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Manga Madness Readathon Round 4 TBR – November 2018 (#MangaMadnessReadathon)

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I’m excited to be hosting the fourth Round of Manga Madness Readathon, If you’re Interested in participating check out the Announcement and Sign up post, if you are planning on participating, check out the Recommendations  from round 1 if you need help finding something to read for some of the challenges, I’ve covered most of the challenges there with some suggestions.  Let me know if you would like me to do an Updated Recommendations post.

Or you could check out Manga Series I’ve Read from Start to Finish for more suggestions; I’ll have a part 2 up soon as there are quite a few manga series that I have now completed that I can add. Anyway this is my TBR, I’ve Chosen Option 1: Bingo Board. But I might do a mixture of all three options. Going across I’ll add all the Book Cover below as well as including others that I might read if I complete the Board or I don’t feel like reading a book for any of these challenges I have other options.

Read a Manga in a Genre of your Choice

Fairy Tail Volume 14 by Hiro Mashima
Demon Prince of Momochi House Volume 1 by  Aya Shouoto
Kiss Him, Not Me Volume 6 by Junko
Fairy Tail Volume 15 by Hiro Mashima
The Case Study of Vanitas Volume 1 by Jun Mochizuki (reread)

Elfen Lied Volume 3 by Lynn Okamoto
The Case Study of Vanitas Volume 2 by Jun Mochizuki (reread)
Black Clover Volume 4 by Yūki Tabata
Elfen Lied Volume 2 by Lynn Okamoto
Kiss Him, Not Me Volume 7 & 8 by Junko

Fairy Tail Volume 16 by Hiro Mashimo
Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 2 by Sui Ishida
Fairy Tail Volume 17 by Hiro Mashimo
One Piece Volume 76, 77, 78 by Eiichiro Oda
Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 3 by Sui Ishida

Demon Prince of Momochi House Volume 2 by Aya Shouoto
Kiss Him, Not me Volume 9 by Junko
Tales of Zestiria Volume 3 by Shiramine
Bloom into you Volume 5 by Nakatani Nio
The Case Study of Vanitas Volume 3 by Jun Mochizuki (reread)

The Case Study of Vanitas Volume 4 by Jun Mochizuki (reread)
Tsubasa Volume 1 by CLAMP
Full Metal Alchemist Volume 1 by Hiromu Arakawa
Black Clover Volume 5 by Yūki Tabata
Bloody Mary Volume 10 by Akaza Samamiya (reread)

Other:

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Sorry for being inactive on here lately, I’ve been very busy with Work. If you’re Interested please check out my Etsy Shop. I sell all sorts of Bookish Candles, Wax Melts, and Bookmarks. Many more coming soon! Are you participating in #MangaMadnessReadathon?

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Manga Madness Readathon Announcement + Sign Up (#MangaMadnessReadathon)

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This is a bit of a late announcing, but Manga Madness Readathon is returning for its fourth round, this will run from November 5th-12th and you’ll be able to use #MangaMadnessReadathon to share your progress, TBR, and Updates, if you decide to join. Just like with the other rounds, there will be 25 Challenges, although you don’t have to complete all of them, but you can if you want to, and it will take the form of a Bingo Board. The Goal is to try to complete at least one Bingo throughout the week.

And just like the other rounds their will be 3 different options, as there are a lot of people who are not fond of Bingo Boards, and I’ve had a positive response from this, I will keep the different options this round. This will also be the Official Sign-Up again this round too, which you’ll find at the bottom of this post. So, here are the Challenges:

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These Challenges are the same as last round, and again this round there will be the challenge in which you can read a Manga by your favourite Manga Artist OR the hosts Favourite. Let me know if you would actually like there to be different challenges next round and I’ll come up with others ones.

If you don’t have a Favourite Manga Artist or you’ve read all of there work already, you can read my Favourite Manga Artist (which is still the same as last round, and will not be changing for a really long time): Jun Mochizuki

So, I’ll now let you know what you can read if you’d like to do this one, you have three options and I loved all of these; I highly recommend reading any of these. Jun Mochizuki is by far my Favourite Mangaka, and has been for a while since I first read Pandora Hearts:

Crimson Shell was Jun Mochizuki’s Debut and is a one-shot manga, so if you want something quick and simple to read, I’d suggest this one as it’s only one Volume.

Pandora Hearts was the first one by her that I read, and I absolutely loved it, this one has 24 Volumes, It’s also loosely based on Alice in Wonderland; It was inspired by it.

And The Case Study of Vanitas is her most recent ongoing series, that has only 3 volumes so far, this is set in Steampunk Victorian Paris and it’s about Vampires, for anybody interested in that. 

This BINGO sheet will have a lot of different options for what your book should include – and after reading said book during the readathon, you will be able to cross that square off of your BINGO sheet. Also, If you don’t want to do the Bingo Challenges, you don’t have to. You can still participate even if you decide that you don’t want to do the challenges. As long as you’re reading Manga and you’re having fun, it counts; the whole point of this readathon is to just have fun, and read Manga. If you’re not sure what to read for some of the challenges, you can check out Manga Madness Readathon Recommendations and Manga Series I’ve Read from Start to Finish.

