Last year I took part in the Reindeer Readathon and had a lot of fun, and this year it’s back for another round!
This is a readathon created by Breakeven Books which runs from 1st-31st December, where participants read books that fit prompts inspired by each of Santa’s reindeer. There are different teams competing for points and this year I’m on Team Stocking, led by SAVY Writes Books!
Today seems like the perfect time to share my TBR with you! I’ve tried to include as many of the books that will be showing up on my winter TBR as possible so I can make a dent in my seasonal TBR.
DASHER (15 points)
A book with a one word title
I received an eARC of Zoraida Córdova’s Spanish Inquisition-inspired YA fantasy, Incendiary, from NetGalley earlier this year and I started it, and liked what I read, only to be distracted by something else. I’d really like to get it read and reviewed!
DANCER (10 points)
A companion novel or a sequel (as in a dancing parter)
Earlier this year I finally read Elizabeth May’s The Vanishing Throne and then recently found the final book in this trilogy, The Fallen Kingdom, for just £1.99 on kindle! I was hoping to borrow this one from the library, but I also don’t want to leave a huge amount of time between the second and third books in this series after it took me literally years to pick up book two. This is a fun post-apocalyptic, alternate history YA series with fae, so I imagine it’ll be a quick read.
PRANCER (15 points)
A book with a map in it
I’ve heard nothing but praise for Fonda Lee’s Jade City and it sounds like it could be a new favourite, so I’d love to finally cross it off my TBR!
VIXEN (25 points or 20 points)
A book with a fox on the cover (Alternatively, a strong female lead)
I do have one novel that has a fox on the cover but I’m not quite in the mood for it and I’d really like to cross Jordan Ifueko’s Raybearer off my TBR before the end of the year.
COMET (30 points)
A book you find intimidating
I received an eARC of Thilde Kold Holdt’s Northern Wrath from NetGalley, and it’s one hell of a chonk. Anything Norse-inspired makes me think of winter, though, so I think it could be the perfect big book to curl up under a blanket with!
CUPID (10 points)
Read a genre that you love
I love me some fantasy and I can’t wait to read Rebecca Roanhorse’s new novel, Black Sun!
DONNER (15 points)
A book with something hidden inside (under the dust jacket, chapter heads, art etc.)
I treated myself to the Waterstones edition of Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s The Mercies which has sprayed edges and beautiful, Norwegian-inspired endpapers. I’m very excited to get stuck into this f/f historical fiction novel!
BLITZEN (20 points)
A book with some sort of struggle (internal struggle, war, battle etc)
Mike Brooks’ The Black Coast is another novel I’ve been lucky enough to receive a copy of from NetGalley and it sounds fantastic. So far the reviews for this one have been brilliant, so I’m really looking forward to checking it out.
RUDOLPH (20 points)
A book where the main character doesn’t seem to fit in (outsider, misfit)
Robert Dinsdale’s The Toymakers is another novel I received through NetGalley and one I meant to read last winter and didn’t get to. I believe it’s set around Christmas, though, so it sounds like the perfect December read!