Trope-ical Readathon August 2023

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!

Common Challenges

Trope-ical Readathon August 2023 Common Challenges

Trope-ical Readathon August 2023 A Literary Escape selections for the Common Challenges

Absent/dead parentsA book with more than one authorWrath by Shäron Moalem and Daniel Kraus
Hand-picked crewA cover-buy bookMorgan Is My Name by Sophie Keetch
The new kid in townA genre you don’t usually readLibertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge
Multiple timelinesA book you previously DNFedWeyward by Emilia Hart Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir [DONE]
Love triangleFollowers/friends choose between two booksThese Twisted Bonds by Lexi Ryan King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair [DONE]
Recent lossA recent (2023) releaseLove Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood [DONE]
Mixed mediaAn audiobook or ebookThe Phoenix King by Aparna Verma
Outbreak/pandemicA comfort readThe Premonition by Michael Lewis
Found familyA book in a seriesThe Atlas Six by Olivie Blake
Food themesDevour a book in 24 hoursUnder the Henfluence by Tove Danovich The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo [DONE]
RevengeA banned bookHe Who Drowned the World by Shelley Parker-Chan [DONE]
Bookish themesA book with a pun in the titleThe Reading List by Sarah Nisha Adams
RetellingA book with a TV or movie adaptationThe Martian by Andy Weir
Table of chosen books to fulfill the Common Challenges for the August 2023 Trope-ical Readathon. The chosen prompts for the Common Challenges are in bold font.

Team Challenges

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!

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