Readathon · TBR

Cramathon TBR

Hello guys, so today I have finally found another readathon to join for the month of June. This one is hosted by Ali @ Hardback Hoarder, Dylan @ DylanTheReader5, Jay @ The Awkward Bookworm, and Julia @ Julia Sapphire. It takes place from TODAY June 10th until June 17th and the goal is to cram as many books in to this one week of reading as possible. So I am so about that. There are also challenges, so let me show you my TBR!

1. A predicted 5 star book
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The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

2. A book out of your comfort zone
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Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett

3. A book that has been on your TBR a long time
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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

4. A book that is LGBTQ+
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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter To The World by Ashley Herring Blake

5. Something that is not a standard novel
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Three Sides of A Heart edited by Natalie C. Parker

6.  Has fav color on cover
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Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

7. Read 7 books
For now I’m going to leave this spot blank, because I know I’m going to end up reading something not on my TBR and that way I can end up fitting it in the end.

Let me know if you guys are participating, I’ve already started reading today and I’d love to see what you all have in mind. I’ll update you all at the end of the week with what I’ve read for this readathon!

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Readathon · TBR

Scallywagathon TBR

Hello, and welcome back to the blog. If you’re new, Welcome. Today I am going to be talking about my Scallywagathon TBR. The Scallywagathon is hosted by Ali @ HardbackHoarder as well as Amanda @ Read All The Books. This readathon starts TODAY and goes until the 27th. The goal is to read 4 books in total. You’ll use the map below to make your TBR, so I figured I’d share with you guys what I plan to read. And yes I know, another TBR I didn’t plan for and probably one that I won’t actually do well  it, but I want to participate ok!

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So I am starting at number 1, because you are supposed to start between 1 and 5. For this challenge Siren’s Song, you are to read a book that has Mermaids or Sirens so I will be reading.

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From there I will travel to number 6. For number 6 you’re to read a book with a map in it, and I picked one I’m currently working on finishing already.
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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

So from 6 you can either pick A or B and I am going to go with B Thar She Blows, read a book that’s exploded with popularity this year. For this one I am going with
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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

From B you can only travel to 9, which is Blow Down The Man, read a book by a female author. For this I thought I was going to do Daughter of A Pirate King, but apparently I only bought that book in my imagination. So instead, I will be reading
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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

So those are the four planned books I want to read for this Readathon this week, of course my reading has not stuck to TBRs this month, so we will see how this goes. If you are participating and have a TBR feel free to leave it in the comments, I would love to see it! Happy Reading.
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Buzzwordathon · Readathon · TBR

Buzzword Readathon TBR

I know, I know. I said I wasn’t going to try and make any crazy TBRs or overwhelm myself with books to read but I can’t NOT participate in this. Buzzword Readathon is hosted by BooksAndLala and DylanTheReader. This is going to be round one of a reoccurring Readathon where every round the focus is to read books with a specific word in the title. This current round will go from May 7th to the 13th and focuses on the word Girl. So of course it is a week long readathon and I’ve decided to try and read four books that weren’t even on my original TBR for the month, yes, go me. There is also a group read which is included in one of my four books I’ve picked and they will be hosting a liveshow towards the end of the readathon to chat about the book!

 

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GROUP READ
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
May 8th 2018

Mila Flores and her best friend Riley have always been inseparable. There’s not much excitement in their small town of Cross Creek, so Mila and Riley make their own fun, devoting most of their time to Riley’s favorite activity: amateur witchcraft.

So when Riley and two Fairmont Academy mean girls die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone’s explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life.

Unfortunately, Riley, June, and Dayton have no recollection of their murders, but they do have unfinished business to attend to. Now, with only seven days until the spell wears off and the girls return to their graves, Mila must wrangle the distracted group of undead teens and work fast to discover their murderer…before the killer strikes again.

