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!


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

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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


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

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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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Monthly TBR Situation

I will no longer be setting a monthly TBR.

This is because I believe that having a list to follow has been a contributing factor in my reading slump predicament.

Having a list just puts more pressure on me as a reader. It makes me feel like I’m letting everyone down when I don’t complete everything I set out to read and it makes me really disappointed with myself when I can’t finish my TBR or when I deviate from it.

So from this point forward there will no longer be a monthly TBR.

I think this will help prevent me from falling into another slump and hopefully encourage me to read as fast as I was before.

Tell me down below if setting a monthly TBR for yourself helps or hinders you!

March TBR 2016

Because I am still in a major reading slump I did not compile a big TBR for this month. But I have a few things that I really want to get to, so here they are!

 

  1. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Albertalli
  2. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  3. Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  4. Glass by Ellen Hopkins
Book I am most excited to read this month: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
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So there you have my reading plans for the month! Let me know everything you are planning to read and what book you are most excited to read this month!

Most Anticipated March Releases

I am really, really excited about some of the books being released this month. There are two books that I have been waiting on for awhile and one that I read the synopsis for and was instantly intrigued by. So  lets talk about my most anticipated March releases!

 

1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Words can not describe to you how much I need this book. I have been dying to get my hands on it ever since I heard that there was going to be another Shadowhunter book. This is my most anticipated book of the year! I already have it preordered! I’m so excited to get to see more of Emma and Julian. I loved what we got to see of them in City of Heavenly Fire and the relationship between Emma and Julian will be a really interesting one to see play out. I CAN’T WAIT!!! Also, I think this is my favorite book cover of all the Shadowhunter books.

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Release date: March 8

 

2. This is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang

I read Falling into Place by Amy Zhang last year and really loved it. It was a very unique and heart wrenching story and this sounds like it will be too.

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Release date: March 22

 

3. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

I am HUGE Sherlock Holmes fan so the title alone had me hooked and then when I read the synopsis I was sold. This is definitely going to be the next book that I buy.

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Release date: March 1

 

 

What books are you most excited for that are being released this month???

Most Anticipated February Releases

Among the many books being released this month, there are two in particular that I can not wait to get my hands on. (And I don’t have to wait much longer!!!)

1. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

One of my most anticipated books of the entire year! This is the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2015, Red Queen and I have wanted more ever since the ending left my heart on the floor. I have had it pre-ordered since the beginning of December and it has been pure torture to wait. But it is almost time!

Release Date: February 9, 2016

Goodreads synopsis:

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

 

2. Riders by Veronica Rossi

I have been quite intrigued with this book ever since reading the synopsis. I have never read a YA book about the Four Horsemen, (but I am hoping that changes soon!)

Release Date: February 16, 2016

Goodreads synopsis:

For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.

Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen–Conquest, Famine, and Death–are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.

They fail.

Now–bound, bloodied, and drugged–Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he’s fallen for–not to mention all of humankind–he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.

But will anyone believe him?

 

What books are you most excited for that are being released this month???