Readathon: Trope-ical Readathon

I’m so excited to be participating in the Trope-ical Readathon for the first time! I signed up for team Sci-Fi/Fantasy, because Rosewater is on my TBR and I was so excited to see it as the group book for this team. I’m posting this as my TBR post, but will also be coming back throughout the month to edit with progress updates. ๐Ÿ™‚

How it works

Basically, there are 13 common challenges that everyone can do and 2 team-specific challenges, making a total of 15 possible challenges to complete. Each challenge is based on a common trope found in books. Additionally, each team has a โ€œTeam Bookโ€ in their genre that they (and anyone else) can read for extra points! You cannot double/triple/quadruple/etc. up on any challenges (in other words, you cannot use one book to satisfy multiple challenges and you cannot complete the same challenge multiple times for extra points), and graphic novels/comics count towards pages read but not toward any challenges. You only have to read ONE of the Team Book choices to get the points for that team. You do not get extra points for reading both team books for the same team (unless you use the extra book for a common/team challenge).

  • Common Challenges: 50 POINTS EACH
  • Team Challenges: 100 POINTS EACH
  • Team Books: 150 POINTS EACH
  • Pages Read: 1 POINT PER PAGE

I got burnt out on this as of 3/22, but for my final totals – I completed 9 Common Challenges (50 pts each), 1 Team Challenge (100 pts), and read 4,845 pages (!!) for a total of 5,895 points. I started the team book (Rosewater) and am working my way through it, but not really loving it.


Common Challenges

  • Absent/Dead Parent(s) Trope: Alternatively, read a book that has more than one โ€œparentโ€ (i.e. multiple authors). Back in the Burbs by Avery Flynn and Tracy Wolff (read 3/11/21)
  • War Setting Trope: Alternatively, read a book that you can use as a weapon. I.e. a book that is over 500 pages. TBD
  • Small Town Trope: Sandcastle Beach by Jenny Holiday (read 3/2/21)
  • Coming-of-Age Trope: Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley (currently reading)
  • Dystopia Trope: Alternatively, read a book someone else has chosen for you. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire (read 3/14/21)
  • Blast from the Past Trope: TBR Hang the Moon by Alexandria Bellefleur
  • Mixed Media Trope: Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales (read 3/6/21)
  • Artificial Intelligence Trope: All Systems Red by Martha Wells (read 3/14)
  • Boarding School Trope: Alternatively, read a buddy-read with your friend(s). Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers (read 3/7/21)
  • Enemies to Lovers/Enemies to Friends Trope: TBR Along for the Ride by Mimi Grace
  • Multiple POVs Trope: Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert (read 3/3/21)
  • The New Kid in Town Trope: Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle (read 3/13/21)
  • Retelling Trope: Malice by Heather Walter (read 3/21/21)

Team Challenges

  • Team Challenge 1: Read a book with the โ€œSecret Worldโ€ trope – Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (read 3/14/21)
  • Team Challenge 2: Read a book with the โ€œFirst Contactโ€ trope TBD
  • Old Team Book: Rosewater by Tade Thompson (currently reading)
  • Team Contemporary/Literary/Historical Fiction New Team Book: Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado
DatePages ReadCommon Challenge CompleteTeam Challenge CompleteTeam Book ReadLogged on Challenge Site
3/2388Small TownX
3/3182Multiple POVX
3/6283Mixed MediaX
3/7219Boarding SchoolX
3/11318Absent/Dead ParentsX
3/13209New Kid in TownX
3/14488AI, DystopiaSecret WorldX

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