July OwlCrate: Belated Unboxing

I’m at least a week late posting this, but better late than never! (Apparently this is my motto lately!) I absolutely loved this month’s OwlCrate theme: Wanderlust! Having just gotten back from my family’s summer vacation, this box couldn’t have come at a better time! I loved so many of the items in this box that I can’t wait to jump into the actual unboxing portion of this post!

FullSizeRender On top of the box was the spoiler card included in each month’s box. This postcard inspired card definitely captures a millennial on vacation these days: selfie! Something that I found very interesting about this card were that the letters in OwlCrate actually include part of the graphics from previous spoiler cards! Also included in this picture is the pin included in each box. This time they have taken the airplane from the card to use! I love adding the pins to my tote bag!

FullSizeRenderThe first item I saw upon removing the spoiler card was this adorable keychain version of Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Newt is an absolute cinnamon roll, and I was so excited to find him in my box! This item was alluded to in a sneak peak of this months box, but I was still pleasantly surprised! Rather than put in on my keychain and risk losing him or messing him up, I’ve decided to add him to my Harry Potter shelves where he looks absolutely adorable next to my full sized Funko of Newt!

IMG_5495Next up, I pulled out this red pouch with a mirror inspired by the Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab. Having recently finished A Darker Shade of Magic, I was thrilled to have this item made by Miss Phi. I love the attention to detail in this mirror! Splattered across the “As Travars” is a bit a what looks like blood, which makes sense because Antari blood is the payment for traveling between the different Londons. What better to include in a Wanderlust box than an item inspired by such a fantastic method of travel!

IMG_5496-1Next I pulled out this adorable bag tag made by Mud Puppy! The bright coloring and large size of this tag will make it perfect for spotting your bag at the airport (or wherever you are traveling)! I wish I’d had this tag in time to use for my vacation! Ah well, I guess that means I’ll have to travel again soon to have an excuse to use it!

IMG_5497-1This notebook was the next item I found among the crinkle paper! Not only is it adorable, but its tiny size makes it perfect for dropping in your bag, pocket, or whatever to carry around and write in. This was one of 8 designs by Ooly that were sent out in this months box. I would love to know what some of the others looked like as well, but am very pleased with the one I received! I think this would be great to take on a trip because you could easily drop it in your bag and pull it out to jot down any travel thoughts about what you’re seeing and doing!

IMG_5502This bag was one of my favorite things in this months box. This canvas backpack was made by OwlCrate exclusively for this box! I love drawstring bags, but have yet to come across one that is so sturdy and well made. This will definitely hold up under the weight of books! Because this is inspired by the Lord of the Rings, its making me want to re-watch the movies or actually read the books! It’s been ages since I’ve watched the movies, and if I’m being honest I wasn’t paying enough attention, so I was very confused by most of it. I’d say a rematch is definitely called for. And after that, maybe I’ll actually read the books!

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We are down to the last item apart from the book itself! This art print by Shailey-Ann Designs was inspired by Looking for Alaska by John Green, as can be inferred by the map of Alaska in the background! I love this print so much that I’ve already added it to my fandom wall! I love this quote, and it fits perfectly with the Wanderlust theme! (Sorry about the quality of this picture-the print blends in with my bedspread too well and I didn’t realize it until after I’d already hung it up on the wall.)

IMG_5501-1Are we ready to see the book?? This month the book choice was The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Once again, OwlCrate was able to include an exclusive cover with the coloring changed up a bit. I love the blue that the publisher chose to include on these covers, it’s my favorite! Of course included with the book was a signed bookplate (already in the book!) and a letter from the author. I love the doodles that Mackenzi included- I don’t think I’ve seen a cuter author letter before! As an added bonus, The Gentleman’s Guide to Europe map was included, and I love the illustrations on this as well!.

Here is the Goodreads summary of Gentlemen’s Guide:
“Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.
But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.
Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores”

I actually just finished this book a few minutes ago, and I absolutely loved it! I also highly recommend the audiobook (It’s narrated by Christian Coulson-young Voldy from Chamber of Secrets!)

We’ve come to the end of the unboxing! I can’t wait for next month’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes” themed box! We’ve already had a couple sneak peeks, which have made me even more excited: two books and bookish socks! What more could I ask for??

That’s it for now. Until next time, happy reading!

Kelly

 

August TBR

Oops! This is 3 days late, but as I haven’t finished any books yet in August, I guess it’s alright! Since the end of Booktube-A-Thon and the Biannual Bibliothon I have picked up Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as part of #HPReadathon2017, but I’m only half-way through and haven’t picked it up at all in two days, gasp! This is the first book on my TBR for August though, and I plan to finish it today.

