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DECEMBER TBR [2018]

Here it is, the final month of 2018! Time to get as much read as possible to boost our reading challenges… or maybe that’s just me? This months TBR is going to be different, mainly because I am challenging myself by reading for 3 back-to-back readathons which will take up the majority of the month. Soooo, I thought it’ll be easier to link my posts for my readathon TBR’s for the month. There are collectively 9 books which is pretty much as many as I usually include in a TBR anyway, and a lot of the books I really want to read I have pushed back to the New Year!

 

TisTheSeasonAthon

3rd – 9th December

Official Announcement by Bookables

My TBR

 

 

 

A Very Merry Readathon

10th -16th December

Official Announcement by Paper Faerie

My TBR

 

 

 

Magical Readathon: Christmas at Hogwarts

17th – 26th December

Official Announcement by BookRoast

My TBR

 

So what are you guys hoping to read in December? Anyone else participating in some of/all these readathons? Have you also starting planning your reading goals for next year? I’d love to know!

 

THANKS FOR READING!!

Abbie xxxx

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NOVEMBER TBR/PRIORITY READS [2018]

It’s nearly the end of the year and I’m slightly panicking… only two more TBR’s for 2018, how is that possible?! I haven’t read half the books I was planning to read this year, and keeping track of those books went out the window around August/September time anyway. But I’m still gonna try and read some of the book still on that list (and I’ll stick a ‘*’ beside those books for reference (something I’m gonna try and implement next year to keep on top of my yearly TBR books!

This month sees no readathons I’m participating in, which makes me breathe a sigh of relief to be honest! I’m only casually taking part in Non-Fiction November and Lalathon by not setting a TBR or using the prompts. I need to go easy on myself this month I feel! So here is my ‘easy-going’ TBR for November!

Main Priority

The Rattled Bones – S. M. Parker

Uprooted – Naomi Novik*

If We Were Villains – M. L. Rio

Average Priority

The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story – Christie Watson

The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson*

Low Priority

In Order to Live – Yeonmi Park*

Her Body and Other Parties – Carmen Maria Machado

City of Ghosts – V. E. Schwab

 

~ADDITIONAL~

The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman*

Dread Nation – Justina Ireland

You – Caroline Kepnes

 

So what are you guys planning to read this month? Have you read any of these and if so, what did you think of them? Any new recommendations/favourites of yours? Have you started thinking about reading plans for 2019 yet? I’d love to know!

 

THANKS FOR READING!!

Abbie xxxx

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SEPTEMBER TBR/PRIORITY READS [2018]

Hello readers! I am fully back into the swing of things and I’m ready to set and follow a monthly TBR (yaay!). I’m also trialling another way of setting out these Priority Reads/TBR posts and try and make them look more aesthetic I suppose. There are two readathons this month which I’m looking to participate in; the Emoji-a-Thon from 1st – 30th September, and the Contemporary-a-Thon from 17th – 23rd September. I will be posting their separate TBR’s once they are finalised/closer to the day!

How I do my TBRs is slightly different, I instead have a ‘Priority’ list of books; 3 as my ‘main priority, 2 as an ‘average priority‘, and 3 as my ‘lowest priority. I’m also setting out at least one audiobook and/or ebook, and one classic and/or non-fiction book every month to try and push myself to use more formats and expand my reading.

 

Main Priority

Radio Silence – Alice Oseman

I Am Still Alive – Kate Alice Marshall

The Female of The Species – Mindy McGinnis

Average Priority

City of Ghosts – Victoria Schwab

The Loneliest Girl in The Universe – Lauren James

Lowest Priority

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings – Various

You’re Welcome, Universe – Whitney Gardner

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

 

EXTRAS:

Letters to the Lost – Brigid Kemmerer

I Believe in a Thing Called Love – Maureen Goo

Magonia – Maria Dahvana Headley

Cress – Marissa Meyer

 

Have any of you guys read these? If so, what did you think of them? Also, what are you guys’ reading plans for the month? I’d love to know!

THANKS FOR READING!!

Abbie xxxx

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JUNE TBR/PRIORITY READS [2018]

I didn’t do a TBR post for May, mainly because I was still getting used to my new job and adjusting to the routine, which meant I had very little time for reading and I knew I wasn’t going to be reading much, so I just left it for a month to not have the pressure. But I’m now back and ready to get into reading again! Despite feeling quite slumpy, I do think the books I’m planning to read next month will help! And I am hoping to participate in Cramathon later in the month, but a separate TBR post will be up for that!

How I do my TBRs is slightly different, I instead have a ‘Priority’ list of books; 3 as my main priority’, 2 as an ‘average priority‘, and 3 as my ‘lowest priority. This basically organises which books I want to get to the most. Of course I may not stick to this during the month.

I have changed things a bit too, I have written down all the titles of my books and picked some out at random. I have decided to pick out at least 1 classic, 1 non-fiction and 1 ebook, as they are the ones I struggle to get to. So this is the first month I’m using this method!

PRIORITY READS BAR JPEG
1/ The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton
2/ The Surface Breaks – Louise O’Neill
3/ I’ll Give You The Sun – Jandy Nelson
4/ Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty
5/ Cress – Marissa Meyer
6/ Sense & Sensibility – Jane Austen
7/ The Princess Diarist – Carrie Fisher
8/ Project Semicolon – Amy Bleuel

EXTRAS:

I Believe in a Thing Called Love – Maureen Goo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid

A Conjuring of Light – V. E. Schwab

Have any of you guys read these? If so, what did you think of them? Also, what are you guys’ reading plans for the month? I’d love to know!

