Tome Topple TBR

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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
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Tome Topple

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GoodReads

Adriana (Perpetual Pages)

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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)

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Chelsea (AVeryBookishGirl)

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Taylor (Bookish.Taylor)

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Bree (In Love and Words)

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Books

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

Angels and Demons

GoodReads
Amazon
BookDepository
BookOutlet

Vampire Knight (Links are for Vol 1)

GoodReads
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

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Unhaulathon

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Brittany (Brittany’sBookNook)

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Karen (Reading Addiction)

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Books

Incarnate

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Amazon
Book Depository

Vassa in the Night

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Amazon
Book Depository
Book Outlet

Blindsided

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Amazon
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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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Jay (TheAwkwardBookWorm)

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Julie (PagesAndPens/According2Jewls)

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Caroline (CarolineReads/Reads_Cara)


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Maddie (The Book Pusher/MadiRose18)

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Jessica (JescaMarie493)

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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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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:
DylantheReader5 (YouTube)

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Jay:
TheAwkwardBookworm (YouTube)
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Julie:
PagesAndPens (YouTube)
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Caroline:
CarolineReads (YouTube)
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Maddie:
TheBookPusher (YouTube)
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Taylor:
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BookSwapathon TBR

Hi Book Lovers!

I decided that I really wanted to participate in this readathon (the second of the month so far). Jessica at JessicaMarie493 also wanted to do it when I told her about it. So, of course, we decided to do it together!

This is a readathon that is being held by Krista from BooksAndJams (see her announcement video here) and Derby from Derby_Lane Reading (see her announcement video here) on YouTube.

There are 5 challenges for this and I plan on taking a little twist on a couple of them. Let’s do this!

1. Swap a book with a buddy

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This is the first one that Jessica and I took our own little twists on. We decided that instead of us sending each other and book and then we send it back, it would be cheaper for us to just send each other a book.

She sent me Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. This is one of her favorite books and I have never read any Rainbow Rowell, let alone Fangirl. So I will be getting it read as soon as this readathon starts.

2. Swap a book at a thrift store or library (donate a book and leave with a different book)

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I ended up going to a Little Free Library and swapping a few books out there. Out of the three books that I exchanged, I ended up choosing 113 Minutes by James Patterson. It’s a bookshot of his and I figure it’s a good thing to read to get through quickly. I’m not sure what it’s about.

3. Read a book you swapped out for another book (one you set down because a different one caught your interest)

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I am going to finish reading Incarnate by Jodi Meadows. I started this when I first got it. It didn’t catch my interest at the time so I’m hoping that it will now.

This will play into the Emojiathon challenge of the peace sign. Reading a book that you’ve had forever and if you don’t like it, unhaul it. If I get halfway through this book and it still doesn’t catch my interest, then I’m going to unhaul it. I’m going to ask some opinions if I decide this about how I should go about that. You’ll be able to find that on my Instagram, so follow me there to see if I end up unhauling it.

4. Swap out format (if you normally read paperbacks, listen to an audiobook)

This is the other one that I’m putting a little twist on. I read every format. I don’t have a problem with any format. I use all of them depending on what I’m reading or where I’m reading. Check out my Reading Process post to learn more about that.

So I decided that I would read a manga. I love manga but I haven’t been reading them as much as I would like. This also leads into the next challenge so I’ll go more in depth after telling you about that.

5. Swap out genre (get out of your comfort zone)

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I usually read a ton of shoujo manga. It’s not very often that I read any shounen type manga. After asking my husband which he’d recommend and looking through the apps I have, I decided I’ll read Fairy Tail. Now, Fairy Tail is way too long to be able to read in a one week span along with other books, so I’m only going to read the first volume. If I end up reading more, awesome. If not, I’m not worried.

I’m going to be reading this on my phone so it’ll technically be an eBook, also. I don’t read eBooks often but I would like to start more. So this will help me accomplish this.

So there you have it! My TBR for the BookSwapathon. Let me know if you’re participating and what you’re going to be reading!

Happy Reading!

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June TBR

I have been putting off writing this post for way too long. This TBR started out fairly small. Then I just kept adding to it. I doubt I’ll get to most of these, but that’s alright! I am going to be participating in 3 readathons as of right now: Emojiathon (All Month), BookSwapAThon (June 18-24), and the 24 Hour Readathon (June 11). This will not include my TBR for BookSwapAThon or the 24 Hour Readathon (just because it’ll be whatever book I’m reading at the time).

I’m currently reading 2 books and have finished an audiobook since my May Wrap Up went up on the 28th. Let’s get into those then into the rest of my TBR.

