Olympic Games Readathon TBR!

Hey, y’all!

I’m so excited to announce that I’m joining my first ever readathon!

This readathon, the Olympic Games readathon, is hosted by some booktubers: Ishi, Ally, Nicole, and Sasha. I linked Ishi’s channel! Here’s the announcement video, too.

If you want to participate, go to the video and learn more! Here’s a quick run-down of the readathon:

Basically, you choose a cabin (Poseidon, Apollo, etc.) and complete the reading prompts to get points. You can also choose to complete the optional prompts to get more points for your cabin!

I’m hoping to complete ALL of these prompts so I have a few book options for each prompt!

Also, this is based on the Percy Jackson books which is the only reason I joined.

I’m going to be in Team Aphrodite just because I like the prompts the best (otherwise, believe me, I would NOT be in this cabin XD).

Also, I’m trying to get in a lot of Pride reads too since this readathon goes through June so lots of these will be aimed at that ๐Ÿ™‚

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1. Aphrodite is often invested in the love lives of mortals. Read a romance to curb her curiosity.

For this, there are SO many contemporaries out there! But I think I’m going to go with one of these two:

  • Not Your Sidekick” by C.B. Lee: Asian, sapphic, I’m excited!
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue” by Mackenzi Lee:ย gay (!!) and definitely has romance!

2. Read a book with a cover you think is beautiful.

The Poet Xย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย We Unleash the Merciless Storm (We Set the Dark on Fire, #2)ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  Felix Ever After

Once again, there are lots of beautiful covers floating out there, but I’m trying to narrow it down to books I want to read anyway.

  • “The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo:ย not pride, but I loved her other book and apparently the audiobook is amazing so!!
  • “We Unleash The Merciless Storm” by Tehlor Kay Mejia:ย sapphic, diverse, and awesome cover that I’m obsessed with! The first book was *chef’s kiss*.
  • “Felix Ever After” by Kacen Callender:ย I read Faith’s review and was immediately intrigued by this book!! Definitely queer rep, and queer POC rep at that.

3. Read a book with a strong, independent, female main character.

Far from the Treeย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  Slay

Once again, lots of books have these so I’m trying to stick to books I predict I’ll love.

  • “Slay” by Brittney Morris: this excites me SO much and I definitely think the MC will be a strong female character! (hint: GAMING) however, it’s not a pride read so let’s see if I get to it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
  • “Far From The Tree” by Emma Mills:ย so I’ve heard amazing things about this book and I need to read it. It also has lesbian rep so!

4. Aphrodite speaks fondly of her daughter Juliet and her short-lived romance with Romeo. Read a classic novel in remembrance of them.

Okay so for this one I already chose my book and it’s NOT pride (sad, yeah, but there aren’t that many pride classics,,,,)

  • “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee:ย the classic to beat all classics, and I’m very eager to see if I’ll like it or if my woke self will find it problematic.

5. As his lover, Aphrodite spends a lot of time with Ares. Complete a prompt that honours him.

If We Were Villains

For this one, the first book is for the morally greyย prompt and the second one is for the books with red coversย prompt.

  • “If We Were Villains” by C.B. Lee:ย okay there are a lot of Lee authors here on my list! But I’ve heard great things about this book and boy am I interested! ALSO THEATRE GAYS.
  • actually just kidding !! I was gonna putย The Astonishing Color of Afterย but I want to read pride books and as much as I wanna read this I’ll have to wait *sob*

OPTIONAL. A book shorter than 200 pages (archery).

Girl, Stolen (Girl, Stolen #1)ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย Pumpkinheads

So. It’s immensely hard to find books under 200 pages and I did not know that. However, I will offer you this:

  • “Girl, Stolen” by April Henry: so techNICALLy it’s over 200 pages but I kind of don’t care stop bullying me ๐Ÿ˜ญ (April Henry is an author I’ve read before and I like her books! So! Maybe)
  • “Pumpkinheads” by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks:ย IT’S NOT PRIDE BUT I NEED TO READ THIS BOOK. Both of these authors are amazing and also it’sย exactly 200 pages I’ve lucked out.

OPTIONAL. A book with a blue cover. (canoeing)

  • “They Both Die At The End” by Adam Silvera:ย gay. sad. all the feels. hopefully.

OPTIONAL. A book published within the last 5 years.

