October TBR

 

Hey, guys! I cannot believe it is already October. September flew by like a witch on a broomstick (#sorrynotsorry). But I am really excited for it to be October because that means all the spooky books are coming out, the horror film classics are playing on tv, and it is finally going to be getting cold. I am so sick of this heat. It was literally sixty degrees yesterday and nearing ninety today. Ohio needs to get its shit together…But I am super excited to get into the books I want to read, so let’s go ahead and get into it!

The first book I want to read is a classic that I, surprisingly, have not read. And that is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

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This is something that I am convinced that practically every human on the planet has heard of at least once, but I actually don’t know very much about it. All I know about it is it involves a monster that was created by Doctor Frankenstein. Literally, that is it. I think I might have seen a really, really old movie years ago based on the book, but I honestly can’t remember any of it. And I could be mixing that up with The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. But regardless, I am really excited to read this!

The next book I want to read is The Forbidden Game by L. J. Smith.

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This is a trilogy that I have already read, but it is a very creepy story, and it’s by one of my all-time favorite authors. From what I can recall, as it has been a few years since I’ve read this, it follows a group of friends who get sucked into this game and are forced to confront their deepest, darkest fears. It creeped the hell out of me in high school when I originally read it, and it is also a love story, though not the typical one you would think of. I am super excited to be rereading this since I loved it so much the first time that I read it, so hopefully, I will be getting to this trilogy this month!

The next book I want to read is The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.

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This is the second book in the Mara Dyer trilogy, and I am so freaking excited (and terrified) to continue on with this series. This is easily the creepiest series I’ve ever read, and I tried to start this last month, but I had to stop because it was freaking me out so much. This series is very psychological and Mara is a very unreliable narrator, so we don’t actually know if she is just crazy or if she is actually killing people. And it just really messes with your head. I started getting so paranoid when I tried to read this a few weeks ago, so while I am definitely apprehensive, I am still really excited to read this one!

And the last book I want to read in October is Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

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This is the first book in the Miss Peregrine’s trilogy, and this is another reread for me. I loved this so much when I first read it a few years ago, and I honestly have forgotten a lot about what happens in this book, so I just really want to reread it. This book is mixed media, as it does feature creepy photographs that go along with the story, and I just really am excited to dive back into this world. This is like the perfect book to read around Halloween, so I am just so freaking pumped to reread this!

And there you have it! Those were all the books I plan on reading this October. What spooky book are you wanting to read in the spirit of Halloween? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!

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TBR | SUMMER BIANNUAL BIBLIOTHON

Hey, guys! Today I am very excited to, for the first time ever, participate in The Biannual Bibliothon! This is a week-long readathon that happens twice a year, once in winter and once in summer. This is hosted by seven booktubers, who are Emma @ emmmabooksKassie @ MissSassyKassieRed @ Little Red ReaderKelly @ Kelly’s BookSpillBrittni @ Brittni’s Book FindMomo @ The Booktube Girl, and Catriona @ Little Book Owl. This readathon begins on July 23 and ends on July 29. All of the details about the Bibib and the various reading and video challenges is on the official channel, so you definitely should check that out. You don’t have to be a booktuber to participate in this, so there is also a list of Blogger challenges for each day. All of that information is in this post by the lovely Nikki & Amy @ Bursting With Books. But let’s go ahead and get into the books I plan on reading during this readathon!

1.) Read the Group Book.

23308087The Group Book is Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh, but I unfortunately will not be participating in this challenge. I don’t have the money to buy the book currently, so I can’t read it along with everyone else participating in the readathon.

2.) Read a book from a host’s favorite genre.

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Emma’s favorite genre is diverse books, so I want to read Simon vs. The Homosapien’s Agenda by Becky Albertalli. This book follows a sixteen-year-old boy named Simon who is still in the closet about being gay. He has been emailing this boy in the school who goes by the pen name Blue, and Simon ends up getting blackmailed by the class clown. He has to help him hook up with Simon’s best friend or his secret will be out along with Blue’s privacy. I have heard nothing but fantastic things about this book, and I am super excited to finally get to read it!

