You might have seen a couple of weeks ago, my post announcing that I have my first readathon planned for next month. I’m really excited and I hope you’ll join in. There’s 25 prompts, a bingo board and two prizes up for grabs. Hopefully, it’ll be a great final push before Christmas preparations take over my life. If you’re interested in joining me, all the details are in this post.
Since I love over-planning my TBRs, I’ve been giving some thought to my own reading for the challenges. I should probably have thought of this before I announced the prompts, because some were really difficult for me! Haha! Because I’m a mood reader, this is a tentative TBR (which, as I said in the previous post, is totally acceptable) which should give me a lot of options and wiggle room. This is my third draft, because I’ve been so inspired by everyone else’s TBR. I think I’m settled on these now though…
I’ll be aiming for three bingo lines, but I’m not sure which yet.
So here’s my TBR plans.
Zeus. King of the Gods. God of the Sky. Read a book at least 400 pages long. Shadow of The Fox by Julie Kagawa
Hera. Queen of the Gods. Goddess of Marriage, Mothers and Families. Read a book about royalty. Athena’s Champion (Olympus Trilogy #1) by David Hair and Cath Mayo
Hebe. Goddess of Eternal Youth. Read a Middle Grade or Young Adult book. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
Poseidon. God of the Sea. Read a book which features the sea – mermaids, pirates, surfers etc. Macramé Murder (Cora Crafts Mystery #3) by Mollie Cox Bryan
Hermes. God of Travellers and Thieves. Read a book set in a country not your own. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Aphrodite. Goddess of Love and Beauty. Read a book with a beautiful cover. Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Hydra. Multiheaded Serpent. Read a book with more than one POV. Assault and Beadery by Mollie Cox Bryan
Iris. Goddess of the Rainbow. Read a book with your favourite colour on the cover or in the title. The Curious Affair of the Witch at Wayside Cross by Lisa Tuttle has a blue cover.
Ancient Greece. Read a book set in the past. Nobody’s Princess (Nobody’s Princess #1) by Esther M. Friesner
Hestia. Goddess of the Hearth. Read the first book in a series. A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin
Dionysus. God of Wine. Celebrate this year by reading a 2018 release. The Gods of Love by Nicola Mostyn
Achilles and Patroclus. Read a book with an LGBT+ protagonist. Tale of a Dragon Princess by Lizzie Colt
Homer. Read a retelling (of a myth, fairy tale, classic novel etc.) I’ll be waiting to see what the prompt is for my monthly Goodreads challenge is for this one.
Hephaestus. God of Fire and Smiths. Read a book with a disabled character. Fire and Ice Cream (The Draconic Mysteries Book 1) by K.M. Carroll
Ares. God of War. Read a book with a compelling antagonist or a written from the villain’s POV. Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
Echidna. Mother of Monsters. Read a book about monsters – dragons, zombies, serial killers etc. The Flame of Olympus by Kate O’Hearn
Herakles. Read a hyped or popular book (define ‘popular’ as you wish). Washington Black by Esi Edugyan.
Gaia. Primordial Earth Goddess. Read a book which was published at least 5 years ago. I want to listen to the new Emily Watson’s translation of The Odyssey, but it’s not coming to Audible until the 20th, so I’m not sure I’d have long enough to listen to it. I might get to it, or a might go for Lady Susan by Jane Austen.
Athena. Goddess of Wisdom, Strategy and Crafts. Read a book that’s not the first in the series. Dyeing Wishes (A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery #2) by Molly MacRae
Artemis. Goddess of the Moon and the Hunt. Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the title. My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman
Persephone. Goddess of the Underworld and Springtime. Read a book which is less than 200 pages. Team Phison by Chace Verity
Apollo. God of Prophesy, Plague and Poetry. Read a collection of poetry or short stories. I’m going to reread The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy. I had something else planned, but when I was suggesting this to Jorie, it made me really want to refresh my memory.
Hades. God of the Underworld and Riches. Read a book which you got for free (library, from a friend, ARC, Kindle offer etc.) I got a copy of Of Grave Concern (Ophelia Wylde Paranormal Mystery #1) by Max McCoy from my library because I loved the cover so much.
Demeter. Goddess of Agriculture. Read a book with a nature word in the title – e.g. leaf, wind, flower etc. The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner
I’m going on holiday for a portion of the month, so a lot of these will be audio and kindle reads (curse luggage weight restrictions!) but I’ll try to get a photograph of the physical choices up onto Instagram sometime today, so keep an eye out for that.