This second round of Trope-ical Readathon snuck up on me and I almost forgot to register and make reading “plans.” Nevertheless, I made it. For those unaware of Trope-ical Readathon, you can find all of the details here. In summary, Trope-ical Readathon August 2023 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 August 6.
In March I signed up with Team Nonfiction/Poetry. But I decided to switch back to Team Fantasy for this round. Looking at the prompts and challenges it appears as though several books I read in July would have done nicely for the readathon. Oh well!
|Absent/dead parents||A book with more than one author||Wrath by Shäron Moalem and Daniel Kraus|
|Hand-picked crew||A cover-buy book||Morgan Is My Name by Sophie Keetch|
|The new kid in town||A genre you don’t usually read||Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge|
|Multiple timelines||A book you previously DNFed|
|Love triangle||Followers/friends choose between two books|
|Recent loss||A recent (2023) release||Love Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood [DONE]|
|Mixed media||An audiobook or ebook||The Phoenix King by Aparna Verma|
|Outbreak/pandemic||A comfort read||The Premonition by Michael Lewis|
|Found family||A book in a series||The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake|
|Food themes||Devour a book in 24 hours|
|Revenge||A banned book||He Who Drowned the World by Shelley Parker-Chan [DONE]|
|Bookish themes||A book with a pun in the title||The Reading List by Sarah Nisha Adams|
|Retelling||A book with a TV or movie adaptation||The Martian by Andy Weir|
Here are the challenges for Team Fantasy:
Team Challenge 1: Read a book with the “Portal Fantasy” trope
Team Challenge 2: Read a book with a non-human main character
New Team Book: To Shape a Dragon’s Breath by Moniquill Blackgoose
Old Team Book: The Deep by Rivers Solomon
For Team Challenge 1 I chose Over the Woodward Wall by A. Deborah Baker.
For Team Challenge 2 I chose Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree.
Are you participating in Trope-ical Readathon August 2023? Let me know!