February TBR

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Happy Leap Year! This February is going to be busy for me. Apart from getting back into blogging and instagramming, I’ve also signed myself up for a few readathons this month. I’ve signed myself up for some more work hours so I will probably get more reading done, even if I will be more tired. This TBR is very late I know and I’ve already got started on it but it seems everyone’s TBRs are late this month so at least I’m in good company!

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Tome Topple Round 10

Another round of Tome Topple and this one is a bingo challenge because it is Round 10! This is a readathon focused around reading big books (over 500 pages). The twitter is here. This round runs from 7th – 20th February.

There are nine total prompts and considering my failure to focus on reading big books during this readathon in the past, I’m going to list books for each prompt and that way I’m sure to read at least a couple of them.


  • Tome that has been on your TBR the longest
  • Standalone tome
  • Tome from a genre you don’t normally read
  • Audiobook tome
  • Read 1 tome
  • The tome on your TBR with the most pages
  • Adult tome
  • Tome for Black History Month
  • Tome from a series

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The Black Lit Challenge

Since it’s Black History Month in the US (and Canada possibly?), I thought it would be a good idea to push some of the books I have by black authors to the top of my TBR. And what better way than to take in a month-long readathon focusing on books by black authors?

The twitter is here and here is a list of books by black authors to look through (it’s sorted by genre and where the author came from and is absolutely amazing). The Artisan Geek has catered the challenges so they could be filled with one book.



  • Read a book written before the 21st century
  • Read a book with a black person on the cover
  • Read a book outside your comfort zone
  • Read a book by an author from outside the US/UK
  • Bonus – Read a book recommended to you by Ina

(This is an amazing video series which is very much ‘choose your own prompt’ with a variety of videos.)

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Polarthon TBR

I’m diving back into readathons with this new readathon (for me) which is centred around polar fantasy so snow, ice, magic – everything I love, especially during the month of February.

This is a ‘Choose your own TBR’ readathon so the graphic is here because I have terrible luck with copying them into this post. This readathon runs from the 3rd – 9th February and the twitter is here.

I’m away from home until the 4th and then I have a four hour train journey so here’s hoping I manage to get through a couple of those in the first couple of days.

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Ten Additions to my Bookshelf

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme. It used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but now it is being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is book cover freebie but I’m not doing that one. Instead, I’m doing last week’s theme which is ‘the ten most recent additions to your bookshelf’ which I thought was apt considering I was looking at the books I bought this month (and being slightly horrified at the number, my poor bank account). Some of these are book boxes, some of these were cheap on Kindle and some were presents.

We’ll see whether I get to them this year or not!

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Top Ten Books I’m Most Looking Forward To

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme. It used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but now it is being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is most anticipated book releases in the first half of 2020.

This isn’t a comprehensive list, I don’t tend to keep on top of new releases (simply because I get far too impatient to read them) but I want to be better at that this year. These books are a mixture of genres and all covers link to Goodreads.

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