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Trope-ical Readathon - Team Fantasy - August 2022 Round Announcement & TBR

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing my plans for the August 2022 round of the Trope-ical Readathon which is hosted by @jenjenreviews and @bookrob13.  It will run the entire month of August and I'm joining Team Fantasy again this time.

Like before there are fifteen total challenges to complete - two team challenges and thirteen common challenges (you either read a book that fits the given trope or one that fits the alternate prompt).  Each team also has two choices for your Team Book read as well.  For each challenge you complete, team book you read, and each page you read, you earn points for your team  You can also follow the official Trope-ical Readathon on Twitter and with the hashtag #TropeicalReadathon.  Without further ado, let's get to my tbr: 

Team Book:

My choice: Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger - I've heard so many great things about this, so when I saw this as a Team book I knew I had to read it.

 Team Challenges:

1. Read a book with a pre-modern-inspired setting.

My choice: Mark of the Thief (Mark of the Thief #1) by Jennifer A. Nielsen - I've loved everything I've read from this author in the past and I can't wait to start in this YA fantasy trilogy set in Ancient Rome.

2. Read a book featuring the "Dwindling Magic" trope.

My choice: The Truth (Discworld #25) by Terry Pratchett - I figure you could consider this entire series part of this trope really.

Common Challenges:

1. Absent/ Dead Parent(s) or A Book With More Than One Author

My choice: The Civilsation of the Crowd: Popular Culture in England 1750-1900 by J.M. Golby and A.W. Purdue - I found this at a book sale a while back and it sounds pretty interesting. Fits the alternate prompt.

2. Love Triangle or Followers/ Friends Choose Between Two Books

My choice: The Archived (The Archived #1) by Victoria Schwab - Schwab is one of my favorite authors and I don't know why I was putting this off for so long.  I held a poll on Twitter to help me decide on which book.

3. The New Kid In Town or A Genre You Don't Usually Read 

My choice: The Sixth Wife (Tudor Saga #7) by Jean Plaidy - I haven't read any of the other books in this series, but one of my friends gave me this historical fiction book about Katherine Parr so I thought I'd give it a try.  I don't often read historical fiction that isn't mixed with a bit of something else.

4. Dark Academia or A Borrowed Book

My choice: The Last Wife of Henry VIII (Wives of Henry VIII) by Carolly Erickson - So that same friend gave me this other book to read about Katherine Parr, so I'll be overloaded on Henry VIII and his last wife in August!

5. Holiday or Takes Place In Another Country

My choice: Someday We Will Fly by Rachel DeWoskin - This YA historical novel is set primarily in Shanghai during WWII and sounds fascinating.

6. Blast From The Past or A Book Published Before 2000

My choice: Slugs (Slugs #1) by Shaun Hutson - Just look at that cover - so gross and creepy!!  By the way, this horror novel was originally published in 1982.

7. Mixed Media or An Audiobook Or An Ebook

My choice: Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends #1) by Kelley Armstrong - I picked up the Playaway edition of this novel at a library book sale awhile back and I've been sitting on it for way too long.

8. Apocalyptic/ Dystopia or A Comfort Read 

My choice: Ashes of the Sun (Burningblade and Silvereye #1) by Django Wexler - I've never read anything from this author before, but it looks like this might be right up my alley.

9. Found Family or A Book In A Series

My choice: Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #3) by Laurell K. Hamilton - I've really gotten a kick out of this series so far.  Plus, just look at the cover of the paperback copy I have.  It sure is something else!

10. Celebrity or Recommended By A Celebrity

My choice: The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon A Con #2) by Ashley Poston - This series has been so darn cute and this seems like as good of a Celebrity book than anything.

11. Multiple POV or Multiple POC Characters 

My choice: You'll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus - I do like her brand of YA mystery thriller and it has multiple POV characters.

12. Bookish Themes or Pun In The Title

My choice: Of Books and Bagpipes (Scottish Bookshop Mystery #2) by Paige Shelton - The first book in this series had potential but it fell a little short, but I've decided I'm going to try the sequel to see if it's any better.

13. Retelling or A Book With A TV Or Movie Adaptation

My choice: The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup - I've been eyeing the tv adaptation on Netflix, but I want to read this original novel before I jump into it.  Both look and sound like they'll be great.

Are you taking part in this readathon?  Have you read any of these books?  What one should I read first?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!


  1. Sounds like an exciting readathon. I'll be rooting you on!

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