Obviously the point of the read-a-thon is to challenge yourself and read as much as you can, and there is no pressure to read a certain amount of books during it. Again, this round will also have three Different Options for those who aren’t fond of Bingo Board Challenges.

Option 1: Bingo Board Challenges 
Option 2: Read anything you want 
Option 3: Stick to one Series. For those of you who want to continue or Finish a series and not switch between different series!

Last round was the first I added the Instagram Photo Challenges, which is returning again this year. I loved seeing everybody’s photos last round. Each day there’ll be a different Photo Challenge. Here are the photo challenges: 

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  • If you are participating – tag #MangaMadnessReadathon and @MMReadathonin your Tweet about your post!
  • ReadAThon will last one week – you can come and go as you please.
  • Follow this blog and this Twitter for any official updates on the readAThon.

 

The Rules are simple:

  • Just read as much Manga as you can in a week.
  • Read 1 volume of manga for each challenge, unless number of volumes is indicated. Or Choose one of the Above Options.
  • You can read multiple volumes of manga in a series to have them count for multiple categories, but you can’t use the same volume of manga for multiple categories. It has to be a different Volume for every challenge

Sign-Up:

The readathon will mostly be taking place on Twitter but you can write a blog post about the readathon and your progress or post on Instagram. Anywhere you want to basically, just don’t forget to fill in the sign-up form so I can keep track of who’s participating and how many of you are participating! You can find the sign-up form here.

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I think after this round of #MangaMadnessReadathon, I will have completed enough Manga Series to do a part II of ‘Manga Series I’ve Read from Start to Finish’. I’ll probably have another one of those up after this round; a more updated version. Will you be taking part in this readathon? What do you think of this Readathon? Any suggestions or improvements you can think of? Feel free to let me know in the Comments, or on Twitter.

Thank you so much for reading and I hope to see around on social media using the #MangaMadnessReadathon so I can see all your posts and progress throughout the readathon!

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Dewey’s 24 Hour #Readathon TBR

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Dewey’s 24 Hours Readathon is back! This October it’s taking place at Saturday, October 20th! This time the start time is 8am EST, that’s 10:30PM in my time zone. You can check the starttime in your timezone here if you plan on joining in! Keep an eye out for their website and Twitter, as there will be reading sprints and more interactions throughout the Readathon, which are a lot of fun!

My TBR is always far too ambitious, but I tend to like having a lot of options as I get bored of reading the same book for too long. I get bored way too easily, which is why I struggle a lot with reading for so long. This time, I’m going to try to read whatever I’m already “Currently Reading”. So most of these books I’ve started. I’m just going to read what ever I feel in the mood for. I’ll have a books in each format – Physical, eBooks, and audiobooks.

My Readathon TBR:

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If you would like to see my updates, what I end up reading, and what I thought of these books when I’ve read them, follow me on Twitter, or Instagram! I will be regularly updating on both of the accounts! I know I definitely won’t read all of these, but I will be picking from this pile of books!

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Are you participating in the Readathon? What are you reading? Would you like to spent 24 Hrs just reading? Let me know in the Comments.

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An Ambitious October 2018 TBR (#Owntober, #Frightfall, #Victober, #ebookathon, #Witchathon, #Hallowreadathon)

October TBR

Today I’m going to be sharing my very late October TBR. It’s finally October; my favourite month, it’s the perfect time to pull out all my Horror/Thriller books. I am super excited for this Reading Month, as I am every October, there are tons of Halloween themed read-a-thons happening in October, I absolutely love all the Halloween Readathons that always happens this time of the year.

I am really excited for all these books, this is a rather ambitious TBR, so there is no way I’ll be able to read all of these, but I like having a lot of options, and these could change at any time. Anyway, let’s just get into the TBR. These are all the books and Readathons I’m considering Participating in this October: 

Owntober (#Owntober)

(Monday, October 1st – Wednesday, October 31st)

This should surprise no one that this month I’m participating in another challenge by Kathy @ Books and Munches, this one is all about reading your own books, any books on your TBR that you own counts. Lately I’ve been doing really well at reading the physical books on my TBR, but I love this challenge, so I am again going to join in with this. I have a lot of Physical TBR books to get through still, below I’m just going to list some of the ones I would like to get through the most or soonest. 

Frightfall (#Frightfall)

(Monday, October 1st – Wednesday, October 31st)

Michelle over at Seasons of Reading is hosting the Frightfall readathon from October 1-31st with a couple of mini readathons this weekend and that last couple of days of October. I have a large TBR pile to pull from so I’ll see what this next month brings! The only goal is to read at least one scary book.

