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September and A-YEAR-A-THON TBR!

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Hi again!

I hope you are all doing well and that you all have a towering stack of books prepared for the month!

Considering that I am trying to tiptoe back into things, I decided that the best course of action was to center my TBR for the month around a readathon. I am very goal oriented and I hope this will help me succeed in staying focused whilst also aiding in easing back into the swing of things.

I also tried to set a realistic and simple goal just to kick things off because I plan to do full reviews on most of the books I’ve set aside for this month!

With all of that being said, lets jump into the TBR!


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September’s theme for the Year-A-Thon is “New Beginnings”. Though there are sub challenges within this concept, the main focus is to choose books that are either the first in a series and/or books written by new to you authors. For my TBR I’ve chosen books that meet either of these concepts or in some cases, both.

The specific reading challenges for September are:

  1. To read a book that features a birthday or an anniversary.
  2. To read a book that’s title is five words OR five letters total.
  3. To read a book that’s last page contains a “five” in the page number.
  4. To read a book that has strong relationships/takes place in the woods. 

I struggled a little bit to compile a list of books for this challenge. When I saw the theme I immediately thought of a lot of books that would work but the sub challenges really made it hard to nail down a specific list.

However, my picks are:

  1. Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott
  2. Bloom by Kevin Panetta
  3. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  4. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

I picked Five Feet Apart for the first challenge because I know that one of the main characters, Will has a birthday during the events of the story. Though the story itself does not revolve or spiral from his birthday occurring and is in fact minuscule in the novel, it fits the criteria nonetheless. I really enjoyed seeing this movie and it brought back a lot of tfios feels and just makes me all the more excited to delve into this read.

Bloom is by far the book that I am most excited to read this month. It is a graphic novel and the artwork is absolutely beautiful and the color scheme is a bluish teal color that really helps set the tone for the story. This is also a LGBTQ+ read and it’s been awhile since I’ve read a young love, easy going contemporary and I am really looking forward to reading it.

I bought Strange the Dreamer THE DAY that it came out. I loved the premise and the cover and even ordered the UK edition just to get the “prettier cover”. For whatever reason, somehow I still have not gotten around to reading it. Not only will this be the first book I’ve read of Laini Taylor’s BUT it is also the first book in this duology. I have both books in this series and if I get through everything on my list this month I hope to pick up the second book, Muse of Nightmares.

The last book that I chose for this readathon may come as a shock to most. I feel like I am the very last person to get around to reading A Court of Thorns and Roses. I have the first three books in this series and I have been meaning to pick it up for years but somehow something else always got pushed to the top of the list over it and so on. I am really hoping that this will finally be the time that I crack it open and get to read it.


Now, even if I do not successfully finish all four of these books for the readathon itself, these are still the main books for my TBR this month.

However,

I do still have a few things that I am in the middle of that I need to wrap up this month.

Those being,

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon, the fourth book in the Outlander series.

I have been very, very slowly working my way through this series and I am on page 572 of 850 and would love to be able to knock this one out this month.

Next is, War Storm by Victoria Aveyard. The Red Queen series is by far my favorite YA book series and really holds a special place in my heart because it was the book that made me want to start a blog. I’ve put off reading this one because it is the final installment in this series and throughout this journey the author has broken my heart a million times but I am still not prepared to see how it all comes to a close. I have successfully avoided spoilers and have taken my sweet time moving through it but I am currently on page 177 of 662 and I really, REALLY would love to push through and finish it before October.

And lastly, I would like to finish Ashes in the Snow by Ruta Sepetys this month. I started this book and honestly I am completely in love with this book but it is very heavy material and I needed to decompress and take a break from it. I am halfway through it and would love to finish it up and do a comprehensive review on it this month.


Well, that’s everything I am hoping to pick up this month.

What are you currently reading? What are you planning on reading this month? Have you decided to be ambitious or do you just have a few things you’re wanting to get to? Are you planning on participating in any readathons? Leave a comment and let me know!

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Escaping the Slump. Finally.

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Greetings all life forms!

It’s been an ENTIRE two years which is absolutely praposterious to comprehend.

My hiatus began with a “break” from blogging. I was feeling overwhelmed and uninspired and was feeling a lot of pressure to keep up with content and decided the best course of action would be to decompress and take some time to breathe.