3.) Read a Book That Is or Has Been Banned in the Past.

harry-potter-1A banned book that is actually still banned in my household to this day is Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling. It was banned originally because of the magic that is in this series, but my parents ban it because it has sorcerery and they believe all of the spells in the books are real spells. Sounds very ridiculous, but I am choosing the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This is actually a reread for me, and it will be the first time I have ever reread this book. I’m not even going to bother explaining what this book is about because at this point, if you don’t know what it is actually about, you are just a lost cause. Anyway, I am super excited to read this as I haven’t read it since freshman year of high school, which is when I first read it. I am just pumped to revisit this world and these characters, and it is just going to be so much fun rereading this!

4.) Read A Book That You’ve Heard/Seen Somewhere Other than Booktube or the Blogosphere.

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The book I chose for this challenge is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I actually learned about this book from my best friend Megan who absolutely loves this book and has been telling me for years to pick it up, and I am really excited to finally do that! This book is historical fiction, its set in World War II, and it is told from the POV of Death. How could anyone not want to read this? I actually am going to be audiobooking it as I have actually started the audiobook before and just have never finished it. But it is so good from what I have listened to, and I think it is going to be a very powerful read for me.

5.) Book-to-Movie Adaptation: Read a Book That Has Been Adapted Into a Film and Watch the Adaptation.

harry-potter-1I am going to be doubling up on challenges, so I am going to be rereading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling for this challenge as well. I haven’t reread any of the Harry Potter books, so I am very excited to start the process of rereading the entire series. I think it is going to be a lot of fun, and I just am excited to revisit this story and these characters and the writing and the world. It is just going to be a blast, and I can’t wait to reread this one!

6.) Throwback: Read a Book From An Author You’ve Never Read Before.

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For this challenge, I want to read Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor. I have been meaning to read this for weeks, but it has just been sitting on my bookshelf, collecting dust. But this book follows a girl named Reggie who goes to the pharmacy to get her antidepressants and meets a guy named Snake who is there to get his antidepressants as well, and the story just takes off from there. I have been dying to read this, but I have just kind of lost motivation to read, so it has remained unread. This is apparently an amazing book on depression, and I think I will personally relate to these characters and this story a lot, so I am just really excited to read this!

7.) Read a Book With LGBTQIA+ Rep.

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I am also going to be doubling up on this challenge and reading Simon vs. The Homosapien’s Agenda by Becky Albertalli. This book features a gay main character, so it fits perfectly with this challenge. I have been meaning to read this story for forever, and the movie is coming out next year, so I just really want to read this before that comes out. Now just seems like the perfect time to do that, so I am really excited to see what all of the buzz is about that is surrounding this book!

And there you have it! Those are all of the books I am hoping to read for the Summer Biannual Bibliothon. I actually am participating in this readathon solely for the purpose of getting back into reading. I really need to kick this reading slump. Do you plan on participating in this readathon? If not, what is your favorite book with LGBTQIA+ representation? Sound off in the comments below! And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!

June TBR!

Hey, guys! I am so excited to talked about the books I can hopefully get to before the end of the month. My reading life has not been the best over the past few months, but hopefully I can change that this month before I get too much behind on my reading goal for this year. I honestly just think I need to read really short books, so that is what I am going to be doing. But let’s just go ahead and get into the books I want to read in the month of June!

The first book I plan on reading this month is Nothing But Shadows by Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan.

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This is the fourth book in the novella series Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy, and I am really excited to get one step closer to finally finishing it. I have just been dragging my feet with this, and I do have half a mind to see if I can get a hold of the audiobooks for the rest of the series so I won’t have to drag my feet with it, and I can just marathon it. I just want to finish it so I can read Lord of Shadows. But this series follows a character from The Mortal Instruments series, and I can’t tell you who that is because that is a major spoiler for the finale to that series, which is City of Heavenly Fire. But this series is really good, but it takes me 5ever to make my way through it. Hopefully I can push myself to read this!

The next book I hope to read is Train Wreck by Elise Faber.

