To help me stay excited about my huge, year-long reading challenges, I’ve been participating in as many mini-challenges as I can, and one of my online book clubs, The Reading Frenzy, has just posted its July challenge!
The prompts are circus-themed, and we are encouraged to read circus-related books for them if we can, but I’ve already read several of the suggestions (Water for Elephants, The Night Circus, etc.) so I’m just going straight for the prompts.
1. Menagerie: Read a book with an animal in the title — Butterfly Swords, by Jeannie Lin
2. Big Top: Read a book with red and white on the cover — Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman
3. Cotton Candy: Read a light and fluffy book — Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Seth Grahame-Smith
4. Flyers: Read a book about/set in space — Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie
5. Grandstand: Read a hyped book — Strange the Dreamer, by Laini Taylor
6. Ringmaster: Read the first book in a series or a standalone — Ship of Magic, by Robin Hobb
I’ve participated in a few of these challenges before, but failed to make a big deal of them: May’s was the “Try a Chapter” challenge, which is why I DNF’d so many books that month, and right now in June we’re reading books with color names in the title–I didn’t do a formal TBR for that because I simply had too many books to choose from! Pulling from my owned TBR netted me over a dozen, and if I factored in potential library books, I had almost thirty on the list. So I read a few but didn’t make a big deal about it.
If this sounds interesting and you want to participate, The Reading Frenzy is an open-admission Goodreads group, just hop over and ask to be added!