Victober (#Victober)

(Monday, October 1st – Wednesday, October 31st)

I first participated in this amazing event last year and I was so excited for it, and I completely failed, I didn’t read a single book. If you don’t know what Victober is, it’s a month-long readathon hosted by Katie @ Books and ThingsAnge @ Beyond the Pages, Kate @ Kate Howe and Lucy @Lucythereader. The goal is to read Victorian literature. While you don’t have to read a certain number of books for this readathon, there are challenges for those interested, Although I won’t be doing the challenges.

eBookathon (#ebookathon)

(Sunday, October 14th – Saturday, October 20th)

A few days ago I came across this read-a-thon and decided to join in the fun. Mainly because I’ve been neglecting my ebooks. I have a lot of eARC’s that I need to get around to reading. So hopefully this read-a-thon will fix that. These are few that I would like to get to:

Witchathon (#Witchathon)

(Wednesday, October 24th – Wednesday, October 31st)

For the last week of october, the Witchathon readathon is taking place. This is another week of intense reading with challenges. Again I won’t be doing any of these challenges, I been very tired and stressed lately, so I just want to enjoy some reading time without the added stress of challenges. And as I don’t have many Books featuring witches or anything like that, I will only be reading 1 book for this readathon. Here are the challenges though:

1. A book that makes you happy
2. Read by candlelight
3. A spooky horror or thriller novel
4. A book with paranormal elements
5. A book that features your ethnic heritage
Ian’s Rose by Suzan Tisdale or The Highlander’s Iron Will by Amy Jarceki
6. Buddy read
7. The group read

Trials of Magic

Hallowreadathon (#Hallowreadathon)

(Wednesday, October 31st – Thursday, November 1st)

The Hallowreadathon is a yearly 48 hour readathon that takes place over Halloween and is hosted by Imogen @ Imogen’s Typewriter.

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These are Some of the books I’m hoping to read this month. So, we’ll see which ones I end up reading and enjoying. What about you guys? Have you read any of the books I mentioned above? What books are on your TBR? What books are you looking forward to reading this month? Are you participating in any of these readathons/Reading Challenges this month? Are you participating in any other readathons/Challenges I didn’t mention in this post? How many books are you planning on reading this month? Let me know in the Comments!

Happy Reading!

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September 2018 Reading Wrap Up

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Well, would you look at that, it’s already October. What is happening to 2018? I, and everyone is saying this as this time of the month, can’t believe how fast time has been going. Let’s take a look at the endless, not-that-interesting month of September now, shall we. I didn’t read that much this month, as I’ve been really busy with my Etsy Shop, which you can check out HERE, I haven’t been blogging much lately either, but I promise in October I will be on here more, I’m planning soon Halloween Posts.

Also, It’s my 2 year Blogiversary in 4 DAYS, I really can’t believe in been 2 years since I started blogging, and probably the best 2 years ever, so thank you to everyone who has stuck around and reads my posts. I actually almost forgot about it, I’ve been quite bust lately that somehow it just slipped my mind, but I will be doing some posts relating to it and maybe a Q&A, If you have any questions for me, anything at all, Please feel free to ask me in the comment, I will write up a separate post answering all your questions. Or if you have any ideas or topics you would like me to talk about this month, or any ideas for Halloween. Thanks again! Now onto my wrap up, and this has already been quite long:

So in September I read a total of 6 Books. I read some really good books last month, even though I didn’t read too much, this was one of the better reading month, with the quality of the books that I did read. I’ve been lacking in reviews lately, but I will try to write up some of those soon. I’ll leave the link to any of these reviews. Also, I’ve finally read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, I’d been wanting to read this for a while, even though I didn’t enjoy it as much as everyone else seems to; I didn’t really think it lived up to the hype, I enjoyed it enough to create a candle inspired by it (Click on the photo below to check out my shop):

The Night Circus Candle

Anyway, let’s get into the wrap up. I’ve also included my September Favourites at the end of this post. So stay tuned for that to find out which of these were my Favourites. 

Sequel September (#SequelSeptember)

(Saturday, September 1st – Sunday, September 30th)

This challenge was hosted by Kathy @ Books and Munches. I only read 2 sequels this month. The only books I read for this were Hollow City & Library of Souls, the second and third books of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar children series. I really enjoyed these ones, although Hollow City is my Favourite in this series, I’m also really looking forward to A Map of Days. Who else is anticipating Book 4? 

OurLostLibrary (#OurLostLibrary, #LostAThon)

(Saturday, September 1st – Sunday, September 30th)

ContemporaryAThon (#Contemporaryathon)

(Monday, September 17th – Sunday, September 23rd)

Best of me

Non-Readathon Read: 

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September Favourites:

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What about you guys? Have you read any of the books I mentioned above? What Books did you read in September? Did you participate in any of these? Let me know in the Comments! 

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September 2018 TBR (#SequelSeptember, #OurLostLibrary, #ContemporaryAThon)

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Today I’m going to be sharing my September TBR. I didn’t do a TBR in August, which was probably good, Because I wouldn’t have Kept to it anyway, I’ve been in a weird reading mood, not that I actually keep to my TBR’s any other time. Anyway, Keep in mind that this isn’t all set in stone. I’m terrible at sticking to TBR’s. I can’t believe it’s already September! Where has all the time gone?!

Okay anyway, let’s get started on my TBR! I tried to keep this quite short, as I don’t really know how much I’ll be able to read, I’m going to be really busy this month. So, These are all the books I’m considering reading in September. 

Sequel September (#SequelSeptember)

(Saturday, September 1st – Sunday, September 30th)

This challenge is hosted by Kathy @ Books and Munches and is all about reading Sequels, I very rarely commit to series. I generally prefer reading standalone books, but I very often read a first book in a series and then just… never follow up on the sequels.

While I do love reading series, I often find that I very quickly get bored of them.There are some notable exceptions where I was willing to read 5+ books in a series, but that’s not often.

