Hey beautiful people!
Marija @ Inside My Library Mind posted her TBR challenge for this magical thing called the The Book Junkie Trials Read-a-thon … and I OBVIOUSLY had to participate.
It’s a very “fantasy/RPG” style challenge that takes place throughout the month of July. So if that’s your cup of tea (which I’m TOTALLY up for), see the information below about the creator and where to find all of the information!
What is The Book Junkie Read-a-Thon?
According to YouTuber Rachael Marie Book Junkie … “The Book Junkie Trials is a Month-long Readathon & Competitive event in July, for all the bookish community, with 2 ways to play via The Quest for The Bookie Grail &/or through the Competitive Championship Trials” [source].
How does The Book Junkie Trial Read-a-Thon work?
There are two ways to join, as mentioned above: The Quest for the Bookie Grail AND/OR the Competitive Championship Trials. You can either participate in both, just the Bookie Grail or just the Championship … it’s completely up to you.
The Quest of the Bookie Grail is a “group based” challenge. In the magical High Queendom, you travel to the destinations based off of your class / quest guide and complete each “quest” — which is a TBR challenge. The four different groups to choose from are: the Bards, the Outlaws, the Magi’s and the Scribes. You can either just CHOOSE a class or take THIS quiz. I took the quiz, which you’ll see my results down below. Each group has its own set of challenges that you’ll need to complete. If you have twitter, make sure to add your classes handle to your name. You will be given micro challenges throughout the month to accumulate points!
The Competitive Championship Challenge is a WHOLE new level of questing! Basically, you read ALL the books on the challenge list rather than just for your group. There is a special prize for those who complete this for the 2020 Read-a-Thon.
The Creator and Co-Hosts
The Creator: Rachael Marie, Royal Majesty
My Group for The Bookie Grail: the Outlaws
This was the result when I took the quiz. I was actually surprised, but I’m happy with my outcome! Marija … WE ARE ON THE SAME TEAM! Oh! Also, if you have Twitter you can use the #Outlaws
The Outlaw Map
So basically, I have to follow the little RED trail that’s on the path. Seriously … THIS IS SUCH A DETAILED AND THOUGHT OUT CHALLENGE!
The Outlaw Challenges
As mentioned in Her Majesty’s YouTube video, there are 4 unique group quests and 1 shared quest … the Bookie Grail. All the quests MUST be completed in order … this should be entertaining.
|| Re-read a favourite ||
Matilda by Roald Dahl — It’s been so long since I read this book that I barely remember the content … watching the movie on repeat doesn’t help matters either. I’ve really wanted to read this for a while now, so why not?
|| Read a book featuring royalty ||
Prince Charming (Royals, Book One) by Rachel Hawkins — Also previously known as “Royals”, I’ve been eyeing this book for some time. Firstly, the new covers are to die for! Secondly, it just seems really cute! I’m wanting to slowly move back to fantasy, but I’m still on a contemporary binge ha-ha!
The Forgotten Forests
|| Read the next in a series ||
Her Royal Highness (Royals, Book Two) by Rachel Hawkins — Well, why not? If I’m already going to be reading the first book, I might as well just continue on with the sequel!
The Weeping Falls
|| Read a tear-jerker ||
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch — I read the first chapter before purchasing the novel … BIG MISTAKE! I started tearing up in the Chapter store. So this DEFINITELY classifies as a tear-jerker … okay, there are a lot of books that would fit under this for me, let’s be real.
The Bookie Grail
|| Read the group book ||
Stardust by Neil Gaiman — This is actually perfect, since I ALWAYS say I’m going to read this and then I don’t. I’ve seen the film more times than I can count, so I will HOPEFULLY enjoy the novel as well!
Extra Challenges: Strengths, Weaknesses & Micro Challenges
Each class/group as a STRENGTH and WEAKNESS … this should be fun.
The Outcast’s STRENGTH is FAST HANDS … the ability to choose a book from any friends TBR list to read, and it DOESN’T have to match the prompt to count. I’m glad for this one, just in case I don’t enjoy one of the books I’ve picked … though I doubt that.
The Outcast’s WEAKNESS is NOT ENOUGH TIME READING DUE TO EVADING THE LAW … meaning the entire group must partake in a 24 hours read-a-thon. It doesn’t have to be 24 hours straight. I think I saw someone on Twitter already post a 24 in 48 hour challenge for it from July 20th to 21st. I’m not SURE if we all have to do a giant one or just partake in one in general? I know Marija plans to host one as well … might ask Her Majesty about that.
Lastly, Her Majesty commented in her YouTube video that she will be sending people individual MICRO CHALLENGES for extra points. This could be as simple as stating how you felt about the novel to publishing a review. I plan to review all of mine, so I THINK I’ll be okay.
Are you participating in The Book Junkie Trials?! If yes, what class/group are you?