So I’ve decided to do this very last minute. I mean, is it really me if it isn’t last minute?
Yesterday I posted my December TBR and said that I have to reach 10 books in order to complete my GoodReads challenge.
I was hesitant to do the Adventure-A-Thon because last time I tried to do a read-a-thon, not only did it not go well but, I didn’t upload a video for about 3 months. I’m not saying that the read-a-thon was the cause of this at all, but it does make me slightly hesitant.
This one looked like so much fun though and I couldn’t resist (though I nearly succeeded, what with it being 12th December). The problem is I know for a fact that I can’t film, edit and upload a video before it hits midnight here in England (it takes hours just to import the footage!), so a blog post seemed like the best way to go!
What I planned to do is try to work in the books I’d already chosen around the challenges and, for the most part, that has seemed to work. There are a couple it looks like will either be additions or swapped out, but that’s OK.
PRESENTS: Read a book you got as a gift
This one is perfect for me right now because Reaper Man is a book my friend got me for my birthday. I’ve barely started it, but I’m currently 94 pages in and it’s a 351 page book so if I manage to complete it, the total pages read would be 257.
SANTA: Read a book with red on the cover
OK, so on the cover I own ‘The Upside of Unrequited‘ has red in the title and is on my TBR. I’ve been wanting to read this for a while now and am really looking forwards to it!
WONDER: Read a book based on a holiday
I feel like I may have to think of a different one here however, for me The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe fits pretty perfectly for me. As I said in my video this is a book that I read every year on Christmas Eve. It may be “…always winter, but never Christmas” but we do get a visit from Father Christmas himself. So if this is one I can include I shall be reading it a little early this year, otherwise I do have a collection of Christmas Stories somewhere, including A Christmas Carol which I can opt in instead.
COOKIES: Read a book while eating a festive snack
Don’t mind if I do!
Chances are it’ll be a Mince Pie or something equally as festive. I’ll be sure to snap a picture and upload it to Instagram or Twitter though!
NICE: Read a book that a friend or family member recommended to you
The Night Circus is perfect for this one. Although I’d heard of it initially on BookTube, as I said in my video it came highly recommended from a friend when we were in the bookstore, so it fits this challenge pretty well!
JACK FROST: Read a book with the word ‘snow’ in the title
I got so excited because I missed the word ‘word’ and thought it was the colour silver. Northern Lights was so close.
Instead I’ll go with the word ‘Snow’ as I have a book called Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch. This has been on my TBR for a while so it’s probably about time that I get to it!
SNOWMAN: Read a Historical Fiction book
For this one I think I’m going to read ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr. Again, it’s one I’ve been wanting to read for a while and this seems like the perfect opportunity.
It looks like I’m Team Snowman!!
So yes, it looks like I might potentially be swapping a couple of books out this month. I also start my buddy read on 18th December with Rachel from booksteaandhistory. We’re reading The People Next Door by Christopher Ransom, and I’m really looking forwards to it!
I have a lot of reading commitments this month, plus Blogmas! .. Oh and work (can’t forget about that) But but let’s go for it! Why not? It sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun, the idea itself is so well thought out and very creative. I honestly couldn’t resist.
Are you guys taking part in the Adventure-A-Thon? Link your channels/blogs, I’d love to check them out!