Cramathon is a readathon hosted on Twitter that will take place June 10-17 this year and contains 7 challenges:
A predicted 5-star book | Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore | As I said in my haul, I have adored all of McLemore’s books I’ve read so far. I just bought this one a couple weeks ago, but I need to read it now.
A book that’s out of your comfort zone | Legendary Ladies by Ann Shen | I’ve been gifted a few of these feminist idol compilation books and I’ve always been a bit intimidated by the size of them. This one is pretty short compared to the others and the art is beautiful, so we’ll see what happens.
A book that’s been on your TBR for a long time | Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman | I’m actually a quarter of the way through this one. I started reading it (according to Goodreads) back in 2016 and DNF’d it for no reason. Is it cheating to read a book you’ve already started before a readathon? Maybe. Do I care? Eh.
An LGBTQ+ own voices book | Pansy by Andrea Gibson | This is one that’s also on my June TBR because I’ve just been in the mood for poetry. Andrea Gibson is a poet/activist and most of her poetry focuses on LGBTQ+ issues. Her spoken word is definitely worth checking out.
Something that’s not a standard novel | Anarchism: The Feminist Connection by Peggy Kornegger | I literally just found out this is on Goodreads. I went to a neighborhood-wide yard sale last weekend and bought a stack of zines, so I figured one of them would be perfect for this challenge. Apparently, it was originally published in 1975; this is obviously a reprint. A future blog post may include my zine collection.
A book with your favorite color on the cover | Envelope Poems by Emily Dickinson | I’ve been wanting to read more Dickinson since I read The Humans last month (this book is featured in my review if you wanna check that out). Envelope Poems itself is a collection of the scanned scraps of paper where Dickinson wrote her poetry. It’s really a beautiful collection and I’m excited to read it. –Forgot to mention one of my favorite colors is gray.
Read 7 books | Deadly Class Vol. 1 by Rick Remender | This is another one that is featured in my June TBR. Adding it in here because I have a stack of graphic novels that I need to get through and I can crank one out for a readathon no problem.
I N C O N C L U S I O N
I’ve chosen a single novel, a compilation art book (idk how to describe that book), two books of poetry, a short story/fairy tale collection, a zine, and a graphic novel. This seems doable. I don’t know who can read 7 novels in one week, but that person is certainly not I.