#MarvelAThon Recs and TBR: Phase 2


Here are my plans for the second part of the June Marvel Readathon (#MarvelAThon) created by Jamieson at jamishelves.

The recs I’ve included are just a small selection of books I’ve enjoyed which fit the prompts, and in some cases (where I hadn’t read enough) some I think will be good. Anything I haven’t read is marked with a *. I’ve tried not to include follow-ups in a series unless they can stand alone.

If you want any more info about the books, or about how they fit the prompts, just leave a note in the comments. I’ll be putting up a post for Phase 3 next Friday, and you can find my post for Phase 1 here.


Phase Two

Image result for iron man 3 posterIron Man 3: Tony Stark has to make some hard decisions in this movie. Read a book that will challenge you
TBR: Burr by Gore Vidal. This isn’t my usual type of historical fiction but I really want to know more about Burr thanks to Hamilton so I’m going to give this a try.
RECS: Obviously this is a really personal prompt but here’s a few books which are over 500 pages: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff, Feed by Mira Grant, The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M Valente, Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, Jade City by Fonda Lee, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee

Image result for dark world posterDark World: In The Dark World, Thor has to team up with Loki to win. Read a book that involves siblings.
TBR: What Kitty Did Next by Carrie Kablean. This follows up Pride and Prejudice but focuses on one of Elizabeth’s younger sisters, Kitty.
RECS: Feed by Mira Grant, The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M ValenteJade City by Fonda Lee, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee, The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco, Gretel by Niamh Murphy, The Blazing Star by Imani Josey, Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake, The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa GrattonSwamplandia! by Karen Russell

Image result for winter soldier posterWinter Soldier: In The Winter Soldier a character returns as a villain. Read a book where the main character is a villain or anti-hero
TBR: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
RECS: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust, Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, Hellblazer: Original Sins by Jamie Delano, And I Darken by Kiersten White, Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy by Ameriie (ed.)*

Image result for guardians of the galaxy posterGuardians of the Galaxy: Guardians of the Galaxy is well known for it’s soundtrack. Read a book set in, written in, or involving the 80’s
TBR: Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett. This would be a reread for me and, to be honest, I’ll probably use a skip on it. I do really fancy Evelyn Hugo too, but I’m just not in the mood right now.
RECS: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid*, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Matilda by Roald Dahl, Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce, The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke*, eight of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books (six of which can be read first or as standalones), Swamplandia! by Karen Russell


Image result for ultron posterAge of Ultron: The villain of Age Of Ultron is a robot created by Tony Stark. Read a book involving an AI in some way
TBR: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
RECS:  Ensnared by Rita Stradling, Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff*, Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers*

Image result for ant man posterAnt-Man: In Ant-Man, Scott involuntarily gets caught up in a heist. Read a book involving a heist or thieves.
TBR: The Sisters Mederos by Patrice Sarath . I really don’t knwo anything except the Goodreads summary, but I got this from the library so I definetly need to read it this month.
RECS: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani, The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green, The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, Mask of the Highwaywoman by Niamh Murphy*, Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett, Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce, The Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson

7 thoughts on “#MarvelAThon Recs and TBR: Phase 2”

  1. Thank you for the great recs! I was having trouble with the sibling prompt especially. I didn’t know The Gentleman’s Guide focused on siblings too, but I keep putting that one off so it would be good to finally read it.

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    1. Yeah, that and the WW2 prompt were the hardest for me. Neither are something I usually read. I’ve not read Evelyn Hugo yet, but as far as I’m aware it starts in the 60s and covers through to the late 80s. I sounds so good though!

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  2. I completely agree with you on the Hamilton / Burr issue. It seemed so clear-cut in my high school history class (they dueled, Burr shot Hamilton) but after watching the musical and a few related things Lin Manuel has done (namely the Drunk History episode), it makes me want to know the rest of the story. I want to read Chernow’s Hamilton bio first, but Vidal’s Burr might be a good follow-up.

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      1. Well, being in the US I feel that I should know more about the founding of our nation. Sadly I never did much of my own research outside of class, so I was limited to what the teachers taught.

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