I don’t know about all of you, but I really enjoy booktube. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it is the bookish world of YouTube where people make videos all about books. Books they’re excited about, books they’ve read, books they’ve DNF’d (did not finish), new books they’ve gotten and books they’ve gotten rid of. In addition, there are also Readathons. A Readathon is basically a period of time where you are prompted to read a certain type of book (this varies widely based on the readathon).

From February 10 to February 16 the Contemporary-a-thon (hosted by ChelseaDolling Reads, Pages and Pens, and myreadingisodd) and I feel like participating.

I’m going to list the challenges below, I’ve copied them from Chelsea’s video, and tell you what I think I might read for it – if I can manage to hold off on reading those books, that is.

  1. Read a contemporary book with green on the cover
  2. Read a contemporary from a new to you author
  3. Read a diverse contemporary (keeping in mind that it is Black History Month!)
  4. Read a backlist contemporary (something that has been on your TBR for over a year)
  5. Read a dark/hard hitting contemporary
  6. Read a contemporary with an illustrated cover
  7. Read a contemporary that is beloved by a member of the book community (and shout out the creator!)
  1. The June Boys by Court Stevens
  2. This Train is Being Held by Ismée Williams
  3. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
  4. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
  5. What Kind of Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
  6. You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle
  7. A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti (Loved by Chelsea herself!)

Now, there is very little restrictions to this readathon and books can double, triple up for challenges so I don’t need to read all of them and I don’t have to push myself to read all of them. Several of them overlap with other challenges so if I do end up reading one of them early, it doesn’t matter. I could even read one of them before this is posted (looking at you The June Boys).

If you’re interested in participating too, it’s really easy, you just read during that time! There’s more you can interact with on Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram, but if you’re not into that stuff, then all you have to do is read!

Published by keelinrita

A Chicago girl with a lot of feelings about fictional people.

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