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09 January 2021

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 You start as a prisoner with nothing, and then build yourself up the ranking with each book you read. You also read books to fulfil prompts for different professions.

I am extra excited because I have commissioned some more pieces of my character from Franki!

Medieval-A-Thon TBR

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


Medieval-A-Thon rank

Profession Prompts

I think that the prompts are excellent, there is truly something for everyone. I decided pretty quickly which profession I wanted to go for, as the prompts fit some books I already intended to read this year.

Blacksmith Profession

  • Read a book with gold, silver, or bronze in the title or cover
  • A book you're scared to read
  • A book with a weapon on the cover
  • A hardcover
  • A series finale

Medieval-A-Thon Prompts - Choose your Profession - Blacksmith

So there are the prompts for the Blacksmith Profession. 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 princess rank, anything beyond that is a massive bonus.

  • Read a Book with Gold, Dilver, or Bronze in the Title or Cover
    • The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
      I got a copy in a Fairyloot box last year, and I wanted to hold off until closer to publication before I picked it up. Now it's time! And the cover is gorgeous, covered in gold foiling.
  • A Book You're Scared to Read
    • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
      This book has been languishing on my TBR since my pre-order arrived. I've just been a bit scared to pick it up because I know it will be a difficult read.
  • A Book with a Weapon on the Cover
    • The Poppy War by RF Kuang
      There's a bow on the cover, and I have been meaning to reread this book for a while. I know it's going to be hard, I've been there before.
  • A Hardcover
    • The Dragon Republic by RF Kuang
      When I originally finished The Poppy War I wanted the next one immediately. Unfortunately I had read a review copy and had ages to go. And then when The Dragon Republic came out I wasn't in the right headspace. Now it's time.
  • A Series Finale
    • The Burning God by RF Kuang
      I have very specifically put this on my TBR to make sure that I finish this series. One of my Bookish Resolutions for 2021 is to finish more series.

There we have it! Just this profession will let me hit my goal, but I am hoping to read a few more for this readathon. I am not counting any Romance books towards my goal, as I have a separate year long challenge for Romance books going on in the background.

What's on your TBR for the next month?



  1. Oh this is such a fun readathon! Good luck Cora!

  2. This sounds like such a fun readathon. I hope you enjoy Gilded Ones. I am really excited for that one.

  3. Such a fun sounding readathon - anything with dragons should be a sure fit winner!

  4. This sounds like such a fun readathon! Good luck!

    Lois |

  5. This readathon looks so fun! I love when readathons have a story line haha!

  6. This sounds like a great readathon. Hope you have a great time!


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