The fifth round of Contemporary-A-Thon is starting soon, and I’m going to try and participate in this readathon for the first time! I know I’m super busy with school and work, but I’m going to try to read as much as I can. It looks like there are a ridiculous number of books on my TBR (which there are), but I’m not planning on reading all of them, I just like to give myself options.
This round of Contemporary-A-Thon takes place from midnight on September 23 to 11:59 on September 29. This is a weeklong readathon with seven challenges to potential complete:
- A 2019 release
- A book with yellow on the cover
- A diverse contemporary
- A book with an illustrated cover
- A dark or hard hitting contemporary
- A book with a plant on the cover
- A book beloved by someone in the community (+shoutout)
Love on Lexington Avenue – This sequel will fit the challenge for a 2019 release. I’m hoping to get to this one during the readathon because I have an eARC and the audiobook for it. I’m currently in the middle of the first book of the series, and I’m enjoying it so far.
The Best Thing – I’m honestly so surprised I still have a Mariana Zapata book unread on my shelf. MZ is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors, and I’m eager to read her most recent release. This book can also complete the challenge of reading a 2019 release.
The Lager Queen of Minnesota – I downloaded an eARC of this from Edelweiss a month or so ago and still haven’t read it… This book can complete the challenge of reading a book with yellow on the cover. This sounds like such a summer book, that I’d really like to read it while it’s hot outside.
Blitzed – I’m so excited that I received an eARC of this, and want to get to it ASAP even though it doesn’t come out until December. This book can fit the challenge of reading a diverse contemporary.
Soft on Soft – I recently bought this novella when it was on sale a few weeks ago. I’ve heard so many great things about it, and am crossing my fingers that I pick it up during the readathon. This book also fits the challenge of reading a diverse contemporary.
Hot Dog Girl – I was recently gifted this book, and am so excited to read it, because look at that cover! It’s so cute! This book will fit the challenge of read a book with an illustrated cover.
The Book of Unknown Americans – It’s Latinx Heritage Month and I’m trying to read more Latinx books this month. I bought this book a couple months ago and am eager to pick it up. This book can fit the challenge of read a dark/hard hitting contemporary.
The Ones Who Got Away – This is another book that can fit the challenge of reading a dark/hard hitting contemporary. I don’t know much about this except that there are a lot of good reviews, and it’s about surviving a school shooting (I think).
Always Never Yours – Another book that I’ve heard great things about. I picked this one up from the bookstore when I was feeling in the mood to read YA contemporary. This book fits the challenge of read a book with a plant on the cover.
The Hating Game – One of my favorite books of all time, and a book I’ve read more than eight times. I’m hoping to read The Hating Game for the challenge of read a book beloved in the book community. I’ve seen so many people rave about this book, but the first person that ever brought it to my attention was BookBaristas on Instagram.