Sunday, 17 May 2015
#RYBSAT is a readathon that was started by Miranda from Bookss101. You can watch her announcement video for RYBSAT Round 5 here, she definitely explains it better than I do!
RYBSAT basically stands for Read Your Bookshelf-A-Thon, and the premise is that you pick a spot on your bookshelf and just read from there, seeing how many books you can complete in a week. The readathon will be running from 18th to the 25th wherever you are in the world and the idea is to join in and update your progress on social media using #RYBSAT. I think the appealing thing about this readathon is that it feels very productive as a chunk of your TBR shelf gets read and you can visibly see the progress. I've never taken part in a readathon before and this will be my first so I'm really excited!
I decided to pick the point on my bookshelf where some of my already planned TBR books for the month are sitting along with a few others. So today's post is quick comment on the books I plan to try and get through next week:
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
This was already on my May TBR so I thought that this would be a good point to start. It will also be my next classic for the 2015 Classics Challenge. I'm actually starting this today so really hoping it'll be a nice, quick read.
The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
This is my TBR jar pick for this month so I'll be trying to get it read next week for sure, I'm excited to get back into the Chaos Walking trilogy although I might need to refresh my memory of the first book. This is kind of long so I'm not sure how far I'll get after this but I might as well give it a go.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
This is actually a library book which needs returning soon so hopefully I'll be able to get to it during the readathon. I've seen so many people rave about this book for so long and I think it'll be a nice light read that I should get through fairly quickly.
A Month in The Country by E.L.Carr
I got this for my birthday last year because I wanted a few of the penguin essentials editions and this one had a really beautiful cover. I haven't got round to picking it up yet and I think that's because I don't actually know too much about it. I'm pretty sure it's set just after World War One and follows a soldier and a war survivor in a small English village where they are each undergoing a mission of local recovery and restoration. Sounds a bit vague but as I said I don't know very much about it, it's a short book though so I should hopefully get through it.
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
I probably won't end up getting to this but I'm going to try. I can't even remember how long this has been on my bookshelf so it definitely needs reading soon. Jeffrey Eugenides is a brilliant writer and I've heard nothing but good things about this book so I hope I can get to it.
So there is my rather ambitious TBR for #RYBSAT, I probably won't get to all of these but why not aim high?
Will you be participating in #RYBSAT?