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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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Booktubeathon TBR 2017!

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It’s Booktubeathon time again!

I completely forgot that the Booktubeathon would be taking place this month and therefore I have no game plan for it. Not a complete plan anyway haha. But, I am very excited to be participating yet again and I hope that I will be way more successful than I was last year….because uhhh I decided that I would take a “break” from reading and watch Harry Potter….and that turned into a Harry Potter marathon….oops.

So, I am going to strive to be a lot more successful this time around. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to complete all the challenges, however, my main goal is just to spend the week reading and read as much as I can.


Also, because I don’t have a complete plan and I want to keep up with my reading and keep myself motivated for the week, I’m planning on doing daily updates! Just a small post everyday of the readathon to let you know how many pages I’ve read and what books I picked up and just an overall rundown of my reading day! I’m really excited to try it out and if it works or if I really like it then it may be something that I do for future readathons.


I’ll be linking the official Booktubeathon announcement and official challenges video below if you’d like to check those out! Please let me know if you’re planning on participating and what you’re planning on reading for the week!


The way I’m going to set this post up is going to be a little different. First I’m going to share all of the challenges and then I’m going to share what I’m actually planning on reading for the week and then wrap up by linking the official Booktubeathon info.

I’d also like to mention that because of when this readathon will be taking place, there will only be one more day in July after it is finished. And therefore, my wrap-up for this readathon will be apart of my usual monthly wrap-up.

So, without further ado, lets talk about the challenges!


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I’m actually not the biggest fan of this years challenges. I think that all the previous years have had much, much better challenges. But, that’s okay; I’m still going to try and complete them.

The 2017 Booktubeathon challenges are as follows.

Challenge 1:

Read a book with a person of the cover

Challenge 2:

Read a hyped book

Challenge 3:

Finish a book in a day

Challenge 4:

Read about a character that is very different from you

Challenge 5:

Finish a book completely outdoors

Challenge 6:

Read a book you bought because of the cover

Challenge 7:

Read seven books


Image result for tbr Now, as I said above, I don’t have a completely nailed down game plan for this readathon. I’m going to do my best to complete all the challenges, however, I’m not going to be going about that the “traditional” way. I’m pretty much just going to read as much as I can by reading what I want, by picking up whatever books I feel like throughout the week and hopefully tick off all the challenges in doing so.

Let’s start by talking about what I’m for sure planning on picking up and then I’ll let you know some of the things I’m contemplating reading after I finish those.

First, I will DEFINETELY FOR SURE, be picking up Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson. I’ve really been wanting to read this book for awhile now and after Lord of Shadows, I am in desperate need of a light and easy contemporary. I’m also wanting to pick this up because I think that for readathons, it is a really good idea to pick up a smaller duology or trilogy. It’s easier to push through multiple books at a time if they’re apart of the same series because you don’t have to jump from world to world and it gives you a set number of books to get through instead of trying to just find a stack of random books on your shelf. So, in saying that, Peaches in apart of a trilogy and I will therefore be picking up the second and third books, The Secrets of Peaches and Love and Peaches.

I am also planning on picking up Scott Pilgrim Vol. 3: Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness by Bryan Lee O’Malley. I figured this would be a really fast and easy read to knock out during a readathon and I’m still slowly working through this series.

And the last thing that I’m for sure planning on picking up is Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel. This is the official Booktubeathon pick. This is the first time that there’s been a “book club” pick if you will. I’m really excited that this idea is being introduced this year. But, I sadly don’t actually have this book in my possession yet. I ordered it last week, however, I ordered from Book Depository, and although Book Depository is amazing and I love them, it takes forever to receive your books. I’m really hoping that I’ll receive it sometime through the week and that when I do get it, I’ll have time to read it or at least start it.

That’s all I’m for sure planning on picking up. And if I get through all of those, then I have a couple of things that I’m going to throw in to try and accomplish all the challenges and to have a total of 7 books.

In the order I placed with Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index in it, I also ordered An Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld by Cassandra Clare and Illustrated by Cassandra Jean. I CAN NOT WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON THIS BOOK. I’m so excited for it and I will probably read it as soon as I get it. So, if my order gets here in time, this will definitely be read for the readathon.

And, I’m pretty much just going to pick up whatever else I feel like for the rest of the week.


