I came across this Disney Readathon on Little Book Owl‘s Blog. She usually posts all the readathons, that she knows of, on this page. So head over there if you want to find a readathon to participate in.
Anyways, the readathon is created and hosted by Hannah Elizabeth from the Tiny Book Dragon and it’s going to run from May 6 to 12. The Readathon is going to be centered around, you guess it, on Disney characters. I really like the characters that Hannah chooses because not all of them are the typical characters that most people use/know.
Here are the challenges for the readathon:
Frozen: Read a book set in Winter
Dory: Read a book you forgotten you own
Aurora’s Dress: Read a book with pink and blue on the cover
Hewey, Dewey and Louie: Read a book part of a Trilogy
Cinderella: Read the original story of the Brother’s Grimm and watch the Disney adaptation
You can also participate in reading sprints and other fun stuff by following the twitter account @DISNEYREADALONG.
Here are the books that I’m planning on reading for the challenges. Mind you, this might change as the readathon progress, but for now, these are the ones that I have chosen from my bookshelves.
FROZEN: Hunted by Meagan Spooner
This book is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Yeva, born from an aristocratic family, but when they lost their fortune, her family was forced to moved to the outskirts of the town.
When her father goes missing int he forest, she must go out and look for him. Knowing that he is tracking a creature, she sets out to hunt the Beast in a cursed valley
***I’ve been meaning to pick this book up for awhile now and this is a great time to do so. Plus, I think this is the only book I have that is set in winter or at least I hope so considering there’s snow on the cover. Right?!?!
DORY: Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Farway is a genius, but when he fails his final exam he takes on a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends, dealing with black market operations. When one heist goes wrong, he must travel through time to solve a mystery and discover a frightening truth.
***Apparently I own this book. I bought this book twice because I didn’t remember that I actually own the book already. I was really surprised when I did an inventory of my new purchased novels and saw two copies of this. Anyways, I’m actually really excited for this book I’ve read two of Graudin’s novels already and I actually enjoy them.
HEWEY, DEWEY, LOUIE: Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
Synopsis of the 1st Book: Magnus Chase has been on the run for two years, since his mother told him to run, but with a warning of never to go to his Uncle Randolph. Unfortunately, he eventually caught up to him and is speaking about Norse mythology and his birthright.
Before things are explained to him, he is attacked by a fire giant that eventually kills him. This is where his story begins.
***I read the first book in this series a few months ago and really enjoyed it. I want to get to this one as soon as possible and this readathon is totally good for it.
CINDERELLA: The Little Glass Slipper by the Brother’s Grimm
Growing up, everyone has heard the story of Cinderella. A mistreated girl by her evil stepmother and stepsisters, but with the help of her Fairy Godmother, she is able to overcome these obstacles and follow her dream.
This is the story that all children know and love, but with the story of the Brother’s Grimm things are a lot darker.
***I’ve actually read the whole collection of the Grimm’s ‘fairytales’ but I don’t mind re-reading this particular one. Plus, I get to watch the Disney version too!
Ok, so that’s it for this TBR. Please join us because this readathon sounds so cool.