I may be unable to download Pokemon Go to my own phone, but that doesn’t mean I’m not engaging with the crazy Pokemon fever! (And stealing everyone else’s phones.) I was a pretty big fan of Pokemon when I was younger, and I’ve never participated in an actual readathon before so I thought this seemed perfect! And, I mean, let’s be real: I am still both a Pokemon and book nerd.
The #ReadThemAllThon is hosted by the wonderful Aentee @ Read at Midnight and it’s going to run from August 14th – September 4th. In this post I’m signing up and telling you guys what I (hopefully) plan to read for each gym badge. (GYM BADGES. What a stellar idea.) I hose Tepig as my Pokemon, because I still have nostalgia for Black & White.
Not really nostalgia since it’s pretty recent but shh.
Pewter Gym: The First Book In A Series
I am…maybe going to try reading The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson, because it comes recommended from my friends and the cover is super pretty. (Shh. that’s definitely a reason to read something.) BUT it is a pretty bulky book, so I SHALL SEE. If you guys have any recommendations for me regarding this one then do let me know!
541 pages, potential +54CP
Cerulean Gym: A Book That Might Make You Cry
I’m not a person who easily cries at books, HELP. I’ll go with Asking For It by Louise O’Neill, because I will probably be crying at society. I’d been intending to read this for ages, but I just never got round to it!
346 pages, potential +34CP
Vermillion Gym: A Book With Thunderous Hype
For this one I’ll be reading a SUPER obvious choice which is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I’ve heard extremely mixed reviews from all my friends so I don’t really know what to think! (And I have been thinking a lot. I even dreamt about it last night.) I’m currently waiting for my reserved copy to come into the library so hopefully it’ll arrive soon.
343 pages, potential +34CP
Celadon Gym: A Book That Focuses on Diversity
I had a couple of books I could have picked for this, but hopefully I’ll be reading If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo which features a trans girl protagonist. I’ve also heard mixed things about this one, but WE SHALL SEE.
288 pages, potential +28CP
Fuschia Gym: A Book With A Great Romance
I knew absolutely nothing about Sappho’s Leap by Erica Jong when I spotted it in the library, but: Sappho aka the coolest queer Greek poet. The blurb promises some canonical ladies loving ladies, SO THERE.
352 pages, potential +35CP
Saffron Gym: A Book With Fantasy/Supenatural Elements
Having not particularly enjoyed the first book in this series I was pretty sceptical of picking up A Court of Mist and Fury. But my friend assured me that it was a great improvement and will make me ship all the ships, so I’ll be having a go! If I can wade through it all… 😛 (Weirdly, this one’s longer than The Final Empire…? I just have epic fantasy pegged as super long in my mind, I guess.)
640 pages, potential +64CP
Cinnabar Gym: A Book With A Red Cover
This is…mostly red, right? I had a bit of a struggle finding a book for this but eventually I remembered that I have What’s a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne waiting for me on my Kindle. HUZZAH FEMINISM. And people are saying very promising things about this one which is nice. 🙂
432 pages, potential +43CP
Viridian Gym: A Book With Post-Apocalyptic Setting
I also had a slightly hard time finding a book for this one, but in the end I decided to read The Death Cure by James Dashner. I’ve read the first two books in the series, but…I just never got round to reading this one? I DON’T KNOW. They started to frustrate me haha. I might change this one if I do find something better, though, because The Scorch Trials was basically an exercise in how to piss me off most.
325 pages, potential +32CP
If I complete all of these books, my potential points plus the gym badge bonus is 484CP! I’m really looking forward to starting this and hopefully achieving some of these gym badges. 😀