The Reading Rush 2020

Hello dear readers! Some new things are coming up on my blog, I figured it’s time to make some changes here. For starters, I should read more. 🙂 July is almost over and I’ve read hardly anything, so lo and behold I did a thing. I joined The Reading Rush readathon! I will try to read seven books in seven days. Yes, you’ve read that right. How am I going to read seven books in seven days if I’m unable to read one book in three weeks? I asked that question myself, and I do not know the answer! All I know is, I will shut myself up on my balcony (Hopefully the rain will stop by then) and I will read read read (And sometimes go to pee). Wish me luck.


I’m not that dumb, so the books I chose are mainly novellas, meaning short. The Reading Rush will take place from the 20th up until the 26th of July, and there are seven challenges:

1. Read a book with a cover that matches the color of your birth stone.

I was born in November, so Google says my birthstone is Citrine, and its color ranges from yellow and orange to brown (Autumn colors yay!), so this was pretty easy, I chose The Silent Patient, which is both on my July TBR and my physical copy is orange-ish. 325 pages.

2. Read a book that starts with the word “The”

This is obviously a filler choice, so I chose The Empress of Salt and Fortune, which I’ve been meaning to read since forever. This novella is 112 pages long.

3. Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen

This was a bit hard because I was looking for a shorter book, but did you know how short Lord of the Flies is? 182 pages says Goodreads, we’ll see how many the library book has.

4. Read the first book you touch

I cheated a bit here, because the books I was touching were few select ones on my Kindle screen. I picked Every Heart a Doorway, with 173 pages.

5. Read a book completely outside of your house

This had to be a short one, because I stick to rules, and because I don’t trust weather forecasts. I chose another novella, Silver in the Wood. 112 pages

6. Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of

This one was really hard, because lately I’ve been reading all kinds of genres, and the ones I don’t read I don’t like and won’t read. So I picked an ARC I’m overdue on which is a Gothic novella and I wish I read more Gothic books. Ivywood Manor is 190 pages long, and it only has one review on Goodreads?! If it turns out good I’ll try to spread the word more.

7. Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live

This day is a Sunday so I’ll try to read a whole book on the last day of the challenge. I chose Faithful, which is 255 pages long.

So, that’s 1349 pages! Wow that is almost as long as a single Outlander novel 😛 If I do manage to pull this off, I’ll be naturally very proud and loud about it, and if I miserably fail, I will obviously dig up a hidey-hole and spend the rest of the month these. 😀 Of course I’ll have something to complain about along the way, and each evening I’ll post my results of the day, so if you haven’t already, go and follow me on Instagram, where I post literally everything on my stories. My Ig is @marinabooksofmagic


Are you participating in The Reading Rush? Which books are you going to read and how many total pages? Do you think you’ll make it? I don’t think I will, but I’ll try to read as much as I can and enjoy it! Wish me luck and talk to me in comments if you’re participating or just having any thoughts on the books I chose! ❤

10 thoughts on “The Reading Rush 2020

  1. «The Silent Patient» has been on my TBR for over a year now 😀 And I’m still not reading it this month *facepalm*

    Good luck with the Reading Rush!!! It’s one of my absolute favorite read-a-thons and always so much fun! 🙂


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