One of my favorite month long challenges is happening again. Middle Grade March is a month long readathon happening March 1-31. It will be hosted by Katie @ Life Between Words and Krista from BooksAndJams.
Katie's Announcement Video
Krista's Announcement Video
Don't forget to use the hashtag #middlegrademarch
CHALLENGES (optional, of course):
1. A book with illustrations
2. A book about books or stories
3. A mystery
4. A book set in another country
5. A book to screen adaptation
I do not read too many so I put up quite a big TBR list so I can choose from.
1. I want to check Serafina series by Robert Beatty: Serafina and the Black Cloak; Serafina and the Twisted Staff; Serafina and the Splintered Heart; Serafina and the Seven Stars. There are four books so far and quite chunky, so it will be good to start and see if it's any good. I do not have the 4th book, so my aim here is read at least first 3 that I have.
2. For challenge #2 I have not found a book that grabbed my attention.
3. For challenge #3 I have Murder Is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens. It is the first book in Murder Most Unladylike Mystery series, which has at least 9 more books. I am not sure about this one, as this book will be out of my comfort zone, I do not read many middle grade mysteries.
4. For challenge #4 I have Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery. I would like to continue in the series as I loved the first book. So I hope it will be the same good.
5. For challenge #5 I am thinking about The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. There are 5 books in the series and I am not sure if I would like those books as a grown up. My nephew loved another series by Rick Riordan - Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, and I want to check this series before him, so I can be sure to recommend it or not.
Apart from the challenge prompt, I want to read below books which I have for a long time, but never picked up.
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
- Die magische Gondel by Eva Völler - still not translated into English
- The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
- The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti