Hello! As I mentioned in my latest WWW post, June is going to be a busy one – the best kind of busy. Book busy.
I’m taking part in two readathons, and today I’m posting my TBR pile as well as some other bits to go along with my storyling for Make Your Myth Taker.
The Make Your Myth Taker information video can be found here, full of all the options and charts that go alongside this readathon. It’s not as complicated as it sounds, but it IS very exciting, with so many options, and even twists within your choices to let your character evolve into something different! It’s really quite unique, and perfect if you want something that allows you to do a bit of fantasy writing, either formally, or in your head. That’s non essential, but a bit of fun to go alongside it.
Myth Taker works on the basis of picking a character from those typically found in myths or fantasy books. These options contain everything from gladiator to goddess, and you can either pick your character then look at the prompts, or use the prompts to decide who you’re going to be. It’s a lot of fun.
I’ve ended up going with Royal Spy. However, I’m going to make the most of the opportunity set out in the charts, and cross over to an Assassin on my third book. All characters have been written with a point where they can cross over to another character, which means that everyone’s book adventure will be entirely different! This means my prompts are:
- A book you’ve heard good things about
- A book with at least one of the royal colours: red, gold and purple
- SECRET BOOK: read your chosen book but don’t tell anyone what it is until after
- A quick read
The SECRET BOOK is the common link between the Spy and Assassin, and so it’s my last book that is Assassin specific. If I had stayed as a Spy, my prompt would have been to read an underhyped book. Both interesting prompts, but I wanted to make the most of the character development opportunities.
So, here’s my book stack! Four very special books, and I can’t wait to dig into them.
Heard good things about: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I very much loved Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood when I read that earlier this year, and since then I’ve noticed just how many people rave about this series. Someone gifted me the first book for my birthday recently, so when better to dig in!
Royal colours on the cover: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargave. I picked this ARC copy up in a charity shop before the release date, because I felt a book blogger’s responsibility to not let an ARC be left out in the world before publication date. Daft, I know, but I couldn’t help it. And now I’ll finally get around to reading it.
SECRET BOOK, switch to Assassin: Obviously I can’t tell you a book I’ll be reading in secret… But I will say I’ve picked a brilliant one to be secretive about, and can’t wait to discuss it when I’ve finished.
Quick read: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi. This is one of the books that was sent to me from the wishlist sharing that took over Book Twitter for a while, so it’s very dear to my heart. The peak I’ve had inside makes me even more endeared to it, and I’m almost disappointed this is book four!
So there we go, that’s what you need to know about my set up with Make Your Myth Taker for next month. I’m also taking part in The Olympic Games readathon, and I’ll be sharing those details in another post very soon. If you’re taking part in this readathon, or any other, I’d love to hear about it. What character have you chosen? Have you written a backstory? Have you kept that secret book a secret?!