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 

graphic novel, water on the cover

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.

May Wrap Up| 2017


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It’s June already…?? This year is going by so quick! I had a pretty good reading month for May and I’m excited to share the books I read with you all! As for TBRs, I’ll be joining Emojiathon for Twitter sprints again and Read o Rama is happening in June, too!


 

I finished my re-read of PS I STILL LOVE YOU. I really loved this sequel the first time and it was very refreshing to read because I didn’t remember much of it! This helped me go into Always and Forever, Lara Jean. I have a spoiler review on it and it made me sob for hours and days and weeks, ugh. It was such a perfect closure to this series that I love SO DAMN MUCH. Most definitely my favorite read of the month, hands down.

review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean (spoilers)


 

BUDDY READS

I did two buddy reads with different people this month. I read Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith with my friend, Chloe in the beginning of the month. I have a review on Goodreads and plan to write one soon here.  This book was okay but I say that about every J.E.S. book, so nothing out of the ordinary. 3.5/5 Stars 

My last read of the month was for Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson for  #MonthofMatson hosted by Maureen Keavy on Booktube. I have a review (click the title) of this book and I really had an issue with the toxic friendship between Emily and Sloane. Also, Emily was a love/hate character for me. I really liked the playlists and the idea of the list and the things done on them. 4/5 stars 

Overall, pretty good buddy reading!

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I was sent Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman through Net Galley thanks to Sourcefire books. I have a full review on it, I gave it 3 stars. It’s a good summer, diverse read and I liked it. As for a debut novel, the characters were written well and I liked the setting. Also a sports theme of surfing and skateboarding was introduced. Definitely made me crave the beach!! 3/5 stars


 

I think I had a pretty solid reading month. What was your favorite read from May?

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April Wrap Up | 2017


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The Upside of Unrequited – 5/5 stars – I really loved this book, see my review for my full spoiler free thoughts!

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – RE-READ – In anticipation for the last book, I re-read TATBILB and PS I STILL LOVE YOU. However, I finished the sequel in May. This is my all-time favorite book, it means a lot to me. This was my fifth read.

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Wrap-Up 

Cat vs Human by Yasmine Surovec – I read this for Dewey’s 24 Hr readathon, I loved it! If you’re a cat lover, this is the perfect graphic novel for you! 5/5 stars

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Note to Self by Connor Franta – Thanks to Connor, this is the first book to EVER make me cry. Now I’m cracked and will cry at anything. Yes, I never cried at a book…i’m surprised too. Review to come because this book meant the world to me and it was so impactful. 5/5 stars 

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What was your favorite book of the month?

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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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March Wrap Up! 2017


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I read six books this month! I found two of my  new favorite books this month. Let’s get to the books…

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I was sent You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner to review from Penguin Random House. Thank you so much to them for sending me this book, I really enjoyed it!

Book Review: You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

4 out of 5 stars

 

 

 


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I loved this book so, so much. It’s one of my new favorites, I devoured it and I really loved the story and characters.

I have a full Goodreads review up for it.

5 out of 5 stars.

 

 


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This was the first book I read for Read O Rama, a readathon I co-hosted this month. I loved this book SO much! It’s another favorite book I acquired. It had me laughing so much and I page flagged it, a ton!

I have a Goodreads review up of this book.

5 out of 5 stars.  

 


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My second book for Read o Rama. It was for the challenge Start a Series/MC with your first initial. I probably will continue this series, I thought this book was decent. But, it really felt like a cringey fanfiction to say the least.

was sent this book for the Backstage Pass Series Box Set from Entangled Teen via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This does not change my opinions on the book in any way.

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3.5 out of 5 stars. 

 


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This was my last read for Read O Rama. It was okay, I didn’t like that the ending didn’t give me any closure, it should have been longing in my opinion. It does handle a serious topic, so trigger warning for sexual assault. I liked learning about Irish culture, too.

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3 out of 5 stars. 

 

 


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Last, I read Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging for the watchalong I did for the Book Happiness Project. I thought this was cute and it’s definitely geared for middle grade. I loved Georgia’s sassiness and Angus’ mischief! I really liked the writing style and the layout. Not sure if I will continue the series, but it was a cute read.

3 out of 5 stars.  

 


 I read a total of six books this month! April TBR to be coming. I’ve been unactive on this blog this month and been focusing on Booktube! Don’t worry, I’m not abandoning the blog. But, it may be scarce for posting!

What was your favorite read this month?

February Wrap Up 2017


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I read three books in February, compared to January where I read 8 books. However, it was a busy month for me! I completed three of the challenges for Emojiathon, too.


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By Your Side by Kasie West 

This was one of my most anticipated books of the year and it definitely met my expectations. I loved this book so much and everything it had to offer as well as our love interest, Dax 😉

I do have a full spoiler free review on this book if you’re interested in my thoughts a little more.

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A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom 

This was another one of my most anticipated releases of 2017 and it didn’t disappoint. I really loved this despite some little flaws I had with it. It was a great book about a girl who struggles with bipolar disorder and trying to hide it.

I have a more in depth review, if you’re interested in my thoughts.

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I have a lot of feelings on this book. I gave it a 3 star because I didn’t feel that it was a strong book and the character, Ellie really made me angry at the things she did to her love interest, Graham.

The book is set to be about Ellie and Graham’s anon email relationship and we only get a couple chapters of their emails and then 3 MONTHS LATER they meet each other. I really wanted more emails to build up the personalities of the characters to get to know them.

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January Wrap Up + February TBR


I read A LOT this month. It’s probably the best I’ve read compared to last year. I read a total of 8 books. This makes me feel that I’m going to have a great reading year! Since I started out strong.

February will be a fun reading month since I am hosting Twitter sprints over on the @emojiathon Twitter!


 

WHAT I READ IN JANUARY.

  1. the fill in boyfriend by kasie west star icon star icon star icon star icon star icon
  2. on the fence by kasie west star icon star icon star icon
  3. tell me three things by julie buxbaum star icon star icon star icon star icon star icon
  4. all the bright places by jennifer niven star icon star icon star icon star icon
  5. it ends with us by colleen hoover star icon star icon star icon star icon star icon
  6. we are the ants by shaun david hutchinson star icon star icon star icon star icon
  7. you know me well by david levithan, nina lacour star icon star icon
  8. the art of being normal by lisa williamson star icon star icon star icon star icon star icon

 

 

WHAT I PLAN TO READ IN FEBRUARY. Image result for valentines day gif tumblr

For the Diverse Reads 2017 Challenge –  February – POC/ Biracial/ Multiracial Main Character/Lead

  • I will be reading Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour. This book is also #ownvoices.

If you missed my EMOJIATHON TBR & Announcement, click here.

I’ll be trying to read the books on that TBR because the readathon is the whole month of Feb! I’ll be hosting on Valentine’s Day, so if you’re not busy come and read with me!

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