Final Biannual Bibliothon TBR

Hey everyone! Today I’m bringing you my TBR for the last Biannual Bibliothon ever. I’m pretty sad it’s over, especially considering that the first readathon I ever participated in was the Biannual Bibliothon last summer, and then I wasn’t able to participate in the winter edition this past year.

I’m also pretty bummed about the fact that they’re not doing blog challenges this time around, because, well, I’m just a blogger; I have a bookish Twitter, but I don’t have a BookTube channel or a Bookstagram, nor am I particularly interested in starting either, and readathons with blog challenges are pretty hard to come by. (I don’t think I’ve heard of any other than BiBib, for that matter—if you know of any, let me know down in the comments, because I’d love to participate in them!) I loved doing the daily blogging challenges last summer. But oh well, I’m still excited to participate in this Final Biannual Bibliothon! Let’s get into my TBR, shall we?

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Challenges this book satisfies: Read the Group Book, Read a Predicted 5-Star

Out of all of the books on my TBR for this readathon, I think this is the one I’m most excited for. In case you didn’t know, I love the Illuminae Files by this same author duo, so when I discovered they were coming out with another sci-fi series, I instantly knew I was going to read it. And I figure that since it’s the group book for this readathon anyway, I might as well do that now.

I don’t really know much more about the book than what I just said. I haven’t even read the synopsis or anything. So we’ll see how this goes.

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Challenges this book satisfies: Read an Adult Book, Read a Book Based on Its Cover

Apparently I am doing a 10th optional challenge for this readathon: read books written by more than one author.

Also, I kind of messed up with this book. You might remember that I put it on my TBR for the Buzzword Readathon last month, since I had preordered it on my phone and I thought it was supposed to be released on June 16th, which was right in the middle of that readathon. I must’ve read the date wrong on Goodreads, because when it didn’t appear on my phone on the 16th, I checked it again, and it turns out that this book is actually supposed to release on July 16th, not June (I triple checked, so I’m sure I read it right this time). July 16th happens to fall 3 days before the Biannual Bibliothon ends, so here this book is again, on another readathon TBR.

(You also might have noticed that I never put up a reading recap for the Buzzword Readathon—and that’s because I literally only completed one book, and I did such a horrible overall job on that readathon that I felt like there was no point in doing an update.)

Anyway, I’m still really excited to read this book. I’m not 100% sure whether it actually counts for either of the two challenges I’m using it for, since I didn’t actually decide to get this book solely because of the cover (though the cover is beautiful, in my opinion), and I’m only about 80% sure it’s an adult book, but whatever. I’m counting it for them both anyway.

Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy created by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Shannon Watters, illustrated by Brooke Allen

Challenges this book satisfies: Read a Graphic Novel

Oh, look, it’s another book by multiple authors.

For a while, I had no idea what I was going to read for the graphic novel challenge. I have graphic novels on my shelves, but not many, and I’ve already read all the ones I do have. So I went and raided my local library’s (very minimal) graphic novel collection, and since I’d heard of this book before, I decided to grab it. I think it’s about some girls at a summer camp, but that’s really all I know.

Every Day by David Levithan

Challenges this book satisfies: Free Choice, Read a Book You Were Excited For But Never Picked Up

I’ve had this book on my TBR for a while, and although I’m still legitimately interested in it, I’ve just never bothered to read it. That happens with a lot of my books, actually—which I’m sure is a sentiment you all can understand.

This book is about a boy who, every day of his life, wakes up in someone else’s body, and he lives the life of that person for the day. Then the next morning, he’s living a new person’s life, and on and on. It sounds super interesting, and I just need to read it already. Hopefully this readathon will encourage me to do that.

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Challenges this book satisfies: Read a Book from an Author You’ve Never Read Before, Read One of the Hosts’ 5-Star Reads

I was so happy that this book was on the list of 5-star reads from the Bibliothon hosts. All of the other options were books that I either don’t own or have already read. If this book hadn’t been one of the options, I guess I would’ve just tried to find one of the others from the library. I don’t have the kind of money where I can just be going out and buying a book I’m not sure I’m actually interested in just to meet a reading challenge.

This book has been on my shelves for a while. I’ve actually put it on quite a few monthly and readathon TBRs in the past, none of which were successful at getting me to actually read the book. But apparently I haven’t learned my lesson because now I’m putting it on this TBR, too. We’ll see how this goes.


Okay, that’s all of the books I’m planning on reading for the Biannual Biblothon this week! Are you participating? If you are, what books are you reading? Let me know down in the comments!

-Ariel

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