The Reading Rush TBR | 2020


Hosted by: Ariel Bissett & Raeleen Lemay
During: July 20th – 26th

Hey, friends! 💗 I’ve been debating back and forth for the last couple weeks about doing this readathon or not, just because I’m still so unsure of so much about my place in the book community. But I also thought that maybe this would be a good step in finding that place again. I will not be vlogging because I am 100% not ready to make bookish videos again, but I’ve been so happy on bookstagram lately, and I truly think I’ve found my hunger and love for reading again, so I think I’m just going to lowkey participate on insta (while also trying to read all the books!) But all this long-winded-ness being said, this is my tentative TBR that is 100% not set in stone (besides the buddy reads), but I am excited to hopefully read many things this week, while maybe doing a little more healing, too!


➽ 1/ Read a book with a cover that matches the color of your birth stone:
Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children, #6) by Seanan McGuire
My birthday is actually next month, and August’s birth stone is peridot! And with this range on green on the cover? It has to be there, somewhere! 💚


➽ 2/ Read a book that starts with the word “The”: 
The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics (Feminine Pursuits #1) by Olivia Waite

This has been calling to me more and more and I really need to work on my “must read of 2020” list, too! This just seems like the perfect pick right now for me! Plus, if I fall in love? Book two comes out on the 28th! ❤️


➽ 3/ Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen:
Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards #1) by Janella Angeles

This might be a tiny bit of a reach, but so many early reviewers have compared this and the inspiration to Phantom of the Opera meets Moulin Rouge, which I’ve seen both, so… excuse me while I make this reach. (Also, extra excited to read this one with May & Lea!) 💕


➽ 4/ Read the first book you touch:
I am highkey unsure what to think of this question. Am I supposed to put out different options for this challenge? Or am I just going to put out my current TBR and whichever one I touch first will be the one I start first? Much to think about.


➽ 5/ Read a book completely outside of your house:
Fence, Vol. 3 & Rivals (4) by C.S. Pacat & Johanna the Mad
 
First off, we are still under quarantine (especially my tri-state Nevada, Arizona, California self, whew) AND it is 120F/49C out most days! But I do really still try to go outside and hang out in my yard for at least 15 mins a day, so I’m going to risk it all and try to read these two installments during the week! I have already read volume 3, but I never go around to reviewing it! Plus, I just want a recap anyways! I just purchased Rivals and I’m so excited to be back inside one of my favorite graphic novel worlds!


➽ 6/ Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of:
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

We are just gonna say that this pick is because I always want to read more sapphic lit & stories inspired by different mythologies! But I’m mostly picking this one just because I need a queer buddy read with Romie! 💝


➽ 7/ Read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live:
Am I going to cheat and pick one of these fantasy books that are not only only different continents, but also different worlds and/or planes of existences? Perhaps. (I honestly do think The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics is set in England, but I’m not positive!)



Oh, and extra cute news: Maëlys is the best and going to also be buddy reading all of these with me this week! And… I’m really hoping that we enjoy them all! Are you participating the the 2020 Reading Rush? If so, let me know, and link me to your TBRS! I would love to read and watch and see them, and to wish you luck! And I’m always wishing you all happy reading! Oh and here is my profile, if you’d like to connect during this readathon, too! Okay friends, I love you! Good luck! 💗

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The Reading Rush TBR | 2019

 

Summerathon Announcement | 2019

Hey friends! I am finally home from Hawaii! And I am finally getting back into my normal routine! I promise, I will have lots of content for you in June! And I’ve missed you all so much! But today I am here to tell you about a really exciting readathon next month that my friend Amy created and asked me to cohost with her and some friends!


THE DATES:
June 21 – June 27


THE HOSTS:
Amy @ A Court of Crowns and Quills

Jen @ Pinot and Pages

Heather @ Bookables

Aimee @ Aimee Reads


THE CHALLENGES:
1. A Beachy Read: this can be either a book set at the beach or just a book think would be perfect to read on the beach or poolside.

