I used to be terrified of readathons. Making a strict TBR and sticking to it had always intimidated me, and honestly, it still does. But then I joined the Reading Rush last month, and actually had a really good time (even though I didn’t read all 7 books). So now, I’m hoping to do the same thing with the Disney-A-Thon.
I mean, Disney kinda is the one true love of my life, so I feel like I have to.
If you haven’t heard of the Disney-A-Thon, it’s a readathon that takes place over the month of August. You pick a team (go team Tangled!), and complete challenges to earn points. Each team has their own list of challenges, but once you finish those, you can do other team’s challenges.
If you want more info, check out the Disney-A-Thon on twitter (@disneyreadathon)!
Also, if you’re doing the Disney-A-Thon, I created a spreadsheet that can help you organize your TBR and keep track of your points.
[In case twitter isn’t working- here’s a link to the spreadsheet]
Okay, enough background info, let’s get started talking about my TBR!
Team Tangled Challenges
Rapunzel: A book with glowing reviews
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
I loved An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson, so I’ve been dying to start Sorcery of Thorns. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book (which makes it perfect for this prompt), and I can’t wait to dive in!
Flynn Rider – A dark/mysterious book
Gideon the Ninth (The Ninth House #1) by Tamsin Muir (ARC)
Okay this is definitely the most intimidating book on my TBR. I don’t read adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi often because it’s usually too slow for me, but this one seems too interesting to miss.
The Snuggly Duckling Crew: A book with a dreamy cover
Into the Crooked Place (Into the Crooked Place #1) by Alexandra Christo (ARC)
Alexandra Christo always seems to win the lottery for book covers. This is her second book, and it’s just as stunning as her debut’s cover. But yeah, this is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, and I can’t wait for it to blow me away like To Kill A Kingdom did. (Honestly, even if it was only half as good as To Kill A Kingdom, I would still adore it).
Mother Gothel: A book with a power hungry character (must be out of your comfort zone)
Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron (ARC)
I didn’t realize how hard it would be to find a book with a power hungry character that I haven’t already read. But I did!!! This is also a pretty big book (496 pages), and I’m only just getting out of a reading slump, so I’m a little intimidated.
Maximus: The group book
A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) by Brigid Kemmerer
I’m so excited to read this book. When I saw this was the Tangled team’s group book, I knew that was the team I had to pick. I’ve been waiting for an excuse to read A Curse So Dark and Lonely all year and now finally it’s here!!
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I’ve picked a few other challenges to do throughout the month. I try to read 10 books a month, so here are a few of my reach goals:
Shan Yu: A book that is over 500 pages (Team Mulan)
Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1) by Shelby Mahurin (ARC)
Goodreads says this book is 528 pages, so it just qualifies for this challenge!! I was planning on reading this book this month no matter what, but I’m still so excited. A witch and a witch-hunter forced into an arranged marriage? Count me in!
Jafar: A book that sucks you in (can only be read after dark) (Team Aladdin)
Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi (ARC)
This challenge is hard to predict. I can’t tell for sure if this book will actually suck me in, but it does have one of my favorite tropes (relationship between someone famous and someone not), so I’m really hoping I’ll love it. I am a little scared though, because I wasn’t a fan of this author’s first book, Emergency Contact.
[ Related: Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi (Review) ]
Nala: An adult romance (Team Lion King)
The Right Swipe (Modern Love #1) by Alisha Rai
I have this book preordered. Ever since I read Well Met and Twice in a Blue Moon last month, I’ve been looking for more adult romances to read. The premise of this one sounds really fun, so I’m excited to read it.
Scar: A book that pushes your emotions over the edge (must be read in only one day) (Team Lion King)
Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud
It’s taking everything in me not to start reading this book immediately. I just got my copy and I’m dying to read it, but I’m holding back so I can use it for this readathon.
And thats my Disney-A-Thon TBR!!! Now, I might not get to all of them, or I might do different ones, so stay tuned at the end of the month for a wrap up to see how I did!!
Are you guys doing the Disney-A-Thon? What team are you on?
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