Newyearathon Annuncement & TBR 2023

The first readathon of the year for me will be the Newyearsathon. Like Readathin, I joined every year since 2018. It’s a great way to start a reading year with a readathon since I know from experience that some encouragement is needed. The hosts are Donna @ Momsbookcollection and Manda @ Mandathebibleo.

What is Newyearsathon?

This round will take place from the 1st to the 14th January, so we have an extra week this year. As I already said, the hosts are Donna and Manda and please go tell birthday to Donna because it was her birthday. You can find NewYearsathon on Twitter and Instagram! Donna and I also have a Discord called Next Chapter.

The Challenges are:


  • Title Begins With N

Goodreads Blurb:

Life in Hollywood is easy to hate…

According to Hollywood insiders, Harper and Brett Kennedy have the perfect family life—an image that has been carefully cultivated by an army of PR experts at Galaxy Studios. The truth is, their relationship has been on the rocks since Brett cheated when Harper was pregnant with their youngest child. Four years later, he’s still cheating, but this time with the nanny.

When the tabloids find out, a media frenzy ensues, all but making Harper and her kids prisoners in their Pacific Palisades mansion. Needing time out of the spotlight to regroup, Harper rents a cabin in the last place the press or anyone else would ever think to look for her—Gamble, Alaska.

There, she finds peace, solitude, and Digger McKenzie. Will the gruff lodge owner, who goes out of his way to make Harper feel like she doesn’t belong, realize he’s about to miss out on his one chance at happiness? Will Harper’s kids adjust to small-town life and heal from the chaos of their parents’ separation? Will Harper learn how to shoot a bear?

  • Reviewed Immediately After Finishing

I don’t know which read will be for the time being since I’m not the greatest at book reviewing.

  • Read a Gifted Book

A co-worker is lending me a book, and I think I will use that one for this one; however, I don’t know the title yet.

  • Write 3 Goals For January

I haven’t done any goals yet, so this is still to come.

  • Book You Meant to Read in 2022

Goodreads Blurb:

Would you marry a woman you hate for a life-changing inheritance?
Monica’s business has been hit hard by a global recession, her ex-girlfriend is selling the house out from under her, and the hot handy ma’am, Ray, who was hired to fix up the place, turns out to be the most annoying woman on the planet. Could things get any worse?
All Ray wants is to finish her job and say adios to the world’s most high-maintenance client. But after being mistaken for Monica’s girlfriend, how can Ray walk away when going along with the charade would grant an old lady her dying wish? It’s not like Ray intended to be so charming that Monica’s grandmother would rewrite her will.
Now the unlikely couple stands to inherit a vineyard in rural New England and a heap of cash large enough to change both their lives. The only hitch? They have to get hitched. And since Monica is a professional wedding blogger, they’ll have to make it the wedding of the century while convincing two million followers they’re madly in love.
No problem, aside from the simple fact that they can’t stand each other. There’s a good chance the whole thing could end in disaster, but is it possible these enemies might find true love along the way?

  • Complete 2 Goals
  • Title Includes a Number

Goodreads Blurb:

nce again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad’s career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is, she’s a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only company she keeps these days is the dead who follow Dad home from work. She can see them. She can speak to them. And Fate seems to think she can help them solve their last problems so that they can move on to the other side. Which is odd, because with the loss of her mother and her father’s alcoholism, she’s got enough problems of her own.

But nothing could prepare her for the next tormented young spirit who darkens Riley’s door. The young woman’s death wasn’t the accident everyone believes. Soon Riley finds herself face-to-face with the killer and her only protection comes in the form of another spirit, Hayden, a boy her age with a heart-melting smile and understanding eyes that make her feel safe. If she can escape becoming the killer’s next victim, Riley knows she’ll have to help Hayden move on too, but what if she can’t let him go? 

  • First Read of 2023

Goodreads Blurb:

Lila needs to pay her soul-crushing debt. Pierre needs a wife. Maybe they can help each other.

Once she finishes these renovations, Lila can finally sell her money pit and get back on her feet. But on box store wages, that’ll take decades. Then her friend Pierre proposes the perfect solution: he needs a green card. If Lila marries him, he’ll pay for the job.

One problem: who is going to believe the gorgeous, brilliant investment banker fell for little Lila? Everyone, if they have any say. Not even their closest friends can suspect the truth. Lila fakes the walk of shame, feigns shock at Pierre’s staged public proposal, and plans their wedding with a single-minded determination rivaled only by her Yorkie begging for treats.

Their fake relationship is so perfect, Lila starts to wish it was real. Then Pierre’s brother drops a bombshell: they are royalty, princes to a tiny island nation, and Lila isn’t princess material. Now, instead of studs and sandpaper, Lila finds herself worrying about titles and tiaras. Will she get her happily ever after, or will Lila’s prince decide she’s not so charming after all?

  • Book with Yellow or Gold on the Cover

Goodreads Blurb:

Six months into her stay with her foster parents, Katie Parker is finally adjusting to her new family. But when a tornado rips through the town of In Between, nothing is ever the same. When her foster mom, Millie, is diagnosed with cancer, Katie begins to doubt if God really does care. What will happen to Katie? Could she possibly have to leave In Between and the family she’s come to depend on? Things spiral even further out of control when Katie juggles a malfunctioning best friend, Spring Break plans, and holding the attention of her own Prince Charming. It’s going to take more than a glass slipper and some fairy dust to fix Katie’s problems. But will help come in time?

Instagram Prompts:

  1. NewYearsathon TBR
  2. 2023 Resolutions
  3. Winter TBR
  4. Spell Your Name
  5. Top Reads of 2022
  6. January Goals
  7. 2022 Leftovers
  8. #ShelfieSunday
  9. New Hobby
  10. First Read of 2023
  11. Yellow and Gold
  12. 2023 Sequels
  13. Books and Beverages
  14. Wrap Up

Social Media Links:

Newyearathon Twitter 

Newyearathon Next Chapters Discord



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