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This is a standalone contemporary novel that I was sent for review by the author, and I am really excited to read this. This is definitely an adult novel, so it has mature content. It follows the daughter of a famous film producer named Pepper O’Brien who has screwed up a lot in her life, and after her latest disaster, she moves across the country to start over where she meets her former teenage crush who also happens to be the best friend of her older brother. I am all over this story line like white on rice, and I am so freaking excited to see where the story leads, so hopefully I will get to this very soon.

And the last book I plan on reading in the month of June is The Evil We Love by Cassandra Clare & Robin Wasserman.

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This is the fifth book in the Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy series, and this one actually seems like it is going to be the most interesting one yet as it involves the rise of the Circle and what made Valentine rise up against the Clave. I am super interested in this one, so hopefully I can get to it. This series does occur after the events of City of Heavenly Fire, but prior to the events of Lady Midnight, and I am hoping that someone will finally answer me to say if I need to read the rest of this series before I read Lord of Shadows because if I don’t have to, I will briefly stop reading this series, and I will marathon Lord of Shadows. But for now, looks like I will just keep reading this series…

And there you have it! That was all of the books I plan on reading in the month of June. What books are you planning on reading? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!

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Books I Want to Read This Summer

Hey, guys! Today I thought it would be fun to talk about the five books I want to get to most this summer. The majority of the books on this list are contemporaries because that’s what I usually feel like reading in the summer, but there are a couple of fantasy books thrown in as well. I am really excited to read now that I am done with my first year of University, so I am hoping that I will have more time to read. But let’s just go ahead and get into the books I want to read this summer!

The first book I am hoping to get to is Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.

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This is a standalone contemporary novel that follows Simon Spiers who is currently in the closet about being gay. When an email gets into the wrong hands, he is at risk of being outed. Being blackmailed by the class clown Martin into being his wingman, if he doesn’t comply, his sexual identity will be revealed, and the privacy of Blue, the pen name for the boy Simon has been emailing, will be compromised as well. This sounds so good, and it has literally been on my TBR for forever, so I am very excited to get to this one this summer!

The next book I want to try to read is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

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This is a debut contemporary novel that follows Starr Carter, a black teen girl who lives in a pretty poor, predominantly black neighborhood but goes to school at a private, predominantly white, prep school who witnesses her black, unarmed best friend be murdered by a cop, and she is the only one who knows what happened, so what she does or doesn’t say could not only deeply affect her community, it could really endanger her life. Everyone has been raving about this book. It seems like such a fantastic book about a super serious topic, and I just think it is going to be amazing. I am so excited to hopefully read this one this summer!

The next book I would love to get to is Tales From Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare and friends.

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This is a bind up of a series of novellas, and I have to finish this. Like I am really pissed at myself for not having read all of these yet. The reason I want to finish all of these is because I want to read Lord of Shadows so badly, and it just sits on my bookshelf, taunting me because I can’t freaking read it yet. I need to read this first. But I can’t tell you anything about the plot of this series because even saying the main character’s name is a spoiler. But this series occurs after the events of City of Heavenly Fire (hence the spoilers) and before the events of Lady Midnight. I just need to get off my lazy butt and read these already, dammit! Its going to happen. I am vowing that it will happen this summer. Hopefully…

The next book I want to read is The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan.

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This is the second book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series, and I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet. I think I am finally going to be in the mood to tackle this baby. I’ve had this since it was released last October, and I still haven’t read it. There really is no reason for it. I know that I am going to love it. I started it and got about fifty pages into it (laughing my ass off the entire time because its freaking hilarious) before I put it down. I think I just got distracted with University coursework. But anyway, this series follows Magnus Chase (obviously) who is an einherji, which is a warrior of Valhalla, tasked with helping to prevent Ragnarok (which is like Doom’s Day). This is based on Norse Mythology, and it is filled with sass, lots of humor, and a kickass story line. I love this series, and I am really hoping I can finally get to this one this summer!

And the last book I want to try to read this summer is Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves.