 

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A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
February 27th 2018

Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from: a troublemaker whose many romances are the subject of endless gossip at school.  You don’t want to get involved with a girl like that, they say. So how is it that eighteen-year-old Porus Dumasia has only ever had eyes for her? And how did Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of a highway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia? When the religious police arrive on the scene, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is questioned. And as her story is pieced together, told through multiple perspectives, it becomes clear that she was far more than just a girl like that.

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June 14th 2016

Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence, and to that moment in a girl’s life when everything can go horribly wrong.

 

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Fat Girl On A Plane by Kelly Devos
June 5th 2018

FAT.

High school senior Cookie Vonn’s post-graduation dreams include getting out of Phoenix, attending Parsons and becoming the next great fashion designer. But in the world of fashion, being fat is a cardinal sin. It doesn’t help that she’s constantly compared to her supermodel mother—and named after a dessert.

Thanks to her job at a fashion blog, Cookie scores a trip to New York to pitch her portfolio and appeal for a scholarship, but her plans are put on standby when she’s declared too fat too fly. Forced to turn to her BFF for cash, Cookie buys a second seat on the plane. She arrives in the city to find that she’s been replaced by the boss’s daughter, a girl who’s everything she’s not—ultrathin and superrich. Bowing to society’s pressure, she vows to lose weight, get out of the friend zone with her crush, and put her life on track.

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Cookie expected sunshine and rainbows, but nothing about her new life is turning out like she planned. When the fashion designer of the moment offers her what she’s always wanted—an opportunity to live and study in New York—she finds herself in a world full of people more interested in putting women down than dressing them up. Her designs make waves, but her real dream of creating great clothes for people of all sizes seems to grow more distant by the day.

Will she realize that she’s always had the power to make her own dreams come true?

 

Are you guys planning to participate? I’m hoping I can knock all these books out while also still working on my readathin books, because man my TBR this month is just a smidge too crazy now, but it wouldn’t be my TBR if it wasn’t. Let me know if you’re participating and if you have a TBR and if you plan to be at the liveshow for Undead Girl Gang. Can’t wait to get reading!

Readathon · TBR

Read by Zoe 24 hour readathon TBR

Oh Happy Saturday. As you’re reading this I should already be about 10 hours in to this readathon, but I wanted to post about it today. This is a 24 hour readathon hosted by Read By Zoe that she does every so often, and this time I’m finally participating. The goal is to read as much as you can in 24 hours. I’ll embed the announcement video below this and then list what I hope to be reading and have read in these 24 hours til Midnight tonight!

Here are the books I am hoping to read!

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

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The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Far From The Tree by Robin Benway
Beneath The Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

So yes, as usual I have large goals but all of these are 4 hours or less on double speed as audiobooks and I have audiobooks for all of them! So let’s see how I’ll do, I’ll update you tomorrow!!
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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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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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Readathon · TBR

Winter Biannual Bibliothon TBR

Hey everyone! Sorry I’ve been afk again. My plans for 2018 were to post everyday but then I had something happen.

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I got this cute little girl. Her name is Razz and she’s absolutely rotten. So I’ve been kind of busy being a new fur mom but I plan to be making a lot of posts soon since I’m learning how to take care of her and be able to do other things. So the Winter version of the Biannual Bibliothon starts today and I of course made a TBR that does not include any of my other TBR books. I’m horrible I know but hopefully this will help my wrap up be bigger for the end of the month because so far my reading has been slacking. I will post the announcement video at the end of this post and it will have all the hosts, all the challenge, and all the dates listed! Here are my books I plan to read.

1. Read the group book: OTHERWORLD by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller

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2. Read a sequel
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3. Read a book you’ve never heard of before
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4. Read a book about mental illness
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5. Read a book that was mentioned in another book/movie/show etc.
6. Read a book under 200 pages
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7. Read a backlist title (published before 2017)
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So I tried to double up some of the books and challenges, that way I may actually be able to finish all of these books in the week that I have to finish them…..and the other books I’m either buddy reading or have started already. So we will see in a week how I do when this is over! Are you participating? If so feel free to leave your TBR in my comments. And here is the hosts original video if you have any questions about it!

