GraphicsAThon & June Wrap Up

I got a tonne of books read in June thanks to GraphicsAThon! I read 14 Graphic Novels, 2 Paperbacks & 2 Audiobooks.
Let’s jump in!

Paperbacks

I’ve really been in a mystery mood so both of these were perfect for that. I rated both of these 4 stars.

Audiobooks

I Killed Zoe Spanos is an interesting Mystery Thriller! I rated this on 4.5 stars & I would highly recommend the audiobook as this one features a podcast which is very well done on audiobook!
The Last Magician was a reread as I wanted to continue onto book 2. While I did read The Last Magician I ended up DNFing book 2 as I was just bored & found the book very repetitive.

Graphic Novels

I have already reviewed 4 of these & you can find that HERE! I’ll be posting more mash up reviews so keep an eye out for those if you are curious about my ratings.

Currently Reading

Let’s Chat!

What was the best book you read in June?
Mine would have to be I Killed Zoe Spanos!

GraphicsAThon ✨ Round 4 ✨ TBR

I’ve decided to join GraphicsAThon as I need a bit of encouragement for reading right now! I thought Graphic Novels would be the perfect fit for that as they are easier to read & I’m super busy right now!

So, let’s jump in!

New-To-You Author

The Blue Road: A Fable of Migration by Wayde Compton

2020/2021 Releases

Grass by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim

Continue a series

The Avant Guard: Vol 2 by Carly Usdin

A Different Format

Check Please! by Ngozi Ukazu

5 Star Preditions

Goldie Vance: Vol 4 by Hope Larson

A Host Rec

Eat and Love Yourself by Sweeney Boo & Lylian Klepakowsky

Non UK or US Author

Alice: From Dream to Dream by Giulio Macaione & Giulia Adragna

Indigenous/BIPOC Author

This Place: 150 Years Retold

Out of Your Comfort Zone

Zenobia by Morten Durr

Rainbow of Cover

Queer: A Graphic History by Meg John Barker & Jules Scheele

An Adaptation

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Reveria

Backlist Title

Lumberjanes: Vol 2
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Are you participating in GraphicsAThon or any other upcoming ReadAThons?!


What books have you read & loved recently?

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2020 Reading Goals & Challenges 📚 Wrap Up

Today I’ll be talking about my 2020 goals/challenges & how I went. To be honest I lost focus on these challenges completely after I fell into a reading slump in March/April. After that I was simply focusing on reading what I felt like reading to try and kill the slump! So, let’s jump in.

20 Books to Read in 2020

This was a fail…. I read 4 out of the 20 books that I planned to.
Read:
Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reingten
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs
The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

Didn’t Read:
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kaung
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake
The Girl King by Mini Yu
Mirage by Somaiya Daud
Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller
The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell
The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley
Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chobsky
Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers
Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
Black Wings Beating by Alex London
This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada

Big Book Reading Challenge

This one was a bit of a fail. My goal was to read 1 book from each of the following categories:
801 – 900
901 – 1000
1001+
I ended up reading 1 book between 801 – 900 and that was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which I reread twice in 2020. Which didn’t really fulfil the challenge as it was a reread & an audiobook. But oh well.

Always Fully Booked Challenges

Next was the challenges in the Always Fully Booked Planner Challenges.

Firstly, the A to Z Challenge.
A – A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
B – The Bone Thief by Breeana Shields
C – Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
D – Dead Voices by Katherin Arden
E – The End and Other Beginnings
F – Fable by Adrienne Younf
G – Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
H – Heartstopper: Vol 3 by Alice Oseman
I – Indigo Owl by Charlie Archbold
J –
K – Kriss: The Gift of Wrath by Ted Naifeh
L – Loveless by Alice Oseman
M – The Mapmaker’s Apprentice by C.J. Archer
N – Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reingten
O – One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus
P – Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Q – Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling (reread)
R – Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
S – Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
T – Toil & Trouble (Anthology)
U –
V – The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson (reread)
W – Witches in Training by Sam Davies
X –
Y –
Z –

Now for the Little Inkling 2020 Reading Challenge.

