Hi everyone! So I am doing something different in the month of June. I have never taken part in a read-a-thon before as usually the time scale is just over a weekend or something similar so I always find it too short a time to read a substantial number of books. Hoewever, I discovered this on twitter, which was created by Kara (@biancareads94) and you can check out her youtube channel to find out more about the sims-a-thon. When I saw this I just knew I had to take part as I have recently become a sims addict. The basic premise of it is that there are different challenges based on the things that you can do on sims 4, such as create a sim or get a job. There is also a point system so each challenge you complete you get the assigned number of points. It sounded really fun so I thought I would give it a go. I will admit that I might be being a little ambitious with the number but I can but try. It is a month long one though so that should be plenty of time for me to get through at least most of them.
Create a sim – Read a book that is first in a series
Illuminae by Alice Kaufman – So I chose this book as it is really the only one I could think of in a series that I actually wanted to start. It sounds really good though and it is only 99p on the kindle book store.
Build a house – Read something set in another world
Chasing the stars by Malorie Blackman – I picked this one as I didn’t have that many books on my TBR that are set in a different world but this is sort of set in space so I thought that would count.
Perfect the layout – Read a book with an interesting layout
Toffee by Sarah Crossan – So I actually wanted to put Illuminae here but as I said I wouldn’t have had a book for create a sim so I thought I would put toffee here as it is written in verse which is quite different for me.
Get a job – Writer – Read a book by a new-to-you author
Birthday by Meredith Russo – So this is a new release for Meredith and I haven’t read any of her other books but this one really piqued my interest so I thought it would be a good book for this particular challenge.
Make a friend – Read a book that features friendships
The paper and hearts society by Lucy Powrie – So this book was on my TBR for June anyway as it comes out a week on Thursday so I knew I needed to get it into the read-a-thon somewhere. The whole premise is about friendship so it is perfect for this challenge.
Fall in love – Read a book with a romance element
Night owls by Jenn Bennett – I actually read serious moonlight by Jenn last month and loved it so I really want to read more books by her so this seemed like the perfect opportunity.
Eat a cookie – Read a book under 200 pages
The twisted tree by Rachel Burge – This seemed like the perfect challenge to pick as I would be able to read more books but in the same amount of time as this book is only 180 pages.
Pay bills – Read your most recent purchase
Extraordinary means by Robin Schneider – I actually bought this book a few weeks back because it was 99p in the kindle store so this is the perfect chance to read it.
Age up – Read an adult book
One hundred names by Cecelia Ahern – So I will admit that YA is my go-to so I don’t have many adult books that I would want to read. However, I do like Cecelia Ahern and I have a physical copy of this book so it will be the perfect chance to read it.
Have a baby – Read a book that features a child
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella – So I have actually already started reading this one but decided it would fit into this challenge so have included it.
There you have it, my sims-a-thon TBR! As I said, I am probably being a bit ambitious but I am excited to read these books so I’ll just have to see how I get on. Have you ever taken part in a read-a-thon? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.
Thanks for reading!