But I love the challenges by Kathy, and I have quite a few Sequels on my shelves that I would finally like to get through. So this seems like the perfect time to read through some of those sequels. These are not all of the sequels I own, but these are the ones I’m interested in reading this month. I’m going to keep this quite small, as this month I won’t really have much time for reading. 

OurLostLibrary (#OurLostLibrary, #LostAThon)

(Saturday, September 1st – Sunday, September 30th)

I will be doing the #OurLostLibrary Lost-A-Thon! This will be my first time Participating in this Readathon. OurLostLibrary is a readathon that uses the hashtag #LostAThon #OurLostLibrary. I am going to try to do one book per prompt. The challenges are fun and unique. I am really not expecting to finish them all but who knows! I guess we will see.

ContemporaryAThon (#Contemporaryathon)

(Monday, September 17th – Sunday, September 23rd)

So after a good while of planning here’s my ContemporaryAThon TBR that I’ll be *hopefully* reading. There are challenges, but I don’t think I’ll be completing them, I’m just going to use this time to read a few Contemporary books on my shelves that I want to get through. It is hosted by Chelsea from Chelseadolling reads, Julie from Pages and Pens, and Natasha from myreadingisodd.

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These are Some of the books I’m hoping to read this month. So, we’ll see which ones I end up reading and enjoying. What about you guys? Have you read any of the books I mentioned above? What books are on your TBR? What books are you looking forward to reading this month? Are you participating in any of these readathons/Reading Challenges this month? Are you participating in any other readathons/Challenges I didn’t mention in this post? How many books are you planning on reading this month? Let me know in the Comments! 

Happy Reading!

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July 2018 Reading Wrap Up

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Today I’m going to be sharing my July Wrap up and all the readathons I participated in. So this month I read a total of 39 Books. That’s a lot of books, but that was to make up for my lack of reading last month. I probably need a bit of a break from reading anyway. I read some really good books and Manga this month, I’ll try to write up the reviews for a lot of them in August. Anyway, let’s get into the wrap up. I’ve also included my July Favourite at the end of this post.

Tome Topple (#TomeTopple)

(Friday, June 29th – Thursday, July 12th)

This Round started on June 29th and ended July 12th. Hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. You can find the post I did for my Tome Topple TBR HERE. Here are the books I read, and I will be doing reviews for them later on.

I aimed to complete most of the challenges, and I have succeeded in doing that. The only challenge I didn’t complete was to Buddy Read a Tome.

Sci-Fi July (#SciFiJulyBM)

(Sunday, July 1st – Tuesday, July 31st)

This challenge was hosted by Kathy @ Books and Munches and is all about reading Sci-Fi, I don’t usually read Sci-fi books, but I had a few that I wanted to read. I only read one Science Fiction book this month, but that’s still more than I usually read. 

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Alphabethon (#Alphabethon)

(Sunday, July 1st – Tuesday, July 31st)

This was the Summer Round of Alphabethon, which consisted of reading 26 books that start with a letter of the alphabet and you have to read in alphabetical order. So I read 10 Books and managed to read up to Letter K.

Road Trip Readathon (#RoadTripReadathon)

(Sunday, July 1st – Tuesday, July 31st)

This is a month long ReadAThon based on taking a road trip and I completely failed this one, I didn’t read a single book for this, unless the count the half a book I actually read. I was going to read my way through part of Europe, starting in Ireland and ending in Finland. I love this idea, so in August I’m going to unofficially complete this, as I would like to read more books in set in other locations anyway. 

Astrothon (#Astrothon)

(Sunday, July 1st – Sunday, July 8th)

This one is an 8 day long ReadAThon that has reading challenges! The goal is to finish 4 books and you’re allowed to use 1 book for 2 challenges. I completed 8 Challenges and Read 7 Books in total. 

Reading challenges:

Sun: Finish a book in 24 hours- One Piece Volume 67, 68, 69 by Eiichiro Oda
Mercury: A book with an important message – Boy Erased by Garrard Conley
Venus: A book by a female author – The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell
Earth: A book you see yourself represented in
Mars: A book about someone/something lost – As dead as it gets by Katie Alender
Jupiter: A book you can finish in one sitting – One Piece Volume 70, 71, 72 by Eiichiro Oda
Saturn: A book with an eye-catching cover
Uranus: a character with a cold demeanour
Neptune: A book with blue on the cover – Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Pluto: A book written in a non-traditional format – Rumble by Ellen Hopkins
Moon: A book in a series – Eragon by Christopher Paolini

BecauseDragonsRAT (#BecauseDragonRAT)

(Sunday, July 1st – Saturday, July 7th)

This read is all about reading Fantasy Books, For this readathon I read 4 Books. Fantasy is one of my favourite genres, but this month I haven’t felt in the mood for reading much fantasy. So I think In august I’ll probably try to steer clear from much a bit. 

Read Your Face Off 24 Hour Readathon (#ReadYourFaceOff )

(Saturday, July 14th – Sunday, July 15th)

Read You Face Off is a Goodreads group that does monthly reads and discussions. However, they also do 24 Hour ReadAThons as well. There are no rules, just read as much as you can in 24 hours! So for this one I only read 1 book. 

