I’m so excited about December being finally here! I have got myself a really nice advent calendar and I have already been loving the chocolatey beginning to the month! December is also my birthday month (17th Dec!) which makes it double as exciting 🥳
This month I’m hoping to do some serious catching-up on my Goodreads goal! I set it to 67 books at the beginning of the year, but I have only finished 56 books so far. I usually read about 5 books a month, so making my way through 11 seems close to impossible. I have been very much on a reading mood though so I might just make it!
This month I’ll be taking part in two readathons – Tome Topple and Christmas Readathon 🥰🥰 In addition to these two readathons, I hope to make some progress in reading through the Into Shadows novella collection I have access to during my Kindle Unlimited trial and I hope to finish some current reads🤩
I’m really excited for this round of Blackathon, especially because there is also a competition aspect! Teams of different genres (lit/contemporary, thriller/horror, romance, and sff) compete over which group reads the most pages in their team’s genre. As a fantasy buff, I have predictably landed myself in the SFF group. Here are the SFF group challenges:
In addition to teams, Blackathon will also host a 24 hour readathon on 12th-13th February, and the organisers also have a bunch of fun challenges, reading sprints and watchalongs planned!
Only books that are scifi or fantasy will be added to my group’s total page count, so I’ll try to prioritise reading sff — but I think I won’t be able to resist picking up some other ones too!
My reading has been a bit slow over the summer of 2021, but in September I got a great reading spike! I was excited about the fall vibes, readathons, and my upcoming holiday which made me really excited about picking up books ✨ I’m actually currently writing this in the middle of the woods in Finland, surrounded by fall leaves. Just look at this beautiful place:
Hello there and happy 2021! 🥳🥳 Hope you have had the loveliest start to 2021!
Even though I’m very excited about making a lot of new TBRs for 2021 and getting-my-hands-on-all-the-shiny-new-books, I want to first dip my toes into some reads I didn’t get to in 2020. In January and February I’ll be reading books I didn’t get to in 2020. Many of these books are from my TBR for 2020, a TBR which I made on the 1st of Jan 2020 and completely forgot about until 29th Dec 😂 But I also went through my previous TBR posts to see which books I vowed to read!
The TBR list includes mostly books from my TBRs that I already own. I often include books from libraries or books I think I’ll buy soon, but I want to have a particular focus on the ones I own!
I don’t think I’ll be able to read all of these even in the next two months, but I’m hoping to make some progress nevertheless! Also, giving myself an abundance of choices is something that works the best for my moody reader brain.
November raced past awhile ago, but I’m still here reminiscing about the books I read. After a slump-ish autumn, I started to pick up speed in reading in November! Here’s what I read with some readathon updates. I’ll say a bit of something about the books, but if you’re interested in longer reviews I’m planning to start a series of review posts soon. So stay tuned 👀
Now that Halloween is over, it’s officially Christmas! YAY
I’m here today to show you how little I read in October (very little) and how big plans I have for the rest of the year (very big). I was in a kind of reading slump for the most of September and October, but now I’m ready to jump right back into some amazing reads 💖
I love big books – but they also intimidate the heck out of me. Which is why the Tome Topple readathon is one of my favourites! The idea is to make as much progress as possible with tomes that have over 500 pages within the two weeks of the readathon. Round 12 of Tome Topple took place August 8th to 21st! Here is everything I planned to read, how I did during the readathon and what I actually read 😊
I have been majorly neglecting the writing of wrap-ups lately so tadah – here is a combo wrap-up of March and April! These months have been absolutely crazy and I haven’t been able to read as much as I would have liked but that’s fine 😊 There’s no need to be super productive during a pandemic after all!
March and April were also special to my reading situation in other ways – in March I made myself a TBR flowchart for the first time and used it to select the books I read, and in April I took part in the OWLs Magical Readathon ✨ I loved doing both!
April is the magical time we have all been waiting for – the time for another round of OWLs! G @ The Book Roast organises magical readathons like the OWLs, which is based on ordinary wizarding levels in Hogwarts, multiple times every year! These readathons are always over-the-top kind of amazing because not only should you read a lot, you can complete prompts to gain your own magical career that you can select from G’s career guide! So if you have ever wanted to be a dragon tamer or a defence against the dark arts -teacher, now is your time!
Below is the introduction video by G, check it out for all the deeds on OWLs.
Has your currently reading shelf on Goodreads grown way out of control? Do you have 7 books on your nightstand that you have half finished? Or could you just use a really exciting readathon to get you ready for 2020??
This is fine because I’m here with a super exciting announcement: the next round of Currentathon is happening! This round will run for the entire duration of December and we have a bunch of exciting prompts 😍
We are bringing back the mighty bingo board and it has both reading challenges (in black) and more general bookish challenges (in green) so you can read as much or as little as you want to!
Tadah! Here is the December bingo board. You can try to get a bingo any which way you want, the diagonals are the most difficult and the vertical center is the least difficult. Or you could try to catch them all!
We have also taken into account that many other readathons are happening during December and you could easily match these prompts with them (we even included a cheeky little ‘A book you’re reading for another readathon’ prompt 😘)
I really hope that you’ll join us and participate in Currentathon 😊 I can’t wait to figure out my TBR!