There are a couple readathon’s I plan to take part in at the beginning of August before school starts back again. Before these start, I am hoping to pick up a book I chose on a whim at the library, Waste of Space by Gina Damico. This is a story about a teen reality show set in space (or so the contestants think!). I think this will be a quick read full of drama, and I’m excited to read it. I’ve been in quite a reality TV kick lately since Big Brother has come back on for the summer!

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The first readathon taking place in August is the Tome Topple readathon, which starts tomorrow, August 4th and runs for two weeks through the 17th. This readathon is all about reading tomes, or books over 500 pages. There are a few reading challenges, which I’ve used to compile my TBR.

Challenges:
1. Read more than one tome
2. Read a graphic novel: The Walking Dead, Compendium 2 by Robert Kirkman
3. Read a tome that is part of a series: A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab
4. Buddy read a tome: The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee??
5. Read an adult novel: A Conjuring of Light by VE Scwab

I havne’t officially found a buddy for Gentlemen’s Guide, but since it’s such a hyped new release, there is bound to be someone reading it during the next two weeks. If I finish these I may pick up This Savage Song (less than 500 pages so it doesn’t count for the readathon) and Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab.

FullSizeRender-5.jpgThe next readathon is AYearAThon, which takes place for one week each month. This month it is taking place on August 7th-13th with the theme being “Childhood Favorites”. The extra challenge is to marathon a series. I’ve decided that this is the perfect time to read the Percy Jackson series! Since they aren’t technically a childhood favorite for me. But, so many people enjoyed these back in the day, so I’m counting it! And if I finish the Percy Jackson series, then I’ll start the Heroes of Olympus series.
The plus side to that series is that they are all over 500 pages so they can count for the Tome Topple readathon as well.

I have no concrete reading plans once these readathons are over. If there are any books I don’t manage to get as part of the readathons, I’ll most likely finish those off before moving on to something else. A couple series that I really need to get to are the Grisha Trilogy and the Six of Crows duology. Maybe August will be the month I’ll finally start them! If I’m too overwhelmed by all the fantasy series from the beginning of the month, I may pick up some middle grade stories. Last month I read Matilda and I really enjoyed it. So much so that it’s put me in the mood to read more stories that I enjoyed as a child. Maybe I’ll pick up some of those! I guess we’ll find out in my wrap-up!

That’s it for now. Until next time, happy reading!

Kelly

July Wrap-Up: Including Readathon Wrap-Ups!

Wow! Thanks to so many readathons happening, July has been an excellent reading month for me! I managed to read 15 books this month, which is something I haven’t done in a long time! You may want to grab a snack and some tea or coffee, this might be a long post!

Continuing the #HPReadathon2017, I read Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows, and Tales of Beedle the Bard all by JK Rowling, course. I gave all of these 5 out of 5 stars obviously! I’m planning a wrap-up of my readathon experience, so I’ll leave it there for now.

There were two week-long readathons at the end of July, but before I talk about those, I read a few books at the beginning of this month that weren’t Harry Potter! related These short summaries of my feelings should be void of any spoilers, but if I include any, I will warn you first!

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
This is a story about three teenagers who are given the opportunity to be the first people (along with a crew of trained astronauts) on the moon in decades. Each is looking to escape something on Earth, but little do they know, there are mysteries and horrors waiting for them on the moon.
I picked this one up on a whim from the library and read it mostly in one sitting. I was so caught up in the mystery that I didn’t take too many notes. One I did make after finishing was “What the actual F did I just read?!?!” Reading this I had similar feelings as when I finished the TV show Lost. There are so many mysteries and confusing aspects, and for many of them I didn’t feel like I really got an answer to them. Overall, this was a fast-paced, fun read that I gave 3 out of 5 stars!

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
I loved this story so much that I plan to do a whole blog post about it, so be on the lookout for that! For now, I’ll just say that this has become a new favorite book, and of course I gave it 5 stars!

