Year-a-thon TBR

The beginning of the April Year-a-thon is here and that means we start reading the Highest and Lowest rated books on your Goodreads TBR. So these are the two books I’ll be picking up this week.

‘Empress of A Thousand Skies’ by Rhoda Belleza is the lowest rated book on my Goodreads TBR so I will be picking that up, along with ‘Heartstopper: Volume 3’ by Alice Oseman which is my highest rated book.

I’m really looking forward to reading both and I’m a little glad that this challenge is making me prioratise books that may not of been on the forefront of my TBR.

Year-a-thon: February Wrap Up

Our February week long readathon in the overarching Year-a-thon has come and gone. I set out to complete 3 books. 2 individual books and one series.

I didn’t end up reading as much as I thought I would during February’s Year-a-thon. Although finishing two books in the week was definitely not too bad.

‘The Simple Wild’ by K.A. Tucker was a reread in preparation for the sequel coming out on February 18th (can you tell I’m excited). ‘The Bear and the Nightingale’ by Katherine Adren was a book that had beed chilling on my TBR for a while.

Both books where definitely enjoyable to pick up for the readathon. You can check out the review of The Simple Wild, already on my blog and the review for The Bear and the Nightingale will be coming soon!

What books did you pick up for the readathon?

Year-a-thon: January Wrap Up

January’s Year-a-thon theme was to choose a colour and then read books with that coloured cover. For this I chose Black. I felt like this left me with a lot of options of books to choose from.

Books I completed:

Books I’m still reading:

all up I completed 4 books and am continuing on with 6 for a total of 1,500 pages!

February

February’s reading dates are 10th – 16th and the theme is Finish that book or series. Which is a theme I am very excited about!

Did you participate in January’s Year-a-thon? What did you read?

2019 Reading Challenge Wrap Up

During 2019 I decided to take part in the 2019 Reading Challenge created by The Perks of Being Noura.

To sum it up the challenge is a list of 52 prompts to read throughout 2019.

Of these 50 prompts I managed to read 50 of them! Madness. The only two that I had trouble fulfilling is prompt 26 and prompt 30. I was able to complete all the rest though which makes me still feel as though I completed the challenge. Here are the books I read for each prompt…

It definitely looks like a lot more books than it felt like when I was reading them!

Year-a-thon: January

Today marks the beginning of the year-a-thon! The theme for January’s week if the readathon is to choose a colour and only read books with that colour on the cover. I’ve decided to go with….

BLACK

I know thats a really easy colour because a lot of books have black on the cover however I wanted to continue the books I had started in the last couple of days. My current TBR for the Challenge looks kind of like this:

So I know thats not a lot of books however it takes me AGES to read ‘The Complete Poems of Emily Dickenson’, it just takes my brain longer then usual to work out what they are saying and I’ve already been working on it for a couple months and I’m still only onto her second series.

Both ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ and ‘New Moon’ are rereads for me. I’m already Listening to the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook and have just started ‘This is where it Ends’ and will pick up ‘New Moon’ once I’ve finished that because *controversial* I don’t like the Twilight saga audiobooks.

If we get through all of these in the week I have no idea what I will pick up but we will see how I go with these.

are you participating in the Year-a-thon?

Year-a-thon Readathon

I saw this Readathon on Little Book Owls Channel in her video announcing many of the readathons that will be hosted this year. The Year-a-thon takes place over the course of the whole year with a different challenge for one week of each month.

It is hosted by five amazing booktubers Ke-sha @ theforsaken707, Alyssa @ ACreads, Kristina @ ThePrincessGummyBear, Kerri @ KerriTheBookBelle, and Katie @ Kitkatscanread.

2020 Dates and Prompts

January 13th – 19th: Choose a colour and read books with that coloured cover.
For example if I chose blue I would only read books with a blue cover.

February 10th – 16th: Finish that book/ series.
For example if you have a book that you just need to finish or a series you want to finish use this time to finish it.

