Make Me Read It Read-a-thon Wrap Up #MakeMeRead

I participated in the Make Me Read it read-a-thon hosted by Tea and Titles and The Innocent Smiley, which ran from August 6th – August 13th. My goal was to read the top three books voted on in my poll. If you don’t know or don’t remember what my poll results were, you can always check this post to refresh your memory.

23395680I only ended up reading one book, Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, which was the book most voted for. While I was  Extremely disappointed in this book (you can read my review HERE) I am very happy, that I participated in this read-a-thon, this was such an amazing idea and I will do this again in the future.

Although, I wish I had read more as my goal was originally to read three books and I read one. I was also participating in Tome topple, so that’s why I didn’t read as much as I hoped. It was still such a fun week, I just wish I had read more during the time I had.

Thank you to all of you who voted to choose books for me to read throughout the week. I Still plan to read and review all the rest of the books on the polls even though the read-a-thon is over.


Lets look at stats…

I started 1 book during this read-a-thon.

I completed 1 book entirely within the read-a-thon.

I read a total of 599 pages during the read-a-thon.

Did you participate in this read-a-thon? How did you do? What did you read? Have you read this? What did you think of it? What was your favourite book of the read-a-thon? Let me know how you did in the comments below and leave a link to your Wrap-up, so I can check it out.

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Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Published by: Allen & Unwin
Publication Date: November 1st, 2015
Series: The Illuminae Files, #1
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Format: Paperback
Pages: 599
Rating: 2
Date Read: 9/08/2017
Links: Goodreads BookTopia | Book Depository

moment, Kady Grant and Ezra Mason have nothing bigger to worry about than each other. Specifically, avoiding each other in the wake of their messy break-up. In the next second, their entire world falls apart.

The year is 2375 and one of the mega-corporations that control much of deep space has just fired the opening salvo in an intergalactic war, destroying Kady and Ezra’s planet. Forced to flee on a small fleet of crippled rescue ships alongside thousands of other refugees, the fear of enemy warships chasing them down is at first all-consuming but soon becomes the least of their worries. A deadly plague is ravaging the refugees on the ships; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be an enemy; and High Command is refusing to acknowledge that there may be a serious problem. As Kady plunges into a tangled web of data in search of the truth, she realises that Ezra is possibly the only person who can help her save the refugees before it’s too late

Illuminae definitely is something quite different. Told through a collection of hacked documents, emails, instant messages and so on, it tells the story of Kady and Ezra, a girl and a boy, stranded on two different fleets in trouble. Right before their planet was invaded, Kady broke up with Ezra, but because of the trouble and loss that result from the invasion, they connect again, this time through messages sent to each other via illegal connection links.

I’m sure this is as good as every one else seems to find it! It’s just not for me. It’s quite a disjointed format. I just wasn’t that into it. I definitely enjoyed the format, the story concept is interesting. But this was a doozy for me. Illuminae is choppy, jumpy, and jarring. I would still recommend the book, if you dare. Just be prepared for words to literally be all over the page in places and some font that is nearly impossible to read.

Also I found the story was just so boring. The sciencey stuff went over my head. The cheesy romance sections were so far under my head I could have been stepping on them. I didn’t care for the plot.

Bad start. And it didn’t get much better. After a lot of pages of interviews, all of a sudden we’re at war (still no idea where we are, what year it is, how we got here, etc.) and then young people are getting conscripted for the military.

Visually, Illuminae is an extremely fun and unique kind of book. A book this attractive should not be boring and yet the most exciting things about it – by far – were the unusual style and graphics. The story itself simply didn’t hold my attention. I found myself skimming and skipping many of the pages. Maybe it was because of the detailed scientific descriptions and diagrams of spaceships, Maybe it was the tiresome and dull “Unipedia” pages that made me feel like I was studying for an essay. It’s the kind of book that looks way better from far away.

My main problem with this book was that the format and the nature of the story caused me to feel detached from the characters and everything that happened to them. I never felt anything for them, so I was very unaffected by any “bad things” that happened.


