It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a bookworm in state of a reading slump, must be in want of a good reading challenge.
And lo and behold, here comes The Reading Quest, right on time for this slumpy bookworm!
The Reading Quest is a reading challenge based entirely on a video-game quest, which takes place between Sunday 13th August to Sunday 10th September, 2017 and is hosted by the lovely Aentee of Read At Midnight, with artwork by CW of Read, Think, Ponder. You can find all details here.
The challenge is based on a bingo board, where each square represents a challenge you must finish to gain points and level up. The path you take on the board is dependant on your chosen character class, and you can choose between these four:
I LOVE fantasy and magic, so I have selected to take the path of the mage.
Behold, my character card!
And of course, a lot of the fun is completing the challenges. So here’s the board, with the purple squares as the character quests and the blue squares as possible side quests:
My Reading Quest TBR
This challenge has several goals for me. One is to read more fantasy again (with the path of the mage, that should be a breeze). A second one is to get excited about reading again (and since I’m already wishing I could start this one right now, I’d say that’ll go well too). And last but not least, I want to take the opportunity to get through some books that have been on my backlist for ages already. So without further ado, let’s get to my TBR!
(Also, this is the point where I admit I’m a huge mood reader, so this is actually a tentative TBR and may still change depending on said mood)
A book with a one word title:
For this first challenge I’ve chosen Want by Cindy Pon. This diverse sci-fi set in Taipei has been on my radar for a while so it’s the perfect start to this challenge.
A book that contains magic:
A magical read I’ve also been wanting to get into for a while is Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.
A book based on mythology:
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan. I’m buddy reading this series at the moment with the lovely Uma of Books. Bags. Burgers and I’m guessing we will read this one during the time of the challenge so does that sound perfect or what?
A book set in a different world:
How about I finally dive into the sci-fi world of Red Rising by Pierce Brown?
The first book of a series:
And since this challenge is proving great in motivating me to stop procrastinating so many great books, I’ll finally get to the Others series by Anne Bishop, starting with Written in Red.
I’m keeping the side quests open for now. I want to try to finish all of these first, and depending on my progress/mood, I may get to one or more of these side quests.