Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBR!

The summer session of the Biannual Bibliothon is a readathon that is taking place from July 14th-20th, and spreads across different social media platforms like YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. There are reading challenges that you can choose to follow, which I am, and I am really excited to share my TBR for the coming week! If you are interested in participating but want to know more about the whole thing, check it out –> here

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1. Read the Group Book 

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This summer, the group book is The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw that follows witches in a beach town. As of right now, I am not adding this book to my TBR for the week, but if I manage to finish the books on my TBR I will pick it up and see how it is! I will say that the cover is GORGEOUS though, and makes me want to pick it up sooner so who knows…

2. Choose a Book From Someone Else’s TBR

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Whether this is from a friend’s TBR or just from someone’s video you found on YouTube, pick a book from someone else’s TBR that interests you. I chose my book off of someone’s TBR video from YouTube, and that book is A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab! I borrowed this book from the library about a week ago, and am so excited to finally devour it and love it like everyone else has. From what I’ve gathered, this is a fantasy book about a guy named Kell who can jump between different worlds, which in this world, are various versions of London like Red, Grey, White, and once upon a time Black. I am in the mood for some good fantasy reads so I cannot wait to join the club on this book!

3. Try the First Chapter of 3 Books but Pick 1 to Read

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I picked three books off my shelf and they were The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling, and Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. Lately I have been in the fantasy mood, so I decided to go with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling. I wanted to revisit the series, and started listening to the first book on audiobook (which I will hopefully be done by Saturday), so I might listen to the second book via audiobook or maybe even switch back and forth between the audiobook and physical book.

4. Read a Book That Has Been On Your TBR for Over a Year

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About a year ago I bought the ebook version of The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, yet still have not read it. The movie is coming out soon too, I also got the physical copy from the library and I am excited to dive into the world of The Darkest Minds! All I know about this book is that it follows a girl named Ruby who goes to a special camp for kids with powers…and that is all I need to know to be excited!

5. Read a Predicted 5 Star Read

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This was an easy choice because everyone has been raving about Scythe by Neal Shusterman, and I have wanted to read it so badly because of all the great hype it has. I know I will not be disappointed, and the world of this book seems so interesting as it deals with the concept of death and how we get to choose who lives and dies. What I know about this book is that it follows a world where humans have conquered everything from disease to death, and to keep the population in check they have Scythes. Our two main characters are apprentices to Scythes, but it is a weight they don’t want to shoulder, and never have.

6. Read an Own Voices Novel That Is Different From You

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For this I decided to go with From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon because it is an own voices book with an Indian main character, and I am not Indian so there we go. I have wanted to pick up this book since it came out back in May, and it seems like a cute, fluffy read that I am always in the mood for. It follows an aspiring filmmaker named Twinkle who is approached with opportunity to direct a film for an upcoming film festival, and the offer includes being able to work with her longtime crush, the brother of her co-director.

7. Read the Last Book You Bought

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The last book I bought was Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier, but I just finished reading that a few weeks ago so I decided to go with the “last book I picked up” because I don’t remember any other books I recently bought… However, I did pick up an ARC that my library was giving away for review called The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth, so I decided I should give that a read this readathon! This is a YA fantasy book set in England during the second world war, that follows two sisters who have returned from a strange and magical kingdom called the Woodlands, and now have to adjust to the real world until one of the sisters goes missing. Seems really intriguing and interesting, and I am looking forward to diving in!

Those are all the books I plan to read, and fingers crossed I am able to do so! Usually I am pretty good during readathons, and get a lot of books read, so I am excited to finally catch up on my Goodreads goal. Also, make sure to follow me on social media because I will being doing updates on Twitter and Instagram!

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July 2018 TBR

July is always by far my best reading month every year, mostly due to the readathons that take place during it, and because of that, I am always really excited to make my TBR for July. Anyways, here are just a few of the books I want to read next month, and I hope you enjoy.

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

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This has been a book I have been meaning to get to for about a year now, but now that the movie is coming in August, it is time to actually read it. The Darkest Minds is the first book in a YA dystopian series that follows a group of kids at a camp with special powers. Our main character is named Ruby, and other than that I have no idea what else it is about. I have heard great things about it though, so I am looking forward to joining the bandwagon and prepping for the movie!

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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I have yet to read a V.E. Schwab book and I feel like this is a good place to start. I have heard nothing but fantastic things about this series by V.E. Schwab, and I am so, so excited to finally join the club of her fans. All I know about this book is that it takes place in a world that has different London’s like red London, grey London…those are all the London’s I know that are in the book, but there are a few more. It also follows a character named Kell that can jump between these different London’s and honestly, that is enough for me to want to read it.