Though I walked away from blogging I was still reading a ton and had a lot of reviews lined up……and well…. I obviously didn’t get around to them. Life hit hard and college hit harder and the time for writing never really came around. And then, my reading slowed down, A LOT. I fell into the perpetual state of what is known as the “book slump”. And it was the absolute worst. But I successfully battled through and have been reading again! Even though I have a gigantic list of books that I cannot wait to get through and I have a million ideas for blog posts….I’m trying to slow down and take it day by day so I don’t end up burning out again.

However. Point of the matter is, I’ve been trying to jump back into things.

I am currently in the middle of two novels and a graphic novel and hope to tie up all three very soon AND if everything pans out I hope to be writing reviews for all three. And if that’s not enough to be excited about, I am also planning on participating in a couple of readathons!

Stay tuned for my TBR for September!


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Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel

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Goodreads Synopsis

This is author Julie Israel’s first book which just came out this past May. It’s still relatively new but I haven’t heard anyone talking about it until recently. I myself picked it up because it was the 2017 Booktubeathon “book club” pick. I unfortunately was unable to finish it by the time the Booktubeathon ended, but I have been reading it since. Since I wasn’t under the pressure of the Booktubeathon anymore, I decided to take my time with this a recuperate a little bit from all the constant reading I did in that week.


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Honestly, I’m finding it hard to nail down my feelings towards this book. I was absolutely in love with it for the first half of the book. And then, the other half happened AND THE “ENDING”.

It’s hard for me to distinguish my feelings I have for the entire book and judge the book as a whole, rather than getting caught up in how much I hated the ending and how I felt walking away from the book.

I’m holding out hope that maybe my copy was just missing some pages. I’m just unsure how someone let it get published the way it is. I’m sorry but you can not have a mystery going on the entire book, literally from the very start of the novel and not reveal it in the end. It’s unfinished. I closed the book angry. Some times endings disappoint me, but this took that to a whole new level because there was no ending to judge; it was nonexistent. I, as the reader, was left in the exact some place I was when I started reading. The author gave me none of the answers we were searching for through the duration of the novel.

We follow Juniper on this big quest and search for closure. Although the author still found a way to give our main character closure, she left the reader none.

Right around the halfway mark, the book started to get really slow. Which happens a lot. But, I didn’t appreciate that in the last quarter of the book, everything happened at once. I feel like all of the events that happened all at once in the end could’ve been spread out through those really slow parts to help the novel flow better. In the end I was really overwhelmed because again, everything happened at once. None of the real conflict in the story happened until towards the end and I felt bombarded with all of this information. Whereas, the middle of the book was pretty boring because nothing was happening. I really wish events could’ve been spread out.

To my knowledge, this is a standalone and there will not be a continuation to Juniper’s story. Which saddens me, because again, we didn’t get the answers we were searching for. But, if I’m being honest, even if there was a sequel, I’m not sure I would pick it up; I would be too worried that the author wouldn’t be able to finish the story yet again.

In the end, I wish I had liked this more, I really wanted to but I just had too many problems with it and in my opinion, this isn’t a finished novel.


The remainder of this review is going to contain SPOILERS. So, if you have not read Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index, and do not wish to be spoiled, please go read it and then come back so we can discuss together!

Let’s begin the review!


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I am going to try not to focus of the end right now and go ahead a start with what I did actually enjoy about this book and then I am going to get to the things I wasn’t thrilled about.

I loved Juniper as a character. I enjoyed being in her headspace. I found her very interesting and unique. She was a very real and very relatable character.

I think the concept of the Happiness Index is so fun. It would be a really cool thing to do and to keep up with. I really loved that the design of the book was told by how many days it had been since Cami’s death. It was another way to implement the index cards into the book and I really enjoyed that.

I liked that although we never got to see Camilla in actuality, we got so much back story on her and she felt very real even though we as readers never got to see her. I thought she was really interesting and awesome. It was amazing that the author was able to “bring her to life” even though she had passed before the book started.

The whole book was like a scavenger hunt which was so fun. We got little tidbits of information at almost every corner and we were going through the same exact emotions and disparity to find the truth as Juniper was.

Although we didn’t dive too deeply into our side characters that much, I did enjoy the cast. Brand was by far my favorite but I also really enjoyed Kody.

Now let’s get to what I didn’t like.