That’s it for this review! I hope I didn’t offend anybody with this review, I know so many others loved this book, but this was just my opinion. Tell me in the comments if you agree or disagree with any of this. I’d love to know your opinion.

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8 Tips for having a Successful Read-a-thon | Discussion #7

This year I’ve been participating in a lot of Read-a-thons, I thought I would dedicate today’s post to Read-a-thons and give you some tips on how to have a successful Read-a-thon. I think they’re such a fun way to try and knock out your TBR. They motivate me a lot too. I love the interaction aspect on Twitter and the sprints. I thought I’d share some of the tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way!


Tip #1: Don’t Stress.

There is no such thing as failing in Read-a-thons. No one is grading you on how many hours you read or Books you read. Read at your own pace and don’t worry about others’ progress, because we’re all winners here.


Tip #2: Fill your read-a-thon TBR with short books.

Depending on your attention span try to stay away from big chunky books during read-a-thons. I have a terrible attention span, so I try to avoid bigger book. One of the biggest mistakes I made during previous read-a-thons is choosing long books. I mean, you can if you want. Some people can read those in a day. But if you’re anything like me, it takes you a while, you’re eyes get tired, and after 7 hours of the same book, you get bored.


Tip #3: Don’t be afraid to DNF (Did Not Finish)

Sometimes a book just isn’t working for you in that moment, and if you feel pressure to keep going with it, the wrong book will derail your entire read-a-thon. This is something I used to find really difficult to do because I usually like to finish a book even if I’m not enjoying it all that much, but lately I’ve been DNF-ing a lot more books that I’m not enjoying. Read-a-thons are not the time to be dragging through a book you’re not enjoying.

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Tip #4: Vary the types of books you read and vary the genres you read.

Try a variety of genres or topics or plots during read-a-thons; it’s the very best way to keep your interest high. Make sure the books in your read-a-thon stack are a variety of genres, formats, and sizes so you don’t burn yourself out. I like to choose a lot of different genres and formats, so I have the option to switch to a different. In my stack I usually have Fantasy, Contemporary, a few Graphic Novels and Manga. Some of my books will be review copies while others will be library books and some I’ve owned for a while now. Always have at least one ‘light’ read in your pile.

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Tip #5: Changing your reading spots is also a good idea

Moving to a different place after a few hours will help you focus more. Do you have a special comfy reading chair or particular space? Maybe you prefer a rocking chair outside on the veranda. Create the reading environment that will encourage you to read and allow you to sink into the story.

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Tip #6: Set goals

Setting personal goals is great for personal motivation. You could set a Pages goal or book goal, or to cross books off a reading Challenge or to meet a monetary goal if you’re reading for charity. I usually set a page goal of how many pages I’d like to read each day.


Tip #7: Take breaks

Don’t feel like you have to read the entire time. If you need to rest your eyes, take a break! Go outside, take a nap, eat something – which sounds weird, how do you forget to eat, but if I’m really enjoying a book sometimes I forget to eat or that I have eaten yet, so don’t do that – Take a walk around the block. Do some yoga. Stretch your legs. I like to spend 10 minutes or so every hour logging my process, whether on Goodreads, a blog, or twitter and seeing where other people are at.


Tip #8: Stay flexible

Don’t be afraid to change strategy. Just keep in mind that this is supposed to be fun, so don’t do anything that makes it less enjoyable.


Okay, so that’s it for this post. I was planning on doing 10 Tips, but I couldn’t think of anymore. Do you have any tips you would like to share? Any tips you’d add? Do you have a good technique to aid reading for long periods of time? Have I maybe persuaded you to give one a go? Let me know in the Comments. I’d love it if you’d share your thoughts, ideas, and read-a-thon tips in the comment section below!

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TBR Jar Wednesday – August 2017 – And the Winner is… #TBRJW

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Last week I picked these three books from the Category: Read a book set somewhere You’ve always wanted to visit and had you all vote to see which one I will read and review this month.

Thank you so much for voting!

