Reading Rush 2020 Announcement

I’m so excited to be participating in another Reading Rush! I have been doing this read-a-thon for a few years now, and it’s one of my favorites. It also helps that it’s during summer, a time when I’m usually less busy.

If you have no idea what the Reading Rush is, it’s a week long read-a-thon (this year’s is from July 20 to July 26), where you attempt to read seven books in one week and complete several challenges. It is hosted by Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay, and you can check out the Youtube channel for more information. You can also go to the website to sign up for the Reading Rush yourself.

First of all, I’m going to share the seven reading challenges and then jump into the books I’ve chosen for this read-a-thon.

Challenges:

  1. Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birth stone.
  2. Read a book that starts with the word “The”.
  3. Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen.
  4. Read the first book you touch.
  5. Read a book completely outside of your house.
  6. Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of.
  7. Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live.

Books

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)

My month stone is January’s garnet, so I picked this one both because I’m trying to reread Harry Potter this summer and it’s got a lot of dark red (similar to garnet) on it.

The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side

This book not only has a title which starts with “the,” but it’s also only a little over 200 pages, making it a short, easier read.

The Thirteenth Tale

This book also starts with “the” and is also a book I saw the movie adaptation of starring Sophie Turner a few years ago and really enjoyed it.

Outrun the Moon

This book I touched first when I was trying to find a book for the first prompt (because it has a red spine), so I figured it would work for the first book I touch too. Also, it’s YA, making it a quicker read.

Prisoners of the Sun (Tintin, #14)

I’m reading through the Tintin series, and this is the next comic to read. I picked it because it’s short and light and it’s the one I plan to read entirely outside of my house.

Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)

This book is a sci-fi, part of a genre I don’t read much and I’m trying to read more. However, this looks like a pretty dense book, so I hope it’s not too overwhelming.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

This book takes place in China, making it a different continent than I’m on and is also only about 250 pages, which means it’s an easier read too.

So there are my choices. Certain books fulfill more than one challenge (for example, The Thirteenth Tale has red on it, has “the” in the title, is set in England on a different continent, and I’ve seen the movie adaptation), so I’ll probably focus on those first so I can win all the challenges even if I don’t finish all seven books.

Are you competing in the Reading Rush? Have you read any of these books? Let me know your thoughts down in the comments, follow my blog for more musings and, as always,

Best wishes in your life full of adventure,

Madame Writer

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