Halloween Smutathon: A Week Long Romance Readathon

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.

Links

YouTube Announcements:

@rileymarie @gingerreadslainey

Smutathon Twitter Account

Historical Romance Book Haul

So I just got 65 Historical Romance books for the month of June-July AND I am still waiting for 14 more. 😅 In my defense I already had a budget for all of this cause I wasn’t able to get anything during the BBW sale this year so I don’t feel guilty at all. (Also I got them for VERY cheap prices *cheaper than BBW*)

Historical Romance was actually my FIRST ever favorite genre. I was collecting a bunch of them when I was still in college (cause they sell them pretty cheap at Booksale) but as time passed I started to change as a reader and I ended up giving away majority of my HR books except for the ones by my favorite authors.

Recently I have been in a very Historical Romance mood since it was the easiest for me to get into and finish (also it helped me get off my reading slump) so I spontaneously joined last month’s HRReadathon. Then after watching a ton of videos from booktubers I suddenly felt the impulse to get ALL of the HR books.

I got all of this from Booksale, Facebook Marketplace, Carousel and Shopee for very affordable prices that ranges from Php25-Php100 ($.50-$1.99) which was a STEAL!

I’ll categorize them by the places or sites I got them from (also will include links for the stores in Carousel & Shopee) so without further ado here is my June & July Haul!

Booksale *Southmall Branch*

*Php25-Php75 ($.50-$1.49)*

Since the college days Booksale has been my go to store for very cheap HR books. The one in Southmall isn’t that big and I have been going there almost everyday so I kinda memorize everything they have there. 😅

Facebook Marketplace

This are from 3 different FB Marketplace seller

*Php50 ($0.99) each*

This stack is also from FB Marketplace but I got all of them from 1 seller. 19 books w/ 1 free for Php950 ($18)

I had such good luck finding old and new titles in Facebook Marketplace and I really need to stay away from it for now cause I just keep wanting to get everything I see.

Carousel

@booksforkeeps

@trinkets_by_joy

@nykuh

@desdeclutters

I have had my Carousel account for years now and it finally got handy. You just need a ton of patience when looking for particular titles cause some are not categorized by author. I usually search “romance” or “historical romance”.

Shopee

@winny143

  • The Secret (Highlands’ Lairds #1) by Julie Garwood
  • Castles (Crown’s Spies #4) by Julie Garwood

Very self explanatory but other HR books are way expensive here than the rest I have mentioned so I don’t really browse here a lot.

And that is the end of my haul (for now). I am quite happy with everything I got and I was able to complete series I have read and loved way back. As of now I am currently in the process of building my Lorraine Heath, Stephanie Laurens and Suzanne Enoch collection since I have loved there books since before.

With this books being way shorter and lighter than what I usually read I have gotten to most of the ones I got last month and HOPEFULLY by the end of this month I have gotten to more than half of my haul. ✌️