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I’m extremely excited to read this one. It’s been sitting on my Shelf for ages, it’s just really intimidating, as it has 1,299 Pages. The novel covers the major historical events in the history of London. The book follows several families throughout numerous generations as the different events occur. I love the Concept of this, mixing both Fiction and History. I love all the History in London, so I can’t wait to read this book.

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I’ll have the review up for this book in a Couple Weeks and next week I’ll have an Update post, to update you all on my progress of this book. The review for this book will be up August 23rd. Thank you so much for stopping by and for all that voted. Have a great day and Happy Reading!

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Alphabethon Round 3 Wrap-Up #Alphabethon

From July 31th-August 6th, I participated in the Alphabethon read-a-thon. This was my second time participating in this read-a-thon. The Alphabethon is a read-a-thon hosted by Michelle over at Bookaholic Banter. This round was the letter C. In my TBR for August I put down what my Possible reads were. Here are some of my thoughts on the books I read and which Challenges I completed, and I will be doing more full-length reviews for them at a later date.

Here are the Challenges:

1) Read a book with three Cs. (Title, Author’s first name, and last name all begin with C)
2) Read a book with a MC (main Character)  whose name starts with C
3) Read a book with a C setting. ( Town, City, State, etc. begins with C) 
4) Read a book that has a picture of something on the front or back Cover that begins with C  
5) Read your book in a spot other than the Couch that begins with C for a total of an hour. (example: car, closet, at a counter)
6) Read a book with a Count of under 200 pages.
7) Read a book with a Count of Over 400 Pages


The Carrie Dairies by Candace Bushnell – Read a book with a MC whose name starts with C & Read a book with a C Setting

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The Carrie Diaries is about a girl – Carrie – as she goes through life in her last year of high school. We learn about stuff like how she feels about being left out. The story follows Carrie before she was a New York sociallite, when she still lived in the suburbs with her father and sister after her mother’s death.

At least 100 pages too long and exceedingly pointless. I have no idea what Bushnell was trying to do with this. It’s too slow, it fails miserably, with the fact that there is almost no character development whatsoever being one of numerous flaws. All of the characters are 2-dimensional, nearly interchangeable. I kept comparing the Carrie in this book to the Carrie of the show (which I’m a big fan of). But as such, there is basically nothing to her. I was hoping for a guilty pleasure in reading this, but it was more like a total waste of time. 


The Case Study of Vanitas Volume 2 by Jun Mochizuki

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This one doesn’t fit in with any of the challenges, but I bought this book recently and really wanted to read. The Title does start with C and the Challenges are optional though. I was super excited to read this book.

I can tell this is going to be a new favorite series. The character development is already strong The artwork is amazing, and so is the world-building. Victorian-era, but a little bit steampunk.


Started…

I also started reading these three books during the read-a-thon. I managed to get through the first 88 pages of The Chronicles of Narnia (Bind-up Edition),  69 pages of Worlds Collide and 14 pages of Stancliffe’s Hotel.


Lets look at stats…

I started 5 books during this read-a-thon.

I completed 2 books entirely within the read-a-thon.

I read a total of 666 pages during the read-a-thon.

Though I wish that I could have read a bit more, I’m still happy with my progress in this read-a-thon. I’m quite happy with this. Did you participate in this Read-a-thon? How did you do? What did you read? Have you read any of these? What did you think of them? What was your favourite book of the read-a-thon? Let me know how you did in the comments below and leave a link to your Wrap-up, so I can check it out.

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The Sunday Post #27 | 6/08/2017

The Sunday post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news – A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Books Read:

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Currently Reading:

What I plan to Read Next:

Song of the Week:

Last Week on the Blog:

TBR Jar Wednesday – August – Let’s Vote – #TBRJW 
July Wrap Up, Haul & August TBR + Read-a-thons

Coming Soon:

TBR Jar Wednesday | The Winner Is…
Discussion #7 | Read-a-thon Tips

Upcoming Reviews

New on my Shelf:

Bookstagram:

Around the Blogosphere:

