Salutations Chapterlings! I’m super excited to be posting this article because this will be my very first time participating in… THE CONTEMPORARY-A-THON!!! This is round five and I’m overcome by many feelings and nerves, but I’m super excited to be participating this year. Honestly, I have been wanting to do this readathon for so long, but my only fear was not reading enough contemporary to really participate. Turns out, I actually read contemporary fairly often and I had enough books to actually start joining in a lot sooner than I thought I could. So here we are! I’m eager, but nervous to jump in all the fun and fall down a reading rabbit hole for a whole week with all of you! To be honest, I had an incredibly hard time picking books for the challenges. This wasn’t due to the challenges being hard, but more so of too many options and not knowing what to choose. Not only choosing books, but the biggest question of all… “CAN YOU READ THESE IN ONE WEEK?!” Well… I think we all know by now that I’m overly ambitious and like setting myself up for failure. So let’s so this!
This round will be running from September 23rd – September 29th.
Liveshow: Saturday 28th 6 pm PST / 9 pm EST on Chelsea’s channel
🌻 The Hosts
🌻 The Challenges
🌻 1.) Read a 2019 release
🌻 2.) Read a contemporary with yellow on the cover
🌻 3.) Read a diverse contemporary (aim to read something outside of your own experience!)
🌻 4.) Read a contemporary with an illustrated cover
🌻 5.) Read a dark / hard-hitting contemporary
🌻 6.) Read a contemporary with plants on the cover
🌻 7.) A contemporary beloved by a member of the book community (shout out the creator, if you want!)
🌻 Tip: Double up and make as many of them work for as many books as you want!
🌻 My TBR
🌻 Side TBR
Okay, everyone! I think those are all the books I have picked out! And yes, I definitely thought it was necessary to create a side TBR especially since two of these books are quite short. Plus, a part of me is dying for any reason to reread Crenshaw this year and get sappy about it all over again. But anyway, please let me know down in the comments below if you’re participating this year and what books you’re going to try to read. Until next time, may the reading force be with you, I love you! ❤️