End of Days by Susan Ee

I listened to this book on audio and finished it May 29. This is the third and final book in the Penryn and the End of Days trilogy. This story follows Penryn as she struggles to survive after angels have taken over the world. This first book in this series is Angelfall.

I personally like going into books as blind as possible so I’m going to mainly just give small general ideas of what the book is about, without spoiling anything.

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

Emojiathon: ☺️ Read a book that makes you happy just thinking about it

I’m 6% through this book right now and I’m loving it. Not as much as I enjoyed ACOMAF but I’m definitely enjoying it. In case you don’t know. This is the third book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. It follows Feyre as she deals with the consequences of killing a fae (spelling?).

Justice League vs Suicide Squad by Joshua Williamson

I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and DC Comics for my honest review. This comic comes out June 27th, 2017. It’s about the famous Justice League trying to stop the infamous Suicide Squad.

Thank you so much NetGalley and DC Comics for sending me this comic. I can’t wait to finish it.

 I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

Emojiathon: 👬 Read a book about a marginalized group

All I know about this book is that it’s about a set of twins that are growing apart.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Emojiathon: 🎁 Read a book that was gifted to you

I’m going to be receiving this book for BookSwapAThon and you’ll have to check out my TBR for that when it’s closer to the start date for that. I just know that this is a book that a lot of people relate to and I’m sure that I’ll be able to also!

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Emojiathon: ❤️️ Read a romance/contemporary

I received this book from the May OwlCrate and I knew I was going to want to read it as soon as I heard about it. I know that it’s about a webtoon artist and I believe a FanFiction writer. I will be reading this after I finish up ACOWAR.

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Emojiathon: 😍 Read a book you bought because of its cover

I started reading this book when I first got it and I couldn’t get into it. Now that I’ve had some time, I’m going to try picking it up again. I discussed this more in my Book Haul Revisit. This book is the first in a trilogy about a girl who is reincarnated among the same million souls. Except she wasn’t one of the million and the soul that was supposed to reincarnate didn’t.

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Emojiathon: 👶 Read a 2016/2017 release

I got this book in April’s OwlCrate and I’m super pumped for it. I can’t wait to get into this. I just know that the main character in this book has had a lot of unrequited loves. That’s about it.

Fruits Basket Vol 1 by Natsuki Takaya

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Emojiathon: 🕑 Read a book in under 24 hours

This will be a reread for me. I’ve read this volume of this manga more times than I remember. I love the anime and it’s such a guilty pleasure read for me. I can’t help it. I know I’ll finish this super quick.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Emojiathon: 👀 Read a book you’ve been seeing everywhere

The third book in this series just came out recently. I’m hoping to get to the first one this month. This is about a girl who writes letters to all the boys that she used to have crushes on.

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Emojiathon: 😒 Read a book that you’re annoyed at yourself for not having read yet

I read Shadow and Bone a few months ago and I want to get around to reading Six of Crows soon. But I told myself I wouldn’t until I read the Grisha Trilogy.

113 Minutes by James Patterson

Emojiathon: 🤓 Read a book without any hype

I kinda of cheated with this one. This may have a ton of hype but not in my corner of the book community. I have no idea what this book is about. I just hope that it’ll be a quick read.

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Emojiathon: 🍬 Read a book that’s like candy to you (a guilty pleasure)

I’m hoping this is a guilty pleasure read for me. I have heard that it’s like the Bachelor so that’s all I know about it.

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

I am listening to this on audio. I’m almost done with chapter 5. I wasn’t really that into the other two books, but I own this and it was in my Book Haul revisit, so I’m going to finish the series. This is a book about a boy who, due to certain circumstances, ends up traveling to the place where his grandfather grew up.

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

This is the other book that I own by Rainbow Rowell and I’d like to get to it this month after reading Fangirl. I have no idea what this is about.

Prophecy Awakened by Tamar Sloan

I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher (Clean Reads) for my honest review. It came out in April 2017.

I’m not too sure what this book is about. I’m on chapter 3 and I’m enjoying it so far. I have one problem with it but that can kind of be explained if it goes the way that I want it to. But I would like to finish this. It came out in April and I got it in May so I wasn’t in any rush to finish it because it was already out. But I definitely want to read it and finish it before I start any other ARCs.

That’s about it. There are 16 books here. I read 11 last month (thanks to manga/comics and audiobooks). I’m hoping to be able to get to all of these since I have a week off of work at the end of the month but we’ll see.

Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts?

Happy Reading!

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Book Buddy A Thon

Hey guys! It’s Amanda once again. I’m posting out of my ordinary schedule, but it’s worth it. I was talking to Jessica over at JessicaMarie493. I’d definitely classify her as my Bookish Best Friend. Definitely go check her page out!

