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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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In Love-athon 2018 TBR!

Sorry this is really late! My family visited for the weekend and I hadn’t gotten the chance to post my TBR. The theme for this is Valentine’s Day! The challenges are set around those books that feature romance and love and all that cutesy deliciousness! I don’t typically read much romance, but tis the season!

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

The dates of this readathon are 9th February – 15th February 2018.

It was one of those rare and beautiful occurrences where a lot of the challenges fitted with books I am already looking to read very soon, so here is my TBR!

I’m already doing quite well, and on track to completing most of the challenges. But I’m not pushing too much, as the Contemporary-athon is also starting tomorrow, and most of the books here would also fit for those challenges as well! You only need to aim for 7 of the 10 challenges, but I’m over-ambitious!

 

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

Challenges: 1. Read a book from your favourite romance author, 7. Read a book with pink or red in the cover.

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I’m slightly twisting this, but I’m halfway through The Fill-In Boyfriend and I am seriously enjoying it, so I’m classing Kasie West as my favourite romance author after only half a book (sue me). This is also fulfilling most of the Contemporary-athon challenges, so I’m picking it up when both the readthons overlap! Planning skills.

 

 

 

171609012/ Rapunzel by Brother’s Grimm

Challenges: 3. Read a book with a prince/princess, and 4. Read an original fairy-tale and watch the Disney movie or a film adaptation.

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I’ve already completed these, so more detail will be given in my wrap-up, but I was so excited to read an original fairy-tale then watch the adaption. It was such a fun and interesting challenge and I want more readathon’s to incorporate this kind of challenge!

 

 

 

3/ Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen 13584792

Challenges: 2. Read a book that has your favourite romantic trope, 7. Read a book with pink or red in the cover, 9. Read a classic love story, and 10. Read one of the hosts favourite Contemporary/Historical Romance books.

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I’m not sure if quadrupling on challenges is allowed, hence why I got other books which fit the other challenges, but this is my main read for the readathon! I read this years ago for school and wasn’t too fussed about it, but I want to re-read it and see if my feeling have changed.

 

 

 

186677794/ Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Challenges: 7. Read a book with pink or red in the cover, and 8. Read a LGBTQ+ love story.

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This book I bought as a cover buy, and has been sat on my shelf for ages. I’ve never had a reason to pick it up… until now! I heard good things about this, but also some ‘meh’ things. So my expectations aren’t massive, and I’m hoping it’s at least quick and enjoyable!

 

 

 

82853245/ Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Challenges: 6. Read a book that takes place in a location where you would love to spend Valentine’s Day, and 7. Read a book with pink or red in the cover.

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I’ve had this on my shelf for too long, and it is set in New York, which is a great place to spend Valentine’s Day! I love the movie so I know what the main plot is, and it’s a short book so I should get this done very soon!

 

 

 

186604476/ The Fill-in Boyfriend by Kasie West

Challenges: 2. Read a book that has your favourite romantic trope, 7. Read a book with pink or red in the cover, and 10. Read one of the hosts favourite Contemporary/Historical Romance books.

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As I mentioned above, I am already halfway through this and I’m liking it a lot more than I thought! I felt that this readathon was the right time to bite the bullet and finally dip my toe into the Kasie West hype! I don’t tend to read romance, but I am finding her writing really enjoyable.

 

 

Challenge 5/ Read a book while eating some Valentine treats.

 

I can incorporate this into any book I read really, and I have a lot of treats to snack on! Some Love Hearts and chocolate shall be eaten!!

 

So are any of you also participating in the Inloveathon? If so, what books are you planning to read? Any of these books you’ve read? What did you think of them? I’d love to know!

 

THANKS FOR READING!

Abbie xxxx

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February TBR/Priority Reads [2018]

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It’s already a few days into February, so I apologise… A mixture of using a crap laptop, hand injury, and low mental health meant I couldn’t really post that much. But I’m here now and although it’s taken me 5 hours to do 2 posts… here’s my TBR!

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 February, I hope to read…

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1. Love, Life, and The List – Kasie West

2. The Cruel Prince – Holly Black

3. Everything Leads To You – Nina La Cour

4. Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen

5. The Hating Game – Sally Thorne

6. Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

7. Every Day – David Levithan

8. The Upside of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli

 

The majority of these are part of the readathons I’ll be participating in. The first which runs from 9th – 15th is the Inloveathon hosted by HardbackHoarder, Paper Faerie, The Bookish Babbler, Tiny Book Dragon, Cristina’s Journey, and jordyn, discombobulated.

The second overlaps with that one, and it’s the Contemporary-athon running from 12th – 18th, and hosted by Chelseadollingreads, Pages and Pens, and myreadingisodd, and luckily some of the books can meet multiple challenges from both! If things all go well, I might stab a chance at the Timehopathon which runs from 19th – 25th, and is hosted by Paper Faerie, Cherrie Walker, Tiny Book Dragon, The Bookish Babbler, and  Fred Weasley Died Laughing.

So this is really a month of readathons! And because they are contemporary-based, I should do quite well!

What are you hoping to read in February? Are you participating in any readthons? Any books I mentioned you read? I’d love to know!

 

THANKS FOR READING!

Abbie xxxx