The Summerathon is a week-long readathon hosted by Amy @ A Court of Crowns and Quills, Heather @ Bookables, Melanie @ Mel to the Any, Aimee @ Aimee Reads and Jen @ Pinot and Pages, running from 21-27 June. I’ve mentioned before that I tend to prefer month-long readathons to readathons that only last a week, but this readathon just sounded like too much fun to pass up!
Challenge 1: Read a beachy read
Challenge 2: Read a book with sunrise colors on the cover
Challenge 3: Read a book featuring a road trip/traveling or summer vacation
Challenge 4: Read a book set in summer
Challenge 5: Read a book with food on the cover
Challenge 6: Drink your favorite summery drink while reading
I’m going to try and use as many NetGalley reads for this readathon as possible – I have a lot I need to get through!
Ready a beachy read
I received a copy of Sea Witch through NetGalley and still haven’t read it, so I need to get on it! Despite my parents living within walking distance of a beach I’m not much of a beach person – the sand gets everywhere! – but when I am near the coast I love reading books set in, on or near the sea, so this seems like the perfect fit.
Read a book with sunrise colours on the cover
David Mogo, Godhunter is another book I received through NetGalley which is out this summer, and it has a sun on it! I’m trying to read more African-inspired fantasy and I love novels set in Nigeria – this novel combines both of those things.
Read a book featuring a road trip/travelling or summer vacation
Under the Pendulum Sun follows a heroine who must travel to the world of the fae to find her missing brother who’s been working as a missionary there. It’s not exactly your typical travel story, but I’ve been meaning to pick this up for ages so I need to get to it, especially as I’ve been enjoying more and more books featuring fae this year!
Read a book set in summer
I enjoyed Riley Sager’s Final Girls, so I couldn’t resist requesting a copy of Last Time I Lied which I still haven’t read. Story of my life. I tend to gravitate towards thrillers during the summer and this one is set at a summer camp, so it’ll be the perfect read for this readathon.
Read a book with food on the cover
The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) is the only book on my TBR that I haven’t received through NetGalley, but it sounds like the ideal read for this readathon. I’m trying to read as much f/f as I can this year and while I don’t read YA contemporary very often, I tend to reach for them more in the summer.
Drink your favourite summery drink while reading
I’m a simple girl. I don’t drink hot drinks, apart from hot chocolate in the winter, and I’m not really a big alcohol fan (although I do love a cocktail), so I’m going to chill out with a book and a can of my favourite drink straight from the fridge: Vanilla Zero Coke.