I love readathons with all of my heart.
Not only because they motivate me to read more (which they absolutely do), but also because I love interacting with people online while we’re all working towards the same goal.
This week I’ll be participating in Summerathon, which starts on Friday, June 21st (today! A.k.a the summer solstice!) and ends on Thursday, June 27th. Check out this video if you want some more information!
Here is my TBR for it! I’m going to try to fill all the challenges, which, if I do, will mean I’ve read five books in less than a week, which I haven’t done in at least a year.
1) Read a “beachy” book.
DON’T DATE ROSA SANTOS
I’d be surprised if you haven’t seen this around lately, but it follows a girl named Rosa in a Florida beach town and really, that’s all I know but it sounds super cute and fluffy!
This is actually a library book that’s due in 3 days, so I absolutely need to read it this week.
Besides, what could be more beachy than an actual wave cresting over the cover? Plus, Mia has given this so much hype, I’m sure I’ll love it.
2) Read a book with sunrise colors on the cover.
LOVE SONGS AND OTHER LIES
This book seems to be about a girl who ends up joining this boy band on their summer tour as intern, but the catch is, she used to date one of the band members before some sort of falling out.
This screams second chance romance, but it also looks like it’s told in both past and present, which isn’t usually my cup of tea, but I love a boy band contemporary so I’m gonna give it a go!
Plus, I think that’s an actual sunrise (or sunset) on that cover in the bottom right, so I’m covered in that department.
3) Read a book that has a road trip, traveling, or vacation.
FIELD NOTES ON LOVE
This book, I believe is about two strangers taking a cross-country train trip across the U.S! If I’m not mistaken I believe one (or both) of them are actually British, so that’ll give a more interesting perspective to an American road trip!
I’ve read one Jennifer E. Smith book in my life, three years ago, and I did not like it, but that was a long time ago! She’s probably different, I’m definitely different, and this blurb is really calling to me.
4) Read a book set in the summer.
I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE
Hello, welcome to one of my most anticipated books of this entire year! This book follows Chloe, as she heads out on a secret road trip to audition for a dance school, without her mom’s permission and with two unwelcome passengers (hint: one is a boy, the other is a dog).
I’m always here for black girl romcoms and I love this cover, and this is probably the book I’m most excited for in this readathon!
5) Read a book with food on the cover.
This was definitely the most difficult challenge for me. But if you look really closely, you’ll see that there’s a bag of chips (or popcorn?) on this cover and that’s good enough for me!
From what I’ve read, this book is supposed to be a kind of modern You’ve Got Mail, which maybe means something to you but means nothing to me because I haven’t actually seen that movie!
Nevertheless, I am extremely excited, because Jenn Bennett is supposed to be the contemporary queen and I need to see what all the hype is about!
6) Read a book while drinking your favorite summery beverage.
I’m not sure if this is a challenge that’s supposed to go with an actual book or not, or just a general instruction for the readathon. Since five books in under a week is already pushing it for me, I’m just going to go with the latter for the sake of my sanity.
My favorite summery beverage (or just favorite drink in general) is definitely lemonade! I will drink lemonade like nobody’s business all year long, rain or shine
TBR: made. Although I suppose that was the easy part. Time to start actually reading the books… I’ll update you guys in my June Wrap-Up!
Are you participating in Summerathon, or any readathon? What’s on your TBR? If you aren’t, what book would you read for these challenges? Are any of the ones I mentioned favorites of yours? Tell me in the comments! 🙂