Okay, are you guys ready for this? Remember when Aentee over at Read at Midnight created that Pokemon Go Book Tag? That was great, right? Well, she’s come back with an even greater idea: the #ReadThemAllThon! There’s a lot of information about how the read-a-thon works, and it involves math (don’t worry, it’s not too scary), so please go check out her blog for the official what, when, how stuff. Basically, you pick your Pokemon that you want to “train” for the read-a-thon, you make a TBR that goes with the challenges, and then you read for CP to try to be the very best that no one ever was!
The read-a-thon runs from August 14 – September 4, and you can sign up by creating your own TBR and linking it on Aentee’s original post. Here’s my TBR – enjoy!
*Note: All graphics except for my Pokemon Trainer Card were created by Aentee who was kind enough to allow bloggers to use her art for TBR posts.
Eeep, okay, I love, love Eevee, but it’s more advantageous to choose a Pokemon that has 3 stages rather than 2, so I had to go with another love, Horsea. Horsea is super cute, and water Pokemon are some of my favorites just because I love marine animals in real life. Plus, once I evolve Horsea into a Kingdra, it should be decently powerful.
These 8 challenges are based on the 8 gyms in the Indigo League, and for every completed challenge, the trainer gets +20 CP.
For this, I plan to read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I know this has mixed reviews, but I’m very curious to see where I’ll stand, and I love me some YA fantasy. | Pages: 383 Potential CP: +38
I’m going to read The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith in hopes that it might make me cry. I only know that it has to do with sexual assault, so I think it’ll be a tough read for sure. We shall see. | Pages: 384 Potential CP: +38
I have The Cursed Child by JK Rowling in mind for this challenge, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to put off reading it until this read-a-thon starts. So I will probably need to pick something different, but for now, I’ll leave it. | Pages: 320 Potential CP: +32
This one isn’t set in stone yet either, but I think I’m going to read The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury. From what I know of the book, it’s an Aladdin re-telling. I know there are tons of those on the market right now, but this one has intrigued me the most since its release. And of course, the diversity is in the POC leads. | Pages: 340 (ARC copy) Potential CP: +34
I sort of had a hard time picking something for this because how do I know if a romance is epic before I read it? I guess from popular opinions, but still. I ended up going with Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. I don’t know if this book has one particular epic romance, but I know that these books generally have a lot of angst and several possible love interests for the lead. | Pages: 576 Potential CP: +57
Well, this was an easy one since practically all I read these days are fantasies. I’m going with The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye since it was an anticipated release for me all year. | Pages: 399 Potential CP: +39
I’m cheating just a tad here, because I picked Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. This doesn’t have a completely red cover, but it does have red on it. And yes, I will be doing this challenge before the Soul Badge challenge where I’m reading Heir of Fire. Also, I’m like a third of the way through CoM, so this won’t be worth as many points since I’ve already made some progress (I won’t read any more until the read-a-thon). I just really need to pick this back up for the challenge or I fear I never will. | Pages Left: 254 Potential CP: +25
This was another difficult one because I really don’t read post-apocalyptic books anymore. But I came up with Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. I’ve had that book for ages, and I think it’s time to finally read it. | Pages: 336 Potential CP: +33
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Just counting CP from finishing these eight books, my total would be 306 CP . Adding the bonus CP for finishing books, my potential is 466 CP. Of course, that’s also without evolution bonuses, social media bonuses, reviewing bonuses, etc. And I may or may not switch out a couple books, so who really knows. I’m a pretty competitive person, but I’m sure others might have an even more ambitious TBR pile than me. Either way, I have no doubts this will be an amazingly fun read-a-thon. I can’t wait!
Are you participating in the #ReadThemAllThon? Drop your link to your TBR in the comments! Thanks again, Aentee!
Until next time,