2017 Booktubeathon

Hello!

The Booktubeathon is slowly coming upon us and I never participated in it but I decided to try and do it this year! I love readathons because they really help me get through books quickly and some of the challenges are so fun!

It currently is July 24th- July 30th

So for those that don’t know the Booktubeathon is where book tube comes together and reads books and makes videos! I don’t do the video part since I don’t have a YouTube channel so I just do the challenges focussed on reading! I’ll leave the challenges down below!

Challenges:
1/ Read a book with a person on the cover.
2/ Read a hyped book.
3/ Finish a book in one day.
4/ Read about a character that is very different from you.
5/ Finish a book completely outdoors.
6/ Read a book you bought because of the cover.
7/ Read seven books.

So I don’t know if I can get to all of the challenges and I might try and combine so my TBR might change but here is my tentative TBR for this readathon.

Challenge 1: Read a book with a person on the cover. 

I want to read Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren! I have read almost all of Christina Lauren’s books, and I always enjoy them so much so since this is their newest release I figured I’d get it read since I’m so excited for it!

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Despite the odds against them from an embarrassing meet-awkward at a mutual friend’s Halloween party, Carter and Evie immediately hit it off. Even the realization that they’re both high-powered agents at competing firms in Hollywood isn’t enough to squash the fire.

But when their two agencies merge—causing the pair to vie for the same position—all bets are off. What could have been a beautiful, blossoming romance turns into an all-out war of sabotage. Carter and Evie are both thirtysomething professionals—so why can’t they act like it?

Can Carter stop trying to please everyone and see how their mutual boss is really playing the game? Can Evie put aside her competitive nature long enough to figure out what she really wants in life? Can their actor clients just be something close to human? Whether these two Hollywood love/hatebirds get the storybook Hollywood ending or just a dramedy of epic proportions, you will get to enjoy Christina Lauren’s heartfelt, raucous, and hilarious romance style at its finest.

Challenge 2: Read a hyped book

I think for this challenge I’m going to be reading Winterson by S. Jae Jones! I have two different copies of this book and I’ve heard so many good things about it so I hope I can get to it since I’ve been interested in reading it since it came out!

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Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

Challenge 3: finish a book in one day

So it might be hard for me to do this but I think I’ll be picking a nice cute romance novel to get through in a day since I fly through those so fast since they’re super addicting! I think I’ll be diving into the Hacker series with Hardwired by Meredith Wild! I was super excited when I found out this was a book series with the same characters rather than companion novels. I don’t really mind companion novels but I really love when books are following the same characters! I’ll get more into that when I get my review of this book posted!

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Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on how to make it on her own. Days after her college graduation she finds herself face to face with a panel of investors who will make or break her fledgling startup. The only thing she didn’t prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who’s seemingly determined to derail her presentation. 

Billionaire and rumored hacker Blake Landon has already made his fortune in software, and he’s used to getting what he wants with very little resistance. Captivated by Erica’s drive and unassuming beauty, he’s wanted nothing more since she stepped into his boardroom. Determined to win her over, he breaks down her defenses and fights for her trust, even if that means sacrificing a level of control he’s grown accustomed to.

But when Blake uncovers a dark secret from Erica’s past, he threatens not just her trust, but the life she’s fought so hard to create.

Challenge 4: Read about a character that is different from you.

So I’ll be reading the first book in the Castles Ever After series by Tessa Dare! It’s titled Romancing the Duke! THis character is different from me because she is the daughter of a famous author who has never been kissed. Because my mother is a nurse and my dad is a retired marine and I have been kissed before….but yes! I really want to read her books so I did my best to make sure I could read this and make it count to a challenge!

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As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities.

And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one.

Ugly duckling turned swan?
Abducted by handsome highwayman?
Rescued from drudgery by charming prince?

No, no, and… Heh.

Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed?

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Challenge 5: Read a book completely outdoors.

So it’s super hot outside in California right now so I don’t really want to sit outside and read for like 6 hours so I’ll be reading Alex + Ada Vol. 2! It’s a graphic novel about a guy and an android! I read the first book and loved it so I got the second one and I still haven’t read it so I figured I would during this readathon!