I didn’t like the relationship between Juniper and her parents. I get that they were all dealing with Cami’s death in their own, different ways, but still. Anything there was any interaction between them I wanted to scream at her parents that they had another child and that they were pushing her away and going to end up losing her in a different way than they did their first child, which in my opinion, is just as tragic.

I didn’t like Nate. I didn’t enjoy his character. Any time he was on the page it felt forced, like the author really had to try to fit him into the story. And, I hated that he was the one the had Juniper’s missing index card. That again, felt forced. Also, the missing index card was another mystery that we were trying to solve from the very beginning and we finally got the answer and that moment was so anticlimactic.

Another thing that felt forced was the fight with Brand. It was honestly really stupid and the way it was written, you knew it was going to be fixed within the next 30 pages. I found it unnecessary and predictable.

So many things were left feeling unfinished for me. We would get some information and we would dwell on it for a good 20 pages or so and then it would be off to something else and that topic wouldn’t really get revisited. I hated how everything wrapped up. This had so much potential and I think the author was just trying to make too much happen in these pages that overall, it felt rushed and incomplete.


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My favorite part started on page 317. I loved  the wall that Juniper put together on 3 Hall with all of her Camilla prints and secrets she had collected. It was a really touching moment. All of her friends came back and helped her with it and it meant so much to her mom and it was just really, really sweet.


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My favorite quote takes place on pages 299 and 300. They were spoken by Juniper’s dad and I found his words really touching.

“I know you and Camilla weren’t … on great terms at the time of the accident. And I admire that you’ve done so much for those around you since then– I’m proud of your club work and volunteering. But… you can’t just throw yourself at causes in the hopes that they’ll make up for something you can’t fix. It isn’t fair. If you hold yourself to a standard you can never attain, what can the pressure do but build until you blow a gasket? I’m just glad you didn’t hurt yourself of suffer some kind of breakdown”


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And those were all my thoughts and feels on Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index

What did you think about this book? Who was your favorite character? What did you think about the ending? Would you be open to reading anything else Julie Israel writes in the future? Any quotes that really resonated with you?

ALSO, since we weren’t told who the mysterious You was, who do you think it was?

(I personally believe that it was Juniper’s English teacher)

Leave me a comment with all your thoughts and feels!


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August TBR 2017!

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I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to read this month. I’ve kept trying to form a cohesive pile of books and I just don’t know what I want to read. I think I’ve put together an alright pile but I don’t know what will end up happening. I’ve just picked up some things that I’ve been eyeballing lately so I am hoping that I’ll get to them.

We will see though.

I don’t like to give myself too much in my monthly TBR. It overwhelms me and makes me less productive throughout the month so I try to just set myself a book a week and if I surpass that it makes me really happy.

I’m also thinking about participating in my own little 24 hour readathon just because I am a hundred times more productive when there’s a readathon going on and I’ve been reading a lot lately and I want to keep it up. My TBR for that will not be included in this post just because I’m not sure when I’m going to set that challenge for myself and what I read for it will depend how much I read before that and what I want to pick up in that moment.

So, without further ado, let’s get to my August TBR!


Image result for tbrFirst up on my list is to finish Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel.

Image result for juniper lemons happiness index ukI am currently 30 pages into this. I am really enjoying it so far and I’m really intrigued to see where the story will go. I really wanted to finish this before July ended and I sadly didn’t get around to it :/

However, I have roughly 306 pages left. Which shouldn’t take me long once I sit down and actually concentrate on finishing it.

 

IF ONLY I COULD STOP GETTING DISTRACTED BY WATCHING HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 


Next, is the book I am most excited to read this month. Which is, Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor!

Image result for strange the dreamer I just bought it and I got the beautiful UK edition. I’ve been wanting to read it ever since I heard about it and it has actually been recommended to me on several lists because of some of my favorite books. I’m just super excited to read this.

It is a huge book though and I know that the majority of my reading month will be dedicated to this book.

 

 


After that, I plan to pick up A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro.

Image result for a study in charlotteI’ve had this on my shelf FOREVER. Seriously. Forever. Which really upsets me because I was so excited when I bought it and I just never got around to it. I just recently picked up the sequel so I think it would be really nice to just back to back them.

Plus, JUST LOOK AT THIS COVER, I LOVE IT!

