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Read-A-Thin/August TBR!

Hey Everyone and welcome to the blog. So if you’re not aware, Read-a-Thin starts in just One Week! What am I doing with my life?? So I need to tell you all my TBR because I am beyond excited to get to reading some of my own books next month and making a dent in that ever growing TBR. So I’m going to show the books and the challenges they complete, let me know if you plan to join and if you have a post for your TBR! All pictures are links to the Goodreads page for the book in case you wanna see what they’re all about!

Read a 2017 Release
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Read a book that is the same color (or a similar color) as your birthstone
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One of my Birthstones is an Amethyst which is usually either purple or green, it changes in the light, so I figured a mostly purple book could work!

Read a diverse book284585981

How many TBRs have I put this on now?? It’s really getting read this month, I swear!

Read a book with a title or author with the same first letter as the first letter in your first name18075234

My first name is Chelsea, this starts with C, simpleeeee

Read a book that is related to your favorite emoji29523625

My favorite emoji is the crying while laughing face and I feel with all the 90’s references that are supposed to be in the book that hopefully it lives up to that emoji.

Read a book starting with a letter from TBR (the word “the” does not count)16034235Yes, yes, yes, I’m finally going to join the hype of this Sarah J. Maas series as well

Read a book with a summer themed cover23281823

Read a book with a warm colored cover (orange, red, yellow, brown)18798983

Start and finish a series
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So this is an example of a box set that I bought and haven’t touched yet. Also, Amanda read these last month (July) and I really want to read them now too because I saw her read them back to back to back. Also, I have no idea why the last book is off allignment, it’s killing me too

Read a book in 24 hours28243032

Read a new to you author31707102

Book with water on the cover
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Read a book set in summer

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Buddy read a book

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So I know this may be a little cheesy, but my mom and I are going to start a re-read of the Harry Potter series and I bought her a paperback of the first book and I’m going to read my new Hufflepuff edition!

Read a book recommended to you by someone in the book community

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I’m making this one count, because I love Julie and I’ve had this for way too long without reading it while everyone else is loving it.

Read a guilty pleasure read
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The first book proved to be quiet the guilty pleasure, so of course I need to continue on the series with the second book! Plus I need this love triangle to be squashed. #TeamMaxon

Read an adult/new adult book
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Read a book outside of your favorite genre
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Yet another repeat, I’ve been wanting to read this for awhile, and my favorite genre is contemporary where this is a mystery/thriller!

Also, the Reading Rainbow-along starts next month which is hosted by DylantheReader5 and some of his friends on Goodreads. The goal of that read along is to read one Raibow Rowell book a month in publication order and the first book I haven’t read yet so I’m in!
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And lastly, Tome Topple is going to be running in the middle of this month so of course I’m going to add a handfull of Tomes to try and Topple, but also keeping to the Read-a-Thin and making sure that I own them already, here are the 3 I’m going to try to read.

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So of course, I go overboard every read-a-thon and try to fill each challenge, so needless to say with my own read-a-thon I would do the same thing. With all the other reading related things going on this month as well, I have set myself up one ambitious TBR with most likely failure at the end, but it’s worth a try right. Fingers crossed for all this reading!

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Read-a-thin · Readathon

Read-A-Thin Announcement!

I have some super exciting news to tell you all about today! For the entire month of August, Amanda from A Court of Books and Love, Jessica from JessicaMarie493, and Myself are going to be hosting a Read-A-Thon! You may be thinking, hey Chelsea, you spelt it wrong in your title, but that’s where you’re wrong. We first started tossing around names for our Read-A-Thon and we joked about it being a Read-A-Thin and after that it just kind of stuck.

What kind of Read-A-Thon??

So the main goal of this Read-A-Thon is to read books that you already own, that way we can Thin Down our TBRs. We all know how fun it is to get new books but we also know the stress of having your TBR start piling up on you, so this way we can all work together on making a dent in that TBR and getting to some of the books on our shelves we’ve been talking about getting to. We also plan to host this every few months to keep us going strong on thinning out that TBR, so when the time comes for those we’ll keep you updated as well.

What are the rules??

For this round our goal is to complete 6 total challenges, out of a total of 18. I know that sounds like a whole lot, but we are allowing each book to complete 2 challenges. So in the end the minimum of books you can read in the entire month is 3, which isn’t too bad although I hope we all end up getting to more than that! Other than that the only other rule is to have already owned or ordered the whatever book you put on your TBR before the month begins, if not we’re not really thinning out our TBR we already have now are we??

WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES??

I know how important this part is so we can all plan our official Read-A-Thon TBRs ahead of time, so let’s just go ahead and get right in to the challenges!

-Read a 2017 Release
-Read a book the same (or similar) color as your birth stone
-Read a diverse book
-Read a book with a title or author that starts with the first letter of your name
(A and The do not count!)
-Read a book related to your favorite emoji
-Read a book starting with a letter from TBR
(again, The does not count)
-Read a book with a summer themed cover
-Read a warm colored book
(orange, yellow, red, brown)
-Start & Finish a series
-Read a book in 24 hours
-Read a new to you Author
-Read a book with water on the cover
-Read a book set in Summer
-Buddy read a book
-Read a recommended book by someone in the community
-Read a guilty pleasure
-Read an adult/new adult book
-Read a book OUTSIDE of your favorite genre

Now I know there are some daunting tasks in this, but remember, just complete 6 challenges! If you have any questions about what fits a challenge or if one just doesn’t make sense to you feel free to reach out to one of us and we will be glad to help you!

We Need Your Help!!

Right now we’re working on setting up our sprint calendar for this Read-A-Thon. If you’re not sure what a sprint is, it’s usually an allotted amount of time chosen by the host to specifically just read, and they are typically held on Twitter. After the sprint everyone tweets about how much they were able to read and it’s just a fun way to come together as a community to work and support each other in reading our TBRs. Which brings me to the help we need! We’re looking for some Twitter Sprint Hosts. If you would like to spend a day hosting sprints on our Twitter page, just message myself, Amanda, or Jessica on any of our social media letting us know what day you’re interested in. We’ll be setting up the calendar here towards the end of the month and once that is set up we’ll let everyone know their scheduled days.

Where you can contact us!!

Read-a-Thin
Twitter
Goodreads

Chelsea
Twitter
Instagram
Goodreads

Amanda
Blog
Twitter
Instagram
Goodreads

Jessica
Blog
Twitter
Instagram
Goodreads

I really hope to see you all next month while we work on thinning out our TBRs together. If you’re reading this and it’s almost August PLEASE post your TBR below because I would absolutely LOVE to see what you have planned! Happy Reading.
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