2. Sunrise colors on the cover: pink, orange, yellow, purple, blue…really, there are so many directions to go for this.

3. Book with a roadtrip, traveling, or vacation

4. Book set in the summer

5. Food on the cover (Or drink! Make it your own!)

6. Drink your favorite summertime drink while reading!


You can totally double up on challenges, or pick whichever ones look most appealing to you! This is a really laid back readathon, and we would just be honored if you joined us! Also, make sure you follow the instagram and twitter and use #summerathon so we can see and boost your photos, TBRs, and wrap ups!

Also, Please also remember that June is Pride Month, so we are really encouraging you all to make your TBRs as queer as possible! Also, there are some really amazing LGBTQIAP+ readalongs and readathons going on in the month of June, too! And you should check some of them out: Eloise, Kathy, & Boston! And there is also Smutathon happening, which I also plan to make my TBR hella queer! 🌈



I’m so excited for all the things happening in June, and hopefully you’ll join us for our readathon! Again, I’m sorry I haven’t been too active in May, but hopefully I’ll be here with consistent content from June on! I love you all, and I hope life is treating you so very kindly! Happy reading!

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CONTEMPORARY-A-THON TBR | ROUND FOUR

Hey, friends! It is officially Contemporaryathon! Well, at least on the east coast! My west coast self has a couple more hours! But I just remembered that I didn’t officially post a TBR! So I’m going to write one up really quick! I hope you enjoy! 💕


➽ 1. Read your most recently purchased or acquired contemporary

The Risk (Briar U #2) by Elle Kennedy


➽ 2. Read a contemporary with blurple (blue or purple) on the cover

A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti


➽ 3. Read a diverse contemporary keeping in mind its African heritage month and an own voices African author would be a great pick

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum


➽ 4. Read a dark, taboo, or emotional book

The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen


➽ 5. Read a contemporary you meant to read in 2018 but didn’t get to

A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti


➽ 6. Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format (ebook, audio, graphic novel etc)


Fence Vol. 2 (Fence #2) by C.S. Pacat


➽ 7. Read a contemporary with a picture on the spine (not a color or pattern but an image)


When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington


➽ And I’m also going to be attempting to read:


Okay, friends! That’s what I hope to be reading! I know it is a little lofty, but I really want to focus on reading all the things this week! Let me know if you are participating! And make sure you’re all checking out the contemporaryathon instagram, where we will be boosting so many photos! And make sure you join us on the 16th on Chelsea’s Channel for our live show! Happy reading, loves! 💕

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CONTEMPORARY-A-THON ANNOUNCEMENT + CHALLENGES | ROUND FOUR

 Hi, what is my life? No, seriously, 2019 has been such a wild ride just starting a Booktube channel, but never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be co-hosting one of my favorite readathons of all time! I am so honored, I am so blessed, and I hope you all join us!


DATES FOR ROUND FOUR:
➽ 2/11 – 2/17


CHALLENGES:
➽ 1. Read your most recently purchased or acquired contemporary
➽ 2. Read a contemporary with blurple (blue or purple) on the cover
➽ 3. Read a diverse contemporary keeping in mind its African heritage month and an own voices African author would be a great pick
➽ 4. Read a dark, taboo, or emotional book
➽ 5. Read a contemporary you meant to read in 2018 but didn’t get to
➽ 6. Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format (ebook, audio, graphic novel etc)
➽ 7. Read a contemporary with a picture on the spine (not a color or pattern but an image)

(Double up and make as many of them work for as many books as you want!)


LIVE-SHOW:
➽ 2/16 on Chelsea’s Channel (Time TBA!)


THE BABES:
CHELSEA
JULIE
NATASHA


CONTEMPORARYATHON INSTA



GIVEAWAY(S) INFO:
➽ CHELSEA’S: on the TBR videos
➽ JULIE’S: On the week long vlogs or wrap ups
➽ NATASHA’S: On the daily vlogs
➽ MINE: On the Contemporary-a-thon Instagram!
➽ Go to each of their channels and to their own personal announcement videos for more details about their actual individual giveaways! But mine will go live the on Feb 11th on the Contemporaryathon Instagram, and all the rules will be in the post, and it will last for a week and then I will pick a winner on the 17th!
➽ Winners will be picked at random. All winners will get a book of up to $20 value on either amazon or book depository.


