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!
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Last month I participated in my third round of Trope-ical Readathon. In case you missed it, here are the books I picked for the various challenges. This is the best I’ve ever done for a Trope-ical Readathon. Even though it felt chaotic, I read 9 books this time around. I also switched out some books from my original plan as the month went on and my reading preferences changed. So here’s my Trope-ical Readathon update from March 2023.
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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.
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I dedicate this post to help me keep track of the 2023 reading challenges I joined. Below is the official list of what is ongoing and what I plan to join as the year progresses. My aim is to stick to fairly broad reading challenges that facilitate my long-term goal of reading more from my backlist. Please feel free to take a peek and see if any of these interest you and, if so, obviously join in. The more, the merrier!
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Last month I decided to join a readathon for the very first time ever. I participated in Trope-ical Readathon March 2022, which you can read about here, including the books I chose for the prompts and challenges. I was initially a little intimidated because I thought there would be a lot of pressure. But it ended up being really fun and I enjoyed all of my reads. It helped to shrug off any lofty expectations for myself and instead just go with the flow. If I couldn’t read a ton, so what?
I read a total of five books during this readathon. All of them were for the Common Challenges. I didn’t keep track of my points, but I estimate that I generated around 1,975 points for Team Fantasy. Three of the five books I read also fall under the #BeatTheBacklog challenge.
Here is the blank Common Challenge image followed by the books I chose, with blue “X’s” indicating completion of a challenge.
I don’t have reviews up yet for all of them, but I’ve linked to any of the corresponding reviews I have published. The books I finished are:
I think it’s safe to say I’ve overcome my fear of readathons and may join more in the future!