I’m so excited for this new challenge!
If you don’t know, the Book Junkie Trials were started by Rachael Marie. It’s a month-long read-a-thon taking place in July. There are multiple different quests to take depending on a personality quiz, with different advantages and disadvantages depending on the team you’re placed on. There’s also direct competitive that is additional. It’s one of the most elaborate, well put together reading challenges I’ve seen, and I encourage anyone reading this to watch this video.
I was placed with the Bards! There’s five challenges for that team, and so I wanted to give a quick TBR for this challenge for next month.
Challenge 1: Read a book with War, Military or Political Themes to learn how to help calm the situation.
For this challenge, I hope to read Verily, A New Hope, by Ian Doescher. This is a Shakespearean retelling of the Episode IV of Star War. Not only does this fulfill this challenge, but it also fulfills the overall Bard challenge which is to read a book with a poetic/musical element.
Challenge 2: Read an atmospheric or horror Book to pass this test of nerve.
Here, I’m hoping to read Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca. I really should have read this by now. Though it may not fit the definition of horror, it is extremely atmospheric and mysterious, or so I’ve heard.
Challenge 3: Enjoy an indulgent read.
I’m so exciting to pick up A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. I’ve always wanted to read this, especially given the Star Trek comparisons.
Challenger 4: Read a book that intimidates you, and this foe shall be a doddle.
For this challenge, I’m going to finally tackle A Memory of Light, the final book in the Wheel of Time series. It’s not that it’s intimidating because of the writing or length, but rather it’s intimidating because of the revelation that this is truly the last volume of my favorite series. I don’t want it to end.
The last challenge is just to read the group book, which is Stardust, by Neil Gaiman. I’ve already read this before, but I’m happy for the push to reread it.
I’m so excited to start! July couldn’t come soon enough.