READING CHALLENGE | The Reading Rush

Lately, readathons have been pushing me to read more. I have been finding it hard to focus on books with everything currently happening in the world and so, I have been really looking forward to participate in The Reading Rush readathon.

The Reading Rush is a week-long readathon that takes place every July. During this week (20th-26th), readers will try to finish as many books possible to complete each prompt. Completing or “winning” this readathon will earn you a badge and there will also be many other interesting things happening. To find out more about the readathon, make sure to check out their website here and their Twitter here. You can also find the announcement video of the reading challenges linked below.


MY READING RUSH TBR

READ A BOOK WITH A COVER THAT MATCHES THE COLOUR OF YOUR BIRTH STONE (citrine).
READ THE FIRST BOOK YOU TOUCH.

Daughters of Nri by Reni K. Amayo

G O O D R E A D S  |  S Y N O P S I S

A gruesome war results in the old gods’ departure from earth. The only remnants of their existence lie in two girls. Twins, separated at birth. Goddesses who grow up believing that they are human. Daughters Of Nri explores their epic journey of self-discovery as they embark on a path back to one another.

Strong-willed Naala grows up seeking adventure in her quiet and small village. While the more reserved Sinai resides in the cold and political palace of Nri. Though miles apart, both girls share an indestructible bond: they share the same blood, the same face, and possess the same unspoken magic, thought to have vanished with the lost gods.

The twin girls were separated at birth, a price paid to ensure their survival from Eze Ochichiri, the man who rules the Kingdom of Nri. Both girls are tested in ways that awaken a mystical, formidable power deep within themselves. Eventually, their paths both lead back to the mighty Eze.

But can they defeat the man who brought the gods themselves to their knees?

I saw this book a few times on Twitter a while back but when I first saw it, it really took my breath away and I have been wanting to read it ever since. 


READ A BOOK THAT STARTS WITH THE WORD “THE”.
READ A BOOK COMPLETELY OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOUSE.

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (The Twilight Saga #3.5) by Stephenie Meyer

G O O D R E A D S  |  S Y N O P S I S

FANS OF THE TWILIGHT SAGA WILL BE ENTHRALLED BY THIS RIVETING STORY OF BREE TANNER, A CHARACTER FIRST INTRODUCED IN ECLIPSE, AND THE DARKER SIDE OF THE NEWBORN VAMPIRE WORLD SHE INHABITS.

BREE TANNER CAN BARELY REMEMBER LIFE before she had uncannily powerful senses, superhuman reflexes, and unstoppable physical strength. Life before she had a relentless thirst for blood… life before she became a vampire.

ALL BREE KNOWS IS THAT LIVING WITH HER fellow newborns has few certainties and even fewer rules: watch your back, don’t draw attention to yourself, and above all, make it home by sunrise or die. What she doesn’t know: her time as an immortal is quickly running out.

THEN BREE FINDS AN UNEXPECTED FRIEND in Diego, a newborn just as curious as Bree about their mysterious creator, whom they only know as her. As they come to realize that the newborns are pawns in a game larger than anything they could have imagined, Bree and Diego must choose sides and decide whom to trust. But when everything you know about vampires is based on a lie, how do you find the truth?

IN ANOTHER IRRESISTIBLE COMBINATION of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.


READ A BOOK THAT INSPIRED A MOVIE YOU’VE ALREADY SEEN.

New Moon (The Twilight Saga #2) by Stephenie Meyer

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I knew we were both in mortal danger. Still, in that instant, I felt well. Whole. I could feel my heart racing in my chest, the blood pulsing hot and fast through my veins again. My lungs filled deep with the sweet scent that came off his skin. It was like there had never been any hole in my chest. I was perfect – not healed, but as if there had never been a wound in the first place. 

I FELT LIKE I WAS TRAPPED IN ONE OF THOSE TERRIFYING NIGHTMARES, the one where you have to run, run till your lungs burst, but you can’t make your body move fast enough…. But this was no dream, and, unlike the nightmare, I wasn’t running for my life; I was racing to save something infinitely more precious. My own life meant little to me today. 

FOR BELLA SWAN THERE IS ONE THING more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella could ever have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning….

LEGIONS OF READERS ENTRANCED BY THE New York Times bestseller Twilight are hungry for the continuing story of star-crossed lovers Bell and Edward. In New Moon, Stephanie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural spin. passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.

Because of the new Twilight book coming out next month, Midnight Sun, I decided to binge read the series for the first time. So far, I am almost finished with the first book and I am planning on reading this one and the short story for this readathon. If my reading does not go as planned, I will read this book for these last three prompts instead and find another short book that fits the prompts I grouped together above.


READ A BOOK IN A GENRE THAT YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO READ MORE OF.
READ A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE ON A DIFFERENT CONTINENT THAN WHERE YOU LIVE.

Eclipse (The Twilight Saga #3) by Stephenie Meyer

G O O D R E A D S  |  S Y N O P S I S

“BELLA?”

Edward’s soft voice came from behind me. I turned to see him spring lightly up the porch steps, his hair windblown from running. He pulled me into his arms at once, just like he had in the parking lot, and kissed me again.

This kiss frightened me. There was too much tension, too strong an edge to the way his lips crushed mine – like he was afraid we had only so much time left to us.

As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob – knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

READERS CAPTIVATED BY Twilight AND New Moon will eagerly devour Eclipse, the much-anticipated third book in Stephenie Meyer’s riveting vampire love saga.


BONUS: READ THE READING RUSH BOOK CLUB READ.

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

G O O D R E A D S  |  S Y N O P S I S

In the midst of a family crisis one late evening, white blogger Alix Chamberlain calls her African American babysitter, Emira, asking her to take toddler Briar to the local market for distraction. There, the security guard accuses Emira of kidnapping Briar, and Alix’s efforts to right the situation turn out to be good intentions selfishly mismanaged.


I honestly do not think I will be able to finish all these books but I really want to complete my first Reading Rush. If push comes to shove, I will only read the first three books (maybe change the second book to something else) on this list as the third one fits the rest of the prompts and the book club read isn’t part of the challenges, so I guess it will work out in the end.

Will you be participating? And if so, how many books are you planning on reading?

Keep reading and never stop telling stories.

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