Heartstopper: Volume One (Heartstopper, #1)

Basically any book I want to read could work? So for this one, I think I’m gonna go simple…

  • “Heartstopper” by Alice Oseman”: amazing author, everyone loves it, GAY, what could go wrong?! (also I really want to read this)

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So that’s that and I’m very excited! By the time you’re reading this I probably would have started on one of the books ๐Ÿ˜‰

ALSO, MY BIRTHDAY’S IN LIKE A FEW DAYS AND Y’ALL I’M EXCITED. Can you guess how old I will be turning?

Which of these books have you read? Which are you most anticipating? Are you going to join this readathon?

xoxoadiforadi1

27 thoughts on “Olympic Games Readathon TBR!

  1. Ooooh this is so exciting. I really like the books you chose for all the prompts, especially for picking a book with a cover you think is beautiful. I picked Team Hephaestus so it looks I’m reading a lot of science fiction and fantasy this month. Happy reading!

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  2. I just got an e-book of We Set the Dark on Fire from my library and I’m so excited for it! Also, screaming @ your mention of Felix Ever After, and thank you so much for linking my review, I hope you love it!! I hope you get to enjoy Slay if you get to it! I’ve been meaning to read it for a while. Also Heartstopper is really cute and heartwarming (but there a couple of homophobic scenes, that are of course challenged)!! I read the first two editions in January on Tapas and they’re so binge-able. And happy birthday ๐ŸŽ‚ ๐Ÿฅฐ (I assume you’re turning 17??)

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    1. I really loved that book, I hope you do too! ๐Ÿฅณ um of course!! I’m so happy that you recommended it to me!! It was awesome ๐Ÿฅบ Yeah, I’m actually on track to finish the readathon with some time left over lol so let’s see if I can finish Slay and some other books too!
      Ooh, yeah- Heartstopper is next on my list! I’m glad it’s challenged ๐Ÿ˜„
      I’m actually… fourteen *hides* yes I’m sort of a young book blogger ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  3. ahh… this readathon sounds amazing !! I did a few quizzes for my godly parent and I’ve got Hermes and Athena so far haha !! But also look at all these amazing sounding books !! The romance in Not Your Sidekick was so fun !! And I’ve also heard so many great things about the audiobook for Poet X too, I think Elizabeth does Slam Poetry so I bet it is great !!
    I am hoping to read We Set The Dark On Fire this month so I hope you enjoy the sequel just as much as the you did the first one !!
    Yessss If We Were Villains is high on my TBR so I hope you love it !! Happy reading !! You’ve got this !! And ahh.. Happy Birthday Aditi for in a few days, you deserve the best day ever and all good things !! ๐Ÿ’ž ๐ŸŽ‚ ๐Ÿ’ž

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    1. It’s my first readathon and I’m already having so much fun! Ooh that’s interesting- honestly I feel like I would be a daughter of Iris for some reason?? I have noo idea ๐Ÿ˜… but Apollo works too!! And Zeus actually makes a lot of sense although no one likes Zeus ๐Ÿ˜‚
      Yes, I heard that it’s really good so hopefully I get to read it some time soon! Ooh yes- let me know what you think of WSTDOF!
      Awww thank you! I had a nice bday ๐Ÿ˜Š

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        1. I’ve finished We Set The Dark On Fire!! The plot and the romance was ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ and the themes were so important !! It was slightly predictable but a solid read !! I’m so glad I finally read it !! ๐Ÿ’™

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  4. Firstly Happy Birthday for whenever it is this week. I hope that you have a wonderful day. I do love the look of this readathon. Good luck with it, it looks like so much fun and is such an awesome idea. You have lots of great options for what to read too, I hope you end up loving all of the books that you get read. There are quite a few here that I’ve heard fantastic things about

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  5. Readathons are the best!! I did the Magical Readathon (loosely based on HP, before the tea went down with J.K) and I loved it so much!! It was so fun to follow the prompts and Iโ€™m super looking forward to my N.E.W.T.โ€™s in August which *fingers crossed* will still commence! This sounds really good, best of luck and I hope you manage to read all of the books you want to!! Also in classics why are there no diverse characters?! Like itโ€™s seriously wrong and honestly puts me off reading them because everyone is literally white ๐Ÿ˜‚ And itโ€™s so sexist that I end up raging. Like Pride & Prejudice, if those women donโ€™t want to get married then leave them the hell alone, they donโ€™t need men in their lives to cause more problems!! Okay rant over, lovely post Aditi ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. I totally agree! Honestly I think I’m going to do the Magical Readathon (oh, screw JKR- she’s not even part of the fandom anymore ๐Ÿ˜‚). I think the NEWTs will still be there since it’s all online- it’s not like it will be impacted very much by corona loll.
      YES! I mean it probably has something to do with that while these classics were written, segregation was still prevalent and the authors were all straight cis white men who thought Black people and women were inferior sooo ๐Ÿ‘€ YEAH I PHYSICALLY CANNOT BRING MYSELF TO READ BOOKS WITH ONLY WHITE STRAIGHT CHARACTERS. (esPECially if they’re sexist)
      exxaccctttlyyyyy *groans*
      aww thank you haha

