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Monday, August 7, 2017

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#TheReadingQuest, Where Gaming Meets Reading: Sophia's and Anelise's TBR

Hello booklings!

This is our latest attempt to complete a reading challenge (because Sophia has a thing for gaming, and she somehow convinced Anelise to join her in this challenge). #TheReadingQuest is hosted by Aentee from Read at Midnight, and if you're keen on joining a reading challenge where gaming collides with it, join us starting August 13!


Thanks to CW from Read Think Ponder, #TheReadingQuest has some gorgeous artwork! Anelise and I are both creating a different character, thus taking different paths.
Sophia's Character: Mage! (But of course.)
Anelise's Character: Knight

Sophia's TBR

A Book with a One Word Title: Want by Cindy Pon (Pon is pretty popular in this post)
A Book that Contains Magic: The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse (Time to knock out that mini Netgalley pile!)
A Book Based on Mythology: Serpentine by Cindy Pon (more Chinese mythology!)
A Book Set In a Different World: Cage of Destiny by Jennifer Anne Davis or The Selection by Kiera Cass
The First Book of a Series: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (Lupe would approve of this without even being in the conversation with Anelise and me.)

Sophia's Ever So Ambitious TBR

Fortunately for me, I'm the last soul of BWT to get shipped to school (although I suppose I can't call it shipped to school because I'm still in state), so I'll have approximately two weeks to be an ambitious book dragon.

I'll probably take a detour or two... so here's my list of detours! Um... side quests.

Buddy Read a Book: I'll be joining with Anelise, and we're going to read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. The movie came out this year as well, which takes out a prompt from another reading challenge I'm doing through an app called Habitica.
A Book Concocted by 2+ Authors: The first one that came to mind was Because You Love to Hate Me, but I don't have a copy of that. My official victim is a book I got years ago from Amazon and haven't read yet: Alchemy by Sheena Boekweg, Melanie Crouse, and Sabrina West. (I've considered Dangerous Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, but I have a love/hate relationship with their books.)
A Book Set In Either the Past or the Future: Tempting Fate by April White. Marking Time was the first book I received as a review request, and I've yet to find the time to continue the series.

The next path I'm taking? Knight.

A Book With a Verb in its Title: Arbitrate by Megan Thomason (Also awhile since I've read her books.)
A Book With a Weapon on Its Cover: The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel
A Book With a Red Cover: Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel (Anelise forgot to mention I'm guilty of this rec as well... even though I haven't read it yet.)
A Book That Has a TV/Movie Adaptation: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (THE MOVIE COMES OUT NEAR MY BIRTHDAY EEP)

I'll be more ambitious later.

Anelise's TBR

The First Book of a Series: Storm Siren by Mary Weber
A Book With a Verb in its Title: Want by Cindy Pon
A Book With a Weapon on Its Cover: The Young Elites by Marie Lu (Sophia wonders how Anelise has not gotten her hands on this yet.)
A Book With a Red Cover: Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel or Beyond the Red by Ava Jae
A Book That Has a TV/Movie Adaptation: To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Ambitiousness runs in the blog family, I suppose! While I don't think I will be able to read everything (25 books in one month!) as school starts right after this challenge starts, I made a TBR for the other paths and the bonus. So umm here it is?

A Fairy Tale Retelling: Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
A Book Cover With Striking Typography: Timekeeper by Tara Sim
A Book Translated From Another Language: Death Note, vol. 3 by  Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata
A Banned Book: George by Alex Gino
A Book Cover With a Partially Obscured Face: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
A Book With <500 Ratings on Goodreads: The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana
A Book Published by a Small Press: Lichgates by SM Boyce
A Book With a One Word Title: Metaltown by Kristen Simmons
A Book That Contains Magic: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
A Book Based on Mythology: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
A Book Set in a Different World: Wandering Star by Romina Russell
A Book Concocted by 2+ Authors: All American Boys by Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds
Buddy Read a Book: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (will read with Sophia!)
A Book With 500+ Pages: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
A Book Set in Either the Past or Future: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
(Free Space) Read Anything: Legend by Marie Lu
Read a Book You Previously DNF: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Read a Companion Novel or Short Story: Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard
Read a Graphic Novel, Novella, or Poem Collection: The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
A Book Referencing an Animal in the Title: The Tiger's Watch by Julia Ember

Have you joined the readathon? Do you think Sophia and I will be able to read everything on our TBR? Let us know in the comments!

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The Bookwyrms originally started as a solo blog with Sophia before being expanded to a group blog in late 2014. We're a diverse group of three who enjoy reading, sharing our thoughts/opinions with other readers, and fangirling over the books we have a passion for. The fangirling typically expands to other things as well, like chocolate, for instance.