October TBR, TBS, and Challenges

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new, I’m Amanda from A Court of Books and Love.

Today I have all of my plans for October.

But before we get into that. Let’s have a little talk.

I apologize once again that I haven’t been nearly as active as I used to be. If you don’t know, I’m back to college again. I’m only taking one course, but that course is only 8 weeks compared to the normal, what, 13-14 weeks? So everything is more intense. But that’s okay. It’s working better for me. I just don’t have the time I want to work on blogging and making videos.

So for October, I’m going to focus mainly on here. I will try to make some videos. I want to try to prefilm everything and edit as I go but we’ll see. Either way, I’m going to try to get as much done for October as I can ahead of time. So some of the posts won’t be the most updated when they actually go up. But that’s perfectly okay. It’s going to be what works for me.

So let’s explain the title. If you’re following me, you should know what TBR means. It’s To Be Read, so the books that I want to read this month. I’m going to be talking about the books I plan on reading, not counting my TBR for some readathons.

I plan on participating in 4 readathons this month. If you click on the titles below of the readathons you can get more information about them:

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Spooky Shelfie

Sbooktober

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I’ll post my TBRs for #GetGraphic later on this week and Spookathon and Sbooktober later in the month, closer to the start date. I’ll explain how each of these books fit into Spooky Shelfie when I talk about them!


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Itby Stephen King

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I will be starting this book tonight and I’ll be listening to it on audio until I finish reading the next three books I have on my TBR then I’ll be reading this physically also.

If you don’t know, this book is about a clown that is taking children. It’s a horror book. It’s terrifying. I’m going to probably pee my pants at work while I’m listening. And I’m all for it. Let’s do this.

Spooky Shelfie Challenge: Read a book about something you’re afraid of


Diamondby JA Low

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*I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher for my honest review*

I read this first book in this series (also received from NetGalley) and fell in immediate love with it. I talk praise about Sapphire to no end. You can read my full review here. There are a ton of trigger warnings for both of these books so be careful and check out my review to know what to watch out for.

This book is the continuation of that book and to prevent spoilers, I’m not going to include a synopsis. Just go check out the first book if you’re not triggered by anything mentioned in my review.

Spooky Shelfie Challenge: Read a book with a freakish character (all the bad guys in here. They are freaks to me)


The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts and The Girl Who Saved Ghosts by KC Tansley

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*I received both of these books from NetGalley and the Publisher for my honest review*

I will have my review for these two books out on Oct 14th so keep an eye out for that.

This book is about a girl who has spent her entire life ignoring the fact that she can see and hear ghosts. A school project leads her to an island with her research partner, Evan. Before the two of them know it, they are sent back in time to solve the mystery they were researching. And trying to get back to their own time.

I’m so very interested in these two books and I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you guys.

Spooky Shelfie Challenge: Read a book with a supernatural/paranormal aspect


Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

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I read Stalking Jack the Ripper last year and loved every second of it. I can’t wait to get into this one. I won’t give much of a synopsis because it’s the second book and I don’t want to spoil anything.

Spooky Shelfie Challenge: Read a book with a serial killer


Scythe by Neal Shusterman

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I’ve had this book for so long, but I haven’t gotten around to reading it. This WILL be the month! I need to get it done this month! It’s the perfect time to read this type of book.

This book takes place in a world where there is not sickness or death. So to keep things from getting out of control, there are people called scythes who are sent to kill people. We follow our main character who is a scythe.


Not counting the books that I’ve planned to read for the other readathons I’m doing, that’s it for reading. Let me know what books you plan on reading this month!

As of right now, I don’t know the reading challenges for Sbooktober so I haven’t made a TBR yet. So some of these books may be repeated.


TBS

TBS is something new that I’ve started so I decided to add it into here. It will include any movies, tv shows, Korean dramas, or anime that I would like to watch. So it’s pretty simple. It stands for To Be Seen. Let’s get into it!

I’m only going to mention shows that I’m either behind on and need to catch up on or shows that are done that I want to watch.

