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.