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The Reading Rush: TBR and Game Plan

The Reading Rush begins in an hour a half for my timezone. The Reading Rush – formally the Booktubathon – is a week-long readathon hosted by Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay, open to anyone with any semblance of an online presence. There are fun challenges, badges (!), and a glossy website that allows you to interact with fellow participants; I am very excited!

I  had every intention of posting this yesterday, which would have been far more sensible. Instead, I made the less wise decision to start reading a new, completely unrelated (but very interesting) book. I have almost finished said book and am very excited to be able to launch into my rather ambitious TBR. With little time left for waffle, here it is (if you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or The Reading Rush website, you’ll already know what it is).


I am really hoping to be able to achieve the 7-in-7 badge. However, if I don’t manage it (highly likely), I have been a bit strategic with my picks so I should still be able to meet the requirements for the other badges.


A book with Purple on the cover – The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders

A book read in the same spot for the entire time – (re-read)Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone by J.K.Rowling 

A book you meant to read last year – To Obama: with Love, Joy, Hate, and Despair by Jeanne Marie Laskas

An Author’s first book –  (re-read)Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

A book with a non-human main character(re-read)Animal Farm by George Orwell

A book with five or more words in the title(re-read)Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Read the book and watch the adaptation(re-read)Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

The total number of pages: 2007

The Game Plan

To Obama is not the longest book on my TBR but it is non-fiction and therefore likely to be the slowest. As a result, I plan to start this one first and read it alongside another book, possibly Heroes of Olympus as that does have the highest amount of pages. I am going to read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone in bed. Depending on how well I stick to my plan to go to bed at a reasonable time, it shouldn’t take all week to finish. I am going to leave it a couple of days before starting though as once I do finish it all I’ll want to read is Chamber of Secrets which is not on my TBR. I anticipate that The Land of Neverendings may also become a ‘bed book’, maybe even filling the gap before Philosopher’s StoneI don’t have any set plans for Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Animal Farm, or Nick & Norah. However, as Animal Farm and Nick & Norah are both really short, I will probably leave them for days when unexpected things crop up or find myself flagging.


Are you taking part in The Reading Rush? what books are on your TBR – leave any links below. 

Happy Reading!




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