The #becausedragonsRAT is a fantasy readathon that will take place July 1st through 7th this year. I’m going to try to actually participate in this one because I am actually excited about all these books and I shouldn’t have any crazy plans that week. (edit: I just checked and I lied, I’m always busy in the summer on weekends. ‘Tis adulthood.) On to the challenges!
Challenge #1: Read a fantasy with red on the cover.
Challenge #3: Read a fantasy with a strong friendship.
For these challenges I chose Kiki’s Delivery Service by Eiko Kadono and translated by Lynne E. Riggs. I had no idea this was a book before I found it at the library book sale a couple months ago, but from the reviews on Goodreads it seems to be rare to find in the States. As for the challenges, it does have red on the cover and features a friendship between Kiki and her cat Jiji. I figured a book aimed towards children would be a perfect easy read for a readathon, and I’m interested to see how it is different from the movie.
Challenge #2: Read a fantasy based on a mythology you’re unfamiliar with.
Challenge #4: Read the last fantasy book you acquired.
I decided to go with Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente for these two challenges. I’m not hugely familiar with Russian folklore besides the figure Baba Yaga. I also just bought this book last weekend specifically for this challenge because I realized I was lacking in books based on mythology in general. See my most recent haul post if you’re interested.
Challenge #5: Read a fantasy with dragons!
As I was looking for dragon books on my shelves, I realized I am severely lacking in dragon books. Recommendations are welcome, if you have any favorites. I ended up choosing Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce, the 3rd book in The Immortals series. I’m in the midst of a Tortall re-read and just happened to be on this series, which works perfectly. I won’t spoil anything, but our main protagonist, Daine, ends up befriending a dragon.
T H E E N D
And there we have it! That is my TBR for the next readathon I am participating in. I think I can tackle these books within a week’s span, but we shall see. Let me know if you’ve read any of these or if you are interested in any of them, and I was serious about those dragon recs!