A Book Set in Space – Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reingten
A Debut Novel – Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen
A Book with a Number in the title – Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
A Book from a celebrity book club – Fable by Adrienne Young
A book with a title longer than 4 words – The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton
A book with multiple POV – Ever Cursed by Corey Ann Hadyu
A fairytale/classic retelling – A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
A book from a genre you don’t normally read – Dead Voices by Katherin Arden
A book published before 2012 – After the Funeral by Agatha Christie
A book recommended by a friend – Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia
A book nominated for an award in 2019 – Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling
A book longer than 600 pages – European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman
A book inspird by mythology or folklore – Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
A book with a LGBTQ+ protagonist – Loveless by Alice Oseman
A book involving a heist –
A book with a non-human character – The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
A book set in a different country than you – Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie
A novella – Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you – Odd One Out by Nic Stone
A book with a cover you don’t like – King of Ashes by Raymond E Fiest
A book with a one-word title – Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
A book with a POC on the cover – Calling All Witches by Laurie Calkhoven
The last book in a series – The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
A standalone – Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
A book that makes you laugh out loud –
A Book that makes you hungry –
A book with a character(s) on a quest – Nocturna by Maya Motayne
A book set in the past – The Mapmaker’s Apprentice by C.J. Archer
A book set in the future – The End and Other Beginnings by Veronica Roth
A book that’s been on your TBR for more than a year – King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
A cover buy – Ever After by Olivia Vieweg
A tearjerker – Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (reread)
A swoon worthy book –
A reread – Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
A book with a map in it – House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess
A book with desgins under the dust jacket – All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
The first book in a series – The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C.J. Archer
A book by two authors – Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
A book set at sea – Fable by Adrienne Young
A book you meant to read last year – Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

Then there is the Reading Rainbow Challenge
Red – Clown in Cornfield by Adam Cesare
Orange – The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O’Neill
Yellow – Heartstopper: Vol 3 by Alice Oseman
Green – A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
Blue – Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
Purple – Nyxia Unleashed by Scott reingten
Pink – The Avant-Guards: Vol 1 by Carly Usdin
White – One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus
Black – Pandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard
Gold – King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Silver – Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
Bronze – Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Lastly, the On the Cover Challenge
A Tree – Nyxia Unleased by Scott Reingten
A Sword – Fence: Vol 1 by C.S. Pacat
2 or more People – One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus
An animal – The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
Mountains – The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O’Neill
Fire – The Bone Thief by Breeana Shields
Water – Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Mythical Creature – The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill
Wings – Witches in Training by Sam Davies
Moon or Stars – Dead Voices by Katherin Arden

Let’s Chat!

Are you happy with the progress you made on your 2020 reading goals/challenges?
I definitely could have done better with the big books challenge & 20 books to read in 2020. Hopefully I do better in 2021! I will be discussing my 2021 reading goals in a post coming soon.


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Bookopoly ReadAThon Announcement 📚 Round 3 🎄 Blogmas Day 13

Dates

Round 3 of the Bookopoly ReadAThon will go for the entirety of January 2021! From 12:00AM on the 1st of January till 11:59pm on the 31st of January!

The Bookopoly Board

You are welcome to download this image and enlarge to print out or simply download it and zoom in to see it better. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make the text any bigger or the information simply wouldn’t of fitted.

Spaces in order starting at Go in bottom right corner: GO – Audiobook (Earn 60 points) – Treasure Chest! – Brown Cover (Earn 60 points) – Forgot your book! (Lose 100 points) – Bird on Cover (Bookshelf Space) – Adventure (Earn 100 points) – Own Voices (Earn 100 points) – Sci-Fi (Earn 120 points) – In a Reading Slump/Just Visiting – Pink Cover (Earn 140 points) – Magical Ability – POC MC (earn 140 points) – Dystopian (Earn 160 points) – 2 People on Cover (Bookshelf Space) – Orange Cover (Earn 180 points) – Treasure Chest! – Trans Author or MC (Earn 180 points) – Mystery (Earn 200 points) – Library (Free Space) – 3 Word title (Earn 220 points) – Adventure (Earn 100 points) – Red Cover (Earn 220 points) – Historical (Earn 240 points) – Plant on cover (Bookshelf Space) – Yellow Cover (Earn 260 points) – Fantasy (Earn 260 points) – Get a Pet! – Disability Rep (Earn 280 points) – Fall into a Reading Slump – LGBT+ Author (Earn 300 points) – Scary Book (Earn 300 points) – Treasure Chest – Green Cover (Earn 320 points) – Weapon on Cover (Bookshelf Space) – Adventure (Earn 100 points) – Graphic Novel (Earn 350 points) – Dropped your book! (Lose 100 points) – Under 200 pages (Earn 400 points)

The Basics

For this ReadAThon all you have to do is roll 2 dice and make your way around the board earning or losing points based on the spaces you land on and what is required for each space. Pretty simple but I have added some fun elements like quizzes & bonus challenges throughout!

