#DoTheThingAthon is a readathon hosted by Ashley @ Frolic Through Fiction on YouTube. I love the concept of this readathon and that the focus is to work on your reading goal- whatever they may be! The readathon starts on May 24th and ends on May 30th. There are live reading sprints every day, so I will link you to the Twitter page for more information.
I am a mood reader, so I put together a list of books to choose from that would all work towards one of the reading goals I have for 2021! I broke them down into different categories and will see which of them is calling to me in the moment!
These are the two ARCs that I would love to read ASAP! I am writing this blogpost on May 20th and plan to pick up Last Chance Books at some point today, so I might even finish it before the readathon, but I still wanted to mention it! It is inspired by You’ve Got Mail and is a hate to love romance.
Where the Rhythm Takes You is inspired by Persuasion by Jane Austen and is a first love/second chance romances. I am so excited about it and should make for a pretty quick read!
Books from My “Books I Want to Read in 2021” Post
I wrote a post in January about some of the books I would love to read in 2021 and these are four that are currently standing out to me. None of them are ideal books for readathons, but I would be thrilled if I managed to read one of them!
Blonde is being adapted into a movie this year and I have always wanted to read something by Joyce Carol Oates, but it is over 800 pages so I think if I chose it it might end up being the only book I read during the readathon!
The Golem and the Jinni has been on my radar for ages and I really want to pick it up now that I am really getting into fantasy. The sequel is coming out this year, so now is the perfect time to read it!
I actually have both the physical copy and the audiobook of The Starless Sea, and I have had them since before the book was released, so it is shameful that I have yet to read it. I think it is because I didn’t love The Night Circus and this one gets mixed reviews. I did love her writing though, so who knows- this could become a favourite!
How many TBRs have I put Know My Name on? I just have to read it already!
Books from My Latest “Five Star Predictions” Post
I am slowly making my way through my five star predictions and I have actually started both The Salt Path and The Library at Mount Char. I was really enjoying both but was distracted by other books, so the readathon would be a good excuse to give them both my full attention!
The Next Books in a Series
I have been talking about series a lot lately, so I thought focusing on reading the next books in series I am in the middle of could be a good idea! These are the three series I have my eye on.
A Fatal Grace is the second book in the Inspector Gamache series, the first book being Still Life. I love the cozy vibes of this series and the small town feel. I have the first five books, so I have no excuses!
The Obelisk Gate is definitely not the ideal readathon book, but I really want to finish The Broken Earth trilogy this year, especially since The Fifth Season was my favourite book of 2020.
I read Red Rising years ago and have been wanting to read Golden Son ever since. If I managed to read it during the readathon that would be a huge goal off of my list. I feel like the series is taunting me at this point!
I would love to know your thoughts on any of these books!
12 thoughts on “#DoTheThingAthon TBR”
I saw this readathon on book tube! I wasn’t sure whether I should participate but I might now!!
I love it because it’s so relaxed!
It’s such a cool idea for a readathon!
Good luck with the readathon! I hope The Salt Path will be a 5 stars read, it certainly was for me. I just put Know My Name on my summer reading list and hope to get to it soon. Thanks for reminding me about Louise Penny, I’ve enjoyed the two first books in the Gamache series, but never got any further.
I was going to take part in this readathon, but then I saw Whatever-you-want-athon and fell in love, so this got cancelled. But I like your TBR!
Know my Name and Last Chance Books are high on my list! I want to read more non fic this year and You’ve Got Mail is one of my fav romcoms!
I finished Last Chance Books and it was cute!
Know my Name is my current read at the moment, and altough the subject matter is a difficult one and it’s pretty long, the writing makes it really accesible so I hope you enjoy it if you end up choosing it!
Good luck! 🙂
Wonderful post!! I will also be participating and I cannot wait to get through the books on my TBR!! Happy reading 🥰
Awesome!! I hope your first day of the readathon went well 🙂
Thank you I hope the readathon went well for you and that you reached your goals! 🥰
Thank you! I have such a good feeling about The Salt Path! Know My Name and A Fatal Grace are two of the books I really want to get to this week.