Remember when I said I wasn’t going to participate in any readathons anymore? Yeah, guess I’m about to break my rule. November is the month of Believathon round 3 and I just have to participate, because it’s a full month of reading middle grade, something I need to do more often.
Believeathon is a middle grade centred readathon created by Gavin from How to Train Your Gavin and this round we’re going to solve the mystery of the missing Maleficarum. There are thirteen prompts, with which you can earn a bunch of clues and I picked a book for each of the prompts, obviously.
I also spun my TBR wheel and picked five runes from my rune bag, which I will share with you at the end of this post. But first, let’s get into the Believathon tbr, shall we?
Believathon round #3
I’ve shortened the prompts a little bit so if you want to read the full prompts and watch the amazing videos that accompany each prompt, I highly recommend you check out the Believathon website!
- The Key (A mystery) – Malamander by Thomas Taylor
- The Fingerprints (Different culture than yours) – Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
- The Scream – (Audiobook) – The Mystwick School of Musicraft by Jessica Khoury
- The Torn Page – (Supernatural element) – The Haunting of Peligan City by Sophie Green
- The Crown – (In another world) – The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
- The Spilled Ink – (Features ghosts) – Ghostcatcher by Sophie Green
- The Dagger – (A dangerous setting) – The Last Hope by Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf
- The Backpack – (A new-to-me author) – A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison
- The Footprints – (A prominent villain) – The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
- The Hand Mirror – (A beautiful cover) – The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar
- The Chain – (A colourful cast of characters) – The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson
- The Flash of Lightning – (Folktales) – The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
- The Shadow – (Published in 2020) – Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
And then I decided to spin my TBR wheel and pick some runes as well, hoping to fit in as many of my Believathon picks as possible. I think I managed pretty well, though I had to add one or two extra books. Oh well, I think I’ll manage! First I’ll share the wheel spins with you, and then I’ll go over the runes I picked. I’ve made a little rule for myself that I can double up between the two tbr games I do but I can’t double up within the same game if you get what I mean. (So if I pick a rune and think a book I picked for the tbr wheel fits that prompt too, I can pick it, but I can’t pick the same book for two tbr wheel prompts).
- (Over)Hyped Book – A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison
- Roll Dice – The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
- Boekenfestijn Book – The Last Hope by Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf
- (Fairytale) Retelling – Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
- Futhark (Othala, the oldest book on TBR) – The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
- Fehu (Recent Purchase) – The Haunting of Peligan City by Sophie Green
- Hagalaz (Water/Weather on Cover) – A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison
- Ansuz (Mythology (Retelling)) – Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
- Ehwaz (Land Animal on Cover) – Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
- Nauthiz (Cover Buy) – The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar
So as you can see, I added one extra book to my TBR and I originally had a different book for the Dangerous Setting prompt for Believathon but I swapped it out for the Boekenfestijn book I picked. All in all, I have sixteen books on my November TBR, including The Two Towers and Siege and Storm my two rereads for the month.
Are you participating in the Believathon? What are you going to read? Are you going to try to get to all the prompts?