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 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 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!
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
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 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?