Bank Holiday Weekend Reads

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With the bank holiday weekend coming up, I look at this weekend as a weekend of freedom for perhaps the first weekend of the year. I’ve been pretty bogged down by studying and exams whilst working full time too. That has meant that I haven’t had much time to read. Now admittedly, I have an exam on Saturday morning but after that, I am free to read for the rest of the weekend (and for two weeks after, yippee!).

But this isn’t just any weekend, this is our last bank holiday weekend in the UK until Christmas! So you bet I’m going to make the most of it and try to cram in as many books as possible and create a readathon for myself out of it. However, when you have just over 200 books like me, it’s a little difficult to read them all at once, so here’s my TBR for this bank holiday weekend!

1) Finish Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls. I started this on my train down to YALC on the last Thursday of July and I still haven’t finished it yet. This weekend, I am determined to have it on my read pile.

2) Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco. The third instalment to one of my favourite series in the world, Stalking Jack the Ripper. This is an ARC and comes out in September so the aim is to get this one read by the end of the weekend.

3) Damsel by Elana K. Arnold. I grabbed a copy of this at YALC in July which I am very much looking forward to. I don’t want to make the same errors I did last year when I ended up reading barely any of the books I picked up. This year, I want to have got through all of the 2018 release ARCs I grabbed from YALC and to have read half of my 2019 releases too!

I’m aiming for three books (technically 2.5 though) read this weekend. If I can, I’ll absolutely try and sneak in another one but we’ll see. I’m just looking forward to being able to read again for the next two weeks after my exam this weekend is done!

Do you have any plans to host your own readathon? What will you be reading this bank holiday weekend?

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