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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#ReadersCrossing

I never really do readathons, but this one was too amazing for me to possibly even think about passing up! It beautifully mixes the two loves of my life: reading and gaming! This readathon is being hosted by Aentee at Read at Midnight!

This readathon, which is basically more of a reading challenge, is called #ReadersCrossing and it takes place from December 10th to December 31st! Basically, this is very much like #TheReadingQuest, where you choose a path and then you use the bingo board to follow the line of the path you picked! And all of this is Animal Crossing Pocket Camp themed!

LEVELING UP
• All campers starts with 0 Experience Points (EXP), and each book completed for the challenge (in any format: physical, eBook, or audiobook will gain them 2 EXP.
• #OwnVoices novels will give you an addition EXP point, instead of gaining 2 EXP for their completion, you’ll gain 3 EXP.
• You will level up every time you get 10 EXP points. You begin at Level 1.
• Tweeting or Instagram posts on the #ReadersCrossing will earn you points (every 5 tweets/photo will earn you 1 EXP). You can gain a maximum of 5 EXP for your social media interactions. These should be tweets related to the challenge such as comments on your current read, book recommendations, or posts about the game itself).
• For fun, you can make your own camperID card, you can use screenshots of your character in your campsite, or during other moments of gameplay like the special fulfilled request segments/when you catch a particular bug or fish, it’s really up to you!

Also, make sure you check out the actual reading challenge’s blog post for more information, to sign up, and just in case I’m getting any of this information wrong. Also, don’t forget to check out #ReadersCrossing on different social medias!

And I personally chose the Natural path, because it’s what I always lean and gravitate to in the game! Plus, I love Goldie and I already have a bunch of things on my TBR that already fit into the path! So, it’s really a win/win for me!

SET IN YOUR COUNTRY:The Book of Etta (The Road to Nowhere #2) by Meg Elison
(Set in the scariest timeline for my country!)

YELLOW COVER:Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive #3) by Brandon Sanderson
(the actual cover of the book is the prettiest yellow my eyes have ever seen!)

A CLASSIC:A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
(I set a reading goal in January to read ONE classic, and I still haven’t!)

ANIMAL ON THE COVER:The Red Threads of Fortune (Tensorate #2) by J.Y. Yang
(Dragons totally count, right? Right!)

SET IN WILDERNESS:The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
(I hope this works, if not, I read so much fantasy I know I will read something that fits this!)

Like in every game that I play, I always feel the most enjoyment from completing all of the quests. I’m such a completionist and an achievement lover, so I know I will complete many of the side quests that are also offered in the middle of this bingo sheet!

This is honestly just too perfect and adorable to pass up! I hope many of you will join along with #ReadersCrossing! I love anything that has to do with accumulating points, and I couldn’t resist participating in a reading challenge that celebrates a love for gaming. This is such a unique and creative idea and I can’t wait to get reading! Happy reading, loves!

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Yule Bingo!

I never really do readathons, but you guys know I could never resist a Harry Potter themed readalong, that some of my best friends are hosting!

Yule Bingo is being hosted by Destiny ❤️, Julie 💚, Melanie 💙, and Samm 💛! And if you’d like to participate, you should request to join their amazing Facebook group, Life & Lit, and then choose your house!

This readathon is going on for the entire month of December, so you have lots of time to fill your board! And there is going to be games and giveaways and they are going to be keeping tally of house points! Here is the bingo board:

Basically, each member I linked above is in charge of their house! And after you choose your house, you will try to complete your house’s bingo line! Only one book per square, and each square you fill is 1 point for your HP house! If you complete your house’s line (i.e. me as a Gryffindor filling all four Gryffindor squares), you get an extra 5 points for your house! But every square you fill nets your house a point! And if you’d like more details, just DM me, or ask in the FB group, because all four ladies are so very helpful!

I hope to complete both my house, Gryffindor, and Ravenclaw! But I’m going to make sure to complete even more if I’m able! But I’m going to put a huge emphasis on Gryffindor, especially since I pledged my allegiance to my Gryffindor captain, Destiny! Here are the books I’m planning on reading:

GRYFFINDOR:

• WEASLEYS – Family Goals: The Book of Etta (The Road to Nowhere, #2) by Meg Elison
• HARRY – Chosen One Trope: Everless (Untitled #1) by Sara Holland
• DUMBLEDORE – Wise Mentor: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
• MARAUDERS – Book with a Map: Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2) by Jay Kristoff

RAVENCLAW:

• LUNA – Loveable Sidekick: Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3) by Brandon Sanderson
• MOANING MYRTLE – Tearjerker: Three Sides of a Heart: Stories about Love Triangles edited by Natalie C. Parker
• OLIVANDER – Book with Spells: Sinless (Eye of the Beholder #1) by Sarah Tarkoff
• ROOM OF REQUIREMENT – Favorite Genre: Age of Assassins (The Wounded Kingdom #1) by R.J. Barker

I am beyond words excited to participate in this readalong! And everyone should also check out their Instagram for more content and for photo challenges throughout the month! I hope you all consider joining and you’ll have to let me know if you are a Gryffindor too! Also, if you’d like to buddy read any of these, please also let me know! I hope you guys are already having a wonderful holiday season! And happy reading! ❄⛄

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