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24 in 48 Readathon (#24in48)

(Saturday, July 21st – Sunday, July 22nd)

This one you aim to read for 24 hours within a 48 hour time block. I set myself quite a lot of options to see how many I could get through. I read 15 books with 48 hours, although a lot of them where Manga Volumes, but that’s still a very impressive number.

Grinchathon (Grinchathon)

(Sunday, July 22nd – Saturday, July 28th)

Here’s the books I read for Grinchathon. I absolutely love this readathon. I managed to complete 6 Challenges and read 6 books. 

Here are the Challenges:
1. A cool down – A Frozen Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick
2. Travel – Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
3. Dark – Trust in Me by Sophie McKenzie 
4. Immigrants
5. LGBTQIA+ – A Light Amongst Shadows by Kelley York & Rowan Altwood
6. Hard topic – Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick
7. Random – Little Witch Academia Volume 1 

Dewey’s 24 Hour ReadAThon (#Readathon, #ReverseReadathon)

(Saturday, July 28th – Sunday, July 29th)

This is one of my Favourite Readathons, I just love being able to spend a whole day reading, so for this one I managed to read a whooping 9 books! These are the books I ended up reading. 

This is a really long post, I mentioned a lot of books, but I promise I almost done. I read a lot of books this month, I had trouble keeping up with it all, some of these were really good, so seeing as I read some Amazing books this month I also wanted to list some of my favourite below.

July Favourites:

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What about you guys? Have you read any of the books I mentioned above? What Books did you read in July? Did you participate in any of these Readathons/Reading Challenges this month? Let me know in the Comments! Also, I am Hosting the 3rd round of Manga Madness Readathon in August, so if you’re interested in Reading Manga with me, you check that out, I’ll have my August TBR up soon, as well as my TBR for Manga Madness Readathon. 

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July 2018 TBR (#SciFiJulyBM, #Alphabethon, #RoadTripReadathon, #TBRJarRAT, #ReadEHthon, #Astrothon, #BecauseDragonRAT, #Strangeathon #Retellathon #ReadYourFaceOff #24in48, #Grinchathon #Readathon)

October TBR (2)

Today I’m going to be sharing my July TBR. Keep in mind that this isn’t all set in stone. I’m terrible at sticking to TBR’s, especially recently. How is it already July?! Where has all the time gone?! I don’t even feel like I’ve read that many books this year, which is strange because I’ve already read 122 books this years and I’m only 1 book behind my Goodreads Reading Challenge of 250. Okay anyway, let’s get started on my TBR! I’m also Participating in Tome Topple, check out my TBR HERE. I’m not sure I’ll read them all, but these are all the books I’m considering reading this month.

Sci-Fi July (#SciFiJulyBM)

(Sunday, July 1st – Tuesday, July 31st)

This challenge is hosted by Kathy @ Books and Munches and is all about reading Sci-Fi, I actually don’t usually read Sci-fi books, I don’t even like the genre that much, but I have a few sci-fi books that I would like to read, and seeing as last month I failed all the challenges, including the scifi one, I thought I would attempt this again. 

Alphabethon (#Alphabethon)

(Sunday, July 1st – Tuesday, July 31st)

Alphabethon is doing a summer round, which consists in reading 26 books that start with a letter of the alphabet and you have to read in alphabetical order. And you can’t pass letters ahead, you have to read in order. So I compiled a list of the books I want to read for this round, I had some difficulty with some letters but eventually, I got them all. I also have chosen out some Alternatives for some of them. 

Alternatives:

Road Trip Readathon (#RoadTripReadathon)

(Sunday, July 1st – Tuesday, July 31st)

This is a month long ReadAThon based on taking a road trip and I actually love the idea of this one! The ReadAThon will go for the entire month of July. What you do is choose a state/country. After you choose your state you read a book set in that state/Country then you move to the next state.Country, however, it has to be a connected state. You have to travel from state to adjacent state. You just keep doing this until the end of July! Road Trip ReadAthon Announcement. I am going to read my way through part of Europe, starting in Ireland and ending in Finland. For each of these Countries I have a few options to choose from depending on my mood, I’ll list them all below. 

Ireland

Scotland

Wales

London

France

Belgium

Netherlands

Germany

Switzerland

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Italy

Austria

Czech Republic 

Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Poland

Swedan

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Norway

Finland

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TBR Jar Readathon (#TBRJarRAT)

(Sunday, July 1st – Sunday, July 8th)

So, this ReadAThon is dedicated to you’re TBR Jar. You put the names of books in a Jar and pull one out, read & repeat until the ReadAThon ends. You can put all the books on your TBR into the jar, you can put the books you are anticipating & really want to read in the jar, if you are doing another reading challenge for the month you can put the names of all of those books in the jar. I actually do have a TBR Jar – Although I don’t use it much as I wish I did – with all the titles of the books from my shelves + eARC’s that I’ve received to review. So I’m not going to put a TBR here for this one, but If you’re interesting to know what I’ll be reading, follow me on Twitter, as I’ll probably be doing some updates on there. 

