An Overly Ambitious Spooky SimsAThon TBR


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.



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.”



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 👀


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!!


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 🤞🏻!!



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.


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. 


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!


  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! 🙂


    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 😊?


  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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