Stay Home Reading Rush TBR + Tag

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Happy Monday!

The Reading Rush (a week long readathon that takes place every summer) is hosting a shorter, surprise readathon from April 16-19 and I cannot wait to participate. There are four reading challenges along with a fun tag that I am going to answer in this post as well as share what books I plan on reading. I am already participating in the O.W.Ls readathon, but I am sure I can double up on some challenges. If not, what are a few more books?

This readathon sounds really fun and a perfect way to pass the time. I can’t wait to participate so here are the books I plan on reading!

1. Read a Book with a House on the Cover

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I had to stretch this prompt a little because I don’t seem to have any books with houses on the covers. So, I settled for a cover that had buildings on it. If they are the buildings I am thinking of, than people do live in them so I think that counts… Anyways, the book is An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. Yes, I’ve read this book quite a few times, but I am just so excited for the fourth book, A Sky Beyond the Storm, to come out in December. That is pretty far away, but I just love these books and want to dive back into the story.

2. Read a Book in the Same Room the Whole Time

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While I’ve mostly been craving fantasy books, I feel like four fantasy novels in four days is a little unrealistic for me. I think now is a better time than ever to pick up a fun and lighthearted novel so why not give The Selection by Kiera Cass a re-read? I know I can read this book in like a day or two, and I think it will be a great mood booster. It will also be nice to use it as a break between all my fantasy reads.

3. Read a Book Set Somewhere You Wish You Could Go

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Currently, I am reading The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell but it is not a small book and I feel like by Thursday, I will still be reading it so I am just going to tack it onto this TBR. This urban fantasy is set in New York City during past and present time. Honestly, I would want to visit New York City both in present time and in the early 1900s like the main character, Esta, does. It has been a dream since I was young to go there and hopefully one day soon I can.

4. Read a Book That Will Make You Smile

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I hate doubling up on challenges because I like to challenge myself to read as much as possible, however, I know it is unrealistic for me to be able to read four books in four days because of the ones I’ve chosen to read. I am going to also use The Selection by Kiera Cass for this reading challenge. I’ve read this many times and the cliche, often cringey plot never fails to make me smile. And grimace, but hey, I’ll take it.

 

#StayHomeReadingRush Tag

1. How is Your Reading Going while Staying Home?

So far, it has been going really good. Already this month, I have gotten through two, almost three, books which is usually what I get read in a whole month during the school year. It is nice spending anywhere from one to three hours reading inside and outside, and always making a decent chunk of progress in whatever I am reading. It is helpful having all these readathons too because they motivate me to read even more.

2. Where Have You Been Reading At Home?

I have had two main reading spots lately. The first one is my couch where I retreat to first thing in the morning when I wake up to read. The second one is on my deck because we have couches and other furniture set up out there. Also, the weather has been so nice lately it is hard not to want to spend time outside.

3. Best Book You’ve Read During Isolation?

Definitely Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare, which if you have read it, might come to no surprise. The characters and atmosphere are just so addicting that I was stuck reading it for hours and hours every day. It is no short book either, so it took me surprisingly little time to read it because I just flew through it. Which is common with me for Cassandra Clare books. Another favourite I have read so far is The Toll by Neal Shusterman because it was the conclusion to the Scythe series which I am a huge fan of. It was bittersweet but the story took me completely by surprise to say the least.

4. What’s Your Favourite Feel Good Book?

Honestly, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is my feel good book. I always have such a fun time reading it and it makes me so happy. Even though Cath can be annoying, she is a relatable main character for any reader and writer, and overall, the story is adorable.

5. Book You Wish You Could Buy or Borrow from the Library?

I want to buy A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir, the third book in the An Ember in the Ashes series because I only own the first two books. I want to complete my collection of her books but when I first read it, I borrowed it from the library to save money. Now, I want to own it!