Readathon · TBR

Mini Moji TBR

Happy Thanksgiving to all my US followers and Happy Thursday to everyone else! So Yes, here we are, still in November and about to start yet ANOTHER readathon. Let me just say, this readathon is probably my most ambitious too, and I know you saw my Read-A-Thin TBR, but yes I think I have 7 books to read in 8 days for this readathon. The goal of this readathon is to find a book that matches the emoji prompt, so I apologize for how long or jumbled this post is but I want to make it look as best as possible. This readathon is hosted by Dylan @ DylanTheReader5, Brittany @ BrittanysBookNook, Julie @ PagesAndPens, and Chelsea @ ChelseaDolling Reads. I love all these people so much so of course I just had to participate. Again, if you don’t feel like reading the post you can check out the embeded Youtube video below. (Sorry some of the emoji’s are missing below, I just noticed the post did not post correctly so I’m just going to edit it to make it look better)

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☃️ – A Book set During Winter
A Book That Has Red and White on the Cover
A New Book That You’ve Been Dying to Get Your Hands On

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13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

🎄 – A Book With Green On The Cover<b
Book That Features Travel<b
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Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

🎅🏼 – A Book With Christmas Spirit
❄️ – Book With Snow on the Cover

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What Light by Jay Asher

🎁 – A Book You Received As A Gift
🍾 – New Year, New Book, Start A New Series

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Defy The Stars by Claudia Gray

🍲 – A Warm/Fuzzy Read
🎅🏼 (Santa) – A Book With Bad Reviews

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The Love Interest
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⛸ – Yay Sports, Go Team,  A Book Featuring a Sport
🏖 – Christmas in July, A Book Set In Summer
📚 – Freebie

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Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

😇 – A Book With Angels In It
🕎 – A Book with a Reflective Cover
👻 – Ghost of Christmas Past, a Book On Your TBR For Over A Year
🍽 – A Book That features Family or Food

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

There is also a challenge to read for 60 minutes uninterrupted which I plan to try to do today while I get to spend some time at my parents for the holiday. I will check in with you guys next week to see how I do, What do y’alls TBRs look like? See You Tomorrow!

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Readathon · Wrap Up

Contemporaryathon Wrap-Up

I was going to wait until Monday to post this, but I decided that I would just post this later in the day on Sunday, because there will be a point that I am done reading. I’m pretty proud of the reading that I got done, not only did I get my Contemporaryathon books read but I also had some of them count towards Read-A-Thin. I do have to admit I cheated a bit this week because I listened to most of these on Audiobook but I’ve been having a lot of issues staying awake lately, yay anemia, so audiobooks have been my savior when it comes to reading.  So let’s get to my wrap-up!

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I really should have thought about this more before picking the easiest book to read first. This book was just under 300 pages. But alas, I started out easy with this book, this completed 2 challenges for me. Read a book older than 5 years and to Read a book not set in Summer. I think I’ve had this book on my TBR for as long as I’ve had a TBR. I never owned it until this summer but it’s been one that I’ve always wanted to read and I’ve seen around and just thought it sounded so cute. I related so much to both Dash and Lily and I thought this book was absolutely adorable so I am glad that I was finally able to pick it up. I would suggest this for a nice cozy read over winter break because it takes place around the week of Christmas!

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So the second book that I picked up this week was Like Water by Rebecca Podos and this completed the challenge of reading the group book, which also got me my Buddy Read challenge for Read-A-Thin! Super exciting for me to be knocking out so many challenges. This book was definitely interesting. I have to admit that I had some really high hopes going in to it because I had heard really good things about it, but honestly it kind of fell flat for me. I really liked the beginning and getting to learn about Vanni the main character but then we got to the middle of the book and stuff just stopped happening and it got super slow super fast. I do have to say I liked the ending, but it wasn’t enough to save the whole book unfortunately.

