Aentee of Read At Midnight is hosting an absolutely awesome Pokemon inspired readathon, and there’s absolutely no way I could resist joining in! The aim is to read 8 books in 3 weeks (between 14th August & 4th September), to get all the gym badges, and we also get to pick a Pokemon and level them up with our reading, which is super awesome!
My trainer card:
Squirtle is an absolute favourite of mine, and I knew I wanted a Pokemon with 3-stage evolution, so it was an easy choice!
My TBR list:
Pewter Gym: The Lost Hero
I finally got around to finishing Percy Jackson & The Olympians this year, but I’m hoping to work my way through (at least a good chunk of) Heroes of Olympus by the end of the year as well, so I’d better get started…
Page count: 551
Potential CP: 55
Cerulean Gym: Queen of Shadows
Maas always has the ability to put me through an emotional rollercoaster, so I figure this has a good shot of potentially making me cry. I’m re-reading ready for Empire of Storms and I can definitely remember a few heart-wrenching moments from my first read through!
Page count: 648
Potential CP: 64
Vermillion Gym: The Final Empire
The amount of great things I’ve heard about this series is just phenomenal, but I’ve yet to actually get started (though I read and loved The Reckoners series). This readathon will be the time!
Page count: 647
Potential CP: 64
Celadon Gym: As I Descended
Well, this just sounds awesome to be honest – a modern day lesbian retelling of Macbeth?! Enough said, I think!
Page count: 384
Potential CP: 38
Fuschia Gym: Shadow & Bone
So I struggled a bit with this one since a) I’m in a definite fantasy mood at the moment and b) how can you tell if there’s an epic romance until you’ve read it?! But, I’ve picked Shadow and Bone because a friend constantly talks about how she loves the series’ romance, and it’s been shelved on goodreads as romance 300 or so times, so I figure it must have a good romance in!
Page Count: 308
Potential CP: 30
Saffron Gym: Three Dark Crowns
This just sounds really cool and I have to admit I love the different cover options (currently torn between the snake and the fire, so indecisive!)
Page count: 416
Potential CP: 41
Cinnabar Gym: What’s a Girl Gotta do?
I’ve never actually read any of Holly Bourne’s books, but I picked this one up on impulse the other day and I’m really excited to start it, since I’ve heard such amazing things!
Page count: 432
Potential CP: 43
Viridian Gym: Morning Star
My other half finally started reading Red Rising while on holiday this year and discussing it just made me miss the awesomeness, so I’ve been re-reading the series (and still absolutely adoring it).
Page count: 544
Potential CP: 54
This is a pretty ridiculously ambitious reading list for me, but I’m going to give it a shot! I definitely don’t expect I’ll finish all 8 books, but I’m going to have fun reading as much as I can.
Potential CP if I read all of the books: 389
+ 8x gym badge completion: 160