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April Reading Challenge: Spring Cleaning Mid-Month Check In

It’s the 15th already, so time to see how I’ve been getting on with my April TBR challenge! If you need a refresher on the books I’m trying to read this month, you can check out my original post here – otherwise, let’s get into the mini-reviews!

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April Reading Challenge: Spring Cleaning My TBR

This might seem a little bit strange, but my TBR challenge for April is to read books that I’m pretty sure I’m not going to enjoy that much. Like most people, when the sunshine returns I get the itch to tidy up, so it seems like a good time to filter through my bookshelves and try to leave only the books I really do love – plus, with my birthday at the end of the month, it’s always a good idea to make some space in case I get any new books!

I’ve chosen twelve books that I’ve either been putting off reading because my tastes have changed, or I suspect I’ll have fun with but not want to reread. Some might surprise me and make the cut, but there might also be a few DNFs if I really don’t click with them. Please don’t be angry with me if you spot a favourite here: everyone’s tastes are personal and this list is not meant to be things I think are bad books in themselves, just things I’m no longer sure I’ll love personally!

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Trilogy Tidy Up!

After the success of January’s Duology Do-Overs, I thought March would be a great time to try and tackle some of the unfinished trilogies on my TBR. As with the duologies, these are series where I’ve read the first book, but never made it further than that – in most cases, I’ll need to reread the first book to remember what’s going on before pressing ahead. I haven’t included trilogies where all three books are new to me, or series where I don’t own all three books already, or I’d be here for years!

As it is, there are seven trilogies here, which is 21 books to read this month on top of my other commitments – I’ll consider finishing three of them a success. Some of these are very beloved series, so it might be a bit of a shock to discover I’ve yet to finish them!

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My #Februwitchy TBR

February is here and with it comes the start of #Februwitchy! This is my second year running this very casual witchy readathon, and I’m really excited to show you my TBR – if you need more details about the readathon itself, you can find the introductory post here.

I’ve picked out thirteen books that meet the witchy requirements – this is a dual-purpose TBR that works for both #Februwitchy and my general monthly TBR challenge, so let’s see what’s on the cards this month!

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The Return of #Februwitchy!

Way back in February 2020, I ran a month-long readathon called #Februwitchy, focusing on witchy books and fun. I always intended this to be a yearly event, but the start of 2021 was not a great time for me (or for most people), so running a long event was the last thing on my mind. But this year, I’m delighted to say, the witches are back!

The aim of this readathon is really simple:

Read witchy books!

That’s it, just read books about witches in February. We’ll start on the 1st and finish on the 28th, and just make our way through as many witchy books as we can!

I’ve made a few changes this time around to make things even more flexible. Here’s what will count for the readathon:

  • A book with ‘witch’, ‘spell’, or ‘potion’ in the title
  • A fictional book with a witch as one of the main characters
  • A non-fiction book about witchcraft or the history of witches

The other big change this year is that there’s no sign up, Twitter sprints, or tracking – if you’d like to take part, please just join in at your own pace! There’s a graphic below for you to use to select your TBR, if you’d like to, and I’d love to see what you’re planning to read.

Please do tag me on Twitter or leave me a link in the comments here if you post about #Februwitchy – I’m looking forward to reading your posts! My TBR will be up at the start of February, and I have some great things on it!

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Duology Do-Overs Mid-Month Check In

We’re halfway through January already, so I thought it was time to take a quick look at how I’m getting on with my Duology Do-Overs challenge! If you missed my initial post, check it out to find out more details about what’s going on – for now, here are the duologies I’ve managed to finish so far.

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Duology Do-Overs!

It might be a new year but you’ll never break me of my love of setting myself challenges with weird alliterative titles… My plan for January is to set myself a little TBR of duologies – specifically, ones where I’ve read the first book but don’t remember enough to start the second book without rereading. For each of these pairs, I hope to reread the first book and then read the second!

(My apologies for any blurry images, WordPress is being a pain about resizing!)

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Announcing #Hallowreadathon 2021

I can’t believe this is my third year helping Imogen to host the Hallowreadathon! This casual weekend readathon is a fun way to get some Halloween reading done – it’s my favourite time of year and I love having a way to celebrate the season with some great books. Whether you’re after cosy witchy vibes like me or prefer to get into the scary side of Halloween, we’ve put together some optional prompts to get you started!

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20 Books of Summer 2021 Challenge

I’m a little late signing up to this reading challenge, but I only just spotted some of my friends talking about it! This is a three-month challenge hosted by Cathy at 746 Books, running from June 1st to September 1st. The aim of the game is to read 20 books across the summer, and while I’ll definitely manage that, I think this would be a great way to tackle my review copy list, which is stacking up. I’ll be aiming to read and review these 20 books – read on for my TBR!

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