9781101935996This is the first book in a fantasy series that I have just been taking forever to read. It is definitely not that I don’t like the book. I actually really like this book. I just am having trouble actually getting the motivation to read it. But this book follows Anna Arden who lives in a magical society where magic equates your status, and she is born of a family with magic, yet she doesn’t seem to possess any herself. However, she does have this ability to unravel or break spells, and this catches the eye of a few too many people, so her mother sends her away to live with her grandmother in Hungary where she may find herself in the throes of war and rebellion. This book is actually pretty good; I just need the motivation to read it. Hopefully I can finish this off this summer because I am already a little over halfway through it. Fingers crossed I finish it!

And there you have it! Those were all the books that I want to read this summer. What book are you most looking forward to reading this summer? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!

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Allie’s #EndofYearReadathon Announcement + TBR!

Hey, guys! So this is going to be a first for me. It is officially the end of my first year of college and to celebrate, I thought it would be fun to host my first ever readathon. I was inspired because I actually finished my first year of University! That is absolutely insane to me. But I really just wanted to celebrate the fact that I am done with my first year ever of University and the fact that I can actually get back to reading, so this seemed like a fun idea, and I asked a couple of people on twitter and Instagram if they would be interested in this, and people seemed into it, so I figured we could ahead and do it! Let’s just get some information about it out of the way before I go into my TBR!

The Info:

This readathon is spontaneous and a little bit last minute, and as such there are no specific challenges attached in which you have to follow in regards to your TBR. This is really just celebrating reading in general, so feel free to read whatever you want. With that said, this will be a 24 hour readathon that lasts from Friday May 12 at 11:59 PM in your time zone to Saturday May 13 at 11:59 PM. I will be hosting reading sprints sporadically throughout the readathon on my Twitter, and for the readathon to keep track of everything, we will be using the hashtag #EndofYearReadathon. This will be on both Twitter and Instagram as I will be pretty decently active on both, though I will be more active on Twitter.

My TBR Pile:

The first book I am hoping to read and finish for this readathon is Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves.

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This is the first book in what is supposed to be a trilogy, I believe, and I have already started this, but I haven’t gotten super far into it. I am only about 150 pages into it, and I haven’t picked it up in days, so I really just want to finish this. This is a story involving this girl named Anna Arden who lives in a magical society where magic equates your status, and she is born of a family with magic, yet she doesn’t seem to possess any herself. However, she does have this ability to unravel or break spells, and this catches the eye of a few too many people, so her mother sends her away to live with her grandmother in Hungary where she may find herself in the throes of war and rebellion. Its been pretty good so far, and I am just super curious as to where the story is going to lead from here!

The next book I am going to try to read is Heartless by Marissa Meyer.

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This is a standalone novel that I have been trying to read for forever. But I own the audiobook, and I am close to halfway through it, so I figure I can pretty easily knock this out in the readathon. This book is a retelling (of sorts) of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, but it is the origin story of the Queen of Hearts. This is usually a hit or miss book for people. Some people absolutely love it while others just don’t get what all of the hype is about. I am hoping I will be the former, but I guess we will see when I finish it!

And the last book I want to try to read for this readathon is Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare & friends.

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This is a collection of novellas set in the Shadowhunter Universe, and these take place after the events of City of Heavenly Fire, but before the events of Lady Midnight. There are ten of them, and I have already read the first two, but I am going to try to read the next two, The White Chapel Fiend and Nothing But Shadows, for the readathon. I have been enjoying these so far, and I am really excited to hopefully read these two for this readathon!

And there you have it! That was all the information you need to know about the #EndofYearReadathon and my TBR pile for it. I highly recommend you all participate in this readathon because I think it is going to be tons of fun, and I hope to see you there! If you want me to look at your TBRs whether that be on Instagram, Twitter, or your own blog post, feel free to link those down below, and I will definitely check them out! But that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!

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Allie’s Overly Ambitious May TBR

Hey, guys! I know I am a little bit late, but there are a few books I want to try to get to in May. Literally the only thing left of University is finals week for me. I have two finals this and then I am home free! Which reminds me I probably should start packing at some point…But because of this, I am definitely going to have more time for reading, and I am just really excited to finally have time to read. This really explains why I have more books on this TBR than I anticipated, and there is probably more than I can read, considering its finals week for me. But without further ado, let’s get into the books I plan on reading in the month of May!