 

 


As I said, I’d also like to read the sequel as well this month. Which is, The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro.

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I just recently picked this one up and honestly, it’s what has been pushing me to pick up the series. I just see them sitting on my shelf together and I WANT TO READ THEM SO BADLY.

(Plus August is in the title so I think it would be perfect to get to it whilst it’s August)

And again, THE COVER!

 


Which brings me to my last book; Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan.

Image result for two boys kissing goodreadsI am adding this book even though that would be book number five. BUT, I’m adding it for two reasons. First being that I’ve already started my first book of the month and it’s a carry over from last month AND this is super, super short. David Levithan’s books are always really short and I zoom through them.

I’m also exicited for this because Boy Meets Boy is one of my absolute favorite contemporaries.

 


Well, that’s everything I am hoping to pick up this month.

What are you currently reading? What are you planning on reading this month? Have you decided to be ambitious or do you just have a few things you’re wanting to get to? Are you planning on participating in any readathons? Leave a comment and let me know!

If you’d like to know what I read in July, click HERE!


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July and Booktubeathon Wrap-Up 2017!

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I am actually incredibly pleased with how much I read this month. I read a lot more than I planned on and picked up some really great books!

I also really enjoyed what I read this month. I only had one really “disappointing” read and even that wasn’t terrible and I’ve been reading a graphic novel series that I’m not that into. But other than that, everything was fantastic.

I completely forgot that Booktubeathon was taking place this month and I ended up compiling a TBR and participating last minute. I am so glad that I participated. It pushed me to read a lot and brought my monthly total up substantially. Plus, I had to redeem myself from how badly I failed last year 😂

Let’s start talking about what I read this month!


Image result for monthly wrap up what I read The first thing I read this month was, Saga issue #43 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples.

Image result for saga issue 43This is the first issue of what will be the eighth volume of this comic. This is my favorite comic series and I will continue to read it for as long as it continues to be released. I love it so much even if it does depress me. This wasn’t the best issue, it was kind of a slow start but it is the first issue in a new volume so it’s understandable. I’m really saddened by what’s taking place in the story right now and I hope that it gets better very fast.

 

 

I gave this comic:

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Then, I picked up the absolute masterpiece that is, Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare.

Image result for lord of shadows goodreadsI loved it so much. This is now my second favorite Shadowhunter book, only topped by Clockwork Princess. It was absolutely amazing. Beautiful and heartbreaking and so, so magical. Cassandra Clare really out did herself with this one and I’m in love with it. My heart is shattered. But that’s alright. I’ll be okay. IF ONLY I DIDN’T HAVE TO WAIT LITERALLY FOREVER TO SEE HOW IT ALL WRAPS UP! UGHHHHHHHHHH

 

This was my favorite read of the month!

I gave this book:

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If you’d like to read my review for Lord of Shadows, click HERE!


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Then, the Booktubeathon started!!

The first book that I read for the readathon was, Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson.

Image result for peaches jodi lynn andersonI was so excited to read this. I picked it up just because of Jodi Lynn Anderson. She wrote one of my absolute favorite books, Tiger Lily so I’ve been wanting to read the other things that she has written in hopes that I’d love them just as much. Though this wasn’t on the same level for me as Tiger Lily, it was still very good. I loved the characters, the premise, the setting and once again, Jodi Lynn Andersons writing really stood out to me. It was a very cute and enjoyable read.

 

This ended up counting for the sixth challenge, which was to read a book you bought because of the cover. Now, I’m sure you’re looking at the picture above and wondering why that is so I’m going to explain myself a little bit; I really wanted the hardcover editions for this book so that the covers would look great together and would match. Therefore, I bought this specific book because of the cover.

I gave this book:

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If you’d like to read my review of Peaches, click HERE!


Then, I picked up the second book in the Peaches trilogy, The Secrets of Peaches.

Image result for the secrets of peaches eaches jodi lynn andersonThis was the book that kind of let me down. I was really excited to continue the series because of how much I loved and enjoyed the first one and this just wasn’t as good. It lacked all of the things I loved about the first book and honestly, if it weren’t for the names telling me that these characters were the same people, I’d tell you that they weren’t apart of the same series at all. I didn’t really like it. The characters that I had come to love disappointed me and overall, it just wasn’t as enjoyable of a read. It wasn’t a terrible book but when I compared it to the first, I just felt let down.

