Last year I did my first BookTubeAThon (video below) which got me back into reading and slightly more confident about recording my face on video.
This year, BookTubeAThon is July 18 to 24, which conveniently overlaps with my vacation for four of the seven days, so I’ve collected a pile of books I want to tackle that week.
As usual, there are reading challenges. You can already tell from the pile that I’m not going to make the “read seven books” challenge, but by choosing one tiny book I might at least make it to five books.
This is my plan for the rest of the challenges:
- Read a book with yellow on the cover. Trash (more about that below) is very yellow and fulfills the challenge.
- Read a book only after sunset. I think I’ll do this with How The Marquis Got His Coat Back, and I’ll probably finish it in an entire evening.
- Read a book you discovered through booktube. I’m pretty sure I found out about Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children through Booktube, or at least through YouTube, although I can’t remember where exactly. It’s a book that demands being read as a physical copy, and I thought it would make interesting holiday reading.
- Read a book by one of your favourite authors. That’s again How The Marquis Got His Coat Back. Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere is one of my favourite books (and I think about it sometimes when I’m waiting for a tube) and this is an additional short story set in this same universe.
- Read a book that is older than you. I have never read The Great Gatsby, and we’re going to change that this summer!
- Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation. I did some research for this! I looked at lists of recent book-to-move adaptations, checked which books I hadn’t read yet and which movies I hadn’t seen, looked at ratings and reviews, and at what was available on Netflix, and settled on Trash. I’d never heard of the book, but the movie is on Netflix, and both movie and book have decent reviews. Since I’m away for the second half of the BookTubeAThon period I might have to watch the film before reading the book. Not my favourite order of things, but it will have to do.
- Read seven books. In addition to the four books above I also have The Jazz of Physics. In the unlikely scenario that I finish all five books with time to spare, I’ll try to borrow some books while I’m on holiday. Not going to happen, though.
Last year’s video: