Second reading challenge I decided to participate in this June is The Olympic Games hosted by Ishi Time. You can check out her channel and the challenge announcement HERE. This reading challenge lasts for the whole month of June. What pulled me in to add this challenge as soon as I discovered it was that it is thematically tied to the world of Percy Jackson and I looove those books!
Here is the Camp Half Blood Letter for more details!
For my patron God I picked out Hades. I like my books a bit on the darker side and Hades fits nicely with the books I can choose from my bookshelves. To honor my patron deity I have a list of five prompts I need to read books for. Again I will concentrate only on my own reading journey and not explain other prompts and deities prompts. I love that the order I complete the books is up to me and that there are some advanced challenges after I finish the five mandatory ones! Here is what my patron Hades is all about!
Hades prompt 1. – book featuring the undead
The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter, #2) by Laurell K. Hamilton
I’m stealing this book from the Make Your Myth-Taker challenge and it fits perfectly here as well!
Hades prompt 2. – reread a book
Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter, #3) by Laurell K. Hamilton
I decided to reread this series long ago and this might be a good time to add another book of the series. also I kinda like how the theme fits to Hades a s well.
Hades prompt 3. – book with a dark cover
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling
I made a plan to make as many crossovers with the Make Your Myth-Taker reading challenge that I’m not even ashamed how well I am pulling it all off! I plan on fitting the other Harry Potter book with another prompt as well!
Hades prompt 4. – random TBR book
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 1 by John Vornholt, Arthur Byron Cover, Alice Henderson
My random book of the month just happened to be a part of three different challenges this month! Since this book is actually collection of three different books by three different authors and also almost 700 pages long I will not even try to hide how well I am pairing these books to my reading challenges in June!
Hades prompt 5. – Any Hermes prompt – snake on the cover
I choose snake on the cover prompt since it gave me the most room to plan my reading this month – I was surprised when I realized this as well! There were three books I will be reading this month that have snakes on the cover! I choose this snake:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling
My patron Hades has two available challenges: Sword and Shield and Monster Fighting. The rule of the challenge that these are not mandatory and can be only read after the five mandatory prompts have been done already. Here are all the prompts for the advanced challenges:
Advanced Challenge 1. – Sword and Shield
The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3) by Holly Black
The prompt is to read a book with characters whom I would not get along with. This prompt is a bit tricky unless you have already read the book in question so I picked out another reread. There are so many characters in this book I would not get along with. When I first read this book I was very invested in the story and on the edge constantly. There are so many conflicts between the characters and those provoked many contradictory emotions in me. It was an emotional roller coaster all the way and it did not help that it was the last book in the series I loved reading!
Advanced Challenge 2. – Monster fighting
Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2) by Rainbow Rowell
This is a book I really wanted to include in this months reading so I picked it up for and advanced challenge here. I consider both Simon and Baz magical creatures for obvious reason – one has wings and a tail and the other is a vampire – also there is Penelope who is in a class of her own of how much magic she can wield.
My reading pile for June got a bit bigger now. But I am still looking forward to some great reading this month and hope to rise to the challenge! Both challenges actually!