Earlier this week I talked about how I’d be starting the Olympic Games read-a-thon, and I showed you all my intended TBR for June.
Only, because one read-a-thon just isn’t enough, I’m also going to be doing the #MakeYourMythTaker read-a-thon! The details are here, but essentially the idea is to follow the ‘tree’ of book prompts for your chosen mythical career/role.
Each tree has four prompts, so I’m going be doing two roles – Oracle and Assassin. I won’t let books cross over between these two trees, but they might (and hopefully will, or I’m screwed) cross over with the Olympic Games Read-a-thon prompts.
An oracle’s power is in their third eye, not their usual sight; go into a book blind and read a book you know hardly anything about
Foundryside (Founders #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett
I added this to my wishlist about a year ago and was sort of sketchy on the subject matter, even then. Now I’ve finally purchased it and I’m none the wiser. I just know that’s a trilogy and everybody seems to be loving it. Good enough for me!
Your magic shines through; read a book with a foiled cover.
Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger
I did initial start typing this out for the first prompt, but then I realised that it has a foiled cover (it’s really very pretty). Given that my foiled books are much rarer than those whose plots I’ve forgotten… here we are.
Truth or lie, you are always telling stories. Read a book about books.
The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry
This was a library book that I borrowed in February and haven’t been able to return due to the lockdown. Probably time to read it, ey? Incidentally, I really hate that cover. I keep trying to peel off the red ‘price sticker.’
Should you trust your third eye? Read a five star prediction.
The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) by Neal Shusterman
Assassins always have to assess their risks. Ask a friend to choose a book for you.
My Lady Jane: The Not Entirely True Story by Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand and Brodi Ashton
This was chosen for me by Katy, but 100% coincidentally also fits in to the other read-a-thon. I could hug her for having chosen it but it was genuinely accidental. But phew!
A rogue often relies on the cover of darkness to hide their wily ways. Read a book with a dark cover.
Doing Time (Time Police #1) by Jodi Taylor
I love time travel, and also completely fell in love with Jodi Taylor’s first series, starting with Just One Damned Thing After Another. This book isn’t part of that series, but does still relate to institutionalised time travel, which is right up my street!
Your assassination skills have made you quite the sneakster… choose a book, but don’t tell anybody which until you’ve finished reading it.
Umm, okay. This is a bit strange.
Your silent strength means you strike before anybody realises – take down your target quickly! Pick up a quick read.
Playing to the Gallery by Grayson Perry
This is a non-fiction book about modern art and it’s only 135 pages, so I should be able to whip through it. I do like learning about art, although my focus has always been more on impressionism and high renaissance, so I’m really interested in this one.
So those are my TBR piles for both the Oracle and Assassin pathways! Are you doing the #MakeYourMythTaker read-a-thon?