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Challenge 6: Read a book you bought because of the cover.

So for this challenge I’ll be reading Chasing Spring by R. S. Grey! I haven’t read a book by her yet but I bought this book recently because the cover is just stunning! I just think it’s gorgeous and I’ve heard it’s really good so of course I had to get it! I’ll update you all on my thoughts!

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I thought I’d left Blackwater, Texas behind for good. I didn’t belong in the small town, but my dad wouldn’t listen. He dragged me back home in his beat-up truck and dropped a bomb along the way: Chase Matthews was moving in with us. He was the golden boy of my high school, my former best friend, and the last person I wanted sleeping across the hall. His presence was too great a reminder of the ghosts I was trying to forget.

I didn’t ask for a hero. I don’t want to be saved.

To me, Lilah Calloway meant late nights sneakin’; out, moonlit hair, and sparklers in July. She was my best friend until the day she left and I’d assumed Blackwater had seen the last of her. Then, like a tempest, she rolled back into town for the final half of senior year. The chopped hair and dark devil-may-care attitude warned most people away, but I knew if I fought hard enough, I could find the lost girl.

I didn’t want to be her hero. Some girls don’t need to be saved. 

Challenge 7: Read 7 books 

I’m not going to be picking a book to read for this one because I really just want to read whatever I’m in the mood for at that time to finish up this challenge!

And that is my TBR for this readathon! Make sure to check out twitter and see what’s going on! Just type in booktubeathon2017 and you’ll be able to see everything people are reading and other things going on for the booktubeathon! Let me know in the comments if you plan on joining this readathon and what you want to read for it!

 

 

Throne of Glass Readalong

Hey everyone! So as you know Tower of Dawn is coming up in September! I’m super excited for it to come out!

But the Throne of Glass Facebook is hosting a readalong for the whole series to catch yourself up before Tower of Dawn comes out! I’ll post the schedule here as well as the link for the Tumblr! 

Hope you all decide to join! It’ll be so awesome! I might be posting stuff for it when each book is over. 

Link: World of Sarah J Maas

Weekly Reads TBR

Hello! So this week will hopefully be a big reading week for me; even though I say that all the time and I end up getting swamped with school work. But I have plans that I hopefully will be able to follow through with. And the plan is to read a bunch of review books that I’ve received. This week I mainly want to focus on reading my ARCs I received through Netgalley; while next week will be books I received from authors and publishers.

For this post I’ll be mentioning the books for this week.

The first book I want to read is The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty. It’s about a girl apprenticed to a matchmaker after she is deemed unfit for marriage. While spying on the girls and their escorts, and is recruited by a soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. I’m really excited to read this! I’ve heard good things so I hope I enjoy it! I read a few pages of it and so far I’m liking the writing so I hope that keeps up throughout the story!

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Next I want to read Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios. I just recently read her book I’ll Meet You There and I loved it! It’s one of my all time favorite books! This one is about a girl who wants to get out of her house with a horrible stepfather and mother, and meets a guy. They seem to have it all and then it turns into a romance where she isn’t sure she can escape. I’m hoping to enjoy this book as much as I did her other novel!

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Another novel I want to read is Breaking by Danielle Rollins. I’ve never read any of her books, but I have one of hers under her other name Danielle Vega. But this book is about a girl who lives in the shadows of her best friends and is content. When her friends commit suicide within a month of each other, she finds out her prep school isn’t all that it seems. It sounds good so I’ll keep you updated!

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Lastly I want to read Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller! It’s about a gender fluid girl who is a thief, and wants to get revenge on the people who destroyed her home. She steals a flyer for an audition to be the Queen’s Left Hand, and it involves circus acrobats, ex-soldiers and a bunch of other stuff. I’m really intrigued to check this out! Again I’ll let you know what I think!

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Let me know in the comments what you want to read this week as I would love to know! See you during the week!

Weekly Reads TBR

Hey guys! So this week has been a really good reading week for me! I’ve read 2 books and I’m almost done with my third! I’m officially on Spring Break! So even though I have homework and work to do, I’m going to try and read some more as well! 

