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PopCulture Readathon - Announcement & Potential TBR

Happy Thursday everyone!  This month I'm going to be taking part in a brand new readathon: the PopCulture Readathon, created and hosted by Whitney @ bookswhitme (with some assistance from Lorryn @ Reading Parental) and it runs for the entire month of July.  By the way, don't forget to follow the fun over on Twitter.  I've missed the first day, but that's alright - I've got the whole month to work with here.  Anyway, the PopCulture Readathon combines the best of the world of books and movies, specifically '90s movies (this round) and there are four '90s movie themed bingo cards to choose from to direct our reading (Teen Dream, Family Affair, The Adult Table, and Thrill Ride).  The goal is get a bingo of at least four squares in a row whether that's vertical, horizontal, or diagonal.  We can either stop after we reach those four or keep going and try for a blackout bingo of completing all sixteen squares on the board.  Or, you could even try for a bingo on each of the four themed boards.  Personally, I'm aiming to complete the Thrill Ride board with a blackout bingo.  I love so many of the prompts and movies referenced on each board, but who am I kidding the Thrill Ride board really speaks to me.  There are so many favorites!  Without further ado, let's get to the books I plan on reading for this fun new readathon:

Nancy Downs - Book with a power hungry character

My choice: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games #0) by Suzanne Collins

Jurassic Park - Book set on an island/ coast/ body of water

My choice: Harbor by John Ajvide Lindqvist

"What's Your Favorite Scary Movie" - Read a book by one of your favorite authors

My choice: Scourged (The Iron Druid Chronicles #9) by Kevin Hearne

The Faculty - Read a dark academia book

My choice: Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo

I Know What You Did Last Summer - Read a 2019 release

My choice: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

"Everybody's A Suspect" - Read a mystery or a thriller 

My choice: Shakespeare's Champion (A Lily Bard Mystery #2) by Charlaine Harris

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Chosen one trope

My choice: Sabriel (The Old Kingdom #1) by Garth Nix

Calling the Corners - Book with one of the 4 elements (earth, fire, water, air)

My choice: Princeps' Fury (Codex Alera #5) by Jim Butcher

"It's Just A Bunch of Hocus Pocus" - Read a book that includes magic

My choice: Revisionary (Magic Ex Libris #4) by Jim C. Hines

"Light As A Feather, Stiff As A Board" - Book with a creepy or haunted feel

My choice: The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox

Candyman - Book with supernatural creatures

My choice: Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock #1) by Faith Hunter

Scream - Read a book in your second favorite genre

My choice: Supernova (Renegades #3) by Marissa Meyer

Sidney Prescott - Book with a bad ass main character

My choice: Aurora Burning (Aurora Rising #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The Mummy - Book with the undead (zombies, ghosts, vampires, etc)

My choice: Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress #1) by Jeaniene Frost

Blair Witch Project - Book with a black or white cover

My choice: The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

Practical Magic - Book that involves a curse 

My choice: The Curse of Jacob Tracy by Holly Messinger

Are you participating in this readathon?  Have you read any of the books on my readathon tbr?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!


  1. This is a cool challenge, and I love all the books you picked! I've never heard of Harbor and I NEED a copy!

    1. I loved Lindqvist's Let the Right One In so I'm really looking forward to it. :)

  2. great challenge. looks like you have some wonderful books to meet your goal
    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. Sooo many good books!! I hope that you have fun because this looks great!

  4. Good luck with your readathon!! This looks like a fun one!


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