Readathon · Wrap Up

In Love-athon Wrap Up

It’s Thursday! So Officially In Love-athon is over now, hence the later in the day post. I wanted to see what all I could get done reading today. I finished all of the challenges but not with the books that I originally was planning to read with them. Let’s get in to the books and the challenges!

*Read a book from your favorite Romance Author – On The Fence
*Read A Book With Your Favorite Trope – The Hating Game
*Read a Book With A Prince or Princess – The One
*Read an Original Fairy Tale and watch the Adaptation – Rapunzel/Tangled
* Read a book that takes place in a location you’d love to spend V-Day – Paris for 1
*Read a Book With Pink or Red on the cover – Paris for One
*Read an LGBTQ+ Love Story – We Are The Ants
*Read a Classic Love Story – Rapunzel
*Read one of the hosts favorite Contemporary Romance books – The Hating Game

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I read more than these this past week, but I’ll save those for the end of the month wrap up! Hope you had a good readathon and I’ll see you guys soon.
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What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Yet another Monday. The weekends go by way too quickly. So I did a lot of reading this weekend with the impromptu 24 hour readathon, but I’ll only let you in on the latest book I read. I want my wrap up to be awesome for this month, especially because it’s such a short month. I still have a whole lot of reading to do this month though, so let’s go ahead and get in to the books!

What Did I Read Last?

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I DID IT, I FINALLY FINISHED THIS BOOK. I’ve only been trying to read it for years. Like since it first came out years. I’m a pretty big fan of the Shadowhunters show on Freeform which I know has obviously deviated from the series, but I did enjoy knowing a bot more about what was going on since I’ve watched the television show and have an understanding of the world. I have the rest of the series, and this year I want it to be reading and finishing more series so I hope that I can pick up the rest of those. But then again there are two more series in this world as well and I feel like those books are even bigger than this one. So I guess we will see how the rest of this year goes!

What Am I Currently Reading?
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This is one of the last books that I need to read for #inloveathon, and of course I’m going to have to suck it up and physically read this one because I can’t find an audiobook for it anywhere. I have my fingers crossed that I can actually get it read and not end up just falling asleep every time I pick it up, because that’s what my problem has been lately with physically reading books. So far it seems interesting and I can hear the voices in my head as being British so I think it’ll be cute and I’m curious to see how things play out!

What do I plan to Read Next?

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This is my next planned read. I just ordered the set of Night Circus Bookmarks from my friend Hannah’s Etsy shop @ Inspired Ink and they are absolutely gorgeous so I am totally ready to work on this. It’s also one of my TBR jar picks for the month so I know that I really need to start it. I am in the middle of In Love-a-thon but I got most of that reading done over the weekend, so even though today is the start of Contemporaryathon, I’m going to try and squeeze this book in and see if I can get it done quickly. I may have to put it down for some other books depending how the week goes, but so far this is the plan!

What are you all reading? I hope you’re having a great Read-A-Thin this month, I can’t wait to get to the end and see how everyone does with all the challenges. Also I have some news I’ll have for you later about our group read as well. But I’m saving those for later!! Hope you all have a painless Monday.
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TBR

Contemporary-athon Round 2 TBR

Welcome to the, hopefully last, TBR for the month of February. I know I know, the shortest month and I have picked pretty much the most amount of books to read this month. Don’t ask me what I was thinking trying to join all of these read-a-thons, but I have taken some of my books from my other read-a-thons and brought them to this one, so it should be pretty easy to participate. This round is hosted by three of my favorite Youtubers. Julie @ Pages And Pens, Chelsea @ Chelsea Dolling Reads, & Natasha @ My Reading Is Odd. This round starts on February 12th and goes until the 18th. There will be a live Drunk Show on the 17th @ Julie’s Channel. This time around there are 7 challenges and no group books so let me show you what I plan to read.

Most Recent Purchase
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Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

Pink Cover
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The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams

Hyped Contemporary
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Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

Diverse Contemporary
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We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Dark or Taboo
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The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams

Graphic Novel
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Giant Days volume 5

Recommended to You
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We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Thankfully this kind of overlaps with In Love-athon so I could recycle some of these books as well, and I’m trying to be more reasonable with my TBRs for things, like setting realistic goals. Hopefully I can get them done soon! If you’re participating let me know below I’d love to see  your TBR as well!

Stacking The Shelves

Stacking The Shelves {20}

Hello and Happy Weekend everyone! I have to say I am pretty excited that it is Saturday. In Love-a-thon has started as well as my friend Brittany’s impromptu 24 hour readathon that we also end up making it the whole weekend. So I ended up going to Barnes and Noble earlier in the week because I’ve been holding off for awhile AND I found out what book I’d be getting in my Owlcrate so there would be no accident in double buying again this month. I went a little crazy but things happen, let’s get in to the books!