Read-EH-thon (#ReadEHthon)

(Sunday, July 1st – Sunday, July 8th)

I recently found out about the Read-EH-thon that’s happening between the 1st July and the 8th July. This is a readathon hosted by BooksandlalaSaidthestoryMyreadingisodd, Yerabooknerdzoe&Squibblesread that was created to influence readers to pick up more books written by Canadian Authors and that feature Canadian settings and stories! You do NOT need to be Canadian to participate in this readathon! I will be honest – I just could not find a book by a  Canadian author on my shelves and I probably won’t be completing the challenges. 

There are five challenges:

• Read a book with red on the cover
• Read a book by a Canadian woman
• Read a book with “E” and “H” in the title
• Read a book by an indigenous author
• Read a book set in a province you’ve never visited

Anyway, here is my TBR: 

Astrothon (#Astrothon)

(Sunday, July 1st – Sunday, July 8th)

This one is an 8 day long ReadAThon that has reading challenges! The goal is to finish 4 books and you’re allowed to use 1 book for 2 challenges. The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 1st till 11:59 pm on the 8th of July. There are 11 challenges. The announcement for this one is on the Instagram account @book.by.book

Reading challenges:

Sun: Finish a book in 24 hours- One Piece Volume 66, 67, 68 by Eiichiro Oda
Mercury: A book with an important message – Boy Erased by Garrard Conley
Venus: A book by a female author – The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell
Earth: A book you see yourself represented in – The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
Mars: A book about someone/something lost – As dead as it gets by Katie Alender
Jupiter: A book you can finish in one sitting – One Piece Volume 69, 70, 71 by Eiichiro Oda
Saturn: A book with an eye-catching cover – The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
Uranus: a character with a cold demeanour
Neptune: A book with blue on the cover – Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Pluto: A book written in a non-traditional format – Rumble by Ellen Hopkins
Moon: A book in a series – Eragon by Christopher Paolini

BecauseDragonsRAT (#BecauseDragonRAT)

(Sunday, July 1st – Saturday, July 7th)

This is round 5 of this Fantasy based ReadAThon. This is for Fantasy lovers, so Fantasy books only and this one has reading challenges. The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 1st till 11:59 pm on the 7th of July. Everything else is explained in THIS Instagram post including how to enter the giveaway! She also uses her own Twitter at times too. I don’t think I’m going to be completing the challenges. 

Reading Challenges:

1. Read a fantasty with red on the cover
2. Read a fantasy based on a mythology you are unfamiliar with
3. Read a fantasy with a strong friendship
4. Read the last fantasy book you acquired
5. Read a fantasy with dragons

Strangeathon (#Strangeathon)

(Monday, July 9th – Sunday, July 15th)

This is a week long spooky themed ReadAThon. This one has Reading Challenges, reading sprints and live streams. The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 9th till 11:59 pm on the 15th of July. Check out the StrangeAThon Twitter Page for more details. 

Reading Challenges:

1. Undead Summer: Read a book with someone without a pulse – As Dead as it Gets by Katie Alender or Chemistry by C. L. Lynch
2. Lazy Days: Take the full ReadAThon to read a book
3. Halloween is everyday: Read a book you’ve been saving for October – Pet Sematary by Stephen King
4. Abandoned TBR: Read a book from another TBR that you didn’t get to – NOS4R2 by Joe Hill 
5. Friday 13th: A book about Luck or Serial Killers – Pretty Wicked by Kelly Charron or Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender
6. Bonfire: Read a book with matches, lighters, fire or smoke
7. Lonliest Review: Read a book that you’ve heard no one talk about – Trust in me by Sophie McKenzie
Bonus Challenge:
The F-Up: Accidentally pick a book that doesn’t fit any challenge

Retellathon (#Retellathon)

(Sunday, July 8th – Sunday, July 15th)

This one is an 8 day long ReadAThon all about reading retellings! This one has Reading Challenges and you can double up, so 1 book can count for more than one challenge! There is also a group book as one of the reading challenges. The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 8th till 11:59 pm on the 15th of July. RetellAThon TwitterRetellAThon Announcement Twitter Thread. I won’t be completing the challenges for this one either. 

Reading Challenges:

1. Love at first sight: A retelling of your favourite fairy-tale
2. True Love’s Twist: Read a queer or gender-flipped retelling
3. Faraway Kingdom: Read a retelling of a fairytale from your heritage
4. Under a Spell: Read the Group Book
5. Unhappily Ever After: A retelling with a dark twist.

Read Your Face Off 24 Hour Readathon (#ReadYourFaceOff )

(Saturday, July 14th – Sunday, July 15th)

Read You Face Off is a Goodreads group that does monthly reads and discussions. However, they also do 24 Hour ReadAThons as well. There are no rules, just read as much as you can in 24 hours! The ReadAThon goes from 9:00am on the 14th till 9am on the 15th of July.

24 in 48 Readathon (#24in48)

(Saturday, July 21st – Sunday, July 22nd)

This one you aim to read for 24 hours within a 48 hour time block. The only other thing you need to know is that you need to sign up with the form in the bottom of the 24in48 ReadAThon announcement post. Also use the hashtag #24in48 on all social media. The ReadAThon goes from 12:01am on the 21st till 11:59 pm on the 22nd of July. I won’t be able to read all these, but these are some options, and I’ll just see how many I can get through.

Grinchathon (Grinchathon)

(Sunday, July 22nd – Saturday, July 28th)

Here’s my TBR for Grinchathon Round 3. I chose a selection so that I have multiple to choose from, this may also change.

