I don’t make YouTube videos, but I do watch a lot of them. I’m subscribed to hundreds of channels, across a variety of different areas but the two areas where they most hail from are Beauty and BookTube. So, while I don’t make videos, I have decided to compete in the BookTubeAThon this year, by doing the challenges on my blog. The challenges are:
The Reading Challenges:
A book with pictures.
Start and finish a series.
A book with red on the cover.
A book someone else picks out for you.
A book from the genre you’ve read the least this year.
A book to movie adaptation
Read seven books.
The Video (so blog in my case!) Challenges:
Day One: Show your top 3 book you read because of booktube.
Day Two: Find the items on three covers.
Day Three: Draw a better cover for any book.
Day Four: Write a story using all the words from three titles.
Day Five: Make a rainbow of you favourite books.
Day Six: Find 5 things from one of the books you’ve read this week.
Day Seven: Show us where you’ve read during the booktubeathon!
The week starts next week (the 14th July!) and I’m hoping to tackle some of the 88 unread books on my kindle with this. It’s also a challenge for my blog, ensuring that I keep it up.
So! The list of books I hope to be tackling are:
For the book to movie adaptation, where I will read the book and watch the film, I am going to be tackling The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. It’s been unread on my kindle for a while, and I’ve noticed it on Sky Go a few times and nearly watched it so this is the perfect chance. And it begins to tackle the number of unread books on my kindle head on.
Unfortunately, tackling the unread books on my kindle pauses briefly here. While I have a lot of books from series in my unread folder, I’ve either started the series or they are too long for me to complete in a week (hello Game of Thrones!) so I had to dive into my equally long wish list of kindle books on amazon and get Matched, Crossed and Reached by Ally Condie. This will bring my weekly total to 4 books, and Reached has red on the cover, so that tackles another challenge too!
Next, I’ve asked my brother to dive into his graphic novel collection and choose me one, tackling too challenges in a row and bringing my total to 5 books. For this, Matt chose Cable and Deadpool: Seperation Anxiety.
With two books left to read and just one more challenge to tackle, this means I’ve got a random book to choose so that I hit my seven book total. Genre-wise, I’ve read a lot of non-fiction and young adult fiction this year so far, as well as a few chick-lits, so I’ve decided to tackle something a bit more literary and read The Power Behind the Throne by S K Nicoll. It’s a book off my kindle and one I’ve been meaning to read for a while.
For my final book, and in an ode to Ariel who started the challenge, I’ll be reading We Were Liars by E Lockhart. Ariel has spoken about this book a lot, along with a fair few other book tubers so I’m excited to get stuck in to something that is being hailed as a great summer read.
I’m really looking forward to next week and I hope I achieve the goals. I will be attempting the twitter sprints as well, (for the ones that aren’t at 3am here!) but I’m not committing to them.
So with this all planned – bloggers, will you join me?