December TBR

My TBR for December is a little less set in stone than I usually like. Not only am I still participating in the Triwizard Tournament as well as starting the Winter Magical Readathon hosted by Gee from BookRoast.

In the Winter Magical Readathon we are given a prompt as well finish the previous one. Each prompt is based on how we answer a series of questions based on scenarios in the second book. Its kinda really fun!

Anyway, with that it means that my TBR can’t really be 100% set as a prompt may come up that none of my books fit into, however here’s what I plan to read this month around all the unpredictability.

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The Last Magician Little Women Skyward Kingdom of Ash Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Flashback Legacy This is where it Ends Radio Silence A Darker Shade of Magic Chasing River The Tea Dragons Society

What are you reading this month?

December Wrap Up

Thankfully I continued reading in December, although it was a bit of a slow start. I ended up reading 7 books. I also participated in my first ever Read-a-thon, the Christmas at Hogwarts Read-a-thon.

November Wrap Up

Building My First Bookmas Tree

November Goal Update

Unboxing August Gobstone Alley Box

December TBR

The Adventure Book Tag

Naughty or Nice Tag

Unboxing September Gobstone Alley

Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ By J.K. Rowling

A to Z TBR: M, N, O & P

Review: ‘The Confectioner’s Guild’ By Claire Luana

Last Book Haul of 2018

Books I Wish I’d Gotten to in 2018

Top 10 Book Covers of 2018

2019 Reading Goals

A to Z TBR: Q, R, S & T

The End of the Year Book Tag: 2018

My Recipe Book Collection

A to Z TBR: U, V, W & X

A to Z TBR: Y & Z

The 7 Deadly Sins Tag

Christmas at Hogwarts Read-a-thon Update

Most Anticipated New Releases of 2019

Review: ‘The Explorer’ By Katherine Rundell

Post Blogmas Break

How did you go with your reading in December? What was your favourite read?

December TBR

Even though the last month of 2018 has already started and the countdown to Christmas and the New Year are upon us I still wanted to post a TBR for the month. 

We are already 5 days into December (as I am writing this) and I’m going to be honest, I’ve been awful at reading and haven’t made much progress. With the end of Term T minus 3 days away, I am pretty flat out from arrival to leaving in the afternoons. I’ve also been trying to keep up with Vlogmas which I have a love/hate relationship with. I love all the videos but I also struggle to keep up with them all! 

During December I am also planning to take part in the ‘Christmas at Hogwarts’ Read-a-thon. The books of which I will include in this post. 

So my reading plans are: 
* Finish ‘The Confectioner’s Guild’ By Claire Luana
* ‘The Explorer’ By Katherine Rundell 
* ‘Shadow and Bone’ By Leigh Bardugo 
* ’50 Ways to Yay’ By Alexi Panos
* ‘Throne of Glass’ By Sarah J. Maas
* Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ By J.K. Rowling

Lets hope that this list isn’t to ambitious! 

What is on your December TBR?

Christmas at Hogwarts Read-a-thon

Very excitingly the Christmas at Hogwarts Read-a-thon is my first ever read-a-thon. I’ve been wanting to do one forever but with work and life in general I haven’t been able to participate in any. 

Fantastically this read-a-thon starts on 17th December and ends on the 26th December which means I’M ON HOLIDAYS! 

The read-a-thon goes like this: 

Before I jump into the prompts and what books I’m going to choose for each of them thank you to Gee at Book Roast for hosting this Read-a-thon! 

All participants start at the top and complete ‘Finish your coursework’. The prompt for this one is to finish your current read… Now I haven’t chosen a book for this one because I don’t know what I’ll be reading on December 17th so this one will depend on where I’m up to in my reading. 

Next participants can choose to ‘Help Hagrid Decorate the trees’ which  prompts reader to choose a book with gold details; or readers can ‘have a snowball fight with the Weasley twins’ where readers choose a book they think will be humorous. For this section I am going to choose to ‘help Hagrid Decorate the Trees’ and the book I’ll be reading is ‘Shadow and Bone’ by Leigh Bardugo 

Participants meet up  again when they ‘visit the Three Broomsticks for mulled pixie wine’ where readers will choose a read that will take a day/ an evening to read. For this one I am going to choose ‘50 Ways to Yay’ by Alexi panos 

Now we get to the point where readers can divert into completely different areas! There are three options for this part of the read-a-thon. First you can choose to ‘exchange presents at your house common roomwhere readers choose a book that features or is about friendship. The second option here is to ‘sneak into the kitchen to gift Dobby odd socks’ where readers choose a book with an Item of clothing on the cover. The final option in this Trio is ‘attend the Yule Ball’ where readers choose a book you’ve been preparing yourself for. For this section I am going to choose ‘attend the Yule Ball’ and I am going to read ‘Throne of Glass’ By Sarah J. Mass

From here readers only have two options either they can ‘use invisibility cloak to sneak into the restricted section‘ where readers choose a banned book; Or I can ‘bring a festive treat to Hedwig in the Owlery’ where we choose a book with an animal on the cover/ in the title/ in the series name. For this one I am going to choose to ‘Sneak into the Restricted Section’  and read the book ‘Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone’ By J.K. Rowling

Finally we have made it to ‘attend the Christmas feast’ for this one our prompt is to watch a Harry Potter movie, which is optional BUT I will definitely be watching one and if its up to my fiancee it will be ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Part 1 and 2.

The other options that I won’t be doing but may be helpful to know about are ‘fly around the snowy Hogwarts grounds‘ where readers choose a book with a building on the cover; Or ‘put on your knitted sweater from Mollywhere readers choose a book with present parents of a focus on family

Are you going to be participating in the read-a-thon? let me know what prompts you choose!

December Wrap Up

During December I finished up work giving me WAY more time to read, and I definitely took advantage of it. I didn’t end up finishing any Audiobook this month – I usually save them for the walking part of my commute to work.
I ended up finishing quiet a few books this month!

Finished Books:

Still need to Review one of them but thats ok!
Here are the links for the reviews I have posted.

Book Reviews:
Nevermoor Review
Percy Jackson and the Lightning thief
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters
The Adventurer’s Guild
Percy Jackson and the Titans Curse

Overall December was a good reading month. I really enjoyed taking the time to sit and read for a little while during the day. Its definitely helped to reset after a very busy end to the year at work. I’m definitely hoping to keep this momentum going in January.