Also, if you roll a double when making your way around the board you simply roll again. Roll doubles, move your marker, roll again and then complete the challenge in that space. This is the same as in the actual game to keep it easy.

Different types of spaces

Brown Cover Property Space

Property spaces

All you have to do when you land on one of these is Read a book that fits the challenge and once you do you Earn the specified points & then take your next roll.
I have tried to keep the challenges broad but if you simply do not have a book that fits the challenge you can read something that is kinda similar but doesn’t quite fit and still earn full points or read something that is the complete opposite. Get creative with it. As long as you can justify the book you chose then you can earn the points.
If you land on the same property space twice throughout the month you can either complete the challenge again and earn more points OR skip and roll again but not earn any points.

Treasure Chest Space

Treasure Chest Spaces!

These replace the Community Chest spaces on a normal Monopoly board. For Treasure Chest you will need to complete a Quiz. You can always find the Quizzes linked in our Twitter Bio.
The Treasure Chest Quiz will result in you receiving a Treasure Chest Card where you could earn or lose points depending on which you get. If you land on this square more than once you will need to retake the test to receive another card but for the second time you must answer the quiz questions the opposite of what you first answered them so that you can discover a new card.

Adventure Space

Adventure

When you land on the space you must head over to the Adventure Map. Start at Haroyell on the map and chose a path at random. When you reach the end of that path you will need to complete the corresponding challenge to earn the 100 points for this space.

Adventure Map

Haroyell > Meya
Haroyell > Soori Outpost
Haroyell > Dupressa
Meya > Mardenia (End of Route)
Meya > Ezera Forest
Soori Outpost > Akarnae Academy
Soori Outpost > Garon
Dupressa > Garon
Ezera Forest > Mount Paedris
Akarnae Academy > Woodhaven
Garon > Chateau Shondelle (End on Route)
Garon > Denasa
Mount Paedris > Maroo (End of Route)
Mount Paedris > Woodhaven
Denasa > Graevale (End of Route)
Woodhaven > Tryllin
Woodhaven > Karonia
Tryllin > Nialas (End of Route)
Karonia > Hallowgate (End of Route)

Mardenia: Read a book with “Wild” in the title
Maroo: Read a book with “Night” in the title
Nialas: Read a book with “Dragon” in the title
Hallowgate: Read a book with “Dead” in title
Graevale: Read a book with “Star” in title
Chateau Shondelle: Read a book with “Queen” in title

Forgot your book Space

Forgot your book & Dropped your book Spaces

These spaces replace the Luxury Tax/Income Tax spaces on a real Monopoly board. Landing on either of these means you lose points and you will continue to lose points every time you land on them.

Bookshelf Space: Tree/s on cover

Bookshelf Spaces

The Book Shelf spaces replace the Train Stations/Airports on normal Monopoly boards. For these squares there is also a Reading Challenge which functions the same as the property spaces, however you have the ability to earn bonus points with these squares! You can land on any Book Shelf space and complete the challenge more than once. If you complete 1 challenge you receive 100 points, if you land on a 2nd Book Shelf space and complete the challenge you received 150 points, 3rd is 200 points & 4th is 250 points. This counts for all of the Bookshelf spaces, so first you could land on the left most Book Shelf, complete the challenge and get 100 points & then the next time you could land on the right side Book Shelf, complete the challenge and get another 150 points. You do not have to land on and recomplete the exact same space just to get the bonus points.
This is slightly hard to explain but hopefully this makes sense! Any questions simply comment below.

