Hello, friends! I can’t believe we’re about to enter another month. I usually save my TBR — or “possibility list” — for the beginning of the month, but this one’s special because…
I wanted to share my PopCulture Readathon goals with you all a little bit early in case anyone who sees this hasn’t had the chance to sign up for the readathon yet!
If you missed last month’s announcement, I’m challenging myself to avoid making strict monthly TBRs for the rest of 2020. Instead, I’m making “possibility lists”: lists of things I’m in the mood for, some basic goals I have, planned buddy reads, etc.
Basically, it helps me avoid writing a TBR post while still leaving the opportunity for you awesome, lovely people to yell at me to pick up specific things and/or for us to make some kickass buddy reads happen. 😂💖
Now… let’s get on with the possibilities, shall we?
✨ POPCULTURE READATHON: 90s edition! ✨
Round 1 of the PopCulture Readathon is going from July 1st to July 31st and is based on 90s movies! Be still, my beating 90s kid heart.
For the PopCulture Readathon, there are 4 bingo boards, and you can try to get a bingo on 1 or multiple of them, fill out 1 or multiple cards, whatever you like. I decided to go with the THRILL RIDE bingo board and I’m aiming to fill the entire card!
🤗 buddy/group reads | 💀 popculture readathon | 🚀 sci-fi july
🍰 graphic novels/manga | 📜 poetry | 🎧 audiobook
🔁 reread | ✨ review copy | 💰 recent haul
- 🤗💀🚀 Court of Lions — Somaiya Daud
Nancy Downs: book with a power hungry character
I’m just going based off of the first book and assuming this one will fit! I think I’m group reading this one with a few lovely people on Twitter. ♥
- 💀 Kill River — Cameron Roubique
Jurassic Park: book set near water
- 💀 The House on Abigail Lane — Kealan Patrick Burke
“What’s your favorite scary movie?”: a book by one of your favorite authors
- 💀 A Lesson in Thorns — Sierra Simone
The Faculty: a dark academia book
- 💀🎧 On the Come Up — Angie Thomas
I Know What You Did Last Summer: a 2019 release
- 💀✨ The Wives — Tarryn Fisher
“Everybody’s a suspect”: a mystery/thriller
- 💀 The Shadow of What Was Lost — James Islington
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: a book with the “chosen one” trope
I’ve been working on this forever but I’m literally like 15% in… and Whitney said as long as we were less than 50% into a book before July 1st, it still could count. 😂
- 🤗💀✨ Burn Our Bodies Down — Rory Powers
Calling the corners: a book with one of the four main elements
I’m buddy reading this one with Storme!
- 💀✨ Ghost Wood Song — Erica Waters
“It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus”: a book that includes magic
- 💀✨ The Only Good Indians — Stephen Graham Jones?
“Light as a feather, stiff as a board”: a book with a creepy/haunted feel
- 💀✨ The Ghost Tree — Christina Henry
Candyman: book with supernatural creatures
- 🤗💀 Full Tilt — Emma Scott
Scream 2: book in your 2nd fave genre
I’m buddy reading this with Misty! I actually don’t have a favorite or 2nd favorite genre, because horror/romance/fantasy are all pretty much tied, so I just randomly picked from one of those.
- 🤗💀 House of Earth and Blood — Sarah J. Maas
Sidney Prescott: book with a badass MC
I’m buddy reading this one with Whitney, and I hear the MC is pretty badass!
- 💀✨ The Fell of Dark — Caleb Roehrig
The Mummy: book with the undead
- 💀✨ The Year of the Witching — Alexis Henderson
Blair Witch Project: book with a black or white cover
- 💀✨ The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue — V.E. Schwab
Practical Magic: book with a curse
- 🤗🎧🔁 The Last Olympian — Rick Riordan
Buddy RE-reading this with Ellyn!
- 🤗🎧 The Lost Hero — Rick Riordan
Buddy reading this with Ellyn and finally picking up the Heroes of Olympus series!
- 🤗🚀 The Song Rising — Samantha Shannon
Buddy reading this with Jules!
- 🤗✨ Legendborn — Tracy Deonn
Buddy reading this with Tasha!
Are you participating in the PopCulture Readathon? And what are you most excited to read in July?
Let me know in the comments!
— destiny ♥