Pixarathon TBR

In August, I will be participating in Pixarathon, hosted by Lily @ Literary Lily. This readathon runs through the entire month, and you choose a route to follow and try to read books that match the movie prompts that correspond with that route.


I’ve chosen the existential route, which focuses on the more contemplative movies, because that’s the type of Pixar movie I love the most. The movie prompts for that route are Coco, Soul, and Inside Out. So naturally I’ll be reading books to match those prompts, as well as the prompt that’s specific for the route.

Route Prompt

The route prompt for the existential route is to read a book that will make you feel something strongly. For this prompt, I would like to read The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver, because I’ve heard it’s a really sad book about grief, and I’m expecting it to be very hard-hitting.

The Ghosts We Keep
Cover image The Ghosts We Keep


The movie prompt for Coco is to read a book featuring music or musicians. For this prompt I’d like to read Rhythm by Marie Lipscomb, which is an adult romance between an artist and a drummer from a metal band. I would like to read this book for another readathon in August as well (more on that later!).

Rhythm (Vixens Rock #1)
Cover image Rhythm


The movie prompt for Soul is to read a book with a main character of colour. For this prompt I would like to read Off the Record by Camryn Garrett, which I’d like to read for another readathon in August as well (more on that later!).

Off the Record
Cover image Off the Record

Inside Out

The movie prompt for Inside Out is to read a book that will make you think. For this prompt I would like to read Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao, a sci-fi novel that deals with misogyny.

Iron Widow (Iron Widow, #1)
Cover image Iron Widow


Aside from this route, since it’s a month-long readathon, I would like to try to complete as many of the other movie prompts as possible as well. I don’t want to pressure myself to read all of them though, so I’ll just be reading as many as I can. To make it easier for myself to complete the prompts, and to motivate myself to actually read them, I’ve already chosen a book to correspond with every prompt:

  • Toy Story – Read a book with own voices disability rep: The Secret Life of Kitty Granger by G.D. Falksen
  • A Bug’s Life – Read a book with a circus/carnival or similar: Finale by Stephanie Garber
  • Monsters Inc. – Read a book that will make you laugh: Noah Can’t Even by Simon James Green
  • Finding Nemo – Read a book you “forgot” about: Wing Jones by Katherine Webber
  • The Incredibles – Read a book set in the 1900s: The Breath Between Waves by Charlotte Anne Hamilton
  • Cars – Pick a fast read: Samira Surfs by Rukhsanna Guidroz
  • Ratatouille – Read a book set in a country other than your own: A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha
  • Wall-E – Read a book with sci-fi elements: The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer
  • Up – Read a book with an elderly main character: Pierced Peony by Dahlia Donovan
  • Brave – Read a book based on any folklore and myths: City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda
  • Monsters University – Read a book set at university or school: Counting Down With You by Tashie Bhuiyan
  • The Good Dinosaur – Read a coming-of-age story: Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth
  • Onward – Read a book involving a puzzle or mystery: The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson
  • Luca – Read a book set on or near the sea: The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember

What will you be reading in August?


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