Reading Rush TBR

Today kicks off of the first day of the Reading Rush Readathon, hosted by Raeleen and booktuber Ariel Bissett. The Reading Rush Readathon goes from today, July 20, 2020 to July 26, 2020. In this time, there is seven different prompts that you can choose from to read. Of course, you can just read whatever, but I thought it would be fun to try to get as many as humanly possible accomplished.


That said, I have chosen six books to read. One of them is a graphic novel. I hope to get through at least two of them, plus the graphic novel, but we shall see. That being said, here is my TBR for the Reading Rush Readathon: 

Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birth stone.

For this, I picked the Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan. I picked this book, because I have heard great things about it, but I never had an excuse to read it. I decided that since I didn’t have any unread books that fit this bill, that maybe this would be a good book to read.  


Read a book that starts with the word “the.”

I have a few that fit this bill, but for this, I am going to choose The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, because that has been on my TBR for a while.

Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen. 

For this, I am choosing Before by Anna Todd. I saw After last year, and obsessively read the series shortly after – no pun intended. Before is told through Harden’s point of view. Since I’ve read these books before and loved them, I know that this is a book that I can fly through pretty quickly.


Read the first book you touch. 

This is a weird prompt. For this I took out the two book club books I had and closed my eyes to point out which one to choose. So, I choose The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett for this one.


Read a book completely outside of your house.

Ahh the joys of a graphic novel. I am going with the Great Gatsby graphic novel edition, because I can read this outside during my lunch break and read it in one sitting. And, if I don’t finish The Nightingale, this could apply to the second prompt as well. 

Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of. 

I have been wanting to read more historical fiction, and one of the top ones is the Nightingale. 


Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live. 

For this, I am picking up I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella, since her books take place in the United Kingdom, and this is the last book of hers that I haven’t read. This has actually been on my TBR since I bought it in an airport in San Diego, and so I really want to get to this book as well. 

That concludes my TBR for this readathon. Are you participating in the Reading Rush? If so, please comment what you’re aspiring to read in the comments below. 

9 thoughts on “Reading Rush TBR

  1. The Nightingale is long so you may not finish it in a week but it’s one of my top ten books ever. The story resonated with me and held me tight. The only other books from your list that I’ve read are The Great Gatsby but that was decades ago and The Vanishing Half which is very apropos for this time.

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  2. I bought Paradise by Toni Morrison but haven’t had a chance to finish reading it. Would love to know how your experience has been with the books you chose.

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