The first book I am going to be reading is Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

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This is the first book in a new fantasy trilogy, and this was sent to me for review by Penguin Random House, so thank you so much for sending this my way! This is a story involving this girl named Anna Arden who lives in a magical society where magic equates your status, and she is born of a family with magic, yet she doesn’t seem to possess any herself. However, she does have this ability to unravel or break spells, and this catches the eye of a few too many people, so her mother sends her away to live with her grandmother in Hungary where she may find herself in the throes of war and rebellion. I have already started this, and I am loving it. I am about a third of the way through, and I just think it is super interesting. I have very strong feelings about each one of the characters, which will definitely make for interesting review. Overall, I am just really excited to see where the story takes me next!

The next book I want to try to read is A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas.

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None of you all should be surprised. I have been dying to get my hands on this book, and its finally here. I have it. I got it the day of release, and I am so freaking excited to read this! If you aren’t aware, this is the third and final book in Sarah’s fantabulous A Court of Thorns and Roses series. It is my favorite series that she has written because it incorporates two of my favorite things: fantasy and retellings. If you are not aware of what this series is about, the first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses is a Beauty & The Beast retelling, the second book, A Court of Mist and Fury, is a retelling of Hades and Persephone, and I actually don’t know what retelling this one is, but either way I am super pumped to see how this series wraps up. I know this will wreck me and I will have all the feels, but I think it is going to be an epic and heart wrenching conclusion.

The next book I want to try to read is Heartless by Marissa Meyer.

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Yeah, you read that right. I am actually going to give the book another shot. I have heard so many great things about the audiobook, and I listened to a few minutes of it and really liked it, so I used my one Audible credit for the month to get this audiobook. I have heard that audiobooking this is the way to go because the narrator is fantastic, so hopefully I will finally finish this. That’s kind of the reason this wasn’t on my list of books I DNF’d. But if you aren’t aware, this is a retelling (of sorts) of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, one of my all time favorite books. This is really the origin story of the Queen of Hearts, so I think it will be interesting. I am really hoping I can finish this. Fingers crossed, guys…

The next book I want to try to read The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien.

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This is the second installment in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and if you don’t know what this is, where the hell have you been for the last 60+ odd years? This is a high fantasy series that I have been slowly making my way through via audiobook, and I have been absolutely loving it. The audiobooks are definitely the way to go because they are so interactive. It cuts out all the “he said, she did this, etc” and you just hear the cast doing it. There are sound effects and a whole cast of voice actors, and these audiobooks are just so good. But I am very excited to continue on with this series!

And the last book I want to try to read is Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Robin Wasserman, and Maureen Johnson.

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Yeah, I want to read this entire thing by the end of the month. The second book in The Dark Artifices series, Lord of Shadows, comes out at the end of the month, and I already preordered it, so I will be reading it very soon. I need to have read this before I start that book. That whole series ties into this series, and I don’t want to miss anything, so I have to read this first before I read that one. I can’t tell you anything about this book, not even the main character’s name because it spoils the end of City of Heavenly Fire, the final book in The Mortal Instruments series. Just know this series takes place after the events of City of Heavenly Fire, but before the events of Lady Midnight, the first book in The Dark Artifices series. I have heard nothing but fantastic things about this series, so I am just really excited to finally read this whole thing!

And there you have it! Those are all of the books I want to try to get to in the month of May! What is your most anticipated release of this month? Comment down below! I would love to know! And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon TBR Pile!

Hey, guys! Its that time of year again. It is time for my favorite readathon ever and that is Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. It is happening on April 29, beginning at a certain time, depending on where you live. Where I live, it begins at 8 am on April 29 and ends at 7:55 pm on April 30. If you want to know what the time would be in your time zone, you definitely should look at the website. This readathon is always my absolute favorite one to do because I always get the most reading done at once. Its tons of fun, so I definitely recommend you all consider participating in this readathon. But let’s get into the books I plan on reading during the readathon!

