Genrethon TBR

Posted April 7, 2016 by Michelle in TBR / 2 Comments


Genrethon is a week long readathon taking place between the 10th and 17th of April and is  hosted and created by these lovely young ladies on Booktube :


The  only rules of the readathon  include : Read at least  3 books and Read at least 3 genres. Pretty simple!  The aim of the game is to read genres you may not usually read and to read a wider range of books.

Ely and I have both decided to take part in this readathon so we will each show you our TBR’s of choice down below.



I’ve kept my TBR for this readathon very small because I know I am going to be busy throughout the week but hopefully not too busy that I can’t read these beauties….hell I’d be happy just to finish one of them.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff –  This book is a SCI-FI and I have had a rether bad history with scgi-fi books. Despite loving sci-fi television the books always seem to bore me a little, probably all the techno mumbo jumbo. Anyway I have heard amazing things about this book and from what I have see inside the book and it’s formatting I think this book is going to be far from boring.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – This book is a Classic, a genre a book I read even less than sci-fi and that is saying a lot. I think my original interest of this book stemmed from the movie that came out a couple of years back, I had every intention of reading the book first but I just never got to either. Here’s hoping the genrethon will help me finally overcome this book.

Watchman by Alan Moore – This is a Graphic Novel  that I received for my birthday this year and have heard lots of great things about. Watchman is probably one of the most famous comics in history yet I don’t know too much about it. I am glad I received it as a gift so I can learn what all the hub bub is about.


Like my wonderful co-blogger, I don’t have a heap of time this week. I have a few assignments to do, and some family commitments too. I picked out four books, on the account that two of them should be reasonably quick reads.


The Dead of Night by John Marsden is my action read. It’s the second book in the Tomorrow series, and a mini-series is starting up on the 23rd and I want to get immersed into this world again. This a series I want to finish this year.

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner is my sci-fi read. Sci-fi is one of my favourite genres, but I haven’t read very many books from this genre so far this year. This is another series that I really want to finish this year.

The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola is my classic read. I love classics too (I’m basically the opposite of Michelle), but I have a goal to read 50 classics this year. I’ve also been meaning to read Emile Zola for four years, so it’s finally going to happen.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah is my historical read. I’ve put this one off for a while because I wasn’t sure whether I would really like it. I love books about WWII, which I’m sure most of you realise by now, but I’ve heard some not so great things about this.

Well, there are our TBRs for the Genreathon. Are any of you participating in this read-a-thon? What are some of your favourite genres to read from? Are there any genres you don’t read from?


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2 responses to “Genrethon TBR

  1. Excellent choices! I need to read both Illuminae and This Shattered World, but the same can be said of hundreds of other books on my TBR. Love graphic novels, and The Watchman is just so good!

  2. I have a list for this week — starting today because it is Sunday and I can… 🙂 Here is my list:

    Rabid – Libby Zangle (about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail… Because therapy ain’t working.)

    Structuring Your Novel – K. M. Weiland (because it has been highly recommended to me and I need to get back into learning about writing)

    Lone Survivor – Marcus Luttrell (this one has been on my list forever. Time to read this story.)

    Notes From a Small Island – Bill Bryson (this was recommended to me by a Brit, so I was all ears)

    The Man in the High Castle – Philip K. Dick (alternate history/reality… The trailers for the TV series caught my interest)

    The Unforgotten Promise – J. Anne Lezsley (a friend of mine wrote this and it finally came out on kindle!)

    Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton (Twitter and blogs pointed this one out so I am eager to dive into this story)

    they call me Alexabdra Gastone – T. A. Maclagan (spy thriller?)

    Every Heart A Doorway – Seanan McGuire (I have read a lot of her books and loved them… This is a new style for her)

    Skies of Dripping Gold – Hannsh Heath (because, Hannah Heath!)

    Divergent – Veronica Roth (because my sister made me watch the movie and it wasn’t bad.)

    Whew. We shall see if I make it through any or all of them. I have a busy week! But thank you for the challenge to read books I wouldn’t normally read.

    Good luck on your reading!