So here is my possible TBR for this week

I want to read Into the Dim and Sparks of Light by Janet B Taylor! I got Sparks of Lights from the publisher so I want to get that read and reviewed asap! 



Into the Dim is basically considered a YA telling of Outlander. So I hope I enjoy it and the sequel Sparks of Light! I’ll be sure to update you guys! 

Next I want to try and read Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray! This book comes out next month so I want to read and review it for my blog! Plus it sounds so good! 


I don’t want to really put any more books on my TBR since I might be kind of busy but I hope I get to read more this week too! 

Let me know in the comments your TBR for the week as well as the books you’re currently reading as I would love to know! 

Weekly Reads TBR 3/20-3/26

Hey everyone! So last week was a really bad reading week for me! I only read one book and one graphic novel. School and work have been really busy, so I go home and end up sleeping! But this week I really want to do better! I don’t now if it will since my goal is to get most of my stuff for my papers done that week and for my online class so I can more or less relax during my spring break and read!

This TBR will probably change but I’ll update you during and at the end of the week!

The first book I want to finish is Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi. I had started it last week and was reading it at school but I just never got to finish it because I had other things at school that I had to finish! I’m almost 200 pages in I think so I’m sure I can finish it in a day or two!

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The next book I want to read is Duels and Deceptions! I again had this on my TBR and did not get to it. It seems really cute and short so I feel like I could just get through this in another day or two…then again I’ve been so busy with school!

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The next book I want to read is once again The Cabin! I still haven’t finished it! I’m so close to being done with it! I just need like 100 more pages! I hope I have time to get to this one!

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And I think that is all that I have solidly planned for this week. If I read more I’ll be sure to let you know as well! What are you planning on reading this week? Let me know in the comments as I would love to know!

 

Weekly Reads TBR 

Hey everyone! So yesterday was super busy so I didn’t have a chance to post this TBR but here it is anyways! Here are the three books I hope to read this week!

This one I’ve already started and it’s A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi, who is the Author of the Month for my blog! 

This is the sequel/companion novel to The Star Touched Queen which I read last year and really loved! This novel follows Mays’s sister Guari and the Princes Vikram as they compete in the Tournament of Wishes! So far is really good and I hope to finish it in the next day or two! 

Next up is Marked for Revene by Emelie Schepp, which I was kindly sent for review by the publisher! I’ll be posting my review for this as soon as I finish it! It’s the sequel to Marked for Life, and it’s a crime thriller series that was originally published in Swedish I believe! I read the first one this time las year and loved it! 

The third book I plan on reading is Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey, which is also an ARC I got for review! I haven’t read a book by her yet but I really hope I enjoy this one! It looks cute and fun so I really want to read it! 

I hope to finish these three this week and maybe get through one more but no idea if that will happen. If I can get through another book I would like to read I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios. But I’ll let you know in my wrap up how that goes! 

Let me know in the comments your thoughts on these books and what you plan on reading this week as I would love to know! 

Weekly Reads

Hey guys! Here is my first Weekly Reads post in a while! So let me show you what I plan on reading during the week of 3/6-3/12.

The first is Lifeblood by Gena Showalter. After picking her realm in the Everlife, Tenley must now face the consequences of her choice. Because of her power she discovered in the previous book, the enemy wants her gone. Going up against Killian in a game she’s never played to get a group of humans to join her side, Ten will have to make the choice between love or victory.

Progress: 55/416


Next is Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton. After going the rebellion with Jin, she is not fighting to liberate the desert nation of the bloodthirsty sultan. When she is captured and taken to the heart of it all-the Sultan’s palace- she is determined to bring him down. She then starts to wonder whether the Sultan is really the villain, and who the real traitor is.
Progress: 201/528


Up next is The Cabin by Natasha Preston. In this novel, Mackenzie and her friends go to a cabin of a friend. But after a crazy night of partying, two of the friends end up dead. When there is no indication of forced entry or a struggle, the suspicion turns to the survivors. One of them isn’t telling the truth, and Mackenzie makes the mistake of thinking that the killing is over.
Progress: 32%


Lastly I want to finish Royal Bond by Megan Maldonado. I started it a couple months ago and I really want to finish it this week since I was sent a copy to review but again never finished it. Best friends since Kindergarten, Sydney and Ryan have been together through thick and thin. After one kiss changes everything, Sydney does her best to sort through her feelings. When Ryan’s lifelong secret is exposed, she is thrust into a world of royalty and magic, where she tries to figure out what is right and what is wrong.
Progress: 66% done.