Lucifer

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I’m currently on season 2 episode 14. There are 18 episodes in season 2 and season 3 will start sometime in October. I would like to catch up before the next season starts.


Strongest Deliveryman

This is a Korean drama. I’m on episode 7 of 16. I’m not super attached to this one but I’m still enjoying it and want to finish it.


Those are the only two I have planned right now. I want to do the try an episode tag for the anime and Kdramas I mention in their respective “ten I want to watch” posts. So that will decide which I continue on with after that.


The only challenges I’m doing is one Instagram challenge. I will post a picture of my screenshot down below so you can check it out also!


I hope you enjoyed! Let me know what you’re reading/watching down below!

Happy Reading/Watching! Bye!

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Top 10 Books I Want To Read This Fall

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new, I’m Amanda from A Court of Books and Love!

Today I have ten of the books I would like to read this Fall.


This list is in no particular order and may end up changing at some point. But as of right now, these are the 10 books I want to read this Fall.

1. Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

I have had this book preordered since January 2017. It came out yesterday and I couldn’t be more excited that I’m getting my copy today. That being said, I think I’m going to save it for October to read. So no spoilers.

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2.  It by Stephen King

I decided to buy this book on a whim after seeing this magnificent cover. I had never had a plan of reading any Stephen King but as soon as I got this book, I knew I just had to. Then I ended up watching a video someone posted on YouTube and I got even more excited about more of his books. So this will be my first King novel and we’ll see how I feel after the over 1000 pages of this. I plan on reading this in October and switching between physically reading and the audiobook.

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3. Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I will be reading these two along with Melissa over at The Written Adventure in (hopefully) November! (Yes I know I was holding the card upside down)

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4. The Girl in 6E by AR Torre

I started reading this book but ended up having to put it down for something else. I can’t wait to get back into this!

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5. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

I’ve been wanting to read this book since it came out. I’m hopefully going to get to it in November for Contemporaryathon.

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6. Night Film by Marisha Pessl

I don’t really have anything to say about this. I just know that it’s dark and perfect for Halloween time.

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7. Scythe by Neal Shusterman

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8. Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

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9. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

I ended up getting this book from Jessica from JessicaMarie493! Thank you so much Jessica! I love you girl!

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10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

This is one book that I NEED to get to. It’s one of the ones that everyone should read at least once in their lifetime. I’m ready to cry my eyes out.

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So that’s it for this post! I hope you enjoyed! Let me know a book that you plan on reading this fall!

Happy Reading! Bye!


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September 2017 TBR

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new, I’m Amanda from A Court of Books and Love!

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Today I’m going to be talking about my September TBR.

Now, I have a super ambitious TBR for Sept. I start school on the 4th so I don’t know how many of these books I’m actually going to get to. I’m going to try to get to at least most of these.

I have about 15 books planned out including the ones I am currently reading. I’m writing this on the 31st of August and I may have finished one of these.

So lets get into this and start out with the books I’m currently reading.


I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

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I’m currently reading this book along with Jessica at JessicaMarie493. We wanted to finish it for Readathin and there’s a chance she’ll finish it but I got distracted today. So I know I won’t finish it by the end of the month. But I do plan on finishing it in the beginning of the September.

This book follows a set of boy/girl twins, Jude and Noah. It’s told it both of their POVs. Noah’s is told when they were 13 and Jude’s is when they are 16. We get to watch as they grow apart from each other and how it has affected them.

I would like to mention that this book is pretty heavy in the magical realism. I wish I had been told before I started it. Magical realism isn’t really my type of writing style. It’s heavier in Noah’s POV than Jude’s, though. It’s pretty easy to get into but the beginning was rough for me.

 Unexpected by Jenny Frame

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I’m about 80% through this book when I am writing this. I got this book from NetGalley and the publisher, Bold Strokes Books, for my honest review.

This book is about Dale, a mechanic who loves cars and women, and Becca who is a mom in hiding. Becca is the mother of Dale’s children and they end up meeting after their son ends up finding Dale so she can help them out. And of course, these two end up falling in love.

