#TheReadingQuest – I’m Participating in a Book Challenge!

I am participating in a book-reading challenge in August and September! I’ve never really participated in one of these before, but I was wooed by the cute art and idea of leveling up my character, haha. I am a sucker for cuteness and achievements.

#TheReadingQuest is put on by ReadAtMidnight, and starts August 13th! If you want to join in the fun, check out the introduction post and sign up.

I’ve convinced my queerfriend (I have a new partner, a nonbinary book-loving cutie, in case you didn’t know!) Laura to do the challenge with me. I’m a bard, and they’re a mage. Woohooo! They’ll be tracking their challenge on a tumblr blog they created just for this (because they’re so overly-organized and adorable like that).

Here are the books I’m planning to read for the challenge:

EDIT: Swapped out a few of my books to add more diversity, esp. in light of Charlottesville.

Bard Quest

  • TV/Movie Adaptation
    – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
    – 356 pages, marginalized auth – +20 EXP, +35 HP (6 pgs leftover)
  • Fairy Tale Retelling
    Cinder Ella by S. T. LynnRead!
    – 62 pages, marginalized auth – +20 EXP, +6 HP (2 pgs leftover)
  • Striking Typography:
    – Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
    – 456 pages, marginalized auth – +20 EXP, +45 HP (6 pgs leftver)
  • Translated from Another Language
    – Hana & Hina After School by Milk Morinaga
    – 180 pages, manga – +5 EXP, +9 HP
  • Banned Book
    – The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
    – 470 pages – +10 EXP, +47 HP

Completion of this quest line: +125 EXP, +143 HP

Side Quests

  • 500+ pages
    – Azumanga Daioh: The Omnibus by Kiyohiko Azuma
    – 675 pages, manga – +5 EXP, +33 HP
  • Animal in title
    – Bearly a Lady by Cassandra Khaw
    – 128 pages, marginalized auth – +20 EXP, +12 HP (8 pages leftover)
  • Graphic Novel, Novella, Poem collection:
    – Liquid City by A. C. Buchanan
    – 90 pages, marginalized auth – +20 EXP, +9 HP
  • Companion novel or short story:
    – Different Worlds by Lyssa Chiavari
    – 224 pages, marginalized auth – +20 EXP, +22 HP (4 pages leftover)
  • Book set in past/future:
    – Rocket Romance by Sophia Chester
    – 110 pages, marginalized auth – +20 EXP, +11 HP
  • Read whatever:
    – Awkward Path to Getting Lucky by Summer Heacock
    – 356 pages – +10 EXP, +35 HP (6 pages leftover)
  • Book by 2+ authors:
    – Power & Magic – The Queer Witch Comics Anthology
    – 180 pages, comic, marginalized auths – +20 EXP, +9 HP
  • Buddy-read a book (with Laura, of course)
    – Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver
    – 382 pages, marginalized auth – +20 EXP, +38 HP (2 pages leftover)

Completion of all side quests: +135 EXP, +205 HP

Rogue Quests (if I make it that far!)

  • Book w partially obscured face:
    – Dimple Met Rishi
    – 378 pages, marginalized auth – +20 EXP, +37 HP (8 pages leftover)
  • Book with <500 ratings Goodreads:
    – Storm of Masks by Apollo Blake
    – 274 pages, marginalized auth – +20 EXP, +27 HP (4 pages leftover)
  • Book by small press:
    – Babyji by Abha Dawesar
    – 368 pages, marginalized auth – +20 EXP, +36 HP (8 pages leftover)
  • Book w one-word title:
    – Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
    – 96 pages, marginalized auth – +20 EXP, +9 HP (6 pages leftover)

Completion of this quest line: +110 EXP, +111 HP

Completion of all books (hahaha I can dream): +370 EXP, +459 HP

Look forward to updates, book reviews, and rambling about the challenge in the coming month. And come read with us!

 

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