Here are the Challenges:
1. A cool down – Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
2. Travel – Deltora Quest 2 by Emily Rodda 
3. Dark – Pretty Wicked by Kelly Charron
4. Immigrants
5. LGBTQIA+ – A Light Amongst Shadows by Kelley York & Rowan Altwood
6. Hard topic – Suicide Watch by Kelley York
7. Random

Dewey’s 24 Hour ReadAThon (#Readathon, #ReverseReadathon)

(Saturday, July 28th – Sunday, July 29th)

This month seems to be full of 24 hour readathon, so I’m going to have a lot of fun with all these. I’m going to add my TBR to these two readathons here a bit closer to the dates. 

Update: These are some of the books I would like to read! I know I won’t be able to read all these during this readathon but I’m going to see how many I can get through; I’m hoping to read 10 (very short) books during Dewey’s. This is not the full list, I don’t really know what I’ll end up reading, as I’m a mood reader, but any of the books that I do read will very likely be on this TBR somewhere, including from Past Readathons, if I didn’t end up reading them for those ones, I’ll be trying to read them for this readathon. 

Chat With Me

This was a really long post and I mentioned a lot of books. These are Some of the books I’m hoping to read this month. So, we’ll see which ones I end up reading and enjoying. I’m excited for all these books. 

What about you guys? Have you read any of the books I mentioned above? What books are on your TBR? What books are you looking forward to reading this month? Are you participating in any of these readathons/Reading Challenges this month? Are you participating in any other readathons/Challenges I didn’t mention in this post? Let me know in the Comments!

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Tome Topple Round 6 TBR (#TomeTopple)

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It’s time for another round of Tome Topple. This is one of my favourite readathons and I’m really looking forward to reading some huge books. Tome Topple Read-a-thon is Hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube, this readathon is all about the big books on your shelves, the main focus is to read books over 500 pages.

The only rules are that the book needs to be over 500 pages long and Bind-ups of books do not count. Tome Topple starts at midnight wherever you are on June 29th, and goes until 11:59pm wherever you are on July 12th.

Here’s her video she posted to announce the next round of this readathon! The link for the Goodreads group is listed under the video so you can go join and check it out!

Check out the Goodreads Group!

  • There’s challenges listed on the group page, but they’re not required
  • A list of popular suggestions is also listed on the group page if you need ideas

There are a few challenges, but I’m participating because I have a few large books to get through that I’m struggling with and readathons tend to motivate me. So below I’m going to list all the books I own or would like to read so I have lots of options, but I’m in no way planning to read all these books, I don’t really know what I’ll end up reading. I’m not exactly sure which (will probably depend on mood) but I have a lot of options!

Challenges: 
1. Read more than 1 tome
2. Read a graphic novel (over 500 Pages of course, Bind-ups do count for this one)
3. Read a tome that’s part of a series
4. Buddy read a tome (use goodreads and twitter to find buddies!)
5. Read an adult novel

Physical Books

London by Edward Rutherford (1299 pages) – I’ve owned this book for so long and still haven’t read it, but I want. This book has actually been on every Tome Topple TBR, so I think it’s about time to finish this. London will probably be my main focus this round, and hopefully I can finish it this time. This will complete the “Read an Adult Novel” challenge. 

Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (652 Pages) – If I finish reading London, then I’ll probably continue reading Half Blood Prince, I’ve also started this one but haven’t finished it yet. But Tome Topple seems like the perfect time to read this one. I really hope I get around to this too. This will Complete the “read a book in a series” challenge.

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (759 Pages) – I’m also hoping that If I finish Half Blood Prince to also get around to reading Deathly Hallows or at least start it this round, but only if I finish Half Blood Prince. I really want to finish this series soon.

Gone by Michael Grant (560 Pages) – I’ve owned this book for so long and I’ve still not read it, but I not exactly sure that I want to! If I don’t get around to this one soon I might end up Unhauling it. At one point this was quite a popular book, but recently I’ve heard some negative things about it. I doubt I’ll get around to reading this for this round of Tome Topple. Let me know If you’ve read this and what you thought of it! Should I read it?

All the Light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr (531 Pages) –  I’ve been trying to read this one since it came out, hopefully I’ll pick it up this time. This will compete the “read an Adult book” challenge. 

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (557 Pages) – I read the original Percy Jackson Series earlier this year and have been meaning to continue ever since. This is part of the Camp Half Blood Chronicles, which consists of a lot of books, I want to know where this series goes next and I’m trying the catch up. This will also complete the “read a book in a series” challenge. 

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (521 Pages) – If I get around to reading The Lost Hero and it’s really good I might just immediately pick up book two, which is The Son of Neptune. If I do that. 

The Lake House by Kate Morton (592 Pages) – This was on my last Tome Topple TBR and I didn’t get to it.  I’ve also owned this book for a long time and never got to it. This will also complete the “read an Adult book” challenge

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (531 Pages) – I started this probably about 2 years ago and have been meaning to continue ever since. This is the sequel to The Shining. So this will complete the “read a book in a series” challenge for Tome Topple.

The Stand by Stephen King (1153 Pages) – This has been on my shelf for quite a while. I don’t think I’ll read this one this round of Tome Topple but I thought I’d still put it done here. This is also an Adult book.