6. Author You Want to Shout Out During This Time?

The host of this readathon, Ariel Bissett, shouted out A.S. King and I have to agree with that. I’ve only read one of her books, Dig, but she has such a captivating way of story telling that resulted in her book completely destroying and amazing me. I cannot wait to read more of her books and I cannot recommend her enough..

7. What is Your Reading Rush TBR?

I don’t need to answer this because I just did above, but if you are also participating, let me know what you are reading in the comments!

 

Those are all the books I plan on reading during the #StayHomeReadingRush readathon, and also my questions to the tag portion. I hope you enjoyed and don’t forget to check out my last blog post as well as my social media accounts linked down below.

Thanks for reading!

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The Entertainer Tag

I am really excited to do this tag because I love tags and honestly don’t feel like I do enough. The Entertainer Tag is really simple too. All you do is answer the questions given to you by the person who tagged you, answer them, and then create new questions for whoever you tag. Anyways, thank you to Merv from MervReads for the tag and let’s get into this!

1. What’s the Saddest Book You’ve Read

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Ooooh…the first book that comes to mind when I think “sad” is hands down, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. This is a YA mystery-contemporary that I read in around 3 hours and loved. And yes, cried A LOT during. This book gripped me from beginning to end, and the end absolutely crushed me. If you have read it you’ll know what I am talking about and if you haven’t then you must check this book out.

2. The Book You’ve Read/DNFed That You Would Never Recommend

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Personally, I would never tell someone that they should never read said book because it is terrible. However, I did really recently pick up and DNF P.S. I Like You by Kasie West and probably wouldn’t recommend it. In my life, I have read my fair share of contemporaries and am getting to the point where I am tired of re-reading the same type of romance book. I still find and love new contemporaries all the time, but it takes a little bit of effort from the plot and characters for me to love it. I thought I’d enjoy P.S. I Like You, but after 50 pages I realized this wasn’t anything special and I didn’t feel like reading something I’ve felt I read a million times before.

3. What Was Your Last 3 Star Read and Why Was It In Between?

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The last book I gave a 3 star rating to was back in July and was Matched by Ally Condie. I listened to this on audiobook and while it was a pretty generic and bland dystopian, it was fun to listen to and I got through it quickly. I have no plans to continue on though because the end fell really flat for me, but because the beginning and middle were entertaining to listen to I just enjoyed it and gave it 3 stars.

4. An Underrated Book

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I am kind of cheating because the only book I can think of that I love that is underrated is one that isn’t out yet…and that is The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth. Obviously this book can’t be hyped because it isn’t out yet, but I am just looking for another chance to rave about this book because I love it! This is a YA contemporary-fantasy book that is super atmospheric and mystical, and was something I adored. It comes out on October 23rd so make sure you check it out when it hits shelves!

5. Fictional Character That You Actually Hate

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Apart from villains like Voldermort, Umbridge, and generic characters that you are meant to hate, I am going to reveal a protagonist that I just really didn’t like. I think hate is a really strong word for this character, but I had a really hard time enjoying this book (but did because other characters made it good) because of this character. The character I am talking about is Twinkle from From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon. I really enjoyed the story overall, but Twinkle for me was really annoying to read from and her personality just really irritated me at how obnoxious and blind she could be at times.

6. Your Opinion About Cover Reveal Posts

To be honest, I am indifferent to these type of posts because while I love a beautiful cover, it isn’t something that really influences me to buy a book. When I see a cover reveal post, I really don’t think much of it unless it is one of those rare books I am ECSTATIC for…*cough* Queen of Air and Darkness *cough*

So those are all my answers to the lovely questions, and now here are my questions!

1. How Often Do You Give Out 5 Star Ratings?

2. Most Anticipated Release for this Year?

3. Who is Your Auto-Buy Author?

4. If You Could Only Read 1 Genre, Which Would It Be?

5. What is Your Least Favourite Trope in Books?

6. What Was the Last Book You Read?

My Nominees

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