Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! Once hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, it is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s a weekly book feature where a topical list-prompt is posted and readers respond with their top ten for that prompt. Yours truly tends to go over ten, but hey, what can a passionate reader do?
This week’s topic is: Books On My Summer TBR
So, I’m actually going to cheat a little bit here and combine two posts I had planned into one because they are basically going to be the same list? You see, I want to try my hand in joining the Iron Tome Readathon taking place in July
(because who doesn’t want to try and beat a reading slump with trying their hand at a readathon when they never do those), because I really love Aimal’s blog and this readathon just sounds awesome and so damn creative! Plus, reading the challenges excited me, so I figured, why not? But, obviously, that would mean it would also be my summer reading list, so…yeah, combining posts.
So…yeah! I’m officially signing up to participate in Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperback’s The Iron Tome Readathon, which you can learn all about at that link–and even sign up yourself, if you fancy! Basically, if I’d like, I can choose a house to align myself with (since this is Game of Thrones inspired) and then pick books that fall under the challenges, if I wish. I’m really happy that I came up with a nice combo for the challenges, both of books that are ARCs but overdue, backlist books and books I don’t own and my library will (hopefully) come in clutch. Looking at this list definitely makes me excited!
First, my house:
I love dragons, so part of me wanted to align with House Targaryen, but we all know I’m a Stark to my core, so I gotta represent. And, in honor of the women who I personally love from Game of Thrones, I decided to go a step further and only read books by women for all of the challenges before!
The Reading Challenges (and my books):
Castle Black: Read The Group Book
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang: I have been wanting to read this book for ages, so I’m pretty stoked to finally be checking it out, especially since it’s the group read for this readathon!
Winterfell: A Book Set In a Cold Environment
The Song of All by Tina LeCount Myers: I was really lucky to receive this book as part of a box book from Wunderking PR and I am definitely intrigued to read it, because it just sounds fascinating!
King’s Landing: Plot Involving Royalty, Politics or Government
City of Lies by Sam Hawke: Another book that is severely overdue, but I adore Sam and talking with her online, so I really need to make reading her book a priority.
Sunspear: Inspired by a Non-Western Setting
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri: After seeing the cover for Realm of Ash, I knew I needed to stop letting this overdue ARC stay so overdue!!
Oldtown: Involves an Institution of Knowledge/Training
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb: I haven’t read anything of Hobb yet (I know, I KNOW) and I’m like 95% sure that once I read this book, I am just going to binge everything that Hobb has ever written, so should probably save this one for last, yeah?
Valyria: About or Involving Dragons
His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik: Another author who I am way overdue for having not read her series and I have a feeling I’ll probably binge through, maybe?
Asshai: Dark/Grimdark or Urban Fantasy
The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark: If I’m going to read Grimdark, I can’t do anything but read by Queen.
I’m really excited to try this out! I’ve never really done readathons and I’m not very good at it (especially since I still haven’t read ANY books towards my Year of the Asian readathon I signed up for back in January), but I think it should be a blast. Let me know what you think of my choices and if you plan on participating, too!