THANKS FOR READING!!

Abbie xxxx

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APRIL TBR/PRIORITY READS [2018]

First things first, there is no March wrap-up. This is because I had only read two books (thanks personal life) and I thought it’ll be better if I started doing wrap-ups for every five books, so I guess this was the perfect opportunity to do so! I have nearly finished two and halfway through another, so the wrap-up should be done soon!

So now that the month of March is over and done with, I can finally focus on the future and hopefully get back into my reading! I think this TBR has the most books I’m really excited for, so I’m more determined that ever to get to all of them! I will also be attempting the Magical Readathon (OWL’s exams) set up by G from Book Roast which is running from 2nd-29th April.

How I do my TBRs is slightly different, I instead have a ‘Priority’ list of books; 3 as my ‘main priority, 2 as an ‘average priority‘, and 3 as my ‘lowest priority. This basically organises which books I want to get to the most. Of course I may not stick to this during the month. I also may include extra books I wish to read which didn’t get added to my Priority Reads but still wanted to pick up.

 

So in April, I’m looking to read…

 

PRIORITY READS BAR JPEG1. The Wicked Deep – Shea Ernshaw

2. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

3. The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah

4. To Kill a Kingdom – Alexandra Christo

5.  Exit West – Mohsin Hamid

6. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

7. The Hazel Wood – Melissa Albert

8. A Wrinkle In Time – Madeleine L’Engle

 

So what are you guys reading in April? Any recommendations on what to read? How are you celebrating Easter? I’d love to know!

 

THANKS FOR READING!!

Abbie xxxx

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MARCH TBR/PRIORITY READS [2018]

Happy March 1st everyone! I know it doesn’t feel like it, especially where I am because of the snow, so I hope everyone is safe and warm! Also, happy World Book Day! Sadly loads of schools have closed so there aren’t any photo’s of kids and their costumes. Nevertheless, it’s time to put together my TBR for March! I had a real tough time deciding what I wanted to read, as nothing is really jumping out for me to read, so this is very likely changing as the month goes on!

How I do my TBRs is slightly different, I instead have a ‘Priority’ list of books; 3 as my ‘main priority, 2 as an ‘average priority‘, and 3 as my ‘lowest priority. This basically organises which books I want to get to the most. Of course I may not stick to this during the month. I also may include extra books I wish to read which didn’t get added to my Priority Reads but still wanted to pick up.

So in March, I’m looking to read…

PRIORITY READS BAR JPEG1. OBSIDIO – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

2. A Conjuring of Light – V.E. Schwab

3. Red Sparrow – Jason Matthews

4. Night Film – Marisha Pessl

5.  The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer – Michelle Hodkin

6. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

7. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

8. Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë

 

So what are you guys reading in March? Any recommendations on what to read? Any snow where you are? I’d love to know!

 

THANKS FOR READING!!

Abbie xxxx

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Contemporary-athon 2018 TBR!

Contemporary-athon is a readathon focused on purely reading contemporaries, and has a series of reading challenges.

This readathon is running from 12th – 18th February 2018.

The hosts for the readathon are: HardbackHoarder, Paper Faerie, The Bookish Babbler, Tiny Book Dragon, Cristina’s Journey, and jordyn, discombobulated.

I’m struggling to keep my attention and stay awake in the evenings recently due to changes in medication, and I’ve been busy with life so I think reading a bunch of contemporaries would help me!

 

1/ Love, Life, and List by Kasie West 35068742

Challenges: 1. Read the most recent contemporary that you purchased/acquired, 2. Read a contemporary book with pink on the cover, and 3. Read a hyped contemporary book.

Goodreads

This sounds like it’s right up my alley, and I’m not going to lie, but the main character has the same name as me so I got more excited because of that! But I think it sounds really interesting, about a girl named Abby (me) who makes a list (me) because she needs to push herself out of her comfort zone (also me) and also has a love of art (and also, me). So I’m expecting to enjoy this one!

 

 

 

306538532/ The Upside of Unrequited by Becki Albertalli

Challenges: 4. Read a diverse contemporary book, 7. Read a contemporary book that has been recommended to you

Goodreads

I have been extremely hesitant in picking this up, and I’m not really holding that much expectations for this. I really didn’t like her other book, Simon vs The Homosapiens agenda, and I got this in an OwlCrate box last year. I remember it being extremely hyped so I got excited for it, without even knowing what it was about! But I’m trying to keep open-minded for this!

 

 

 

3/ Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung 34536956

Challenges: 6. Read a contemporary(ish) graphic novel

Goodreads

I struggled for a while to think of graphic novels for this challenge; I’m not much of a fan of graphic novels, and I can’t really think of many contemporary graphic novel! This is honestly more of a graphic memoir or a series of comic strips, but it was the closest I could think of and it is actually something I’ve been dying to read! Its about someone who is introverted and their daily life.

 

 

 

64088624/ Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher

Challenges: 5. Read a dark/taboo contemporary

Goodreads

This is about a girl who gets abducted, and that’s it! That’s pretty taboo, right? I’m hoping I enjoy it because I don’t really hear much about this book. I remember picking it up years and years ago because I liked the butterfly on the cover, I must’ve thought it would be a light, fluffy read. I was very wrong!

 

 

Are any of you also participating in this readathon? What will you be planning to read? Have you read any of the books I mentioned, and if so, what did you think of them? I’d love to know!

 

THANKS FOR READING!!

 

Abbie xxxx