I’m loving this book so far. I don’t think I’ve read a book that’s completely focused on a f/f relationship besides Queens of Geek. This is an adult novel so be prepared for some in depth sexy time. But I am loving this book so far and I plan on hopefully finishing it tonight before bed (yesterday when you see this).


Now onto the books that I have to read for my reading goals for the rest of the year. If I did a blog post, I’ll link it down below along with the video that I did. So let’s just get into these.

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

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One of my goals was to read at least one of these books a month so I can get through the Sookie Stackhouse series. I started reading this series a while ago and I ended up stopping after a while. I want to restart them so I can finish the series finally.

In case you don’t know, this is the book series that the show True Blood was based off of. It follows our main character, Sookie, who can read minds. In this world, vampires live right along with humans and are known to the humans. Sookie tries at all costs to avoid vampires, as anyone would, but when she ends up falling in love with vampire, everything changes.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

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Another goal I set for myself is reading at least one Agatha Christie book a month. I don’t know what this one is about but I do look forward to reading this.

Scythe by Neal Schusterman

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This book is from my TBR jar. I have added all of the books on my TBR into this jar and I want to start drawing one a month (at least) and reading that book. So we’re going to see how this goes.

All I really know about this book is that it takes place in a world where there is no disease or death. So there are people, Scythes, who are tasked with killing people. Or at least something along those lines. I’m just really interested in this story. I’ve heard great things about both this book and the author so I’m excited.


Now these next two books are going to be buddy reads and they are connected to each other. I will be reading this along with Taylor over at Bookish Taylor.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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This book is going to be a reread! Taylor and I decided to reread this book in preparation for this next book!

This book is about Audrey Rose who is, against all odds, studying to be a coroner. This is a story of Audrey Rose fighting the norms for women in Victorian London and also her task of solving the murders of all of these women by Jack the Ripper.

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

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I’m so excited for this book! I’m not going to give a synopsis to avoid spoilers but I can’t even express how excited I am.


The next book is a book club book. It’s for the book club run by Dylan (DylantheReader5) and Jay (TheAwkwardBookworm), Random Book Monthly Book Club.

Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennett

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I have no clue what this book is about. Oops.


The rest of these books are ARCs that I have received through giveaways, from an author, and from NetGalley. I don’t really know what a lot of these are about so I’m just going to list them, add a picture, and if they aren’t out yet, the release date.

Genuine Fraud by E Lockhart

I won this book in a Twitter giveaway. It comes out on Sept 5.

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Aaru by David Meredith

I was contacted by the author to read and review this book for him. It’s already out.

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The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts by KC Tansley

I got this book through NetGalley so I could read this next book. It’s already out.

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The Girl Who Saved Ghosts by KC Tansley

I got this book through NetGalley. It comes out October 17.

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Protected by Claire Zorn

I got this book through NetGalley. It comes out October 3.

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The Note by Zoe Folbigg

I received this book from NetGalley. This will be released October 1.

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Royal Pain by Tracy Wolff

I got this book through NetGalley and it comes out September 19.

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So I hope you enjoyed this! Let me know if you would like to buddy read any of these books! I would always love to buddy read with you guys!

I’ll see you guys in the next one!

Happy Reading! Bye!

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Links

Books

I’ll Give You The Sun

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Amazon
Book Depository

Unexpected

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Amazon
Book Depository

Dead Until Dark

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Scythe

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Stalking Jack the Ripper

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Hunting Prince Dracula

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Alex Approximately

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Genuine Fraud

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Aaru

GoodReads
Amazon

The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts

GoodReads
Amazon

The Girl Who Saved Ghosts

GoodReads
Amazon

Protected

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

The Note

GoodReads
Amazon

Royal Pain

GoodReads
Amazon

People

Jessica (JessicaMarie493)

Blog
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Twitter

Taylor (Bookish.Taylor)

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Dylan (DylantheReader5)

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Jay (The Awkward Bookworm)

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Blog Posts Mentioned

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Tome Topple TBR

Hi Bookies!

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Today, I’ve got another post for you and that would be my Tome Topple TBR!

Tome Topple is a readathon that is focused on reading only tomes, or books over 500 pages.

