Series to Finish Readathon

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Anna at Reader and Proud is hosting a readathon for her challenge called Series to Finish. It’s kind of last minute but I really think that it will motivate me to read a few books during the week. Ever since Bout of Books ended I haven’t really read anything. 😦 I’ll be posting my progress here and on my Twitter account.

The Rules:

  • The readathon will run from January 21st to January 27th.
  • The books should belong to a series that you are trying to finish.
  • ARCs do count for the challenge, as well as books published in 2019.
  • You can also include comic books and graphic novels.

My TBR:

My TBR is kind of ambitious. I don’t know if I’ll finish two novels and a novella but we will see! Fingers crossed that I’ll at least find the time to finish one. 🙂

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Series to Finish 2019 Sign-Up & TBR

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Anna at Reader and Proud is hosting a fun challenge called Series to Finish. Basically, the challenge is to finish the book series that you have started but haven’t gotten around to finishing (or in my case completely forgot about). I’ll be posting my progress here and on my Twitter account. I’m really looking forward to conquering my TBR through this challenge. I have so many books that I’ve forgotten about. Let’s do this! 🙂

The Rules:

  • The challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st and you can join at any point.
  • ARCs do count for the challenge, as well as books published in 2019.
  • You can also include comic books and graphic novels.

My Challenge TBR:

Prisoner of Night and Fog (1/2 books):

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Poison Study (1/6 books):

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Daughter of the Pirate King (1/2 books):

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Ruined (2/3 books):

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Bout of Books Sign-Up & TBR!

December Wrap Up

I love participating in readathons! Bout of Books has always been one of my favourites and I can’t wait do it again. Since I really haven’t read much in months I’m trying to keep it simple. I’m only selecting 4 books for my TBR. I probably won’t get to all of them but I’m going to give it a try! Will you be participating?


What is Bout of Books?

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional.


TBR:

Are you participating in Bout of Books? Have you read these books yet? 

The ABC Book Challenge | “I”

Book Blitz_I first saw this book tag/challenge on the Life of a Literary Nerd and was super excited to try it myself. This week’s post focuses on amazing titles and items on my TBR that start with the letter “I”. I was actually surprised to see on my Goodreads that I haven’t read/added to my TBR many books that start with this letter. Hmmm…I wonder why?


Memorable Titles That Start With “I”

The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller was one of the first fantasy book series that I just couldn’t get enough of. It also marked my first foray into adult fantasy as a teenager. Iron Cast by Destiny Soria was such a surprise of a book. I went into not expecting much but was blown away. It’s such a fun adventure post-war Boston with magic, friendship, lies and betrayal. I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached is a unique graphic novel that explores a religious civil war from the eyes of a child.

Books Starting With “I” On My TBR

I added Invictus by Ryan Graudin right after finishing the Wolf by Wolf duology. I love everything time travel and it just sounds so good! I was very excited when Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh was released. I even pre-ordered it and still haven’t read it. Ugh…that needs to change ASAP. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo sounds so adorable. I’ve heard great things about it and the cover is just so darn happy. I have an eBook version waiting for me on my iPad. Soon…soon!


Which memorable books that start with an “I” have you read? Have you read any of the books included above? What were your thoughts about them? ❤

20 Books of Summer Challenge Wrap Up!

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Summer has basically come to an end and that means that it’s time to wrap up my progress in the 20 Books of Summer challenge. This year, the challenge ran from June 1st to September 3rd and was hosted by Cathy at 746 Books. The goal of this challenge was to read 20 books throughout the summer.


What I Read:

So, I didn’t complete the challenge but 17 out of 20 books isn’t too bad! I think this is a pretty huge achievement since I gave birth at the end of July and had very little to no time to read throughout August. A lot of these books weren’t on my original TBR but were added due to blog tour commitments. I don’t even know why I create TBRs…I never stick to them! 😛

What I Had Left on My TBR:

I had three books left on my TBR for this challenge. I really wanted to read them but books that I received for review kind of took over my original list of books to read and these sadly were pushed aside. I do plan on reading them within the next few months.

Did you take part in the 20 Books of Summer challenge? What other challenges or read-a-thins did you participate in this summer?

The ABC Book Challenge | “H”

Book Blitz_I absolutely love everything about this challenge/tag! I saw this on Life of a Literary Nerd and was super excited to try it. It’s been a while since I posted but don’t worry…I haven’t forgotten about it! So, without further delay, let’s look at memorable titles and books on my TBR that begin with the letter “h”.


Memorable Titles That Start With “H”

I discovered The Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer through a book tour. Some how I had’t heard of it before even though fantasy is my go-to genre. It’s seriously one of the best written fantasy books that I’ve read! GO GET A COPY FOR YOURSELF!!! Michelle Moran is my absolute favourite historical fiction author. The Heretic Queen is from her ancient Egypt series and is full of romance and political intrigue. Finally, Home is the second novella in Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti series. I’ve never read anything like this book before. I’m constantly blown away by how much detail and character development Okorafor can squeeze into less than 200 pages. She’s a fabulous writer and I’ve recently added her full-length novels to my TBR to read in the near future.

Books Starting With “H” On My TBR

I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco and when I finished reading it I automatically added Hunting Prince Dracula to my TBR. Now that the third book in the series is coming out soon I think I should really pick this book up! I’m always falling behind in book series. I’ve heard so many amazing things about How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake on Twitter and that’s the reason why it’s on my TBR. I don’t own a copy of it yet but really hope to in the near future. Highland Raven by Melanie Karsak is a recent addition to my TBR. It’s a historical fantasy based in Scotland which is why I’m so excited to read it. Plus, I got it on sale which is always a bonus! 🙂


Which memorable books that start with an “H” have you read? Have you read any of the books included above? What were your thoughts about them? ❤

The ABC Book Challenge | “G”

Book Blitz_I absolutely love everything about this challenge/tag! I saw this on Life of a Literary Nerd and was super excited to start it right away. Each week I’ll be posting another letter of the alphabet. So, be prepared for lots of posts in this series! 🙂


Memorable Titles That Start With “G”

The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi was so much fun to read! It kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. It had tons of action, friendships, ghosts, talking lizards…like what more could you want? The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman is one of my all time favourite books. Everything about it intrigued me and totally influenced my love of all things fantasy. My other love is historical fiction and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows is a perfect example of the genre done right. I can’t wait to watch the film version of it really soon!

Books Starting With “G” On My TBR

I have loved everything Roshani Chokshi has released so far, so I have extremely high expectations for The Gilded Wolves when its released in January 2019. My fingers are still crossed in hopes of receiving an eARC on NetGalley. I keep on saying that I’m going to start Graceling by Kristin Cashore, but just haven’t actually done so. Why? I have no idea. It has everything I adore in a book: magic, adventure, romance and political intrigue. Finally, Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers has been on TBR since 2015. Yes, I know that’s a long time. It’s one of those books I really want to read but there’s always something else that steals my time away. Soon…hopefully soon!


Which memorable books that start with an “G” have you read? Have you read any of the books included above? What were your thoughts about them? ❤