Dumbledore’s Army Readathon TBR Pile


Aentee @ Read at Midnight is hosting the Dumbledore’s Army Readathon in January. It’s a two-week readathon that is dedicated to reading diverse books. Each challenge is inspired by a Harry Potter spell and it looks like a lot of fun! There is also a points system and a house challenge. I will be playing for Ravenclaw, which is my Hogwarts house. For all of the readathon details, including the rules for calculating points and some FAQs, see Aentee’s sign up post!


There are seven prompts for this readathon. All of the graphics in this post were made my Aentee.


For this prompt, I am reading Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. I’ve heard some good things about this one and it features a Chinese-American family that I could probably relate to. I enjoy reading family sagas so I’m hoping that this one is a great read.

304 pages, potential +30 points


Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set in and features characters from Nigeria. This is definitely a group that I have read very little about. In fact, the only book that comes to mind when I think about Africa or African characters is The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr. I’m very excited to check this one out because I’ve heard endless amazing things about it.

477 pages, potential +47 points


I had an endless number of options for this one so I decided to choose a book that I recently bought. I’ll be reading We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson.

455 pages, potential +45 points


I’ve had Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill on my shelf for probably close to two years and I am so glad this prompt will finally push me to pick it up. It’s a book about feminism and hopefully one that is inclusive and empowers all women.

392 pages, potential +39 points


It wouldn’t be a readathon for me if I didn’t read a book about mental illness. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone has been on my TBR for ages and it’s a book about OCD.

368 pages, potential +36 points


Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates has received a lot of hype and, from what I’ve heard, it’s all well-deserved. I’ve been meaning to read this for a while and I picked it up intending to read it straight away. But, as with a lot of non-fiction books, they tend to be forgotten in my stack of unread books. I will be endeavouring to finally read this one for the readathon.

152 pages, potential +15 points


Freedom Swimmer by Wai Chim is one that Jeann @ Happy Indulgence has been raving about since she read it a few months ago. It’s a little embarrassing that I haven’t picked it up yet since Wai is a Sydney-based author and is extremely supportive of us bloggers! But it will be devoured in January!

272 pages, potential +27 points

There is a 5 point bonus for each prompt that you complete so if I finish all 7 books, my total will be 274 points! There are also bonus points for reviewing each of the 7 books. Go forth and share your thoughts and opinions on these diverse books!

I also have a stack of other diverse books that I want to read when I finish these 7 prompts and you’ll get to see what they are in my wrap up!

Will you be joining Dumbledore’s Army too?

#ReadThemAllThon Wrap Up


#ReadThemAllThon was a Pokemon Go inspired readathon that ran from August 14 to September 4. It was hosted by Aentee @ Read at Midnight, who also made the beautiful header in this post. There were 8 challenges in this readathon as well as a fun points system to go with it. For a full explanation of points, check out Aentee’s original sign up post and my readathon TBR post.

I had a really really great time with the readathon. It made me super productive and conscientious with posting reviews (I still haven’t replied to a lot of the comments though. I’M SORRY!!! I’ll get to them soon!). I did slack off during the last week of the readathon though because of bookish events and a family emergency but I don’t regret anything because those things come first. I’m proud of how I did regardless.

I ended up sticking to my planned TBR and read a couple of extra books too. Let’s get into my breakdown that I’ll put into chronological order.


vicious Thunder Badge: Read a book with thunderous hype

Vicious by V.E. Schwab (read: August 14)

320 pages + completion 20 CP
Review posted: 20 CP
= 72 CP

all-the-birds-in-the-sky Marsh Badge: Read a book with fantasy or supernatural elements

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders (read: August 15)

430 pages + completion 20 CP
Review posted: 20 CP
= 83 CP

salt-to-the-sea Cascade Badge: Read a book that might make you cry

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (read: August 16)

393 pages + completion 20 CP
Review posted: 20 CP
= 79 CP

the-great-american-whatever Rainbow Badge: Read a book featuring diversity

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle (read: August 17)

288 pages + completion 20 CP
Review posted: 20 CP
= 68 CP

a-gathering-of-shadows Flame Badge: Read a book with a red cover

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (read: August 20)

508 pages + completion 20 CP
Review posted: 20 CP
= 90 CP

eleanor-and-park Soul Badge: Read a book with an epic romance

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (read: August 21)

325 pages + completion 20 CP
Review posted: 20 CP
= 72 CP

the-hunger-games Earth Badge: Read a book with a post-apocalyptic setting

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (read: August 23)

