Throughout December, Breakeven Books, Melted Books, Donna Tsundoku and Savy Writes Books are hosting the Reindeer Readathon. I love Christmas and I love a month-long readathon, so this readathon is just too good to pass up!
You can earn points for your team – Mistletoe, Snowflake, Nutcracker or Stocking (you’ll be assigned to a team after you sign up here) – by reading books which fit prompts assigned to all of Santa’s reindeer. What could be more Christmassy?
I’m on Team Mistletoe, and today I’m sharing my TBR!
A fast read (a book under 250 pages)
I’ve heard amazing things about Peter Darling, an own voices trans retelling of Peter Pan, and it’s a fairly short read. Considering I’ve read so many good retellings this year, it make sense to pick up another one in December!
A book that has a main theme of music or dance
After I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, I’ve reserved the audiobook of Daisy Jones & The Six from my library. I’ve heard the audiobook for this novel, following a band from the 1970s and told entirely in interviews, is amazing so I’m looking forward to checking it out.
A book that has moved around on your shelf, but you still haven’t read it
I loved the first two books in the His Fair Assassin trilogy, but for whatever reason I still haven’t crossed Mortal Heart off my TBR so it’s about time I got on that.
A book with a strong female character
The December pick for the horror book club I run with two of my friends is NOS4R2 and the heroine, who has to save her son from something she herself escaped as a child, sounds very cool.
A book that you think will have an impact on you (or a sci-fi book)
I find it so hard to guess which books are going to have an impact on me, and often the books that impact me most are the books that take me by surprise, so instead I’m going to reach for some sci-fi. I really enjoyed Illuminae earlier this year and I’ve been undecided about continuing with the series because a lot of people don’t seem to like the later two books as much, but Gemina includes a character from a crime family and I love reading about crime families. My library also happens to have a copy of this book, so I’ve reserved it and, considering the format it’s told in, it should be a quick read!
A book that has romance as its main theme
I want to cross The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics off my TBR before the end of the year, so this is the perfect opportunity to do just that.
A book you think has a beautiful cover
I think A Winter’s Promise has such a pretty cover, and it’s a YA fantasy, originally written in French, that I’ve heard so many good things about.
A graphic novel
I’ve been meaning to try some of Alice Oseman’s work for a while now, and my library has a copy of Heartstopper: Volume One, which I’ve heard such good things about, so it’s about time I tried it.
A book with red on the cover
Considering it’s inspired by the Romanov family, Blood Heir sounds like the perfect YA fantasy to read in the winter.
Extra Points: Christmas Star
A book over 500 pages
Rather than reading a 10th book, this prompt works as an add-on to one of the other prompts and we can only use it once. Luckily, NOS4R2 and Gemina are chunkers so either one counts!