It’s that time of year again! Hello, Trope-ical Readathon! For those unaware of Trope-ical Readathon, you can find all of the details here. In summary, it 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. You can sign up to participate through March 5.
This year I signed up for Team Non-Fiction/Poetry to switch it up. In the past I was with Team Fantasy. Below are the Common Challenges for March 2023 followed by my book choices. I intend to prioritize the ARCs in this list and then mood read for the rest of the month. Though, honestly, there’s no way in H-E-double hockey sticks I’ll be able to read all of these books.
|Absent/dead parents||A book with more than one author|
|Love triangle||Followers/friends choose between two books||We Who Hunt the Hollow by Kate Murray|
|Boarding school||A group/buddy read||A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas [DONE]|
|Dark academia||A borrowed book||Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison [DONE]|
|Holiday||Takes place in another country||The Dancing Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave* [DONE]|
|Blast from the past||A book published before 2000||The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman [DONE]|
|Mixed media||An audiobook or ebook||The Fairy Bargains of Prospect Hill by Rowenna Miller*|
|Post apocalyptic/dystopia||A book with over 500 pages|
|Found family||A book in a series||Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh* [DONE]|
|Coming-of-age||An indie or self-published book||Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge|
|Multiple POV||Multiple POC characters||The Atlas Paradox by Olive Blake|
|Bookish themes||A book with a pun in the title||The Midnight Library by Matt Haig|
|Retelling||A book with a TV or movie adaptation||Gilded Cage by Dani Wyatt [DONE]|
Here are the challenges for Team Non-Fiction Poetry:
Team Challenge 1: Read a book with the “Diary/Journal” trope
Team Challenge 2: Read a book written by an actor
New Team Book: Hijab Butch Blues by Lamya H
Old Team Book: Turtle Under Ice by Juleah del Rosario
For the Team Challenge 1 I chose MADLY, DEEPLY: THE DIARIES OF ALAN RICKMAN.
For Team Challenge 2 I chose
THE OPPOSITE OF BUTTERFLY HUNTING by Evanna Lynch THE PRINCESS DIARIST by Carrie Fisher.
Are you participating in Trope-ical Readathon this month? Let me know!