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.


☃️ – A Book set During Winter< img class=”alignnone wp-image-3497″ src=”; alt=”3893″ width=”19″ height=”19″> – 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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🎄 – A Book With Green On The Cover<b
Book That Features Travel<b
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17404295Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

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

Books Jay AsherWhat Light by Jay Asher

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

31423196Defy The Stars by Claudia Gray

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

31145148The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

⛸ – Yay Sports, Go Team,  A Book Featuring a Sport
🏖 – Chri
n July, A Book Set In Summer
📚 – Freeb

3157877Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

😇 – A Book With Angels In It
🕎 – A Book
Reflective Cover
👻 – Ghost of
mas Past, a Book On Your TBR For Over A Year
🍽 – A Book Th
res Family or Food

256683City 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!


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!


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!


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.


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.


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!


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!


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!


Read your most recently purchased/acquired contemporary

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

Read an adult contemporary

Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren

Read an LGBTQA+ contemporary

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

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

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

Read a dark or taboo contemporary

Invaded by Melissa Landers

Read our buddy read book Like Water

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!


Read-a-thin · Readathon · TBR

November Read-A-Thin TBR

It’s almost here! I can’t believe tomorrow starts the second round of Read-A-Thin. If you’re participating and have made some sort of TBR post somewhere and want to share it with me feel free to leave it in the comments. In true over achiever fashion I have picked a book for every single challenge, but I have doubled some challenges on a couple books, and I’ll also be participating in a couple other read-a-thons this month so this is not my total TBR, but I have overlapped some of these books in to other challenges for those read-a-thons. I’m thinking I might post those TBRs closer to those dates. But until then, here is what I plan to read (mostly) for this month.

-Read a 2017 release

All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis

-Read a Diverse Book

They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera

-Read a book related to your favorite emoji
Mine for this challenge is going to be unicorn-face_1f984

Warcross by Marie Lu

-Read a book with a fall themed cover

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

-Start and Finish a Series

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The Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi

-Read a book in 24 hours

Down Among The Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

-Read a New to You Author

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

-Buddy Read a book (group book for Contemporaryathon)

Like Water by Rebecca Podos

-Read a horror/thriller

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

-Read a book outside your favorite genre

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

-Read an eBook

35841180The Genesi Code by Tristen Willis

-Listen to an audiobook of a book you own

Invaded by Melissa Landers

-Read a book that counts towards another readathon (Contemporaryathon)

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

-Read a book that is due back to the library the soonest

Down Among The Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

-Read a book you ended up putting down previously

An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

-Read a book you got from a subscription box

Reckoning by Kerry Wilkinson

-Read a book you got for free (gift, ARC, giveaway)

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

The last and final challenge is to read 4 books completing a total of 8 challenges, so of course for me I will have to read a minimum of 6 books to complete 8 challenges, but hopefully I can be up for the task. Of course like I said if you have a TBR feel free to link it below and can’t wait to see you guys tomorrow to kick off that Read-A-Thin reading and to talk about my October Wrap Up!


Read-a-thin · Readathon

Read-A-Thin Round 2 Announcement

It’s baaAAaack.

Hey guys and welcome back to the blog, and if you’re new and not sure what this post is about let me fill you in a little. Back in August Myself, Amanda @ A Court of Books and Love, and Jessica @ JessicaMarie493 hosted our very first ever Readathon. This was a month long reading challenge where the goal was to read books that you already owned to help thin down your TBR. So there was no buying books to fit challenges or using library books. This month we’re changing things up a little to try and make it easier to not only participate in our Readathon, but  in other Readathons that are going to be happening this time around.

So I’m sure you’re asking yourself “Chelsea, when exactly is this readathon happening?” Well! We’re going to be hosting another month long Read-A-Thin this November! This way we can thin down those TBRs before Christmas time rolls around and we start getting gift cards and books for presents. This month the goal for books read is an actual challenge so the only basic rule is the books you read are already on your TBR, because that’s what we’re working on here folks! I also know you must be excited to know what the challenges are, so let me get to those, WITH EXAMPLES. (although I am gonna be lazy and not link the books to Goodreads in this post, I KNOW I KNOW, I’m sorry)

What Are The Challenges?
Keep in mind the pictures are just examples if you’re having a hard time understanding the challenge, you are by no means required to read one of the books shown for it to count for the challenge.

-Read a 2017 release
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-Read a Diverse Book
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-Read a book related to your favorite emoji
Obviously this will be different for every person, you just think of what your favorite emoji and relate it to a book whether it be the plot, the cover, the characters. However you relate it to your favorite emoji works!

-Read a book with a fall themed cover
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-Start and Finish a Series
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-Read a book in 24 hours
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-Read a New to You Author
Read a book written by an author that you haven’t read something by them before

-Buddy Read a book
Read a book with someone else!

-Read a horror/thriller
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-Read a book outside your favorite genre
Again, this is just going to depend on the person, if you mostly read one type of genre, just find a diffe
rent one and pick a book from it and give it a try!

-Read an eBook
We’ve all got em. I know I love BookBub emails for all the free ebooks that I just download and they start stacking up. I’m scared to look at my ebook library.

-Listen to an audiobook of a book you own
Libraries are a great way to go about this. Most have either Hoopla or Overdrive or even other apps you can download and easily check out audiobooks. So give them a check and see if they have an audiobook for a book you already own and try reading it that way!

-Read a book that counts towards another readathon
November is the month of Readathons, so hopefully you have an easy time with this. If not I know of Contemporary-a-thon, Emoji-a-thon, Borrow-a-thon that are all going on during November that are all about week long read-a-thons that all have their own challenges.

-Read a book that is due back to the library the soonest
Again, this just depends on you! Work on getting those library books back on time, don’t be like me and earn all the late fees!

-Read a book you ended up putting down previously

-Read a book you got from a subscription box
This can be literally any subscription box. Owlcrate, BookCaseClub, Litcrate, Fairyloot, ALL THE SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

-Read a book you got for free (gift, ARC, giveaway)

-Read 4 books (Complete at least 8 challenges)
Go look back through this list, pick 8 challenges and try and make a book work for 2 each. Not too bad and getting 4 books read in a month should be a breeze!

Where you can contact us!!
Got a question? Want to help run reading sprints? You can contact any of us hosts down below on our social medias. Also please feel free to join our Goodreads group and follow our twitter where the reading sprints will be held during the read-a-thon!





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 November PLEASE post your TBR below because I would absolutely LOVE to see what you have planned! Happy Reading.

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

Read a book that is the same color (or a similar color) as your birthstone
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

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

Read a book set in summer


Buddy read a book


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


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
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

Read a book outside of your favorite genre
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!

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.



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!


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??


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!!





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.


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!

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
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
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
Read a 2016/2017 Release
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Read a cry-worthy book
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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!

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


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 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?