For this month, I will be joining the Halloween Smutathon which is a week long romance readathon hosted by Riley @rileymarie and Lainey @gingerreadslainey over at youtube/twitter/instagram. I will leave all the links to the readathon down below so don’t forget to check those out.
The readathon will be running from the 25th of October until Halloween which is on the 31st of October. They have a 4×4 bingo board with 16 prompts that can help you decide your tbr for that week AND a group book was also chosen which (oh my gosh) I am so excited to get to.
I have been on a romance mood for months now and I am slowly getting into mystery/paranormal books so this is the perfect time for me to explore this genre more.
Even though I wanted to try and read different books for each prompt let’s be realistic and admit that I won’t be able to do that. 😅
So below are the 5 books I am planning to get to for the next 7 days that will fit into 13 prompts in the bingo card.
Halloween Smutathon TBR w/ Prompts
A Lady of Rooksgrave Manor (Tempting Monster #1) by Kathryn Moon – (Group Book) Reverse Harem, Monster, Red or Purple Cover, Vampire, 2021 Release and New to you Author
Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco – Red or Purple Cover and Read in One Sitting
The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3) by Deborah Harkness – Paranormal, Vampire, Taboo and Supernatural Main Character
Lovely, Dark and Deep by Claudia Cain – Dark, Paranormal, 2021 Release and New to you Author
Feed (Hunger Duet #0.5) by Aveda Vice – Enemies or Rivals, Monster, 2021 Release, Novella, New to you Author and Read in One Sitting
So that is it for my TBR on this coming Halloween Smutathon. So excited for all of this and hopefully I could get to all of them.
I have been in a Historical Romance mood for the past months since it has helped me get out of my slump and I am so excited for this readathon. I have also been accumulating a bunch of historical romance book from my local bookstore (for very affordable prices) and discovering new authors along the way. This has officially rekindled my love for this genre and I am not complaining at all.
The #HRReadathon will be running from June 28th until July 04, 2021. They have a 4×4 bingo board with 16 prompts that can help you decide your tbr for that week. IG prompst for the whole week are also given so if you want to join don’t forget to visit any of their accounts and use the hashtag #hrreadathon for your posts. 😁
I have stopped myself from choosing different books for each prompt cause I am sure I won’t be able to finish it in 7 days. 😅
Below are the 7 books I am planning to get to for the next 7 days that will fit into 11 prompts in the bingo card.
#HRReadathon TBR w/ prompts:
Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh (Bedwyn Saga #6) – Class Difference
Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners #1) by Lisa Kleypas – Self-Made Man
Love and Other Scandals (Scandalous #1) by Caroline Linden – Spinster, Wallflower, Purple Cover, Clinch Cover
If I Only Had A Duke (The Disgraceful Dukes #2) by Lenora Bell – Wallflower, Purple Cover, Clinch Cover, Duke in the Title, Series
Blame It On the Duke (The Disgraceful Dukes #2)by Lenora Bell – Clinch Cover, Duke in the Title, Marriage of Convenience, Series
Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels #3) by Loretta Chase – One Person in the Cover, Marriage of Convenience
Love With A Scottish Outlaw (Highland Weddings #3) by Gayle Callen – Clinch Cover, Scottish
Very excited for all of this and hopefully (fingers crossed 🤞) I could get to even half of it during this readathon! Wish me luck.
I chose my May TBR last night and let me tell you… I might have been a bit ambitious for this month. 😅
May is the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month so I decided to join Year 2 of the #stanasianauthors readathon hosted by the lovely Eunice of Nerdy Talks Book Blog and Kath of The Last Reader.
(To know more about the readathon you can visit any of their instagram accounts here and here.)
Hoping this would continue for the rest of the year so I could finally accomplish my Goodreads Reading Challenge cause for the past years I have always missed 2-3 books when it comes to this challenge.
Readathons has also been a big help for me this month and I plan to do and join more in the following months.
Last night I have chosen the books I will be reading from my TBR jar filled with different prompts. I got this idea and the prompts from one of my favorite booktuber Riley over at Riley Marie. This was actually one of the best way I have discovered on choosing the books I want AND need to read cause there are prompts like owned for more than 3 years or published on 2015 etc.
So below are the 6 books I want to read with their corresponding prompts. 📚
Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (The Winternight Trilogy #1) “page number” – with this I had a random number generator and set it between 300-600. 308 was the final number and BATN has 312 pages (closest I could find)
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee (Montague Siblings #1) “title that starts with _____” – again I have a random letter generator and it ended with G. (let’s just ignore “the”)
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong “Folklore/Mythology/Retelling” – obviously I had to pick my current read for this.
The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (The Star Touched Queen #1) “hardcover”
To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn (Bridgertons #5) “historical”
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken (Prosper Redding #1) “middlegrade”
For the past months I have been reading a ton of historical romance books cause I had a huge fantasy slump since last year. This has actually brought back my love for historical romance and made me discover such amazing titles.
For the month of March I have read a total of five books which is better than I expected AND it helped me catch up with my reading challenge. It’s a good thing I read thru historical romance very fast cause its very easy for me to get into and well… you can never go wrong with romance right?
So without further ado this are the books I have read for this Month. 🖤
The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare (Girl Meets Duke #3) ☆☆☆☆☆
The Duke Heist by Erica Ridley(The Wild Wynchesters #1) ☆☆☆☆
Between the Devil and Desire by Lorraine Heath (Scoundrels of St. James #2) ☆☆☆☆
Surrender to the Devil by Lorraine Heath (Scoundrels of St. James #3) ☆☆☆
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco (Kingdom of the Wicked #1) ☆☆☆