An Overly Ambitious Spooky SimsAThon TBR

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Me: I don’t do TBRs!!!
Also me: [posts two TBR posts in a row]

ICYMI, The SimsAThon is a readathon that’s hosted by Kara @ bianca reads. It’s running from October 1st-31st and centres around The Sims 4. There’s challenges, points and a whole lotta fun! I’m lucky enough to be a co-host for this round with a bunch of other lovely people. This is Round 2 and we’re adding new challenges featured around the Outdoor Retreat Game Pack. You can see more in my announcement post here!

There is A LOT of books on my TBR and I know I’m not going to get to all of them. I always like giving myself overly ambitious TBRs though because I’m a huge mood reader so this makes me feel like I have more options? Plus, I find I do the most reading in October. I love reading all the spooky books! Even though Australia doesn’t have the same Fall atmosphere as the rest of the world I live vicariously through everyone else’s.

I know people love reading spooky books this month so I put together a spreadsheet of some of my fave reads and listed what challenges they meet! 

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Hi, meet Sage and Salem. I made them a while ago, but figured this would be a perfect time to show them off (again). They’re going to help me (hopefully) read ALL the books this month.

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CHOOSE A HOUSEHOLD — A book from late in a series || The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan || I can’t wait to see how Rick makes us suffer with this book 🙃

BUY A HOUSE — A book set in our world || This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher || This seems like a (hopefully) fun, trashy thriller that I can get through quickly. It’s about a group of teens who go to an isolated mansion to play a game to try and win money but it turns out they’ve been lured there under false pretences by someone trying to uncover details about a murder that happened in the past.

RENOVATE — A retelling || Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin || Okay, wow I’m so excited to have an ARC and be able to read this? It’s a modern feminist re-imaging of Macbeth. This is what Goodreads says and I have CHILLS: “Foul is Fair is a bloody, thrilling revenge fantasy for the girls who have had enough. Golden boys beware: something wicked this way comes.”

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MAKE A FRIEND — A book featuring friendship || Immoral Code by Lillian Clark || What defines friendship more than a group of people stealing money off a shitty rich guy so one of their friends can go to college?

BECOME A GHOST — A spooky book || The Haunted by Danielle Vega || I’m going to read this one at night to hopefully add to the spooky atmosphere.

REACH THE TOP OF YOUR CAREER — A series finale || The Merciless IV by Danielle Vega || The Merciless is my favourite YA Horror series and I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet? I’m pretty certain this is going to be the last book, but I wouldn’t be against Danielle Vega writing more 👀

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EAT A COOKIE — A book under 200 pages || We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson || I’ve been meaning to read this book FOREVER. I’m going to make it a priority this month and then maybe try and watch the movie.

PAY BILLS — Your most recent purchase || The Disasters by M.K. England || MISFIT SPACE ADVENTURE! I bought this a while ago but it’s my most recent ‘physical’ book purchase so I’m counting it.

HAVE AN AFFAIR — A book featuring a breakup || These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling || A girl who’s a witch has to team up with her ex-girlfriend to find out who’s performing a dark blood rituals after she gets accused. So excited for this one!!

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MEET THE GRIM REAPER — A book featuring death || My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite || I started reading this, but never finished it. I’m really intrigued by the concept so hopefully I can finish it this month!

HAVE YOUR BIRTHDAY/AGE UP — An adult book || Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo || I’ve talked about this book in like every post I’ve made since I came back so.

CRIMINAL CAREER — A thriller || Lock Every Door by Riley Sager || I’m really hoping I enjoy this more than Final Girls. I’m keeping my fingers crossed 🤞🏻!!

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PURCHASE CAMPING EQUIPMENT — A book with an odd number of pages || Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton || This should be a really quick read. I love books with pretentious characters and toxic friendships.

EXPLORE THE FOREST — An atmospheric book || Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall || What could be more atmospheric than a book about a haunted forest?

SING A SONG AROUND THE CAMPFIRE — A book in verse or poetry || Submerge by K.Y. Robinson || I enjoyed K.Y. Robinson’s previous poetry collection The Chaos of Longing so hopefully this will be a success too. Plus another quick read!

GAIN A HERBALISM SKILL — Pair a book with your favourite brew || The Babysitter’s Coven || I’m going to be pairing this with an iced coffee because it just seems perfect for the whole aesthetic of it.

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Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter for updates and reading sprints! We also just posted Instagram Challenges which is a brand new addition for this round so if you bookstagram you can join in over there too! And check out our amazing cohosts: Amanda @ Amanda DAofie @ Pretty Purple DotsApril @ Aprilius MaximusBecky @ Remus ReadsBrandy @ Brandy KirbyFaith @ geekyzoogirl, Paige @ Bernard95PaigeShaki @ Looking For Shaki and Valerie @ justbreatheinbooks. 

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I’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the books I mentioned!

Are you participating in SimsAThon? Feel free to share your TBR in the comments! It’s not too late to join in ✨

I hope you’re all having a fantastic day.

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12 thoughts on “An Overly Ambitious Spooky SimsAThon TBR

  1. I read this lie will kill you earlier this year and actually really enjoyed it. I am also currently listening to these witches don’t burn on audiobook through scribd and it is super good! I’m also taking part in sims a thon round 2 and I am so excited about it!

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  2. Ahh best of luck for this readathon, Lauren, this is such a great TBR! Immoral Code sounds like such a fun read, I can’t wait to hear what you think of it 🙂 Happy reading! 🙂

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    1. yeah, there is definitely a lot going on but you can do as little or as much as you want 😊 it can definitely seem overwhelming, but also with so many options you can basically read anything and it will count towards something 😂 if you decide to join us i hope you have fun 💕 if not, maybe next round 😊?

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  3. Good luck with the readathon, Lauren! I’ve got my fingers crossed I have time to participate when the next one happens but in the meantime, I’ll live vicariously through you! 😛

    💛 Ngoc

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