BookTube-a-thon 2017

I know, I know, why am I posting a blog post about a BookTube challenge? Especially when I have yet to post a video about it?

The answer is that, for the moment anyway, I want to keep track of my reading challenges and reading lists here as well as on my BookTube channel. Especially while I am still working on deciding how I want to two mediums to interact and play off each other. So, there you have that explanation. Now for some background on the challenge itself.

For those of you who do not know, BookTube is the group of YouTubers who enjoy making videos that talk about books and reading. It’s not a separate place, but there is a decent sized community filled with all levels of YouTubers. BookTube-a-thon is a week long annual reading challenge hosted by a group of YouTubers. There are reading specific challenges as well as video challenges. This year the challenge runs from July 24 (midnight) – July 30 (midnight).

I’m definitely going to try to accomplish the reading challenges this year, and I may even brave some of the video challenges. It might be a good way to jump into making videos a bit more.

Without further rambling, here are the challenges (you can view the official BookTube-a-thon challenges video here)

Challenge #1: Read a book with a person on the Cover

My Pick: The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder

Challenge #2: Read a hyped book

My Pick: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Challenge #3: Finish a book in one day

My Pick: The Beast Within by Serena Valentino

Challenge #4: Read about a character that is very different from you

My Pick: Sneak by Evan Angler
OR Meeting the English by Kate Clanchy

Challenge #5: Finish a book completely outdoors

My Pick: The Menagerie by Tui T. Sutherland

Challenge #6: Read a book you bought because of the cover

My Pick: The Feast of all Souls by Simon Bestwick

Challenge #7: Read seven books

My Pick: On Writing by Stephen King

I tried to pick books from my Summer 2017 TBR to kill two birds with one stone, as it were. I only branched out in cases where I didn’t feel any books on my list fit the bill. In the case of the book for the last challenge, I am hoping to read that book this week for other reasons – so I might as well make it count!

Are you participating in BookTube-A-Thon this year? I’d love to hear what books are on your list? Also let me know your take on reading challenges in general – do you enjoy them? Do they drive you crazy? Do you avoid them like the plague?

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