Trope-ical Readathon 3.0

So, I decided to join not one, but two readathons in August; Series Crackdown 10.0 and Trope-ical Readathon 3.0. In this post I will share my TBR for the Trope-ical Readathon.

What is it?

The Trope-ical Readathon is a team-based readathon, with general prompts, team prompts and a team read. You get points for every challenge you finish and try to gather the most points with your team. Details can be found on Jenny’s blog.

When is it?

August 1 – August 31 2020

What are the challenges?

These are the general challenges. You can read a book with the given trope or one that fulfills the alternative prompt. Apart from that, there are five teams. Each team has it’s own team captain, team book and team challenges. I’m joining the Contemporary / Literary / Historical Fiction team.

Team Contemporary/Literature/Historical Fiction. Team Challenge 1: Read a Coming-of-Age novel. Team Challenge 2: Read a book with a war setting. Team Book: Don't Ask Me Where I'm From by Jennifer De Leon.

There is an alternative team book, because this one has a release date in the middle of August. The alternative is A Burning by Megha Majumdar, which has been on my wishlist for quite some time now.


I have picked options from my shelves (and some from my wishlist) for every challenge. Last month was a record setting month for me, with ?? books finished, so that means sixteen books i a stretch. But, I do have a lot of time off in August and I like to have options, so we’ll see how far I’ll get.

Absent/Dead parents or A book with multiple authors
S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

Strange names or Book that starts with L
Lanny by Max Porter

Outbreak/Pandemic or Part of series
Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

Forbidden romance or Banned book
Beloved by Toni Morrison

Dystopia or 500+ pages
The Overstory by Richard Powers

Blast from the past or Different generation
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Mixed media or Audiobook
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar

Artificial Intelligence or Ebook
So many options for this one. I might go for My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Amnesia or A book you forgot about
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Enemies to lovers or A book you DNF’d
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

Chosen one or Recommended book
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

The new kid in town or A genre you don’t usually read
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (in Dutch)

Retelling or Adapted book
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (in Dutch)

Coming of age
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Human Acts by Han Kang

Group books
A Burning by Megha Majumdar / The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo / Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

And now?

I will keep track of my progress on Goodreads, Twitter and Instagram. You can follow the readathon in general via #tropeicalreadathon and the Twitter Account @Trop-icalReads.

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