Trope-ical Readathon March 2022

Well, I originally intended to spend March reading my NetGalley approvals. Then I stumbled across Trope-ical Readathon, which you can read about here. This readathon includes 13 “Common Challenges” whose prompts contain common tropes (or their alternatives); 2 team-specific challenges; and 1 team book challenge (out of 2 choices). There are 6 teams and completion of a challenge earns your team points.

I decided to sign up because the prompts still provide me the option to read some of my backlog on NetGalley. If you want to join, you can still sign up through March 6. I signed up for Team Fantasy.

Here are the “Common Challenges” for all Trope-ical Readathon participants and the books I chose to fulfill them. No, I definitely don’t think I’ll read every single book listed here. Usually I’m lucky if I can read 6 books in a month. But I’ll do my best to support my team!

Here are the Team Challenges for Team Fantasy:
Team Challenge 1: The Woods (Read a book where woods/forests are heavily featured)
Team Challenge 2: Read a book featuring the “Quest” trope
New Team Book: The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman
Old Team Book: Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

The links to the Team books are affiliate links from Jen Jen Reviews, who runs this readathon.

If you want to learn more about the books I chose for this readathon, here’s a list with links to the official synopsis for each book. None of these links are affiliate links. My chosen prompt or alternate prompt is in bold.

For the TEAM CHALLENGE 1 (the woods) I chose Uprooted by Naomi Novik.

For the TEAM CHALLENGE 2 (a quest) I chose The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman.

Absent/dead parentsA book with more than one authorOut Front the Following Sea by Leah Angstman
Love triangleFollowers/Friends choose between 2 booksThese Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan
Bookish themesA predicted 5 star readThe Wolf Den by Elodie Harper
Platonic partnershipA buddy readOver the Woodward Wall by Deborah A. Baker
Food themedA “meaty” book (over 500 pages)House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Blast from the pastA book published before 2000The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman
Mixed mediaAn audiobook or ebookA Thousand Steps into the Night by Traci Chee
(Post) apocalypticA comfort readThe League of Gentlewomen Witches by India Holton
Found familyA book in a seriesA Storm of Wrath & Ruin (Daughter of Erabel #3) by Kristin Ward
Morally grey/anti-heroA previously DNF-ed bookGild (The Plated Prisoner #1) by Raven Kennedy
Multiple POVMultiple POC charactersThe Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
The new kid in townA genre you don’t usually readThe Cicada Tree by Robert Gwaltney
RetellingA book with a tv or movie adaptationThe Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

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