So it’s that time again! The Bibliogames are officially upon us. I am super excited to be participating in the games again. If you do not know the Bibliogames are starting tomorrow (in a few hours), June 1st, or if you are one of my lovely friends on the other side of world or on the east coast than it has already started for you!
So what are the Bibliogames you ask?
The Bibliogames is a game created by Myonna from LittleWolfReads on twitter in which each person that chooses to participate is placed on specific teams that are based on whatever the theme of that round is. The object of the game is to read as many pages as you possibly can and at the end of the games the team with the most pages read (on average) will be the winners of the competition. Sounds simple enough, right?
This is the second round of the games. The first round was originally called The Booktube Games but I believe the name was changed to more accurately reflect the different participants that are participating in the games since not everyone within the book community is not on Booktube. I personally think Bibliogames is the PERFECT name because by definition anyone crazy enough to enter a competition that requires them to read as many books as possible must be a bibliophile!
This round the theme of the games is Sky High. I know nothing about Sky High though so I can’t speak on that. The teams are 1) Heroes, 2) Villains, 3) Sidekicks, and 4) Anti Heroes. You could either choose which team to be on or there is a test that you can take that’ll give you one of the above four results and you can enter that as your team. Because I have no idea about Sky High or what each group means on the movie I decided to just take the test and I got Anti Heroes as my team!
So there are always challenges to complete and this time the challenges are setup as if you are taking high school classes. We have our main room classes, as well as our classes that are specific to each individual team. Because I am on the Anti Heroes team I am only going to talk about those specific classes. If you want to check out the other challenges you can always take a look at the Bibliogames twitter page which I will link at the end of the blog post.
Challenges are not mandatory but if you are competitive or just want to challenge yourself a bit further you can do the challenges to earn 50 points per challenge.
The main classes are:
- Homeroom – which is the group book. For my team our group book is either Renegades or Archenemies by Marissa Meyer. I failed to finish Renegades last time so I’m going to go ahead and pick it back up this time.
- Gym Class – format you don’t typically read. I usually don’t read poetry books although I love poetry and want to write my own. So I decided for this challenge I am going to be reading Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers which are both by Rupi Kaur.
- Lunch – this challenge is to read a book with a satisfying ending. Since I didn’t want to reread anything I asked other people what books they thought had satisfying endings. I’ve already read Six of Crows which I thought was pretty good and some other people recommended Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. This is a perfect time for me to finish reading the duology
The next three challenges are going to be specific to the team that I’m on.
Anti Hero Classes
- Alter Ego – for this challenge you’re supposed to have someone from a different team choose your book. I went ahead and just tweeted asking someone to choose a book from me. I got plenty of options but I went with Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I absolutely loved Illuminae by them and I had purchased the book on pub day so naturally I thought this was the best choice. Especially since I’ve been anticipating it quite a bit. The recommendation came from Nicole from @whopickthisbook on Twitter.
- Moral Ambiguity – this challenge is to read a trashy YA book. Now please don’t get offended with my selection. I honestly have no idea what trashy YA consist of. Whenever I think of trashy I tend to think of books that would never be considered YA. Things like The Sex Chronicles by Zane come to mind. So I decided that I would just go with a romance YA book. Hopefully I’ll still get the points for this one, but if not I’m not too worried since it’s a book I am looking forward to reading. Anyways, I chose Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds.
- Witty Banter 101 – the last section is to pick a book with comedy. I decided on Severance by Ling Ma since it is labeled as a satirical dystopian novel. I figure anything in the satire genre can also be considered comedy. This book has been sitting on my shelf for quite some time ever since I got it as one of my Book of the Month picks a while back.
So those are pretty much the books on my TBR for this month. There are other books I was considering reading but I always set my goals far too high and never meet them. (Don’t judge, I know I’m not the only one!) But I never come down too hard on myself because the important thing to remember about the Bibliogames are that they are here for us to meet friends and create new relationships with others that love books just as much as we do. I met so many great friends during the first games and I look forward to all the people I plan to meet during this round as well. Thanks for taking the time to read this and if you’re participating in the games GOOD LUCK!
P.S. I’m hoping to upload a TBR video to YouTube this weekend and do weekly reading vlogs every Saturday during the games. The vlog of course wouldn’t start until next Saturday, June 8th which is when I’ll have enough content to go ahead and post a video.