Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon | Wrap Up


If you didn’t see my post, I participated in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon on Saturday, April 29th. This readathon encourages you to read for 24-hours and started at 8 am EST for me. I had a really fun time reading for 24 hours and I really needed this because I had only read two books this month. I also vlogged my reading, click here to watch!

If you follow my Twitter or Instagram, you saw my updates! So, here’s my wrap- up of the books I read for #readathon.


CAT VS HUMAN –

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I didn’t follow my TBR as much as I planned. I started and finished CAT vs Human, a graphic novel. I devoured it! If you’re a cat lover/crazy cat lady you’ll appreciate this book a lot and relate to it like I did. I love my cats and I was laughing out loud at the comics! 5 stars.

Page count: 152 pages (according to Goodreads)


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Like all readathons, I needed fuel so I went over to Starbucks and got a Venti Iced Hazelnut Latte and got into my next read.

Next, I picked up HOW THEY MET AND OTHER STORIES by David Levithan. I read two stories and I enjoyed them. However, I just wasn’t feeling short stories and so I put it down.

Page count: 50


The most impactful read of the readathon for me was my last book, NOTE TO SELF by Connor Franta. For those who know me, I have never cried at a book. I’m just not a book crier, I say.  After reading this book, I’ve finally cried at a book and it hurt so bad. I started the tears by the fifth page and was sobbing by the 160th page. This book really hit home for me on so many levels and I really want to thank Connor for writing this book, it meant a lot to me.

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I finished NOTE TO SELF at 4:23 AM.

page count: 308 


TOTAL PAGE COUNT: 510 PAGES

I think #readathon was very successful for me, I even surpassed my Goodreads challenge!!  And I found two books that I never knew I needed in my life until now.

If you participated in the readathon, how did you do??

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Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon TBR!


Dewey’s 24-hour readathon is happening on Saturday, April 29th! I have participated in the 24-hour readathon before, but it was just casual reading. This time I have a TBR in place and I hope to finish a book! Essentially, you try to read as many books as you can in 24-hours!  I really need this readathon because I only read one book this month and I’m in the middle of finishing my re-read of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han in anticipation for the final book coming out May 2nd! Happy reading to all that are participating!

Here is my potential TBR.

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  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera: I was told to read this in one sitting because then I’ll get a better outcome and feelings toward the book. So, this is a maybe! 
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson: This is a short book, it’s less than 200 pages and I’ve been meaning to give it a re-read. I read this book in my freshman year of high school which was 2008/09. So, it’s been a while! I want a refresher on this one. However, it deals with a heavy topic so I may not finish it in one sitting.
  • Cat vs Human – This is a graphic novel of cat comics (aka me in a graphic novel) so I figured it would be quick to read!
  • How They Met and Other Stories by David Levithan: This is a short book and I’ve been meaning to get around to it! It’s just a bunch of love stories compiled!

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2017 Beat the Backlist Challenge + TBR !


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I was asked if I would be interested in representing my Hogwarts house, Hufflepuff  in a reading challenge and just how could I pass up that opportunity?

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To find out more about the 2017 Beat the Backlist Challenge and how to sign-up, click here.

THE GUIDELINES

Books must be released prior to 2017

(this challenge isn’t for new releases)

That’s it!

Set your reading goal

Pick the books you want to read

READ!

MY GOAL & TBR:

I am going to set my goal to 12 books. It’s safe and I know I’ll be able to make it. This isn’t a “set” TBR but it’s a potential list of backlist reads I want to get to/need to review.

With that being said, I’ll be reviewing more and more on here! Woohoo! If you missed my 2017 challenges post, click here to see the other challenges I’m participating in!


If you’re participating in the Backlist let me know and we can cheer each other on! GO HUFFLEPUFF!!

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Emojiathon 2017 TBR + Twitter Sprints!


 

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Emojiathon is created by Dylanthereader5, Naya & Sarah. They are Booktubers, bloggers and bookstagrammers! This readathon is going for the whole month of February! I will be hosting Twitter sprints on Tuesdays. Go to the Twitter @emojiathon to see the other Twitter sprint hosts and days!

There are 15 challenges to set up your TBR. They ask you pick four challenges (or more!). The challenges are emoji related reading challenges. Click here to see the challenges.

MY TBR:

23866c631487faede5e5e26bb3c98d96 Read a romance/contemporary book.

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emoji-smiley-07 A book you bought because of the cover.

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Are you participating in EmojiAThon?

 

Winter Biannual Bibliothon 2017


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The Winter Biannual Bibliothon started today! This is a readathon hosted by seven Booktubers with video challenges for every day as well as reading challenges. To find out more about the readathon go to their YouTube channel and their Twitter account.