The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman
This is the third book in the His Dark Materials trilogy. There isn’t much I can say about the synopsis of this one without spoiling the others, but I’ll include the synopsis of the first book, The Golden Compass from Goodreads: “Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford’s Jordan College is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors. First, her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, appears with evidence of mystery and danger in the far North, including photographs of a mysterious celestial phenomenon called Dust and the dim outline of a city suspended in the Aurora Borealis that he suspects is part of an alternate universe. He leaves Lyra in the care of Mrs. Coulter, an enigmatic scholar and explorer who offers to give Lyra the attention her uncle has long refused her. In this multilayered narrative, however, nothing is as it seems. Lyra sets out for the top of the world in search of her kidnapped playmate, Roger, bearing a rare truth-telling instrument, the alethiometer. All around her children are disappearing—victims of so-called “Gobblers”—and being used as subjects in terrible experiments that separate humans from their daemons, creatures that reflect each person’s inner being. And somehow, both Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter are involved.”
This whole series was hard to follow, which makes me question the fact that this is supposed to be for children. There were so many concepts that went over my head, and I’m 24! If you are reading this just for the adventures and not getting too bogged down in details, it is a very good story though. I picked this series up as part of Bookslosion’s book of the month for June, and I’m glad I did just because I never read this as a child. Also, Phillip Pullman is coming out with a new trilogy set in the same world, and I’m intrigued enough with this story to pick it up! Overall I gave this book (and the series) 3 out of 5 stars.

The Unseen World by Liz Moore
This is a story about a young girl named Ada, who is raised by David, her brilliant, eccentric, socially inept single father, who directs a computer science lab in 1980s-era Boston. Home-schooled, Ada accompanies David to work every day; by twelve, she is a painfully shy prodigy. The lab begins to gain acclaim at the same time that David’s mysterious history comes into question. When his mind begins to falter, leaving Ada virtually an orphan, she is taken in by one of David’s colleagues. Soon after she embarks on a mission to uncover her father’s secrets: a process that carries her from childhood to adulthood.
This story jumps back and forth between Ada’s childhood in the 80s to the present day with a couple snippets from David’s youth as well. This is a very character driven story, which made it go slow at times, especially since I’ve been reading a lot of YA fantasy and fast-paced contemporaries that have a lot more going on in them. I thought the writing was stilted and awkward, but there is a reason for it, that is revealed at the end of the book. Honestly, I was going to give this a 2 star rating until I got to the epilogue, which caused me to bump it up to 3 stars. I listened to this one as an audiobook, and the narrator was great and handled the stilted tone of writing very well. Would definitely recommend the audiobook!

Lying About Last Summer by Sue Wallman
This is a story about a girl called Skye, who is sent to a camp for troubled teenagers after her sister dies in an accident. However, once she is at the camp she starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister and the mystery takes off from there.
I picked this one up because it was part of Zoella’s Book Club last year and for some reason I never got around to reading this one. This book is fairly short, so I read it quickly, but the mystery itself wasn’t as captivating as I was expecting it to be. I will say that I didn’t figure out the mystery until it was revealed, which was nice because I don’t like when stories are too predictable. However, once the mystery is revealed, it was very anticlimactic for me. Despite this, there were several aspects that I enjoyed like the camp setting and the connections Skye makes (both friendships and a romance) while at this camp. Overall, I gave this one a 3 out of 5 stars.

A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
This book is the first in the Shades of Magic trilogy about Kell, one of the last Antari who can travel between the different Londons: White, Red, and Grey. His role is to carry messages between the rulers of each London, but unofficially he dabbles in illegal smuggling of objects between the Londons. When one such transaction goes amiss, he runs into Delilah Bard, a badass lady pirate-wannabe and the adventure ensues from there!
I absolutely loved this book, and can’t wait to read the rest of the series! I plan to do a series review once I finish, so for now I’ll just give my star-rating for this one: 4 out of 5 stars, and leave it at that!

Now for the Readathons! First I made some slight TBR changes once the readathons began so I’ll list my updated TBRs followed by the pages read for each day.

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1534 pages and 4 ½ books read

Updated TBR:
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (DH) by JK Rowling: Banned Book and Book to Movie Adaptation
2. Tales of Beedle the Bard (TBB) by JK Rowling: From Somewhere Other than Booktube and Host’s Favorite Genre-Fantasy

3. Flame in the Mist (FM) by Renée Ahdieh: Group Book
4. More Happy Than Not (MHTN) by Adam Silvera: Throwback: From a Host’s Recommendation List-Emma’s Choice and LGBTQIA character

Reading Updates:
Day 1: 341 Total: last 154 pages of A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab and 187 pages of Deathly Hallows
Day 2: 114 pages of DH
Day 3: 234 Total: All 115 pages of TBB and 119 pages of DH
Day 4: 160 pages total: last 122 pages of DH, and 38 pages of FM
Day 5: 276 pages of FM
Day 6: last 116 pages of FM
Day 7: all 293 pages of MHTN

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2,111 pages and 7 books read

