So, we’ve finally hit the halfway mark of the year – it’s June already!
Although I’m not generally a TBR kind of reader, but I’ve always been interested in such reading challenges. Inspired by JessicaMarie493 post, I’ve decided to give Emojiathon a try this June 🙂
Emojiathon is created and hosted by Dylanthereader5, Naya and Sarah and it goes on until the end of the month. You can take a look at the whole list of challenges for this Emojiathon here.
Here are the challenges that I picked up for my June Emojiathon:
Read a romance or contemporary
For this challenge, I picked up My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon. To be honest, I personally think this challenge could also be applied to Luck, Love & Lemon Pie by Amy E. Reichert, which seems to be about a crumbling marriage, I’m going to go for My Sweet Revenge on this one.
Read a book you bought because of it’s cover
This is where Luck, Love & Lemon Pie comes into play. I got this book last November solely for this pretty, tantalizing cover but this has been sitting on my shelf since then. I decided to take this opportunity to actually pick it up and read it.
Freebie! Read any book
For this challenge, I picked up Paige’s Turn by Jennifer Peel. It seems to have gleaned pretty high reviews PLUS the cover looks gorgeous and summery. A reviewer on Goodreads says this book often pops up as a Kindle freebie, but it’s not necessarily the case that a freebie on Amazon.com is also a freebie on Japan Amazon, so I got lucky and I snatched it right up!
Read a thriller or horror
I picked up The Nightwalker by Sebastian Fitzek for this one. The plot of a young man who suffers from insomnia turning violent during his nocturnal excursions sounds so intriguing. This is also a book that has been sleeping on my shelf for quite some time, so I see this Emojiathon as an opportunity to pick this up this time around.
Read a book you’ve been seeing everywhere
For this challenge, I picked up The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Ever since the adaptation became available on Hulu, I have seen this title almost everywhere; on Twitter, On Google and not to mention in this book community.
I know I’m rather late to this The Handmaid’s Tale party, but hey, better late than never, right?
Read a 2016/2017 release
This Emojiathon came at the perfect time – I downloaded When Dimple Met Rishi just yesterday! This book had been on my radar since late March or sometime and I really, really wanted to read this. I really love the cover by the way 🙂
Read a book about a current event
If I managed to get all the other challengers out of the way, I’m going to read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.
Now, I’ve had this book on my shelf for 3 months, this book was actually my most anticipated release in 2017 and I even pre-ordered it at the end of last year, but I haven’t gotten around to reading it; something akin to intimidation made me have cold feet and push it down to the bottom on my TBR.
In order to right this situation, I’ve decided to include this book in my Emojiathon challenge. We’ll see how it goes!
There you have it; these are my challenges for my very first Emojiathon. I don’t know how many challenges that I’ll get to tick off, but I’m super excited!
Let me show you how determined and pumped up I am for this Readathon;
See? I actually took all the physical books for this Readathon out of my bookshelf and plopped them up on my couch 🙂
Being a mood reader, I tend to flip-flop my mind and pick my next read randomly despite having made a TBR. So as not to repeat the same mistake, I decided to make the pile visible as a reminder; This pile will stay on my couch throughout this readathon.
Also, I can easily keep track of my progress this way 🙂
Participating in this readathon definitely motivated me to read some books that I probably wouldn’t pick up otherwise. This will hold me accountable and I’m glad that I decided to tackle these challenges for that.
Are you participating in this Emojiathon? If so, what are your picks for these challenges?
Definitely let me know in the comments and I’ll talk to you again soon! XD