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

 

 

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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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#DiverseAThon Wrap Up


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Today is the last day of DiverseAThon. I have read two diverse books this week with school and work getting in the way. I’m posting my wrap up early because I know I’m not going to read today because of school work. To see my TBR post, click here.  Anyway, here is what I read for Diverse A Thon. I will also have a January wrap-up posted this week as well.

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This was a difficult book for me to get through. I started it earlier last year (won the book in a Goodreads giveaway) and I was disappointed. This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2016, and I really feel like it fell short. I went to the audiobook after having a hard time reading the book. The audio helped it go quicker haha.

My overall thoughts are that it really felt like Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and if it would’ve continued the story as the night that Mark and Kate have, that would’ve made for a better storyline.

As for representation, it was okay. I liked having a cast of LGBTQIA+ characters.

I did discuss this book on a liveshow with other Booktubers for the YA Booktube Awards if you want to see our thoughts on You Know Me Well, We are the Ants and If I Was Your Girl. Click here to watch it.

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This book was AMAZING. I’m so glad I read it. This follows David, who has known he wants to be a girl since he was young and Leo, who is a new student to Eden Park School and wants to just get by.

The transgender representation in this book was excellent. I loved it so much, it was a great story of friendship and acceptance. Ugh, it was so good.

This is not own voices, but…The author Lisa Williamson worked as an administrator at a Gender Identity Development Service. If you’re looking for a book that features transgender characters I really recommend this one.

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So, those are the two books I read for DiverseAThon! If you participated, what did you read?

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SEPTEMBER WRAP UP 2016


September is over? It was so quick! However, now that September is over I can read my October TBR! During September I read three books which were pretty good books! I felt that I should share these with you, also because I posted a  DiverseAThon TBR! Let’s get started 🙂

17838528Toward the beginning of the month I was finishing up TUE for my bookclub, The Story Squad’s liveshow.

I really enjoyed this book and it’s vast characters. I really loved the friend group that Andie had, every time they went to The Orchard or the diner I felt like I was apart of the group.

My favorite scene was the scavenger hunt, it was so much fun to read! When they first announced a scavenger hut at the end of the summer I couldn’t wait to get up to that part. I have only read Amy & Roger so I didn’t get the easter eggs too much but it was fun to see some characters from Morgan’s other books.

Overall, I rated it 4 stars because of how predictable the story felt, I always guessed everything!! Though, it was a totally swoon worthy romance and I enjoyed the friendship group & character development very much.Book Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson // spoiler free//

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This book was my DiverseAThon read and I absolutely loved it! I got this book from a Uppercase last year and I never got around to read it. I’m so glad that I did. I had saw Alex @ TheBooksBuzz raving about how this was her favorite book and so I had to pick it up.

This is about Parker and she is blind. She was in a car accident when she was young and lost her sight. Throughout this book we get to see the world how Parker sees it. She goes on a date and is dealing with the loss of her father.

Parker is super snarky and witty and I LOVED HER. I love having real characters especially one with a disability who just wants to be like everyone else. She has Rules for everyone to follow which are awesome. She’s really just a blind protagonist who doesn’t want pity or anyone to stop their lives for her. Parker is also a runner which was amazing!! I love seeing characters with a disability who are just normal people! 5 stars. 

Anyway, if you haven’t read this yet..I suggest that you do!!

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Last, I read The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner which is a 9/11 based Young Adult Fiction book which just came out this month.

Kyle’s school is evacuated when the first plane hits. As he’s walking home, he finds a girl wearing wings and takes her home when he realizes she has amnesia; she doesn’t even know her name.

Kyle goes through a lot in this book in relation to the Towers falling down he has to run the house. His mother and sister are stuck in California and there are no flights going out. He has to take care of his Uncle Matt who is paralyzed from a motorcycle accident. And he’s waiting on updates from his father who is helping with the aftermath of 9/11.

I liked this book but I was really thrown off when romance was tied into it. Knowing that it was a Contemporary I already knew that romance would be written in, but I just didn’t feel it. Also because 9/11 is such a big topic that I felt romance threw the story off.


 

I really enjoyed my reading this month! I read some good books and now I can’t wait to read my October TBR! Which of these books would you like a review for & would you like to see my wrap-up in video form? Let me know!

 

April Wrap Up // MAY TBR


April was a busy month…I had finals to turn in and write, so that took up more of my time. I participated in ARC April and managed to read two ARCs. My APRIL TBR was a success! I read 3/4 books on my TBR! Here are my thoughts & ratings on them! As well as my May TBR!

 

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My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul — 4 stars! Here’s my spoiler free REVIEW!

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro – 4.5 stars: A Sherlock and Watson retelling; Charlotte Holmes + Jamie Watson are the great-great-great grandchildren of Sherlock and Watson. It was awesome! my review 

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood – 3.5 stars. Read my review and enter my giveaway to win a copy of the book!


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I have a bit of an ambitious TBR but I will definitely be moving it over to June, too! I’m also participating in the Book Buddy A Thon (May 7-13) so that TBR is in here too!

 

Hope you all have a good reading month for May! I’ll be at Bookcon on the 14th in Chicago & I’m turning 22! May is such a good month! 😀 Happy reading ❤

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