December 1, 2019

Tis the Season a Thon

The first weeklong Readathon I'm doing in December is the Season A Thon. It runs from December 2 to December 8. This one is put on by a Booktuber called Bookables. Well, her real name is Heather. Her channel on Youtube is Bookables. Anyway, here are the challenges for the readathon and the books I currently have selected for those challenges.

  1. Read the Buddy Read - The group book for this readathon is 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston. I just got this one in a box from the publisher, so that worked out well. This is a little YA romance book. Right at the beginning of winter break, Sophie's parents leave town and her boyfriend breaks up with her. Her grandmother decides to have 10 family members set her up on 10 blind dates. This could be disastrous.

2.Read a Book with Snow on the Cover - I have lots of options for this one, but the one that is speaking to me most is One Day in December Josie Silver. This is an adult romance novel. Laurie locks eyes with the man of her dreams through a foggy bus window as her bus drives away. A year later, she runs into him again, but he's her best friend's boyfriend now. It takes 10 years and lots of meetings to get to true love. Talk about your slow burn romance!

  1. Read a Holiday-Themed Book - I am probably going to finally read Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz for this one. I've been waiting for almost a year.

  2. Read a Book You Received as a Gift - Honestly, there are so many. I'm counting every book sent to me by a publisher as a gift as well as all the gifts I got for my birthday. I probably should read another book for my reading group. To that end, I might pick up Amerian Royals by Katharine McGee. It's for my group AND I have been wanting to read it. It tells a story set in modern day, but with the caveat that in 1776, we made George Washington King, instead of president.

  3. Read a Book While Enjoying Your Favorite Holiday Treat - I got some fancy schmancy hot cocoa mix that will be perfect for this challenge. Technically, any of the books listed above can be read for this challenge and I don't know if I can read 6 separate books in one week. Even one in which I am not working. I'll let you know how it goes.

  4. Read a Book with a Title Related to Music - Ok. I'm going to choose 2 possibilities for this one. The first one is The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsburg. This is an LGBTQ YA romance contemporary book. If I'm still feeling the romance vibes when I get to this challenge, I'll read this one. The second is Song of the Abyss which is a YA fantasy. If I'm over the whole romance thing, I'll pick this up. They are both for my reading group, so that works out.

If I can read 5 books for this challenge I will have read 3 more books for my reading group! That's fantastic because I have been slacking lately. Also, I'll have 2 more books off of Mount TBR.

This promises to be a fun little readathon week.