As you know, I’ll be participating in #TheReadingQuest read-a-thon from August 13th to September 10th.
Here is my Reading Quest ID card:
I’ll be posting my Reading Quest updates here on my blog and over on my twitter (@amykatecoles).
Since I’m a Bard, I’ll be taking the path on the far right column of the Quest Board:
#1. A book that has a TV/movie adaptation
Author: Jane Austen
Pages: 381 + 29 page introduction = 410
There are a couple film adaptations of this classic book including a rom-com with the same name from 1996 starring Gwyneth Paltrow. I also believe the movie Clueless is based off of Emma (correct me if I’m wrong, I haven’t seen the movie)! I also have to read this book for a class in my next semester of uni, so I figure I’d better get a head start!
#2. A fairy tale retelling
Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
This is a popular retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I tried to pick it up a few months ago and just wasn’t in the mood so I put it down after about 60 pages…. wish me luck with round two!
#3 A book cover with striking typography
Title: The Shadow of the Wind
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
I really don’t have many books with amazing typography on my shelf, and since I’m on a book buying ban I’m sort of limited. Luckily my boss at work brought in a box of books she didn’t want anymore and this beauty was among them (book buying ban loopholes 😏). The angled text on the book looks pretty awesome!
I’m aware that I could have used this book as to check off the translated book challenge but I have something else in mind for that one…
#4 A book translated from another language
Title: Anderson’s Fairy Tales
Author: Hans Christian Anderson
Translator: Mrs. E. V. Lucas and Mrs. H. B. Paull
This is a collection of 29 of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tales. Unfortunately the entire collection isn’t here – no The Little Mermaid – but there are The Snow Queen and The Emperor’s New Clothes among others. This was originally written in Danish and was obviously translated into English for these purposes.
#5 A banned book
Title: Death Note Volume 6
Author: Tsugumi Ohba
Andddd here I have a manga – which should be a nice break from all the novel’s I’ll be devouring. According to my research, Death Note has been banned from several Chinese cities partially because of an increase in hate crimes involving students making “death notes” and writing their enemies’ and teachers’ names in them – which is kinda creepy, yet I can see how it could be therapeutic 😜.
Total Pages To Read: 1854
That’s all that I’m for sure going to put on my TBR. I’m a big mood-reader so I’ll just see what I feel like picking up when it comes to the side quests.
Let me know what you think of my picks!
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