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The #ReadThemAllThon is an awesome new Read-A-Thon created Aentee @ Read At Midnight (who also made these amazing graphics). It is a three week long challenge taking place from Sunday, August 14th to Sunday, September 4th. It is based off of the gyms in the Kanto region’s Indigo League (which makes me so nostalgic). There are 8 challenges that correspond with the 8 gyms and you read 8 different books for each of the 8 challenges. If you want to check out the announcement post, you can find it here.
So I’ve decided, after careful consideration, that as much as I absolutely adore Eevee, I wanted a Pokemon with three evolutions so I chose the incredibly adorable Dratini which will eventually evolve into the fantastical Dragonite. So me and this little guy are starting with 10CP. (Thanks to Aentee for my trainer card! I love it so much!)
After much consideration, his name is Chrom, after my beloved from Fire Emblem Awakening. Sorry Inigo, but we’ll always have Fates.
Challenge/Gym TBR List
For Pewter City’s Boulder Badge, I think I’ll read Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke, which has been on my TBR list for as long as I can remember. I’ve read a tiny bit of it but it was so long ago that I barely remember it, but I have wanted to start this series for a really long time. Now is the perfect time because Strange the Dreamer isn’t coming out until next year, this one will have to tide me over until then.
418 pages, potential +41CP
For Cerulean City’s Cascade Badge, we’re (maybe) turning on the waterworks with Paula Stokes’ Girl Against the Universe, which is already making me cry because of the condition that Amazon delivered it to me in. When that gets all fixed and settled and I get it (hopefully by this Tuesday), I will be reading this story of a “bad luck” girl and her love story with a cute guy, which doesn’t seem all that sad, but it also looks at therapy and struggling with family relationships and whenever a book deals with mental illness I have a tendency to burst into tears at some point.
400 pages, potential +40CP
Okay, so for Vermillion City’s Thunder Badge, I’ve chosen to read Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses, which is, in my opinion, one of the most hyped up books I’ve seen in awhile. It’s kind of everywhere and I have never seen a more hyped up book with a more…enthusiastic fanbase. Whether this is good or bad is a matter that I’ll figure out after I read this book. It sounds interesting and I hope that I actually like it but I’m also kind of weary because of the hype but I’ll give it a try because I won it from a Goodreads giveaway and it’s just kind of sitting on my shelf.
416 pages, potential +41CP
For Celadon City’s Rainbow Badge, I chose Libba Bray’s The Diviners, a book that takes place during The Roaring 20s and while the main character is white, there is a POV character who is African-American and issues of being a young black man in the 1920s are brought up. While I am not sure how well this is treated since the book is not written by a POC, my grandmother enjoyed it when she read it and since I never got the chance to, I’m going to give it a go for this challenge.
578 pages, potential +57CP
The book I chose Fuschia City’s Soul Badge is an old favorite of mine and that is Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus which I haven’t read in almost six years. I definitely believe the love story between Celia and Marco is one of the most epic in literature and this gives me an excuse to re-read a book that I haven’t read in a really long time and relive the happiness and sensations that this book brought to me the very first time I read it.
400 pages, potential +40CP
Okay, so I changed my mind. My original choice for Saffron City’s Marsh Badge was A Book of Spirits and Thieves but I keep hearing good things about this one and I feel like I have to read it, you guys. I love the mythology, the adventure and pirates. Besides, I hear it’s a diverse book and the love interest is pretty much the best, so I’m excited to read this one before the sequel comes out and I have it sitting at home in hardcover, so I’ve opted to read Heidi Heilig’s The Girl From Everywhere in order to win my Marsh Badge!
464 pages, potential +46CP
Okay, so I really hope this technically counts as red because for my Cinnabar Island Flame Badge, I plan on reading The Wrath and the Dawn, which is a retelling of 1001 Nights (or the framing story that is used in 1001 Nights, more appropriately). If I’m being completely honest, I already had this book on my Kindle. Unfortunately, I wanted the hardcover version because it’s gorgeous and so I bought that as well. I have never read either even though the story of Shahrzad is actually one of my absolute favorites. I feel like I am going to completely (and metaphorically) devour this book and hopefully get started on the next one.
388 pages, potential +38CP
Okay, so I have switched this book so many times because apparently I don’t read a lot of dystopian novels, possibly because I find it to be too cliche. I’ve heard good things about the world-building in this one and even though it’s kind of slow, apparently, I’ve heard that it’s worth it and it sounds super fascinating to me, so for this last one, after a lot of ado and frustration because apparently Cinder doesn’t count (which means, I have no clue when I’m gonna be able to read that book), I have chosen for my Earth Badge to read Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season.
480 pages, potential +48CP
Potential points if I finish all of the books for this challenge = 491 + 100 points if Dratini evolves into Dragonair (50CP) and then into Dragonite (50CP) = 611CP
Potential points if I finish all of the books and write reviews for them = 671 + 100 points if Dratini evolves into Dragonair (50CP) and then into Dragonite (50CP) = 771CP