THE CHALLENGES ARE AS FOLLOWS
1) read an average of 300 pages a day
2) read a book with over 500 pages
3) re-read one book
4) finish a series/trilogy
5) read a book that's been on your shelf forever
6) listen to an audiobook
7) read a classic
Both Raleen and Ariel encouraged everyone to combine challenges so for example, you can combine challenges 6 + 7 and read an audiobook of Pride and Prejudice. Just so you get an idea.
So in particular order (hee hee see what I did there) here is my booktube-a-thon TBR! (to be read list if you didn't know the meaning of the acronym) (I did not include challenge #1 since it does apply to whole week in itself and not one particular book )
(Also have you noticed that I really like parenthesis ^_^)
Challenge #2: Read a book over 500 pages
Habibi by Craig Thompson
From the internationally acclaimed author of Blankets (“A triumph for the genre.”—Library Journal), a highly anticipated new graphic novel.
Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth—and frailty—of their connection.
At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling.
Habibi is a mammoth of a book. I have the hardback first print edition and it is absolutely gorgeous and huge, containing in its contents 672 pages of illustration and text. I don't know much about this graphic novel other than it's huge hype and praise when it came out two years ago but I'm really excited to read this. My mother actually read this a couple months ago, during an afternoon and finished it in a couple hours and absolutely loved it.
Challenge #3: re-read one book/Challange #4: finish a series/trilogy
The Chasing Yesterday Trilogy by Robin Wasserman!
Found: One girl, age 13. Unconscious. Unharmed. Unclaimed. Unidentified.
J.D. may not know the truth about her past, but she knows she's in danger, and she can't shake the dark visions haunting her dreams. She won't be safe until she figures out who she is and where she came from. She can trust no one, not even herself--especially not herself. Because it turns out there's one thing even more terrible than forgetting her past: remembering.
At each book roughly at 200 pages, the trilogy is all together 656 pages.
Since the challenge is to read 300 pages a day, if everything goes to plan, I can easily finish this trilogy in two days. Not too shabby!
This brings our total to 1,328.
Challenge #5: read a book that's been on your shelf forever
ALL OF THE BOOKS APPLY TO THIS ONE. DONE AND DONE.
Challenge #6: Listen to an audiobook
Bossypants By Tina Fey!
She has seen both these dreams come true.
At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon—from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.
Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.