July 30, 2016

The Reason Why I’ve Had the Original Theme Song of Pokemon on Repeat ALL WEEK In My Head

readthemallthonWhen I heard about this read-a-thon I had a mild heart attack with the amount of awesome being thrown in my direction. Come on! Books and Pokemon? I’m so in I was in the moment the idea was conceived by the awesome Aentee  over at Read At Midnight. So on with the technical stuff because I know you’ll want to join in too.

What The Hell is this Read-a-thon?

The Pokemon Indigo League #ReadThemAllThon is a 3 weeks long reading challenge based on the Kanto’s Indigo League. Long-time fans of the series would recognize this as the first set of gyms Ash Ketchum had to conquer in his quest to become the Pokemon Master. Now you, my friends, will also embark on a journey to become the very best. Instead of fighting gym battles, you’ll be reading books instead!

When is it?

The read-a-thon will run for 3 weeks between Sunday 14th August to Sunday 4th September.

You can sign up anytime between now and the end of the read-a-thon.

One of the really cool parts about this readathon is that you get to play as a trainer with a Pokemon, evolving and leveling them up as you finish books. Now I agonized over this chose. I’m serious, you should see the notes with scribbled Pokemon! What I finally settled on is…..




I mean look at this freaking cutie! I fell in love the moment I saw it. I have been absolutely gaga over foxes and one of my favorite first generation Pokemon is Vulpix and I love fire Pokemon so this is the perfect Pokemon for me! This Pokemon does have 3 evolutions so I hope that I can make it work!


On to the books

Note: I am also participating in ARC August so a good chunk of these are going to be ARC’s)


Pewter Gym: The First Book In A Series

This Rock-type gym is the first gym Ash and the Pokemon player ever encounters. Finish this challenge to win a Boulder Badge.


21843172 Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins

320 pages = 32 points possible

23688792These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas

320 pages = 32 points possible points

+ 20 for completion


84 points possible

Cerulean Gym: A Book That Might Make You Cry
This Water-type gym has a badge that looks like a droplet of your tear, so read a book that will rip your heart out. Finish this challenge to win a Cascade Badge


Gemina by Amy Kauffman and Jay Kristoff

653 Pages = 65 points possible


Heartless by Merissa Meyer

449 pages = 49 points possible


20 Completion points


134 points possible


Vermillion Gym: A Book With Thunderous Hype
Vermillion City is the home to Lt. Surge and his many Electric-type Pokemon. For this challenge, read a book that’s been hyped all over bestseller’s list and the internet.  Finish this challenge to win a Thunder Badge.

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Caraval by Stephine Garber

402 pages = 40 points possible

+ 20 for completed badge


60 points possible


Celadon Gym: A Book That Focuses on Diversity
Celadon Gym is one of my favourites, because of it’s colourful Grass-type aesthetics. Read a diverse book and you will earn yourself a Rainbow Badge.


A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi

402 pages = 40 points possible


20 points for completion


60 points possible


Fuschia Gym: A Book With A Great Romance
I’ve always been confused by the fact that a Poison-type gym has a heart-shaped badge. Can someone explain please. Read a book that features romance prominently and earn a Soul Badge.

I have absolutely no idea what is going to read for this. Most of the books I have to read I’m not sure if they have a romance that could be labeled “great”.


Saffron Gym: A Book With Fantasy/Supenatural Elements
Saffron City is where all the Psychic-types hang out, so for this challenge, read a book with fantasy, magical realism, or paranormal elements. Finish this challenge to win a Marsh Badge.

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Rat Queens Vol 1-3

Volume 1: 128 pages

Volume 2: 136 pages

Volume 3: 160 pages

424 pages = 42 points possible


20 completion


62 points possible


Cinnabar Gym: A Book With A Red Cover
Cinnabar Island is famous for red earth and Fire-type Pokemon. For this challenge, read a book with a red cover. Complete this challenge to win a Volcano Badge.

27015399A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

422 pages = 42 points possible


20 points for completion


62 points


Viridian Gym: A Book With Post-Apocalyptic Setting
The final gym is home to a Team Rocket Leader (OK, if it’s been out 10+ years you can’t cry spoilers) and Ground-type Pokemon. For this challenge, read a book featuring a ruined, post-apocalyptic Earth. Finish this to win yourself an Earth Badge.


Metaltown by Kristen Simmons

380 pages = 38 points


20 points for completion


58 points possible



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