Magical Ability

Magical Ability

Introducing the Magical Ability space! This replaces the Sorting Hat space for Round 1. For the Magical Ability space you will need to use a random number generator or get a person to chose a number at random for you between 1 & 6. You will then receive the corresponding magical ability. You can only use this ability once for each time you land on the space. You do not need to use the ability straight away. It is completely up to you when you use your ability and on which space.

1. Skip 1 challenge & earn the points
2. Earn double points on 1 challenge
3. Double the amount on your dice roll
4. Skip 1 challenge (no points earned)
5. Change 1 word in a challenge to suit you
6. Read any book you chose for 1 challenge

Get a Pet space!

Get a Pet!

The Get a Pet space replaced the Reaping space from Round 1. In Round 3 to receive a pet companion to go on your Bookopoly ReadAThon journey you will need to check out the Get a Pet Graphic, choose your type of pet & complete the corresponding challenge. When the challenge is completed you receive your pet & 100 points!

Dog: Read a book with food on the cover
Cat: Read a book with a POC on the cover
Bird: Read a book with a hat on the cover
Lizard: Read a book with flowers on the cover
Fish: Read a book with a crown on the cover
Hamster: Read a book with blood on the cover

Corner Spaces

Go Space

Obviously we have the starting point, Go which is where you begin and will also collect 200 points every time you go past.

Next is the In a Reading Slump/Just waiting space. This is where you will sit if you are In a Reading Slump. To get out of the Reading Slump you have 3 options!
Roll a doubles on your dice within 5 rolls (If you don’t roll doubles within 5 rolls you must choose another option)
OR
Lose 100 points
OR
Use a ‘Get Out of Your Reading Slump Free Card’

Next is the Library. This is just to fill space. If you land on this space simply roll again and continue on.

Lastly is the Fall into a Reading Slump space. If you land on this one you must head on over to the In a Reading Slump square and follow the above rules. If you pass ‘GO’ do NOT collect 200 points.

Points Tracker

I have set up a Google Sheet for you guys to record your points & current position on the board. It is up to you to keep track of your points but this just gives you a place to put that information!

Bookopoly ReadAThon Google Sheet

Discord!

We have a discord for you all to chat on! We will also be hosting sprints on this Discord rather than Twitter, so make sure you come and join us!

Bookopoly ReadAThon Discord

Twitter

We also have a Twitter where we encourage people to share their current reads and progress around the board and tag us in it so we can see how everyone is going!

Well I think that is all the info you guys need! If you have any questions please comment them below or head on over to our Discord and there is a Channel for questions!

Let me know if you will be participating in Bookopoly ReadAThon Round 3.


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My YA rankings! 💫 2019 Goodreads Choice Award 📚

As the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards have been announced I thought it would be a good time to go back and look at the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards & see how many I have read & what I would rank those books! The main focus will be the Young Adult Fantasy & Sci-Fi category but have also read 5 books in the Young Adult Fiction category too, so I’ll chat about those as well!

Young Adult Fantasy & Sci-Fi

So there is a few books that are sequels of books that I’m not interested in reading or I’m simply not up to that book yet. The sequels that I’m not interested in are: The Wicked King, Wayward Son, Queen of Air and Darkness, Finale, Defy Me, Bloodwitch, Rebel & The Secret of Commonwealth. The ones I’m just not up to are Supernova & The Toll. The only 2 books I didn’t read that I could have was We Hunt the Flame but I’m also not sure if I will read that one & Call Down the Hawk which I just haven’t gotten to yet.

My Ranking

First Place: Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

It was a tough decision between A Curse so Dark and Lonely, Sorcery of Thorns & Aurora Rising as they were both amazing. But Aurora Rising was just that little bit better I think.
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Second Place: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse so Dark and Lonely is a close second for me! A Hear so Fierce and Broken was also amazing! I can’t wait for book 3 in this series!
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Third Place: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

This was such and unique and amazing story! It’s a shame it was a standalone but I’m also keen for whatever the author releases next.

Fourth Place: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

King of Scars was really good but I do prefer the Six of Crows duology and it just wasn’t quite as good as the first three I placed!