RiverMoose-Reads Debates Paperback, Hardcover or e-book 
Mikaela @ The Well-Thumbed Reader shares 10 of her most secretive Bookish Confessions 
McKenzie @ Bookish Things and Tea’s 3 Year Blogiversary 
My Bookish Dream’s 2 Year Blogiversary Q&A

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July Wrap Up, Haul & August TBR + Read-a-thons

July Wrap Up

What I Read in July:

1) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
2) To Be Read at Dusk (Little Black Classic) by Charles Dickens

3) Beauty & the Beast Novelisation by Elizabeth Rudnick
4) Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
5) Tales of Zestiria Volume 1 by Shiramine
6) One Piece: East Blue Volume 4-6 by Eiichiro Oda
7) You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan (Review)
8) One Piece: East Blue Volume 7-9 by Eiichiro Oda
9) One Piece: East Blue Volume 10-12 by Eiichiro Oda
10) One Piece: Baroque Works Volume 13-15 by Eiichiro Oda
11) Geography Club by Brent Hartinger
12) Pandora Hearts Volume 23 by June Mochizuki
13) One Piece Volume 16-18: Baroque Works by Eiichiro Oda

BookTube-A-Thon

At the beginning of the read-a-thon I posted my Booktube-A-Thon TBR. Let’s see how I did!

1) Finish a book in a Day – One Piece Volume 10-12 by Eiichiro Oda

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2) Read a book with a Person on the Cover – Geography Club by Brent Hartinger

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3&6) Read a Hyped Book – You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan

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4) Read about a character that is very different than you – One Piece Volume 13-15 by Eiichiro Oda

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5) Finish a Book completely Outdoors – One Piece Volume 16-18 by Eiichiro Oda

161460147) Read Seven Books – One Piece Volume 7-9 by Eiichiro Oda, The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

I’m pretty proud of the Progress I made during this read-a-thon. I managed to complete all the challenges and Read seven books! I definitely didn’t expect to read seven books. I’m so pleased with these results! BookTube-A-Thon has definitely helped me catch up on my reading.

Naturally, the books I actually read strayed a little bit from my TBR, but that’s okay! It’s all about what we feel like reading.

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Well, I also had a lot of fun doing this read-a-thon. I completed 6/7 Challenges, and I attempted to do the Blogging Challenges throughout the Week, which I failed at. I only ended up doing two Blogging Challenges, Blogger Book Tag & Write a Book Review.

2) Read a Book from one of the Hosts Favourite Genre – Diverse Book

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3) Read a book that is or has been Banned

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4) Throwback Challenge – Graphic Novel

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5&6) LGBTQI+ & Book to Movie Adaptation

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7) Read a book you’ve seen somewhere other than Booktube

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I’m pretty proud of the Progress I made during this read-a-thon also. I managed to complete 6/7 challenges and Read Five books! I completed most of the challenges except the group read, Which was the Flame in the Mist. I really wanted to read this, but I don’t own it and I couldn’t find it anywhere.

Reviews Finished this Month:

Countless by Karen Gregory 
You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan

Tags & Memes Done This Month

Top Ten Tuesday #7: Best Books I’ve Read In 2017 So Far 
200 Followers Q&A + The Unique Blogger Award 
Decluttering Books 134-159 | Down the TBR hole #11 
The Sunday Post #24 | Big News + Giveaway – 9/07/2017 
Decluttering Books 159-184 | Down the TBR Hole #12 
Summer Biannual Bibliothon Day 1: Blogger Book Tag! #SummerBiBib 
The Sunday Post #25 | Chester Bennington Memorials – 30/07/2017 

Other Posts Done this Month:

BookTube-A-Thon TBR 
#24in48 Read-a-thon – Update #1 – Opening Survey 
#24in48 Read-a-thon – Update #2 – Hour 24 
#24in48 Read-a-thon – Update #3 – Hour 12 Challenge 
#24in48 Read-a-thon – Update #4 – Hour 36 
#24in48 Read-a-thon – Update #5 – Hour 48 
Make Me Read It Read-a-thon 2017 | Choose What I should Read #MakeMeRead 
July Duodecathon Wrap-Up #Duodecathon

How was your reading and blogging month this Month? What were your best or worst reads? What are you currently reading? What books are you excited for this coming month, August? Let me know in the comments!


