My Five-Star Readathon TBR!

Hi all!

I know, I know. You’re probably asking why is she joining a readathon when she’s failed the past two she’s been in? And by failed, I mean read only one book for each readathon. Oops.

But I’m a sucker for a really good and fun readathon, and the Five-Star Readathon just seems so awesome! It’s hosted by May @ Forever and Everly, Elise @ The Bookish Actress, and Julianna @ Paper Blots! Great job to all the hosts, this looks like such a fun readathon!

The challenge is running from October 1 to October 7 — from midnight to midnight in your time!

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So the main rule for the readathon is to read books that you think you’ll be rating 5 stars. There’s also five challenges to complete if you want to, but it’s not necessary. But, as I mentioned, I freaking love readathons so I’ll be attempting the challenges!

Now you may be asking, “Wait, Laura, aren’t these books the books you were going to read in the other two readathons?” And my answer to that is, “Yes, they are, but shut up, I’m lazy and you know this.”

Here are the books I plan to read:


Read a next book in a series you like

40281878Balefire is the most recent book in the Whyborne and Griffin series, a paranormal and historical series about two husbands who defeat magical creatures, evil cults, and save the world along the way.

I have missed Whyborne and Griffin so much, I really can’t wait to read this book!


Read a book by a favorite author

24468673love TJ Klune’s Green Creek series, but I’ve never actually read anything else by him! I know I’m missing out because all of my blogging friends love his Tales of Verania series. One friend has even read The Lightning-Struck Heart nine times!

I’m really hoping I love this book as much as they do!



Read a book you were anticipating and never got around to reading

40107125I bought this book when it came out back in May and I had plans to read it as soon as possible, because it was around the time of the whole #cockygate saga.

Anyway, I’ve almost finished reading all of Cole McCade’s books and this is one of the last and, seeing as I’ve rated all his books 5 stars, I’m pretty sure this will be 5 stars too!


Read a book over 500 pages

34523174I’ve been trying to read this book for two weeks and now I. Just. Can’t. Move. Past. Chapter. 14. I have a feeling it’s going to be 5 stars because, hello, mermaids, sapphic women, paranormal investigation? How awesome! I’m just not feeling the writing, but also not much has happened yet, so once the drama starts, I have a feeling I’ll love it!

And yeah, I’m aware this book is 440 pages long, not 500, but there’s now book on my immediate TBR that’s over 500 pages, except for It, and I don’t think I’ll be able to read It in one week along with four other books.


Read a fifth book

39835958I read The Princess Trap a few months back and adored it, so I just know I’m going to love the sequel!

I love a good friends-to-lovers romance and I’m so freaking excited to see Talia Hibbert’s take on one of my favourite tropes!



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I am so excited for this readathon! I really, really hope the books I read are all 5-star worthy.

Are you joining the readathon? Have you read any of the books that I’m going to read? Do you think I’ll actually complete a readathon for once?

13 thoughts on “My Five-Star Readathon TBR!

  1. May @ Forever and Everly says:

    omg Laura I’m crying I can’t believe these are books you planned to read in other readathons LMAOOO

    anyways I’M SO EXCITED THAT YOU’LL BE PARTICIPATING!! I really hope you love Into the Drowning Deep — I’ve been meaning to read that forever! and I’ve heard so many great things about Talia Hibbert’s books though I don’t think they’re my type of book haha. I hope you get to read all of these books and love them!! 💛

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  2. LittleIrishbookcat says:

    Ahhhhh I’ve read Lightning Struck heart and I hope you love it. It’s so funny, I had to avoid reading in public because I laughed too much!😂😂 I’ve to still read Balefire myself but I’m so excited! I love Whyborne and Griffin 🙂 Good luck on your readathon, you’ll do great!💕🌺

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  3. Sophie @ Blame Chocolate says:

    Best of luck with this readathon, Laura! ❤ It sounds super cool and I would absolutely take part as well if I weren't so burnt out from my last one 😂

    I don't know any of the books you've chosen, unfortunately, except for the one you've already mentioned on your blog previously (His Cocky Valet) which of course I remember because it was the most ridiculous publishing story ever hahaha

    I'm sure you'll do fine, hon, and don't let previous experiences define your success with this one! Even if you don't read all of them, just challenging yourself is half the battle won 😉

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