Alright, enough promoting. Anyway, we were talking and decided that we should do the Book Buddy A Thon. I was kind of iffy about it when she first mentioned it because I thought there was going to be more to it than there was. But it’s really easy and I think I only added one book to my TBR for it. No, two books. But they are both fairly small.

Now, if you haven’t heard of Book Buddy A Thon, I discovered it through the person who I feel I tag a lot, Book and Lala (someone please tell me if that link doesn’t work, my wifi has been acting up and I couldn’t get to Lala’s page so I guessed at the URL). I would tag her video, but as I mentioned, my internet is acting up and it’d be too difficult and take too long to get the link.

But, it’s a Readathon where you choose a book buddy to do the Readathon along with. Obviously, my buddy is Jessica! There are 5 challenges related to your buddy in some way that you need to complete. You’ll understand it more as I go on explaining the books I’m reading for each challenge.

Dates: May 6 to May 12

Challenge 1: Buddy Read A Book

We have been trying to buddy read this book since the end of last month and it just hasn’t been going over very well. We’re both busy, busy people and, well, ACOWAR happened. But, we stopped at about the same spot so we decided that we’ll pick it up again and finish it off for this readathon. That book is: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

This book is based off the Black Lives Matter movement. I’m not going to lie. I went into this book half expecting it to be completely one sided and just hating on cops. That’s the side that I see the most from the news. But it’s so much more than that. It’s showing the different sides and how a black teenager being shot by a white cop while the teen is unarmed can affect everyone around him. The main character, Starr, was in the car when all of this went down. She has two brothers and we see how the wrongful shooting and killing of their sister’s childhood friend affects them. And to add fire to the flame, Starr goes to a predominantly white school.

I started to type so much more, but I’m going to save my thoughts for my wrap up and review of this book once I finish it. Because there most certainly will be one.

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Challenge 2: Read a Book That’s Title Starts With The First Letter of Your Buddy’s First Name

Obviously, I got J for the letter I need to choose from. I don’t have any small books that start with J. So I figured I’d go check on the app where I read manga. There are 12 completed. So I had to start looking at some ongoing. I decided that even if it’s ongoing, I’ll just read everything that they have on the app. I also decided that it had to have a decent amount of “chapters.”

I think I decided on a manga called Jiujiu by Touya Tobina. From what I gathered from the description, it’s about a girl who lost her brother when she was young. She gets two werewolf pups and they grow up as she does and end up going to the same high school as her. It’s a Shoujo and romance so I definitely think it’ll be a quick read. It’s 23 chapters so it’s long enough that I’m going to count it. But, it’s claimed to be ongoing. Also, hasn’t been updated in 2 years. We’ll see.

Challenge 3: Read A Book That’s The Same Color as Your Buddy’s Favorite Color

I’m kind of cheating with this one, but that’s alright. Readathons are meant to be bent slightly. So, Jess’s favorite color is orange. Alright. Orange books are hard to find. I have three that I classify as orange on my shelves. And they aren’t even really orange. So, onto the cheating.

I chose Orange Vol 2 by Ichigo Takano. It’s got orange in the sunset on the cover. Close enough. But I’m excited to get into this book finally. I know it’ll be a quick and easy read. I mean, I did read the first one in a day. This manga follows a girl who gets a letter from her future self that the new boy in her class is going to die if she gets close to him. So the letter explains what is going to happen and how she should handle each situation. But it’s becoming harder and harder for Naho to avoid getting close to Kakeru.

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Challenge 4: Choose 3 Books and Read The One Your Buddy Chooses

The three books that I chose were Pride, Prejudice and Zombies, Blindsided, and Chinese Handcuffs. Jess decided to choose Blindsided. This book is a part of the Diversity Bingo that I decided to do this year so that’s good!

This book is about a girl who is living the life. She’s got everything she could ever want. Until her world is flipped upside down when she’s told she’s going blind. Now she needs to learn how to survive as a blind woman. She’s hoping for a miracle, but she’s going to have to find a way to live with these changes.

Challenge 5: Read Whatever You Want

I decided for this one, I was going to read The Fill in Boyfriend by Kasie West. All I know about this book is that the main character goes to a party or something and has to use a some guy to be her “boyfriend” for the party. I don’t really know. I’m okay going into this book blind.

If I can manage to get through that, I’ll probably either read the ARC for All The Stars Left Behind by Ashley Graham which comes out in June 2017. So I need to get to that before then so I can get my review up. Hopefully I’ll get through these books quickly and I can get to this. Either way, it’s my next read!

Happy Reading!

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