I wasn’t initially planning to do the challenges on the bingo card, but I think I completed all of them anyway. Except maybe for reading a new adult book.
I ended up reading 12 books, just like I hoped I would be able to. I didn’t completely stick to my TBR, but I did manage to read 9 of the books on my TBR, and I DNFd 2 of them (Home by Kris Bryant and Holidays in Blue by Eve Morton) because I wasn’t going to enjoy them. The only book on my TBR I didn’t end up reading was Under a Falling Star by Jae, and quite honestly, it’s because I didn’t have much money left for ebooks and this one was pricy.
Something I’m particularly pleased with is that I managed to branch out a little within the romance genre by trying two subgenres I hadn’t read before. First, I tried a cosy mystery: In the Winter Woods by Isabelle Adler. And then I read a historical romance, The Longest Night by EE Ottoman. I’m especially happy with this because I tend to stick to contemporary romance when I read romance, and I already also put Ghosts, Gangsters and Garland by Jana Denardo on my TBR as well, which is paranormal romance, and this is also outside of my comfort zone. I ended up really enjoying all three books, so I’ll definitely be trying to read more books like this in 2021. And I even read a really steamy book as well (Her Night With Santa by Adriana Herrera), which is really not for me, but I wanted to give it a try at least once.
Now to list what exactly I’ve read for this readathon:
- Eli Wray – Secret Santa
- Elle Spencer – The Holiday Treatment
- Emily Engberts – Second Chance at Christmas
- Mason Deaver – I’ll Be Home for Christmas
- Nathan Burgoine – Handmade Holidays
- Jana Denardo – Ghosts, Gangsters and Garland
- Isabelle Adler – In the Winter Woods
- Meka James – Being Merry
- N.R. Walker – Tic-Tac-Mistletoe
- Sally Malcolm – Love Around the Corner
- EE Ottoman – The Longest Night
- Adriana Herrera – Her Night With Santa
All in all, this was a really successful and especially a really fun readathon for me! Thank you so much to the hosts!!
Wishing everyone very happy holidays!