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09 May 2020

Medieval-A-Thon TBR

Medieval-a-thon is a month long readathon hosted by Holly Hearts Books.

The aim of the readathon is to increase your nobility with every book you read, and outfit yourself with clothes, weapons, and even animal companions. You start as a prisoner with nothing, and then build yourself up with each new read. It started on May 1st, but I was late to the party so I'm starting now.

I got very over excited and carried away and extra a little bit enthusiastic about this readathon and commissioned some artwork of my character from Franki, so now I'm extra accountable to my TBR.

Medieval-A-Thon TBR

First off, for every book you read your rank increases. 

Books Rank 
 0 Prisoner
1 Peasant 
2 Squire 
3 Knight 
4 Noble 
5 Prince/Princess 
6 King/Queen 
7 Emperor/Empress

Medieval-A-Thon rank

The Prompts

I think that the prompts are excellent, there is truly something for everyone. The prompts are fairly open to interpretation and I'm excited to see how far I get on my journey.

Choose Your Wardrobe!

  • A book that has yellowed over time
  • A PRISTINE book
  • A shiny book
  • A book with your favourite colour on the spine
  • Under 300 Pages
  • Green on the dust jacket
  • Dragon on the cover

Medieval-A-Thon Prompts - Choose Your Wardrobe

Choose Your Weapons!

  • Something pointy on the cover
  • Start of finish a duology
  • A romance
  • A heavy book
  • A book you have HIGH expectations for

Medieval-A-Thon Prompts - Choose Your Weapons

Choose Your Pet Companion!

  • A scary book
  • A book high on your bookshelf
  • Buddy read with a friend
  • A book title that begins with a "C"
  • A tall hardcover
  • Orange on the dustcover

Medieval-A-Thon Prompts - Choose Your Pet Companion

So that's the prompts. But what will I be reading?

Medieval-A-Thon TBR

Like everyone else, I am starting out as a prisoner, with nothing to my name. I'm hoping to get to at least noble rank, and anything past that is a bonus. So which prompts will I be tackling, and what's on my TBR?

  • A book with your favoruite colour on the spine
    • The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
      Red is my favourite colour, but it took me a ling time of staring at my shelves to decide what to read for this one! It was a birthday gift from Donna at The Untitled Book Blog.
  • Start or finish a duology
    • Song of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury
      This book has been on my TBR for far too long, especially considering how much I loved State of Sorrow. Perfect excuse!
  • A romance
    • A Runaway Bride For The Highlander by Elisabeth Hobbes
      I just happened to see the tweet that sparked my interest in this readathon as I was about to pick this book up, so it seems just right that I read it for this prompt. Also in RPGs I pew-pew, of course I was going to get the bow.
  • Orange on the dust jacket
    • Anne Boleyn: 500 Years of Lies by Hayley Nolan
      This book has a fanastic bright orange font, and I'm eager to read it! It seems pretty timely as the anniversary of Anne Boleyn's execution is in May. It was a birthday gift from Kelly at This Northern Gal.

There we have it! I may pick myself up an additional animal companion or outfit or set of weapons, but this is what I'm aiming for. Wish me luck! Check back at the end of the month to see how I did and what's happened to my character.

What's on your TBR for May?


  1. You start as a prisoner? Omg that's so cool!

  2. Omg this readathon looks so cool! Good luck!

  3. This sounds like such an interesting readathon! I picked up A Runaway Bride For The Highlander by Elisabeth Hobbes after seeing you mention it recently and can't wait to read it :)

  4. Aw man, this looks like a lot of fun! I wish I could have participated in it!

  5. This looks like such a fun readathon!


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