I wasn’t planning on doing any readathons over the summer but there was no way that I could resist this perfect Sims-a-thon! Readathons have always been a great way to encourage me to read and I feel that now is a great time to take advantage of that motivation given my YALC (July) and Hugo Awards (August) reading lists. What better way to tackle these reading lists than combining my goals and my love of reading with my love for the Sims?!
I’ve never heard of the Sims-a-thon before but I saw Annemieke’s TBR for it and I loved how fun the readathon looked. Created by booktuber BiancaReads, the readathon allows readers to create a sim, a house, join a career and achieve Sims goals through the reading prompts provided. You can find out more about the readathon via the hosts booktube video.
As I’m going to be quite busy throughout June with work and uni work, I’ve tried to keep my Creation prompts to a minimum to allow me more room to play around with the live mode prompts. I’ve given myself 3 options for each selected prompt. For prompts not selected, such as Have a Baby and Get Married, I will mark them off if they appear in any of the other books I’ve read as I won’t have time to read a book per prompt and it adds in an element of surprise to see what experiences my sim gets to have. When it comes time to do my wrap-up, I might see what kind of Sim I can design that could match the reading life I built for them.
Create-a-Sim – Read a book that’s first in a series
Buy a house – Read a contemporary or a book set in our world
Get a job – Astronaut: Read a book set in space
Eat a cookie – Read a book under 200 pages
Pay your bills – Read your most recent purchase
Meet the Grim Reaper – Read a book featuring death
Take a bubble bath – Read a book over 400 pages
Have your birthday/Age up – Read an adult book
🌼 Make a friend: Read a book that features friendship
🌼 Get a promotion: Read a book that you think will be 5 stars
🌼 Fall in love: Read a book with a romance element
🌼 Get married: Read a book with an established couple
🌼 Have a baby: Read a book that features a child
🌼 Become a ghost: Read a spooky book
🌼 Have an affair: Read a book featuring a breakup
🌼 Woo hoo: Read a smutty book
Let me know if you’re planning on taking part in the Sims-a-thon too or, if not, what books are on your TBR for June