Series: Cassidy Blake
So, I still have a lot to catch up on for this blog - a few reviews that need to be posted - but I am still working on fixing this up. There are old posts that never were published that I am going through and decided if I still want to do that or if I want to just get rid of it. I am also going to probably change the background because I want to see some change. That's a huge reason that you haven't see me post much and hopefully once that all gets wrapped up, I will catch up on a lot of what I need to do for the actual blog.
To throw this out real quick, some reviews you can look forward to:
For my new post idea, I want to give book recommendations based on video games that I play. I have been planning on doing this for some time now, but haven't had the opportunity yet to fully dive into this. But if you like the idea, I want to give a shout-out to Hardback Hoarder over on her booktube channel because she recently also did this.
My goal is to recommend five books that I think give the same tone and vibes that I get from playing the games. I am hoping that I can look for new books to recommend, so it's not going to be a quick turnaround time for this post. I am also planning on reviewing the game so that you might decide to give it a try yourself.
The first game that I will be doing this for is:
Last year, I changed up how I want to challenge my reading during the coming year. I failed at it, but I still have a lot going on in my life and sometimes I was caught up in what was going on reality and didn't really take the time to keep up with my challenges. I am going to still hold to the layout of my challenges last year, but I wanted to do something a little different for picking my reading prompts. Although I am also going to challenge myself to complete the Jane Austen collection, but I'm not going to set it up as a bi-monthly challenge, and just have it be as a "whenever I pick it up" deal this year.
The other challenge I am doing is a TBR challenge, utilizing Owlcrate's et cetera game they included in one of their boxes last year. There are 48 different categories given (so spoilers for those who own the game but haven't gotten around to playing it), and each month I will pick 4 of those categories and try to find a book that fits. For example, there is a category that is books with love triangles - so fairly easy to pick a book for this category - but there are categories like fictional parents - for this I would pick a book that has a focus on relationships with parents or a thriller with parents trying to find their child. Since this is my own challenge for myself, I get to make the rules as long as I feel like it fits the category.
1. Read Jane Austen Challenge
During the course of 2022, read all of Jane Austen's books.
2. Owlcrate Game Challenge
Using the Owlcrate game, et cetera, use the categories to pick my TBR for the month.
3. Goodreads Challenge
Read 100 Books over the course of the year.
4. Complete One Readathon
I have a habit of starting readathons and not finishing them, so I would like to aim to complete at least one readathon this year.
My Jane Austen book continuing into August is Emma.
My prompt for the month is to read a book that is over 500 pages, and once again, there are a few books that I would love to get to that fit this prompt: Witches Steeped in Gold or Blood & Honey.
During the month of July I completed a total of 4 books. I was really excited to finally get to the second Norroway graphic novel because I absolutely loved the first. Then I listened to the audiobooks for Poet X and Dangerous Path. Finally, I finished reading Flashfall, which was the book that I read with my sisters for our book club.