GUYS. GUYS!!!! IT’S A READATHON THAT HAS CHALLENGES BASED ON POKEMON GYMS!! I have never signed up to something so fast in my entire life.
“Wait. Lauren, haven’t you SPECTACULARLY failed in EVERY Read-A-Thon you’ve attempted?”
Why yes, yes I have. However, that doesn’t stop me because I put zero pressure on myself and I honestly don’t care how little I read. That way readathons stay fun and motivating like they’re supposed to be.
The Pokemon Indigo League #ReadThemAllThon was created by Aentee @ Read at Midnight. It’s running for 3 weeks from 14th August-4th September. You can sign up from any time now to the end of the readathon. There’s 8 challenges and for those of you who are extra competitive Aentee has created a point system involving Pokemon. You choose a Pokemon and gain CP, by how many pages you read and by posting on social media, to evolve it. Aentee’s explains it so much better than I ever could so be sure to check out the sign up post where you will find all the challenges/rules/FAQs. There’s also an amazing spreadsheet here created by Windie @ Geek Apprentice which will help you track your progress!
For this post I’m also going to be using the amazing challenge banners that Aentee has created.
Considering I’m a paranormal investigator choosing Gastly seemed really fitting. I love so many of the original Pokemon though it was really hard to choose!
Of course like always these books are subject to change because I don’t know how to TBR. I want to try and get Nevernight soon too so I’ll probably replace something with that!!
This is also up later than I was hoping because of my ankle issues + my psych appointment + the slump I’ve been in. Better late than never is my life motto 😂.
Covers = Goodreads
This is a retelling of the Snow Queen (not to be confused with Snow White) where she’s in an institute and can’t remember anything about her other life. I’m currently reading this and…. I’m not really a fan. I’m crossing my fingers that it gets better because I really wanted to love it. There’s instalove and I can never get on board with that.
Potential CP: 38
I feel like this challenge is a free choice for me because WHAT DOESN’T MAKE ME CRY? I love all these characters so much and I have been putting off finishing this for the longest time because I don’t want it to end. So chances are once I’m done there will be tears and lots of them.
Potential CP: 50
I could have (and probably should have) put The Book Thief, Throne of Glass or A Court of Mist and Fury here, but I’m still super intimidated by all of those books (all for completely different reasons 😅) so this is me lowkey putting them off. I’ve been dying to read this for so long though because well it’s V.E. Schwab and the hero/villain dynamic is one of my favourite things EVER.
Potential CP: 36
I’ve been in a mini reading slump for a couple of months now and then I read The Merciless II and Last Seen Leaving and it pulled me right out of it. I am on a horror/thriller kick right now so I want to keep going with that because those books do what romance-contemporaries do for most people. This is about a group of friends having a party in the woods. One of the friends is lying and apparently someone isn’t going to live to find out who it is. Two of the main characters are gay so I’m hoping it’s good representation.
Potential CP: 27
I don’t do romance. I mean, I don’t mind if there’s a bit but I can’t deal when it’s the main plot. Being aromantic it’s just not something I can really connect to. Anyway, choosing Saga might be cheating but the main characters are married and are literally running for their lives across the universe so they can be together. That’s pretty epic, right? It’s a comic too so I’ll be able to read it quickly and there’s a ton of sci-fi elements so it’s not solely romance.
Potential CP: 16
I’ve been wanting to read this for a while now so I decided a readathon would be good motivation! It’s a historical about a family moving to an isolated cabin. They arrive to discover the inside covered in blood. There’s weird and evil stuff happening which are my two favourite things.
Potential CP: 23
There’s red ON the cover. That counts, right? Okay. Cool. I’ve been dying to read this for so long and I have NO IDEA why I haven’t because it sounds like it’ll be exactly my type of book. It’s about a guy who’s little sister is a psychopath. I’m obsessed with the psychology behind evil kids so I’m beyond excited to read this. Justine is also an Australian author so!! Yay!!
Potential CP: 39
This is another book that’s been on my TBR forever. The world was hit with a deadly illness and most people who were infected died. The children who survived were left with strange markings and possible abilities. There’s two groups that are trying to find all the kids with powers – or The Young Elites – and it just sounds really interesting. I love dystopians and I love people with powers. I’m hoping I love this!
Potential CP: 35