March 9th – 15th: Link the book
For example if you decide to read Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets make your next read a book that has ‘Secret’ in the title then if the genre of that book is a YA make your read after that a YA. So each of the books link to the previous book read in some way.

April 13th – 19th: Read your highest and lowest rated Goodreads book.
For example I would go into the ‘my bookshelf’ shelf of my good reads and choose the highest rated book from there and the lowest.

May 11th – 17th: Read books with mental health and addiction representation
For example a book thats character may be struggling with addiction or have life experiences with addiction or a book that has some mental health representation.

June 8th – 14th: Buddy read a book or read a borrowed book
For example you could choose a book that a friend also wants to read and buddy read it with them or if you don’t want to buddy read you can borrow a book from a friend or a family member or even pick one up from your local library. For this one I might choose to borrow an audiobook on BorrowBox.

July 13th – 19th: The Olympics/Buzzwords
For example you could read a non fiction book about the olympics or an olympic athlete or read a book that contains a sport that is part of the olympics. If this isn’t your jam and you want to go for buzzword instead you just choose your own buzzword and read books with only that word in the title.

August: 10th – 16th: Reread a book/Read a book outside your comfort zone
For example if you are someone that rereads book you can pick up an old favourite or if you are someone that doesn’t enjoy rereading books you could pick up a book you wouldn’t normally pick up.

September 14th – 20th: Finish/catch up on a series
For example if you put down a book to complete the reread or you were in the middle of a series, pick the book back up or continue on with the series.

October 12th – 18th: Read a spooky book or a thriller
For example I don’t have many spooky books because I get scared so easily but I might pick up a mystery during this week.

November 9th – 15th: Read book recommendations or have someone pick your books
For example if there are some books you’ve seen recommended by booktubers/bookstagramers you could decide to pick up one of those or you could ask someone in your life or even do a poll on instagram and have someone else/other people choose your reads.

December 14th – 20th: Read the oldest books on your TBR/Shelf
For example I will probably pick up some books that have been sitting on my TBR for the longest.

We have some really interesting themes for this readathon and I am so excited to participate.

Let me know if you are going to participate, I’d love to hear your thoughts and what you plan to read.

November TBR

I know this is super late to post however, I still wanted to post it, just to have a record of my reading plans for the month of November.

I know there are a lot of books there, however I am participating in the Triwzard Tournament readathon which requires a few books so most are for that.

What are your November reading plans?

Triwizard Tournament Readathon

I was hunting around the internet hoping to find a readathon happening in November to participate in when I stumbled upon Chapter Charms Triwizard Tournament readathon.

I’ll give you a little overview, but the readathon is quite involved so I would recommend heading to chapter charms page for clearer instructions.

here’s the gist.

readers a broken up into hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang based on their birth month. Everyone is competing.

On Halloween, the feast where all the school meet to choose the champions in the books, each school will be assigned a dragon for the first task. This is your first book of the readathon. Each task – so the dragons for first task – takes place over a week between November 11th the end of the year.

each task then contains a second challenge focusing on how you will face your task, which is the second book for that task/week.

the second task will be impacted by your score in the first task.

Does that make sense?

Anyway, I’ve decided to take the time now to work out the books I will read for each challenge, then when it comes time to begin each task I already know what books I am going to read.

The First Task: Dragons

The first talk takes place between November 11th 2019 and November 17th 2019.

As you can see for each dragon there is a different prompt and for each prompt I’ve chosen a book.

The second challenge is the method of which you decide to face your dragon. Readers need to complete at least one method. Each additional method is additional points.

The Second Task: The Lake

The Second Task takes place between November 25th and December 1st 2019.

The person you are assigned to save depends on how many points you attain in the first task. Here are my books for each one.

The second challenge is again the method you will choose to save your person. For each additional method used additional points are given.

The Third Task: The Maze

The third task takes place between 9th December and the 15th December.

The first Challenge is to get through the maze and face at least one (again additional points given for more than one faced) challenge.

The second challenge is to read a a book containing time travel.

and thats it, I’m hoping I can get through all the challenges and win the Triwizard Tournament.

I am so excited for this readathon to start!