Category: readingchallenge

#IronTomeAThon TBR

The Iron Tome A Thon is a readathon running throughout July, hosted by Bookshelves and Paperbacks. You can find all the details of the challenges in the announcement post here. I’m going to aim for the seven optional prompts then, if I’ve got time, I’ll just try to fit in as many adult fantasy books as I can. I do have a couple of other things I’m planning to read next month too, so we’ll see how I get on.

What do you think of the choices on my TBR?

For this readathon, I’ll be playing for #HouseStark! Let me know if we’re on the same team.



#IronThroneReadalong #AGameofBooksathon (Round 1) TBR


This month I’ll be taking part in two Game of Thrones inspired reading challenges: #AGameofBooksathon (which has 11 prompts and a team/House aspect) and #IronThroneReadalong (where we’ll be re-reading the whole A Song of Ice and Fire series over 34 weeks).


My 2019 OWLs Results Are In!

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I had an amazing readathon — just check out all those four and five stars!

I decided to just read as many OWLs prompts as I could. Then, in August, when it’s time for the NEWTs, I’ll take a better look at the careers pack Book Roast has created and use these OWLs to guide my career choices based on the NEWT prompts. To be honest, this seems like the unprepared way I would have actually fell into a post-Hogwarts career so…

Total Subjects Past: 12

Format Breakdown: 5 ebooks, 3 physical books and 4 audiobooks

Top 3 Careers Choices:

Metal Charmer




Readathons: #unsolvedathon, #hamilthon, #fantasyadventureathon and #OWLsReadathon2019

Hamilthon Update


Who Tells Your Story — The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson.

The World Was Wide Enough — Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young.

Helpless — Hamilton’s Battalion: A Trio of Romances by Courtney Milan, Alyssa Cole & Rose Lerner.

My Shot — The Cold Is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale.

The Election of 1800 — The True Queen (Sorcerer Royal #2) by Zen Cho.

What’d I Miss? — An Artificial Night (October Daye #3) by Seanan McGuire.

The Reynolds Pamphlet — Galatea by Madeline Miller.

Take a Break — Reaper Man (Discworld #11) by Terry Pratchett.

Burn — Wyrd Sisters (Discworld #6) by Terry Pratchett.


My #Hamilthon TBR


For the announcement and sign-up post for the Hamilthon Readathon — where you can find out all the details about how it works and the full list of prompts — click here.

I’ve not decided which of the five paths I’m going to take yet, so I’ve picked something out for each prompt anyway. I think I’m going to go for Alexander and possibly Jefferson though.

Are you taking part in this readathon?

Have you decided what you’ll be reading for it?

Have you read any of my choices? What did you think of them?


#Hamilthon: Readathon Announcement and Sign Up


Welcome to #Hamilthon, a readathon inspired by Hamilton: An American Musical.

The challenge with run throughout the entire month of March — 01 March to 31st March 2019 in your own timezone.

Please feel free to follow the Twitter account (@hamilthon_read) for updates throughout the month and use the hashtag (#hamilthon) so we can follow and RT your progress.

There’s also an Instagram account (@hamilthon_read) you can follow and tag for the photo prompts mentioned later on.

Sign-up by posting a TBR which links back to this post, and add it to the link-up at the very bottom of this post.


Books to Read if You Love Hamilton


If you’re a fan of Hamilton: An American Musical — or even if you’re not — I’ve got a readathon coming up that’s going to be perfect for you!

#Hamilthon will be running throughout the entire month of March, and I’ll have all the information and a sign-up post going up next week on February 11th. So please come back for that!

For the readathon, the prompts will be inspired by the musical, but you can read any book that you think fits: it doesn’t need to be Hamilton-related in any way e.g. one prompt will be “Read a book with a name in the title” so you could read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Jane Eyre or From Twinkle, With Love.

But if you did want to include some really Hamilton-related books into your #Hamilthon TBR — or your TBR in general — I’ve found some pretty interesting ones which you could try. I’ve only read two of these (Hamilton: The Revolution and Burr) so I’d love to hear your thoughts and any other suggestions.