May means an new round of the Medieval-a-thon. And things have been shifted around a little this year. The Medieval-a-thon is a month long readathon that sets out a quest for readers to follow.
It is created by Holly Hearts Books, the Medieval-A-Thon runs from
May 1ST -31ST
and revolves around raising your status in the court, choosing a wardrobe and picking your weapons, and collecting faithful companions. It is a fairly relaxed readathon you can read as many or as few books as you wish, you can do all the promts or none at all. It is completely your choice. Again like other readathons it has an awesome community around it that makes it fun to participate and cheer eachother on.
To raise your status you just have to read books. There are no set prompts, you just need to read! which makes this probably one of the easiest readathons I have participated in. Everyone starts as a Prisioner as they have read no books and you can raise your way through the ranks with each books you finish
PRISONER – No Books
PEASANT – ONE BOOK
SQUIRE – TWO BOOKS
KNIGHT – THREE BOOKS
Noble – FOUR BOOKS
PRINCE/PRINCESS – FIVE BOOKS
KING/QUEEN- SIX BOOKS
Emperor/EMpEsress – 7 Books
I will naturally be aiming for the title of
I have a number of books to choose from in my May TBR Game so I wont be picking an new TBR but I am hoping to get all the books in that list finished which should take me above 7 books for the month.
A new catagory for this year you can choose what clothes your character is rocking around the kingdom in. I loved the look of the Rogue like outfit and love the idea or a Rogue Empress roving her empire and keeping it safe, very robin hood-esq.
This outfit requires you read a book with your favourite colour on the cover. For me that is either Purple or Teal and as I have a wealth of purple books I opted for Purple. I will be reading:
The Shadows Between Us
I received this from a Fairyloot box a few months ago in this glorious purple covered version. Judging from the blurb it also might give me some tips on how to raise to the rank of Empress!
What would a Rouge Empress be without her weapons? How would she defeat her neighsayers and save her people? Again there are a number of weapons to choose from but double wielding some kick-ass daggers really appeal to me.
This prompt is to start or finish a duology. I have a few duologies on my shelves so I had a number to choose from. I decided finsihign one would be a good thing for my TBR shelves. This also ended up as part of my TBR Game picks.
Shadow and Flame
I really really enjoyed the first in this duology, and I have been meaning to get to it for ages. It will be nice to tick off a completed series. I am hoping that it has a good conclusion.
We all need a little company. Again sticking with my Rougish Empress theme I have opted for two. A faithful Horse to weave my way around the Empire and a cunning Fox to spy on all my enemies.
The prompt to gain a horse is to read a tall hardcover. Again I have a wealth to choose from but this allowed me to squeeze in a book I have been just dying to read.
The City we Became
this is one of my most anticipated books of the year and I have just been itching to read it since it landed on my doorstep last month. I cant wait to read it as it just sounds so fascinating.
To gain a Fox you need to read a book with an Orange cover. Again I had a couple of books I could have picked up for this one. However, after reading one of the series for my O.W.Ls in April I had to revisit this world sooner rather than later.
I loved Equal rites, Pratchett’s humour and worldplay are just joyous. We own this stunning Gollancz Collectors library edition with its VERY orange cover which is just perfect for this prompt.
So that is my Medieval-a-thon TBR. I will be posting updates on Twitter, as part of my WWW wednesday posts and on my Instagram. I have also joined the Discord group so if youa re chatting there do say Hi.