Love Historical Romances? Have too many on your shelves AND want the perfect excuse to read them all??
Get ready, because the creators of the Historical Romance Read-a-thon (Jess @PeaceLoveBooksxo , Lisa @remarkablylisa , & Lacey @LaceyBooklovers) have just announced a weekend edition coming August 14th-16th!
For this read-a-thon, they’ve come up with a bingo board to help challenge readers in completing a total of nine prompts within the three day period!
Historical Romance Read-a-thon: Weekend Edition Prompts:
- A Lisa Kleypas novel
- Has a Stepback
- Part of a Series
- POC Author
- Published Before 2000
- Has Purple on the Cover
- Takes place at Sea
- A Book You Already Own
- New-to-You Author
Of course, since this is happening over a few days, you are encouraged to either complete each challenge separately (for a total of 9 books), or combine them for your chosen reads.
Added bonus: the creators are planning on a group pick that EVERYONE is welcome to read along with. AND, it’s perfect for multiple challenges!
And the pick is..
Lady Sophia’s Lover (Bow Street Runners #2) by Lisa Kleypas!
When is the read-a-thon?
Starts: August 14th @ 00:00 (or 12 Midnight)
Ends: August 16th @ 23:59 (or 11:59pm)
Who can join the read-a-thon?
Everyone! No matter what your historical romantic reading preferences are, you can spend the weekend getting to know more of your favorite authors or explore new ones within the romance world!
What do I plan on reading?
I will be joining in on the group pick which also completes five out of the nine challenges for me including: a Lisa Kleypas Novel, has a Stepback, New-to-me Author (I know, how have I not read from her?), Part of a Series, and has Purple on the Cover.
A POC Author
For this one, I’ve been hearing nothing but great things about Beverly Jenkins, so I reserved a copy of Rebel (Women Who Dare #1) from my local library.
Published Before 2000
I recently went to a brand-new (and only one within 100 miles) Half Price Books in my area and snatched up a few historical novels, one of which was published in 1983: So Speaks the Heart by Johanna Lindsey
A Book Set at Sea
For this one, I found Lady Pirate by Lynsay Sands off of my library’s Libby app. Just look at that cover!
A Book I Already Own
For the last few months, I have been tackling one Outlander novel every month. Which means for August, I will be adding The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) by Diana Gabaldon to the read-a-thon! I definitely don’t plan on finishing this one, but I hope to catch up to my reading goal of 48 pages per day!
So that’s it! Those are the five books I hope to complete/continue this weekend.
You may have noticed for the last few months, I’ve been extremely burnt out on reading and blogging, but as soon as I saw this read-a-thon something in me just immediately started finding a TBR! I am so excited to see all the books everyone dives into, and hopefully, I’ve busted out of my slump for good!!
What’s your reading goal?? Let me know if you’ll be joining in and what books you plan on reading. If you have any recommendations, please feel free to share below!
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Until next time…