Dewey’s Pre-Readathon To-Be-Read List

Dewey’s is hosting a pre-readathon before the actual 24-hour readathon on October 24th. I gave you a link to the announcement page where it describes everything about it. I don’t think I’ll complete 15 books by the 24th, but I’ll try to get to a few of these. I picked ones that were already high on my list.

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Read a long book (over 500 pages)

I read the first book, The Lies of Locke Lamora, and I absolutely loved it. There’s no doubt that I’ll love this one, too. It has an amazing cast of characters and the plot is *chef’s kiss.*

Read a short book (under 250 pages)

I picked this up from a used bookstore not too long ago. I’ve always wanted to read Toni Morrison, but I never knew where to start. I think I’ve decided it’s going to be this one.

Pick 5 of your favorite genres and enter them in a randomizer. Read a book in that genre

The randomizer chose contemporary. My friend gifted me an ARC of this one, and I’ve been wanting to pick it up ever since.

Read a “spooky” book (your own definition of spooky is fine)

I’m not sure if this is spooky, but the synopsis is so weird. I’m not sure what to expect with this one. All I know is that it’s been getting a lot of hype lately.

Read a book that is 75% one color on the cover

I’ve heard that this book has a lot of sex talk. I’ve also heard that it talks about the porn industry, which isn’t talked about in books. I’m interested to see what it has to say.

Read a book that was published in the last 18 months

This was published in September, and it sounds like such a fun YA novel. I don’t read YA often, so I try to choose carefully.

Read a book that was published more than 100 years ago

I mainly just want to read this and watch the movie everyone raved about.

Read a book set in the Fall or with a cover that looks like it is Fall (leaves changing, etc)

This book probably doesn’t give anyone else Fall vibes, but I think it’s very Fall. I think it’s mainly the orange / yellow flower.

Read a book set in the Spring or with a cover that looks like it is Spring (trees blooming, etc)

If that cover doesn’t scream Spring, then I don’t know what does. It’s so bright and blue / green. I’ve also heard wonderful things about this author.

Read at least 75% of a book when it’s dark outside

I mainly read at night, so this challenge won’t be hard at all. This one is bound to be an adventure. There’s no way Turton wouldn’t deliver.

Read at least 75% of a book outside (please social distance… a park or back patio will do fine)

I’ve watched the tv show twice, and I fell in love. I knew I wanted to read the graphic novel series that takes place after the show. So far, so good.

Read a book with an animal (real or made up) on the cover

I can’t believe I haven’t read this one, yet. The cover obviously has a little tea dragon on the front cover. These graphic novels are just too adorable. I love them so much.

Read a book with a main character or author whose first name starts with the same letter as your first name

My name starts with a V and so does Schwab’s. I have this one checked out from the library, and I plan to buddy read it with a friend.

Take five books you really want to read and put them in a randomizer and read whichever one is chosen

I started and finished The Duchess Deal in one day. I thought it was well done. I’m excited to read book two in this series. This is actually the one I heard about first.

Read a book that is set in a location you wish you could visit or live in. This location can be real or imaginary

Why do I keep putting this one off? I’m sure you’re all sick of reading about it from me. It’s one of my most anticipated reads of 2020. It takes place in Australia, and I’ve always wanted to visit.


Are you participating in Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-thon?


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Historical Fictionathon (Feb. 8-Feb. 23)

Hello, friends!

A historical fiction readathon is finally here, and I’ve never been more ready for anything in my life.

This is actually a BookTube readathon that is hosted by a few people: Bre @ CallMeAfterCoffee, Amara @ Amara Franklin, and Kirsty @ A Stroke of Genius.

February 8-23

I’m pretty sure this readathon was made for me. Historical fiction is the one genre that always gets me out of a reading slump. I try to take my time choosing which one I want to read

Time Traveler’s Wife: Pick a book from your favorite time period.

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

Goodreads blurb:

Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.