From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

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A few months ago I read When Dimple Met Rishi, Menon’s other contemporary book, and absolutely adored it so I am looking forward to her brand new one! I borrowed it from my library as an ebook and I don’t usually read ebooks, but I am willing to make an exception for this book because I have been highly anticipating it. From Twinkle, With Love follows an aspiring filmmaker named Twinkle who is offered the chance to direct a film for an upcoming summer film festival with fellow film geek, Sahil, and she jumps at the chance, especially since it gives her a chance to work with her longtime crush, Sahil’s twin brother. I love reading books where the main character is chasing a creative career, and I am super excited to read it!

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

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Again, I have only heard fantastic things about this book, and I will probably pick it up during the Biannual Bibliothon (a readathon taking place from July 14-20) because I have a feeling I will want to just binge it in one sitting. From what I gathered it takes a place in a world where humans have conquered everything from diseases to death, and to keep the population in check they have Scythes…essentially grim reapers on earth. Our two main characters are apprentices to Scythes, but it is a burden that neither of them wants. I love dark, twisted books like this and am intrigued to see what it turns out to be.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

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Of course I need another contemporary to read in July, so what better than Since You’ve Been Gone, a classic favourite of mine. I cannot remember when I read this book last, so a re-read is overdue. Since You’ve Been Gone follows our main character Emily whose best friend, Sloane, has mysteriously disappeared. However, she has left behind a summer bucket list filled with strange and crazy things, and Emily is determined to complete it in the hopes of it leading to her friend. I always have a blast while reading this book, and cannot wait to visit the fun again!

Those are five of the books I for sure want to get to in July, but fingers crossed I am able to get a few more read! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post as well as my social media accounts, all linked down below 🙂

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4 Books You Should Read This Summer

The time is approaching where we stack up our TBR’s because it is almost summer! Which means more time spent on reading which is good, because there are a lot of books you probably need to get to. To add a few more, here are four new, summer releases you should read this summer.

Royals by Rachel Hawkins

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Royals is a book that follows Daisy, whose older sister is engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland, and she is suddenly thrust into a spotlight, forced to become the regal and proper girl someone part of the royal family should be. While she is taking lessons to become “princess like”,  the prince’s younger brother Miles brings Daisy along for adventures of trouble and mischief. This books sounds like so much fun and gives me some serious vibes from The Selection, a book series I love, so I am looking forward to reading this book. This book has already come out (May 1st) so make sure you pick it up!

Ship It by Britta Lundin

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Claire is a sixteen-year-old girl who is obsessed with Demon Heart, a popular TV show which she writes fanfic of. One day her path collides with Forest, an actor on Demon Heart, at her local Comic-Con, which is a dream come true for her. That is until Forest laughs off Claire’s idea that his character is gay, which is how she wrote him in her ever-so-popular fan-fic. Forest’s mistake suddenly goes viral and Claire is hired to join the cast for the rest of their tour. This seems like a whirlwind of romance and fun and I cannot wait to pick it up. It is always nice reading a book where the main character is obsessed with a TV show or book or movie, and is also a writer because it allows me to relate that much more to them. Again, this book has already come out so make sure you check it out.

From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

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Twinkle is an aspiring filmmaker with stories to tell, and one day a boy named Sahil approaches her, offering her the chance to direct a film for the Summer Festival, which is basically her dream come true. It also means she will get to become closer to Sahil’s brother, Neil, Twinkle’s long time crush. But what happens when things get turned and she starts falling for Sahil? This seems like a cute and awkward contemporary, much like Menon’s other book, When Dimple Met Rishi, and I just cannot wait to get my hands on this book on May 22nd.

Save the Date by Morgan Matson

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Save the Date follows Charlie, whose family is coming together for her older sister’s wedding. It has been years since her family has all been under the same roof and Charlie is thrilled, determined to make this the best weekend ever. But of course it can never be that, and even when the weekend has barely begun, it is already shaping up to be a complete disaster. I absolutely adore all of Matson’s books. They are bundles of adventure and fun that I have a blast flipping through. I am so excited for this book to be released and in my hands on June 5th!

Those are four books that personally I am really excited for, and hopefully you are too! Don’t forget to check out the blog post(s) linked below, and also follow me on social media for writing and reading related posts daily 🙂

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April 2018 TBR

2018 is just flying by and I cannot believe we are already into March. I started off the year with an amazing reading month, but that number has been faltering as the months pass by so fingers crossed I can actually read a decent amount of books this month!