Weekly Read TBR

Hey everyone! So another week is upon us and that means another week where I plan to read a lot of books! But…I start school today so it might interfere with what I read for the week. But I have a slightly ambitious TBR this week and I don’t know how many of them that I will be getting to, but so far two of them are audiobooks that I plan on listening to for my hour drive to school and from school.

Anyways let me tell you what I plan on reading this week!

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The first is I want to finish both Red Queen and Aerie! I’ve been reading them for a while now so I just want to finish them both. I need to catch up with the Red Queen series since the third book comes out in February. Red Queen I’ve been reading for over a year so…I need to hurry up and finish it! These are the ones that I plan on listening to on audiobook since I’m almost done with both of them.

Next is the Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye. I’ve wanted to read it since it came out last year so I need to get on it! I’ve heard mixed things about it so I hope that I really like it. It’s about Russia and magicians or something….I think.

Next is Blackheart by Nicole Castroman, which I think is about Blackbeard and a girl he meets. I really enjoyed The Girl from Everywhere recently and I really enjoyed it so I’m kind of on a pirates and ocean adventure type book so if you have any recommendations to book similar to these I would love to hear it!

Next is a rollover from my previous week’s TBR and it’s The Wish Granter by CJ Redwine and it’s second book in the Ravenspire series. This is a retelling of Rumplestiltskin which takes place in the same world as the first book, but is considered a stand-alone. So I guess this book series is a stand-alone series.

Last book I want to read is Body of Evidence by Patrica Cornwell which is the second book in the Scarpetta series. I plan to slowly read this book series this year, but I don’t know if I’ll finish all of them. But that is my goal!

What do you plan to read this week? Let me know in the comments as I would love to know! And be sure to stay tuned for my wrap up at the end of this week!

Weekly Reads Wrap Up

Hey everyone! So here is what I have read this week! Tomorrow I plan on posting my reads for the coming week so stay tuned for that! I’ll give a quick review for each book for this week. 

Okay here we go!


So I read 3 things this week! I read Roseblood by A. G. Howard which I have a 4.5/5 Stars! It’s a phantom of the opera retellings and I loved it! I bought the original story and I’m planning on reading it soon!

Next is Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan. I’ll be doing a longer review next month when the book comes out! As well as a review for her first book! I gave it a 5/5! I loved it so much! One of my all time favorite duologies! It was fantastic! 

Lastly is the book I’m almost done with! Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I’m currently 300 pages in and I plan on finishing it tonight! It’s about a performance that happens once a year that’s like a scavenger hunt! Scarlett’s sister Tella is taken and whoever finds Tella gets a wish. I’m loving it so far and stay tuned for my review for that since Stephanie is the Author of the Month this month! 

What did you all read this month? Let me know in the comments as I would love to know! 

Weekly Reads

Hey guys! I thought that since I’m back home from vacation and everything has kinda settled I’d start doing weekly reads posts and share what I hope to finish this week! 


So I started The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead on my plane trip home. And I’m almost done with Roseblood by A. G. Howard so once those are done I wanna dive into Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan and Valiant by Lesley Livingston. 

Rise of Fire is the sequel to Reign of Shadows which I just finished last month (review to come soon) so I won’t get into details about this one. 

Valiant is about a female warrior who hopes to follow in her older sister’s footsteps but ends up getting captured! I’m super excited to read it! I hope I enjoy it! 

Other than those four, I hope to read one or two more books but we shall see if I get to them!

Let me know in the comments what books you plan on reading this week and on my next post I’ll share what I finished!