BookTube-A-Thon 2017 Recap

I am going to give myself a pat on the back this week for almost completing all the challenges this week for booktube-a-thon 2017.

Related image

Image result for pat on the back gif

Image result for pat on the back gif

Image result for pat on the back gif

Reading Challenges

Out of the 7 challenges announced at the beginning of the readathon I finished 5 of them. I would call that an accomplishment and I’m very proud of that.

Read a book with a person on the cover.

This was the easiest challenge to do because all of the books I had in my TBR had people on the cover. ALL OF THEM. In other words, I only read books with people on the cover this week.

Read a hyped book.

For this challenge I FINALLY read the very hyped A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I’m happy I finally read it and I can see why so many people loved it so much. I, myself, really liked it and immediately bought the next two books in the series and I hope to read them this upcoming week.

I should also mention, I went to sleep 4 nights in a row to read this. Yup, this readathon was not good for my beauty sleep.

Finish a book in one day.

I had 4 graphic novels in my TBR (and I don’t care if that’s cheating) so this one was also easy to complete. I read both FablesSnow White (Volume 19) and Paper Girls (Volume 1) in one day.

Read about a character that is very different from you.

Initially, I was going to read Kindred by Octavia E. Butler for this challenge, because it’s about black woman traveling back in time when slavery still existed, but I never got around to reading it. I did read about Feyre who is a hunter and is forced to live with a fairie nobleman, and I’m pretty sure I’ve never been a hunter or lived with a faerie. I’ve also never been a paper girl from 1980s like the characters from Paper Girls, or a princess like Snow White in Fables. So, I think I pretty much covered this challenge.

Finish a book completely outdoors.

I didn’t have a chance to do this challenge because the heat has been unbearable lately in South Florida. However, I did read 50% Dreamology by Lucy Keating outside.

Read a book you bought because of the cover.

For this challenge, I read Dreamology by Lucy Keating. I should be ashamed for buying the book solely for the cover without really paying attention to the synopsis, but that’s exactly what I did. Thankfully, I really enjoyed this novel and I’m glad I read it finally. If you need a happy book for a mourning period, I recommend this book.

Read seven books.

Nope, I didn’t finish this one and I didn’t expect to. But, I am proud of reading 5 books in one week.

The Books I Read

Related image

Image result for paper girls 1 and 2

Image result for a court of thorns and roses

Image result for dreamology cover

Photo Challenges

 

Each day of the readathon there was a photo challenge announced at midnight on Bookstagram aka Instagram. I was able to complete all except for a cosplay challenge. I post at least one picture a day on Instagram @readingturtleduck

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Follow Me On: Instagram | Goodreads

Review: The Haters by Jesse Andrews

TITLE: The Haters Related image
AUTHOR: Jesse Andrews
SUMMARY: Wes and Cory go to Jazz camp when an unexpected band tour with their new friend Ash, which takes them across the American South.
GENRE: Young Adult | Coming of Age | Contemporary | Music
RATING: 2.5/5
NOTE: Warning for explicit (teenage boy) language.

Continue reading

Top 5 Wednesday: Books Without Romance

PROMPT

A few (very, very few) people complained about the “shipping” topics lately, so I thought it would be good to talk about books that don’t have a romantic subplot! This is a really hard one, so if you can’t find any, you can talk about some where the romance is super super minor. Like barely mentioned… at all…

Continue reading

Booktubeathon 2017

If you don’t know what Booktubeathon is, it is a readathon hosted by Ariel Bisset on Booktube aka the bookish side of YouTube. It’s a week long readathon full of giveaways, challenges, and of course reading. This year it begins on July 24 to July 30. For more information check out her videos:

BOOKTUBE-A-THON 2017

2017 Reading Challenges

I’m pretty sure I failed last year’s readathon like I’ve failed every readathon I’ve ever done.

giphy3

Well, I didn’t fail completely because I did participate in every single photo challenge, which I would say is an accomplishment. This year, I’m planning on doing as many photo challenges but I don’t know how many of them I’ll complete because I don’t have much time to prepare because they are announced at midnight each day.

I might not know what the photo challenges are yet, but I do know what the book challenges are:

  1. Read a book with a person on the cover.
  2. Read a hyped book.
  3. Finish a book in one day.
  4. Read about a character that is very different from you.
  5. Finish a book completely outdoors.
  6. Read a book you bought because of the cover.
  7. Read seven books.

As for this year’s TBR I have 7 books that I’m really excited to start. They are:

Paper Girls Volumes 1 & 2 (Challenge 3 & 5)

Image result for paper girls volume 1 and 2

Fables Volumes 19 & 20 (Challenge 3 & 5)

Image result for fables volume 19 and 20

Dreamology by Lucy Keating (Challenge 6)

Image result for dreamology

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler (Challenge 4)

Image result for kindred octavia butler

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (Challenge 2)

Image result for a court of thorns and roses

All of the books have a person on the cover, so the first challenge will be completed no matter what I read. I’ve also chosen 7 books for the last challenge, but I don’t expect to complete it even with four graphic novels on the list.

What will you joining BookTube-A-Thon? What’s on your TBR? Let me know in the comments.

Follow Me On: Instagram | Goodreads