This was my third year participating in the Reindeer Readathon. I like how it’s organized and and while I don’t keep up with all activities – reading sprints, giveaways and events by the team leaders I still try my best to do my part. For those who are not familiar with this readathon HERE is a link for my original post explaining how everything works. Not much has changed in that regard, Readathon still lasts trough the whole month of December and there are four teams for people to be a part of. Readers are all put into teams randomly so that each team has a nice spread of all types of readers and participants. Team laeders or hosts are different each year.
This year I was put into Team Stocking and my team host was Kristin from Kristin Kraves Books and you can check out her YouTube videos HERE to find some interesting bookish content and show her some appreciation.
Each year there are some great prompts and some extra ways to get your team more points trough reading. Here are the prompts this time.
Since my reading this past year has been sporadic at best I got all my choices but did not try to get the extras at all. All nine books I’ve chosen were from my own bookshelf and I had fun trying to fit them into the prompts. I did not manage to read trough all nine books for the challenge but did in the end read six books and finished the seventh one just past the deadline on January the first. In order to be fair towards the other teams I did not submit my score for that one.
Here are the possible bonuses
And here are the books I fitted to the prompts:
Dasher – 15 Pts
Finish A Series Or Pick Up A Book That You Started And Put Down. If Neither Of These Are Options, A Short Story/Novella.
Finish A Series: House of Many Ways (Howl’s Moving Castle, #3) by Diana Wynne Jones ★★★
Dancer – 10 Pts
A Book With A Cursive/Flowy/Elegant Font On The Cover.
Cursive On The Cover: Holidays Are Hell By Kim Harrison Et. All. – DID NOT READ
Prancer – 20 Pts
A Book With Your Favorite Season On The Cover Or The Book Cover Has Colors From Your Favorite Season On It.
Cover Has Colors Of Favorite Season: Daughter Of The Deep By Rick Riordan ★★★★
Vixen 15 Pts
A Book You Want To Read But Think It Might Be Overhyped.
Might Be Overhyped: The Love Hypothesis By Ali Hazelwood ★★★★★
Comet – 25pts
A Book With An Astronomical Word In The Title (Sun, Moon, Star, Sky Etc.)
Astronomical Word In The Title: Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle #2) By Amie Kaufman And Jay Kristoff ★★★★
Cupid – 15 Pts
A Book With A Favorite Trope In It.
Favorite Trope: Shift (Shifters #5) By Rachel Vincent ★★★★ – FINISHED A DAY LATE
Donner – 20 Pts
A Book That You Want To Read But Are Not A Fan Of The Cover.
Not A Fan Of The Cover: Sword Of Destiny (The Witcher #0.7) By Andrzej Sapkowski ★★★★
Blitzen – 20 Pts
Use A Random Number Generator To Find A Number Between 0 And 9 And Find A Book That Ends In That Page Number.
Random Number Generator – 0: Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) By Amie Kaufman And Jay Kristoff ★★★★★
Rudolph – 15 Pts
Start A New Series.
New Series: Desperate Measures (Wicked Villains #1) By Katee Robert DID NOT READ
Thoughts on the reading challenge
I liked participating in Reindeer Readathon. It helped me get back on my feet in reading more and assisted in ending the year on a high note. Thank you Erik from Breakeven Books!
You can show support for his content HERE
I did not read all I wanted and planned but I don’t see it as complete fail. If I want to read more I will need to take care of myself better and concentrate on the positive things in life. This type of attitude will help me to create more bookish content and plan better for the future challenges.
Challenge yourself but give yourself the love and support you deserve 🙂