Category: readingchallenge

Wyrd and Wonder TBR

I missed #WyrdAndWonder when it ran over the summer, so I was really excited to see that they’re running a special spooky edition in the lead-up to Halloween. 

#WyrdAndWonder is hosted by @deargeekplace@imyril @joriestory.

From the announcement post (here)

What do you mean by ‘spooky fantasy’?

As with our main event, we like to keep our definition of genre as broad as possible. So when we say ‘spooky fantasy’, we mean any sort of fantasy story (or film, TV show or comic!) that has a spooky flavour to it. From vampires and werewolves to dark fantasy to cosmic horror, we welcome it all!



Victober 2019 TBR

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How could I have forgotten Victober was coming?!

#Victober is a readathon, running in October, which (unsurprisingly) centres around reading Victorian literature. I took part last year and really enjoyed it, so I don’t want to miss out this year. My TBR for this month is already really full, but I’ve managed to double up books and pick some managable sounding reads.

It’s organised primarily by Katie @ Books and Things, and you can watch her announcement video (with links to the other hosts’ videos) here. 


Hocus Pocus Readathon TBR

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It was on Halloween in 1693 that Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson stole the spirit of
young Emily Binx. Taking their revenge, the town of Salem hanged the three witches.
Before the Sanderson sisters took their last breath, their magic book had cast a curse that
the sisters would return on All Hallow’s Eve on a full moon when a virgin lights the black flame candle…

It’s simple. Join a team. Fight for victory.

Survive the night.


Simsathon: Outdoor Retreat TBR

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The second Sims-A-Thon readathon is being hosted by Kara @ biancareads from the 1st-31st October. I love The Sims and I’ve been playing it on-and-off since the original game came out! I missed the first round so I’m going to do the Starter Prompts from Round 1 and four of the six additional Outdoor Retreat prompts from this round. 


Starting Challenges



Choose a Household (+5 points)

Read a Book from Late in a Series

Once Broken Faith (October Daye, #10) by Seanan McGuire


Build A House (+3 points)

Read Something Set in Another World

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon


Interior Design (+2 points)

Read a Book with a Pretty Cover

Without a Summer (Glamourist Histories #3) by Mary Robinette Kowal


Landscaping (+2 points)

Read a Book Featuring Nature in the Cover/ Title/ Theme

The Vanished Bride (Brontë Sisters Mystery #1) by Bella Ellis



Outdoor Retreat Expansion Pack Challenges



Take a Vacation to Granite Falls (+3 points)

Reread a Favourite

Carpe Jugulum (Discworld #23; Witches #6) by Terry Pratchett


Explore the Forest (+3 points)

Read an Atmospheric Book

The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall


Purchase Camping Equipment (+3 points)

Read a Book that Ends in an Odd Page Number


Gain a Herbalism Skill (+3 points)

Pair a Book with Your Favourite Brew

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Sapphic Saturday #1 TBR

Banner Credit: Arin @ Tomes of Our Lives

Sapphic Saturday’s are 24 hour readathons that  and  Arin @ Tomes of Our Lives are going to be hosting. The readathons take place starting at midnight on predetermined Saturdays, and last for 24-hours. The readathon is meant to boost sapphic reads, AKA female/female books!

The first Sapphic Saturday is this Saturday coming.

Since it’s only 24-hours, my TBR is very small, but I had two books on my September TBR that fit anyway, so it’s the perfect day to read these. I’m really looking forward to joining in with the reading updates on Twitter.


Avatar: TLA Readathon TBR

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Remember when I said I really wasn’t planning on joining in any other readathons in September?

I’m running a Norse-mythology inspired Mythothon Round 2 and I couldn’t resist Princess-A-Thon either… and then this one came up! So, looks like I’ll be doing AtlaReadathon too. Opps.

As well as the 8 challenges below, I’ll be reading the group book (The Rise of Kyoshi by F C Yee) and trying to keep pace with the series watchalong.

Since I wasn’t sure which team to play for, I let Twitter decide. The percentages fluctuated a lot over the 24-hours, and to be honest, I’m a little surprised at the result, but I’m happy to be joining… the #FireNation


You can find all the details about AtlaReadathon over on their official Twitter page and in the information thread here.