This readathon was created by Sam. I’ll have all of the links below, including those of the Co-hosts!

Rules:

  • Book must be over 500 pages
  • Bindups don’t count

Challenges:

  • Read more than 1 tome
  • Read a graphic novel (still has to be over 500 pgs but can be a collection as in: Fruits Basket’s Collector’s Editions (they aren’t technically tomes though since those specifically are under 500))
  • Read a tome that is part of a series
  • Buddy read a tome
  • Read an adult novel

I’ve got 4 books planned out for this readathon but I only really hope to finish 3 of them. Let’s just get into this.

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

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I plan on listening to this book on audio while I’m at work. I started listening to it months ago but I’m going to restart it and finish it this time!

This will count for:

Read an adult novel
Read a tome that’s part of a series

Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino

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This one I’m kind of cheating for but that’s okay! It’s not technically a tome for each volume of this but I’m going to read the entire thing during Tome Topple. And I’ll be reading it on my phone/Kindle so it’ll be continuous for me rather than separate books. So I’m counting it.

This will count for:

Read a graphic novel
Read more than one tome

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

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This one and the next one are up in the air. I don’t know which Im going to choose so I’m just going to count both and hope that I can get to both of them. I doubt it, though.

*Update 8/3* I’m buddy reading this with Julie, Chelsea, and Taylor. I’ll link all of their stuff below!

Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackeni Lee

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I got this book in July’s OwlCrate and I can’t wait to get into it!

I’m buddy reading this with Bree! I’ll link her stuff below!


If you want to buddy read any of these, let me know! Except Angels and Demons. That’s the only one that I would rather not buddy read with anyone. But any of the other three, let me know!


Links

Sam (Thoughts on Tomes) 

Announcment Video
Twitter
GoodReads
Instagram
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Tome Topple

Twitter
GoodReads

Adriana (Perpetual Pages)

Youtube

Sarah-Jane (The Book Life)

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Sian (Readers Rambles)

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Ish (Reading Realm)

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Caz (Little Book Owl)

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Emma (Aeduan)

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Julie (Pages and Pens/According2Jewls)

YouTube
Twitter
Instagram

Chelsea (AVeryBookishGirl)

Blog
Twitter
Instagram

Taylor (Bookish.Taylor)

YouTube
Twitter
Instagram

Bree (In Love and Words)

Blog
Twitter

Books

(All BookOutlet links worked as of July 30th but may not be any longer)

Angels and Demons

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Amazon
BookDepository
BookOutlet

Vampire Knight (Links are for Vol 1)

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Amazon
BookDepository

The Unexpected Everything

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Amazon
BookDepository

Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

GoodReads
Amazon
BookDepository



Happy Reading!

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Unhaulathon TBR

It’s my birthday!!! Yay! Happy birthday to me!!! Finally 22!!!

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This readathon was created by Dylan and hosted by him, Brittany, and Karen! I’ll leave all the links below!

This readathon focuses on reading books you’ve had for over a year and unhauling the books. Because I didn’t get back into reading until October of this past year, I haven’t had any books for more than a year that I’d want to read now. So I’m just going with books I’ve had for a while that I think I can get done and if not, then I’ll unhaul them! Well, besides one of them. But it’s short enough that I don’t doubt that I’ll get it done.


Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

I started reading this book way back around October/November but I don’t think I was in the right mindset for it. I want to finish it. I’ve had it on so many TBRs but I just haven’t gotten around to it. I just want to get it done with!

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

I got this book in my first OwlCrate and I haven’t read it! Someone buddy read this with me. I need the motivation to read it.

Blindsided by Priscilla Cummings

This is the book I won’t unhaul even if I don’t get to it. I started it and want to finish it. And it’s going to go toward a challenge for Diversity Bingo (which I’ve been doing horrible at). So I’m hoping to definitely get to it during Unhaulathon.


Are you participating in Unhaulathon? What are you reading?

