Readathon #LetsReadIndie 2020

As an avid reader, I’ve always enjoyed Indie Authors and books. They make up at least 30% of my books read each year and I was so excited when I saw this readathon hosted by As Told By Tina and knew I had to jump on board!

I’ve decided to attempt to get to PRO STATUS, which is 20-29 books but I’m definitely not holding myself to that. If I end up reading more or less it’s not a stress. My goal for this readathon is to give more Indie authors and books a go. I’m quite often surprised by the result!

Some Indie Books I have in mind for the start of the year…

If you’d like to explore Indie Authored ARC reads, check out Book Sirens and Library Thing. They have extensive selections of indie books and are easy and free to join!

Jen

Sep TBR & Hogwarts House Battles Readathon

Welcome to September lovelies!

It’s absolutely bonkers how fast August went… I’m still catching myself up to the fact that’s officially the start of September and time for the Hogwarts House Battles Read-a-thon. If you’re unfamiliar with this, have a look at the twitter page hosted by @swizzlemonster1. Honestly, I’ve been anticipating this month for a while. This will be my first read-a-thon and the fact that it’s all in vain to cheer on a win for Ravenclaw made me unable to resist signing up. Hopefully I’ll enjoy the new experience!

Down below are a list of the classes and books that I’m hoping to read for them. I usually get through a book a day, so I’m feeling a bit adventurous this month by trying not to double up the categories. Fingers crossed it all works out!

Group Book: Ravenclaw House

Book Blurb Excerpt:

Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods…

Buy it on: AMAZON

History of Magic / Apparition / Astronomy / Care of Magical Creatures

Buy Aurora Rising here, Wicked Prince here, SoulStealer here and pre-order Stealing Her here.

Muggle Studies / Potions / Arithmancy / Flying

Buy Strange the Dreamer here, Infinity here, The Girl the Sea Gave Back here and pre-order The Institute here.

Charms / Alchemy / Divination / Ancient Runes

Buy Ellie and the Harp Maker here, The Poet X here, Illuminae here and 1984 here.

Transfiguration / Herbology / Defence Against the Dark Arts

Buy Nine Perfect Strangers here, Breaking Good here and Our Stop here.

The Class Rules

  • Astronomy – A book you only read at night
  • Charms – A book that is new to you
  • Defence Against the Dark Arts – A book you put down
  • Flying – A Highly Anticipated Book
  • Herbology – A book that means a lot to you
  • History of Magic – A book from a different generation
  • Potions – A genre you don’t usually pick up
  • Transfiguration – The last book you bought
  • Arithmancy – A book with a number in the title
  • Care of Magical Creatures – A book with an animal on the cover
  • Divination – A book you predict will be 5-stars
  • Muggle Studies – A hyped book
  • Ancient Runes – A classic book
  • Alchemy – A recommended book
  • Apparition – Only read this book in public
The gorgeous Ravenclaw artwork is courtesy of Monn Print. Check out their page!

So there you go! Are you participating in any readathons? Are any of these books on your Sep TBR list?

Jen