Sunday, 22 October 2017

#autumnreadathon TBR!

Autumn is here and what better time for a readathon!

The #autumnreadathon was created by the lovely Mercys Bookish Musingsruns from today (Sunday 22nd) to Saturday 28th October and features four cozy prompts plus a toasty bonus two;

1. Read a gothic/spooky book 

For this I have picked The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman which happens to be The Bookworm Alliance's October read!

2. Read a non-fiction book that feels autumnal (Mercedes described this as: nature writing or cold location travel writing/memoir)

For this one I'm going to attempt to finish a book I have already started: Names For The Sea by Sarah Moss (a travel/memoir of a family's move to Iceland)

3. Read a novel set in a cold location 

For this I'm doubling up with the Sarah Moss book, but if I finish all the books I choose I might try and attempt to complete this as a separate prompt, so shall scrour my bookcase for alternatives!

4. Read a historical fiction novel 

I am not a fan of historical fiction so I've decided to bag out of this one and use the bonus prompts instead! 

Bonus prompts:

5. Read a short story collection 

For this prompt I plan to finish the amazing collection Fen by Daisy Johnston. These stories so far are so surreal but so beautifully written I'm hooked even if I'm a bit too daft to fully scratch beneath the surface of them!

6. Read an adult novel about a young female protagonist

This one was really tough and I think I only have one book on my bookshelf that actually fits this prompt (which is quite sad really!) so I'm going to go for The Girl Who Circumvented Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making by Catherine M Valente.  I don't think this is actually an adult book, but apparently it's the best I can do! 

If you are looking for a book for this, and you haven't already read it, I would highly recommend The Museum of You by Carys Bray - absolute gorgeous novel which has stuck out in my mind since I read it.

Alternatively, if you have any recommendations for me for this prompt I'd love to hear them so hit me up!

If any of my choices are looking super familiar, that's because they were heavily influenced by Lauren from Lauren and the Books so please do check her #autumnreadathon TBR if you're struggling! 

Alrightly, time to stop writing and start reading! Please let me know if you're taking part and feel free to share your TBRs! 

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