New Year, New Challenges! While I’ve done several challenges that lasted from a month to a quarter, my previous attempts at year round challenges… well, they fizzled out by February, usually. As soon as a shiny new challenge popped up, bam, I was off to do that one. And, honestly, a challenge that only lasts a month or two is a lot easier to commit to! But I watched Pondathon last year with a lot of fascination, so this year I’m going to jump right in myself!
What is the Pondathon?
Pondathon II is a story-driven and gardening-themed readathon hosted and run by CW from The Quiet Pond. The aim of the Pondathon II readathon is to read books to earn plants and decorate your own little garden so that we can restore the forest together. More information about the readathon can be found here.
Information about Joining the Pondathon
- You can sign-up to the Pondathon II readathon here. The readathon starts on January 10th 2022 and ends on December 11th 2022; sign-ups are open across the duration of the readathon.
- You also get to create your own Pond animal character for the Pondathon, and create your own character card!
- If you’d like, create a blog post, bookstagram post, booktube video, Twitter thread, or whatever medium you wish, with ‘#PondathonII’ in the title or your tweet. Share the character you have created and your character card!
- Link back to this post so that new friends can find the readathon and join in as well.
My Pond Character
This is my Pondathon character! I patterned her after my own derpdog, who has similar markings. My character likes helping out the flowers in the forest, though hopefully she’s a bit less derpy than her namesake!
My Pondathon TBR
The challenge runs for an entire year, so obviously I’m not going to list out every single book I’m hoping to read, but here’s a few selected ones that are currently on my list that are coming out this year. Of course, I’m hoping to tackle some things on my existing TBR, as well!
January 18: Love & Other Disasters – Anita Kelly
February 1: Hunt the Stars – Jessie Mihalik
April 26: Book Boyfriend – Kris Ripper
May 31: The Fae Keeper – H.E. Edgmon
July 5: The Charmed List – Julie Abe
August 16: The Oleander Sword – Tasha Suri
September 6: Monsters Born & Made – Tanvi Berwah
October: The Luminaries – Susan Dennard
November 8: A Tempest of Tea – Hafsah Faizal
December 1: Well, That Was Unexpected – Jesse Q. Sutanto
And there you have it – twelve books, one for each month of 2022! This list was pretty hard to narrow down, but I tried to give a good mix of the range of genres and age groups I read. Oh, and pretty covers, of course!
Are there any challenges you’re looking forward to trying out this year? Do you prefer shorter or longer challenges?