I’ve just been made aware of the upcoming Reading Rainbow Readathon which is happening throughout next week and of course because I feel like I’ve missed out (and/or failed) every read-a-thon so far this year, I’ve decided to participate. Despite the fact I’m at work more in the upcoming week and Monday/Tuesday will basically be written off due to a conference on Monday and then panicking about my subsequent feedback meeting on Tuesday. So I clearly need an outlet in which to procrastinate and really put those poor time management skills to good use – and what better than a readathon?
So, for anyone unaware, a few booktubers – including gingerreadslainey whose video alerted me to this event – have created this readathon which does exactly what it says on the tin: read the colours of the rainbow. So you have to read books whose spines include the colours red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. The slight trick, which appeals to the more realist side of me, is that you can double-up the colours so one book/spine can include 2 of the rainbow if you so wish. I do so wish, so here is my TBR for the next week:
Red + Orange – The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Yellow – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Green + Blue – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Purple – The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente
Anyone reading this joining in? What do your stacks look like? Any recommendations on where to start with mine?