Merlin Read-a-thon TBR – 2021

In my last post I mentioned that I was in a bit of a reading slump and that I wanted to get involved with some more read-a-thons, and then as if by chance I discovered the perfect read-a-thon. Merlin is one of my comfort shows. I’m obsessed these characters and their adventures and you’ll regularly find me re-watching watching my favourite moments, except for the final episode as I don’t think I’ve yet to emotionally recover from the heartbreak.

I loved the show so much that I remember seeing an advert in the paper for Birmingham Comic Con where some of the knights (Percival, Mordred, Leon, and my one true love Gwaine) would be attending. This was a sign, so a friend and I booked tickets and travelled up to Birmingham to meet them! I’ve still got all their autographs, photos and the memory of our conversation that still makes me cringe a little, but nevertheless it’s a day I will never forget!

The read-a-long will run from 1st-15th August and is kindly hosted by Kat, Emily, Ro, Tazmyn and Kay, and if you’re interested in joining in with all the fun then be sure to check out the announcement video and Twitter page. The aim of the read-a-thon is to work through levels of wizardry by reading your way through different reading quests. There’s so much choice with theses prompts so you’re able to create and customise your own experience, and I just love how detailed and thoughtful each prompt is, it’s so creative!

I’m very much a mood reader so it’s possible that my TBR will change in the next couple of weeks but I thought it was best to go into this read-a-thon with some sort of plan! Let me know in the comments if you’re doing this read-a-thon and what’s on your TBR!


You come across a royal ass who challenges you to your first fight! To come out unscathed read an authors debut

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong. This book has appeared on many of my monthly TBR’s and I think it’s about time that I finally ticked it off my list!

To win the tournament you must defeat a cheating opponent, read a book with a snake on the cover

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin. I swear I must be the only person in the blogging community who hasn’t read this book yet! I already know that this book is going to be one of my favourites of the year, and I think it’s just it’s size that keeps putting me off! I also keep seeing loads of incredible fan art and everyone’s excitement for God & Monsters has given me that extra push to start reading!

Gwaine is in trouble at the local tavern. Be a good friend and help him out. Read a book featuring friendship

The House on the Cerulean Sea by T.J Klune. Another popular book I still haven’t read! I don’t think I’ve yet to read a bad review so it’s fair to say that I’m going into this book with high expectations! Loads of you have recommended this book to me so I’m pretty confident that it’s going to be love at first page!

You have found the sword in the stone! To claim it and finish your quest, read a five star prediction

Ariadne by Jennifer Saint or Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber. I’ve been so excited to dive into both of these books and now is the perfect time to sit down and enjoy them!

6 TV Shows I’m Currently Loving

I’ve fallen into the trap of getting addicted to new TV shows right in the middle of exams which means that I’m having to fight off the temptation of watching yet another episode instead of revision. So far I’ve been somewhat successful and they are being used as rewards for days of revision! I thought I would share what I’m currently watching and possibly persuade those reading this to start watching them too!

  1. Gossip Girl – This is new addition to my list of favourite TV shows and was recommended to watch this by one of my work colleagues! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to watch this series but I’m already in love with it’s characters and storyline so much so that I have finished season 1,2 and 3 about to start season 4…plus it’s so dramatic and who doesn’t love a bit of drama!
  2. Reign – I started this series off and I instantly fell in love with it as it filled my medievil tv series void which was recently filled by Merlin but now all this series is doing is breaking my heart, so I recommend that you prepare yourself before diving into it! Reign follows the story of Mary Queen of Scotts and her life at French court which is filled with romance, drama and fierce foes.
  3. Merlin – A very old TV show but it’s always been one of my favourites which managed to ruin my christmas and break my heart. Despite it’s ending though, I’m in love with all the characters (Gwaine especially) and it’s such an enjoyable and adventurous storyline. If you haven’t yet watched it I highly recommend that you do and I can guarantee that you will be hooked!
  4. Game of Thrones – Season 6 has seriously started off with a bang and I can’t believe that we’re nearing the end!? Why?! I am loving all the storylines but every time I watch it I am petrified that my favourite character will be killed off! This series is packed full of action and I love that we have no idea where each of our characters storylines are going to end up!
  5. Pretty Little Liars – I have to admit last season was a bit of a let down and I feel that it’s getting a bit repetitive and ridiculous. But that doesn’t stop me from watching till the end. Bring on season 7!
  6. The Shannara Chronicles – I think Eleanor and I can agree that this is one of the best TV series we have watched this year as it was everything we wanted, it was filled with adventure, magic and a good looking cast! When I found out it was adapted from a book series, I was even more excited and it’s on my TBR list this summer.

What’s some of your favourite TV shows? And I would love to know if you share any of my favourites!