Off the Grid Readathon – TBR

Hello Humans! The Off the GridReadathon is back and this weekend I’m ACTUALLY FREE! This readathon is run by Bionic Bookworm and I Should Read That and the whole point is to get off phones and social media and just read – sounds blissful!

The rules:

  • This readathon will be quarterly, starting on the second weekend of the month. This round will begin on 11 January, then the next rounds will be in April, July, and October.
  • We will kick off at 12:00am on Friday 11 January and will end at 11:59pm on Sunday night in your own time zone! You have three full days to read as much as possible without distraction.
  • There are no challenges or reading sprints here, just books! Come up with your TBR and stick with it as much as you can, but don’t feel bad if you meander.
  • There is really only one rule — stay off your phone as much as possible! The whole point is to stay off the grid, as the name implies. As there are no sprints or updates during the readathon, there’s no real reason to be checking your phone. However, you can keep track of the amount of time you read and compare it with later readathons. 
  • There will only be one Twitter chat and that will take place on Sunday.  We’ve still got some time before the readathon starts, so make sure you follow us on Twitter for more details on the times.


So I am relatively free this weekend, I have some tidying to do and a driving lesson on Saturday (I’m freaking terrified) as well as work on Friday so my plan is to finish four books with an extra book as a stretch goal.

My owned TBR is currently selected with my trusty TBR Tea-cup and that’s at home, so instead, I’m going to attempt to read two ARCs and the two books that have been sat on my TBR the longest…

the antidote shelley sackier

My next ARC read is The Antidote by Shelley Sackier. This publishes at the start of February so I ought to get to reading and reviewing soon. I don’t know too much about this, but apparently, there is forbidden magic and friendship and I’m excited!

runelight joanne harris

The book that has been on my TBR the longest is Joanne Harris’ Runelight. I don’t know why I have such a hangup about this book but whenever I try to start it I end up getting stuck and putting it down again. Now is the time to finish for good!


Another ARC next, this one is a murder mystery with fantasy – sign me up! I was pretty much raised on murder mysteries so I’m very much looking forward to reading this!

Warcross Marie Lu

I’m not actually sure why I haven’t got to Marie Lu’s Warcross yet, but it’s been sat on my TBR for far too long, time to read!

So those are my four ‘definitely try to finish’ books, and then I’d like to make a start on a fifth book if I get the chance. bloodwitch

A final ARC for this list, Susan Dennard’s Bloodwitch is the story fo a character from The Witchlands series, whose story I am very excited to dig into. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to finish this, but it would be good to get stuck into the story by the end of Sunday!

Are you taking part in this or any other Readathon? Let me know in the comments below!




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