Monday, August 3, 2015

Booktube-A-Thon 2015 TBR



As I am sure most of you know, this week is the 2015 Booktube-A-Thon.  Between today and Sunday, participants will be reading as much as they can, trying to meet a series of challenges and engage in periodic sprints.  A series of Booktubers are hosting the event on YouTube and Twitter; you can follow them here and here.

This year's reading challenges are less obtuse than they have been in previous years:

  1. Read a book with blue on the cover.
  2. Read a book by an author who shares the same first letter of your last name.
  3. Read someone else's favorite book.
  4. Read the last book you acquired.
  5. Finish a book without letting go of it.
  6. Read a book you really want to read.
  7. Read seven books.
All of these are pretty do-able, right?  Right.

As day one draws to a close, I wanted to publicize the books that are on my TBR.

A book with blue on the cover: If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For by Jamie Tworkowski 

A book by an author who shares the same first letter of your last name: I don't think I own a book by someone with a last name beginning with "H," so I have selected Underground by Haruki Murakami . . . because his first initial is the same as my last one-- just let me have this one!

Someone else's favorite book: "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor, a short story that is one of author David Sedaris's favorites.

The last book you acquired: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Finish a book without letting go of it: The Book for People Who Do Too Much by Bradley Trevor Greive 

Read a book you really want to read: The Wresting Game by Ellen Raskin 

Read seven books: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Oscar Wilde

I'll post my daily updates one day removed.  Stay tuned for my Day 1 recap tomorrow! 

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