#FallIntoFantasy Readathon TBR

Hey guys! I decided yesterday that I was going to do this readathon, so this TBR is kind of haphazardly thrown together, but hopefully it’ll all be fine.

I’m pretty proud of myself this time, because I actually managed to get books that were already on my November TBR fit the challenges for this readathon. Granted, I do have one book on this list that I wasn’t already planning to read, but hey, the more the merrier, right? (She says, even though she has only completed one book this month, and it’s already the 18th.)

Anyway, I have four main books on this TBR, because that’s the minimum amount we’re supposed to aim for. I also have one optional book that I would like to get to if I can. I don’t know if I’ll make it, but I’m going to try as hard as I can, and lean heavily on audiobooks. Let’s get into the books!

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

Challenges Met: A Diverse Fantasy, A New Fantasy

This is the book that Hailey from the BookTube channel Hailey In Bookland is hosting the buddy read for on the 19th. She is one of my favorite BookTubers (though she of course doesn’t know I exist). I recommend checking out her channel because she’s fantastic.

This book is, from what I understand, an Asian-inspired retelling of Snow White through the eyes of the Evil Queen. It sounds like something that would be right up my alley. I love fairytale retellings, especially twisted ones. I can’t imagine that I won’t like this book.

The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson

Challenges Met: A Sequel, Multiple POVs

This is the third book in the Wax & Wayne series, which is a sort of companion series to the original Mistborn trilogy, only it’s set a few centuries later (it contains huge spoilers for the original series, so I would definitely recommend reading the original trilogy first if you’re interested in reading this series. Plus, the original trilogy is incredible, so I recommend reading it anyway).

Because this is the third book in a series where you pretty much need to have read another series before in order to understand a lot of what’s going on, making it technically the sixth book in a series… there’s not a lot I can say about this book without ruining the whole thing. Suffice it to say I’m looking forward to reading it, and I’m sure it’s going to be as good as Brandon Sanderson’s books always are.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Challenges Met: BookTube Recommended, Been on Your TBR Too Long

I have been meaning to read Harry Potter since I was a kid, and a few months ago, I finally read the first book. Now I need to go on to the second, or else it’ll be another million years before I finally get to that. I figured that since this was a fantasy readathon, why not read one of the most popular fantasy series the world has ever known?

I’m excited to continue my Harry Potter reading journey. I was pretty meh about the first book. I’m interested to see how I feel about this one.

Seafire by Natalie C. Parker

Challenges Met: A New Series, An LGBTQ Fantasy

It’s got lady pirates, you guys. I need to read it already. I actually physically own this book—well, I physically own all of these books so far except for one—and I would really like to physically read it if I can. We’ll see how it goes.

I think I said this in my November TBR, too, but I really don’t know much about this book other than that there are female pirates, it’s fantasy, and it sounds awesome. I’m super excited to read it.

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao

This is my optional fifth book. It’s actually another buddy read book on the day before the readathon ends, but it also happens to be the sequel to the book that Hailey picked out, so I think it would be pretty cool if I could get to this one at the end of the week. I downloaded the audiobook, so I’m ready for it if I am able to get to it, but we’ll see.

As you have probably gathered from this entire post, audiobooks are going to be my friends during the next week. In fact, they might be the only thing that will allow me to get any reading done.

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Wish me luck on my reading endeavors, and I wish you all meet your reading goals this week too, whether you’re participating in the readathon or not.

Thanks for reading! I’ll see you next time!

-Ariel

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