February is over and March has begun. We all know what that means, right? Of course we do! It’s time for another round of the Trope-ical Readathon! This super fun readathon happens once or twice in the year and is usually the only time I actually bother with a TBR, haha.
What is the Trope-ical Readathon, you ask? Well, it’s a month-long readathon created and run by Jenny @ JenJenReviews and her partner, @BookRob, that centers around reading books that feature specific “tropes”. Think stuff like “found family” and the ever contested “love triangle”. There are thirteen general prompts geared towards thirteen different tropes, so there’s bound to be at least a couple you love!
It’s also a team based challenge, so all the points you gain from reading during March go towards whatever team you choose. There are quite a few teams, so you are spoiled for choice! After many rounds on Team Mystery/Horror/Thriller, I have stabbed them in the back and abandoned them for my one true love… Team Fantasy! Each team also has two challenges and a choice to read an “old” or “new” team book.
I’m sure you might have more questions about this awesome readathon as I’m crap at explaining things, so if you want all the relevant information straight from the source, head over to the Trope-ical Readathon Information page.
For now, though, let me share with you what books I’ve picked to read this round!
Team Fantasy Challenges
Team Book (New)
The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman
I received this book in an OwlCrate box and have been wanting to pick it up ever since! First of all, the cover is stunning. Second of all, it sounds absolutely incredible. This book may have been the reason I switched sides, ngl. Of course, you can read any of the team books, but I’m a slow reader… I know I’m only gonna get to one and that had better be my team book.
Team Challenge #1: The Woods
The Shadows by Alex North
I had no idea what I was going to do for this challenge at first. I’m trying to stick with mostly books I own to help #BeatTheBacklog, but I couldn’t think of anything that heavily featured the woods or a forest! That’s where the handy Recommendations page helped out. This book was mentioned and it’s definitely on my owned TBR. Win-win!
Team Challenge #2: Quest
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
That’s right, y’all, I’m going to finally read The Fifth Season! I always try to focus on my team challenges during this readathon, so this book is definitely getting read. I’m so excited to finally be picking it! And it definitely involves a quest as our main character is in search of her kidnapped daughter. I might have to start with this one first!