Hello, yes I’m doing another readathon.
And I’m still not back yet but I will be back for February! I swear!
I mean I could probably just come back now but ya girl has had a week and I think adding to my load anymore might see me lose it, officially.
Anyway, I’m so excited to be joining another one of CW’s readathons! I mean she really is on fire and also how does she do it??? Magic, hard work and talent, in equal measure is my guess.
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What is #StartOnYourShelfathon?
#StartOnYourShelfathon is a 2020 star-themed readathon hosted and run by CW from The Quiet Pond. The aim of #StartOnYourShelfathon is to read as many unread books on your bookshelf as you can between December 13th 2019 and December 31st 2020.
#StartOnYourShelfathon isn’t an ordinary readathon too! The mascot of #StartOnYourShelfathon is Castor the Star Collector who is also a sloth friend of The Quiet Pond, who has lost all the stars he has collected over the years and needs your help to find them again.
For every book that you read as part of #StartOnYourShelfathon, you collect a star that you can add the star to your ‘star map’. Read books, collect stars, give yourself an amateur star-collector name, and create constellations! You can read Castor’s story and find information about and resources for the readathon here.
Information about Joining #StartOnYourShelfathon
- Join the StartOnYourShelfathon anytime between Dec 13th 2019 to Dec 31st 2020!
- To join #StartOnYourShelfathon, create a blog post, bookstagram post, booktube video, Twitter thread, or whatever medium you wish, with ‘#StartOnYourShelfathon’ in the title or your tweet.
- In your post/video/thread, announce that you will be participating in the readathon. List your readathon goals and the books you plan to read! (Post templates and readathon banners can be found in the readathon resources below!)
- Link back to this post so that others can find this readathon and join in.
Share your updates on your blog/bookstagram/booktube and social media. You are more than welcome to tag @thequietpond on Twitter in all your updates! We would love to see your progress and your star maps – in-progress and completed!
My #StartOnYourShelfathon Goals
🍃 Read three owned books a month
🍃 At least one of those must be and ARC, unless I’ve read all ARCs on my TBR already
🍃 By the end of the year, complete 3 book series.
🍃 By the end of the year, have read every single book on at least one shelf of my bookcases.
🍃 By the end of the year, have read every single ARC on my TBR
My plan is to name each of my star maps after a Goddess!
My #StartOnYourShelfathon TBR
I have a whole ass extensive list of my Owned TBR coming soon in a post I spent months on so I won’t be doing a list of all the books I want to read because of that but also because I have such a large owned TBR that there’s no way that I will read all of them!
Instead, I’m going to list the books I am planning on reading over the next couple of months!
If you read my sign up post for the Pondathon you’ll recognise some books from that list.
│Azzurra Nox│Strange Girls: Women in Horror Anthology│Horror│
You know them. Those girls that aren’t quite like everyone else. Those girls who stand out in the crowd. Those girls that dare to be different. Those girls are dangerous.
This book is an ARC I received that comes out in February.
I love YA horror, I want to be creeped out to the max!
I want to panic when I hear my cat knock something over. I need suspense!
│Kate Hodges│Warriors, Witches, Women: Mythology’s Fiercest Females│Non-Fiction│
Yes we are angry, yes we are making a noise about it, and yes, we are hungry for change. We are harpies.
This is catered exactly to my taste and it’s an ARC I received that comes out in February too!
│Rick Riordan│Percy Jackson and the Olympians│The Sea of Monsters│Fantasy│
“Don’t you ever feel that way? Like you could do a better job if you ran the world?”
“Um… no. Me running the world would be kind of a nightmare.”
I’m ready for Percy to fuck things up!
Last year I finally read the first Percy Jackson book and omg I love it so much.
This year I really want to try and complete the series so I think it’s about time I picked this one up!
│Jenny Han│To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before│P.S. I Still Love You│Romance│
People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they’re not. There’s no telling how long you will have them near.
Romance isn’t dead and TATBILB proved it.
In 2018 I watched and fell in love with the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie, just like everyone else.
I really enjoyed the book too, but not as much as the movie so taking that into account, I’ve decided that I want to read the second book before I watch the movie which comes out next month so I better hurry!
│Rupi Kaur│Milk and Honey│Poetry│
i am a museum full of art
but you had your eyes shut
Every time I think about this book my brain decides to start playing Honey by Kehlani.
This has been sat on my coffee table basically since I bought it because my mum loves poetry too and wants to read it and neither of us has picked it up.
So I swear I’m finally going to pick this up!
│Rory Power│Wilder Girls│Horror│
We don’t get to choose what hurts us
MORE YA HORROR!!! MORE YA QUEERS!!!!
I am so excited to read this book. The cover is gorgeous and it sounds like such a good queer creepy horror!
I always forget exactly what this book is meant to be about other than that but I think I want to keep it that way. I want to go in already a little confused and not knowing what’s going to happen next.
│Maggie Stiefvater│The Raven Cycle│The Raven King│Fantasy│
The head is too wise. The heart is all fire.
Yes, I still haven’t read the last Raven Cycle book!!! What about it????
Honestly, I hate myself a little each time a month comes to an end and I still haven’t picked this up.
I’m still not sure if I’ll get to this but I do need to read this soon! I’m just not ready for this series to end and I am scared for my babies!!!
│Linsey Miller│Belle Révolte│Fantasy│
Illusions were, as far as I could tell, nothing but lies. My mother was a wonderful liar.
The synopsis for this book gave me serious Felicity Montague vibes which is exactly why I requested it on Netgalley!
I have started this one already but I started it before the Pondathon began so if I finished it during that time it wouldn’t count towards the readathon points and I want to collect as many points as possible so I’ve put this one on hold until after the Pondathon.
If you want to join #StartOnYourShelfathon, you can read more information in the readathon information post at The Quiet Pond.
I’m so excited to help Castor collect stars!
What’s on your TBR?
Are you joining the StartOnYourShelfathon?
What are your personal readathon goals?