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The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Feekanen
Radium Girls by Kate Moore
The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn

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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (Signed)
Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson

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Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

So yes, I’m still not going too crazy but hopefully I can get to some of these soon. I’m so excited for the rest of the month and hope I have a good wrap up for you all! See you tomorrow with a new post!
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Readathon · TBR

In Love-Athon TBR

February is not only the month of love but it is also the month of readathons. So here we go with yet another TBR. I’m sure you’re tired of seeing them now, but it has to be done. So this readathon is hosted by Ali @ Hardback Hoarder, Christina @ Christina’s Journey, Melissa @ The Bookish Babbler, Vanessa @ Paper Faerie, Hannah @ Tiny Book Dragon, & Jordyn @ Jordyn, Discombobulated. This readathon takes place from the 9th to the 15th. These books are going to be different so at least this may be a little fun! Let’s get to the books.

▸ Read a book from your favorite romance author
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On The Fence by Kasie West

▸ Read a book that has your favorite romantic trope
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The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

▸ Read a book with a prince/princess
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Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courtney

▸ Read an original fairytale and watch the Disney movie or a film adaptation
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Rapunzel & Tangled in Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales

▸ Read a book while eating some Valentine treats
I won’t be participating on this one because I’m on a diet and unfortunately can’t have sugar.

▸ Read a book that takes place in a location where you would love to spend Valentine’s Day
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Paris for One by Jojo Moyes

▸ Read a book with pink or red in the cover
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Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courtney

▸ Read a LGBTQ+ love story
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We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

▸ Read a classic love story
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Rapunzel in Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales

▸ Read one of the hosts favorite Contemporary/Historical Romance books.
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The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

So that is my TBR for this Readathon, and as always if you are participating let me know in the comments I’d love to see what you are reading.
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What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Gooooood Morning Readers. So here we are, yet another Monday and I hope you all are having a good one. I actually got some reading done over the weekend and I am super pumped. So far I’ve finished 2 books for the month and am working on my third and fourth. Hopefully I can knock some more out for Read-a-Thin before In Love-a-thon starts later this week. So let’s just get going and see how my reading is doing.

What did I read last?

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Not only did I finish one book over the weekend, I finished two books! So this book was kind of heart breaking. It’s about a girl who decides to commit suicide, but doesn’t want to do it alone so she finds someone else online to become her suicide partner, and then things happen from there. I’m pretty glad that I’ve been in such a good head space lately that I was able to read this book because it’s really moving. It does really well to show how depression works and how no matter what happens it doesn’t mean you can just be happy. I only recommend reading this if you are in a good head space though because I’m sure it can be super triggering otherwise.

What am I currently Reading?

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This is a current buddy read with some of my amazing friends Amanda, Julie, and Taylor. I’m too lazy to link them but if you follow me on other social media you should know who they are as well. This is about a girl living in LA who’s brother was recently diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder and she herself has recently come to terms with being bisexual. I’m about ten chapters in on our current buddy read schedule and so far I am enjoying it. I’m a bit confused as to what this big event that happened to cause a rift between Little and Lion was because obviously it was something, but they haven’t revealed it to us yet.

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So I’ve had this book for I don’t even know how long, as well as the fact that before I bought it I had it checked out from the library. So it’s really time that I got around to reading it. I’m honestly not that far in to it so I’m not sure how it’s going to go but so far it’s about a young boy named Lane who has been sent to some sort of facility for clinically ill teens. It starts on his very first day there and I guess as we go we’ll learn what is wrong with him and why he is there and what is going on with the other characters that we’ve just been briefly introduced to. Hopefully I can have this book done today though because it’s not that long!

What am I reading next?

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So I read another Gina Ciocca book last month and happened to pick up her latest release, as well as get approved for her upcoming book. So I figured I would pick this one up and give it a go before the next one, especially since it is on my TBR for this month. It sounds like an interesting premise and honestly I hope it’s a quick light hearted read that’s good for the month of February and that I can be done with it by tomorrow, maybe Wednesday at the latest. I have a lot of reading to do coming up over the next two weeks, so I’ll try and keep these updated as best as possible!

Let me know how your Read-a-Thin is going. I’d love to know, link me any posts or pictures or anything you have for them, and I’ll see you guys soon!
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Stacking The Shelves

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Of course, as if I need any more books to read. I decided to get on Netgalley and check out what they had to offer and requested a whole bunch. Some I’ve heard back from and some I haven’t but I may try to read some of these soon so you may be hearing about them and I wanted to let you know what you can expect soon! Let’s get to the books.

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Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer
Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

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Our Dark Stars by Audrey Grey & Krystal Wade
The Now Or Never Moment: Omnibus by Katie Kaleski
#Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid

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The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane
The Sweetest Kind of Fate by Crystal Cestari
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

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American Panda by Gloria Chao
A Kiss in the Dark by Gina Ciocca

Read-a-thin · TBR

Read-A-Thin Round 3 TBR

I super dropped the ball on scheduling a post to let you guys know about round 3 of Read-a-Thin but hey it’s here! We’re gearing up for our third round and I’m so excited for this. So of course we have two sets of challenges this time around and I did decide to be an overachiever and assign books for them all, but they go with the rest of the read-a-thons I’m participating in as well as my general TBR as well as my TBR jar picks. So I will list the challenges as well as the books I plan to read for this month! Let’s get in to the books.