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      1. Yes go for it!! Haha exactly ๐Ÿ˜‚ Yes I think they still are, best of luck with it! You can totally do this! ๐Ÿ’• Let me know what you pick to study (unless you do a post about it of course ๐Ÿ˜Œ) Ah yes true that!! It just totally puts me off classics because they are so un-diverse (lmao did I just make a word up?!) HAHA TELL ME ABOUT IT!! We need the diversity in books ๐Ÿ˜‚ Omg I literally put books down like as soon as it gets sexist, like uhm hello equality!!

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        1. thank you!! haha i’ll think about it and definitely make a post ;)) YESS WE STAN AMBER MAKING UP WORDS!! i haaate books that are literally a cast of 15 straight white guys ๐Ÿ˜ฃ like b-o-r-i-n-g lmao.
          ALSO I’M SO SORRY THAT I FORGOT TO REPSOND TO COMMENTSSSSSSS

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  6. oh yes far from the tree is fantastic! idk I really like books about adoption and stuff so like ughhhhhh idk? i reallreallyreally liked it

    also side note I would definitely be a child of apollo idk why just think I would? what would your gOdLy parent be I’m curious xD

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  7. ahh i’m so happy that you’re joining your first readathon!! i’ve never participated in one lmao, but hopefully i will soon ๐Ÿ˜… and ooh what’s your godly parent?

    The Poet X, WUTMS and Felix Ever After have SUCH amazing covers i’m obsessed!! i’m currently reading WUTMS and it’s pretty good so far, i really want to read The Poet X and Felix Ever After as well ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ and omg Far From The Tree has been on my tbr for so long, i neeeeed to read it! lol i’ve been wanting to read Heartstopper for a while too, i just finished my first Alice Oseman book (Radio Silence) and it was AMAZING.

    you’re going to do so great with this readathon, i hope you enjoy all of these books! ๐Ÿ’– also HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!!!! i hope you had a beautiful bday, Adi!!! sending lots of love โคโค

    (i’m so sorry that i’m getting to your posts now!! it’s been a crazy few weeks and i just sort of neglected blog hopping until now ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ)

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    1. Ooh you should definitely check it out! โค Honestly I'm not exactly sure haha but if I had to say, I would say either Apollo, Iris, or Zeus (although Zeus is a total piece of —-). What about you?

      I'm obsessed with them too! Ooh I'm glad you like it! Is it as good as the first book? Felix Ever After is SUPER GOOD and I;m positive that The Poet X will be, too ๐Ÿ˜‰

      AHH THANK YOU SO MUCH! โค I had a pretty nice day!

      (aww no problem- I haven't checked my notifs in over two weeks anyways,,,,)

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  8. Ahh happy belated birthday, I hope you had a great one! โค
    Best of luck for this readathon, so many great books on your TBR! I love love love We Unleash The Merciless Storm, such an excellent sequel and Carmen has all of my heart. and Far From the Tree made me cry, such a stunning read โค

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    1. Thank you so much! โค
      I totally agree- I've loved all the books that I've read so far. Ooh I'm anticipating all the CarmenxDani sodjfoisd ๐Ÿฅฐ
      Far From The Tree was STUNNING and it stole my heart ๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. Wow…it is such an interesting idea..I am definitely going to this infact I just published the readathon post on my blog…I am daughter of Athena and this my first readathon and I am so excited… happy belated birthday…. when did you start blogging….and it is great to know there is a young blogger just like me…I just turned 12 in june

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    1. Thank you! I’ll go check out your post rn ๐Ÿ™‚ ooh that’s awesome- daughters of Athena are super cool! โค I started blogging in October 2018.
      Oh, yay! Happy late bday!

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      1. Wow that is great… you have been blogging for two yrs…I just started a month ago and hope to continue..yes I love being daughter of Athena…but I would like Apollo too๐Ÿ˜€

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