Tag: reading-challenge

Retellings Reading Challenge Ideas and Suggestions

If you’ve had a look at my 2019 Reading Goals post, you might have noticed that I’ve signed up to take part in Cornerfolds’ Retellings Reading Challenge this year. I saw the challenge, and with how much I adore retellings, I knew I had to join in but I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to read. My TBRs are always way off during monthly readathons, so I knew a year-long TBR would be impractical. Instead, I’ve put together all my ideas for each prompt, along with some recommendations of books I’ve enjoyed and think might fit.

Obviously, these could all change. Plus, the Goodreads group is going to have monthly group reads to vote on. So for those 12 books (whatever they end up being), I might just go with the group choice if I’m interested enough.

I hope that, if you’re tempted by this challenge, these might help you fill some of your prompts, and if you’re not doing the challenge, you might just spot some interesting looking retellings to try anyway.

## signifies a book I’ve already read. If I’ve reviewed it, this will link to the review. This is by no means an exhaustive list, just ones I’ve read or am considering reading. Any questions, let me know! If you’ve read any of the ones I haven’t – or have any other ideas – please let me know that too! There were a couple of prompts I really struggled to find a lot for – especially Native American and Egyptian Mythology. I think I have something picked for both, but I’d love more suggestions.

The book I’m leaning towards for each prompt — knowing that my TBRs never stay remotely on track — are in bold.

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My 2019 Reading Goals and Challenges

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These are my reading goals and challenges for the year as a whole. I’ve decided not to set a Goodreads goal for this year and focus on some more specific challenges I want to join or have set for myself. I’d also like to see if I can find an IRL bookclub in my area (that reads things I might actually like), so I might being doing that too. Some of these will overlap and some will overlap with the Devour Your TBR Group or shorter readathons.

I’ve no idea if this is realistic or possible since I’d like to write more too, but I figure January is the best time for over-inflated expectations.

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My #mythothon Wrap Up (with Prize Entry)

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Books Read: 25!! — I honestly can’t believe I managed it. I will admit though, I had a lot of changes to my TBR. I switched out a lot of the original list for more novellas, graphic novels etc. I also noticed that I read a lot more ebooks this month that I usually would. This was because I was on holiday for a week so I had airport, flight and sunbathing reading time.

Total Pages Read: 6253

5 Physical Books, 14 eBooks and 6 Audiobooks.

And just for laughs: 10 books (less than half!) were from my original TBR and only 8 books were from the original TBR and stayed on the same prompt. …Yup.

My full wrap up is below but, first, on to the prize draws.

If you finished any book for this readathon — even just one — click on the link and add a your wrap up post/ tweet/ whatever to enter.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/a3a2fd0814/

If you managed to read all 25 books, also stick your link into this second rafflecopter for another chance at a prize.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/a3a2fd0813/

Both winners will be able to pick any book up to the value of £15 GBP from BookDepository. I’ll announce them on my Twitter account (@foxesfairytale) on the 8th December so be sure to look out for it.

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December Readathon TBRs

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This week’s Beyond Books is a bit of a cheat! Technically, it’s not a post about books though, it’s a post about readthons — so I’m going to let it go.

There are always so many exciting readathons running towards the end of the year. I’ve picked four to take part in next month and — after a lot of scoring out and rewriting — I think I’ve came up with a reasonable December TBR.

The four readathons I want to attempt are Magical Readathon: Christmas at Hogwarts (which I’ll decide on my TBR for a little later in the month), A Very Merry Readathon (running 10th-16th), The 12 Days of Cozmas (running 1st -12th) and The Cloak and Dagger Readathon (running all month).

So with out further ado, here are my TBR picks so far for December 2018.

 

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#mythothon TBR

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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.

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#mythothon: Greek Mythology Suggestions

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If you’re interested in joining me for #mythothon and haven’t checked out the announcement, all the details about the prompts and prizes are in this post.

For this readathon, the books you choose DO NOT need to be mythology related to count, they just need to fit the prompt. I wanted to keep #mythothon as accessible – and fun — as possible, so I didn’t want to make reading a lot of similar or heavy books a must. 

However, I know a lot of you might want to go that extra mile and use as many books inspired by actual Greek mythology as possible. This is by no means a comprehensive list, just a selection I’ve either read and enjoyed or that I’ve heard really good things about. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments, and remember to post your TBRs so we can all cheer each other on when the readathon starts on November 1st.

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#mythothon Sign Ups

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Do you want to chat about books with Athena? Would your TBR pile make even Hercules’ muscles ache? Do you have a competitive streak to make Achilles wince?

Why not join #mythothon, a month-long readathon inspired by Greek mythology!

When?

Sign-ups are open from now until November and will remain open throughout the readathon (latecomers are welcome!).

The readathon itself will run from 1st to the 30th November in your own timezone.

Please feel free to post Twitter updates, reading sprints, Instagram photos or just generally share how you’re getting on with the readathon using the hashtag #mythothon

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