December Readathons, Blogmas and End of Year Goals

Hello, everyone! It`s the last month of 2018 and I know it sounds cliche, but where did the time go? I feel like it was just yesterday when I was setting my goals for 2018. Goals which have failed terribly, but hey ho. One does not walk into Mordor without learning from her mistakes. Anyway, last week my husband had to go back home in order to sort out some stuff with our house. He`ll be away for two months, and although I`ll miss him like crazy, I am taking advantage of being on my own and doing as much reading as possible. I am working extra shift as well, but I am confident I can participate in at least two readathons. There`s quite a nice selection going around, but I`ve decided to join the #tistheseasonathon and #classicsathon. The first one will take place between 3rd until the 9th of December, whilst the last one will last for the whole month. The challenges are:

1. Read a book with red or green on the cover
2. Read a book while listening to holiday music
3. Read a warm and fuzzy book
4. Read a short book ( 250 pages or less)
5. Read a holiday-themed book
Bonus challenge: Read the group book, "Snow In Love" by Melissa de la Cruz

1. Read at least one classic during the month
2. Read a book that features or reminds you of Christmas
3. Read a children`s classic
4. Read a book that has been translated into your native language

The great thing about these readathons is that you can use the same book for multiple challenges. For instance, I plan on reading "Little Women", which goes perfectly with so many of these. I also want to read "The Nutcracker" by E.T.A. Hoffman and "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. For whatever reason, I find that children`s classics are the ideal Holiday read. They always have a moral behind them, and they always leave you feeling fuzzy and warm inside.

At the moment, I am 2 books away from my Goodreads goal (24), but I want to do better. Ideally, I`d like to read 30-35 books before the end of the year. That means that December will be a big month for me. With that in mind, I am trying not to put too much pressure on myself. I kinda made peace with this year, and I am saving my energy for the next one. Also, if it`s not obvious from the title: Hello, I`m doing Blogmas. I know Blogtober failed miserably, but now I am more motivated and better prepared. I also need to keep busy so I don`t miss my husband too much. 

What are your big plans for December? Have you finished your Goodreads goal? What about Blogmas? I`d love to know if you`re taking part in it, we can be tired buddies that keep each other motivated. 


  1. Good luck on your goals! I've managed to finish my Goodreads goal of 40 books before November so any books I read now are extra. I like the idea of the goal lists, but I'm already having trouble finding books in my TBR that match them. Maybe I'll join you in a different challenge :)

    1. 40 is great, that was my goal last year. This year was the worst, but I am very confident I`ll do better in 2019.

  2. Ooh, good luck with all of your reading goals! I'd love to do a readathon sometime, but they always seem to happen whenever I'm extremely busy and won't be home. The holiday one looks so cozy! I hope you have fun!

    1. Except reading the books, I can`t really participate in the springs..cause just like you, most of the time I am at work. But I do find them motivating.