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Cramathon TBR

I’m ill right now and I can’t do much more than lay in bed and read. So I thought why not participate in the Cramathon Readathon.

The Cramathon is a 7 day long readathon that runs from June 10th (today!) to June 17th.
There are 7 challenges that you can try to accomplish, but obviously, you don’t have to.
I can be quite competitive (with myself) so I say: Challenge accepted!

 

1. A predicted 5 Star read (i.e. a book you’re sure you’ll love)

I’m not entirely sure what to read for this one. So I’ll give you my options:

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

This one is, from what I’ve heard, going to rip my heart out and leave me an emotional mess. It’s supposed to be raw and real and I’m so here for that. I’ve had this book for a while now and never found the right moment where I was prepared for that, but now I finally want to read it and hopefully be just as touched as everyone else.

 

2. A Book out of your Comfort Zone

Water & Glass

Water & Glass by Abi Curtis

This is some sort of SciFi/Dystopian literary novel (or something) that revolves around Nerissa, a zoologist, that is on board of a submarine loaded with animals and some humans. Some apocalyptic environmental disaster flooded the world and now they have to find a way to start new. It’s about the human nature, the animal world, their connection and the pressure of living in such a confined space. It definitely sounds very interesting but is nothing I would normally pick up. I’m more of a fantasy gal.

 

3. A Book that has been on your TBR for a long time

Oh god, I had a looooot of options for this one! And since I such a mood reader I’ll give you two right here.

Doon by Corie Corp & Lorie Langdon

This is some sort of time travel/fantasy book about two friends who visit Scotland for vacation and then fall into another world somehow. Or something like that. I’m bad at summaries. But it sounds fun and I hope it’ll remind me of my trips to Scotland!

or

Tithe by Holly Black

I don’t know a lot about this other than it’s about fairies and Holly Black is the Fairie Queen and it’s supposed to be dark? And I don’t want to know any more about it.
It’s been on my TBR for probably around 3 or 4 years now so it’s definitely time to read it!

 

4. A Book that is LGBTQA+ Ownvoices

Every Heart a Doorway

For this challenge, I’ll read Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. It’s a portal fantasy about children who once tumbled into another world and are now back. But because they have trouble adjusting their families put them in this special school.
The main character in this is asexual (not aromantic) and I’m 99% sure it’s ownvoices. I’m quite excited for this, it’s so hyped! Hope it doesn’t let me down.

 

5. Something that is not a standard novel (audio, graphic novel, poetry etc.)

Monstress Vol 1

Monstress Vol 1 by Majorie Liu & Sana Takeda

This is another book I’ve had for some time now but just never got around to pick it up even though it sounds? so? good?? And I love the art style. So I’m very keen to finally read this.

 

6. A Book that has your favourite colour

My favourite colour always changes. But right now it’s some kind of dark green/gray/blue or silver or silver (actually any colour mixed with gray)

So my picks for this (I’d like to give myself some options again) are:

Roar by Cora Carmack

It features elemental magic (storm magic?) and I’m all for it. Plus the cover is gorgeous! Aurora, the MC is from the ruling family who all possess storm magic. She doesn’t. So she has two options: Either marry someone who does, or get them somehow herself.

 

Das kleine Gespenst (The little Ghost) by Otfried Preußler

I have my mom’s old copy and it’s practically falling apart because she read it so many times. I loved Otfried Preußlers stories as a kid and it’s time for a reread because I can’t remember a thing about this one!
(You can’t see it on this cover, but my copy has a beautiful greenish/gray spine … and it’s black!)

 

7. Read Seven books

Again, I’m a mood reader, so I’ll leave this one open and pick whatever I’ll feel like.

 

I’m so excited to start my first read right after I publish this!


Do you participate in the Cramathon? Or are readathons not your thing?

 

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10 thoughts on “Cramathon TBR

  1. Thanks! It does suck but fortunately I got well quite soon.
    A Monster Calls was soooo good and heartbreaking and I was crying so hard (I don’t cry normally, I mean I don’t really have a heart, so … )
    I didn’t end up reading Tithe but I read White Cat instead (also from Holly Black) and really enjoyed it. It was my first Holly Black, but now I’m intrigued and want to check out all her other books!

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  2. Ooh good luck! I hope this was lots of fun and a great readathon! Although I do hope you get better soon because aghghh being sick sucks. And A Monster Calls is SO SO GOOD *cries because of aaall the emotions of it* I also loved Tithe. Holly Black is super amazing. ❤

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  3. Thanks! And I did love Every Heart a Doorway. From the very first page. Unfortunately I don’t have the second book yet. Otherwise I would have continued right away! Her writing style is beautiful and the characters are all so lovely. ❤

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  4. I hadn’t heard anything about it either, but then I got it in a subscription book box and I was immediately intrigued. It sounds so different from what I usually read. I hope you enjoy it when you read it! 🙂

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  5. Oh I can totally understand that! Depending on my mood and mental state it’s not for me either. But if I’m feeling good and am relaxed they are a great motivation for me, especially because of the narrow timeline. And this one in particular helped me pick up some books that would have been on my tbr for a long time. I had A Monster Calls for about a year now and never picked it up, but I read it in one go two days ago and it was amazing! Definitely worth the hype. (If you like audiobooks I can recommend this one. Jason Isaac voices it perfectly!). I’m so glad you liked Monstress, I’m so excited to pick it up … maybe tonight? 🙂

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  6. Readathons with narrow timelines are definitely not my thing–I get too anxious. 🙂 But this is a great line of books and I hope you get through them all! A Monster Calls was an incredibly sad but super poignant experience for me. And Monstress is just jawdroppingly gorgeous and its worldbuilding is so, so good.

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