AvengersReadathon19

I’m currently doing two readathons this month, but when I saw the Avengers Readathon I knew I had to do it. I love Marvel and the Avengers. Sadly I’m on holiday when Endgame is released so I’ll have to wait a few days to see it, and miss the midnight showing, but I’m still so excited.

There are different S.H.I.E.L.D. assignments based on different Avengers, and you choose one of the challenges. This readathon runs until May 14. I was torn between Spider-man, as my all time favourite Marvel character, but I love Captain America in the MCU so I went with Cap. Star Spangled Man is my phone’s ringtone. If I have time before the end I might also do Spider-man’s challenges.

Challenges

The First Avenger: First book in a series

Cover of Ink

In Ink every significant moment in your life is tattooed onto your skin. When a person dies, their skin is removed and turned into a Skin Book.
This sounds really interesting, and the cover is gorgeous. I find that a lot of YA is very similar stories repeated, so I like finding something different.

Red, White and Blue: A book with one of those colours on the cover

Cover of the house wife by Valerie Keogh

The Housewife has all three colours on the cover. This is a psychological thriller that I’ve seen some really good reviews for, so I’m hoping it will measure up to my expectations.





World War II: A book that features a war

Cover of Exile by Glynn Stewart

Exile starts with a rebellion and a war, and then exile. It’s been a while since I last read a space opera so I’m really looking forward to this.






1941: Book released before 2000

The Man in The High Castle - Philip K. Dick

The Man in the High Castle has been on my TBR list for years and I still haven’t read it. This challenge seems like the perfect time to read it.





The Star Spangled Man: Historical fiction

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When I read Historical Fiction, I tend to read books set in Ancient Rome/Greece, rather than more modern history. I read The Gates of Rome a few years ago, but I still haven’t finished the series. Hopefully I’ll read all of them this time.





Captain America: A Classic

1984 - George Orwell

I’ve read surprisingly little classic sci-fi. 1984 is another book that has been on my TBR list for years that I still haven’t got around to. Putting it as part of a readathon should mean that I’ll actually read it.




Bucky Barnes: By an author you love

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I’ve read three books by John Marrs this year and loved them. I haven’t read The One yet but it has excellent reviews, so hopefully I’ll love it as much as the other three.






Are you taking part in the readathon, or have you read any books on my list? More importantly, will you be going to watch Avengers this week?

Unsolvedathon

I posted a few days ago about the O.W.L.s magical readathon, and because I am clearly insane I’m also planning on doing the unsolvedathon in April. This looks really fun, and I’m on holiday this month so I’m hoping that will give me enough time to read all of the books for both challenges.

I have never seen an episode of Buzzfeed Unsolved but I deeply identify with ‘sings ABBA in a haunted house’ so I’ll be following Shane’s path.

There are ten clues (so ten books) to solve in order to solve the case.

The Harrowing Hunt for Bigfoot

Read a book about a mythical creature/monster
Circe – Madeline Miller

The Strange Disappearance of D.B. Cooper

Read a mystery or thriller
I read a lot of mysteries and thrillers so I’m not choosing a book for this in advance. Instead I’m going to wait and see what I’m in the mood for/which of my library holds come in.

The Haunting of the Salem Witch Trials

Read a book involving witches
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare

The Horrific Murders of the Zodiac Killer

Read a retelling
A Whole New World – Liz Braswell

The Secret Society of the Illuminati

Read a book about or involving a secret society
Legend – Marie Lu

The Suspicious Assassination of JFK

Read a book about or involving an assassin
11.22.63 – Stephen King

The Demonic Goatman’s Bridge

Read a book about or involving demons
Wicked Gentleman – Ginn Hale

The Thrilling Gardner Museum Heist

Read a book about a heist or thieves
The Tattoo Thief – Alison Belsham

3 Horrifying Cases of Ghosts and Demons

Read a collection of short stories/anthology
The End of the World

The Treacherous Treasure Hunt of Forrest Fenn

Read a book involving an adventure or quest
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

So this is what I’ll be reading next month. Are you signed up for any readathons? What’s on your TBR list?

O.W.L.s Magical Readathon

I don’t usually watch any booktube videos but I saw a post on facebook about a Magical Readathon and was immediately curious. The readathon is explained in this video. I haven’t done a readathon before, I generally don’t pick books to fit a prompt, but I’m really excited about this.

The readathon is based on Hogwarts exams so there are O.W.L.s in April and N.E.W.T.s in August. There is also a wizarding career guide to help you pick which subjects you want to take. The career guide looks amazing and I can’t decide what career I want.

There are 12 O.W.L.s that you can take, and since I haven’t picked a career yet I’m channeling my inner Hermione Granger and taking all of the O.W.L.s.

Ancient Runes

Retelling
As Old As Time
This is from a series of Disney retellings, I bought a few from this series over a year ago and I still haven’t read them. I had to choose the one based on Beauty and the Beast for this.


Arithmancy

Work written by more than one author
I did consider re-reading Good Omens for this prompt, but Murder Games has been on my TBR list for a while. This is a standard crime thriller, which are usually pretty quick reads. They’re enjoyable, but don’t require too much concentration.
James Patterson has several books that are co-wrote with another author, so it was easy to fill this prompt.

Astronomy

“Star” in the title
I’ve had Stardust for years but somehow I still haven’t read it. I love all the Neil Gaiman books that I’ve read, but there are still quite a few I haven’t got around to yet.



Care of Magical Creatures

Land animal on the cover
The Hunting Party looks like a standard murder mystery which I love so I’m hoping this will live up to my expectations. Plus the animal on the cover is a stag so it gets extra Harry Potter bonus points.



Charms

Age-line: read an adult work
I haven’t chosen a book for this in advance. Most of the books I read are adult, other than the occasional YA book, so I’m leaving this as a freebie for whatever I’m in the mood for.

Defence Against the Dark Arts

Reducto: Starts with an R
The Rumour looks really interesting. The synopsis is enough to make me curious, but doesn’t give too many details about the plot so I’m not sure what to expect.



Divination

Set in the future
This was the hardest prompt to fill. There’s a lot of science-fiction in my TBR, and I’m sure quite a lot of them are set in the future, but it’s not easy to tell which ones these are.
I have chosen The Martian. This has been recommended to me by several people so I’m hoping it’s as good as promised.

Herbology

Plant on the cover
The Bad Mother is a psychological thriller that sounds really interesting. I’m hoping it will be a good read as it doesn’t have many reviews.




History of Magic

Published at least 10 years ago
Dean Koontz has a huge back catalogue of books that I want to read so I immediately went to him to find a book published more than ten years ago. I chose Demon Seed, a dark thriller/horror about artificial intelligence.


Muggle Studies

Contemporary
For Muggle Studies I have chosen We Were Liars. I’ve been wanting to read this for a while, it’s been recommended in a lot of different places, and I finally bought a copy earlier this month.



Potions

Next ingredient: sequel
For We Are Many if the sequel to We Are Legion (We Are Bob). I really love this book, but I didn’t have the sequels at the time I finished and if I don’t start the sequel straight away I tend to get distracted and forget about it.

Transfiguration

Sprayed edges or red cover
I love all things related to fictional serial killers so I’m hoping that I am Not a Serial Killer will be a fun read. It seems to be a mix of different genres so I’m not quite sure what to expect.




So this is what I’ll be reading for my O.W.L.s.

Are you taking part in the readathon? And if so what are your picks? Are you doing all of the O.W.L.s or have you already chosen your career?