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

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This was an unexpected read because I wasn’t planning on reading it so soon. I ended up picking up a copy when I saw the author was signing at a bookstore near where I was staying so I thought why not? Currently I am already about 100 pages into it and enjoying it so I am looking forward to finishing it this month! This story follows three points of views: Freya, Harun and Nathaniel who somehow meet one day in Central Park after Freya falls off a bridge and lands on Nathaniel. They think they have nothing in common, but as the story goes on they realize they have more in common than they thought.

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

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This was another book I started in March but then just never got around to finishing it…how? I don’t know because this book is only 300ish pages long! I mean, the pacing did slow down so I found it a little harder to read, but I still am looking forward to finishing it and seeing how everything gets wrapped up. This book follows a girl named Alex who is a bruja, a Spanish witch, and on her Death Day she tries to give her magic away. However, the spell backfires and it banishes Alex’s family to Los Lagos. Now Alex along with the help of a strange boy named Nova have to venture to Los Lagos and save her family. As a person of Spanish heritage, I am really loving the representation in this book and fingers crossed I love it as much as I hope!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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I have also been reading this for what seems like forever, but I only have 100 pages left so I definitely will be able to finish it in April. I also kind of have to because I am reading it for my English class so I have no choice really but to finish it really, really soon. I am enjoying it, but sadly I think I would have enjoyed it more if I wasn’t reading it for class. If you didn’t know what this book is about, it takes place a few years before and during World War II. It is narrated by Death but follows a girl named Liesel who is brought to a foster family after her mother is unable to take care of her. We follow her life with this new family, and also as she begins stealing books and learning to read, all while the tragedy of World War II come into play.

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

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My copy finally came in the mail of Restore Me and I am so, so excited to dive into this world after recently re-reading the first three books and loving them! The first book, Shatter Me, follows a girl named Juliette whose touch kills, and because of that she has been locked away in an insane asylum for the safety of others. All until one day a mysterious boy becomes her roommate and together they break out of the asylum all because of Juliette. Because she is desired by the leader’s son as a weapon. This series is so good and everyone must read it!

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

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I keep putting this book on my TBR and NOT reading it, but I am determined to actually give it a try this month. I believe this book follows a girl who has to marry an older king because of a prophecy…I could be wrong but I know when I read it I was really intrigued! Again, hopefully I will get to it because it is a library book and does have to be returned soon.

Those are all the books I plan to finish in the month of April and yes, this TBR is slightly ambitious compared to what I have actually been getting done lately, but these are all books I really want to read so I am hoping I will get it all done. Don’t forget to comment below your April TBR and also check out some of my previous posts linked below:

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Audiobook TBR!

There are so many audiobooks I want to get to so I thought I would be organized and make a list of the audiobooks I want to get to over the next 2 or so months. If you want some great audiobook recommendations or some tips on audiobooking if you are just starting out, check out my blog post on that here!

The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

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My current listen is The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan and I am absolutely adoring it, and all it is making me want to do is listen to the entire series as well. I also really want to physically re read it so I might listen to parts of the books and read other parts…regardless, these are some books I definitely want to listen to over the next few months!

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

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A few days ago I tried to listen to Lola and the Boy Next Door because I thought it would be really fun, but for some reason I just couldn’t get into it. Anyways, I am going to give Anna and the French Kiss a try and see how that goes. I really enjoy listening to contemporaries on audiobook so fingers crossed I end up loving this one!

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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Since this is a pretty hefty book (not really length wise but story wise) I thought I would go back and forth between the audiobook and the physical book. Hopefully it will be easier to read if I do that because I really do love the concept and what I have read so far, I just want to be able to stay in the world longer than 30 or so pages.

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January 2018 TBR!

This is my first TBR of the new year and I am so excited! 2017 was kind of a reading bust because I only read 40-or-so books, but I am determined to read a lot more this coming year. Because of that…my TBR is kind of ambitious but I know I can do it!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets + Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling 

Currently I am re reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and am obviously loving it, as it is getting me in the holiday spirit. Obviously I cannot just start one and not continue on with the whole series, so I plan on giving the entire series a re read! I doubt I need to explain the synopsis of the Harry Potter series, especially since these are the second and third books in the series but yeah, I am really excited to be giving these my annual yearly re read!

