The Reading Rush 2020 TBR

Hey y’all! I feel like I’ve been talking about The Reading Rush for a while but I’ve made no actual plans. It starts on Monday and I’m hoping to get through several good books.

So, without further ado, let’s get into it.

The prompts:

1/ Read a book with a cover that matches the color of your birth stone.

The birthstones for November are Citrine and Topaz. Citrine is a ...

2/ Read a book that starts with the word “The”.
3/ Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen.
4/ Read the first book you touch.
5/ Read a book completely outside of your house.
6/ Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of.
7/ Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live.


I tend to choose books that will fit multiple prompts because I know it’s unlikely that I’ll get through 7 in a week. My first pick might even get three.

Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu

Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu

I’ve been seeing this everywhere and Ally even recommended it based on one of my emojis. I was born in November so my birthstones are Topaz and Citrine. I think this cover fits both of them. I’ve also been planning on getting into Graphic Novels again so that covers #6 and since Graphic Novels don’t take to long to read I’ll try to do #5 with this too. I have some space in my backyard so I’ll try to read it there.

P. S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

P. S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

I read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before last year and wasn’t a big fan of the book, but I loved the movie. When the second film came out, I decided to watch it without reading the book (I know *gasp*). The second movie felt really rushed and I heard it was a different director from the first one and that definitely shows. Kimberly Anne on Booktube mentioned that the book was so much better so I’m going to give it a chance.

Gmorning, Gnight by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin Manuel Miranda and Jonny Sun

This was my pick for challenge #4. I don’t have many physical books around me that I haven’t read yet so I took the three that were on my nightstand (from my recent thrift store purchases), put them on the floor, waved my hand in the air, and picked the one that my hand landed on. This was that book. It’s not very long and it has illustrations so I should be able to get through this in a day.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

It feels like forever since the movie came out. I never saw the movie because I wanted to read the book first but I haven’t feel motivated enough to read it. I want to start reading from more Asian authors and I’ve only heard great things about Crazy Rich Asians. This story takes place in Singapore so takes care of #7.

The Startup Squad by Brian Weisfeld and Nicole C. Kear

The Startup Squad by Brian Weisfeld and Nicole C. Kear

This covers challenge #2. It was harder than I thought it would be to find one for this challenge. I saw The Startup Squad on a list of middle grade books and I think I’ll get a copy for my cousins but I want to read it first. It’s also pretty short so I could probably get through this in a day. I placed a hold with my library so I’m hoping to pick it up this week.

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Such a Fun Age - Kindle edition by Reid, Kiley. Literature ...

This is the book club pick of the year for The Reading Rush and the reason I decided to do it again this year. While I was at the thrift shop, I found this book for a dollar and decided it was a sign. It’s actually a ARC, so I’m guessing someone was doing some spring cleaning and decided to drop it off at the thrift shop. Either way, I’m excited to get into it.

So that covers all 7 prompts. I do plan on reading You Should See me in a Crown but it doesn’t fit any of these prompts so I’ll be focusing on these five books first. Who knows, maybe this will be the year I hit 7.

Are you joining The Reading Rush?

What’s on your TBR?

Are there any other readathons I should check out?

Let me know in the comments below, let’s chat!


Author: Rachelle Saint Louis

Rachelle Saint Louis is a Haitian-American writer, born and raised in South Florida. She received a 2018 Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for her poem “Red Blood Cell.” She is currently a Psychology and English double major at Florida Atlantic University. Her poetry has been published in Rigorous Magazine. Rachelle has been writing poetry since the 7th grade and you can often find her performing Spoken Word at local open mics.

21 thoughts on “The Reading Rush 2020 TBR”

  1. Thrift store finds are my fave! Found a Lovely War by Julie Berry arc for a dollar one time and I struck gold, now it is one of my all time favorite books! Best of luck this week, I am also participating and have quite the stack to get through lol hope you enjoy these books! 🙂

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  2. This looks like such a good TBR list! I keep seeing Check Please recommended and really want to read it. Such a fun age also sounds like a great read! I haven’t read any of the To all the boys series which is terrible. I need to read them!

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    1. Thank you 😀 I’m hoping to enjoy Check, Please! because everyone seems to love it. To All the Boys wasn’t a book I personally loved but I tend not to love romances to begin with, I’m trying to get more into romance now though. Are you doing The Reading Rush?


    1. Good luck! I’ve done The Reading Rush for the past two or three years and I’ve enjoyed it every time, it’s definitely one of my favorites 😀 I hope you get to The Gilded Wolves, I haven’t read it but I’ve heard great things about it

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  3. That looks like such a fun selection of books! Not gonna lie, the “read one book entirely outside your house” prompt feels a bit dangerous in this day and age haha but I hope you have a great readathon. I definitely agree that the second book was better than the movie in the To All the Boys series, but I didn’t love that book. I don’t know … but it definitely didn’t paint Lara Jean as irrational for how she felt about Gen. You’ll see, I’ll just shut my mouth about it for now haha

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    1. Lol thank you for that, I’m looking forward to reading it because I’ve heard that the book does more justice for John Ambrose and Laura Jean’s relationship. I’m definitely playing it safe with the reading the book outside prompt since I’ll be right outside my house but that also depends on the weather. It’s been so hot lately so I don’t know if I’ll even commit to that 😀

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