You may have seen or heard about the new Christmas themed readathon that’s started up this year. It’s called the Reindeer Readathon hosted by Breakeven Books (Leader of Team Mistletoe), Melted Books (Leader of Team Snowflake), Savy Writes Books (Leader of Team Stockings) and Donna Tsundoku (Leader of Team Nutcracker).
I loved the sound of it so I thought I’d sign myself up for my first EVER readathon! And promptly got assigned to the Nutcracker team led by the fun Donna.
We were given 9 prompts and can get awarded bonus points if one of our books happens to be over 500 pages long. None of mine are, but I’ll see if I can get through some other stuff to be able to read Outlander to land that one. You can see the specific details here:
Most of the books I’ve chosen to read for this readathon are ones I have scheduled for reviews in January or February. Since I need to read them in preparation for their scheduled reviews I figured there’s no harm in using them for the readathon.
I don’t believe there’s a rule against that. And I still managed to squeeze in a couple I don’t have reviews scheduled for.
I chose Light of Spirit for this one as most of my books are 300-400 pages and it was on my list to read and review in February.
Dance of the Heart is in the same series as Light of Spirit and is the ONLY book I could find in my TBR that revolves around, or involved the theme of music or dance.
The Convenient Felstone Marriage hasn’t moved around my shelves MUCH. But I got this from Jenni from a competition I won on my birthday earlier this yr.
Since I’ve rearranged my bookshelves a few times since then I figured it works!
From what I can tell of the blurb, Perfect Match has a strong female character. It’s also on my list of books to read and have a review ready for the tour that’s scheduled for January.
I’ll be reading Death Takes a Holiday at Pemberley Hall for this one. Based on the blurb I believe it’ll have an impact on me.
It’s also an author request that I’ve got scheduled for a review in January.
Miss Amelia’s Mistletoe Marquees was an obvious choice for this one. I read a lot of romance but it was the only one that didn’t fall into any of the other categories.
And I was also asked to review it by the author so it’s scheduled for a review in January.
Another author request (although this time I think it’s scheduled for February) for this one. Although I chose it more because I don’t have many books that have a pretty cover and I really do like the cover Nicola has had done!
I don’t have much in the way of graphic novels. I’ve also never read one before so I thought this would be a challenge to find one I could read.
Then I remembered I got a copy of the Vampire Academy graphic novel when I bought the series.
Of course this one needs red in the cover. I decided that since one layer of the cake is red it works!
Also. It’s scheduled for a book tour in January.
I hope you’re looking forward to hearing about my progress with this. I’m hoping to do a weekly wrap up so you can track my progress and get a feel for how I found the books. Without spoiling them for their coming reviews of course!
12 Replies to “Reindeer Readathon 2019”
This sounds like so much fun! Readathons are always interesting. If I wasn’t planning on participating in TisTheSeasonAThon, I would give this one a go.
The good thing is, if you want to try it, is that there’s only 9 prompts and you could probably use some of your other readathon books for the Reindeer one too.
I’m not going to lie this sounds like a pretty fun readathon, and omg it’s so festive and makes my heart so happy!
I’m obsessed with Christmas lights. My partner lost my in Target yesterday when we were shopping for the last presents we needed to get so he calls me and I’m like “Do you even need to ask? Where would I be at this season?” and he’s immediately like “O right. Christmas decorations. I’ll be a minute” hahahha! Having the prompts line up to the nine reindeer is just so cool!
Ohhh the perfect match looks right on my alley! I need to go check that one out.
Goodluck for the readathon with your picks ❤️ This one looks super fun! Alas, it’s not quite my thing; and idk if i’d get more than two if anything 😂
Its my first try so I made sure I lined them up with books I need to read and review anyway. Maybe next time I’ll go more freestyle. Who knows how many I’d read then?
This one sounds fun! December is quite hectic with A) a new position at work, B) Bookending Winter which is real fun! and then there’s C) my winter fatigue. I will try and do my first readathon in the summer maybe, not sure. I hope you will have fun with this one!
O wow! That’s a lot going on! Good luck with the move and the new job!
Oh this looks so cool! I really wish I could do it but I’m so busy and I only have 5 books I’m trying to get to before the end of this month and I’m not even sure if I can pull that many off. XD Maybe I’ll try it next year if they still have it?
That’s ok! It’s their first yr so I’m not sure if they’ll do it again, but if they do I’ll try and give more lead up time!
oh this is such a fun lil readathon! i wish you all the best with it