Here’s all the Booktubeathon official info and challenges if you need to know more about the readathon or if you’re thinking about participating!


And that’s all for my Booktubeathon 2017 TBR! I’m really hoping that I’ll be more successful this time around and that I’ll be able to get through all the challenges. However, I am remaining pretty laid back with my TBR and I really don’t know what I’ll end up reading by the end of the week. If you’re going to be participating, please let me know and share with me what you’re wanting to read this week whether you’ll be participating or not!


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July TBR 2017!

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I have a really brief TBR for this month. I don’t want to put too many things on my list because I didn’t get to everything I wanted to last month. Also, I’m wanting to conquer quite a huge book so I really don’t want to put too much on my plate.

I have a list of three single issue comics, one book and a few possibilities if I’m able to finish what I want to.

So, let’s get to my July TBR!


Image result for tbrThe first thing on my list is Saga issues #43 and #44. I have #43 and I’m planning on picking up #44 when I go to the book store tomorrow.

After that, I plan to FINALLY read Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. I was sadly unable to get to it last month and it is killing me that I haven’t been able to read it yet. This is a HUGE book and it took me quite awhile to get through the first book, Lady Midnight. So, once I start this, I’m planning for it to take me most of, if not the entire, month to finish it.

I am also planning on picking up Saga issue #45 when it comes out on the 26th.

And that’s pretty much what I’ll for sure be reading this month.


If I am able to finish Lord of Shadows, I have a series that I’ve really, really been wanting to pick up.

Which is, the Peaches trilogy by Jodi Lynn Anderson. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson is one of my absolute favorite books and I’ve really been wanting to pick up her other novels. I bought Peaches awhile ago and I’ve just recently got my hands on the other two in the series. If I am unable to get to it this month, this will definitely be on the top of my list for August.

I’m also on the hunt for the rest of the books in the Cirque Du Freak series. I wasn’t able to find book 9 the last time I went to the book store but I am going to keep looking for it. If I am able to find it then I will be reading it as soon as possible.


Well, that’s everything that I’m wanting to read this month and a few things that I’m wanting to pick up soon.

I’ll hopefully be able to get through everything I’m wanting to and I’m really excited for everything on my list.


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 June, click HERE.


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June TBR 2017!

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My TBR for this month is going to be a little up in the air.

I only have a few things that I know for sure that I’m going to read and then I have a few that are dependent on some other factors throughout the month.

I’m not sure what will end up happening but I have a pretty good pile and hopefully I’ll be able to work through all of them.

I’m being a little (very) ambitious this month. I shouldn’t be but THERE’S JUST SO MANY BOOKS I WANT TO READ.

I have a list of 7 books and 1 graphic novel that I’m wanting to get through.

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


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I am currently a chapter and a half into Love Me Two Times by Christie Ridgway. This book is the 8th installment in the Rock Royalty series. I have read all of the books in the series and I have loved them. I read them back to back to back all within a month because they were so good. But, this one wasn’t out when I read the others and then I forgot when it was supposed to come out.  BUT, I have it now and I started it last night. I can’t accurately tell you what page I’m on because not only is this book only available in ebook format, but I am reading it on my phone. I read all the others very, very quickly so I’m hoping that I’ll be able to do the same with this one.

After that, I’m not 100% sure what I’ll be reading next. I have a few orders out for books that I’ll be reading as soon as I get them. BUT, there not supposed to be here until the 6th or 7th. SO, if I finish Love Me Two Times before they come, then I have a few things I’m going to try and finish quickly.

The first being:

Naked in Death by J.D. Robb. My mom has been urging me to pick this series up lately. She loves all of Nora Roberts’ books and all of her books under the pen name J.D. Robb. She says that she really thinks that I’ll love this series so I’m looking forward to giving it a shot and it looks like it will be a fast read.

And, the second being:

Scott Pilgrim Vol. 2, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World by Bryan Lee O’Malley. I finished the first volume in the series this last month and I’m wanting to continue working through the series. I zoomed through the first so hopefully I’ll be able to do the same with this one.

I’m REALLY hoping that I’ll be able to complete all of that before my order arrives.

Once my order does get here, I will be reading one of the books immediately.