Fifth Place: Serpent & Dove by Shalby Mahurin

I did enjoy Serpent & Dove overall but there were a couple things that weren’t my favourite. So, it definitely didn’t make it to the top of the list.
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Sixth Place: Wilder Girls by Rory Power

This is easily my lowest rated on this list. This one only got 3 stars as I didn’t love the writing. There were also a couple other things that I wasn’t a fan of.
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DNFd: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

I DNFd Four Dead Queens as I just couldn’t get into it. There wasn’t necessarily anything wrong with it but it just wasn’t vibing with me.

DNFd: The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

The Gilded Wolves I just didn’t enjoy from the start either and ended up DNFing. I found myself confused and bored so I didn’t continue. If a book doesn’t grip me early then I usually don’t push myself to read more and that was what happened here.

Young Adult Fiction

Majority of the books in this list I am simply not interested in as I’m not a Contemporary reader & I also only really got into Thrillers this year. There is only really 2 in this list that I’m interested in that I haven’t already read and those are Internment & The Fountains of Silence.

My Ranking!

First Place: The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

The Vanishing Stair is hands down my favourite in this list. The Truly Devious series is amazing & I can’t wait for the 4th book that is yet to release!
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Second Place: The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

Another series that I love! The Princess and the Fangirl is such a fun contemporary and I have enjoyed everything I’ve read by Ashley Poston!
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Third Place: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

On the Come Up was an awesome book but it didn’t compare with The Hate U Give by the same author!
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Fourth Place: Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

I love a good mystery and this one was amazing! However, it wasn’t quite on the level of the top 3 books!
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Fifth Place: Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco

Capturing the Devil is easily my least favourite in this list. I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper but it slowly went downhill from there for me. The plot was slowly taken over by the romance. I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper for the mystery & not the romance. So this got very annoying.

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Graphics-A-Thon Wrap Up 📚 Blogtober #21

Graphics-A-Thon is over and here is my wrap up! I completed all 5 challenges plus I read some other Graphic Novels as well.

1. Read a graphic with BIPOC representation

Goldie Vance: Vol 1 by Hope Larson & Brittany Williams

2. Read a graphic with disability &/or mental health representation

The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O’Niell

3. Read a graphic with LGBTQIA+ representation

Fence: Vol 2 by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad & Joana LaFuente

4. Read a spooky graphic

Frankenstein: Junji Ito: Story Collection

5. Read a graphic you predict you will give 5 stars

The Avant-Guards: Volume 1 by Carly Usdin & Noah Hayes

Other books read

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Graphics-A-Thon TBR 📚 Blogtober #11

Let’s talk about all the books I hope to read during Graphics-A-Thon!!

Graphics-A-Thon is a 9 day ReadAThon dedicated to reading Graphic Novels! It’s hosted by Destiny @ Howling Libraries, Ellyn @ allonsythornraxx & Rebecca @ Booksihly Rebecca
Dates: 11th – 19th October
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Read a book with BIPOC rep

Goldie Vance: Vol 1 by Hope Larson, Brittney Williams & Sarah Stern

Read a graphic with disability &/or mental health rep

The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O’Neill

Read a graphic with LGBTQIA+ rep

Fence: Vol 2 by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad & Joana Lafuente

Read a spooky graphic

Uzumaki by Junji Ito

Read a graphic you predict will be a 5 Star

The Avant-Guards: Vol 1 by Carly Usdin & Noah Hayes

Other possible reads

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Are you participating in Graphics-A-Thon? What are you reading first?


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Bookopoly ReadAThon 📚 Round 2 💫 Announcement

You guys wanted Round 2 soon so here it is!

Dates

Round 2 of the Bookopoly ReadAThon will go for the entirety of September! From 12:00AM on the 1st of September till 11:59pm on the 30th of September!

The Bookopoly Board

You are welcome to download this image and enlarge to print out or simply download it and zoom in to see it better. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make the text any bigger or the information simply wouldn’t of fitted.

I break down this Bookopoly Board in my YouTube Announcement for the visually impaired

The Basics

For this ReadAThon all you have to do is roll 2 dice and make your way around the board earning or losing points based on the spaces you land on and what is required for each space. Pretty simple but I have added some fun elements like quizzes & bonus challenges throughout!

Also, if you roll a double when making your way around the board you simply roll again. Roll doubles, move your marker, roll again and then complete the challenge in that space. This is the same as in the actual game to keep it easy.

