checked out two new library books that both have blue on the cover so I could go with either one. The Other Daughter is shortish and is a historical fiction which is a genre I normally fly through. The Truth According to Us is on the longer side so I don't know if I want to use it for the readathon or wait until it's over. It really just depends on my mood. Sometimes picking a book is based on how I feel at that moment.
2) Read a book by an author who shares the same first letter of your last name
I think I'm going to go with Cry Wolf because the book was a quarter and I want to read it and ship it on out. Also it looks short.
3) Read someone else’s favorite book
There's not many people I talk to in person about books so I don't actually know anyone's favorites but I do know my mom loves Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston books. She's the one who made me start reading them and I enjoy them a lot now, too. So I'm grabbing Brimstone. I know it's part of a series and I've read a couple of them out of order already. They are usually pretty good as standalones.
4) Read the last book you acquired
Going to kill two birds with one stone and use my book from the first challenge for this one, too.
5) Finish a book without letting go of it
This might be a readaloud with Bug since we read together all the time or I might pick up My House in Umbria if I have time because it's a tiny slip of a book.
6) Read a book you really want to read
The easiest challenge for me. I'm finally going to read A Thousand Splendid Suns. I've been putting it off for ages since it's the only Khaled Hosseini book I haven't read yet and finishing all of his books makes me hurt. It's time though since I want to do a reread of all of them in a row one day.
7) Read seven books
I'm going to hold off on naming a book for this since I will be busy with work and I don't want to commit to another book. There's a couple of library books en route to me that could work for this or I could just use the ones Bug and I read together.