The first book I hope to read during this readathon is Son of War by Raye Wagner.

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This is a companion novella to the Sphinx series by the same author (one of my all time favorite series), and it tells the origin story of a character you meet in that series, Xan who is the son of Ares, thus making him a demigod. This story really tells you what Xan was like prior to meeting Hope (the main character of the Sphinx series) and why he was who he was. I think it is going to be very eye opening, and I am just so excited to dive more into his character and to learn more about him because he is my favorite character of the Sphinx series (#teamXan5ever). Since this is a novella, it will be pretty short, making it ideal for this readathon, but this was also sent to me for review by the author, and I am just so excited to pick it up and see what I think of the truths we learn about concerning Xan’s character!

The next book I hope to get to is The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien.

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This is the second book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and I am sure you all know what this is. Its a high fantasy series that I have been slowly making my way through via audiobooks, and I am so excited to listen to this audiobook because all of these audiobooks are absolutely fabulous. These are some of my favorite audiobooks because they manage to shorten them and make them absolutely amazing at the same time. They take the parts of the story that are basically like “he said, she did this, etc.” and you can actually hear them doing those things. It has sound effects and a full cast of characters, and I just love it so much. Its pretty much like listening to a movie without the visuals. I think the audiobook is only like four hours long, so I am very excited to finally continue on with this series.

The final book I would like to read in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is Heartless by Marissa Meyer.

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Yeah, you read that right. I am finally going to try to read this again. There is a reason that this was not on my list of books I DNF’d because I am going to try to give it another shot. So many people liked this book that I figured I would give it another chance. This is a standalone fantasy novel that is a retelling (of sorts) of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Its the origin story for the Queen of Hearts, and as you all very well know, I am a huge fan of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, so I feel like I am kind of obligated to give my full opinion on this book. So I am going to be audiobooking it this time around because I have heard nothing but fantastic things about this audiobook, and I am just so excited to (maybe, hopefully) finish this book.

And there you have it! Those are the books I plan on reading during Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! I highly recommend you participating in this readathon because it really is a lot of fun. But that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!

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April TBR!

Hey, guys! I am excited, if somewhat nervous about posting my TBR for April because I only read one book last month. So my wrap up for April will be combined with March’s wrap up as well. I just have been so busy with University and just being stressed about the end of the semester, so I haven’t been reading much. But I am hoping I read more this month (but Finals will be coming up soon, so who knows…) But let’s just go ahead and get into the books I plan on reading in April!

The first book I would like to read is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

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This is a standalone contemporary novel that is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and this is actually about police brutality. It follows sixteen year old Starr Carter who witnesses her childhood best friend be murdered by a police officer when he was unarmed. She is the only one who knows he was unarmed and knows the truth about what happened. So whatever she says or whatever she doesn’t say could really hurt or help her community, but it will also endanger her life. I have been dying to get my hands on it, and I have been broke, so I haven’t been able to buy this, but I went home for Spring Break and I begged and pestered my mother until she bought it for me, so I am very excited to finally be able to read this!

The next book I want to try to read is Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick.

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This is a memoir of Anna Kendrick’s life up to this point, and I have already started it. I am actually audiobooking this because Anna is the narrator, and I’ve been really enjoying it. Its really hilarious, especially since Anna is telling the story herself. Its full of really awkward moments and hilarious comedy, and its really been interesting, just learning about how she got started as an actress and a performer. I hope I can finish it this month!

And the last book I want to try to read in the month of April is Confess by Colleen Hoover.

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This is a standalone contemporary novel that follows Auburn Reed, a girl who has everything mapped out, but that all changes when she walks into an Art Studio, looking for a job, and meets Owen Gentry, an artist who works there. She puts her heart into control and starts a relationship with Owen, but he is keeping major secrets, and these threaten to destroy everything important to Auburn, so she decides the only way to preserve those things, is to cut Owen out of her life. He doesn’t want to lose her, but the only way to save their relationship would be to confess, but the confession might be infinitely worse than the actual sin. This is a book that I started last month, and I know I will really enjoy it, but I have just never sat down to really read this. I think I just need to set aside time to actually read this and finish it. I know I am going to really like it, and I know it will probably wreck me, but I am excited to hopefully finish this novel this month.