Different types of spaces

Property spaces

All you have to do when you land on one of these is Read a book that fits the challenge and once you do you Earn the specified points & then take your next roll.
I have tried to keep the challenges broad but if you simply do not have a book that fits the challenge you can read something that is kinda similar but doesn’t quite fit and still earn full points or read something that is the opposite. Get creative with it. As long as you can justify the book you chose then you can earn the points.
If you land on the same property space twice throughout the month you can either complete the challenge again and earn more points OR skip and roll again but not earn any points.

Treasure Chest Space

Treasure Chest Spaces!

These replace the Community Chest spaces on a normal Monopoly board. For Treasure Chest you will need to complete a Quiz. You can always find the Quizzes linked in our Twitter Bio.
The Treasure Chest Quiz will result in you receiving a Treasure Chest Card where you could earn or lose points depending on which you get. If you land on this square more than once you will need to retake the test to receive another card but for the second time you must answer the quiz questions the opposite of what you first answered them so that you can discover a new card.

Adventure Space

Adventure

I have changed up the Adventure Space this round as I simply wasn’t happy with it for round 1. In round 2 when you land on the space you must head over to the Adventure Map. Start at Haroyell on the map and chose a path at random. When you reach the end of that path you will need to complete the corresponding challenge to earn the 100 points for this space.

Adventure Map

Haroyell > Meya
Haroyell > Soori Outpost
Haroyell > Dupressa
Meya > Mardenia (End of Route)
Meya > Ezera Forest
Soori Outpost > Akarnae Academy
Soori Outpost > Garon
Dupressa > Garon
Ezera Forest > Mount Paedris
Akarnae Academy > Woodhaven
Garon > Chateau Shondelle (End on Route)
Garon > Denasa
Mount Paedris > Maroo (End of Route)
Mount Paedris > Woodhaven
Denasa > Graevale (End of Route)
Woodhaven > Tryllin
Woodhaven > Karonia
Tryllin > Nialas (End of Route)
Karonia > Hallowgate (End of Route)

Adventure Map Challenges. See below.

Mardenia: Read a book with “Star” in the title
Maroo: Read a book with “Girl” in the title
Nialas: Read a book with “Fire” in the title
Hallowgate: Read a book with “Blood” in title
Graevale: Read a book with “Queen” in title
Chateau Shondelle: Read a book with “King” in title

Forgot your book & Dropped your book Spaces

These spaces replace the Luxury Tax/Income Tax spaces on a real Monopoly board. Landing on either of these means you lose points and you will continue to lose points every time you land on them.

Bookshelf Space: Tree/s on cover

Bookshelf Cover

The Book Shelf spaces replace the Train Stations/Airports on normal Monopoly boards. For these squares there is also a Reading Challenge which functions the same as the property spaces, however you have the ability to earn bonus points with these squares! You can land on any Book Shelf space and complete the challenge more than once. If you complete 1 challenge you receive 100 points, if you land on a 2nd Book Shelf space and complete the challenge you received 150 points, 3rd is 200 points & 4th is 250 points. This counts for all of the Bookshelf spaces, so first you could land on the left most Book Shelf, complete the challenge and get 100 points & then the next time you could land on the right side Book Shelf, complete the challenge and get another 150 points. You do not have to land on and recomplete the exact same space just to get the bonus points.
This is slightly hard to explain but hopefully this makes sense! Any questions simply comment below.

Magical Ability

Magical Ability

Introducing the Magical Ability space! This replaces the Sorting Hat space for Round 1. For the Magical Ability space you will need to use a random number generator or get a person to chose a number at random for you between 1 & 6. You will then receive the corresponding magical ability. You can only use this ability once for each time you land on the space. You do not need to use the ability straight away. It is completely up to you when you use the ability and on which space.

Magical Ability Challenges. See below.

1. Skip 1 challenge & earn the points
2. Earn double points on 1 challenge
3. Double the amount on your dice roll
4. Skip 1 challenge (no points earned)
5. Change 1 word in a challenge to suit you
6. Read any book you chose for 1 challenge

Get a Pet space!

Get a Pet!

