Series Crackdown 9.0 TBR

Hey everyone! Today, I’m coming to you with a readathon TBR! The readathon is actually starting on the day you’re reading this, so as usual, I decided to participate at the last minute.

This is a ten-day readathon that starts today and goes until Sunday of next week. If you want all the specific information, you can go read this post by the creator of the readathon, Mel from The Book Moo.

I didn’t participate in the last round of this readathon back in October because the focus was on scary books and I’m not into that kind of thing, but I’m back and raring to go with this round. Let’s get into my TBR, shall we?

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Team Quartets Team Read

Challenges I’m using it for: First Book in a Series; Read with a Warm Drink

They’ve added teams since the last time I did this readathon, which are Duologies, Trilogies, Quartets, and Beasts. Each has a different team read, which are, respectively, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan, Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman, and Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon.

I chose to join Team Quartets kind of by default. All the other options, I have either already read, don’t want to read, or don’t think I could realistically complete along with everything else on my TBR (I’m looking at you, Priory). Plus, Noughts & Crosses is available at my local library, so I already went ahead and picked it up yesterday. I’ve heard of this book before, but until I looked up the synopsis on Goodreads ten minutes ago, I had no idea what it was about. Now that I have an idea, though, I’m interested.

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman or Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

Challenges I’m using it for: Sequel; Gathering Dust on my Shelf; 5-Star Author

This is kind of cheating, but I wanted to hedge my bets. Thunderhead is rather long, around 500 pages, whereas Sightwitch is literally half that. I also want to read Sightwitch more than I want to read Thunderhead.

But Thunderhead is a book that I actually own, which has been sitting on my shelf gathering dust since I bought it a year and a half ago. I only started reading the Truthwitch series last year, and I only finished Windwitch (the book that goes before Sightwitch) a few months ago. I know that I really should read Thunderhead, but going back to the problem I was having with Priory, I know that if I put a lot of really long books on this TBR, I probably won’t be able to actually read them all.

So I have Sightwitch as a back-up in case things are looking dicey (or I will have Sightwitch as a back-up, as soon as I can get to the library to pick it up).

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

Challenges I’m Using it for: Includes a map; Fantasy; Recommended by a Friend

The “recommended by a friend” bit is a bit of a stretch, because no one has personally recommended this book to me. However, I did buy this book because of all the times I’d seen it recommended on BookTube and on the bookish internet in general, which I think is close enough to having it be recommended by a friend.

Though I do have a second option, if I can figure out a way to get my hands on it, whose author was recommended to me by someone I know in real life. I don’t know if that one has a map in it though because, like I mentioned, I don’t own the book. So we’ll see if that works out.

Those are all the books I’m hoping to read for this round’s Series Crackdown! Let me know down in the comments if you’re participating. What team are you on? What books are you planning on reading?

Or if you’re not participating, just let me know what your current read is. Thanks for stopping by, everyone. I’ll see you next time!


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