June TBR 2017

May was a great month in reading. Out of all the books that I posted on Instagram for my TBR, I ended up reading four books, plus an additional seven that was not on my TBR. That is a total of eleven books. Those books were…

  1. Ms. Marvel Vol. 4
  2. Ms. Marvel Vol. 5
  3. Hello Universe
  4. Morrigan’s Cross
  5. Dance of the Gods
  6. Valley of Silence
  7. A Night Divided
  8. Dance Upon the Air
  9. Heaven and Earth
  10. Milk and Honey
  11. The Upside of Unrequited – Though I did finish this book on the fourth of June, though most of it was read in May

Out of all the book, there were two that I loved. The Upside of Unrequited and Hello Universe were my favorite books. I will be doing reviews on both of those books later.

Moving forward. This month I wanted it to be a bit different. I wanted to finish a bunch of books that I started this year that I would really like to complete, as well as finishing my May TBR. However, life has been interesting and all the book that I have requested to be put on hold all became available at the same time. Some of those books I found out that I will not be able to renew. My library has that feature where you cannot renew really popular books. Here are the four books that I need to read by the end of this month.

  1. We are the ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
  2. One of us is Lying by Jaren M. McManus
  3. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  4. The Circle by Dave Eggers

If I have time this month I would like to finish The Impossible Fortress and Twice Upon a Time.  That is if I have time. I am going on a little vacation and one of my books are due while I am on vacation. So I am hoping to finish that book before this weekend.

I am curious as to what books you are planning to read this month as well as what good books you have read last month. Let me know in the comments below. Until next time. Happy reading.

A Super Halloween 2016 TBR

I am really stoked. I have a lot planned for the month of October. There are two readathons that I am hoping to participate, and a TBR that I have been planning since August. But before I get ahead of myself, let’s quickly do a wrap-up for the month of September.

September was an interesting month. I was able to read a total of 13 books, but I only read one book that was on my TBR. In addition, I was able to complete the challenge for the TBR jar. Instead of reading The Little Prince, I read a few books written by Beatrix Potter. So in one way, it was a good month. All the books I have read, have been pretty good. Below is the list of all the books that I have read in the month of September.

  1. Princess are Not Perfect by Kate Lum
  2. Grandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tompert
  3. The Big Blue Spot by Holwitz Peter
  4. Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott
  5. Willie Wins by Almira Astudillo Gilles
  6. The Call by Peadar O’Guilin
  7. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  8. Between Worlds by Skip Brittenham
  9. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter
  10. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter
  11. The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter
  12. Archie Wilson and the Nuckelavee by Mark A. Cooper
  13. Remade: Shadows and Dreams by Matthew Cody

Now for October’s TBR. I am planning on making this month a spooky Halloween theme. Even if the book just has your usual witches, goblins, ghosts, and other paranormal fun, the idea is to read a book that is in the spirit of Halloween. Even my TBR challenge jar will participate in this theme. The challenge of this month is to read a book I should have read in high school. This was a hard challenge to complete because I read all the books that our teacher assigned to us. However, I decided to be a bit creative since my class was not able to read our “traditional” Shakespear book when I was in 11th grade. So, let’s begin with this TBR.

  1. How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mathers
  2. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  3. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
  4. Foretold by Carrie Ryan
  5. A Madness so Discrete by Mindy McGinnis
  6. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
  7. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
  8. The Doll Graveyard by Lois Ruby
  9. MacBeth by William Shakespeare – the TBR challenge book
  10. Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan – Can we count mythology? There are monsters in mythology.

I am a bit excited for this month’s TBR list. I am also a bit afraid that I will not be able to complete it. I usually don’t do scary books. I am willing to try it, and figure Halloween is the best time to get into the spirit. I do have some other books on reserve if I cannot handle the scariness but still follow under the Halloween umbrella. Those books are…

  1. How to Train Your Dragon – again with the mythical beast.
  2. Rebel of the Sands – apparently there is magic
  3. Heir Apparent
  4. This Savage Song
  5. Finish the Unwanted series.
    1. The Island of Legends
    2. The Island of Shipwrecks
    3. The Island of Graves

We will see what this month will bring.

As I have mentioned before, there are two readathons that I will be participating in this month. The first one is the Fright Fall Readathon. that will be happening from October 3rd to October 9th. The theme is to read scary books. The second readathon is the Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon on the 22nd of October.

What are your plans for the month of October? Are you planning on reading any scary books? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time, happy reading!

Bout of Books TBR

Okay. I am so stoked to get this party started. Next week is the Bout of Books Readathon (August 22 to 28th). I am not sure how I am going to do since I will be balancing multiple jobs next week, but I would like to get a least a few books read.

