Booktubeathon AND Summer Biannual Bibliothon Wrap Up


I managed to complete my WHOLE TBR for Booktubeathon and Summer Biannual Bibliothon. I did end up changing my TBR around but I completed most of the challenges that I had set to complete.

Books read: 5
Total pages read: 1,464

BOOKTUBEATHON:
1. Read a book with a person on the cover: Scarlett Espstein Hates It Here – I subsituted I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE by Maurene Goo because I forgot to finish it outside, which was it’s original challenge.

2. Read a HYPED book: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett – this was AMAZING, the hype is worth it!!

3. Finish a book in day: Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

4. Read a book with a character that is very different from you: Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde – autism, Chinese American character, Australian. GREAT REP. One of my favorite books I read from the week.

  • finish a book in one day 

5. Finish a book outside – Finished Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw outside!

BIANNUAL BIBLIOTHON:

Host’s Favorite Genre: Emma – diverse books – I Believe in A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

LGBTQIA+ Book: Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde 

Throwback: Graphic Novel — Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Read a book you’ve seen outside of Booktube: I Believe in A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo, I first saw it on a book blog!

 


WOW! I can’t believe I read ALL THE BOOKS. How did your Booktubeathon or Biannual Bibliothon reading go?

 

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.

My Rating: star icon star icon

 

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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.

My Rating: star icon star icon star icon star icon

 


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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March Wrap Up + April TBR!


Spring is here!! Though, I heard tomorrow is going to be 20°F…what. I had a pretty decent reading month. I read some good books, a short story & finished a “series” (I’m not sure if I call it that).

I’ve decided to focus on what I want to read and to put my TBR Jar on hold because I just simply can’t do it right now. Hopefully, in the summer I’ll pick it back up!

Also, I’ve been going to the library more! 😀 Here’s my reading from March!


 

 

1.) How To Talk to Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman – This is a short story that I found on Neil Gaiman’s website, there’s the text or you can listen to him read it. It was hilarious and I enjoyed every minute of it! Basically, it’s about these two guys who go to a party they were invited to, but they end up at the wrong party. Omg, it’s hilarious and really good!

Read it here.

 RATING: 5 stars.

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2.) Never Never Part 3 by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher– I was really glad to have finally picked this up. I was going on a car ride and needed a short read. This was perfect. However, I was very disappointed with this. It was suspenseful and some questions were answered. I went into this thinking “Yes! I’m going to figure out why they lost their memory! I hope it’s something really good!!” NOPE. I was not satisfied!! The ending really disappointed me 😦

2 stars.  

 

 

 

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3.) Don’t Get Caught by Kurt DinanSee my review w/ giveaway. 

I really enjoyed this!! It was a prank filled, fun read! & the character development was great!!

4 stars.

 

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4.) The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion – In Decemeber, I read The Rosie Project and I really enjoyed it!! This was the sequel and I didn’t like it as much. I really had issues with Don & Rosie’s relationship, there was no communication in their relationship and I really hated how Rosie didn’t really want Don in the baby’s life, she was selfish. Don also annoyed me, as well.  Though, I did like getting back into their lives & that more of the side characters from TRP were in this more. Sequels just are hard for me.

3 stars.

 


 

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What did you read this month? Anything good?

 

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February Wrap Up & TBR Jar Challenge


 

HAPPY LEAP YEAR! Today, I’m sharing my book wrap-up from February. I’m pretty sad that I was only able to read two books this month; mainly b/c I’m trying to figure out a school reading schedule. I tried to participate in 2 readathons and failed..I picked the books up but didn’t finish them. Although, I did read some good books this month.

In this post, I’m just talking about my TBR jar challenge & the books I read.

My TBR challenge for Feb. was to read a dystopian.


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1.) Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts – I was reading this at the end of January and finished it mid way through February. I really enjoyed it and I’m so glad I finally read it! I have a spoiler free review, if you’d like to know more about it!

 

 

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2.) Truthwitch by Susan Dennard – This is my first high fantasy read and it really took me a while to read. I read this with my book club, The Story Squad. We read bi-monthly. Also, I went to a Truthwitch signing in my area and picked this up. Susan was super nice! I enjoyed Truthwitch, but I didn’t fully understand it because I’m not used to high-fantasy and it was slow in the beginning. However, I did like the characters and the female power.

Truthwitch signing. Met up with my Booktube friends. (left) Brynn @ brynnsbookshelf, (right) Danielle @ SimplyThoughtfulBooks

Truthwitch signing. Met up with my Booktube friends. (left) Brynn @ brynnsbookshelf, (right) Danielle @ SimplyThoughtfulBooks

Truthwitch signing 02/13/16 me & Susan Dennard - SCARF TWINS.

Truthwitch signing 02/13/16 me & Susan Dennard – SCARF TWINS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

TBR CHALLENGE.

I knew from the beginning the TBR challenge for this month wouldn’t work. Since I knew I’d be reading a high fantasy, I knew a dystopian would really confuse me more if I read them both at once. So, I’m moving this challenge to March.
23438288I’ll be trying to read Flawed by Cecila Ahernthis is an ARC I was sent by MacMillan THANKS!! :DD I’ll definitely talk about it more leading up to the release date (April 5th). This is indeed a dystopian, according to Goodreads.

 

 

 

I12027870 also picked a challenge out so that I keep on track. This was to read a book about a roadtrip. With this challenge, I have You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith. I’m really excited because I love roadtrip books!!

 

 

 

There’s my February reading! What did you read this month? Anything good?

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