 

Although I read this during the readathon, it didn’t count towards any challenges. I read it because it helps me to read small duologies or trilogies during readathons because I don’t have to worry about jumping from world to world as much and once I’m into a series I find it very hard to put it down.

I gave this book:

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And then, I finished off the Peaches trilogy with the final book, Love and Peaches.

Image result for love and peaches jodi lynn andersonEven though the second book disappointed me, I tried not to go into this with a negative attitude because I did really love the first one and I wanted to give this a fair shot. And I’m glad I did. This one wasn’t as good as the first but didn’t let me down like the second. I was happy with our characters again and loved where the story went and it brought back a lot of what I loved so much in book one that I missed in book two. It was a little predictable and was a shorter than the other two but it was a great conclusion to the series and I was really happy with where our characters ended up.

I’m counting this one for challenge number 3 which was to finish a book in a day. I actually have a few books that could’ve counted for this challenge BUT when I read this one I forced myself to push through and finish it in a day because I wanted to tick this challenge off.

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After that, I decided I wanted to pick up a short and easy read, which was Scott Pilgrim Volume 3, Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness by Bryan Lee O’Malley.

Image result for scott pilgrim and the infinite sadnessI’ve come to the conclusion that this series just isn’t my thing. It’s really not bad but I just don’t like it. I enjoy reading them between books as a sort of diffuser to help me take a bit of a break before picking up another novel but that’s all it does for me. I find it hard to follow the story and to differentiate between characters. I always have to really push myself through the last quarter or so of the book because at that point I’m bored and lost. I wish I liked them more, I know lot’s of people do and I see why, it’s just truly not my cup of tea.

This ended up counting for not only one challenge, but two challenges. Which was challenge 1, read a book with a person on the cover. And, challenge 4, read a book about a character that is very different from you BECAUSE, for one, I’m not Canadian and secondly, I’m not a drawn character and thirdly, my world is in color. All are valid reasons and therefore I count it for the challenge.

I gave this book:

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Then, the book order I was waiting on finally arrived. BUT, it came at nearly 5:30 pm on Saturday. Which didn’t leave me a lot of time to read the books I was waiting for the entire week. But, I immediately started reading the book I was most excited for in that order, which was  An Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld by Cassandra Clare and illustrated by Cassandra Jean.

Image result for an illustrated history of shadowhuntersThis was SO STUNNING AND BEAUTIFUL. I loved it so much I am so happy that I bought it. Every fan of this series should own it. It made me so happy. I enjoyed all of the little bios and I learned some new things about my favorite characters. And above all, the artwork was jaw dropping. This is one of the most gorgeous books I have ever seen and I loved it. I finished it within an hour and loved every page. My only complaint is that I really, really wish that Kit was in it seeing as he is one of my favorite characters.

 

I’m counting this towards challenge number 5, read a book completely outdoors. I chose this for this challenge just because it was short to be completely honest with you guys. I don’t like to go outside, especially in the summer, and I really don’t like to read outside. I must have the favorite blood type of mosquitos; they are drawn to me like a magnet and therefore anything I do outside kinda sucks. But I did it, I completed the challenge. This also counted for challenge number 2, read a hyped book. Anything surrounding Cassandra Clare and the Shadowhunter world is incredibly hyped and this was no exception.

I gave this book:

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After that, I picked up Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan.

Image result for love is the higher lawI bought this just because it was written by David Levithan. I knew nothing about it when I picked it up and bought it. The edition I bought didn’t have a synopsis on it, this was a complete author buy. But, I am so glad that I picked this up and honestly I’m really glad that I didn’t know anything about it going into it. If I really paid attention to the cover and thought about it, I could’ve figured out that this was a 9/11 book but I didn’t and went in oblivious. This was a really great book and I’m glad I read it. I didn’t expect to be so invested in it; I read it in one sitting and loved it.

This book didn’t count towards any challenges, I picked it up during the readathon just because it was the end of day 6 and I wanted to bump up both the number of books read and my page count. I knew I could finish this quickly because it was under 200 pages and it ended up being the perfect thing to read during a readathon and I ended up really loving it as well.

I gave this book:

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If you’d like to read my Goodreads review for this book, click HERE!


And that brings me to the final book, Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel.

