I decided to give this a try because I just bought a lot of books and I wanna read as much as I can this month! Anyway, I hope y’all enjoy! Comment below if you’re participating as well! Also, this isn’t the order I’m going to read them. It’s just a random order. Also, the point of this challenge is to read 7 books in 7 days. It’s very open and you can read anything, it’s just supposed to help with your tbr. It starts August 14th and ends on August 20th. 🙂
1. First Contact by Kat Green
I decided to read this book because it’s the shortest one I have on my kindle and all the physical books I have are too long for this challenge. Plus, I don’t read enough horror/thriller novels.
Sloane Osborne is a paranormal realtor in the business of selling haunted houses but, in truth, she’s only searching for one ghost. And her time is running out. It’s the 366th day after her fiancé’s death. Michael used to like putting things off for “a year and a day”—so tonight’s the night. Sloane will do anything to make contact with him before the clock strikes midnight. When she gets a call to check out a home in Waukesha, Wisconsin, it’s the last place she thinks Michael would contact her. Sloane is dead wrong.
2. Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
I chose this book because I never read it in school and it seems like a good classic. Also, once again, it’s another short book I own. You’re gonna see a pattern. I’m just gonna assume y’all know that the books I chose are the shortest ones I have and now I won’t have to say it for every book in this tbr haha.
Stark, skillfully woven, this fascinating novel explores the curious turnings of human character through the strange case of Dr. Jekyll, a kindly scientist who by night takes on his stunted evil self, Mr. Hyde. Anticipating modern psychology, Jekyll and Hyde is a brilliantly original study of man’s dual nature—as well as an immortal tale of suspense and terror. Published in 1866, Jekyll and Hyde was an instant success and brought Stevenson his first taste of fame. Though sometimes dismissed as a mere mystery story, the book has evoked much literary admirations. Vladimir Nabokov likened it to Madame Bovary and Dead Souls as “a fable that lies nearer to poetry than to ordinary prose fiction.”
3. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
I hardly read graphic novels and I thought this one would be perfect for this readathon! I’m super excited to read this graphic novel!
Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.
But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.
4. Animal Farm by George Orwell
Once again another classic I never read in school. They were having a sale on classics so I just had to get some! I’m excited for this one as well!
As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As we witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, we begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization; and in our most charismatic leaders, the souls of our cruelest oppressors
5. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
I’ve seen this book everywhere on Bookstagram and I figured it would be a really quick and easy read! I’m really excited for this one since I don’t really read a lot of poetry.
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
6. The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Like I’ve said before, it’s a short book and there was a sale haha. Hopefully I enjoy all these classics without having the added pressure of school.
It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Using the simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway takes the timeless themes of courage in the face of defeat and personal triumph won from loss and transforms them into a magnificent twentieth-century classic
7. Power Play by Eric Walters
I’ve been planning on reading this book for a while but never got around to it. So, I figured now is the perfect time! I’m so excited for this book it just seems sooooo good!
This gripping new novel by bestselling children’s/YA author Eric Walters explores the complex and disturbing relationship between a talented young hockey star and his predatory coach as it descends into sexual abuse. In one of his most moving and provocative stories to date, Walters combines a vivid portrayal of rink culture with a powerful and unflinching
I hope y’all enjoyed seeing the books I’m gonna read for this 7 in 7 Readathon! I really encourage everyone to give it a try! Comment below if you’re participating as well! ❤
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