In May I attempted to participate in the Asian Readathon Challenge hosted by Read with Cindy (and several others) on Youtube and for the most part I actually stuck with it! I read some books that had been on my TBR for a while and some that I had just been interested in. Overall it was a pretty interesting bunch and a lot all over the place.
So this summer I decided to participate in the Story Sprites board from the website Great Imaginations
Pretty much my first ever on-line participation and I didn’t know if I’d manage because I generally like to read whatever I feel like whenever I feel like it but…
I’m also super competitive so though the last week was a bit of a rough one I managed all but two of the squares!
Fairy Tale Retelling: Crimson Bound
Adult Sci-Fi: The Fold
First in a Series: The Wrath and the Dawn
Set in CA: Everything Everything
Book with a Virus/Outbreak: Fracked (Not planning on reviewing this one because it was just straight up bad. Even the formatting.)
A Book to Be Made into a Movie: X-Men Apocalypse
Primary Covered Color: Forgive Me Leonard Peacock
Historical YA: Rebel Mechanics
Fairy Themed: Wicked Lovely
Set on an Alien Planet: A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet
Cover with a Blonde Girl: Dumplin’
Forbidden Romance: The Infinite Sea
Female Fronted Fantasy: The Red Queen
Love Triangle: Circling the Sun
Cover with Silver Letters: Silent Echo
Features more than 1 Female Protagonist: Girl on a Train
Novel over 400 Pages: The Wild Girl (Will review this tomorrow.)
Book with angels/demons: Fallen Angels, the Watchers and the Origins of Evil (Basically, if you know the Biblical stories you have a pretty good idea of this one. Not really a problem for me but that’s all their was- no other history, no scholarly writing or anything else. A bit of a let down.)
So I finished the red, orange and blue roads. I had some trouble with the NA that is not contemporary but I think it’s because I’m really literal. I saw what some other people were reading and was like, Isn’t that just fantasy? Isn’t that supernatural? I’m not getting the NA part. But that’s just me. Overall I enjoyed most of the books I read.
But honestly, I probably would have read them anyway. So in terms of using this game to stretch outside my reading comfort zone, ah, not so successful. Still, it was fun but there are so many books I want to read that I probably will wait until next year if to play again if they continue the game.
However I also have to be honest about the fact that if I win one of the “prize” books it will likely be a whole other story and I’ll do it again. Like I said, super competitive about the strangest things.