Good morning everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. I’m getting over being sick right now but I really wanted to get this post up for you all so that you can get the information on time.
If you don’t know what NewYearsathon is, it’s a readathon I host with Donna from Mom’s Book Collection. The whole goal of the readathon is to just start out the year with some reading.
There are challenges to go along with this, but don’t feel like you have to do them to participate. You can always just decide to join in whether you do the challenges or not. Feel free to just chat with us about the books you’re kicking off the year with.
Good morning everyone and happy new year! I hope that this year has been good to you so far. Today we’re going to kick off 2020 with my TBR. These are all the books I plan on reading in January, but I know I won’t get to all of them so I’ll have to push some to February.
So, first let’s get into the arcs I have to read because those are the most important for me to get to.
Advance Review Copies
This one takes place in the same town as A Family By Christmas (which I read and reviewed when that came out), but it follows another character. We met Cleo in book 1 and now we follow her romance with the guy who is supposed to be deciding whether the bookshop she works at is worth the risk of buying.
I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first book, but that wasn’t because of the writing or the romance necessarily. One of the characters was a widow and those stories are ones that never really appeal to me. So, I’m interested in giving Viv Royce another shot and hopefully enjoying this story a lot more!
Another sequel to another book I read and reviewed at release. I’m really excited for this one because I really enjoyed the first book, The Best Friend Problem. In that book, the main character lives with 2 roommates and this book follows one of them. Except it takes place while they are planning the first book’s character’s wedding! After hooking up with someone in a wedding party and almost ruining a wedding before, Lilly vowed that she wouldn’t let it happen again. So she thinks nothing of a one night stand she has with someone she met in a hotel. Until that someone ends up being the best man at her best friend’s wedding.
I’m not going to get into what each of these is about, but I have to read them all before the release of the 6th book, Just Friends. Keep an eye out January 8th for the cover reveal post of Just Friends!
So, I rolled a 5 and a 1 so. counting 6 places on the Romanceopoly board lands me on Flirts Corner which is to read a contemporary romance with a nerdy hero or heroine. I’m going to be counting this book because the heroine works at a bookstore, so I’m assuming she’s nerdy. If I don’t feel she is “nerdy” enough, then I’m sure one of the many romances I plan on reading this month have a nerdy hero/heroine.
Boxed Up Books
So, if you saw my reading goals for 2020, you know that I decided to fill up a few book boxes with books that I needed to get to. Every other month, I’ll unbox one of the boxes and then use the two months to read those books.
For January and February, these are the books I unboxed!
I’m excited for all of these, but since I’m doing three readathons in January, I don’t know how soon I’ll be able to get to these.
So to finish off this TBR, let’s talk about the books I plan to read for NewYearsathon.
These are the books I plan on reading. Check out my Instagram post by clicking here to see what challenges they are going for.
So thatt’s it for this one! I’m sorry it’s going up so late. I’ll have another post going up today (hopefully) for you all! So look forward to it.
Good morning everyone. I’m back!! And with an announcement.
Today I’m going to be announcing the second round of NewYearsathon!
NewYearsathon is a readathon that I cohost at the beginning of the year with Donna from @momsbookcollection
We did it last year and had a lot of fun kicking off the year right! I do hope that you all can join us this year!
January 1st (12:00am) to January 7th (11:59pm)
Those are the reading challenges for the readathon. Obviously when it says last year we mean 2019.
For make a bookish resolution, you choose one thing you’d like to accomplish by the end of the year and read a book that works toward that. It can be as simple as reading a certain number of books in 2020, finishing a series (so reading a book in that series), doing a challenge like Romanceopoly, or whatever you can think of.
If you need some ideas, I will be posting my 2020 reading goals soon. I’m not sure exactly when but it’ll be up soon so make sure you’re subscribed to my blog to be notified when that goes up.
And here are the photo challenges!
We are mainly on Instagram and you can follow the NewYearsathon Instagram here.
I do hope that you all get the chance to join us and kick off the year with a bang! Let me know in the comments if you plan on joining and/or any reading goals you have been thinking about for next year.
Thanks so much for joining me. I’ll see you all in my next post. Have a lovely day, drink some water, and take your medicine ❤️