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#Smutathon TBR | Round Two

#Smutathon is hosted by Lainey and Riley, AKA: my two faves! And this next round is starting tomorrow! You all know I love Romance and Erotic books, so I couldn’t resist participating again! And this rounds challenges? Perfection! ❤❄


➽ Enemies to Lovers


Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey


Friends Spouses with Benefits


The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke #1) by Tessa Dare
Buddy read with Julie from Pages and Pens! ❤


➽ Fake Relationship


The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli
ARC – February 5th, 2019 by Berkley Books
Buddy read with Amy at A Court of Crowns and Quills! ❤


➽ Slow Burn


Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers #1) by J.A. Redmerski


➽ Forbidden


Wrong to Need You (Forbidden Hearts #2) by Alisha Rai


➽ Different Worlds


The Queen and the Cure (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles #2) by Amy Harmon


➽ One Night Stand

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
ARC – January 29th 2019 by William Morrow
(This might be a stretch, but I need to get this read in  December! Shhhh!)



Okay, friends! That’s my TBR for #Smutathon! I’m not sure if I will be able to get to all of these, because I also have another buddy read for a fantasy book on the 14th, but I hope to get to many, because I am in such a romance mood! Please, let me know what you plan on reading if you are participating! And I’m wishing you happy reading always! ❤❄

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TISTHESEASON-A-THON TBR

 

Hey, friends! I just wanted to write up a quick little post about a readathon that a few of my dear friends are hosting, and that I will be participating in, that starts tomorrow! 🎁


➽ DATES:

December 3rd – 9th


➽ HOSTS:

Heather from Bookables
Amy from A Court of Crowns and Quills
Chelsea from Chelseadolling Reads
Kristin from Super Space Chick
Trina from Between Chapters


➽ CHALLENGES:

1. Read a book with red or green on the cover
2. Read a book while listening to holiday music
3. Read a book that will make you feel warm & fuzzy
4. Read a short book (250 pgs or less)
5. Read a holiday themed book

➽ BONUS CHALLENGE


Read the buddy read book, SNOW IN LOVE! 


➽ My TBR:


Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare
✅ Red on the cover


Merry Inkmas by Talia Hibbert
✅ Warm and fuzzy feelings
✅ It is 211 pages


Snow in Love by Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone, Aimee Friedman, & Kasie West
✅ I will read with holiday music playing
✅ It is holiday themed
✅ It is the group book


Okay, friends! That’s all I’m *officially* reading, because I’m not sure how long it is going to take me to get through QoAaD! But I hope to read a few more things to get into the holiday spirit! But I hope you all participate in this readathon! And I think it is totally going to make me even more excited for the holiday season! Happy reading, loves! ⛄

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Tome Topple | Round 7


Hey, friends! I’m sure most of you know what Tome Topple is, especially since this is the seventh round, but this is actually going to be my first round participating! 🍂 🍁


➽ DATES:
November 16th (midnight) – November 29th (11:59 PM)


➽ OFFICIAL SOCIAL MEDIA:
Twitter
Goodreads
IG Challenges


➽ HOSTS:
Sam
Adriana
Sarah-Jane
Sian
Caz
Sam


➽ READING CHALLENGES:
1. Read more than one tome (500+ pages)
2. Read a graphic novel (500+ pages, can be omnibuses)
3. Read a tome that’s part of a series
4. Buddy read a tome
5. Read an adult novel


➽ WHAT I AM READING:
The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton676 pages
Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare701 pages
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer496 pages (shhh)


Okay, friends! I know this is a short and little post! But I just wanted to make you aware that this was going on, because I am so excited! I’m not sure what it is about this time of year, but I always just want to read big books. I mean, I guess I always want to read big books, but especially now when I have a more free time! I hope I love all three of these! Are you participating? If so, what are you reading? If not, what are you reading? 💛✨

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