July Haul

I did pretty well this month when it came to book buying. I’m trying to cut down on my book buying anyway, as I have too many book already. So these are the books I bought/received during the month of July. I acquired a total of 6 books!

Book I Bought:

Books I Received:

1) Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley
2) Deltora Quest by Emily Rodda
3) Geography Club by Brent Hartinger
4) You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan
5) Five Days in Paris by Danielle Steel
6) The Kingmakers Daughter by Philippa Gregory


August TBR

Read-a-thons

ARC August (#ARCAugust)

This is a challenge hosted by Read Sleep Repeat that devotes the entire month to catching up on all of those ARCs that you’ve been neglecting. So, I have a lot of ARCs that I need to get through that are either now backlisted or that are going to be released soon! I am absolutely sure that I will not be able to read every single one of these, but I do promise to try my best to read as many as possible without over-stressing myself. Here is a list of the ARCs that are on my list in no particular order!

1) See you in September by Charity Norman
2) The River Sings by Sandra Leigh Price
3) The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
4) Kitty Hawk & the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading
5) Frostblood by Elly Blake
6) Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast
7) That Burning Summer by Lydia Syson
8) The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman
9) The Lake House by Kate Mortan
10) 10 Things I can See From Here by Carrie Mac
11) Dark Summer by Lizzy Ford
12) Deadly Silence by Rebecca Zanetti

Read-a-thin (#ReadathinAug17)

If you don’t know what ‘Read-A-Thin’ is, this is a month-long readathon created and hosted by Amanda at ACourtofBooksandLove , Chelsea at AVeryBookishGirl, and Jessica @ Jessicamarie493This read-a-thon goes for the whole month and the goal is all about thinning down your long TBR list.

Here are the challenges:

1) Read a 2017 release
2) Read a book that is the same colour (or a similar colour) as your birthstone
3) Read a diverse book
Read a book with a title or author with the same first letter as the first letter in your first name (the words “a” and “the” don’t count)
Read a book that is related to your favorite emoji
Read a book starting with a letter from TBR (the word “the” doesn’t count)
Read a book with a summer themed cover
Read a book with a warm coloured cover (orange, red, yellow, brown)
Start and finish a series
Read a book in 24 hours
Read a new to you author
Book with water on the cover
Read a book set in summer
Buddy read a book
Read a book recommended to you by someone in the book community
Read a guilty pleasure read
Read an adult/new adult book
Read a book outside of your favourite genre

I’m not going to add my TBR for this one here, the books I’ll be reading and using to completing the challenges will be books I’m already reading for other reading Challenges and Read-a-thon throughout the Month.

Alphabethon (#Alphabethon)

The Alphabethon is a read-a-thon hosted by Michelle over at Bookaholic Banter. This read-a-thon is up to round three. It follows the alphabet, so this round is the letter C. Each round of this read-a-thon challenges you to read as many books as you can following the particular letter in the alphabet they’re up to.

This means you can read any book whose:

  • Title
  • Author’s surname
  • Author’s first name

Starts with the letter C. Alphabethon is running from the 31st July – 6th August. There are also reading Challenges. If I’m being honest, though, I totally forgot that there were reading challenges, so I haven’t picked a TBR with those in mind.

Here are the Challenges:

Read a book with three Cs. (Title, Author’s first name, and last name all begin with C) – None of the books on my TBR make this requirement.