Updated TBR:
1. Because You Love To Hate Me (BYLTHM) edited by Ameriie: Hyped Book
2. Flame in the Mist (FM) by Renée Ahdieh: Bought for the Cover
3. Tales of Beedle the Bard (TBB) by JK Rowling: Read a Book Outside and Finish a Book in One Day
4. More Happy Than Not (MHTN) by Adam Silvera: A Character Different Than You
5. Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index (JL) by Julie Isreal: With a Person on the Cover
6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (DH) by JK Rowling: Read 7 Books
7. Matilda by Roald Dahl: Read 7 Books

Reading Updates:
Day 1: 264 pages total: 114 pages of DH and 150 pages of BYLTHM
Day 2: 338 pages total: 119 pages of DH, all 115 pages of TBB, and 104 pages of BYLTHM
Day 3: 246 pages total: last 122 pages of DH, 86 pages of BYLTHM, and 38 pages of FM
Day 4: 276 pages of FM
Day 5: last 116 pages of FM
Day 6: all 293 pages of MHTN
Day 7: 578 pages total: all 240 pages of Matilda and all 338 pages of JL

I had so much fun reading with everyone and participating in some of the Instagram challenges and blog challenges (sorry about not getting to all of those by the way)! I also really enjoyed all the books I read last week, and plan to do full blog posts on several of them: Because You Love to Hate Me (4/5 stars), Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index (5/5), and More Happy Than Not (4/5), and Flame in the Mist 4/5) (and of course Deathly Hallows (5/5) and Tales of Beedle the Bard (5/5) will be included in my #HPReadathon2017 wrap-up). That just leaves Matilda for me to do short reviews here for you.

Matilda by Roald Dahl
Matilda is a very young girl, who has an incredible mind and loves to read! However, she isn’t praised for her intelligence, but is ridiculed by her parents and the principal at her school, Miss Trunchbull. Matilda must put her incredible mind to good use to knock the bullying adults down a peg or two.
This story was very similar to the movie, but for once the movie actually had more in it than the book did. I enjoyed the illustrations in the book as well. I picked this book up on the last day of Booktube-A-Thon because I knew I wouldn’t finish The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, which was originally on my TBR, before the readathon ended, so I decided to pick up something short and easy. Matilda was the perfect choice! It was quick and fun, plus it made me really want to re-watch the movie!

Whew! We’ve reached the end of this month’s wrap-up. Stay tuned for my August TBR, several book reviews, a July Owlcrate unboxing, and a wrap-up for the #HPReadathon2017.

That’s all for now. Until next time, happy reading!

Kelly

Biannual Bibliothon Day 3: The Villain’s Synopsis

Today is Day 3 of the Biannual Bibliothon, and today’s blog challenge is hosted by Dominique over at piratesnpixiedust.wordpress.com. The challenge is to choose a favorite book and write a synopsis from the villain’s point of view.

I decided to re-write the synopsis for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Of course, being from You-Know-Who’s perspective, I thought I should change the title as well to let Voldy have the spotlight! This was so much fun to come up with, and I hope you enjoy it!

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Lord Voldemort has spent the last seven years coming back to life, gaining power, and trying to kill that pesky brat, Harry Potter. Finally, he is stronger than ever, he has his loyal supporters back, and everyone in the magical world is cowering in fear of his power. Now he must search for the most powerful wand in the world, using any means necessary, so he can defeat Potter once and for all. After all, everyone knows that there is no good and evil, only power, and Voldemort has all the power, so how can he lose?

And there you have it! That’s all for now. Until next time, happy reading!

Kelly

Biannual Bibliothon Day 2: Write a Review

I often will write a little something about every book I read in a book journal I have. For some of my favorites, the entries tend to be longer and more like a legit review. For this challenge, I decided to go back to a review I wrote in April (before I started my blog) for Geekerella by Ashley Poston.

Warning, this does contain some slight spoilers, but nothing major. However, if you want to avoid all spoilers then read Geekerella first, then come back and discuss it with me. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a good nerdy contemporary that isn’t afraid to give fandom culture some love! I rated this a 5/5 stars on Goodreads, which I reserve for favorites and books that give me all the feels!

Ok, review coming in 3…2…1….

