Marvel-A-thon TBR

It’s June and I happen to have some extra reading time to spare, so I was beyond excited when I saw Lauren share her TBR for the Marvel-a-thon readathon, I got excited and decided to join in. It’s exactly what I needed.

I love readathons like this. I think them so creative! The Marvel-a-thon was created by Jamieson of Jamishelves. It’s a month-long readathon (June 1 to July 1) based on the Marvel cinematic universe. Here are the details as posted by Jamieson:

This readathon is focused around Marvel movies in the cinematic universe, each of the movies have been split into their phases and there is one challenge per movie.

The goal is to read a book for EVERY SINGLE MOVIE (that’s 21 movies, by the way). Everyone starts in Phase One, and you can’t move on to the next phase until you’ve completed all the challenges. Here is the game board:

Visit Jamieson’s post for more details on the rules. By the way, we are allowed to skip 2 categories per phase. I’ll indicate below the ones I might skip. Since this is a lot of books to read, and since it doesn’t seem to be a big deal whether we read a book or comic book, I’ve mostly chosen comic books so I can hit all the categories. I’ve also thrown in a few rereads for series I want to complete.

The challenges and my books:

Phase One:

Iron Man: Iron Man started the MCU timeline. Read the first book in a series.

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Others I might consider: Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly; Motor Crush, Vol. 1 by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr

Hulk: Bruce Banner is famous for his green alter-ego. Read a book with a green cover.

Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods by Tania del Rio, illus. by Will Staehle

Others I might consider: Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett; Language by Xiaolu Guo

Iron Man 2: Iron Man 2 is one of Marvel’s most unpopular movies. Read a book that’s unpopular.

Run for It: Stories of Slaves Who Fought for Their Freedom by Marcelo D’Salete (illus.)

Others I might consider: The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla; The Templeton Twins Make a Scene by Ellis Weiner, illus. Jeremy Holmes; Oddly Normal, Vol. 1 by Otis Frampton

Thor: The Thor movies are based on Norse mythology. Read a book that involves mythology.

Ramayana: Divine Loophole by Sanjay Patel (illus.)

Others I might consider: Percy Jackson & the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan; Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Captain America: Captain America is set during WWII. Read a book set or written in World War II.

The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero

Others I might consider: The Midnight Front by David Mack

Possible skip.

The Avengers: The Avengers is the first time we see the MCU heroes together. Read a book with multiple perspectives.

The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus

Phase Two:

Iron Man 3: Tony Stark has to make some hard decisions in this movie. Read a book that will challenge you.

The Iliad by Homer, trans. by Robert Fagles

I don’t know which one yet.

I might skip this.

Dark World: In the Dark World, Thor has to team up with Loki to win. Read a book that involves siblings.

First Year by Rachel E. Carter

Others I might consider: The Templeton Twins Make a Scene by Ellis Weiner, illus. Jeremy Holmes; The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla

Winter Soldier: In the Winter Soldier, a character returns as a villain. Read a book where the main character is a villain or anti-hero.

Curse Words, Vol. 1: The Devil’s Devil by Charles Soule, illus. by Ryan Browne

Guardians of the Galaxy: Guardians of the Galaxy is well known for it’s soundtrack. Read a book set in, written in, or involving the 80’s.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

Possible skip.

Age of Ultron: The villain in Age of Ultron is a robot created by Tony Stark. Read a book involving an AI in some way.

All Systems Red by Martha Wells

Others I might consider: some Saga comics

Ant-Man: In Ant-Man, Scott involuntarily gets caught up in a heist. Read a book involving a heist or thieves.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Possible skip.

Phase Three:

Civil War: The Avengers split into two teams after disagreements. Read a book about a rivalry or enemies.

The Prestige by Christopher Priest

Others I might consider: The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory; Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, illus. by Brian Bolland

Doctor Strange: Stephen Strange was a doctor before he was a hero. Read a book that involves medicine in some way.

Hot Zone by Richard Preston

GOTG: Volume 2: Volume Two shows even more epic space battles. Read a book set in or involving space.

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

Others I might consider: Saga comics

Spider-Man: Peter Parker has to hide his superhero identity at school. Read a YA book involving secrets in some way.

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

Others I might consider: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch; The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

Thor: Ragnarok: Thor: Ragnarok is one of Marvel’s most popular movies. Read a popular book.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (illus.)

Others I might consider: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden; Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Infinity War: “The most ambitious crossover event in history.” Read a book that fulfills multiple challenges.

Any one of the above books

Black Panther: Black Panther features Marvel’s first Black superhero. Read an #ownvoices book with a Black main character.

Mother of the Sea by Zetta Elliott

Others I might consider: March: Book 1 by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illus. by Nate Powell

Captain Marvel: This movie will feature Marvel’s first female hero as the main character. Read a book with a female MC.

Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess, Vol. 1: Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew by Jeremy Whitley, illus. by Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt

Others I might consider: The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley; Afar by Leila del Duca, illus. by Kit Seaton

The Avengers 4: Details of this movie including its title are still a secret. Read a book you don’t know anything about.

The Gray House by Mariam Petrosyan, trans. by Yuri Machkasov

Others I might consider: Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

Well then. Pray for me ’cause that’s a lot of books. Dunno if I’ll be successful, but I’ll try and see how far I get.
Let me know if you’re participating too.

23 thoughts on “Marvel-A-thon TBR

  1. Love the idea! And really awesome picks too. How is Six of Crows a possible skip though?! 😮 I absolutely loved that one hahah Also love that you got Saga as a back-up for a bunch of categories. 😀 Hope you finally get to catch up on that series. Quality stuff, always. 😀

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  2. How fun! I love the categories and how they’re tied to the movies. I definitely recommend Norse Mythology, Leviathan Wakes, and All Systems Red. And I’m reading Girl in the Tower right now, it’s really good. Good luck with the challenge!


    1. Exactly! 🙂 That’s what made me excited for this readathon. I think I’ll get into Girl in the Tower this month. I’m curious to see if I’ll like it. I didn’t much enjoy the first book.


  3. This looks like so much fun! Good luck! It’s definitely a ton of books, but looks like you’ve got a lot of fun ones lined up 🙂


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