2017/2018 Release
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Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

Buddy Read (WE HAVE A GROUP BOOK!!)
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Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

Least Favorite Emoji (the clown!)
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Read a New To You Author
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The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Finish a Series
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Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab

A Book with a Spring Themed Cover
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Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider

A Book with a Red, Pink, or White cover
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The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams

It’s Black History Month, read a book by a Person of Color
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The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Read a book feat a Diverse Relationship (not m/f)
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We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Read a Smutty Book
I never finished this series don’t judge me!
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Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Read a book with NO Romance
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Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab

Alrightie guys so that’s what I plan to read this month for Read-a-Thin and I cannot wait to see how everyone else does. Feel free to link anything of yours for Read-a-Thin in the comments I would love to see all of it. I cannot wait!
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TBR

February ’18 TBR

We’re already a month in to 2018, and I did absolutely horrible last month with my reading. So this month I plan to try my hardest with this TBR. I again chose 5 books from my TBR jar, which can be seen on my highlights of my Instagram page, as well as 5 books separate to try and read this month. There will also be a handful of other TBRs for this month for all of the Read-a-Thons that I will be participating in. I have high hopes this month so let’s go ahead and get to my books!

TBR Jar Books

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Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider
The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern
Fat Vampire by Adam Rex

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The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Other Books

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Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Busted by Gina Ciocca

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Internet Famous by Danika Stone
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

You’ll be seeing a few of these books over the next couple weeks when I talk about other TBR posts, so be prepared to hear a lot. Fingers crossed I can actually get some of these finished this month, and hopefully more of the jar books.

Wrap Up

January ’18 Wrap Up

This month was just horrible for reading or for blogging, or for anything honestly. I am planning to work on that, but I can only do so much about last month right now. So here we are I only read 8 books this month. It wasn’t completely horrible for a reading month but I sucked at reading my TBR jar books and I did horrible just finishing books in general, since I currently have 9 books “currently” being read according to my Goodreads. So here are the books I read!

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Last Year’s Mistake by Gina Ciocca
Rating: ★★★★✩

Before:
Kelsey and David became best friends the summer before freshman year and were inseparable ever after. Until the night a misunderstanding turned Kelsey into the school joke and everything around her crumbled – including her friendship with David. So when Kelsey’s parents decided to move away, she couldn’t wait to start over and leave the past behind. Except, David wasn’t ready to let her go…

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Now it’s senior year and Kelsey has a new group of friends, genuine popularity, and a hot boyfriend. Her life is perfect. That is, until David’s family relocates to the same town and he shakes up everything. Soon old feelings bubble to the surface and threaten to destroy Kelsey’s second chance at happiness. The more time she spends with David, the more she realizes she never let him go. And that maybe she never wants to.

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A List of Cages by Robin Roe
Rating: ★★★★✩

When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn’t easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can’t complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian—the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years.

Adam is ecstatic to be reunited. At first, Julian seems like the boy he once knew. He’s still kindhearted. He still writes stories and loves picture books meant for little kids. But as they spend more time together, Adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day, and what’s really going on inside his house. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives…

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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Rating: ★★★★★

You can’t stop the future.
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.

Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

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Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
Rating: ★★★✩✩

At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother.

Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do—and who to be—to win back the only mother she’s ever known…or else defeat her once and for all.

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Defy The Stars by Claudia Gray
Rating: ★★★★★

She’s a soldier.

Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything—including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine.

Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true.

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Rating: ★★★✩✩

In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
Rating: ★★★★✩

Prepare to be dazzled by the wild wonders of the wizarding world in this sumptuously illustrated full-colour edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by J.K. Rowling (writing as Magizoologist Newt Scamander), illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill.

This glorious new edition of Newt Scamander’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (considered a classic throughout the wizarding world) features an extraordinary array of magical creatures, from Acromantula to Yeti via ten different breeds of dragon – all beautifully illustrated in full colour by the brilliantly inventive, Greenaway Medal shortlisted Olivia Lomenech Gill.

Famed Magizoologist Newt Scamander’s years of adventure and exploration have yielded a work of unparalleled importance, admired by scholars, devoured by young witches and wizards, and even made available to Muggles in the early years of this century. With this dazzling illustrated edition, readers can explore the magical fauna of five continents from the comfort of their own armchairs. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is essential reading at Hogwarts.

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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Rating: ★★★★★

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

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So as I posted yesterday I said I’d update on my Popsugar challenge. This month I completed 6 out of the 50 challenges! I feel like that’s not too shabby for one month. Guess we’ll see how I do next month!

× A Book About Feminism – Girls Made of Snow and Glass
× A Book About or Involving a Sport – Last Year’s Mistake
× A Book Set On A Different Planet – Defy The Stars
× A Book Mentioned In Another Book – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
× A Book You Meant to Read in 2017 – Thirteen Reasons Why
× Favorite Prompt from 2015, 2016, or 2017 (500+ Pages) – Defy The Stars

Thankfully I liked the books that I got to read this month, for the most part, even though I didn’t get to read that much. I have to work a bit harder to keep up with my Goodreads goal because I really want to be able hit it this year since I read more last year. Here’s to next month! Let me know how you guys did this month in the comments.