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