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King (700 Pages) – This was also on my last Tome Topple TBR, and I still haven’t got around to this either. I haven’t really been in the mood to read this and it’s really big. 

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (512 Pages) – I started this once. And I never finished it. I didn’t get too far into this, but I was enjoying it and I really like the writing style, so I would love to be able to continue this. 

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron (520 Pages) – I have no clue what this book is about. I was cleaning out my bookshelf, getting rid of some books I didn’t want, and found this book, which I’ve had for a while and I’ve heard a lot about this one.

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak (552 Pages) – I’ve been trying to get to this for years. Based on everything I’ve heard, I think I will love this book. I really want to see what all the fuss is about and if it lives up to the hype.

Villette by Charlotte Bronte (573 Pages) – I cannot even tell you how long I’ve wanted to pick this up. I wanted to finish all of my currently reading books before I started this though, but that doesn’t seem to be happening.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth (470 Pages) – This one isn’t quite 500+ pages, but I’m counting it anyway, it’s only 30 pages under 500 pages. I recently found out there’s going to be a movie based on this book, so now I really want to read this before I watch the movie adaptation. To be honest, this one hasn’t been on my shelf that long, but it sounds super interesting. I bought this one a couple weeks ago.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (507 Pages) – I cannot believe I haven’t read this book yet! It’s been on my shelf for ages. It’s a pretty big book and I take longer to read classics, so I’ve been putting this one off for quite some time. 

NOS4R2 by Joe Hill (689 pages)– I’ve been trying to read this for months, and I would really like to read it soon. Which I hope will be as interesting as it sounds! This one has been on my Tome Topple TBR’s before as well. This is an Adult Book too.

One Piece Omnibus 22 (Volumes 64-65-66) by Eiichiro Oda (608 Pages) – One of the challenges is to read a graphic novel, as a break during this readathon, to break it up, so I thought I would read this. This is my Graphic Novel selection.

AudioBooks

The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell (587 Pages) – I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while, but I’ve decided to listen to the Audiobook instead of Physically reading it. So I might read this during this round of Tome Topple. I’d like to read at least one audiobook.

eBooks

The Locksmith’s Daughter by Karen Brooks (510 Pages) –  I received an eARC of this one and I still haven’t read it yet. It’s been sitting on my Kindle for almost two years. 

Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks (512 Pages) – I’ve had an eARC of this for awhile now, but I don’t think I’ll get around to this one this round, I don’t really feel in the mood for this right now, maybe next round!

Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast (608 Pages) –  I’ve also had an eARC of this for awhile, but I’ve been putting off reading this one as I’ve read books before by P.C. Cast and I haven’t been very impressed by them in the past. I’ve heard some good things about this one though.  

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings (534 Pages) –  I’ve been trying to read this one since it came out, hopefully I’ll pick it up soon. This will complete the “read a book in a series” challenge. 

Chat With Me

So that’s my TBR for Tome Topple.  It’s very ambitious, so I’m not planning on reading all of these, but I would like to try to read two books this round. Obviously, I don’t think I’ll get to all of these but finishing at least two books would be really great. I need all the motivation I can get when it comes to big books so I’ll be trying to participate in sprints and buddy reads hosted off the main twitter account.

Are you going to participate? Have you read any of these? Are any of these on your TBR?  Let me know in the comments. I’d love to know what you’re planning on reading, feel free to link your TBR. I have a feeling that this is going to be a lot of fun! I hope you’ll in the readathon.

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June 2018 *Pride Month* TBR (#JazzyJune, #ScifiJune)

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Today I’m going to be sharing my June TBR. Keep in mind that this isn’t all set in stone. I’m terrible at sticking to TBR’s. I honestly can’t believe that it is June already – how has half of the year flown by so quickly?! June means many things, but one of which is that it is Pride Month! 

This month I’m going to try and read as many LGBTQ+ books as I can. I don’t actually own too many, but I thought this would be a great chance to read some of those, most of them are review copies. Okay anyway, let’s get started on my TBR! I’m not sure I’ll read them all, but these are all the books I’m considering reading this month.

Jazzy June (#JazzyJune)

(Friday, June 1st – Saturday, June 30th)

This challenge is hosted by Kathy @ Books and Munches and is dedicated to ReReading!! I don’t usually reread, but this year I’ve been working through Rereading The Shadowhunters Chronicles. 

Sci-fi Summer (#SciFiJune)

(Friday, June 1st – Thursday, June 14th)

Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge

I will also be joining the Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge. Hosted by the blog In the Bookcase. This is exactly as it sounds, read (or reread) books by Louisa May Alcott. 

Pride Month TBR!

I am so excited to finally read these books! These books that have been on my TBR for a long time and I never managed to get around to reading them.  

Chat With Me

These are Some of the books I’m hoping to read this month. It’ll be interesting to see which ones I end up reading and enjoying. I’m excited for all these books. 

What about you guys? Have you read any of the books I mentioned above? What books are on your TBR? What books are you looking forward to reading this month? Are you participating in any of these readathons/Reading Challenges this month? Are you participating in any other readathons/Challenges I didn’t mention in this post? Let me know in the Comments!