Image result for juniper lemon's happiness indexI haven’t finished this book yet, but I am 30 pages in and those 30 pages were read before the readathon ended so I wanted to mention it. I’m really sad that I didn’t get this read during the readathon because it was the Booktubeathon “book club” pick. But sadly, it just didn’t arrive in time for me to finish it before the readathon ended. If I hadn’t had such a busy day Sunday and had had the time to read it then I may have come close, but I know I wouldn’t have finished it. I was reading this for the challenge of reading seven books, which was the only challenge I didn’t complete.


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In conclusion, I read 1 comic, 1 graphic novel, 6 books and got 30 pages into a seventh. I’m very pleased with how much I read and although I didn’t quite succeed my readathon goals, I came really, really close.

Complete monthly page count: 2,216

Complete readathon page count: 1,486


And that’s everything I read in July!!

I’d love to know everything you read this month! How many books did you finish? How many pages did you read? What was your favorite book that you read this month? Did you pick up any graphic novels or comics? Did you participate in any readathons? Leave a comment and let me know!!


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Booktubeathon 2017 Day 5 Update

5 days down, 2 days left, lots of pages read!

I can’t believe we’re already through day 5 of this readathon. I’m going to be sad when it ends. It’s been making me so productive in my reading life haha. Seriously though, it has.

It’s 11:35 pm right now, so actually there are 25 minutes or so left in this readathon day but I am SOOOOOO tired and there is no way I’m reading more before bed.

I hope everyone is still having fun, meeting their goals and reading oodles of words!


I got up around 10:30 ish. And, I started reading just before 11. Which I’m very happy with. I started Love and Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson. Which was the conclusion to the trilogy I’ve been reading all week. I held off starting it yesterday because I decided that I was going to try and let it count toward the challenge of finishing a book in a day. And, I SUCCEEDED. I read exactly half of the book this morning and it didn’t take me long. But, I then had to stop to do chores and such for the rest of the day and didn’t have a chance to pick it back up until 2 and a half hours or so ago. BUT, I did finish it all before midnight. And actually, I read it all within the span of about 12 hours. Which I am SUPER proud of.

My reading plan for tomorrow though, could go so, so many ways. I’m still waiting on my book order and tomorrow is the last day it can come before the readathon ends so I am praying to the Book Gods. But, if the books do not arrive, I have a few other books that I can pick up instead. But, we will have to see what ends up happening.

Tomorrow is going to be my last really dedicated reading day because I’m going to be out all day Sunday and I know that I won’t get any reading done. So, yeah. I’m really praying hard that my books come and that I am able to read a lot tomorrow.


And that’s a wrap on my update for the fifth day of the Booktubeathon!

Let me know down below what you’re currently reading and how your reading day went!


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Booktubeathon 2017 Day 4 Update

I’d just like to start this post off by saying that I am super sorry that I missed yesterday’s update. I spent the entire day out with my boyfriend and ended up not getting back until after midnight. I only read 20 pages so there was just no time nor reason to update. So again, I’m sorry.

But we are officially through the 4th day of the Booktubeathon! That’s so wild. This readathon is going by so fast.

It’s 1:27 in the morning which means it’s now day 5. Only a few more days left. I hope everyone is having a blast and reading lots!


So, as I said, I only read 20 pages Wednesday. I was on page 51 when I went to bed that night and I read two chapters bringing me to page 71 before I went out for the day. AT LEAST I READ SOMETHING.

And today, I woke up pretty late (as always) but immediately started reading. I shut myself in my room, away from all distractions because I was determined to finish that book today. WHICH I DID!!!! I read 226 pages of The Secrets of Peaches and finished it.

Which means I’ve completed two books in four days. Which in my opinion is not too shabby.

I was going to go ahead and start my next book Love and Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson today BUT I decided I was going to wait and try to read it in it’s entirety tomorrow to complete the challenge of finishing a book in a day. Really though, I just kept procrastinating starting it and then it got too late and so that is how I justified it. Oops.

Although I haven’t read as much as I thought I would’ve by this point, I’m still really happy with myself. I’ve read two books and have written a review all in the span of four days.

I’ve been able to read everyday and I’m having fun! Which at the end of it all, is what matters.


And that was my quick update for the fourth day of the Booktubeathon!

Let me know down below what you’re currently reading and how your reading day went!


Thank you so much for reading and I hope you keep visiting!!

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