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Links

DylantheReader5

Youtube
Instagram
Twitter

Unhaulathon

Twitter

Brittany (Brittany’sBookNook)

Instagram
Twitter

Karen (Reading Addiction)

Youtube
Instagram
Twitter

Books

Incarnate

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Vassa in the Night

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Amazon
Book Depository
Book Outlet

Blindsided

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository
Book Outlet


Happy Reading!

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August/Read-a-thin TBR

This is going up earlier than normal. I usually try to put my TBRs up closer to the end of the month. But I wanted to get this up so people had some examples of what would fit for each different Read-a-thin challenge. For more information about Read-a-thin, go check out my announcment post here.

I’m also participating in Unhaulathon but more information about that and my TBR will be going up closer to the end of the month.

So I’m going to tell you what I plan to use each of these books for but that may change depending on what I actually read. I do hope that you can join us for Read-a-thin. If you are, link your TBR below so I can check it out!

Before I get into this, I have a question for all of you. I’ve asked this before but I’m going to ask again. Would you like for me to post at the beginning of the month what posts will be going up when? It may be subject to change but if you would like to know, let me know.

Let’s get into this because there’s a lot of book here.


Book Club Books

Let’s first start out with the book I need to read for book clubs and arcs. I’m hoping to get to these books during July so I can focus on just books for Read-a-thin during August but as of right now, these are the books I’ll be reading in August.

Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

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This is the book for the Random Book Monthly Book Club that’s run by Dylan (links listed below) and Jay (links listed below).

The Girl in 6E by AR Torre

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This is the buddy read book for the Buddy Read With Me Facebook group that’s run by Julie (links down below).

Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

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There’s a readathon that I’m participating in. It’s the Vampire Academy Readathon that’s run by Caroline and Maddie (linked below). As of this moment, I haven’t even read Frostbite. Oops.


ARCs

Royal Pains by Tracy Wolff

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Other Books

Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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This is the book that I’m going to use for the 2017 release and a diverse read.

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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This is the book that I’m going to use for the cover that’s a similar color to my birthstone and a new to me author. My birthstone is ruby so red is close.

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

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I plan on using this for the title/author name that’s starting with the same as my first name. Amanda=Angels. I plan on listening to this book on audio. I started it and was really enjoying it but ended up putting it down.

Bring the Rain by Lizzy Charles

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This will be used for a book title started with the letters of TBR.

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

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This will be used for both the summer cover and warm colored cover.

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

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This will be used for the book set in summer.

Effortless For You and Perfectly Messy by Lizzy Charles

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This is going to be the series I start and finish and I’m hoping to be able to read one of these in a 24 hour period. I read It Had To Be You in one night so I have high hopes!

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

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I’m going to be buddy reading this along with Jessica! We started it a couple months ago but ended up dropping it because we all got distracted. So Jessica and I are going to finish it!


Links

Books

Bad Romance

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

The Girl in 6E

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Royal Pain

GoodReads
Amazon

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

The Wrath and the Dawn

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Angels and Demons

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Bring the Rain

GoodReads
Amazon

Second Chance Summer

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Effortless With You

GoodReads
Amazon

Perfectly Messy

GoodReads
Amazon

It Had To Be You

GoodReads
Amazon

I’ll Give You The Sun

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

People

Dylan (DylantheReader5)

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Twitter

Jay (TheAwkwardBookWorm)

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Twitter

Julie (PagesAndPens/According2Jewls)

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Twitter

Caroline (CarolineReads/Reads_Cara)


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Twitter

Maddie (The Book Pusher/MadiRose18)

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Jessica (JescaMarie493)

Blog
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Twitter


Happy Reading!

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July 2017 TBR

So, I’m going to warn all of you, this is a very ambitious TBR. I want to finish reading a few series so that I can read standalones while collecting other series. So a lot of these are series I’ve started and want to finish.

First, let’s start out with the book club books.

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

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This is the book that was chosen for the Random Books Monthly Book Club that was created by Dylan (YouTube and Social Media linked at the bottom of this post) and Jay (linked below).

I’m looking forward to this book, but I’m not too sure what it’s about. I just know that it’s a diverse read and I need those in my life. I’m horrible at reading diverse books. I currently don’t own this book but I plan on buying it very very soon (by the time this goes up, I may have it already).

