Hi readers! I hope you’re well! I hope you’ve been cozy between blankets and reading only the best books 🙂
I haven’t. I had midterms this week (semester one complete!) so I took a reading break, but now I’m ready to pick my books back up and what do you know, bibliothon is here!
If you don’t know, Bibliothon is a biannual reading event which lasts a week to read about 6-7 books during that week, along with several prompts to give you ideas on what to read.
I KNOW, IT SOUNDS LIKE A LOT. I swear, this is the perfect week, though, because it’s the start of a new semester—I don’t expect a lot of homework or assignments.
So I’ll be sharing my official tbr for the winter Bibliothon! For more info, check out their Twitter here. I hope you enjoy!
1. Read the group book
The official Bibliothon group is reading Otherworld, but I. . . just don’t want to, so I’m reading the BOTM for my own book club The Book Bound Society on Instagram! We’re reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi for January, and I still haven’t picked it up yet—and I’m very excited.
2. Read a backlist title (a book published before 2018)
This is a recent pick of mine, but I’m going to read Scythe by Neal Shusterman! Everyone is buzzing about the sequel, Thunderhead, which speaking of. . .
3. Read a sequel
I’m going to read Thunderhead, the sequel to Scythe, right after. It’ll be fun to marathon them!
4. Read a book that has been mentioned in a book/movie/tv show
Frankly, I had a bit of trouble with this one. I’m not a big fan of classics, since classics are usually referred to in books and movies and tv shows, but who can read a classic in a day, anyway?? I decided to cheat a little. My AP English class is reading The Scarlet Letter this month, so I’m going to count the pages I read this week for this particular prompt. A movie I love, Easy A, is based on The Scarlet Letter so once I thought of the connection this was a perfect match.
5. Read a book under 200 pages
I’m reading the sequel to Every Heart a Doorway, Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire. It has 189 pages. I didn’t adore EHAD like everyone else seemed to, but I’m still willing to continue the series—especially because I heard good things about it! And the MC is named Jill (she’s one of two characters. . .let me have my moment!)
6. Read a book you know nothing about
A book I received a few months ago but never see on social media is What To Say Next by Julie Buxbaum. I really don’t know much beside the main male character is on the autistic-spectrum, and that’s it. Otherwise, I’m interested to see how it goes.
I hope you enjoyed my tbr! If all goes well, I’m going to try and read all 6 by next Saturday! Wish me luck! I definitely need it.
Thanks for reading! Are you participating in Bibliothon this year?