Sunday, 17 July 2016

BookTubeAThon 2016

Last year was my first time taking part in the BookTubeAThon, with a grand total 1393 pages read of out of 2410 I had aimed for. Not the best result, but also not a terrible one - but this year I want to do better. I think it's going to be a more busy week than last year as well, but I'm excited about the books I've got to read and I'm really happy with how much the BookTubeAThon has been able to expand this year with all its extra sponsors and hosts.
(If you want to see my participation last year here are my TBR and Wrap Up blog posts.)

What is the BookTubeAThon?
The BookTubeAThon is an annual readathon founded by book tube Ariel Bissett, where a collection of hosts promote challenges and giveaways to try and encourage as much reading as possible in a single week. This year the BookTubeAThon is taking place between the 18th of July (tomorrow) to the 24th, starting at midnight wherever in the world you are. Each day a video challenge is posted on the official YouTube channel by a different host involving a bookish competition for everyone at home - this year there are also going to be other giveaways and competition posted on Instagram. It's a great way to get involved with the BookTube community - whether you're a creator or simply a reader - and get loads of reading done. For more information, head over to the BookTubeAThon channel or Twitter page.

BookTubeAThon TBR
This year I'm being ambitious again: seven books for the seven challenges, and the shorted being 208 pages long. I'm never going to be able to get through all of these, but I might as well set the bar high and read books that I'm going to enjoy.
The seven challenges for 2016 are:
1) Read a book with yellow on the cover.
2) Read a book only after sunset.
3) Read a book you discovered through booktube.
4) Read a book by one of your favourite authors.
5) Read a book older than you.
6) Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation.
7) Read seven books.

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The Night is for Hunting, John Marsden
252 pages (read a book with yellow on the cover)
Thin Air, Michelle Paver
288 pages (read a book only after sunset)
The Raven King, Maggie Stiefvater
439 pages (read a book you discovered through booktube)
This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab
407 pages (read a book by one of your favourite authors)
When Marnie Was There, Joan G. Robinson
288 pages (read a book that's older than you)
The Dreamers, Gilbert Adair
208 pages (read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation)
The Looking Glass Wars, Frank Beddor
358 pages (read seven books)
Total Pages: 2240

Last year was my first time participating in the BookTubeAThon, but I aimed for about the same number of pages as I've got this year and only read about three books in the end. But these are some books I'm really excited to get reading - and I know from experience I can get through Victoria Schwab's book quickly so maybe it's not impossible. We'll have to see in a week. Good luck if you're taking part and happy BookTubeAThon!

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The Dreamers -
Thin Air -
The Raven King -
This Savage Song -
When Marnie Was There -
The Looking Glass Wars -
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