The Get a Pet space replaced the Reaping space from Round 1. In Round 2 to receive a pet companion to go on your Bookopoly ReadAThon journey you will need to check out the Get a Pet Graphic, choose your type of pet & complete the corresponding challenge.

Get a Pet Challenges. See below.

Dog: Read a book featuring assassins
Cat: Read a book featuring murder
Bird: Read a book featuring magic
Lizard: Read a book featuring food
Fish: Read a book featuring dragons
Hamster: Read a book featuring royalty

Corner Spaces

Obviously we have the starting point, Go which is where you begin and will also collect 200 points every time you go past.

Next is the In a Reading Slump/Just waiting space. This is where you will sit if you are In a Reading Slump. To get out of the Reading Slump you have 3 options!
Roll a doubles on your dice within 5 rolls (If you don’t roll doubles within 5 rolls you must choose another option)
OR
Lose 100 points
OR
Use a ‘Get Out of Your Reading Slump Free Card’

Next is the Library. This is just to fill space. If you land on this space simply roll again and continue on.

Lastly is the Fall into a Reading Slump space. If you land on this one you must head on over to the In a Reading Slump square and follow the above rules. If you pass ‘GO’ do NOT collect 200 points.

Points Tracker

I have set up a Google Sheet for you guys to record your points & current position on the board. It is up to you to keep track of your points but this just gives you a place to put that information!

Bookopoly ReadAThon Google Sheet

Discord!

We have a discord for you all to chat on! We will also be hosting sprints on this Discord rather than Twitter, so make sure you come and join us!

Bookopoly ReadAThon Discord

Twitter

We also have a Twitter where we encourage people to share their current reads and progress around the board and tag us in it so we can see how everyone is going!

Well I think that is all the info you guys need! If you have any questions please comment them below or head on over to our Discord and there is a Channel for questions!

Let me know if you will be participating in Bookopoly ReadAThon.


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Bookopoly ReadAThon 📚 Round 1 💫 Wrap Up

Bookopoly ReadAThon Round 1 is over! I’m already planning Round 2 for September and hopefully the announcement will be up in the next few weeks or two.
Let’s jump into this Wrap Up!

Roll 1: Bookshelf: Building on Cover

The Starspun Web by Sinead O’Hart

Firstly, I read The Starspun Web which earned me 100 points! You can find my Spoiler Free Review HERE.
Total: 100 points

Roll 2: Star/Moon on Cover

Sleeping Giants by Slyvain Neuvel

Next I listened to the audiobook of Sleeping Giants which was a reread. This earned me another 140 points.
Total: 240 points

Roll 3: Read with Candle Lit

The Woods: Vol 4 by James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas & Josan Gonzalez

Then I read the Graphic Novel The Woods: Vol 4 which earned me another 180 points.
Total: 420 points

Roll 4: Library

Then I landed on the Free Library space
Total: 420 points

Roll 5: Adventure

For the adventure quiz I got “Oh no! Loose 100 points”
Tota: 320 points

Roll 7: Read with a Candle Lit

The Woods: Vol 5 by James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas & Josan Gonzalez

Firstly, I passed GO earning 200 points & then I read the Graphic Novel The Woods: Vol 5 and earned 180 points.
Total: 700 points

Roll 8: Bookshelf: Gripping First Line

The Celesital Gate by Avital Dicker

Then I read The Celestial Gate and earning 150 points. Spoiler Free Review HERE!
Total: 850 points

Roll 9: Treasure Chest

For the Treasure Chest quiz I got “Hit 1k followers on Bookstagram and earn 100 points”.
Total: 950 points

Roll 10: Read in your favourite chair

The Woods: Vol 7 by James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas & Josan Gonzalez

Then I passed GO again earning 200 points & then read The Woods: Vol 7 and earned 100 points
Total: 1050 points

Roll 11: Treasure Chest

For this quiz I got “Sold an exclusive edition. Earn 100 points”
Tota: 1150 points

Roll 12: Reaping – District 3: Advanced Technology

Waking Gods by Slyvain Neuvel

Then I listened to Waking Gods & earned another 100 points.
Total: 1250 points

Roll 13: Features Immigration

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Then I started reading Pride but ended up swapping to the audiobook. Earning 140 points.
Total: 1390 points

