Guys. Guys. I need to do this readathon. It’s like all of my Pokemon Trainer dreams are finally coming true after all of these years.
So this epic readathon is being hosted by Aentee @ Read at Midnight and there’s a lot of fun rules and stuff, which I will list here, but also I’ll link back to her post, too (click her name).
P.S. All graphics are made by Aentee and are free to use for this readathon!
P.P.S. Pokemon is owned by Nintendo and I claim nothing. This is just for fun!
Let’s start off with the basics:
What Is It?
The Pokemon Indigo League #ReadThemAllThon is a 3 weeks long reading challenge based on the Kanto’s Indigo League. Long-time fans of the series would recognize this as the first set of gyms Ash Ketchum had to conquer in his quest to become the Pokemon Master. Now you, my friends, will also embark on a journey to become the very best. Instead of fighting gym battles, you’ll be reading books instead!
When Is It?
The read-a-thon will run for 3 weeks between Sunday 14th August to Sunday 4th September.
You can sign up anytime between now and the end of the read-a-thon.
Now, there’s a bunch of fun associated with this readathon, and I’ll let you read all of the fine print on Aentee’s post, but here’s the Pokemon I’m going with!
A stage three Pokemon is good for points, and I love Bulbasaur, so I’m choosing this little guy! Also, thank you to Aentee for making me the trainer card!
His next evolution: 150CP
There are 8 reading challenges within this read-a-thon, based on the 8 gyms that are in the Indigo League. Earn a badge every time you complete a book!
Well, this one’s pretty self explanatory, so I’m going to choose to read Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. This is the first book in the Mercy Thompson series and has been on my TBR for months now.
288 pages, potential +28CP
Okay, some of you know that I don’t cry easily when it comes to books. At all. I might get teary or choked up, but it’s very rare that I cry. BUT, I’ve seen several recs for this one and I’m going to go with The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner, because I started it months ago and never finished it, but I guess it’s supposed to be a tear jerker?
384 pages, potential +38CP
I mean, what book would that be? I think for this one I’m going to go with The Book Thief by Markus Zuzack. I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things and everyone and their brother/mother/sister/uncle’s best friend’s daughter’s dog has read, so, it’s officially my turn.
592 pages, potential +59CP
For this one I’m choosing Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. Friendship that turns out to be more while these two boys go out to find the truth of the world and who they are? Yes please!
359 pages, potential +35CP
I’m going to do a crazy thing and pick The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons for this book. Why is it crazy, you ask? Because it’s over 800 pages long in kindle form… I’m crying already, but I also want to read this one because Russia + romance.
811 pages, potential +81CP
I think for this one I’m going to finish reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I started reading this a couple months ago for a different readathon, but I only read the first two or three chapters before I stopped because I just wasn’t in the mood at the time. But I’m hoping to read it for this readathon!
512 pages, potential +51CP
Okay, so it’s not 100% red, but its focal point is red! For this challenge I’m finally going to read Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. I’ve been putting it off for a long time and now I’m finally going to settle down and read it.
452 pages, potential +45CP
Alright, I’m not really into dystopian much anymore, but for this challenge I’ll read at least one more. For this one I’m going to choose Legend by Marie Lu. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this first book so I’m hoping to enjoy it.
305 pages, potential +30CP
Potential Total CP to Earn if I Finish ALL of the Books: 527 (includes +20CP bonus for each book finished)
Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦
Do you plan on participating in this epic readathon? Which Pokemon did you choose? Did you choose lengthy books or reasonably sized books for this readathon?