24 in 48 Readathon

It is that time again for the 24 in 48 readathon and I am really hoping that I can complete this challenge, although I have a hectic weekend planned.

So for anyone that doesn’t the idea of this readathon is that you read for a total of 24 hours in a 48 hour period. Now you can choose to either start in your own time zone (which is what I normally do) or start with the group. For me the group start time is 4pm on Saturday but my only problem is that I have work until 11pm which sucks but hopefully I can get in a few hours once I get home.

The main book I am planning on reading is The Gilded Wolves By Roshani Chokshi but I have also have The Awakening by L. J. Smith which is the first book in the Vampire Diaries series as an audiobook.


Hour 0: 4pm – at work

Hour 1: 5pm – at work

Hour 2: 6pm – at work

Hour 3: 7pm – at work

Hour 4: 8pm – at work

Hour 5: 9pm – at work

Hour 6: 10pm – at work

Hour 7: 11pm – 32.45 mins of audio book and 30 mins of my book

Hour 8: 12am – yer I crashed

Hour 9: 1am – sleep

Hour 10: 2am – sleep

Hour 11: 3am

Hour 12: 4am

Hour 13: 5am

Hour 14: 6

Hour 15: 7

Hour 16: 8

Hour 17: 9

Hour 18: 10am – watching Harry Potter


Ok i’m just going to wrap this up here as it is embarrassing how badly I failed this. I had so much going on and I was absolutely hating the narrator for the audiobook so instead of listening to that I had Harry Potter marathon.

So in total in the 48 hours I read a grand total for 2.5 hours.

On the plus side, next time that this readathon is on it is difficult to do any worse.

happy reading

2019 Reading Goals

Ok I know that this post is extremely late as it is already day 24 of 2019 but I have been meaning to make my reading goals post for quite some time. The problem is that I have been changing up my goals a lot however I am finally happy with them and need to set them in place as I am really lacking in my reading so far in 2019.

Ok onto my 12 reading goals for 2019

  1. Read 100 books for the Goodreads Challenge
  2. Complete Mt Ararat (48 books) for Mt TBR
  3. Read the 6 main Jane Austen books
  4. Track my daily reading
  5. Read 50 pages a day
  6. Complete the A-Z book challenge
  7. Read at least 1 book from my TBR jar per month
  8. Complete 5 book series (Series that are completed but I haven’t finished them)
  9. Participate in 6 readathons
  10. Keep up with The YA Room BOTMs and attend the book club meetings
  11. Read 6 subscription box books that I have either received in 2019 or earlier
  12. Maintain all the book related pages in my Bullet Journal

Other book related goals are:

Blog Goals

  1. Post twice a week
  2. Post a review every month
  3. Post subscription box reveals on my blog
  4. Have posts ready and scheduled a week prior

Booktube Goals

  1. Upload 3 times a week
  2. Have videos ready and scheduled a week prior
  3. Film reading vlogs for all readathons
  4. Film a weekend reading vlog every second weekend
  5. Upload at least 1 review every month

I will also be creating a Reading Goals page on this blog so that I can stay countable to 4 reading challenges that I am aiming to complete.

Also on top of this post I will be doing a video about my challenges where I will go into further detail about them.

Let me know what reading goals you have set for yourself.

happy reading

So this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about the books that I meant to read in 2018 but I never got to them. Now lets by honest there are a lot more than 10 books that I wish I read in 2018 but didn’t but I guess that is why it is called the top ten list.

10 this song will save your life - leila sales This Song will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

This book has been out for such a long time and I have been meaning to get to it so I think I will put it on my Feb TBR.

9 Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue - Mackenzi Lee Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy - Mackenzi Lee The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue & The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

I was meant to read the second book in this series for a Book Club last year which meant I was also going to read the first one but I never got around to it. That being said The Gentleman’s Guide was the first book I finished this year so now I can read the second book.

8  furyborn - claire legrand Furyborn by Claire Legrand

While I have heard mixed reviews I am still really interested in reading this book.

7maureen johnson - the name of the star The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

This series is right up my ally and I still haven’t gotten to it.

