This year, I am planning to participate in the The Reading Rush readathon which takes place every July. However, when I saw on Twitter that there was an additional mini readathon, I just knew I had to squeeze it into my schedule. I am currently taking part in the O.W.L.’s Magical Readathon but decided to try and add a few more books to my list for the month as the prompts fit the books I want to read perfectly.
If you would like to find out more about The Reading Rush, you can take a look at their website and Twitter. From what I have seen, there are no rules except that it takes place from the 16th until the 19th of April and that you can choose the same book for more than one prompt—which made it perfect for me to join.
MY #STAYHOMEREADINGRUSH TBR
READ A BOOK WITH A HOUSE ON THE COVER & READ A BOOK IN THE SAME ROOM THE WHOLE TIME
Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid
A desperate young woman in Southern California sits down to write a letter to a man she’s never met—a choice that will forever change both their lives.
My heart goes out to you, David. Even though I do not know you…
The correspondence between Carrie Allsop and David Mayer reveals, piece by piece, the painful details of a devastating affair between their spouses. With each commiserating scratch of the pen, they confess their fears and bare their souls. They share the bewilderment over how things went so wrong and come to wonder where to go from here.
Told entirely through the letters of two comforting strangers and those of two illicit lovers, Evidence of the Affair explores the complex nature of the heart. And ultimately, for one woman, how liberating it can be when it’s broken.
Taylor Jenkins Reid is an author whose books I have been wanting to binge read for the longest time. I absolutely fell in love with Daisy Jones & the Six and have been dying to get to her other books as well. I bought this book on my Kindle a while back when it was on a sale and as it is short and fits the prompt, I think it is the perfect read for the readathon. It is also around a hundred pages, so I will most likely finish it in one sitting.
READ A BOOK SET SOMEWHERE YOU WISH YOU COULD GO & READ A BOOK THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMILE
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he’s a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.
Though Harry’s first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it’s his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.
Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative situations, and countless exciting details, the first installment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high-stakes adventures to come.
Ever since I read Harry Potter for the first time last year, I have been wanting to do a reread. I have decided to reread the series every year around autumn and winter time and will be reading the first book this month. It was already on my April TBR but I decided to use it for these prompts as they are so fitting.
STAY HOME READING TAG QUESTIONS
How is your reading going while staying home?
Staying home has been putting me in more of a reading mood but I, unfortunately, have not been reading as much as I hoped to. My schedule has been keeping me quite busy, leaving little space to sit down and get some reading done. Hoping to catch up soon!
Where have you been reading at home?
My bedroom. It is where I read all the time because I like to read where it is most quiet.
Best book you’ve read during isolation?
It is a tie between The Night Circus and The Tattooist of Auschwitz :)
What’s your favourite feel good book?
Any Harry Potter book. Especially the first few which are lighter reads.
Book you wish you could buy or borrow from the library?
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas. I have been wanting to buy a physical copy since the beginning of last month (when it was released) but could not because of everything going on.
Author you want to shout out during this time?
Alice Oseman. I read her Heartstopper graphic novels two months ago and loved them. They are such cute and fluffy reads. I highly recommend!
What is your Reading Rush TBR?
Evidence of the Affair and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
That is it for my TBR and little Q&A for this readathon! I really like that I was able to keep it short and simple because it motivates me to get through them more quickly.
Many thank yous to the hosts of The Reading Rush, Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay for hosting this little readathon. I think it is just another great way for us to stay busy a keep our minds off of all that is going on.
Keep on reading, stay home and never stop telling stories.