End of the Year Readathon 2013

End of the Year 2013 Readathon

When I saw Ellie’s post about this event sometime last week, I started wondering how many books I managed to read this year so far and realised that I’m quite far behind on my yearly goal. I wanted to read at least 60 books this year but after an insanely busy summer and moving houses I fell a bit behind. 2013 is not over yet, though, and I hope I can catch up in the remaining few weeks – or at least squeeze a few more books in. So I decided to jump on the bandwagon and join the End of the Year Read-a-thon, hosted by Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana Square. The read-a-thon runs from 9 to 22 December, 2013 and includes lots of reading (obviously), fun challenges and awesome prizes. If you’re like me and you want to squeeze a few books in before 2013 comes to an end (how is it December already???), you can still sign up here.


Just like Ellie, I don’t really have anything specific I absolutely must read, but I’d like to read at least the following 4 books this month:

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield Bait by J. Kent Messum The Troop by Nick Cutter

With the exception of Bait, which was a giveaway win, all of these are for review. The Book Thief and The Troop are both going to be released in early January so I’d like to read them and schedule my reviews as soon as possible. Bait seems shorter than the rest so I hope I can squeeze another book in but we’ll see. :)

What books are you hoping to finish before we say goodbye to 2013?

23 Responses to “End of the Year Readathon 2013”

  1. Aliaa says:

    For me it would be Allegiant, The Book Thief, and a bunch of review books. But Im not sure yet :/
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  2. Kelley Ryan says:

    I plan on finishing the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, “Thr Mountain of Light,” and the Hunger Games series.

  3. Pili says:

    Hmmm, I might consider entering this! I do need to make a proper dent on my review copies!
    I hope you’ll enjoy Bellman & Black, it was a very cool read!
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    • Vicky says:

      Yay! Good luck! I really need to finish my review books as well – I don’t really want to leave them for next year, especially since some of them have already been published.

  4. I’ve got SO many series I want to read! Definitely The Hunger Games, and I want to at least start Divergent this year, had to put personal books to the side a lot so hoping to use December to read some of my own collection!

    Good luck with your books and reading, will be cheering you on! :D

    Meg xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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    • Vicky says:

      Thanks hun! :) Divergent is amazing, I literally read it in one day. I still need to read the rest of the series, though, AND the Hunger Games books as well.

      Can’t waiiiiiiit!

  5. This sounds like fun, I am going to go join, thanks Vicky!
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  6. Sounds like a great idea. I am signing up too :)
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  7. Oh, I LOVE the Book Thief, I really hope you enjoy it! I’m signing up to the readathon as well as there are so many YA series that I really want to catch up on. Bellman & Black sounds really good, and I loved her first novel, so I hope to read that at some stage.
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  8. Love your reading pile! Good luck!
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  9. Cathy says:

    Oh my, The Troop is brilliant!! I really enjoyed it, need to type up the review though :\ Thanks for this readathon post :)

    Cathy x
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  10. The Book Thief is just amazing!! I also want to read Bellman & Black. Thanks for joining in the fun!
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  11. Shelly says:

    Nice choices! I also have to read The Book Thief at some point(everyone loves it!) and I can’t wait to see what you think about it! Good luck :)
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