Rainbowthon #2!

I have just made a spur of the moment decision – I am going to participate in the Rainbowthon! In January I participated in two read-a-thons and have discovered that I really enjoy them ESPECIALLY when you get to make a rainbow TBR. What more could I ask for in life?


The Rainbowthon is a week-long challenge where you have to read books according to the colours of the rainbow. The aim is to read at least 4 books but ultimately to tick off every colour of the rainbow. For the sake of our wee confused brains indigo has been excluded from the rainbow, *pats indigo’s shoulder*, because if you actually know exactly what colour that is then you’re just about the only person. So thank goodness for that!

The hashtag is: #Rainbowthon

The hosts for the event are:

The read-a-thon is running from the 7th February to the 14th February.

Therefore, there are 6 colours: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple (and yes I had to sing the song in order to remember them). There are two ways that you can choose your books:

  1. Pick one books for every colour. In total, you will have six books.
  2. Couple two of the colours for two books (ONLY) and have a total of 4 books.
    • In this case you could do Blue+Yellow, Green+Purple, Orange, and Red. Or a different combination. Make sense? Good.


I’m very excited at tackling this challenge and I’m expecting to fail epically because I’ve chosen 5 books and I’m pretty sure I can’t read that fast . . . Surprisingly, it was really hard to try and get 4 books and still tick off all the colours (I’m looking at you, Yellow), hence me having five books. This should be a lot of fun and you can follow my progress on this page or on twitter (@ozbooksnail) as I (hopefully) tick off the books. Want to know the best thing? THERE’S GOING TO BE TWITTER SPRINTS – Twitter sprints = life.

Onto the TBR!


The Wrath and the Dawn

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Pages: 404 {hardback}

For Red I’m going to be reading The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh. This book is a retelling of A Thousand and One Nights and sounds pretty amazing. This isn’t actually my book, a friend lent it to me which is sad because this is such a nice book to gaze at. I’m hoping I will whiz through this one because it sounds so interesting but we will see.



 Orange and Blue!

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Genre: Classic, Fiction, Horror
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Pages: 111 {paperback}

For this colour combo I’m going to be reading Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. I have a wonderful edition from Penguin and each of these has those orange stripes down the sides. In between the stripes it’s blue. It’s a very small book sitting at around the 100 page mark so I’m really hoping this doesn’t take long to read. Don’t look too impressed that I’m reading a classic in a read-a-thon, hey? I think the premise of this book sounds intriguing and I’m hoping the characters are a wonderful combination of sassy and grumpy.



 Yellow (and maybe blue . . . )!

In the Heart of the Sea

Genre: Historical Non-Fiction
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Pages: 302 {paperback}

For yellow I’m going to be reading In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick. I realise that I’ve have picked yet again an historical fiction book for a read-a-thon, which seems to be a dangerous move but so far hasn’t caught me out. I’m counting this primarily towards the colour yellow but I’m also using this as my back-up for blue in case I have an argument with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide and things don’t turn out well there. In the Heart of the Sea was a Christmas present and I was really interested to read it because it’s based off the same story as Moby Dick (which I’m forever interested in but haven’t read) and because the movie came out last year. I have high hopes for this being amazing but I think it could be scary too.




Tarzan of the Apes

Genre: Fiction
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pages: 768 {hardback}
[I will be reading: 285]

For Green I’m going to be reading Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Now, before you freak out I’m not reading all of that hunker. I bought Tarzan back in December because I did not know that it was a book – did anyone else?!! I love Tarzan, it’s my favourite Disney movie (fun fact) and I was so excited to see that it was a book. This is actually a bind up of the first three novels (there are heaps in the series) and I’m planning on reading the first one. Call it cheating, but I have actually read the first 50 pages of this book, but shhh. I need the motivation to finish it.





Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 383 {paperback}

For purple I’m going to be reading Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I bought this book over a year ago and have just never picked it up, even though I know loads of people love Armentrout’s works. I have a lovely purple edition, as you can see, and I’m hoping to speed through this faster than you can say Bob. Bring. It. On.

Completed: nxt-checkbox-checked-ok-md

BONUS: Daiman by Jennifer L. Armentrout (#0.5)
this is the prequel novella to the series which I also read!


Published: May 2011
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Pages: 62 {included in the page count of my edition of Half-Blood)



I’m super excited do be doing another read-a-thon and this is the perfect week to do it. In Western Australia, where yours truly lives, we’re actually at the beginning of a heat wave where is looks like it’s going to be over 40 degrees celsius (that’s over 105 degrees for you Americans) for the next four or five days. We are going to die, bleh. So I shan’t be leaving my house for fear of instant combustion. Hooray for Australia.

On another note, I am actually about a third of the way through a different book as I wasn’t organised for this read-a-thon. That book is A Thousand Pieces of You – I’m really enjoying and don’t really want to put it down, so if I don’t meet my goal for the week we’re all going to blame Claudia Gray, okay?

Speaking of goals! I am going to aim to read three and a half of these books. I’m expecting some of these will take a while so I’m lowering my expectations. If I do manage to read all five however then I shall treat myself by bingeing an entire day on Call the Midwife. It’s an exciting life I lead, no?

 What’s your TBR for the Rainbowthon?

Rainbow close-up

Let me know in the comments below!

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

8 thoughts on “Rainbowthon #2!

      1. The tweets are out of order. They used to be done by when they were posted. Now they do so they decide what you want to see.

        Which I find annoying because I already decided what I wanted to see by following people.

        Basically they’re turning into Facebook.

        Liked by 1 person

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