I didn’t get to film all of my TBR, something happened with the footage. So, I’ll be posting my TBR on here! This is a potential  TBR for the readathon.


Reading Challenges & my TBR:

  • Throwback: A Book from an Author You’ve Never Read Before – I really don’t have a specific book for this since most of my TBR is books that I haven’t read the author before. And, I don’t want to spoil for the books I’ll be reading!

 

  • Read a 2016 release. – This book made it into the Top Three in Contemporary Romance for the YA Booktube Awards, so I have to read it anyway! Liveshow is January 19th. 27362503
  • Read a book a Booktuber recommends to you: My best friend, Karla @ BooksandOtherNerdyThings made me buy All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven because it’s her favorite book and it was (idk if it still is?) $4 on Amazon in paperback! Plus, I had a gift card of $5 to Amazon. Image result for all the bright places
  • Read a retelling. – I’m so excited to read Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu, it’s a retelling of Hansel and Gretel! 10637959
  • Read a diverse book. – This book is about a transgender teen that I was recommended, also going to add to Diversity Bingo. 

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Are you participating in the Biannual Bibliothon? If not, what book will you be reading this month?

2017 Reading Challenges: Diverse Reads & Contemporary Romance!


challengesI love doing challenges for the year and having a goal to update! I saw these challenges floating around the Bookternet and I want to try them out! Plus, they’re genres I usually read so it’s not too tough! Look forward to many reviews for these books.

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The Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge was originally created and hosted by Pearl’s World of Romance, passed on to Fatin at Romance Book Maven, then passed on to Brianna at The Book Vixen, Then it was Gone with the Words and Love at First Page‘s turn. and is now hosted by Andi’s ABCs.

MY GOALS:

3rd Base: 11-15 Books 
This was pretty easy to choose for me because I read this genre all year, it was hard to choose just 15! This TBR is subjected to change, but these are the contemporaries I want to read this year.

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I am also participating in the Diversity Bingo created by bloggers on Twitter. It’s a bingo board curated for diverse books. I am compiling my TBR which will be in video form and probably a full post! But, this challenge 2017 Diverse Reads will help me complete the bingo challenge because it’s organized. Sign up for 2017 Diverse Reads Challenge hosted by Mishma and Shelly!

Each month will have a diverse theme:

January – Stories based on/ inspired by diverse folktales/culture/mythology
February – POC/ Biracial/ Multiracial Main Character/Lead
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March – Disability
April – Mental Health
May – Religious Diversity
June and July – Sexuality and Gender Identity
August – Non Western Setting
September – Ownvoices
October – Intersectionality

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November – Diverse Retelling
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December – 2017 Releases
 – For this, I’ll just see what I want to read by the end of 2017.

These are my potiental TBRs for these challenges. I will have a full post and video on my Diversity Bingo 2017 TBR which matches with most of my tbr for #DiverseReads. What books are you hoping to read in 2017?

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October TBR & ReadAThons


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Hello everyone! October is upon us, it’s definitely one of my favorite reading months because of the spooky readathons and getting to read books out of my comfort zone! In this post, I’ll be adding the books I would like to read this month as well as the readathons I want to participate in. I will be adding one book for each readathon. Let’s get started!


#OwnVoicesOctober 

Created by: Katie Loves to Read and BooksWithWings

They dedicated the whole month of October to reading some Own Voices books! Here is what I will be reading…

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan & I wanted to read….When We Collided by Emery Lord I’ve had it on my Kindle and I wanted to get around to it. So, I’ll be reading either  or both!

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I’d like to participate in finishing this series. I just picked up the second book, but I am going to try to read the first one too, since it’s been awhile since I read it! 26153925.jpg

SpookAThon – October 17th – 23rd

Created by: BooksandLala, Paige’s Pages & Bookerly 

Reading challenges haven’t been announced yet, but it’s basically a readathon for  thrillers. I’d like to read With Malice by Eileen Cook 

SBOOKTOBER ReadAThon September 23 -29th

Hosts:
Paper Faerie, The Owl Burrow, KalesKorner, Stacy’s Stories, Don’t Stop Readin’

Challenges I will be completing: 
Read a book featuring your favorite Halloween creature. (examples: Vampires, Ghosts, Witches etc.)
Read a book with fall colors on the cover.
Read a book with a spooky setting. (examples: haunted house, creepy forest, salem witch trials, etc.)

I am reading This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab this month for The Story Squad, so I figured it would tie in nicely into this readathon! It’s about monsters? How creepy can you get? *let me know if this counts!*.  I’m also reading I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson which is another Fall colored cover!


My TBR is always subjected to change, so this is just potential! Are you particpating in any October readathons?? Xx Happy Reading!