Hello book friends and happy wednesday! How is everyones week going so far? Six more days until Christmas! Is anyone else as excited as I am? Well, lets get to the point of this post. I have recently bought a few Christmas and holiday themed books that I wanted to read this month. So when Jess @ Kisses from Jess asked if anyone was interested in doing a 24 hour read-a-thon with her, I jumped at the invite! I had wanted to do a 24 hour reading challenge at some point this month anyway, so I’m excited to be able to do it with a friend! Head to her blog and see what she’s going to be reading tomorrow!
My plan is to start reading at midnight EST going into Thursday the 20th and do my best to read all day long, with a few breaks of course, until midnight EST going into Friday. The TBR list I am about to share with you is, as usual, way more than I am likely to read in one day. But I tend to set high goals to motivate myself. I’m going to list them in order of how I think I will read them tomorrow, but I’m a mood reader, so it’s likely to change.
The Christmasy Reads
The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
After hearing Hailey in Bookland rant and rave about how much she liked this book, I knew I had to get it when I saw it on Book Outlet. I think I am the most excited to read this one, so I will likely start the read-a-thon off with this one.
Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz
I will probably pick this one up next because it’s a familiar story that I have a feeling I will fly through. So this one I think will be a comforting read with a bit of holiday festivity.
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
This is a book that has bee ALL OVER the bookish community this month. It’s a retelling of the classic Christmas story, A Christmas Carol, which is a well know and well loved story. So I’m intrigued for this retelling.
The Overachievers List
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
I am currently doing a buddy read with a few lovely ladies, Alana, Rae, & BooksintheSkye, for this book. We are reading about 100 pages each day. So I will be making time at some point tomorrow to read our planned pages for Skyward.
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
This is what I’m currently listening to on audiobook. So I may listen to a bit of it if I find myself doing something where I can’t read but may be able to listen to audio.
People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins
Becasue Hopkins writes her books in prose, I can usually read them pretty quickly. People Kill People was one of my highly anticipated releases for 2018 and I’m really not sure why I haven’t picked it up yet.
Kings Cage by Victoria Aveyard OR The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
These are both books I’d like to get to before the end of 2018 because I’m trying to finish all the series that I’m in the middle of. So if I manage to read everthing above on this list, I will pick one or the other depending on how I’m feeling when the time comes.
Now that I’ve make it through this ridiculously long list, I will say that I only really hope to finish the first three books. My goal is to read all the holiday themed books and the 100 pages of Skyward for my buddy read. Anything else that gets read will just be awesome!
Let me know if you’ve read any of these books in the comments!
Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.