Next month I’ll be participating in three (three!) month-long readathons. I’ll be posting my TBRs for all three over the next few days. The first is for Sims-A-Thon Round #3.
The Sims has been in my life since Sims 1 came out in 2000 and is by far the game franchise I’ve spent the most time playing (literally thousands of hours over the years). Naturally I have to participate in a Sims-themed readathon!
More info about the Sims-A-Thon can be found on the Twitter account, in this round’s announcement video, and in the documents in the Google Drive folder. Basically, this round’s prompts are themed around the Get to Work expansion pack for Sims 4. Readers can choose between three career paths: Doctor, Scientist, or Detective. I’ve chosen to become a Scientist.
There’s no doubling up on prompts for this readathon, and readers have to follow the prompts in order to progress in their chosen career. Here are the books I plan to read for each prompt. The first three prompts are from Sims-A-Thon round 1; since this is my first Sims-A-Thon, of course I have to establish my household before I can pursue a career!
Choose a household – Book from late in a series: A Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voigt
Buy a house – Contemporary: The Runner by Cynthia Voigt
Renovate – Retelling: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
Analyze crystals – Precious stone on cover: Romancing the Inventor by Gail Carriger
(The necklace appears to be a cameo, which are sometimes made from a precious stone.)
Analyze metals – Gold, silver, or bronze book: The Fox by Malinda Lo
Synthesize serums – Interesting format: Lazarus Vol. 6 by Greg Rucka
Analyze a plant sample – Plant life on cover: Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
Create a new species – Aliens: The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu
Invent an invention – Futuristic technology: To Ride Pegasus by Anne McCaffrey
Upgrade an invention – Adult sci-fi: Pegasus in Flight by Anne McCaffrey
Tinker with devices – Multiple parts: Get Off the Unicorn by Anne McCaffrey
Experiment with equipment – Outside your comfort zone: Pegasus in Space by Anne McCaffrey
(This book might be a stretch for the prompt, but I figure with how difficult McCaffrey’s books have been for me recently, forcing myself through another series of hers counts as uncomfortable.)
Have a breakthrough – 5 star prediction: Stay by Nicola Griffith
Are you participating in this readathon, or any others next month? Have you done any of the previous Sims-A-Thon rounds? Read any of these books? Let me know how they went!