Woo hoo, a book post! I don’t do enough of these.
I absolutely love watching booktube videos (a sub-section of the youtube community dedicated fully to book wonderfulness!). I would love to be more of a book blogger (s/o to The Drunk Quill), but I barely have time to shower, let alone read as much as I want, so future goals I guess.
Anyway, I watch booktube frequently, and currently (and probably forever, TBH), I’m obsessed with my dear friend Spencer’s channel, Common Spence. S/O also to my other dear friend Natalie’s booktube channel, Books of a Feather. Spencer posted this video a few weeks ago, and I thought that it was super fun!
Not only do I love the readathon idea (ummm, hello, self-proclaimed Disney princess here) and the challenges, but I was crying I was laughing so hard during 3:44-3:55.
The readathon is from July 8-15, which is shockingly, a pretty open week for me right now. KNOCK ON WOOD, PEOPLE, because the way my life is, I have no idea if that’ll last.
Since I love the readathon, and Spencer, and I have a pretty free week, I decided to participate in my first ever readathon! Without further ado, here are the books I’ve chosen! I know I can’t read five books in a week, so I elected to double up on two challenges, knocking my book count to three.
#1: “Beast” Brie Spangler
This is a retelling of Beauty & the Beast (my fav fairytale), and is a LGBT spin. This counts for Challenge #1 and Challenge #2!
#2: “Fairest of All” Serena Valentino
So since the only fairytale I could think of that came from my heritage (which is German) was Snow White and I hate her with a passion, I thought this was a great way to knock out two challenges at once again! Sooo, I chose this book since it knocks out Challenge #3 and Challenge #5 (dark retelling / villain’s perspective). Plus, I live for these covers, so double (triple?) win.
#3: “The Surface Breaks” Louise O’Neill
This is the group book! So it counts for the group challenge (#4).
That’s it! My Retellathon TBR! I’m so excited to get some reading of some NEW books in, since I’ve been re-reading The Series of Unfortunate Events, AND what a better thing to read than fairytales?