That being, Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh. I just received an ARC for the second book, Obsidian and Stars and I obviously need to read the first before I read the second. So, I need to hurry and get both of these read and reviewed by the release date of Obsidian and Stars which is expected to be the 13th of June. These books are top priority for me this month.

The other book in my order that I’ll be reading ASAP is, *drum roll please*, LORD OF SHADOWS by Cassandra Clare. This book came out on the 23rd and I haven’t been able to get my hands on it yet and it’s been KILLING ME. I’ve been trying to avoid spoilers and stay away from anything talking about it and I’ve been successful so far. I have loved every single Cassandra Clare book. I love all of them so much and look forward to each release. This is my second most anticipated read of the year and I can’t wait to start it and just AHHHH I’M SO EXCITED.

Now, sometimes I can get through Cassandra Clare’s books pretty quickly. That being because I can’t put them down. However, her books are massive and Lord of Shadows is no exception to that. So, with that being said, I could be done with this in a few days OR it could end up taking me the remainder of the month to finish it. There’s no telling how long it will take me. BUT, if I do manage to move through it fairly quickly, then I have a few things that I’ll be picking up afterwards to finish off the month.

Which will be books 7 and 8 of the Cirque Du Freak series by Darren Shan. Titled, Hunters of the Dusk and Allies of the Night. I’m not really expecting to get to these two this month but there is a slim chance that I will. And, I’m thinking that even if I don’t get to both, I will be able to at least start Hunters of the Dark.


But, we will have to see what happens and what actually gets read. I have given myself a lot to try and get through and I really hope I’ll be successful!


And that’s everything I’m hoping to read this month!

What are you currently reading? What are you planning on reading this month? Have you deciding 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 May, click here!


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May TBR and #AtoZreadathon

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For the first time in a long time, I’m here with a monthly TBR!

I stopped doing monthly TBR’s awhile back. If you’d like to know why, you can click here to read the post I wrote all about it. But, I’ve decided to try reinstating a monthly TBR and I guess we will see how it works out.


I thought that this would be a good month to try doing TBR’s again because I’m participating in the AtoZreadathon!

The AtoZreadathon is a month long readathon in which you try to get through every letter of the alphabet with the books that you read. There are three different difficulty levels in which you can choose to participate.

You can be overly ambitious and try for the hard level. Where the goal is to read 26 books, with each title starting with a different level of the alphabet.

Or you can do the medium level, in which you can read any number of books. You just have to make sure that every letter of the alphabet shows up in the titles.                        (ex. Wildwood would count for letters W, I, L, D and O)

And lastly, the easy level. Where you can read any number of books, ensuring that each letter of the alphabet appears in either the title or the authors name.

(If you’d like to watch the announcement video for this readathon, click here)


So, for the readathon, I’ve decided to go for the medium level. That means that I’ll be trying to get through the entire alphabet with the titles of every book I read.

Not everything I read will be going toward the readathon; there are a few things that I’m just really wanting to pick up. But we’ll see what actually gets read and I’ll hopefully get through the alphabet!

So, let’s get to my TBR for this month!


Image result for tbrFirst on my list is to finish Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I’m very close to finishing this and I’m still really loving it (I will be doing a review as soon as I’m done).    I will be counting this toward the readathon, and it will be going for letters I, V, N, E, Y, G, R, H and T.

Then, I will FINALLY be picking up…….KINGS CAGE by Victoria Aveyard. I still haven’t read it and it’s my most anticipated release of the year and ugh, I just need it. So I’m really excited to get to it. This will be going for letters K, S, C and A.

After that, I’ll be continuing with the Cirque Du Freak series by Darren Shan. I’ll be starting book 5, Trials of Death. I’ve been reading this series for awhile now and I’m slowly working my way through. This will count towards letters O, L, Q, F, U and D.

Next will be, The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon. I grabbed this the other day because I’m really enjoying Everything, Everything and her writing style (and because I was lucky enough to get a signed copy). I really hope that I enjoy it as much as I’m enjoying Everything, Everything. This book will not be counting toward the readathon.

The last novel on my list for this month is, Zac and Mia by A. J. Betts. I started reading this, I don’t even know how long ago and I put it down and started reading other things and never picked it back up. So, I’m hoping to finish it this month. This one will count towards letters Z and M.