6  undead girl gang - lily anderson Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

This is another book I was meant to read for a Book Club but didn’t get to it.

5 ace of shades - amanda foodyAce of Shades by Amanda Foody

I just really need to get to this book.

4  Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi

I started this last year but then went into a massive slump but I need to restart the book to give it the justice that it deserves.

3  Girls of Paper and Fire - Natasha Ngan Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

This was one of my most anticipated releases of 2018 and it kills me that I haven’t read it yet. I will definitely be getting to it soon.

2  A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J Maas A Court of Thorns and Rose by Sarah J Maas

I have heard so much praise for this series and I really wanted to start it in 2018 but I want to complete the Throne of Glass series first and that is still my aim going into 2019.

1 Vicious - V.E. Schwab  City of Ghosts - Victoria Schwab The Archived - Victoria Schwab This Savage Song - Victoria Schwab Everything from Victoria Schwab

In 2018 I wanted to read all of Victoria Schwab’s books but I only got to the Darker Shade of Magic series so in 2019 I will be aiming to be up to date on all of her books.


My goal for 2019 is to not have any of these books on my list of books I didn’t get to in 2019 so I have some reading to get done.

happy reading

Well it is once again time for one of my favourite Read-a-thons for the year.

It’s the Winter Biannual Bibliothon time.

Once again the amazing hosts have made some great challenges that I will hopefully be completing although I do have a couple of books that I can double up with if I need.

So onto the Reading Challenges and the books I have chosen:

Challenge 1: Read the Group Book – Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
Challenge 2: Read one of the hosts’ 5 star reads – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Challenge 3: Read a book that got you into reading – The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Challenge 4: Read an adult genre – Vicious by V. E. Schwab
Challenge 5: Combine your favourite genres with your least favourite format or the opposite –  Toil and Trouble by Jessica Spotswood and Tess Sharpe
Challenge 6: Read a book with a cover you don’t like – Emergency Contact by Mary H.K Choi
Challenge 7: Read a book by an author you’ve never read before – Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

As per normal there are video challenges however this time around I will not be participating in them. I will though be doing a vlog over the week.

Other challenges that I would like to participate in are the Instagram and Blog challenges through the week.

The Instagram hosts are:


And the Blog hosts are:

Tracey from Truffle Reads
Libby from Libby Reads
Becky from Coffee Cocktails and Books
Hannah from Sprinkled with Words
Danielle from Poetry Books YA
Jackie from Evil Queen Books Blog
Megan from Under the Book Cover


So today’s topic is Winter TBR and as always because I am in the Southern Hemisphere it is actually Summer here so I am just going to list some of the books that are going to be on my TBR over the next few months.

10  Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue - Mackenzi Lee & Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy - Mackenzi Lee The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

I have started the first one yesterday and both are on my TBR for this week’s Christmas at Hogwarts readathon.

9  Catwoman - Sarah J Maas Catwoman by Sarah J Maas.

This book has been on my TBR for ages so I really want to sit down and get to it.

8  A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J Maas A Court of Thorns and Rose by Sarah J Maas

I’m not quite sure about when I am going to start this series. I really want to but I think I should finish the Throne of Glass series first.

7  Circe - Madeline Miller Circe by Madeline Miller

I did start this book a while ago but I feel like I need to start it again to do it justice.

6  City of Ghosts - Victoria Schwab City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

I was going to read this in October and then I had my reading slump so I want to get to this soon.

5  A Study in Charlotte - Brittany Cavallaro A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

This is a reread for me but I want to reread it and then go on with the series.

4  Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi

Like Circe I had previous started this but I want to start from the start again.

3  Girls of Paper and Fire - Natasha Ngan Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

I was highly anticipating all year and then it got released in the middle of my slump. A lot of groups also had this book as their pick and I really really want to pick it up soon.

2  Vicious - V.E. Schwab Vicious by V.E Schwab

Many people have raved about this book for years and since the second book has finally come out I MUST read it.

1   Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - J K Rowling Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

I am seriously in a Harry Potter marathon mood right now so I am going to marathon all  7 books and each of the movies after I have read the books

happy reading