If you want to sign up, it is easy. Just go to their site http://boutofbooks.blogspot.com/, and fill out a form on the bottom. You will also need to make a post on either your blog, twitter, or some other social media source to tell the world that you are participating.  It is super simple. There are also some great contest for you to participate in along the way.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

So here are the books that I am planning on reading for Bout of Books

  1. Saga Vol. 4
  2. Saga Vol. 5
  3. The Vampire Christopher
  4. Blood Soaked Promises
  5. P.S. I Like You
  6. Ember in the Ashes

I feel as though that is a bit ambitious. However, I picked many quick short books. I also picked an audiobook so that I can maximize the time that I spent reading. I have about 16 hours to read from Monday to Saturday. I have most of the day Sunday to read, as you can see with the schedule below. IMG_2538[1]

My plans are to read the graphic novels on Monday and Tuesday. Both of those library books are due on Wednesday. After that, it is more along the lines of what I feel like reading, but I feel as though I would get more done if I focus on the short stories on Wednesday and Thursday ( The Vampire Christopher and Blood Soaked Promises). Ember in the Ashes is my audio book that I will listen to while I am getting ready and traveling to work. I am hoping that I will be able to finish this 15.5-hour book within this week. I am planning on reading P.S. I Like You on both Friday and Saturday. Sunday will be my catch up day if I fall behind.

That is my TBR and plans for Bout-of-Books 17. What are your plans? Are you planning on participating in Bout-of-Books 17? There is still time to sign up if you want to participate. It is a lot of fun and I am looking forward to my week of craziness.

I will talk to you soon. Happy reading!

July Wrap up and August TBR

July was a really good month in reading. I did a lot of catch up with my Goodreads yearly reading, thanks to Booktubeathon. I also completed the challenge this month during Booktubeathon.

I read a total of 18 books, maybe 17. This equates to 3,922 to 39720 pages read. I am really happy with the outcome of this month and all the reading that I was able to accomplish. Now one of the books is really weird. It is a series of books within a series. In doing some research with the most recent book that I am reading, I have discovered that books one through four are all part of the first “book.” I do not know how else to word it. On one had Goodreads does recognize the first book as an individual book but at the same time part of a compilation.

Moving onto August. I am not sure how much reading I will be able to do since we are getting towards the end of summer and starting with school in a few weeks. On one hand I am ready for school to start, but on the other hand, I still want a little bit more time to relax and enjoy the summer weather.

The challenge that I get to achieve this month is to “read a book in one day”. I am looking forward to this challenge since I have completed it before.

  1. I do want to finish the Blood and Snow series by RaShell Workman. I have left
    1. The Revenant in Training
    2. The Vampire Christopher
    3. Blood Soak Promises
  2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling
  3. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K Rowling
  5. Flunked by Jen Calonita

I am thinking of doing  The Vampire Christopher as my book in one sitting. Almost all the other books I have started but I have never finished, and it is time for me to finish them.I can tell you that I am excited to start and finish The Cursed Child.

What are your reading plans for the month of August? Do you have any fun adventures planned for the last few days left of summer (or winter)? Let me know down below.

Have a great week and I will see you next time. Happy reading!

Booktubeathon 2016 TBR!

I cannot believe that it is time for the summer Booktubeathon. I am so excited to participate in everything that I can. Right now I will be looking at what book that I will read for the readathon. Some of these challenges can double up, but it is important to have fun and to enjoy yourself. Let’s get started.

1.Read a book with yellow on the cover. – It does not matter how much yellow is on the cover, there just got to be some yellow on it.

I have chosen to read More Than This by Patrick Ness. This has been on my TBR reads list for a while thanks to Booktube. I have also read his book The Rest of Us Just Live Here and have enjoyed it. The best part is that the cover does have a little bit of Yellow on it.

2.Read a book only after sunset.

I would like to read one of the Spiderwick Chronicles, by Holly Black and Toni DiTerlizzi, after sunset. It looks like it is about 100 or so pages, so I should be able to read it quickly.

3.Read a book you discovered through booktube.

There are so many books that I have discovered because of Booktube. I have recently started Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick and I would also like to read More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera.  We will see. I do feel like I am cheating because I am using these books from the Bibliothon, but I did not know about these books until the bibliothon. In addition, More Happy Than Not is becoming popular on Booktube.

I am also using Sorta Like a Rock Star as my prep for speed reading and getting into the zone for the Booktubeathon.

4.Read a book by one of your favourite authors.

I know that I placed this book on a lot of TBR lists, but I really do want to read it. I want to succeed in reading The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan. I have discovered that it is taking me a while to get over Appollo’s voice. I just cannot stand his whiny attitude. The more he complains and whines, the more I detest him. I have no sympathy for him.

5.Read a book that is older than you.

Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you The Time Machine. The Time Machine was written in 1895 by H.G. Wells. This book is also part of my TBR Challange for this month since it was banned at some point in time.

6. Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation.

I am actually reading a series. I am planning on reading the Spiderwick Chronicles. I have heard that the movie combined all five books. I am hoping to read all five books and then watch the movie.

7. Read seven books

At this point of time, I do have nine books, but I do want to add another. The point of a readathon is to read as many books as you would like, right? I will be adding Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I am half way through this book and I would just like to finish it. I am a solid 200 pages away from the end. It would be a little hard to finish this book because it got a little too political for me, but I would still like to see what is going to happen to these characters.

