Hello beautiful people!
Alex @ Whimsy Pages and Evelyn @ Evelyn Reads both recently posted about The Reading Rush challenge on their blogs, reminding me how much I’ve wanted to do this EVERY year … yet always end up being busy. Though I’m working full time, working from home definitely provides more time to read — and I’ve been in a BAD reading slump. So hopefully, this will help me out!
What is The Reading Rush Challenge?
The creators of this challenge are Ariel and Raeleen, two book blogging YouTubers. According to their website, the reading rush “…is a week-long readathon for book lovers all around the world. For one week readers gather together to read as much as they possibly can and to participate in challenges and giveaways”. This originally started in 2013 as a BookTubeAThon, something that began to grow and branch out over the years! Honestly, it’s pretty impressive.
Here are some helpful resources and fun links to explore:
You can either read seven books per prompt, or you can have a few books that fit more than one prompt. Honestly, you can read ONE book that fits all seven … if you can find one. The main thing though so that you complete all the prompts:
- Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birth stone.
- Read a book that starts with the word ‘the’.
- Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen.
- Read the first book you touch.
- Read a book completely outside of your house.
- Read a book in a genre you’ve always want to read more of.
- Read a book that takes place on different continent than where you live.
Due to some trips happening near the end of this challenge, I am actually starting tomorrow: Saturday, July 18, 2020. To make it fair, I will only have until Friday, July 24, 2020 to finish this challenge! I’m also not entering the giveaway or anything, so I’m not worrying too much about it. I just honestly want to participate!
My Reading Rush TBR Pile
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
↠ Prompt 3. I’m literally watching the movie the same day this is posted (but at night). It’s kind of cheating, but I’m making it work.
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
↠ Prompt 7. Technically, it does take place in North American in some parts. But it also takes place in multiple other continents!
When the World Didn’t End by Caroline Kaufman
↠ Prompt 1. I’m a March baby, so aquamarine! I feel as though this is pretty close!
↠ Prompt 5. I’m going to read this on my balcony and during some car rides!
↠ Prompt 6. Honestly, I love poetry — but I haven’t read as much as I’d like.
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
↠ Prompt 2. There aren’t many books that start with “The” that I own and haven’t read yet … and I’ve been eager to read this!
↠ Prompt 3. I just randomly selected from books I already own, since the challenge starts really soon.
Are you participating in The Reading Rush? What books did you decide to read for this? If you made a post or list somewhere, make sure to link it in the comments below!