The Reading Rush 2019 TBR

the reading rush TBR

I haven’t participated in a readathon all year, so it’s time. The Reading Rush (formerly BookTubeAThon) looks like a lot of fun, so I decided to participate – July 22 through 28. I’m not officially signing up, since I don’t want to put pressure on myself to read seven books (while blogging and still going to my full-time blog). I’m challenging myself with this TBR, which is probably a bad idea, but that’s what makes it fun, right?

Here are the books I’m planning on reading during The Reading Rush:

Read a book with purple on the cover – Beowulf translated by J. R. R. Tolkien. This one took me forever to come up with. But my deluxe edition of Beowulf translated by Tolkien comes in a gorgeous purple slipcase and matching cover. Sold!

Read a book in the same spot the entire time – Peter Pan by J. M Barrie. I’m actually planning to listen to the audiobook of this one, which means I can listen to it in my car the entire time! It won’t be a one-sitting read, but I can just listen to it whenever I’m driving to work all week.

Read a book you meant to read last year – Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor. I’ve been meaning to read this one for a while, and I think it’s perfect for a readathon. I read the first book in just a couple of hours, so hopefully I can fly through this one, too.

Read an authorโ€™s first book – Still Alice by Lisa Genova. I picked this one on a whim, because it was on my TBR, and why not? It’s also fairly short, and I read the first page to see how I liked the writing, and I think I can read this one quickly.

Read a book with a non-human main character – The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. I’m honestly a little bit upset that I started The One and Only Ivan right before I decided to participate, because it would have been perfect! But it’s still a good excuse to read this one, which has been on my TBR for ages.

Pick a book that has five or more words in the title – Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian’s Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life by Annie Spence. This one just seems fun, and I am all for a nonfiction book I can get through in an afternoon.

Read and watch a book to movie adaptation – Bird Box by Josh Malerman. I still have not watched Bird Box because I wanted to read the book first. And there could not be a better excuse to do both. I’m excited!


This list was so hard to come up with. I had so many books that would have been absolutely perfect for these challenges, had I not already read them. But I’m pretty happy with what I ended up with. I do have a couple graphic novels on standby for when this TBR starts melting my brain. I have high hopes that I can get through all seven books and seven challenges. Let’s do this!

Are you participating in The Reading Rush?

17 thoughts on “The Reading Rush 2019 TBR

  1. Aah, I feel so lost without the blogging community๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’œ
    I’ve missed you and so many others!

    I’m planning on doing The Reading Rush as well! You have a wonderful TBR set up๐Ÿ˜Š
    This year you dont have to read seven books either, you can even double up on challenges!๐Ÿ’ซ

    1. Thanks! Glad you’re back!

      I might just do that – a few of these can fit multiple challenges. I’ll see how my week ends up going. If I’m struggling, I can double up.

  2. The Annie Spence books looks so fun!! Will definitely have to check it out sometime. I can’t wait for the Reading Rush!! Are you participating on their website? My username is nutfreenerd ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I don’t think so. I don’t want to add extra pressure, but I have a few days to consider it. If I do end up participating, I’ll add you or follow you! (Not sure how it works haha)

    1. Good to hear! I was considering using that for the adaptation challenge – I might end up doubling up if I have to. I’ll definitely watch the movie at some point, even if it’s after Reading Rush ends.

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