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July ’20 TBR: Pop Culture Readathon

Good morning bookworms!

So… this is a bit late, but there’s a reason for it. I completely forgot that I had intended on doing the Pop Culture Readathon this month. And because I forgot, my plan was to just reread the Mortal Instruments (which I have almost totally forgotten because the TV series has stolen what actually happened from my mind, and also it’s been YEARS – like, at least 6 – since I’ve read them), and then finally start get a start on the 10,000 other Shadowhunter books I am behind on.

However, now that Twitter has reminded me that I said I’d do this, let’s see if I can smash some books into the prompts for the board I chose!!

OK, so I chose (at the very start of June, which is why I forgot about it…) the Thrill Ride board. This is probably an interesting choice for me, because I always VEHEMENTLY say that I do not read horror or thriller books. Nor do I really watch movies in those genres. But you know what I did watch a lot of in the 90’s? Slasher teen creepy movies, which is a) probably what has scarred me for life, and b) basically covers all the below prompts!!

Pop Culture Readathon Thrill Ride prompts board


challenge books


This board actually works really well with my shadowhunter reading, as I can shove some in that fit quite nicely, and I think I can fit in some graphic novels that I’ve had piling up as well to help hit as many prompts as I can. Because, you guessed it, I’m going to try and hit the whole board, not just a bingo!!

Thrill Ride
Book Title
Nancy Downs Book with a power hungry character City of Glass Cassandra Clare Mortal Instruments #3 City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Jurassic Park Book set on an island / coast / body of water The Last Council Kazu Kibuishi Amulet #4 The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi
What’s your favourite scary movie? Read a book by one of your favourite authors Lament Maggie Stiefvater Lament
The Faculty Read a dark academia book Ninth House Leigh Bardugo Ninth House
I Know What You Did Last Summer Read a 2019 release Meet Cute Helena Hunting Meet Cute by Helena Hunting
“Everybody’s a suspect” Read a mystery or thriller A Question of Holmes Brittany Cavallaro A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Read a ‘chosen one’ trope The Stonekeeper’s Curse Kazu Kibuishi Amulet #2 The Stonekeeper's Curse by Kazu Kibuishi
Calling the corners Book with one of the four elements (earth / air / fire / water) Prince of the Elves Kazu Kibuishi Amulet #5 Prince of Elves by Kazu Kibuishi
“It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus” Read a book that includes magic City of Fallen Angels Cassandra Clare Mortal Instruments #4 City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
“Light as a feather, stiff as a board” Book with a creepy or haunted feel The Stonekeeper Kazu Kibuishi Amulet #1 The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
Candyman Book with supernatural elements City of Bones Cassandra Clare Mortal Instruments #1 City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Scream 2 Read a book in your second favourite genre Take a Hint, Dani Brown Talia Hibbert Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
Sidney Prescott Book with a badass main character Rat Queens Vol 2 Kurtis J. Wiebe Rat Queens Volume 2 by Kurtis J. Wiebe
The Mummy Book with the undead (zombies, ghosts, vamps, etc.) City of Ashes Cassandra Clare mortal Instruments #2 City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
The Blair Witch Project Book with a black or white cover Fence: Rivals C. S. Pacat Fence Volume 4: Rivals by C. S. Pacat
Practical Magic Book that involves a curse City of Lost Souls Cassandra Clare Mortal Instruments #5 City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare


Now, obviously for some of these I am completely guessing, as I haven’t read them!! But I’ll try and update the sheet as I go so when we get to the end of the month I’ll be able to tell if I need to move them around or not…

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I doubt very much that I will read all of these (especially Ninth House), but it’s a nice list and a good guide if I get stuck!!

What books are you reading in July?

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo


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