I’m coming a little late with my TBR for the Bookweb vaLITine Readathon happening throughout the month of February. For those of you that you don’t know what this is about, I’m linking here the announcement video from chaptercviii. There are a lot of challenges, there are a lot of books you can read, but you can also double up on them. The challenges marked with an * there is no book, just bookish activities. So here is my TBR, where books are needed:
- OLD LOVE: read an old favorite or a book that brings back fond memories
Here I’m considering Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin. It was one of the first books I read and analyzed. Never dared to review it officially though.
- BLACK HISTORY MONTH: read a book written by a Black author
Special by Chino Chakanga – it was sent to me by the author and I cannot wait to discover the story
3*. LOVE NOTE: spend at least 30 minutes (over the course of the month) leaving comments on videos, Instagram posts, blog posts, etc. of creators that you appreciate
This is already happening 🙂
- THAT’S MY TYPE: read a book either recommended to you or extremely IN your comfort zone (your favorite genre, author, tropes, etc.)
Wild, Wild Rake by Janna MacGregor – Historical Romance. I seem to be reading a lot of it lately and loving it!
- FIRST DATE: read an author’s debut
Killer Domes and the Chosen One by Gibbo Gibbs – I have a copy of this book since December. Now it’s time I give it the proper attention!
6*. SHOW AND TELL: talk about a favorite book on your social media platform of choice and show it off with a picture
Will do! Probably it will be my favorite book from January.
- SKINNY LOVE: read a book under 200 pages
The Sea in Me by A Kelly – 149 pages 🙂
- LOVE TRIANGLE: read a book that is part of a trilogy
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer – I am buddy reading this one with Astrid, over at Book Lover Book Reviews and I am already behind since today I haven’t read one single page of it!
- SHARING IS CARING: replace this challenge with any challenge from another readathon taking place in February (one I would recommend is #Blackathon )
Well, I may be cheating here, because I am using this challenge to start my Romanceopoly board (more about Romanceopoly in the following days). So I am using the Sun Challenge of Sleuth Street: Read a mystery where the title of the book includes any words associated with death. For example: death, grave, bones etc. And my choice is A Merciful Death by Kendra Elliot
10*. BUBBLE BATH: read in a bubble bath (this can be replaced with another comfort activity if you’re not one for baths)
- LIBRARY LOVER’S MONTH: read a book from the library
Hmm… not sure what to choose here, because I may not have time to reach the library. But give me a sec!
- ONE MAN’S TRASH: read a book that you’ve seen someone HATE or UNHAUL
This one is easy – The Rose & The Dagger by Renée Ahdieh. I love this series, but unfortunately, Jess from Peace Love Books (one of my favorite booktubers) does not like it L
13*. Simply tag the readathon on twitter or instagram using @readvalitines and use the tag #vaLITines on any social media platform ♥
Done that already and I’m gonna keep on doing it
- SET UP: read a book recommended to you by someone in your life
Matsushita Leadership by John P. Kotter – My other half recommended this book to me and I intend to read it!
- LONG TIME CRUSH: read a book that you’ve been meaning to get to for a while, but SOMETHING always gets in the way
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – I started reading it so many times before and, while I loved the part I did get to read, I never actually finished it (and I have all the books in the series bought!)
- THE NEWLY WEDS: read one of the most recent books added to your TBR
Doubling with challenge 7 – The Sea in Me by A Kelly
- MORE TO LOVE: read a book over 400 pages
Doubling with challenge 8 – A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
- NOT MY TYPE: read a book out of your comfort zone or read a book through a medium out of your comfort zone (audio books, e-book, graphic novel)
Doubling with challenge 14 – Matsushita Leadership by John P. Kotter
19*. TUNE IN: make a short playlist for your favorite book
Hmm…. I may have to come back to this one again. I’m not sure which book to pick.
- TOKEN OF AFFECTION: read a book that you received as a gift
I was gifted many of the books mentioned before in exchange for a review – I hope this counts. I’m choosing the same book as challenge 4 – Wild, Wild Rake by Janna MacGregor
- COMMITMENT ISSUES: start or continue a book series
Definitely Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
22*. LIFT THEM UP: share at least five creators that you love on the platform of your choosing (we encourage diversity in your recommendation and for you to share creators that are outside your immediate social circle)
I’ll get back on that as well…
- YOU SEE ME: read a book that you feel represents you in some way
This is a though one… rain check for now?
- SHALLOW: read a book that you definitely bought for the cover
There’s one book by Nora Roberts (it’s quite big) that I bought from an airport (in Warsaw I think) but I don’t have it right now with me (visiting my parents at the moment).
- PICTURE PERFECT: read a comic book, graphic novel, or picture book
Am I Ugly? by Siobhan Hill – this sounds like such a fun read! And the author is amazingly friendly!
Oh, there are a lot of books to read! I don’t want to fail it and I do want to keep up with the blogger challenges too. More on that in the following days.
This was exhausting to put together, but fun nonetheless. I will be hosting Twitter sprints on the official
bookweb ♥ vaLITines (@readvaLITines) channel, so be sure to follow and join the fun!
Until next time, Happy Reading!