Polarthon – TBR

I have a surprising amount of Polar fantasy on my shelves and seeing as one of my goals for the year is to work my way through my shelves, what better way to tackle them than with a Readathon.

What is Polarthon

This is the second year for the Polarthon that was created by the lovely Jade at Jadeyraereads. Check out her full announcement video for all the information. She also has a couple of recommendation videos if you are interested in picking up some Polar fantasy.

This round of Polarthon runs from the

3rd – 10th Feb 2020

And participants follow a journey with various cold and wintery, North Pole related reading prompts the final being to read a Polar Fantasy! This year we are making our way through a snow filled valley. You can choose any path you like, and even double up on prompts as long as they are linked.

There is a maximum or 5 prompts to be read over the week, but this year you can double up if need be or even go on some detours if you can fit in some more. There is usually lots of encouragement and chat on the twitter @polarthon . All in all its a fun way to spend the week on magical snow filled journey’s especially as it is so cold again here in the UK.


I am taking the most direct path through the Valley and heading straight down the middle of the map. This is purely because I have so many books that fit into these prompts, that it made it easy to choose.

I have already given a little sneak peak to a couple of the books I will be reading but here I will specify which prompts these will be for.

Spinning Silver
Naomi Novik

I am adoring Novik’s Temeraire series but haven’t picked up any of her retelling yet. This is a retelling or Rumplestiltskin. I think this one would be perfect for this readathon especially with the Russian folklore influence.

Northern Lights
Philip Pullman

I spoke about this in my Feb TBR post. This will be a re-read for me but it has been well over a decade since I last tackled this series. I do have the prequels sitting on my shelves though and I would like to re-visit the world before I read them!

The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club
Alex Bell

This just seems like so much fun. I enjoy reading a middle grade now and again especially if they promise a charming story filled with adventure, which this one seems to promise.

A Shiver of Snow and Sky 
Lisa Lueddecke

This was another one I had on my Full February TBR. I have had this one on my shelf for some time after it was recommended by my local bookseller. It was a bit of an impulse purchase that I then didn’t pick up. I needed a book with a snowy setting so this seemed perfect!

Katherine Orton

This is the Middlegrade monthly book of the month for February and seeing as it is a polar fantasy for the occasion and that it was available as an ebook from my library I thought why not join in the fun of the group read? I am going in somewhat blind with only a quick look at the blurb which seems like it might be quite a fun yet emotional read.

So that is my TBR for the week of Polarthon! Are you participating? What is on your TBR? Are you reading any of the same books? If you would like to buddy read please let me know. I would love to chat all things bookish with you! You can comment down below or find me on Twitter or Goodreads!

Happy Reading!

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