Erik of Breakeven Books is back with the Reindeer Readathon, which runs throughout December! My reading has been rubbish lately, so I’m taking part with the hope it’ll give me a nudge before the end of the year. Watch the video below for all of the info!
I’ve been assigned to Team Nutcracker! Today I thought I’d share my TBR with you – some of these books will be appearing on my Winter TBR in a couple of weeks…
DASHER (10 points)
A short story (or collection) or novella
I’ve borrowed the audiobook of Nick and Charlie by Alice Oseman from the library and will just so happen to be spending about 6 hours in my car on 1st December, so that gives me more than enough time to listen to this novella set after the Heartstopper graphic novels! I read the very first Heartstopper volume for the first Reindeer Readathon, so it feels right to be returning to Nick and Charlie’s world this year.
DANCER (15 points)
A book by one of your favourite authors (rereads count too)
I still haven’t read Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s latest novel, Velvet was the Night, and it’d be nice to cross it off my TBR before the New Year.
PRANCER (20 points)
A book with a travel element in it (vacation, quest etc.)
I’ve heard so many good things about Jordanna Max Brodsky’s The Wolf in the Whale that I decided to borrow it from the library. According to the blurb, the heroine of this novel ‘journeys across the icy wastes’ so it’s perfect for this prompt!
VIXEN (20 points)
A book that has recently caught your eye
Another one I’ve borrowed from the library is Katherine Arden’s The Winter of the Witch, which I’ve been thinking about a lot lately now that the weather’s colder.
COMET (15 points)
A 5 star prediction
I’ll be very, very surprised if Fonda Lee’s Jade Legacy isn’t a 5 star read considering I gave 5 stars to both Jade City and Jade War. I’m so nervous about this series finale, but I can’t wait to read it.
CUPID (25 points)
Take a shot at reading a new author
I’ve seen a lot of praise for Darcie Little Badger’s Elatsoe! I’m trying to read as many of the books on the YA shortlist for this year’s Hugo Awards and this one seems like the perfect winter read.
DONNER (20 points)
A book with green or red as the primary color on the cover
Jenn Lyons’ The Ruin of Kings has been on my TBR since its release, so it’s about time I got to it.
BLITZEN (30 points)
Choose at least 3 books and have one chosen randomly to read (for example, rolling a die, an online poll, your pets choosing etc.)
I turned to the lovely Natalie @ Too Short to Read and asked her to choose from the three books on the YA Hugo Awards shortlist that I still haven’t read – Tracy Deonn’s Legendborn, T. Kingfisher’s A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking and Darcie Little Badger’s Elatsoe – and she chose A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking with the hope that it will be a fun read. Thanks Nat!
RUDOLPH (15 points)
A standalone book
I also borrowed Lauren Groff’s Matrix from the library and I’m very intrigued. I love books about nuns, so this one should be right up my street.