Roll 14: Fall into a Reading Slump

So, I landed on the ‘Fall into a Reading Slump’ space and I advanced to ‘In a reading slump’. I ended up rolling a double 6 on the 5th roll and moved to the ‘Just Waiting’ section.
Total: 1390 points

Roll 15: Treasure Chest

For this one I got “Approved for a new release on NetGalley. Earn 50 points”
Total: 1440 points

Roll 16: GO

Then I landed on GO and earned 200 points
Tota: 1640 points

Roll 17: Read in your favourite chair/spot

The Woods: Vol 8 by James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas & Josan Gonzalez

Then I read the Graphic Novel The Woods: Vol 8 and earned 200 points.
Total: 1840 points

Roll 18: Just Visiting

Then I landed on the Just visiting space.
Total : 1840 points

Roll 19: Treasure Chest

Then I got “Dog chews on your book. Loose 50 points.
Tota: 1790 points

Roll 20: 3 World Title

House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess

Then I read Hose of Dragons and earned 240 points.
Total: 2030 points

Roll 21: Audiobook

Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

Then I listened to the audiobook of Only Human and earned 320 points.
Total: 2350 points

Roll 22: Brown Cover

Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie

Then I listened to Elephants Can Remember and earned 60 points.
Total: 2410 points

Roll 23: YA Novel

Nocturna by Maya Motayne

Then I read Nocturna and earned 120 points
Total: 2530 points

Roll 24: Strong Female MC

House of Salt and Sorrow by Erin A Craig

Then I reread House of Salt and Sorrow via audiobook and earned 160 points.
Total: 2690 points

Roll 25: Read with your favourite drink

Fence: Vol 1 by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad & Joana LaFuente

Then I read the Graphic Novel Fence: Vol 1 and earned 220 points
Total: 2910 points

Roll 26: 400+ pages

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Then I read Serpent & Dove and earned 300 points.
Total: 3210 points

Roll 28: Star/Moon on Cover

Then I passed GO earning 200 points. I did start a book for this challenge but did not finish it. So I ended the ReadAThon sitting on this space!
Tota: 3410 points

Overall

I read a total of 4 books, 6 graphic novels, 1 eBook, 1 eARC & 7 audiobooks in July! Which I am super happy with! 19 books is amazing for me and it got me back on track for my yearly goal after being in a slump earlier in the year.

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How did you go during July?? Did you participate in any ReadAThons?


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August 💫 Tome Topple, Dewey’s 24 Hour 2020 Reverse ReadAThon & Roll the Dice ReadAThon 📚 TBR!

Yes, I am taking on 3 ReadAThons minimum this month! May I join another? Maybe. Maybe not. We will see!!
So let’s jump into it

General August TBR & Dewey’s 24 Hour 2020 Summer Reverse ReadAThon TBR

So firstly, Dewey’s 24 Hour ReadAThon begins 7th of August at 8pm EST. So for me in Australia it begins at 10am on the 8th of August! Which is also the same day Tome Topple begins.
I have a general TBR which I will be focusing on during the days that I am not doing any ReadAThons (1st to 7th) and also during Dewey’s. Even though Dewey’s is also day 1 of Tome Topple I am not going to stress about the 500+ page requirement for Dewey’s.

Fable & Firefrost are both eARCs that I need to read & review before September. So they will be my first priorities. Then I will concentrate on the others if I have time.

Tome Topple TBR

Tome Topple goes from 8th to 21st of August and I have a bit of an ambitious TBR but I am aiming to try and get some of the books off my TBR that are on my 20 books to read in 2020 list.

These are the 5 books I will be aiming to read. Which as I said may be ambitious but I will try my hardest! I may end up picking up The Devil’s Thief as an audiobook and maybe one of the others. Will just see how I feel!

Roll the Dice ReadAThon

So I don’t have a TBR for this one as I will be discovering what I will be reading as it happens. For this one there are 2 methods that you could chose to take and I am using the method where you assign each of your shelves a number, roll the dice to chose a shelf, then assign each book on that shelf a number & roll again to discover what book to read. So obviously I don’t have a TBR for this one!

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What’s on your TBR for August?
Are you participating in any ReadAThons?


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