Spooky Mini-Readathon with my Boyfriend!

Hello readers!

Tomorrow my boyfriend and I will do a 12h readathon! For those who don’t know, he is a bookworm like me. In fact, when we met, he read far more than me, with me reading about 30 books per year and him about 45. After I started book blogging, though (so, less than two years ago), that definitely changed, and he still reads about 45 books, but I’m now on the 100-150 range. I intend to bring those numbers down, but I don’t think I’ll ever go back to 30 books per year only.

Fun fact about my boyfriend and me: when we met, he found out I was a bookworm and tried to make conversation, so he innocently asked what I was reading. I must have turned the color of beets to my very roots, as I was reading 50 Shades of Gray. I am not in the habit of reading erotic fiction, but I was utterly curious about this series and although I ended up hating the books, it was still an awkward coincidence. Fast forward to almost 6 years later, and he still dates me! And I read lots more smut. EH, WELL.

He and I have entirely different reading tastes, which always makes for interesting recommendations from him to me and vice-versa. I constantly recommend books to him (aka. threaten to break off things between us unless he reads the books I love) and he sometimes indulges me by reading them, if it suits him (he isn’t too bothered by my threats, I must say). We agree for example on our undying love for Chimamanda Adichie’s books, but I hated Homo Faber and he was seriously underwhelmed by How to Stop Time by Matt Haig. Eh. Well. Moving on!

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My TBR

I will be reading books both for my OWNtober readathon and and from my spooky TBR! So it will be a Saturday full of creepy reads!! Last year after my spooky readathon I started having nightmares every night, and then had to stop reading scary books. Let’s see what happens this year!

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The Unfleshed: Tale of the Autopsic Bride by Lisa Vasquez

The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black by E.B. Hudspeth

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

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My Boyfriend’s TBR

My boyfriend on the other hand is taking a less themed approach for his TBR. In fact, from the books below, 2 are recommendations from me, which I think was a sweet choice of his. Or maybe he’s trying to get rid of my nagging in one day with two books at once. The third book is a play based on contemporary events and Nazis (that’s all I know).

Review: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff educated tara westover 47853

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich by Bertolt Brecht

11 thoughts on “Spooky Mini-Readathon with my Boyfriend!

  1. How fun! It’s great being with someone you can share your love of books with. My boyfriend also loves books. He doesn’t read quite as much as I do, but it’s still a decent amount. Happy reading to both of you!

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  2. Hah, I hope you had fun with this! 😀

    My boyfriend only reads whenever we’re on holiday, funnily enough. I still have two of my books with bookmarks in them because he hasn’t finished them yet. :’) He simply likes his xbox more when we’re at home and have some free time, haha.

    Hope you still get the sleep you need after those creepy reads!

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