Friendship: Read a book with two or more people on the cover.

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Goodreads blurb:

Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this debut novel reveals a story of love, redemption, and secrets that were hidden for decades.

St. Valentine: Read a historical romance.

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young

Goodreads blurb:

The lives of two very different couples are irrevocably intertwined and forever changed in this stunning World War I epic of love and war.

Film Noir: Read a book with a movie adaptation. (BONUS: Watch the movie, too.)

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Goodreads blurb:

A captivating, beautiful, and stunningly accomplished debut novel that opens in 1918 Australia – the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who make one devastating choice that forever changes two worlds.

All is fair in love and war: Read a wartime novel.

The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak

Goodreads blurb:

A stirring tale of brotherhood, coming-of-age, and survival, that was inspired by the author’s own family history, this novel evokes a time when Czechs, Slovaks, Austrians, and Germans fought on the same side while divided by language, ethnicity, and social class in the most brutal war to date.

Back to the future: Read a classic or a retelling of a favorite.

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Goodreads blurb:

Girl with a Pearl Earring centers on Vermeer’s prosperous Delft household during the 1660s. When Griet, the novel’s quietly perceptive heroine, is hired as a servant, turmoil follows. First, the 16-year-old narrator becomes increasingly intimate with her master. Then Vermeer employs her as his assistant–and ultimately has Griet sit for him as a model.


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The Reading Rush Wrap Up! (7/22-7/28)

Hello, friends!

The Reading Rush (formally known as the Booktubeathon) is over, and I am definitely coming down from the high. It was so much fun, and as far as readathons go, this was the best I have ever done. I ended up completing all of the challenges! I found a new favorite book, and I found one that I really wasn’t fond of.

If you do not know, The Reading Rush is hosted by Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay. Here is the link to the YouTube video they put out about the challenges. They even have a website now where you can receive badges and make new friends! I recommend everyone participate next time.

I finished 7 books, 1616 pages, and received 13/15 badges. The only two I didn’t get were the “make a Reading Rush booktube video” badge, and “go to a read-in” badge. I’d say that’s pretty successful!

– I will link any reviews I have to each book –

Challenges:

Read a book with purple on the cover: And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Read  a book with a non-human main character: Animal Farm by George Orwell. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Read and watch a book to movie adaptation: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne ⭐⭐

Read a book you meant to read last year: Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Read a book in the same spot the entire time: Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Read a book with 5+ words in the title: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong. ⭐⭐

Read an author’s debut novel: Miracle Creek by Angie Kim. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

If you participated, how many books did you read? Did you have fun? Did you find a new favorite book!?


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ROMANCEATHON TBR! (6/17-6/23)

Hello, everyone!

This is a new readathon hosted by BookTubers: gabbyreads and We Be Book’N

Dates: June 17-June 23

I have recently entered the world of romance novels, and I cannot be stopped. I read Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas, and I was hooked. I would love to support these two by participating in the readathon. I encourage all of you to participate as well! If you want recommendations or any other details, go check out their channels!

Challenges:

Read a forbidden romance novel.

Read a new adult romance novel.

Read a romance novel with pink on the cover.

Read a 2019 release.

Read a romance novel with a man on the cover. (It can be pictures of abs. It doesn’t matter.)

Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel.

Read 7 books.

What I Plan to Read:

Forbidden Romance:

Fallen Too Far (Rosemary Beach #1) by Abbi Glines

New Adult Romance:

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Pink on the Cover:

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

2019 Romance Release:

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

Man on the Cover:

Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard #1) by Christina Lauren

LGBTQ+ Romance:

When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri

Seven Books:

Roomies by Christina Lauren 

or

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover 

This TBR will probably change as the week goes on. I may not end up enjoying one of these. I will have a wrap up after the readathon is over, so keep a look out for that if you’re interested. I think it’s going to be tons of fun. Definitely go check out the videos I linked to both of their channels!


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