Friday, August 19, 2016

Read-a-thon TBR

It's time!
Next week is my Read-a-thon. 
For a reminder, what do I do during the British Read-a-thon?
I read books that are written by or about British people or have British locations. 
It can be pretty much anything. 
This year I want to add some more fun to it in the way of challenges. 
You can choose to do one, none, or all of them!
I am setting five challenges for the books. 


                                                1) A book by your favorite British author
                                                2) A non fiction book
                                                3) A play
                                                4) A book of Poetry
                                                5) A book that takes place in your favorite British location. 

That's it!
I am setting myself an extra goal of reading 7 books because that is how many books I was able to read during my first experience doing Ariel Bisset's booktubeathon this summer. I have a few very short books that shouldn't take long to read so I am hoping to reach that goal or even more!

I will also be doing a photo challenge on Instagram every day. 
I will post my picture every morning with the theme and if you are on Instagram and want to participate you can use the hashtags I will include so we can all see the pictures! 
It should be really fun!

I will wait to tell you which book I am reading for which challenge and why until my Read-a-thon recap but I will share the picture of my To Be Read list: 

There it is! My seven books I hope to read next week! 
Let me know in the comments if you plan on reading along and if you want to- share your TBR pile on Instagram, the comments here, or your own blog!


The Kings said...

I started yesterday and am reading "The Golden Store", a compilation of poetry by William Wordsworth that I bought with you at Dove Cottage in Grasmere. I hope to be able to read something in each category. I will post with each one I finish!

cheryl said...

Yay! I am reading that one as well this week but I haven't got to it yet.

The Kings said...

I finished "The Golden Store" last night and started Charlotte Bronte's "Stancliffe's Hotel". Just finished reading a bit more but now have to go get ready for Activity Day! This is fun!!

The Kings said...

I just finished "Stancliffe's Hotel" by Charlotte Bronte on Wednesday, the 24th and started the play book "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child". I really like it so far!

The Kings said...

I finished the Charlotte Bronte book and then read the "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" play and finished that on Saturday! I liked it! I would love to see it performed in London!! For my "read a book from a place you would like to visit" I went a bit simple and read four Beatrix Potter books. We visited there but I took a little license there and would love to visit there again so hope that was Ok? I started the C.S. Lewis book "Surprised By Joy" Saturday night knowing I couldn't finish by the end of the read-a-thon but I am going to finish it anyway as I have wanted to read it ever since I bought it at Shakespeare and Co. in Paris!

cheryl said...

Yay! You did great!I am so glad you liked the books you read. And can't wait to hear how you like Surprised by Joy.