Asda have cancelled my Easter egg.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic I’m stuck away from my family with no hope of a roast.
I gave myself ten minutes to populate my TBR according to the prompts, and this is what I ended up with…
Prompt 1. Read a book that gives you spring vibes
This was the hardest to find – in the end, I looked at all my unread Eva Ibbotsons and decided to look inside for any suggestion of a season. This one, The Dragonfly Pool, says ‘on a fine spring day’ on page 2, so on the pile it went!
Prompt 2. Read a book about new beginnings
Rootbound by Alice Vincent is a memoir about the author making a new start in her life after the end of a relationship and falling in love with plants, so it qualifies twice over!
Prompt 3. Read a book that’s under 250 pages
For this I picked We Who Are About To, by Joanna Russ, a 119-page sci-fi novel, because I thought it would give the pile some variety.
Prompt 4. Read a book with a yellow or green cover
Having selected two chunky books for the start of the pile I decided to stick with smaller volumes. 26a, by Diana Evans is only 230 pages long so was perfect.
Prompt 5. Read a book involving family/friends
I love the film Kamikaze Girls so I had wanted to pick up Novala Takemoto’s original book for some time. It’s only 219 pages so I really hope I get to it!
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Wish me luck!
I won’t be reading solidly over the weekend as I have several YouTube videos to finish filming and editing, plus I’m working on a writing project and have some Zoom chats with friends, but I hope I’ll at least get to the shorter books on the pile! I’m starting with We Who Are About To.
Have you read any of these? Are you taking part in the Easter Readathon? Let me know!