Biannual Bibliothon & Booktube-A-Thon TBR!


The two biggest read-a-thon’s on Booktube are overlapping each other. I like to participate in both, being in the Booktube community. So, I combined my TBR with the challenges from each readathon.

Booktubeathon is hosted by Ariel Bissett on YouTube, for other information there is a Twitter, Instagram and a YouTube channel announcing the readathon and challenges. There are also Instagram challenges you can take part in.

The Biannual Bibliothon is hosted by a group of Booktubers: Emmmabooks, Kelly’s Book Spill, Little Red Reader, Brittni’s Book Find, Little Book Owl, The Booktube Girl, and Meagan Precourt.  This readathon hosts Instagram challenges, and NEW! blog challenges that are being announced on the Instagram.

For more information there is a Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channel. 

For both readathons, I will only be completing the reading challenges & Instagram challenges not the video challenges.


Onto the TBR…..

BOOKTUBE-A-THON: 

A book with a person on the cover: Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here by Anna Breslaw 

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Read a HYPED book – I’m torn between two very popular and hyped books that I’ve seen on Booktube lately. My two options are I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson and Geekerella (which I’ve already read some of when I was sent the book for review, a few months ago). We’ll see what my heart desires!

Finish a book in one day – I chose a graphic novel for this because graphic novels are perfect for readathons. I’ve been enjoying them lately, and I’m sad this is the last one I own!

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Read a character that is very different from you – I recently bought What We Left Behind by Robin Talley while I visited one of my favorite small bookstores on vacation. The MC is genderqueer and I’m excited to read more about it.

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Finish a book outdoors – I have I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo for this challenge but it also fits the other challenges; person on the cover and character that is very different from you.

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Biannual Bibliothon: 

Host’s favorite genre: I chose Emma and her favorite genre is Diverse Books. I will be reading I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE by Maurene Goo for this challenge.

LGBTQIAP+ Character: I chose What We Left Behind by Robin Talley. The main character is genderqueer.

Throwback: Pick any challenge they have done in the past. Luckily, they had a graphic novel challenge which I’ll be reading Anya’s Ghost to complete this challenge.

Read a book you have seen outside of booktube (my suggestion!!) – I first saw I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE on book blogs and haven’t seen it much on Booktube.


 

So, that’s my ambitious TBR! If you’re joining these readathons, I wish you good luck and happy reading!!

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READ O RAMA Round 7 Wrap Up


Read O Rama was successful again!! Thank you to everyone who participated in reading with us, and the Twitter sprints! I had a blast and got some reading done myself. Unfortuantely, I was going to update throughout the week and my computer decided to start having issues and it had to be fixed. Never fear, I’m back and I’m going to show you what I read.

+ click the titles to go to my Goodreads review.

1. Coffee Boy by Alex Chant (89 pages)

#ownvoices, less than 150 pages

2. How To Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake (328 pages) five stars

#ownvoices challenge, book with water on the cover

3. This One Summer by Markio Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki (319 pages) five stars 

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4. The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle ( 200 pages read, finished Sunday *after the readathon)

RAMA in the Title.

TOTAL PAGES: 936 pages


Overall, I would say I had a successful week of reading!! Now, I continue on to my reading for Emojiathon.

READ O RAMA Days 1 & 2 Updates


Better late than never, the first day of read-o-rama is almost over! I’ve plugged this readathon my channel but I wanted to promote it here too! This year, I’ve been hosting Read O Rama, a readathon created by Chloe @ Brunette Bibliophile, co-hosted by Elizabeth @ The Owlery along with myself and April Sarah. 

This readathon is running from June 11th to the 17th. You can still join us, if you’d like! But, we’ll be back before the year is over, too.

Follow us on Twitter for sprints.  We also have a giveaway running until the end of the readathon.

DAY 1:

80 % read of Coffee Boy by Austin Chant

Books read: 0

DAY 2:

Finished Coffee Boy by Austin Chant (89 pages)

Started How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake (37 pages read)

Books read: 1

TOTAL PAGES: 126


Coffee Boy by Austin Chant – a short review 

This is a short story following a transgender boy, Kieran starting an internship in politics that he was recommended for by a professor of his, Marcus. Coffee Boy explores Kieran’s sexuality and how he is perceived by others and it does not sugar coat the struggles those who are transgender deal with on a daily basis such as being misgendered. Coffee Boy ALSO includes a bisexual character and includes bisexuality in general. I would’ve rated this 5 stars, however I had to skim the last few pages because the sex scenes were in depth and graphic, which I was not expecting! :O Just personally, I couldn’t read those scenes. Coffee Boy has great rep and I loved seeing a story of a transgender boy in the workplace and going into adulthood (he’s 23 y.o.) versus Young Adult, which I’m used to.

I can’t express enough how great the LGBTQIA+ representation was and I LOOOVED the mention of pins to indicate sexuality or that Kieran wears a pronoun pin. I loved how real this story was and I highly recommend.

 

READ O RAMA TBR & Updates


Better late than never, the first day of read-o-rama is almost over! I’ve plugged this readathon my channel but I wanted to promote it here too! This year, I’ve been hosting Read O Rama, a readathon created by Chloe @ Brunette Bibliophile, co-hosted by Elizabeth @ The Owlery along with myself and April Sarah. 

This readathon is running from June 11th to the 17th. You can still join us, if you’d like! But, we’ll be back before the year is over, too.

Follow us on Twitter for sprints.  We also have a giveaway running until the end of the readathon.

** since June is Pride Month, I wanted to read more LGBTQIA+ books. I tried to center most of my TBR around #ownvoices books from LGBTQIA+ authors as best as I could! 


challenges + my tbr: 

Read 7 books

Read a book with RAMA in the title or author Honey Girl by Lisa Freema

A Book with water on the cover  How To Make A Wish by Ashley Blake

A *short* book with 150 pages or less Coffee Boy by Alex Chant

Read a graphic novel This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki

A book you have been anticipating or been meaning to read (open up to my TBR)

A book that is #ownvoices Coffee Boy by Alex Chant // how to make a wish by ashley herring blake 

A book released in the summer of any year  The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle  June 7th 2016


I will be trying my best to open this platform up for my reading updates!

Stay tuned and happy reading.

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EMOJIATHON TBR Round Two


Emojiathon is created by Dylanthereader5, Naya & Sarah. They are Booktubers, bloggers and bookstagrammers! This readathon is going for the whole month of June! I will be hosting Twitter sprints on Saturday, June 17th. Go to the Twitter @emojiathon to see the other Twitter sprint hosts and days!

I participated in the first round of Emojiathon in February, click here to see my TBR if you’re interested!

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.


Emojiathon TBR:

Music note emoji: A Book that features music


 

Airplane emoji: A book that takes place in a different country than your own.

 

Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung (Australia): diverse MC who comes from a Chinese immigrant family. 


 Newspaper: Read a book about a current event

 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Black Lives Matter) • American Street by Ibi Zoboi (deportation)


Gasp emoji: A thriller or a horror


Clock emoji: Read a book in under 24 hrs

Coffee Boy by Alex Chant– features a non-binary mc and it’s  an own voices story, it’s less than 100 pages according to Goodreads.

Buddy Read a Book

I’ll be buddy reading THUG with my friend, Anna @ Unquenchable Reads!


Will you be joining us for Emojiathon?? If so, what is your most anticipated read on your TBR?!

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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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