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Mythaton 2019 TBR

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Created by Jesse from Bowties & Books on YouTube to mark their 1 year anniversary on BookTube! Congratulations!

This is the Mythathon announcement video!


My star sign is Scorpio so I will be participating in the Apollo (water sign) team, which is co-hosted by TJ from T.J Reads the Stars.

The prompts for Apollo's team are:
  1. The God of Music - read a book with a musician main character or where music deeply influences the story
  2. Apollo was attracted to multiple genders - read a book with a pansexual/bisexual male character
  3. Apollo is a twin - read a book with twin protagonists or a powerful sibling bond
  4. Apollo is credited as the God of healing and diseases - read a book where the main character battles an illness
  5. Read the group book (to be announced in TJ’s announcement video).
My Mythathon TBR List!
Read a book with a musician as the main character / where music deeply influences the story.
I have decided to read:

THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE
Leila Sales

I added this book to my 'to read' shelf on Goodreads because, to me, its appeal was slightly different to what I slightly read.

It's about music.

Of course I listen to music, but I never thought I would ever read a book about it. But here we are.

Official Synopsis:

Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. All throughout her life, she’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing.

Told in a refreshingly genuine and laugh-out-loud funny voice, This Song Will Save Your Life is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.
 Merely going off the synopsis, it seems that music helps Elise to cope, allowing her to escape - even if it's just for a short while. I know I can relate to this--and I'm sure that I'm not the only one either.

Read a book with a pansexual/bisexual male character
I have (finally) decided to read:

THE BANE CHRONICLES
by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Mauren Johnson, Cassandra Jean

After too many years of this collection of short stories being on my TBR list, I have finally decided to read it!

For those of you who haven't read anything from the Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Magnus Bane is a warlock, who has had many male and female partners in his immortal life.

Official Synopsis:
Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material.

This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together in print for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale, as well as new illustrated material.

Read a book with twin protagonists or a powerful sibling bond
I have decided to read:

FANGIRL
by Rainbow Rowell 

I will be doing a re-read of Fangirl! I'm so excited!

I know Cath and Wren's relationship gets tested during the narrative, but they remained strong despite the test that they faced during their first year at college. It is this very reason that I have chosen this book.

Official Synopsis:
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan.

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words... And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

This books is one of my happy books! Whenever I need something to cheer me up, this is one of the books that I go to!

Read a book where the main character battles an illness
I have decided to read:

FIVE FEET APART
by Rachael Lippincott

This book first came on my radar when I saw that it was getting a film adaptation. And it has Cole Sprouse in.

It has been on my TBR list since then--until now.

Official Synopsis:
Can you love someone you can never touch?

Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.

The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.

Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.

What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?

Read the group book
As selected by Tom, the group book is:

OUR YEAR OF MAYBE
by Rachael Lynn Solomon

This is the first time I have ever heard of this book (and I think the author, too) BUT I am very much looking forward to it.

One of the reasons why Tom has chosen this book is because it covers more than one of the #TeamApollo tasks! Meaning there is a better chance of our team winning!
  
Official Synopsis:
Aspiring choreographer Sophie Orenstein would do anything for Peter Rosenthal-Porter, who’s been on the kidney transplant list as long as she’s known him. Peter, a gifted pianist, is everything to Sophie: best friend, musical collaborator, secret crush. When she learns she’s a match, donating a kidney is an easy, obvious choice. She can’t help wondering if after the transplant, he’ll love her back the way she’s always wanted.

But Peter’s life post-transplant isn’t what either of them expected. Though he once had feelings for Sophie too, he’s now drawn to Chase, the guitarist in a band that happens to be looking for a keyboardist. And while neglected parts of Sophie’s world are calling to her—dance opportunities, new friends, a sister and niece she barely knows—she longs for a now-distant Peter more than ever, growing increasingly bitter he doesn’t seem to feel the same connection.

Peter fears he’ll forever be indebted to her. Sophie isn’t sure who she is without him. Then one blurry, heartbreaking night twists their relationship into something neither of them recognizes, leading them to question their past, their future, and whether their friendship is even worth fighting for.

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That's my Mythathon TBR for the month of August (aka Mythathon month!)

Whose team are you on? What books are on your TBR list? Let me know in the comments!

Stay awesome,
Hannah :)

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Adventuring into fictional universes is always something that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Now, as an aspiring author, I get to create them too.

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