A List of Cages by Robin Roe

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This is the book for the Buddy Read With Me group on Facebook that was created by Julie (linked below) and goes along with the Java and the Librarians live show on Life of a Bibliophile.

I’ve been excited about this book since I first heard about it. I’m so glad it’s this month’s book and I’m so excited to get to it. I know it’s about foster brothers that end up meeting later in life. That and it’s a beautiful story about friendship and tough subject matter. I’m very excited to read this book. I don’t own it yet but I will be getting it right along with Queens of Geek.

Frostbite by Richelle Mead

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I included a picture of all of the books even though I’m only reading Frostbite this month. I kind of hate the fact I got this as a box set and the first book doesn’t match. The photo is linked to just Frostbite

Anyway, this is for a Vampire Academy Readathon for a group that was created by Caroline (linked below) and Maddie (linked below). I’ve read the first book but never ended up continuing on with the series. This readathon will be my chance to do so!


Now, let’s move onto the book I pulled from my TBR Jar!

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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I got this book in one of my first hauls and I still haven’t even thought about picking it up. I need to but it just doesn’t appeal to me. But that’s exactly why I have this TBR Jar. I’m going to go into this hoping for the best! If anyone wants to buddy read this with me, contact me on Twitter or Instagram. If you want to buddy read any of these books, let me know.


And next will be the ARCs I have to read this month.

Same Love by Tony Correia

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*I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher for my honest review*

Now, when looking at the GoodReads page, I have lost some hope for this book. I am going to read it still. It came out in April of this year and it only got a 2.5. Out of the reviews that I’ve skimmed the star ratings of, no one gave this over 3 stars. I will be reading it from the perspective of someone who isn’t a gay man, but we’ll see how I feel.

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31ut too much hope to begin with. This is a book about a gay boy who gets sent to a camp to “make him better,” so to speak. His parents think that it’s wrong that he’s gay and send him there in hope that it will “fix him.” We’ll see how I feel about it.

Trigger Warnings I know about: Homophobia (well, homo-hatred), horrible parents (can this be a trigger warning)

Love is Love by Mette Bach

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*I received this ARC from NetGalley and the publisher for my honest review*

I am very excited for this book. I’ve never read a book about a transgender person, let alone one with someone who is transgender as the love interest. I have decent hopes for this book. Just like the previous book, I’m going to be reviewing this as someone who is not transgender.


And the rest of these are optional books to read!

Scarlet
Cress
Fairest
By Marissa Meyer

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I have read Cinder and I loved it. I need to continue on with the series and finish it. I don’t own Winter but I am going to need to get it at some point. The photo is linked to the box set that includes Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, and Fairest.

I’m buddy reading Fairest with Donald from Donald Loves Literature on YouTube. I have to get through Scarlet and Cress first though!

Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising
By Leigh Bardugo

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I NEED to get through this series. I must. I need to get to Six of Crows! This photo is linked to the boxed set that I got with these three in it. Also came with a map, I believe.

I’m buddy reading Siege and Storm with Melissa from TheWrittenAdventure on Instragram.

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

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I’m doing a buddy read of this book with Taylor (linked below) and I am super excited for it! I’ve read a couple chapters of this and liked it. I can’t wait to get more of this story.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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I’m buddy reading this book with April from BookCrookReviews and AprilsBookNook on Instagram. I’m very excited to get into this book. I’ve heard so many mixed things about it and I’m excited to form my own thoughts while buddy reading this!

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

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This book was in my first ever book haul and I STILL HAVEN’T READ IT! I am 68 pages into this and it just wasn’t catching my interest. So I’m going to give it another try if I have time this month.


I had 4 more books on here but I don’t think I’ll end up getting to them so I’m taking them off my TBR this month. Unless I’m feeling up to reading them outside of these books. They were all either standalones or series I haven’t started. So, I’m not too heartbroken about not reading them this month.


People Mentioned

Dylan:
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Jay:
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Julie:
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Caroline:
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Maddie:
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Taylor:
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