Tuesday, August 1, 2017

#TheReadingQuest Sign-Up Post

All graphics were created by Aentee at Read at Midnight, and character art is courtesy of CW from Read, Think, Ponder. I do not claim ownership of any graphics used and use them on my blog and/or social media only with the intent of sharing and spreading the word about this challenge

Hello my lovelies! A few days ago I saw this wonderful event being mentioned by a lot of book bloggers and as I found out more details I decided to sign up as soon as the Sign-up post was published. Which was during the weekend. 

Now I know what you're thinking. Do I really have time for yet another reading challenge? I have to make the time, because this particular challenge sounds fantastic! 

So, here are a few details. The Reading Quest is hosted by Aentee from Read At Midnight and I am stupidly excited to start reading for this challenge. 

You basically can choose between 4 types of challenges, or 4 classes of characters for those of us in love with video games. Since I've felt the need to read some less known books and authors, so I'm going to choose to start with the path of the Rogue.

ROGUE: These adventurers have absolute mastery over stealth and speed, and they slip in and out of the quest through the Fifth Across path. They celebrate underappreciated books and half-forgotten stories.

Once you choose your path, you have to complete the BINGO board, or Quest Board:

Here are the books I've chosen to read:

  • A book with a one word title: Embers by Karen Ann Hopkins (also for Mage)
  • A book published by a small press: Air Awakens by Elise Kova
  • A book with < 500 ratings on Goodreads: Suspended by Sarah Noffke
  • A book with a partially obscured face: The Square Root Of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
  • A banned book: The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by Frank Baum (also for Bard)
Because I have two other reading challenges going on, the Beat The Backlist and ARC August, and because I love playing a video game with each character class available, I've decided to also check and see if any of the books I have planned for those challenges fit with this one, and so I picked out the books for the rest of the character classes as well.

  • The first book of a series: Roar by Cora Carmak (Mage and Knight)
  • A book with a verb in its title: Dream Me by Kathryn Berla (Knight)
  • A book with a weapon on its cover: Skullsworn by Brian Staveley (Knight)
  • A book with a red cover: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence (Knight)
  • A book that has a TV/movie adaption: The Martian by Andy Weir (Knight and Mage)
  • A book set in a different world:The Children Of Hurin by J.R.R.Tolkien (Mage)
  • A book based on mythology: Marked by Elizabeth Naughton (Mage)
  • A book that contains magic: The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan (Mage)
  • A book translated from another language: The Legend of Sigurd and GudrĂșn by J.R.R. Tolien(Bard)
  • A book cover with a striking typography: Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh
  • A fairy tale re-telling: The Step-Spinsters by Madina Papadopoulos (Bard)
As for the side quests, I came up with this:
  • POTIONS: A book concocted by 2+ authors: Once Upon a Zombie by Billy Phillips and Jenny Nissenson
  • MULTIPLAYER: Buddy read a book: Hopefully The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • GRIND. A book with 500+ pages: Unfinished Tales y J.R.R. Tolkien
  • TIME WARP. A book set in either the past or the future: Artemis by Andy Weir
  • OPEN WORLD. Read whatever you want: Spellbinder by Thea Harrison
  • RESPAWN. Read a book you previously DNF: Rock Me Two Times by Dawn Ryder
  • EXPANSION. Read a companion novel or a short story: Urban Enemies by Jim Butcher; Kevin Hearne; Seanan McGuire; Kelley Armstrong; Jonathan Maberry; Jeff Somers
  • MINI-GAME. Read a graphic novel, novella, or poem collection: Overwatch by Robert Brooks
  • ANIMAL COMPANION. Book referencing an animal in the title: The Language of Sparrows by Rachel Phifer
*phew* Finally managed to compile my TBR list for this challenge. Most of these books are also on the ARC August and Beat The Backlist TBR piles, so it shouldn't be a problem. Now let's hope I manage to read them. 

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