And there you have it! Those are the books I want to try to read in the month of April! What book(s) are you really looking forward to reading in April or Spring in general? Comment down below! And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!

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Allie’s Belated March TBR!

Hey, guys! Another month has gone by, marking it one month closer to the end of my first year of college, which is kind of crazy. I honestly am so ready to be done with this semester. I am taking all general education courses and they are killing me. This also explains why it took me so freaking long to post this TBR post. I have just been stressed about University and my classes and life, but that’s another post for another time, probably when the semester ends. But I am very excited to see what March holds because I had such a fantastic reading month in February. But let’s just go ahead and get into the books I plan on reading in March!

The first book I want to try to read in March is Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes.

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This is the third book in the Falling Kindoms series, which is a high fantasy series that follows five unique perspectives from three warring kingdoms, all fighting for power and all hoping to posses the Kindred, a magical object that has been missing for centuries. Its kickass, complex, and just an amazing series, and I am so excited to continue on with it. Last month I read the second book, Rebel Spring, which was absolutely amazing, and I am very excited to get to this book, as I am sure it will blow my mind. This series just keeps getting better and better with each book, and I am excited to see where Morgan Rhodes takes the story with this book.

The next book I want to try to read is Confess by Colleen Hoover.

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This is a standalone contemporary novel that follows Auburn Reed, a girl who has everything mapped out, but that all changes when she walks into an Art Studio, looking for a job, and meets Owen Gentry, an artist who works there. She puts her heart into control and starts a relationship with Owen, but he is keeping major secrets, and these threaten to destroy everything important to Auburn, so she decides the only way to preserve those things, is to cut Owen out of her life. He doesn’t want to lose her, but the only way to save their relationship would be to confess, but the confession might be infinitely worse than the actual sin. This is a book I recently picked up because I want to try to read all of Colleen’s books, and I have been in the mood to read contemporaries lately, so this seemed like the perfect fit. I am very excited to get to this novel, even though I am fairly certain it will wreck me. It sounds like its going to be a good one!

The next book I am going to read is Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff.

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This is the second book in the Illuminae Files series, and I actually have already read this, but I wanted to reread it, so I am listening to the audiobook. This is a series that is uniquely told through IMs and emails and transcripts, and it so good, so unlike anything I’ve ever read. This is a science fiction story, and I actually am going to be audiobooking this because I need to reread it, and I have heard nothing but fantastic things about the audiobook. But I am so excited to get to this hopefully soon.

And the last book I plan on reading in March is The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia.

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This is a standalone contemporary novel that follows a girl named Frankie who is being forced to move to the Downs, which is the really bad part of town when she lived in the Heights previously because she got a DUI (she moved in with her dad who is an undercover cop). She is dealing with the fact that she witnessed her best friend/boyfriend get beat to death right in front of her, and she can’t remember who did it. So she shuts everyone out, deciding to believe that absolutely nothing matters anymore. She ends up learning about the Street Racing scene and catches the eye of one of the best street racers in the Downs, Marco Leone. He does everything in his power to stop her from denying her growing feelings for him, but he is hiding something, and when she finds out that secret, that could either make or break her relationship with him, with her family, and with herself. I am so excited to get to this because I have heard nothing but fantastic things about it. I have a feeling its going to be a good one!

And there you have it! That was my March TBR. What book are you most anticipating reading this month? Comment down below! And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time.

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February TBR

Hey, guys! I cannot believe it is already February of 2017. I still am correcting myself on my papers when I accidentally write “2016”. Has anyone else had trouble with this? But I am very excited about the month of February because last year, February was my most productive month of the entire year (blogging and reading wise). I hope to continue that trend, so my TBR is a bit ambitious, but I am really hoping that I can actually complete everything in this pile of books. Speaking of, let’s just go ahead and get into the books that I hope to complete in the month of February!