Read a book with a MC (main Character)  whose name starts with C & Read a book with a Count of Over 400 Pages – World’s Collide by Chris Colfer (Connor)

Read a book with a C setting. ( Town, City, State, etc. begins with C) – The Carrie Diaries (Castlebury)

Read a book that has a picture of something on the front or back Cover that begins with C. – The Selection (Crown)

Read your book in a spot other than the Couch that begins with C for a total of an hour. (example: car, closet, at a counter)

Read a book with a Count of under 200 pages. – Stancliffe’s Hotel by Charlotte Bronte

Tome Topple (#TomeTopple)

I will also be participating in Tome Topple hosted by Samantha at Thoughts On Tomes. The Tome Topple Read-a-thon is a two-week read-a-thon that focuses on reading big books (500+ pages) on your TBR and I definitely have a few of them on my shelves. This will be my second time participating in this. It will take place from midnight in your time zone on August 4th to 11:59pm on August 17th, and the challenges are the following:

1) Read more than 1 tome
2) Read a graphic novel (that has over 500 pages)
3) Read a tome that’s part of a series
4) Buddy read a tome
5) Read an adult novel

IT by Stephen King (1,477 pages)

This one was on my TBR last Tome Topple and I still haven’t finished. So I’m hoping to finally finish it this round. This will cover the challenge to read an Adult book.

London by Edward Rutherfurd (1,299 pages)

Another book that was on my TBR last round and still haven’t gotten around to reading. This will cover the Challenge to read an Adult book and Read more than one Tome.

Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (800 pages)

Most of these books were on my TBR last round and so was this one. This fits into the challenge to read a Tome that’s part of a series.

One Piece by Eiichiro Oda (Bind-up, #19-#21, 600 pages)

One of the challenges is to read a graphic novel, as a break during this read-a-thon, to break it up, so I thought I would read this. This is my Graphic Novel selection.

Wicked by Gregory Maguire (538 Pages)

Moon chosen by P.C. Cast (608 Pages)

I received an eArc of this ages ago and haven’t had the chance to read it. I thought I might take the opportunity to try and at least start the book if I get the chance. This is also Part of a series.

So that’s my TBR for Tome Topple. I’m not planning on reading all of these. Also, one of challenges  is to buddy read a tome, I don’t have any plans to Buddy Read any of these  but If you are interested in reading any of these books with me, please leave a comment on this post or send me a message on Twitter.

Let’s Be Mermaids

This read-a-thon is running from the 4th to the 10th of August and, as you can guess, it is all about mermaids. There is reading challenges, video challenges, and a movie challenge. I will be participating in everything but the video challenges.

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Here is the list of the reading challenges.

1. Read the group book: Forsaken by Kristen Day
2. Read a mermaid book without a mermaid on the cover
3. Read a book about Mermaids from a different mythology or culture (i.e. Sirens, Selkies)
4. Read a Little Mermaid Retelling or The Real Story
5. Read A book about a sea creature (no mermaids)
6. Wild Card: Read a book from your TBR (does not have to be mermaid related)
7. Take a break: Watch a Mermaid Movie or TV Show
 
1-2) Forsaken by Kristen Day
4) Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
6) The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket
7) Aquamarine (Movie)

Make Me Read It (#MakeMeRead)

Hosted by Ely at Tea & Titles and Val at The Innocent Smiley. The results from the polls are in! Thank you to everyone who voted in the poll. I am really excited to be taking part in the Make Me Read It Read-a-thon this year because you get to decide which of the books on my TBR list I need to read next. I’m looking forward to reading these books. Here are the books in the order I’ll be reading them in, thanks to your votes. Some of the book tied, so if I get up to those books I’ll just choose the one I’d like to read most.

Illumunae by Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
IT by Stephen King
Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast or Frostblood by Elly Blake
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
That Burning Summer by Lydia Syson or The Life she was given by Ellen Marie Wiseman
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
10 Things I can See from here by Carrie Mac, The Locksmiths Daughter, Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks, or River Sings by Sandra Leigh Price


What books did you finish this July? Are you going to be participating in any of these read-a-thon? What are you planning on reading in August, I would love to know. If you have your own Haul/Wrap-Up/TBR post, leave them down below as well.

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TBR Jar Wednesday – August – Let’s Vote – #TBRJW

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TBR Jar Wednesday is a weekly meme created here at Drink Coffee and Read Books. You can participate in this if you have a TBR jar or even if you don’t. Each month you will randomly choose a category from your TBR Jar, or if you don’t have a TBR Jar, you can use my Category for that month and make a post with three books that fit that category from your TBR, it doesn’t have to be a book you own. It could be a book that you would like to purchase.

