#TheReadingQuest Wrap-Up

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#TheReadingQuest is officially over and I can honestly say that I had so much fun doing it! I conquered my TBR by reading a total of 12 books and one short story, completing two paths and four side quests in the process. I have no idea where that ranks me on the leaderboard because some people actually managed to complete the whole thing (what even is that sorcery!?) but, since I initially thought I was being overly ambitious, I’m super happy with my progress.

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#TheReadingQuest Sign-Up & TBR

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Even though I’m already doing multiple reading challenges this month, I thought it would be fun to push myself even further and add yet another one to the mix. If you haven’t yet heard, #TheReadingQuest is a video-game themed reading challenge hosted by Aentee @ Read at Midnight between August 13th and September 10th! I don’t want to regurgitate everything that’s already out there, so if you’re interested in participating make sure to check out the sign-up post for all the details.

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August Readathons & An Ambitious TBR

Ever since #RamadanReadathon, I’ve been wanting to participate in another readathon without the added stress of hosting it myself. Every month, there are always plenty of events to choose from, with readathons ranging from a single weekend like 24in48 to a whole month or even a year. Lately, I’ve discovered a couple of readathons happening in August and, because they align with my reading goals for the month, I’m doing all of them! I thought I’d combine them here, along with what I plan to read for each, in case anyone else wants to get involved too.

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Stop Telling Teenagers What They Should Be Reading

It’s really easy to pinpoint the blame for declining teenage literacy on a famous vlogger, but one of the underlying problems is this; adults try to dictate what teens should be reading and, in turn, teenagers just don’t read, at all.

We need to address the stigma that is attached to children’s books and young adult fiction. As a literature student who no longer belongs in the young adult age group, I feel pressured whenever I’m asked about my favourite book. Because a lit student’s favourite book should obviously be a classic. Surely it’s Wuthering Heights? Nope, I’ve never read it. Pride and Prejudice then? I haven’t read that one either. It has to be Great Expectations? Now that one I’ve read, but I don’t get along with Dickens.

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