The first book I would like to read is Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover.

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This is a contemporary novel that I started during the Hooked on Books 24 Hour Readathon, and I am actually almost done with it. I think I’ve only got around 70 or 80 pages left. But this novel features two people who are having a no-strings attached physical sort of relationship (I would say friends with benefits, but they aren’t friends). Miles is a pilot, and Tate is a nurse (I originally thought she also worked on a plane, but after reading the majority of the book, I realize this isn’t true), and for this little arrangement, Miles has only two rules: Don’t ask about his past and don’t expect a future. This book is so amazing so far, and I have been flying through it. I just haven’t had time to just sit down and finish it. But I am sure I will finish it this month, and I am super excited to see where the rest of the story leads!

The next book I plan on reading is Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella.

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This is a contemporary novel that is centered around a girl who has a severe anxiety disorder, and it deals with that mental illness, but in a pretty humorous way. This book is definitely not too serious, though it still deals with that topic in a realistic way. I have actually already started this, and I am listening to the audiobook (which is amazing!). I am actually almost done with this book as well. I think I have less than an hour left of the audiobook, and I am super excited to see where the rest of the story goes!

The next book I hope to read is Now I Know Its Not My Fault by Laurie B. Levine.

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This is a book that I was sent for review by the author and I am very excited to read it. This is going to be a powerful story, I can already tell, and that just makes me even more pumped to read it. This novel  was released on January 15, 2017, and it is a novel that is about trauma and its a subject that isn’t really talked about. I can’t tell what kind of trauma it is because the synopsis is pretty vague, but from what I can tell, its a novel that follows a teenage girl named Alexandra Geller who is having trouble at home, so she’s vulnerable and her science teacher, Paula, senses this vulnerability. She latches onto it and “befriends” Alex, leading her to believe it is a “mother-daughter” relationship when in reality, it soon becomes a student-teacher trauma bond that causes relationships in her life to crack under the pressure of that bond. It sounds very interesting and captivating and its a story that needs to be told, and I am very happy to have received a copy of this book because I can already tell its going to be a good one.

The next book I plan on reading is Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

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This is a reread for me, actually. I read this book last year, and I absolutely loved it. I think I read it in maybe two sittings, the first one being I read around 200 pages and the second one was over 600 pages. This book is super quick and easy to read. This is so unique because it is told in files and IMs and emails, but that definitely does not hinder your reading experience whatsoever. I am going to be audiobooking it this time around because I have heard absolutely amazing things about the audiobook. People always talk about how it is like a production, and I am very excited to get a different experience out of reading Illuminae.

The next book I plan on reading is The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket.

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This is the third book in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series, and I am very excited to get to this one. I will be reading the ebook version of this, and I am very excited to continue on with this series. This is a series that surrounds the three Baudelaire children (Klaus, Sunny and Violet) who are experiencing the deaths of their parents and have been shipped off to a few “relatives” houses, the first of which was Count Olaf, a horrible man who wants their family fortune and is willing to do anything to get it. This series is actually pretty depressing, but also very action-packed and really, really good. I’m excited to see where Lemony Snicket takes the rest of the story, and excited to finally be able to watch episodes 5 and 6 of the Netflix series adaptation of this! That adaptation is absolutely fantastic, and I can’t wait to see what the show does with The Wide Window.

And the sixth and final book I want to read in the month of February is The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien.

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This is the first part of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and if you don’t know what this is, I don’t know what to tell you because you must have been dead for the past sixteen years or so. This is a series that literally everyone raves about, and I have yet to meet someone that has never even heard of this series. This series has wizards and hobbits and magic and danger and adventure, and I am so freaking excited to read this. I am audiobooking this because I really enjoyed The Hobbit audiobook (still my all time favorite audiobook), and from what I can tell, it will be just as amazing. I have seen the movies, but I don’t remember much from them, so I am very excited to see where this story goes.

And there you have it! Those are the books I plan on reading in the month of February. I haven’t had a TBR this large in forever, so fingers crossed I finish all of these. What book are you most excited to get to this month? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time.

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