i am terrible with readathons, even just monthly reading challenges. i know that. but what the heck? i found this cute readathon starting next month, and i just know i had to join in.
Jamieson at Jami’s Shelves decided to make the Marvel readathon, which i think is incredibly creative.
so technically, how it goes is, there is one book equivalent to one of the movies from the Marvel cinematic universe, starting from phase one to phase three.
how to do the marvel-a-thon:
1. readathon will start from June 1st midnight (your timezone) up to midnight July 1st. so you have one month of non-stop reading. just kidding. do take a break.
2. since there are 21 movies in the mcu
so far, we have 21 challenges, divided on which phase the movie has been released, for you to read
3. keep in mind that you can’t skip to other phases unless you’ve finished with the current phase you are in.
4. the challenges are found on the game board below, or you can look at my tbr. i have written them down there too.
NOTE: so according to Jamieson, you can interpret the challenges as loosely as you like. like for example, if the challenge is about a book that involves medicine, it could be a book that has a doctor or probably a character suffering from a physical or mental illness as they are taking medicine, even if not directly stated.
1. read as many books as you can.
2. you can read any book in random order as long as it’s within the same phase before you can move to the next phase.
3. you are allowed 2 skips per phase, and if you’ve read all books on a certain phase, you can have that carried over to the next phase.
4. you can’t use one book for multiple challenges, expect for the infinity war one.
5. the challenge is for books, graphic novels, audiobooks, fanfiction. whatever. be creative. lol. i think there’s no page limit too, so keep that in mind. 🙂
TO GET THE ORIGINAL POST FROM JAMIESON, CLICK THE LINK BELOW.
• Iron Man: Iron Man started the MCU timeline – Read the first book in a series.
Warcross by Marie Lu
• Hulk: Bruce Banner is famous for his green alter-ego. Read a book with a green cover
Falling Kingdom by Morgan Rhodes
• Iron Man 2: Iron Man 2 is one of Marvel’s most unpopular movies. Read a book that’s unpopular
Criminal Volume 1 by Ed Brubaker
• Thor: The Thor movies are based on Norse Mythology. Read a book that involved myth or mythology.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
• Captain America: Captain America is set during WW2. Read a book set or written in World War Two
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
• The Avengers: The Avengers is the first time we see the MCU heroes together. Read a book with multiple perspectives.
The Deal by Elle Kennedy
• Iron Man 3: Tony Stark has to make some hard decisions in this movie. Read a book that will challenge you
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
• Dark World: In The Dark World, Thor has to team up with Loki to win. Read a book that involves siblings.
Blankets by Craig Thompson
• Winter Soldier: In The Winter Soldier a character returns as a villain. Read a book where the main character is a villain or anti-hero
And I Darken by Kiersten White
• Guardians of the Galaxy: Guardians of the Galaxy is well known for it’s soundtrack. Read a book set in, written in, or involving the 80’s
I don’t have any for this as of the moment.
• Age of Ultron: The villain of Age Of Ultron is a robot created by Tony Stark. Read a book involving an AI in some way
Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
• Ant-Man: In Ant-Man, Scott involuntarily gets caught up in a heist. Read a book involving a heist or thieves.
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
• Civil War: The Avengers split into two teams after disagreements. Read a book about a rivalry or enemies
• Doctor Strange: Stephen Strange was a doctor before he was a hero. Read a book that involves medicine in some way
The Mad Man’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd
• GOTG: Volume 2: Volume Two shows even more epic space battles. Read a book set in or involving space
Rage of the Red Lantern by Geoff Johns
• Spider-Man: Peter Parker has to hide his superhero identity at school. Read a YA book involving secrets in some way
One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
• Thor: Ragnarok: Thor: Ragnarok is one of Marvel’s most popular movies. Read a popular book
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
• Infinity War: “the most ambitious crossover event in history”. Read a book that fulfills multiple challenges
Circe by Madeline Miller
• Black Panther: Black Panther features Marvel’s first black superhero. Read an ownvoices book with a black main character
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
• Captain Marvel: This movie will feature Marvel’s first female hero as the main character. Read a book with a female mc
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
• The Avengers 4: Details of this movie including it’s title are still a secret. Read a book you don’t know anything about.
The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King