#pathorpantheon | july tbr

by - 4:17 PM

Hello friends! It's been a hot second since I've attempted to write a blog post. With the end of the school year, it seems I've fallen into a slump when it comes to motivation and I definitely want to change that mindset before summer fully kicks into gear. 

Last year I participated in MythTake's Make Your Mythtaker readathon and while the concept was super interesting, I didn't actually read many of the books on my tbr. This year, the readathon is happening in July and I'm hoping it'll be what I need to pull me out of this slump. Most of the books on this list have been on my tentative tbr in previous months so I hope it'll be a good jump start into finally tackling that massive pile. 

The concept this year is to choose a PATH or PANTHEON and if you're interested in the other prompts, you can check out the twitter thread. I decided to embark on the path of beauty because the prompts seemed the easiest to cater to my shelves 😅 but I'll definitely be saving the other prompts to challenge myself in the future for fun.

aphrodite - a book ft. romance
these violent delights by chloe gong
Yikes this book is still on my tbr and at this point I'm just avoiding the responsibility of reading it. I know romance isn't the main focus of the book, but I just need a reason to yell at myself to read this book. 

freyja - a book w/ an animal on the cover
the tangleroot palace by majorie liu
Originally, I had two books picked out for this prompt but I figured putting a collection of short stories was a little less daunting than a 400+ page adult fantasy novel. I've read the first three volumes of Majorie Liu's Monstress graphic novels which are simply beautifully gruesome stories so I'm very excited to see what this collection holds.

hathor - a book ft. art
picture us in the light by kelly loy gilbert
I've included two audio books in an attempt to see if stepping outside my reading comfort zone will help me get back into reading. I adored Kelly Loy Gilbert's When We Were Infinite which I read earlier this year and have heard amazing things about Picture Us in the Light from a friend. 


kichijōten - a book ft. music
kpop confidential by stephen lee
Audiobook #2 and the one that I'm most on the fence about. Despite being a kpop fan, I've kind of avoided books that were mainly focused around the music genre so naturally this wasn't a book I was drawn to when it first came out. However, I was able to find the audiobook of this on hoopla so I figured I'll give this a try and see how it goes.

osun -  a book w/ feminist themes
she who became the sun by shelley parker chan
This book is part of the holy sapphic trinity of 2021 (image) and has been on my radar ever since I first heard about its premise last summer. I was lucky enough to get approved of an arc, but like most of my e-arcs they get lost until right before release date...

*power - swap a prompt for a beautiful cover
the dragon of jin-sayeng by k.s. villoso
This is one of the most stunning covers ever and another book that I'm ashamed I haven't read yet. I adore this trilogy and honestly the only reason I have been avoiding this finale is because I'm scared of what will happen...


The bottom line of this tbr is mostly that I'm a scaredy cat when it comes to reading books I know I'll love so here's to hoping this readathon will come in and change my mindset. If you're participating in #pathorpantheon or any other readathons this month please let me know what you plan on picking up!

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  1. Welcome back, Riv! A mythology themed readathon sounds so cool! I would love to read more myth-related books soon.

    1. Emily!! I hope you're doing well ❤️ I'm really hoping this readathon will kick my butt into gear and actually get me reading something this month - if you come across any good myth-related books let me know 💕