Saturday, January 9, 2021

Medieval-a-thon 2021

Medieval-a-thon 2021
hosted by Holly Hearts Books
January 10 to February 10, 2021
details: twitter | instagram | youtube | discord

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I will follow the Seamstress route and try to rise in the nobility ranks from a lowly Prisoner to an enchanting Empress.
Prospects per prompts:

Read a book you are unsure about:
The Betrayal of Trust
by Mystery, Crime, England
Published: 2011
Mystery, Crime, England | Goodreads | my rating: tba | my two-bits: tba


First book to a series:
The Bridal Wreath
(Kristin Lavransdatter #1)
by Sigrid Undset
translated by Charles Archer J.S. Scott
Published: 1987 (first 1920)
Historical, Classic, Scandinavian | Goodreads | my rating: tba | my two-bits: tba


A book embossed or foiling on the cover:
Legacy
by Cayla Kluver
Published: 2011
YA, Fantasy, Romance | Goodreads | my rating: tba | my two-bits: dnf


The last book you bought/borrowed:
Ariel
by Sylvia Plath
Published: 2010 (first 1966)
Poetry, Feminism, American | Goodreads | read: 1/26/21


Prettiest book on your shelf:
Breasts and Eggs
by Mieko Kawakami
translated by Sam Bett, David Boyd
Published: 2020
Literary, Feminism, Japan | Goodreads | my rating: 5
got me thinking: about the female body, children and meaning of life

Other prospects:
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
by V.E. Schwab
Fantasy, Historical, Romance, (audio) | Published: 2020 | Goodreads | my rating: tba

Artificial Condition
by Martha Wells
SciFi, Novella | Published: 2018 | Goodreads | my rating: 5
my two-bits: loved the continuation of the mystery of this AI's past
Bad Debts
by Peter Temple
Published: 2005 (first 1996)
Mystery, Australia | Goodreads | my rating: 3
| my two-bits: Fell for the protagonist and his circle of friends more than the story.

A Closed and Common Orbit
by Becky Chambers
Published: 2016
SciFi, Space Opera | Goodreads |my rating: tba | my two-bits: tba


Before the Coffee Gets Cold
by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
translated by Geoffrey Trousselot
Fantasy, Time Travel, Japan, (audio) | Published: 2019 (first 2015) | Goodreads | my rating: 5
got me thinking: the importance of the present
Transcendent Kingdom
by Yaa Gyasi
Contemporary, Africa | Goodreads | my rating: 5
got me thinking: religion, science, depression

The Memory Police
by Yoko Ogawa
translated by Stephen Snyder
Literature, Dystopia, Japan, (audio) | Published: 2019 | Goodreads | my rating: 5
got me thinking: long-term illness, death and dying

Heartstopper
volume 1
by Alice Oseman
Graphic Novel, Romance, LGBTQ | Published: 2016 | Goodreads | my rating: 5
my two-bits: Loved the start of this feel good romance.

Heartstopper
volume 2
by Alice Oseman
Graphic Novel, Romance, LGBTQ | Published: 2019 | Goodreads | my rating: 5

STATUS as of Feb 7: #7 Empress

RESULTS: Completed! Interesting to note that I ended up reading books off the prompts/prospects list.

3 comments:

  1. Cheering you on to escape the dungeon and head upward to the palace. :)

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  2. This challenge looks like a good idea, and the books look great ^^

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