I am excited to announce that I am going to participate in the Reading Quest read-a-thon! I just heard about this cool event a few days ago and knew that I had to join!
The Reading Quest is hosted by Read at Midnight and it has a unique way of helping you take a good chunk out of your tbr pile. You choose one of the four different character classes and then read the books that fit the themes on the game board that are associated with your character!
The Four different classes are:
The board also displays interesting side quest themes you can choose from and if you really want a challenge you can try and read all the book themes on the board! Read at Midnight and Read, Think, Ponder did an amazing job creating this challenge and all of the beautiful artwork and I am excited to embark on this journey. If you are curious about this challenge, click the picture of the game board below and it will take you to the challenge’s page!
The Class I chose was Mage! I also decided to find all of the books for my challenge at the local library!
Let’s dive in and see what I will be reading during this read-a-thon! If you are interested in learning about any of the books just click the cover and it will take you to their pages on Goodreads!
The first piece on the mage’s path is: A Book With a One Word Title
I chose Epic by Conor Kostick! I haven’t read this book since high school so it will be interesting to pick it up again for this challenge! The book follows a young man as he tries to earn money and justice for his family by competing in the virtual reality that has dictated the social life of New Earth. The only catch is if you lose in the game you will lose everything you have earned in reality as well.
The next theme on the board is: A Book that Contains Magic
I took a different approach to this theme by picking Lincoln in The Bardo by George Saunders. The way that Saunders approaches the death of young Willie Lincoln is enchanting. The young boy’s soul travels through purgatory while encountering other spirits during the height of the Civil War. To me, this book sounds magical and I can’t wait to read it!
The third theme for the mage to read is: A Book Based on Mythology
When I walked into the library, I saw For The Most Beautiful by Emily Hauser sitting in the middle of a book display. When I picked it up and saw that is focuses on two of the women that were ensnared in the battle of Troy in Homer’s The Iliad. I have an intense love for mythology so when I learned that I could follow the epic battle through the eyes of Krisayis and Briseis I snatched that book off the display and added it to my tbr for this challenge!
The fourth theme I must complete is: A Book Set In A Different World
The world created by Gordon Dahlquist in The Glass Books of The Dream Eaters sounds mysterious and magical. The journey of a woman trying to solve the mystery of her fiancée’s disappearance will also lead into a dark and mysterious world filled with magical mazes and a poetic assassin . I can’t wait to see what is in store when I open this intriguing book.
The final theme that lies in my path is: The First Book of a Series
The book I chose for this theme is I one that I have been wanting to read for quotes some time now! I am excited to dive into the magical world of The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. This book is the beginning of a series that follows a spy organization that is trying to save literary works from different realities. This books sounds like it will be one epic journey and I can’t wait to embark on it!
That is it for my tbr! I can’t wait to start this quest in three days! If y’all decide to also participate, share what class you chose down below!
Have a Wonderfully Literary Day!