Booktube-A-Thon 2017 TBR

HAPPY BOOKTUBE-A-THON TIME! The Booktube-a-thon is an annual event hosted by Ariel Bissett that encourages people to read as much as they can in seven days. Packed with challenges, giveaways, and fun videos, the Booktubeathon is guaranteed to be a blast! This year the Booktube-a-thon is taking place from July 24th to July 30th. (That’s right: it officially starts TODAY!) If you haven’t heard of the Booktube-a-thon before or you want to learn more about it, you can check out the official Youtube channel, Twitter account, or this new website.

Copy of June

Each year there are challenges you can choose to participate in that will help guide your TBR for the week. This year the challenges are:

1 || Read a book with a person on the cover.
2 || Read a hyped book.
3 || Finish a book in one day.
4 || Read about a character that is very different from you.
5 || Finish a book completely outdoors.
6 || Read a book you bought because of the cover.
7 || Read seven books.

I can say with certainty that I won’t be reading seven books this week, but I’m going to do my best to complete as many of the other challenges as possible.

Copy of June-2

Because I have SO MUCH reading to do this summer for my courses in the fall, my TBR will be mostly assigned reading. However, I think I might have a little wiggle room to squeeze in some extra ones!

The Women in White by Wilkie Collins

{Read about a character that is very different from you}

This is the book I’m currently reading for my upcoming tutorial on British Literature from 1830-1910. I’ve already started reading it and I’m really liking it so far. It’s sensation fiction, which preceded what is now the mystery or detective novel. I’m definitely not from nineteenth century England, so this classic is perfect for this challenge.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

{Read a hyped book}

War and Peace is one of the most hyped classics I’ve ever heard of (the length! the huge cast of characters! the complicated story!). This summer I’m reading it for a War and Peace Newbie Read-along, which means that I have to keep up with our weekly reading amounts. I definitely won’t be finishing this tome during the Booktube-A-Thon, but I’ll be happy if I can get through this week’s reading amount.

Echo by Nadette Rae Rodgers

{Read a book with a person on the cover.}

Recently I received a copy of this sequel to Nadette Rae Rodgers’ novel Illusion in the mail and I can’t wait to read it! Thanks again to Nadette for sending me this ARC!

George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl

{Finish a book in one day, finish a book completely outdoors, read a book you bought because of the cover}

Roald Dahl’s books are perfect for when you need a break from assigned reading (or when you have to complete reading challenges like these!). This summer I’m trying to read the Roald Dahl books I never read as a kid and this one is next on my list. Everything he writes is brilliant so I’m really looking forward to reading about George’s adventures!

I’ll be posting a wrap-up of my Booktube-a-thon experience at the end of the week, so be sure to stay tuned! Also, if you want to stay up to date more regularly with my progress you can follow me on Twitter (@peanutfreeismeand Instagram (nutfreenerd).

Are you participating in the Booktube-a-thon? What are you planning to read this week? Let me know in the comments section below!

Whether or not you’re participating in the Booktube-a-thon, I hope you have a lovely week! Happy reading! ❤



27 thoughts on “Booktube-A-Thon 2017 TBR

  1. Great TBR! I wasn’t planning on doing the Booktube-a-Thon, just because I really hadn’t thought about it and I didn’t know when it began. But now I’m starting to think I should participate after all. It might be just the push I need to get me out of this mini reading slump I’ve been in the past few weeks!

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    1. You should definitely participate if you’re interested! It’s super informal and you can really adjust your TBR to whatever you want it to be, even if you don’t want to fulfill all of the reading challenges. 🙂

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  2. Great TBR! I recently realized how few of Roald Dahl’s books I’ve actually read in my life, so I need to try and find time to read all of his books.

    I’m participating in the Biannual Bibliothon which is July 23-29 and I’m in the middle of my third book already so I think things are going well so far. I’m trying to put daily readathon updates on my blog and then I’ll have a readathon wrap-up included in my July wrap-up post.

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      1. It is an interesting coincidence. Honestly, I somewhat thought about seeing if my books for the Bibliothon fit the challenge criteria for the BookTubeathon as well, but I don’t think doing two readathons at once is a good idea. lol.

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  3. I must try to participate! I’m already reading a book with a character different than me, so strike one! Does manga count? It would be so easy to read seven it would feel like cheating.


  4. I like your list, Holly! i made a TBR for the Book Tube a Thon, but have so far totally mangaed to not stick to it, but I have read a book in one day. It was The Treasure Map of Boys which is 100% lite but fun so whatever. I want to read replica for a cover buy (though it was a gift), The Star touched Queen for Person on Cover and Rebel of the Sands for hyped. Hopefull it stops raining so I can read outside. Have fun!


  5. War and Peace is definitely not a book I’ve seen on anyone else’s Booktubeathon TBRs! It’s on my general TBR but I haven’t got around to it yet.

    Such a varied TBR, good luck!

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  6. It’s my first time doing the booktubeathon and it’s so much fun! I’ve read 3 books for the challenge so far and I’m 100 pages into my next book – so it’s going pretty well! 😀 I really want to read The Woman in White – it sounds so good! Best of luck 🙂


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