That is my TBR. Now I have also created a schedule on when I will be reading these books. Now I will point out that Sorta Like A Rock Star is not on this schedule because I am not sure if I will finish this book by the end of the day, or how much I will have left. But we will see and I will fit it in.

Booktubeathon summer 2016

The only thing that I can tell you that will be changed is Monday and Wednesday. Around 9:30 I have to pick up my sister and her friend at the college. So I might not be blogging or reading the Spiderwick Chronicles at that time. Usually, that time is devoted to driving to the college. We will see what will happen on both Monday and Wednesday.

I will talk to you tomorrow. I do hope that you will be participating in the Booktubeathon. It is going to be a lot of fun.

If you are participating what books are you planning on reading? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Reading!

June Wrap up and July TBR

I cannot believe that we are half-way through July. I had every intention to finish this TBR before the first weekend of July. I promise you that I was working on this at the end of June, but life and books got distracting, and I sadly never finished this post. So let’s start!

June was not that bad of a month. Yes, I did end up reading a lot of children’s book, but in the end, I did end up doing a lot of reading. I have read a total of 30 books and a total of 2,453 pages. That is not half bad. I am not only 8 books behind schedule. For some strange reason, I am still sitting here thinking about how I need to read more. It is probably because I am still behind with my reading count for the year.

Now let’s move onto July’s TBR. I have decided that since I am so behind with creating this TBR that I would just read what I feel like reading and just focus on the challenge for this  month . The challenge for this month is to “read a book that has been banned at some point in time.” I have done some research and discovered that The Time Machine by H.G. Wells has been banned.

Researching the whole banned book process has been an interesting experience and I might share it with you on what I found.

Other than that, I do hope that you are enjoying the month of July. Talk you later and happy reading!

 

Biannual Bibliothon July TBR

The Biannual Bibliothon is going to happen soon. When I say soon, I mean soon. Tomorrow soon. This readathon is taking place from July 3rd to July 9th.

With this readathon comes some fun challenges for the week. They do both video and reading challenges. However, this week I will just focus on reading challenges. A lot of the books that I have chosen doubled up with the challenges. I will be doubling up.

1. Read The Group Book The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

I am not sure about this book. It is just something that does not interest me. Though I will try it out, just to see what it is about.

2. Free Choice/ Wild Card Book

I would like to finish the book that I have started before the readathon, Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley. If I have finished that book before the readathon, any of the books that I have listed below are all my choice.

3.Read a Book Off of the Host’s List of Recommendations (highlighted)

-Momo’s Choice – The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason  (Have already read)

-Selena’s Choice – Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini:

-Kelly’s Choice – Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover:

-Red’s Choice – Sorta Like a Rockstar by Matthew Quick:

-Emma’s Choice – More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera:

-Meagan’s Choice – The Archived by Victoria Schwab:

-Kassie’s Choice – Abarat by Clive Barker

I am not sure which book I want to read. Both seem very interesting. Hopefully, I will be able to read both of them.

4. Read a Book With Your Favorite Mythical Creature

I have decided that I would like to continue on with the Unwanted Series by Lisa McMann. I have stopped at the third book, and I have the complete series at home. What is a better opportunity than to finish it? I am hoping that I can read the fourth book, Island of Legends.

The series have a wonderful magic system that is powerful and unique. In addition, it has some interesting creatures, both naturally a part of the world and created via magic.

5. Read a Book You’ve Been Putting Off Picking Up

It will be no surprise that I will put down Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan. I have been putting this book off for so long that I just need to complete it.

6. Read a Book from an Author You’ve Never Read Before

The group read as well as the books that I have chosen for the host’s challenge are from authors that I have never heard before. So I am looking forward to this new experience.

7. Read a Book in a Different Format than You Usually Read

Lately, I have been reading books via hardback. Not so much from audio as well as ebook. I have not been reading ebook because a while ago they were hurting my eyes and I decided to get away from the screen to save them from the pain. In addition, I have not listened to audiobooks due to my passengers. But I do not have them in the car this week, so I will be able to listen to them.

I am thinking of doing both an ebook and an audiobook. I am not sure if I want to listen to Truth Witch by Susan Dennard (15 hours), or The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead (13 Hours). I might also get the ebook for both books so I can switch back and forth between the two formats.

That is my TBR for the Summer Bibliothon. I am hoping that I will be able to complete it by the end of the week (July 9th). This week is going to be a bit busy and challenging since I am hoping to pick up some more hours. I am thinking that Audio books will be my gateway to helping me complete these challenges. I am also hoping that I will be getting a lot of reading done tomorrow as well as the fourth since I will be off on those two days.

I do hope that you will be participating in the Biannual Summer Bibliothon. I am sorry for this late post, but I would like to know what you would be planning on reading if you decided to participate in this readathon.

I will talk to you soon.

Happy reading!