This is a month long readathon that will take place through the entire month of December. It’s being hosted by Secondhand Shan on Youtube. It has seven challenges inspired by the Ghosts of Christmas Past.
The challenges are:
1. Read a book(s) you’ve been meaning to read for a long time
2. Start/continue/finish a series you’ve been putting off
3. Read a book you’ve been gifted or recommended a while ago
4. Read a book that haunts you: a book you’ve put down and have been meaning to finish
5. Read a book in a genre you’ve wanted to try or don’t normally read
6. Read a book that’s been on your shelves the longest time (whether unread or read)
7. Read a book you wanted to read as a child (or reread a childhood favorite)
I am going to try and choose some books that I’m in the middle of already and trying to finish before the year is out and things on TBR’s that really need to be wrapped up soon.
I probably won’t end up writing a post doing a review for each book as most of these will be contained in other wrap ups at some point, but I will go ahead and post a wrap up at the end of the readathon letting you know which books from here I read and how many stars I gave them.
My choices and the challenges that they fulfill are:
- The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod (I’ve been meaning to read this book for years)
- Storm Front by Jim Butcher (We bought the first seven or so volumes a year ago and I haven’t finished my reread of the first book yet, watch for this in my December Haul revisit on Saturday)
- The Self-Love Experiment by Shannon Kaiser (This was a gift from back in July of this year)
- Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (This book I started early this year and only made it a few pages in. The main character is dead I believe so it’s very fitting for a book that is haunting me)
- The Cloud in the Shape of a Girl by jean Thompson (I don’t really ever read historical fiction. Oh my goodness is this cover beautiful though)
- On Writing by Stephen King (I can’t possibly guess which book has been on my shelf the longest, so I chose the book that has been on my currently reading shelf the longest. This is a reread)
- The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan (I didn’t have a pressing book that fit the category of a childhood favorite, but I think I would have enjoyed this series if I had read it as a child)
Are you going to be participating in this readathon? Which book has been haunting you the longest?