I Pick 3 books from my TBR Pile that fit the Category and have you all pick which one I should read next. This is a monthly MEME and you are more than welcome to join me. Just create a blog post with your three books and link the post below. You can find the Full Rules HERE.

I thought we can keep up with each list with the hashtag #TBRJW so add that to the end of your post and Social media.

Image result for hearts lineMy category for August is: Read a book set somewhere You’ve always wanted to visit.

So for this category I chose books that are set in the UK. So below you’ll find my choices and the Poll to vote on.

So This Month I Picked:

LondonLondon
by Edward Rutherfurd
Genre: Historical Fiction

Goodreads

London has perhaps the most remarkable history of any city in the world. Now its story has a unique voice. In this epic novel Edward Rutherfurd takes the reader on a magnificent journey across sixteen centuries from the days of the Romans to the Victorian engineers of Tower Bridge and the era dockland development of today. Through the lives and adventures of his colourful cast of characters he brings all the richness of London’s past unforgettably to life.

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Girl Online Going Solo (Girl Online, #3)Girl Online Going Solo
by Zoe Sugg
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Goodreads

As Penny starts the school year she’s ready to face the world – alone. Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early and no one, including Penny, knows where he is. So when she accepts Megan’s invitation to visit her performing arts school it seems like an opportunity to make some new friends.

Helping everyone else seems to be the right remedy – Elliot needs her friendship more than ever, and she meets Posey, who she can really help with her stage fright. But is charming Scottish boy Callum the right kind of distraction? And can Penny truly move on when Noah’s shadow seems to haunt her round every corner?

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Mrs. DallowayMrs. Dalloway
by Virginia Woolf
Genre: Classic

Goodreads

In this vivid portrait of one day in a woman’s life, Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last-minute details of party she is to give that evening. As she readies her house she is flooded with memories and re-examines the choices she has made over the course of her life.

 

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Let’s Vote…

Pick one of the three books in the poll to help me decide what book I will read this month.

 

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Link Up:

Post your link here and visit the other blogs to help them vote on their next read. Since I can’t actually add a linky, Please link up in the comments!

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Thank you so much for stopping by to vote. Check back next week to see which one I will be reading. Have a great day and Happy Reading!

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The Sunday Post #25 | Chester Bennington Memorials – 30/07/2017

The Sunday post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news – A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Yesterday I attended a Memorial for Chester Bennington, Lead singer from Linkin Park, that fans of the Band set up in over 300+ locations worldwide. The band has endorsed more than 300 memorials for the singer organized by LP fans and ambassadors across the globe.

Books Read:

Currently Reading:

What I plan to read Next:

Song of the Week:

Last Week on the Blog:

Summer Biannual Bibliothon Day 1: Blogger Book Tag! #SummerBiBib
Summer Biannual Bibliothon Day 2: Review – You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan #SummerBiBib
Make Me Read It Read-a-thon 2017 | Choose What I should Read #MakeMeRead
July Duodecathon Wrap-Up #Duodecathon

Coming Soon:

BookTube-A-Thon & Biannual Bibliothon Wrap-up
TBR Jar Wednesday: The Vote
July Wrap-up, Haul & August TBR

Upcoming Reviews:

Etsy Shop:

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Instagram:

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Around the Blogosphere:

Aentee @ Read at Midnight is Hosting #TheReadingQuest. This is an Amazing Reading Challenge based entirely on a video-game quest. If you’re Interested, definitely go Check it out!
Jesse @ Books at Dawn shares 5 things he looks for in YA Contemporary 
The Well-Thumbed Read Chats about Finding new blogs to follow

Did you get any good book last week? What are you reading, Listening to and watching? What have you been up to this past week? Do you have anything planned for this coming week? Have you read any of these books? Are they on your TBR? Let me know in the comments. Also, leave a link to your own posts, I’d love to check it out.

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