454 pages + completion 20 CP
Review posted: 20 CP
= 85 CP

the-final-empire Boulder Badge: Read the first book in a series

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (read: August 25)

647 pages + completion 20 CP
Review posted: 20 CP
= 104 CP

Extra Books

Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (read: August 26)
160 pages = 8 CP

Saving Jazz by Kate McCaffrey (read: August 27)
297 pages = 29 CP

How They Met, and Other Stories by David Levithan (read: August 29)
256 pages = 25 CP

Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda (read: August 29)
192 pages = 9.5 CP

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley (read: August 30)
352 pages = 35 CP

One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn (read: August 31)
305 pages = 30 CP

Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 9 (Volumes 25-28) by Nobuhiro Watsuki (partially read: August 31)
Reread volumes 26, 27, 28 and extras: 581 pages of 776 = 29 CP

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling (read: September 3)
123 pages = 12 CP

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (read: September 4)
704 pages = 70 CP

The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan (partially read: September 4)
70 pages of 210 = 7 CP

Reading + reviewing total: 907.5 CP

Evolution bonus: 120 CP

Social media bonus: 162 CP (46 tweets + 14 photos)

TOTAL:  1189.5 + original 10 CP = 1199.5 CP (which I’m going to sneakily round up to 1200 because it looks nicer)


#ReadThemAllThon TBR Pile


I’m so excited to be participating in the #ReadThemAllThon, created and hosted by the brilliant Aentee @ Read at Midnight. This readathon celebrates our love of books and our newfound obsession with Pokemon Go! To find out more about the challenges and rules, check out Aentee’s sign up post and her TBR pile!

All graphics in this post were made by Aentee except the trainer card that I made below.


I’m a pretty fast reader so I think I can handle having Magikarp as my chosen Pokemon. Even though it’s kind of useless, it evolves into the fiercest and most wonderful Pokemon there is, Gyarados. In this readathon, Magikarp doesn’t evolve until it reaches 450CP, so I have lots of work and reading ahead of me!

TBR Pile


So my TBR for this readathon is actually made up of books that I’ve been meaning to read for a very long time. They’re all super popular and I’m finally getting to them now. To break things up, I’ve included one new release but I’m hoping to use these three weeks to finally catch up on some books that I should have read ages ago.

It’s been a long time coming but I’m hoping to finally read The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. The Mistborn series has been sitting on my shelf for far too long and I’m finally going to conquer it next month!

647 pages, potential +64CP


I’m not sure if Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys will make me cry, but I’ve read so many rave reviews that have said that it’s emotional and heartbreaking. I’m a book cryer… I cry super easily so I’m sure this one will fit the category.

400 pages, potential +40CP


For this one, I’ve gone with Vicious by V.E. Schwab. I’ve heard countless good things about it and everyone says it’s their favourite Schwab book so I’m going to trust the hype and dive in.

340 pages, potential +34CP


The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle is the only newish release in my TBR stack but I’ve been dying to read this book! In fact I want to read it right now but I have too many other books that I need to read first T_T. This will probably be the first book I’m going to pick up for the readathon.

288 pages, potential +28CP


I’m going to be meeting Rainbow Rowell at the end of August and early September so I’m going to finally read Eleanor & Park this month. It was the first Rainbow Rowell book I ever bought and I actually started it as soon as I bought it… but somehow it remains the only book of hers I haven’t completed. I’ve heard that Eleanor and Park are great together in this book so I’m looking forward to what the romance has to offer 🙂

325 pages, potential +32CP


For this challenge, I’ll be reading one of my most anticipated releases of the year. I’ve had All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders for months but still haven’t found the time to pick it up. This one has a really interesting synopsis with lots of cool fantasy elements. I’m excited!

432 pages, potential +43CP


I had a hard time choosing a book for this. I couldn’t really find an unread book on my shelf that had a cover that was entirely red. Until I remembered that I still haven’t read A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab. The UK cover for this book is red!

508 pages, potential +50CP


Everyone’s going to yell at me in the comments about this one… but I’ve never read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Yup. But I do plan on reading at least the first book for this readathon.

374 pages, potential +37CP

There is a +20CP bonus for each gym badge/book I complete, so if I finish all 8 books, my potential total is 488CP!

And since my Magikarp can evolve into Gyarados (+120CP) when it reaches 450CP, I should have a grand total of 608CP before Twitter and review bonuses. BRING IT ON!