The Reading Rush 2020

Hello fellow bookworms! I am so excited to be taking part in this year’s Reading Rush, hosted by Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay. The Reading Rush is a week long read-a-thon which happens every summer, where we all try and read as much as we can. This year, The Reading Rush is happening from July 20th – July 26th. There are official challenges you can build your TBR around, or just go with the flow and try and read as much as possible in the week! More information can be found on the website.

Today, I’m going to be sharing my ‘proposed’ TBR with you all – the books I plan to read during Reading Rush week… whether this goes to plan, we’ll see!

Challenge #1 // Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birth stone

My birthstone is peridot, for the month of August, so I’ve chosen Five Children and It by E. Nesbit. The edition I own isn’t completely green, but it’s mostly covered in leaves so I’m counting it. This book is also part of my Children’s Classics Challenge, so two birds with one stone as the saying goes!

Challenge #2 // Read a book that starts with the word “The”

Challenge #3 // Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen

I see a theme here… another book from my Children’s Classics Challenge. I think I became very aware that I had a lot of reading to do if I was going to stay on track to finish them all by the end of July, so why not just cram them all into the last week!

Challenge #4 // Read the first book you touch

I lined up all my books in this post and the first one I touched was Pride and Prejudice, coming up in Challenge #6

Challenge #5 // Read a book completely outside of your house

I don’t know how easy this challenge is going to be, as the weather hasn’t been on my side recently… and due to lockdown restrictions this may be tricky for some people, so Ariel and Raeleen have posted ways in which this challenge can be adapted. I’ve been meaning to read more Patrick Ness books since I finished A Monster Calls all those years ago, so I’ve chosen The Rest of Us Still Live Here. This is another book that I’d like to read as part of my preliminary reading for uni, and I’m hoping this is short enough for me to speed through and I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the weather to be nice!

Challenge #6 // Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of

I am not a Classics reader. Well, I don’t read Classics as part of my pleasure reading. But since I’ve been reading more classics for uni, I’ve found it a lot less daunting than I thought, and I wanted to try one I’ve been meaning to read forever, but haven’t for fear of not fully understanding it. I’m so excited to read Pride and Prejudice, and I have the audiobook to help me along as well!

Other challenges this book can be used for: Challenge #3

Challenge #7 // Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live

So I have to work for a lot of the week, although I have been able to take some time off to read, I thought an audiobook would be a good way to keep up with books while I’m at my desk, so I’ll be reading Sadie on audio. A lot of the books I read are set in the US so I thought this would be easy for me, but I all the books I wanted to read were set in the UK which is where I live and therefore off limits…


By bookmuffin

I like books and tea. MA Children's Literature student.

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