And then, I will be picking up a graphic novel series. My brother has been trying to get me to read the Scott Pilgrim books by Bryan Lee O’Malley because they’re some of his favorites. It’s a six book series but he flew through them and I’m hoping to as well. Two of the books will count for the readathon and they’ll be going for letters P and W.

Lastly, I will be reading some comics. First will be, The Mighty Thor: Vol. 1 No. 413 The Beast Within. And then, X-Factor: Vol. 1 No. 94, Mutant Sacrifice. They both will count toward the readathon and will go for letters X and B.

The only letter that I could  not find something for, was J. I looked through every unread book, graphic novel and comic on my shelf and could not find one. The only way I could get through all the letters was to change the difficulty to easy and I really don’t want to do that. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to pick something up throughout the month that will count. But, sadly, as it stands, that letter will be remaining blank.


And that’s everything I’m hoping to read this month!

What are you currently reading? What are you planning on reading this month? Are you planning on participating in the AtoZreadathon? Let me know down below!


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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon TBR

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I completely forgot that I had signed up to do this readathon and furthermore completely forgot when it was taking place. So when I got a reminder email I flipped out because it’s only two days away and then scrambled to put together a TBR.

The great thing about this readathon is that there are no challenges or requirements! You can read as much or as little as you want and you can read any book you want. So if your goal is to read a graphic novel in 24 hours; that’s perfectly fine! You just have to read and have fun!

The readathon is taking place April 29.

Something unique about this readathon is that everyone in the world starts reading at the same time. Which means that everyone has a different start time due to the different time zones. My start time will be 8am on April 29 and my end time will be 8am on April 30.

If you’d like to join the readathon or would like to see when your start time is, I will be leaving those links down below!

So without further ado, here’s my TBR!


Seeing as this is only a 24 hour readathon and there are no challenges I didn’t pick a lot to read.

The only goal I really have is to finish my current read, Voyager by Diana Gabaldon. I’ve been reading it for awhile now and I’m on page 874 of 1059. So hopefully I’ll be able to finish the remaining 185 pages in that 24 hours!

If I do pull through the remainder of Voyager, I plan to pick up some small and fast reads.

I recently went to my local second hand book store and there was a sale on comics for 50 cents a piece. So, needless to say, I picked up a whole stack of them. 11 to be precise. So I figured this would be a good time to sit down and get through them.

If I manage all of that, I would like to at least start Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I just bought this book over the last weekend and I’ve been wanting to read it for awhile now but I want to read it asap because the movie is coming soon.


In addition to reading as much as I can I will also be doing updates throughout the readathon!

I’m unsure how I’m going to do it though. I don’t know if I’d like to update hourly like a lot of people do during Dewey’s readathon. I’ve also thought about doing one at the end of each 12 hour mark or if it would just be better to do a wrap up at the end. Let me know if you have any suggestions on this!


And that completes my TBR!

Are you planning to participate?! If so, are you planning on being ambitious or are you just trying to get some of the faster reads off your shelf? Let me know down below!


Here are the links you will need to participate!

Sign up by clicking here

To find your start time click here


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BookTube-A-Thon 2016 TBR

It’s almost time for the BookTube-A-Thon!!


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If you’re unfamiliar with what the BookTube-A-Thon is or missed the challenges announcement or the information video, I’ll link them down below!

This year the BookTube-A-Thon is taking place from July 18th to July 24th.

I’m not going to be overly ambitious and try to complete the challenge of reading 7 books.

But, I did pick books that would apply to more than one challenge so I can complete all the other challenges.

Now, let’s get onto the challenges and what books I’ve chosen!


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Challenge 1: Read a book with yellow on the cover

Challenge 5: Read a book that is older than you

Book chosen: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Challenge 2: Read a book only after sunset

Challenge 6: Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation

Book chosen: Sin City: The Hard Goodbye by Frank Miller

Challenge 3: Read a book you discovered through BookTube

Challenge 4: Read a book by your favorite author

Book chosen: The Problem With Forever  by Jennifer L. Armentrout


So, those are the books that I plan to read for the BookTube-A-Thon!

Are you planning to participate in the BookTube-A-Thon this year? If so, what challenges are you going to try and complete? Share your TBR with me down below!


Here are all the videos that will tell you everything you need to know about the BookTube-A-Thon!


 

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