Posted in When Are You Reading Challenge

2021 When Are You Reading Challenge- Sign Up Post

I’ve been blogging on and off for three or four years as of writing but somehow I missed the When Are You Reading Challenge that’s been running since 2014.

The idea behind it is to read twelve books from twelve time periods, and I had made up a reading list before realising that I’ve already signed up to one reading challenge already- but I really want to take part in both, so here we are.

The When Are You Reading Challenge was created and hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words.

My Reading List


The Odyssey or Macbeth

1300- 1499

Game Of Thrones


The Other Boleyn Girl


The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue or The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats and Piracy


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes or The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes


His Last Bow or Fall of Giants


The ABC Murders


Dear Mrs Bird


To Kill A Mockingbird


Die Trying

2000- Present

Beach Read or The Da Vinci Code


Divergent or The Hunger Games

Posted in Top 5 Tuesday

Top 5 Tuesday: 5 Series I Want To Start

Narrowing this list down to 5 wasn’t as difficult as I expected it to be when I saw today’s Top 5 Tuesday prompt.

I can’t take any credit for that, though, because there were only a handful of series on my tbr list, and even fewer that I have any interest in starting as soon as I can.

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by The Bionic Bookworm.

#5 The Mortal Instruments

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

I tried reading the first one a while ago but gave up to read something else. It wasn’t a dnf because I didn’t like the story- I was just overwhelmed at the idea of the series being 6 books long, plus The Infernal Devices series and The Dark Artifices.

That being said, I would still like to restart the series, because I’m starting to get a handle on my commitment issues with sequels, and I feel a little left out of the Shadowhunters loop.

#4 The Selection

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

I’m still surprised sometimes when I see this trilogy on my shelves, because it’s so not me. Dresses and princesses and romance?

The only reason I bought the series is because it kept showing up on Instagram and the covers looked pretty. (And I wanted to find out if America won the selection or not, given how indifferent she was about it.)

#3 Switched

Switched (Trylle, #1)

Yet another series which is nothing like what I usually read, the Trylle trilogy was recommended to me by a friend. And abandoned after book 1 because of the aforementioned commitment issues.

There were only three books in this series, but I loved the first one and I’d love to finally get round to finishing them.

#2 Logan McRae Series

I’ve technically already started this series, but since I picked up book 12 instead of book 1, I decided to still include it.

Cold Granite (Logan McRae, #1)

#1 Game Of Thrones

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

I bought the first two books in the series not long after the TV show started, and it was always my intention to read them and then start watching the show.

Needless to say, that didn’t happen, but I would still like to get round to reading the books eventually.