A Game of Booksathon & Simsathon | Progress Update #3


If you’ve seen my TBR post, my first progress update, or my second progress update, you’ll be well aware by now that I’m taking part in two readathons this month: A Game of Booksathon and Simsathon, based on A Song of Ice and Fire and The Sims respectively! I’m not doing as well as I hoped which means I have no time for chit chatting so let’s see how I did this past week, shall we?

Reading Challenges & TBR

✓ Furyborn (Empirium #1) by Claire Legrand
The Game of Thrones: first book in a series/trilogy
Take a bubble bath: Read a book over 400 pages

Black Powder War (Temeraire #3) by Naomi Novik
House Targaryen: book with mythical creature or dragons
Make a friend: read a book that features friends

– Kingsbane (Empirium #2) by Claire Legrand
Daenerys: book featuring a strong female character
Meet the Grim Reaper: read a book featuring death

✓ Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #1) by Jessica Townsend
Westeros: book set in a fictional place
Create-a-sim: read a book that is first in a series

– Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
House Tyrell: book with plant or green on cover
Get a promotion: Read a book you think will be 5 stars

The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
House Stark: book that has family dynamic or siblings
Fall in love: read a book with a romance element

The Dire King (Jackaby #4) by William Ritter
House Lannister: book with red cover
Reach the top of your career track: read a finale

The Assassin’s Curse (The Ananna Duology) by Cassandra Rose Clarke
House Greyjoy: book with pirates or story set at sea
Gain a fishing skill: randomise your TBR

– A Princess In Theory (Reluctant Royals #1) by Alyssa Cole
House Baratheon: book with king or queen or royalty
Woo hoo: read a smutty book

– Her Royal Highness (Royals #2) by Rachel Hawkins
A Clash of Kings: a sequel
Buy a house: read a contemporary or book set in our world

– Ghostly Echoes (Jackaby #3) by William Ritter
Wildlings: paranormal
Get a job: Secret agent – read a mystery book


Since last week I have finished my re-read of The Raven Boys (LOVED it, again, obviously) and I’ve also started Kingsbane (100 pages in) and Her Royal Highness (66% in), on top of the books I was already in the middle of (Ghostly Echoes, Fragile Things, A Princess in Theory). Because why try to finish books one by one in a sensible and logical fashion when, instead, you could be spreading yourself thin in trying to finish all the books at once?

I’ve done some quick calculations and realised that, at this rate, I need to finish off a book a day (plus an extra book on one really good reading day) to complete the readathons. Yeah… so… that’s fun. I’m REALLY hoping that my usual tactic of reading multiple books in multiple formats will pay off and I will somehow manage to get all of this finished in the final week of the month. Clearly this is no small feat but my housemate Liz is off to Russia on Tuesday so I’m thinking that being home alone for the rest of the month will be very conducive to reading. Let’s hope I’m proved right on that count because I think that’s the only way I’m finishing off this TBR!

Have you been taking part in Simsathon or A Game of Booksathon? How have you done so far? Even if you’re not participating, let me know what you have been reading this week because I’d love to know. Leave a comment below!

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