Reading Rush TBR

Disclaimer: Bit of a misleading title, I’m not actually taking part in the Reading Rush this year, but I thought it would be fun to choose books from the challenges anyway (and it means I have more choice haha)!

Here is the full list of challenges:

1) Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birth stone.
2) Read a book that starts with the word “The”.
3) Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen.
4) Read the first book you touch.
5) Read a book completely outside of your house.
6) Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of.
7) Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live.

 

 

1) Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birth stone.

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My birthday is February so my birth stone is the amethyst. I actually forgot that it was purple – I thought it was green until I looked it up…oops. Anyway, I had to scroll a long way down on my list to find something purple and I found Lock Every Door! This has been on my TBR list for ages. Basically, Jules is an apartment sitter of someone rich, and when another apartment sitter goes missing, she searches for the truth about the building’s past.

I think I mainly wanted to read this because of the book cover but the plot sounds good too!
2) Read a book that starts with the word “The”. + 4) Read the first book you touch

the city we became

Five New Yorkers must come together in order to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She’s got five.

But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.

I’ve seen a lot of hype around this and the concept sounds really creative. I couldn’t choose a book from ‘the’ prompt so I closed my eyes and scrolled down my TBR list on goodreads and landed on this!

 

6) Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of.

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I don’t read romance a lot so I definitely want to explore that genre more. I never liked romance as a stand alone genre but after joining Goodreads and WordPress I’ve seen a lot of great recommendations that have really changed my perspective. Anyway, I chose Pumpkin Heads because I haven’t read any Rainbow Rowell yet and it sounds really cute. I also haven’t read many graphic novels so I can’t wait to read this!
7) Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live.

home going

Homegoing is set in Ghana and America and follows the history of two half-sisters through generations, exploring the effects of colonialism and the slave trade. One sister marries an Englishman and her family stay in Ghana, while the other sister is imprisoned and shipped off to America as a slave.

This book was recommended by booktuber Word Wonders in this video celebrating black books!

 

Thanks for reading! Are you taking part in the reading rush?

—ella♥

5 Comments

    1. Oh I completely forgot to explain it, oops! Basically it’s a challenge to read as many books as you can, using the prompts if you want, in a week! It’s not hosted on WordPress but a lot of people talk about it on here and youtube. Here’s a link: https://www.thereadingrush.com/

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