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BookTube-a-Thon 2016: TBR

I’m back for BookTube-a-Thon with my tentative TBR. It’s mostly tentative because I’m not sure how well I’ll be able to stick to it. I tend to read with my moods, so I’ve never been great at following a set list. With that in mind I’m giving myself flexibility and a LOT of leeway.

Without further ado, here are my plans for each of the reading challenges.

Read a book with yellow on the cover:

   Miss Mayhem (Rebel Belle, #2)

I have two in mind for this one, depending on how ambitious I’m feeling. Miss Mayhem is the second book in Rachel Hawkins’ Rebel Belle series, and I’ve been listening to the audio version. Finishing this will be totally dependent on how much time I can dedicate to  working around the house. Summer Days and Summer Nights is an anthology of short stories, and I might give myself a pass and count this one complete if I finish at least one of them. (I know, it’s cheating…)

Read a book only after sunset:

Saga, Volume 1

The sun sets late in Seattle this time of year (around 9pm), and I’m usually in bed by 10, so I’ll be going quick-and-easy with this challenge. I’ve been meaning to read Saga for a while, and Volume 1 is one of my book club picks for the month, so now is the time!

Read a book you discovered through BookTube:

Ivory and Bone

I was completely sold on picking up Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh after watching a few of Trina’s videos on her BookTube channel, Between Chapters. I had never heard of it before, and her reviews easily convinced me that it was worth a read. To sum it up VERY briefly (and not having read it yet), it has a unique 2nd person narrative and is a prehistoric fantasy retelling of Pride and Prejudice.

Read a book by one of your favorite authors:

Reliquary (Reliquary, #1)  Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)  

This one should be easy, but it’s actually really hard for me to pin down. I tend to store up a bunch of books from favorite authors so that I can pull one out when I need help out of a reading slump, or when I just can’t figure out what I’m in the mood for. These are just a few of many that I might choose from: Reliquary by Sarah Fine, Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor, and Status Update by Annabeth Albert.

Read a book that is older than you:

Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)

I’ve been meaning to read Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones for a couple years now, and this is the perfect excuse! I love the movie adaptation, and I already have a copy of the book.

Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation:

    Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)

I have a few ideas for this one, each of which is cheating just a little bit. The first is to finish my re-read of the Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (began several months ago). The second is to watch the movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (read for book club in February). Lastly, if I need to, I’m happy to watch and count Howl’s Moving Castle for this one, too.

Read seven books: This is the challenge I think I am least likely to complete. I have read this much before, but not often, and never on command. If I do manage to finish, it won’t be following a set TBR. We’ll see how it goes!

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Are any of you guys participating in BookTube-a-Thon this year? Let me know so I can follow your progress!

 

Top Ten Tuesday: My Fall TBR

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For those who don’t know, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, they post a new theme and everyone is invited to join in! (Note: all book cover images in this post link to that book’s Goodreads page.)

Today’s Theme: Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR

This one was so easy to do – there are a ton of books I’m excited to read this fall, so I just picked ten that I can’t stop thinking about. Almost all of these are young adult books, so I guess it’s going to be a YA season for me. A bunch of them are also books I first read about on other TTT lists throughout the summer, so thank you to everyone for filling my TBR with great picks! In no particular order, here they are:

Fangirl  Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)  Jackaby (Jackaby, #1)  On the Fence  Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – Having been recommended to me more times than I can count, my library copy finally came through and I can read it now! Hopefully I will have a review up within a couple of weeks.

Angelfall by Susan Ee – This is one of my TTT finds. The whole series was recommended, and I’m excited to give book one a try!

Jackaby by William Ritter – I’ve actually had this one for a while, but I came across the synopsis again recently and it sounded so perfect for autumn that I had to bump it up the list. It is a paranormal, young adult mystery that is described as Doctor Who meets Sherlock Holmes 😀

On the Fence by Kasie West – This one is leftover from my Summer TBR but I don’t want to wait another whole year before reading it, so I’m declaring it a fall read…

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – Another TTT find, I finally have a copy of this one, and the complex world sounds perfect for whisking me away once the weather turns dreary. It has also been highly rated by five of the authors I follow on Goodreads, so that can only mean good things.

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)  Paris Time Capsule  Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)  Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)  Magic Study (Study, #2)

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – As a new fan of Sarah J. Maas, I had to add this one to my TBR. My library copy has finally come through, so hopefully I’ll have a review up soon.

Paris Time Capsule by Ella Carey – The concept of this story grabbed me right away – a woman inherits a “perfectly preserved” Parisian apartment that hasn’t been touched since the Belle Époque period (1871-1914), and she travels to France to unravel the mysteries of the woman who left it behind.

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi – Here’s my last TTT find of the list. I do enjoy a good dystopian novel, and this one has been recommended to me a few times now.

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas – Time to read the second book in the Throne of Glass series! I loved book one, and I’ve been saving book two for the perfect time. That time is definitely this fall! (Here’s a link to my review of book one.)

Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder – Another second-in-series, I can’t wait to dive into this one, too! (Here’s a link to my review of book one.)

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If you’ve read and loved any of these books, tell me which. Also, let me know about your own Top Ten in the comments!