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

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Eliza and Her Monsters was a book I read back in July for the BookTubeAThon, and I read it in just a few hours because it was so amazing. It talks about the hardships of being a creative person, as well as being someone who doesn’t fit in well at school and suffers from mental illness. These are really important representations in books because I know for myself, it is very relatable. Eliza and Her Monsters follows Eliza, who is the anonymous creator of the online phenomenon webcomic, Monstrous Sea. It follows Eliza as she meets Wallace, who happens to be Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfic writer, and she struggles with keeping her true identity a secret as they grow closer together, brought together by their love for this webcomic that she created.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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This is a really short book that I heard is amazing, so I have no doubt that once I actually force myself to pick it up, I won’t want to put it down. We Were Liars follows a “perfect” family that spends every summer on private island, however this summer is not the same. Cadence, a fifteen year old girl, has something happen to her during her fifteenth summer, and with the help of others she tries to remember the accident. I really had to pull this synopsis from online, but even then it is still really mysterious…and intriguing so I am excited to (hopefully) pick it up next month!

This Savage Song by V.E Schwab

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I really look up to Victoria as a writer. She has fantastic tips and ideas about creativity, and overall she seems like a very genuine person! Not too long ago I purchased This Savage Song, because it got, and still is getting, wonderful reviews so I really would like to get to it in the New Year. This Savage Song follows August and Kate, two who are on opposite sides of their divided city which are at war. All August wants is to be human, and he could if he steals a soul with music. When Kate gets kicked out of yet another boarding school, a chance arises and he jumps at it, only to be faced with a change of direction and suddenly him and Kate are on the run.

Those are the five books I hope to get to in the month of January, and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog pots: January 2018 Talk 🙂

Contemporary TBR

I love reading contemporary books in the summer because they give me that light, summery feel that we all love! So in this post I am listing the contemporary books that I have yet to read and hopefully will be getting to this summer!

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson – I have wanted to read a Morgan Matson book for a while now so I decided to start with Since You’ve Been Gone because I see it everywhere and have heard amazing things! Since You’ve Been Gone is about a girl named Emily who is suddenly put outside her comfort zone when her friend Sloane disappears and leaves a list of things for Emily to do, and Emily goes on a journey to complete them, hoping they will lure her friend back.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen – I’ve been wanting to read this for a while just because I was given it for my 14th birthday but also because I heard it is a great book! I’m not 100% sure what it is about but from what I gathered it is about a girl who is very quiet and out of the spotlight but when her brother is thrown in jail she and her family become the source of reporters.

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon – Again, I’ve heard some many wonderful things about this book and the plot line really intrigues me so I want to read this book ASAP! Everything Everything is about a girl who is allergic to the world so she cannot leave her house. The only people she gets to see on a daily basis are her mother and nurse, but when a new boy moves next door she cannot help but fall for him.

Those were the books on my contemporary TBR and I hope you enjoyed it!

Summer TBR

My summer break is coming up in about a month so I decided to share with you guys a few of the books I am wanting to read over summer because I know I will have loads of time. Comment the books you want to get to this summer!

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas is a high fantasy novel that is loosely based on Beauty and the Beast. I got this book almost a year ago and I just have not been in the high fantasy mood so I am hoping I will be in the summer because I have heard amazing things about it!

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen a YA contemporary book that I also got about a year ago and I really want to read it this summer. I love reading contemporary during the summer so I am hoping that will give me the motivation to pick it up. I am not entirely sure what this book is about but I have heard good things about it so yay!

Graceling by Krisitn Cashore is a fantasy book and again, I am not sure what it is about. A lot of people have read this so I decided to pick it up from the bookstore and give it a try! But that was like…in the winter so I want to get to it this summer as well.

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard is the second book in her dystopian series or trilogy. I enjoyed her first book, Red Queen but I think one of the reasons I have been putting this book off since February is because I have heard mixed things about it but I am only hoping it is good!

Those are some of the books I want to read this summer and I hope you liked this post 🙂

March Releases + TBR!!!

February is coming to an end which means it is time to share my most anticipated releases of March and what I plan on reading!

Okay, so the only book I am anticipating for March is Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare!!! I love all things and everything about The Mortal Instruments so I will be buying this book as soon as possible!

Now for the TBR portion of my blog…

In March I plan on finishing up Passengers by Alexandra Bracken which is taking so long to finish…I’m just at a very slow part and I am pushing myself to finish it.

I am also planning on reading Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare because I started re-reading it when I was sick so I thought I would give the whole trilogy a re read.

And the last book I am hoping to get to is Lady Midnight! I am hoping to just fly through this book since I have been waiting for it for so long and I am expecting amazing things!

That was my short blog post for the day and since I am no longer sick and going away for a while I will be more active so yay!