Read-a-thin · Readathon

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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Readathon

Emojiathon/June TBR

Hey Everyone! Happy Friday. This month there is a month long readathon happening called the Emojiathon. This is a month long readathon where the goal is to read 4 books connected to challenges for each of the emojis. So of course since I am a mood reader I decided to assign a book to each one of the emojis that way I can pick up any book at any time and have it go with the emojiathon. I’m going to get right in to this because there are A LOT of books. I will link the Goodreads page for each read and I made my first youtube video for this so I’ll put that at the bottom of this post!


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Read a book with about a marginalized group
 
The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich
 
 
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Read a book that was gifted to you
 
Defy the Stars by Claudia Grey
 
 
 
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Read a Romance or Contemporary
 
26 Kisses by Anna Michels
 
 
 
 
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Read a book because of it’s cover
 
Love & Gelato by Jena Evans Welch
 
Read a book that makes you happy thinking about it
 Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

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Read a Horror or a Thriller

To Catch A Killer by Sheryl Scarborough
 
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Read a futuristic/sci-fi book
 
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
 

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Freebie! Read Any Book
 
My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
 
 
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Read a 2016/2017 Release
 
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
 
 
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Read a cry-worthy book
 
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
 

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Read a book you’ve been anticipating
 
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
 

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Read a book in 24 hours
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
 
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Read a book you’ve been seeing everywhere
 
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Buddy Read a book
 
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
 
 
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Read a book that takes place in a different country than yours
 
Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
 
 

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Read a book that will make you laugh until you cry
 
Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn
 

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Read a book you’re annoyed at yourself for not reading yet
 
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
 
 

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Read a book that was expensive 
Read a book without any hype
 
Massive by Julia Bell
 
 

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Read a book you’ve had forever and if not time to “peace out” (unhaul)
 
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
 
 
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Read a book with an animal on the cover
 
Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
 
 
 

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Read a book that features music
 
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
 
 
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Read a book that features religious diversity
 
 

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Read a book about current events
 
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
 

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Read a book like candy to you (guilty pleasure)
 
The Selection by Kiera Cass
 
 
 
That is my total TBR, I go more in to detail about what each book is about in my new Youtube video which I will put just below here
Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to leave your TBR in the comments. I love to talk to people about books. Have you read any of these? Let me know!
 
 
Readathon

Comic Book Readathon

Hey Everyone! Welcome back to the blog or just plain welcome if you’re new here. So I really liked sharing my read alongs with you earlier in the month as well as the Tometopleathon that I was part of. So when I heard about the Comic Book Readathon I just knew I wanted to fill you guys in on it too. This readathon is being hosted by Elliot Brooks and That Bookie from Youtube. They have created a facebook group (click that to see!) to join and the hashtag #comicbooksunday to use on Twitter so we can all keep in touch with each other during this time. So this readathon takes place Sunday May 28th and lasts a total of 24 hours! That’s right 24 hours!! So the goal of this is to maybe read some comics, manga, or graphic novels you’ve been holding on to and just haven’t had the chance to read yet. So I am deciding to not try to be too ambitious this readathon since we only have 24 hours and have decided I’ll read 2 manga that I have and one of the 5 graphic novels I am in an omnibus.
I haven’t yet started Haikyu yet but I have heard so many great things about it, so of course I grabbed the first  volume for this. Then I am about halfway through Dengeki Daisy and I just was so hooked but then got drawn up in other things, so hopefully this can pull me back in. Then we get to the beast in the middle. I have the Colossal Edition 1 of Attack on Titan which is of course 5 volumes. I’m just going to try to get through the first one for the time being. If I have more time I may move on, but I just feel that that may take up a lot of my time. So that’s what I’ll be reading this readathon, if you’re joining feel free to comment below with what you plan to read, I’d love to hear from you!
Readathon · Tome Topple

Tome Topple

Hey Everyone! Welcome back to the blog. So today is a later post than normal, because I was thinking pretty hard about what I wanted to share with you all today. I heard about a read-a-thon happening both on Twitter and on Goodreads called the Tome Topple Read-a-thon. In this read-a-thon the goal is to try to read a book, or more if you’re ambitious,  that has over 500 pages. The big books that seem too scary to read on a normal day or books that are on your list that you want to read but you just haven’t had the motivation to try and sit down and read it. This read-a-thon is going to be happening from April 7th to April 20th, and I really want to participate in this. I’ve had some books on my to be read shelf that have been scaring me while I look at them, so what a better time then now to start them! I’m going to share my ambitious list below and let you know how many pages are in the copies that I have. If you want to participate in this read-a-thon you can find the Goodreads group here, and if you want to follow the Twitter to check out the sprints you can find that here. Are you going to participate? Let me know if so, and for now, let’s get in to the books
The Diviners by Libba Bray
578 Pages

Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened.

Replica by Lauren Oliver
520 Pages

Lyra

From a distance, the Haven Institute, tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida, looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, it is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed.

But when a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects—Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72—manage to escape. As they make their way through a new and menacing environment, they meet a stranger named Gemma, who has embarked on a perilous quest of her own. And as Lyra tries to understand Haven’s purpose, she uncovers earth-shattering secrets that will change the lives of both girls.

Gemma

Gemma has been in and out of hospitals her whole life. A sickly child, she has grown into a lonely adolescent whose life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April.

But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family’s past and discovers her father’s mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two human models, or replicas, 24 and 72—and a completely new set of questions. As Gemma tries to unravel the mysteries of Haven, she learnes terrible truths about herself and her family that will threaten to destroy everything she loves.

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
519 Pages

Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks).

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life. Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that?

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
540 Pages

The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.

It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.

The Circle by Sara B. Elfgren & Mats Strandberg
596 Pages

On a night after the apparent suicide of high school student Elias Malmgren, a blood-red moon fills the night sky. Minoo wakes up outside her house, still in her pajamas, and is drawn by an invisible force to an abandoned theme park on the outskirts of town. Soon five of her classmates–Vanessa, Linnea, Anna-Karin, Rebecka and Ida–arrive, compelled the same force. A mystical being takes over Ida’s body and tells them they are fated to fight an ancient evil that is hunting them. The park is a safe haven; the school, a place of danger. The six are wildly different and definitely not friends…but they are the Chosen Ones.

As the weeks pass, each girl discovers she has a unique magical ability. They begin exploring their powers, but they are not all firmly committed to their mission–to discover the truth about Elias’s death. Then a horrible tragedy strikes within the circle. Newly determined to fight the evil forces, they begin to learn magic from The Book of Patterns, an ancient work with a will of its own that reveals different things to different witches.

If you watch BenjaminofTomes on youtube, the last book was something he HIGHLY recommended and I was so excited to get it and try to read it, and then I saw how big it was. But that books is on the top of my TBR for this read-a-thon. What do you all think? How does your TBR stack up?