#ReadThemAllthon TBR pile


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.

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readthemallthon-badge01-boulderthe final empire

Pewter Gym: The First Book In A Series

I am…maybe going to try reading The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson, becauseΒ 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

cursed child hpVermillion 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

readthemallthon-badge06-marshSaffron 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… πŸ˜› (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

readthemallthon-badge07-flamewhat's a girl gotta do

Cinnabar Gym: A Book With A Red CoverΒ 

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. πŸ™‚
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. πŸ˜€

12 thoughts on “#ReadThemAllthon TBR pile

  1. I really love Pokemon Black and White and am feeling the nostalgia too (it was recent, but not THAT recent right? It feels like so long ago already haha). Now I want to replay them πŸ˜› I’ve heard such good things about the Mistborn series, but I haven’t had the chance to try them yet. Let me know if you’ll like it πŸ˜€ Good luck!

    1. Yay! *high fives* (I, erm, still actually remember a bit of the theme song from the TV show. I didn’t watch it that often but for some reason I can still remember…?)
      I SERIOUSLY want to replay my Pokemon games — my DS can’t play the new ones haha so that seems like the best option.
      I confess I have not actually started Mistborn yet but I’ll definitely let you know if I enjoy it! πŸ™‚

      1. Haha I don’t think I ever watched the Black and White tv show… I watched a bit of Diamond and Pearl, then I didn’t watch until XY but I gave up on that one when Ash was like ‘what’s evolution’ I dunno Ash maybe that thing that a lot of your Pokemon went through?? I get that they have to explain that from time to time for new viewers, but it was frustrating lol. SAME HERE. I want to replay them all. If you do ever get a DS to play the new ones I definitely recommend them though πŸ™‚

      2. Idk, I feel like it might have been on TV just as I came home from school? (Or maybe reruns. They ALWAYS have Pokemon reruns.) Yeah, the TV shows aren’t actually that good in my experience — each episode just sort of works as a random story on its own. πŸ˜› Ooh okay! I’m thinking of maybe borrowing my friend’s 3DS haha.

  2. I really want to read If I Was Your Girl! It looks very interesting, and I just think it’ll be really different. Here’s hoping you like it! I read The Maze Runner, but I haven’t gotten around to reading the next two books, and I’m honestly not too sure whether I will.
    As for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, I thought it was good! I rated it five stars, because it really was awesome, but it’s not a “favorite” like the original books were. The writing style is just a lot more impersonal because it’s a script and there are no thoughts.

    1. Yeah, I actually really enjoyed If I Was Your Girl! I’d recommend it if you get the chance to read it. To be honest, I don’t think I’m going to get round to reading that James Dashner one. The Scorch Trials really frustrated me and I’m not a massive fan of his writing style. :/
      Ah, that’s great to hear! I’m finally picking up my copy of Cursed Child tomorrow, YAY. I think that if I go in with the idea that it’s not the original series and that’s okay I’ll probably enjoy it more…? Yeah. Thanks so much for the comment! πŸ™‚

      1. Oh, goody! I definitely hope to get to it in the near future.
        I know, I hear so many good things about his writing, and I’m just not sure it’s for me. I’ll probably give him another chance, though; I try not to give up on someone because of just one example!
        OOOOOO yay! Yes, that’s how I felt and I definitely enjoyed it. I just don’t understand the whole “eighth book” concept? Ummmmm no?
        Of course, any time! πŸ™‚

  3. It’s too bad you can’t download Pokemon Go on your phone but it seems like you’ve got your tbr all planned out! Good luck! I’ve never wanted to join a readathon this badly but unfortunately, I decided to prioritize writing over reading (and I’m in a small reading slump AND school is starting): so I guess it’s just bad timing for me haha.

    – Rachana @ Spun

    1. Although I may not be able to actually join the Pokemon Go fever, I can join in spirit! I…was supposed to get so much work done on my WIP this summer but I lost a lot of enthusiasm for it, so…eh. Aw no, I’m sorry you can’t join but sometimes other things in life come first! I am just going to pretend school isn’t starting next week, argh. πŸ˜›

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