I’ve been participating in so many readathons lately, and here I am adding another one to that list. I saw some TBRs on the Avengers Readathon earlier today, and knew I wanted to participate as well. The readathon was created by The Perks of Being Noura and takes place from April 14 (today!) until May 14. I’m combining the majority of the prompts with reads for the O.W.L.s readathon in April, and probably the Asian Readathon in May because I want to participate in those as well.
For this readathon, there are 18 different S.H.I.E.L.D. assignments, designed after an Avengers character. You can choose up to two of them, and have to fulfill the challenges per assignment. So, who did I choose?
I chose Iron Man, who has always been one of my favorites. Let’s take a look at the assignments I’ll have to fulfill for Iron Man.
Tony’s suit > red on the cover
For the prompt of Tony’s suit, we have to read a book with red on the cover. I have quite a lot of options for this one, but I might go with…
Either Fullmetal Alchemist volume 2 by Hiromu Arakawa or The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke. I recently bought the former because I fell in love with the first volume a while ago. I can’t wait to continue the series. However, I might go for the latter instead, as I recently picked it up from the library and would like to read it before having to return the novel.
Stark industries > science fiction book
I have quite a lot of science fiction books on my to-read list, so this prompt is definitely not set in stone yet. Here are some of my options.
I requested Skyward by Brandon Sanderson from the library, and would like to read it before bringing it back soon. I’ve also had Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey on my shelf for a few months, and would like to read it before watching the TV show adaptation. Another book I picked up recently is Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza. I bought this when it was on sale in one of my favorite bookstores, but have since read quite a lot of negative reviews on it and am now scared to pick it up. Lastly, I have never read (or watched) Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, which I need to rectify this year.
the famous tony stark > award-winning book
This prompt falls perfectly in line with one of my picks for the O.W.L.s readathon, as the title of the series starts with an ‘r’. It won the Hugo Award in 2015 for best novel! Any guesses as to what it is?
That’s right! I’m finally reading The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu. I have no idea what this is about, to be honest. I know that it’s a science fiction novel by a famous Chinese author, and that everyone seems to love it.
iron man 3 > mental health
This is the prompt I’m definitely taking recommendations for!
It isn’t specifically stated in the synopsis of Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson, but I assume the main character of this book is dealing with trauma and PTSD after an attack. I might also listen to the audiobook of Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram because I’ve wanted to read that for ages and have only heard fantastic things about it.
war machine > book with robots or AI
A few hours before becoming aware of this readathon, I had started listening to the audiobook of Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman, the final book in the Illuminae Files. Coincidentally, it is the first day of the #avengersreadathon19 and I started a book without even knowing it would fit this prompt. Obviously, AIDAN is in here.
captain marvel > read a new release
You know that I had to pick Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence for this prompt. I pre-ordered it, have had it for about 10 days now and can’t wait to see how Nona’s story wraps up.
T’Challa > book by a black/African author
Last year, I bought a copy of The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin, the sequel to The Fifth Season. I loved the first book, and would like to continue the series before I completely forget what happened before. I also might listen to the audiobook of On the Come Up by Angie Thomas. I have such high expectations of Angie Thomas’ new book!
Nine Realms > translated book
I recently read the first black edition of Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba, and am dying to continue the series. It fits pretty well for this topic! I also might read Train Man by Hitori Nakano. It seems like a pretty funny read, which I might need between the heavier science fiction books.
White, red, and blue > one of these colors on the cover
I’ve put Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho on literally every TBR ever, and I still haven’t read it. Someone help me. I also have a copy of Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor from the library, which is entirely blue. Lastly, I might tackle The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. It could fit for this topic because on my copy, the title and dragon are blue.
That’s my TBR for the #avengersreadathon19! Have you read any of these books? Are you participating? Which character are you aiming for?