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The third book that I picked up for this readathon was Autoboyography by Christina Lauren and oh my goodness my heart. This book completed the challenge of reading a book on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum because it features a Bisexual main character. I’m so glad that I picked this book up in the middle of this readathon because after reading Like Water I needed something to pep up my reading and to keep me going and this was certainly the book to do so. I also really loved this story. I’d never read anything with Mormon representation and then to put the characters in the situations that they were put in was interesting to see. The ending made me so happy and I suggest reading this to other contemporary lovers!

17316770The Fourth book that I picked up this week for this readathon was Invaded by Melissa Landers and this is the second book in the Alienated Trilogy. This completed the challenge of reading a Taboo or Dark theme, and I picked it for that because it features a relationship between a Human girl and an Alien which in this world is frowned upon. I read the first book in this series just a couple months ago and I thought it was super interesting so when I picked this book up I was super excited to read it. This whole novel I was left pretty much on my toes not knowing what was going to happen next or even who was the cause of what was happening. I am super excited to get my hands on the third book and finish this series now.

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The fifth book that I picked up this week for the readathon was Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren. This book completed the challenge of reading an adult contemporary, and why yes it is the second book I read this week by Christina Lauren. Yet again they’ve written something that I couldn’t stop reading. I have to say if you’re a fan of The Hating Game then I would suggest this book. It’s of course not the same but it definitely has very similar vibes and I could see people that like the first novel liking this novel. It has back and forth chapters from both point of views with a little mixed media and it makes it really fun to read and of course kind of naughty, but that’s what makes this books so good!

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The final book that I read this week for Contemporaryathon was To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. This completed the challenge of reading my most recently purchased contemporary, at the time I had just purchased the entire trilogy and even though I started this book back in November of last year, I never did get around to fully reading this book. I have to say that I was super super happy with this pick. I really cannot wait to pick up the next one, and I can see how this being a trilogy now instead of a duology probably makes it a little tricky. I wasn’t sure where this was going to go in the beginning, but I have team Peter all the way and I have to add the next one to my TBR for next month!

So you read that right guys, I read all 6 of my planned books for Contemporaryathon this week! Like I said Audiobooks were my savior but I am so proud of myself and so happy that I was able to not only read all my challenges but I was able to knock down my owned TBR so much with this week long readathon. I even got some extra reading done this week too that you will see at the end of the month when I post my monthly wrap up. See you guys for tomorrow’s post!

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Readathon · TBR

Contemporaryathon TBR

It’s here! The next Read-a-thon that I’ll be participating in this month. So
Contemporary-a-thon is hosted by two of my favorite Booktubers, Julie from Pages and Pens and Chelsea from ChelseaDolling Reads. I seriously love these two girls so much so when I heard they were hosting a readathon I knew I was going to have to participate. I also knew that when I heard it was revolving around contemporary books, which is my favorite genre, that I was super going to participate in this. So of course, I decided I needed a book for every single challenge, and since I haven’t mentioned it yet, this is a week long readathon from the 13th to the 19th, and there are 6 challenges as well as one group read, so of course I have 6 books to read this week and we’ll see how this goes. Let’s get to the books!

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Read your most recently purchased/acquired contemporary

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Read an adult contemporary

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Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren

Read an LGBTQA+ contemporary

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Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

Read a contemporary that is over 5 years old
Read a contemporary not set in summer

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Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Leviathan

Read a dark or taboo contemporary

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Invaded by Melissa Landers

Read our buddy read book Like Water

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Like Water by Rebecca Podos

So yes, those are the books I’m hoping to get to this week. Hopefully this happens and I actually get some good reading in because I’ve been in a bit of a slump this past week and haven’t done very much reading so this is daunting. If you want to hear me go more in depth with why I picked each of these books and what they are about you can check out my Youtube video below.

That is all for today, I will probably move my It’s Monday post to tomorrow so I don’t bog down your feeds, but I will have one of those updates coming. If you guys are participating in this let me know and leave me your TBRs I’d love to see them, and I’ll see you tomorrow. Happy Reading!

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