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I absolutely loved this book! It was nerdy, adorable, nerve-wracking, and perfect! I read this book in pretty much one sitting, and I think that’s part of the reason I became so immersed in the story. I was so into the story that sometimes I forgot that it was a Cinderella retelling, which I appreciated. Sometimes retellings can be too predictable if you know the original story, but that wasn’t the case with this book. I really enjoyed the duel perspectives in this story. In fact, I think that was part of the reason this didn’t feel like a typical retelling despite the timeline of the story being very similar to the original. I loved being inside the heads of both of our characters, but especially Darien’s. I liked seeing the self-doubting, normal human behind the celebrity. I also loved that he was also a fan of Starfield, and that was why he was so hesitant to take the role. He wanted to live up to the fandom’s expectations, and not ruin the series, which was endearing. I was super frustrated with the stepmom, Catherine, and one of the stepsisters, Chloe. They were absolute bitches to Elle throughout the entire story. I can’t decide which was worse: Catherine selling Elle’s house, which she is supposed to inherit in a few months or Chloe stealing her mom’s Princess Amara dress and all her savings. I was glad that at least one person in that horrible family had some redeeming qualities, the other stepsister, Cal. I love how she teams up with Elle and Sage at the convention to help Elle with her costume for the cosplay contest at ExcelciCon, which her dad actually helped found. Speaking of Sage, she was one of my favorite characters. She is such a great friend to Elle, which isn’t something she’s used to having, and she’s a lot of fun too! I love that when Elle turns 18 and leaves her old house, she is able to live with Sage and her mom until she goes to college. I also loved how Elle and Darien “met” as well. In real life, they each see the other as an enemy of sorts (the actor who is going to ruin her favorite show and the blogger who is so opposed to him playing Carmindor), but over texts they are able to learn about each other in a more personal way and share their love of this series. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t planning on reading this book anytime soon because I’m wary of retellings, but because it was Booksplosion’s book of the month, I decided to give it a shot, and I am so glad I did. I think this is one of my favorite books of the year so far!

That’s it for now! Until next time, happy reading!

Kelly

Biannual Bibliothon Day 1: Blogger Book Tag

The Biannual Bibliothon has begun! I am so excited that blog challenges are being used this round, especially since my blog is so new. I feel this will give a chance to not only practice writing and publishing posts quicker (one a day, yikes!), but to get my name out there as well! I love making bookish friends!

Today’s challenge is hosted by 4teenliars.wordpress.com and it’s a simple enough challenge to start off the readathon with, a tag!

Without further ado, here are the questions:

  1. What are you planning to read for the Summer Biannual Bibliothon?


    Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
    Challenge Completed: Read the group book
    More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
    Challenges Completed: LGBTQIA character and Throwback: from a host’s
    recommendation-Emma’s choice
    The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
    Challenges Completed: Read a banned book and Read a book you found
    somewhere other than Booktube.
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
    Challenges Completed: Book to movie adaptation and From a host’s favorite
    genre- Momo’s- Urban Fantasy
  2. What is your favourite genre to read in Summer?

    Contemporary 
  3. Where is your favourite place to read in the summer?

    Outside on my porch looking out over the pool and tropical flowerbeds (all my mom’s doing, not mine!) 
  4. What is your favourite challenge done in the Summer Biannual Bibliothon?
    I love the idea of the group book because it means that more of us are reading the same book and can discuss it during the live show! 
  5. What fictional character would you hang out in the summer if you could?


    Any of Morgan Matson’s characters!
  6. What are your plans for summer?

    I just got back from my family vacation in Disney World, so the rest of the summer will be spent relaxing by the pool, reading, and catching up on Netflix shows until school starts in the middle of August. 
  7. Do you have summer reading playlist. If not what would be on it?
    I love listening to upbeat, fun songs that I can dance to. Some recent favorites are Despacito by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber, Green Light by Lorde, and Shape of You by Ed Sheeran. I also have really been loving Water by Jack Garratt-not upbeat, but still makes me want to dance! 
  8. What is your favourite summer movie?


    A recent favorite is Moana!
  9. What book do you read every summer. If not what thing do you do every summer?

    I have re-read Harry Potter the most, sometimes in the summer for Harry’s birthday and sometimes during the winter. I also recently read all of Morgan Matson’s books, which will definitely be books I re-read every summer (well May anyway for Month of Matson hosted by Maureen Keavy!) 
  10. What other book tags are you planning to do this summer?
    My blog is very new, so I’ve got the whole wide world of tags I can do. But because of my recent trip to Disney World, I’m most excited to do the Disney Book Tag!

That’s it for the questions! Stay tuned for Day 2’s blog post, which will hopefully be posted on time, oops!

Until next time, happy reading!

Kelly

Biannual Bibliothon and Booktube-A-Thon TBRs: an update

There are so many readathons happening at the end of the July, and I am here for it! In just 1 hour, the 24hourathon begins in my time zone (I’ll be doing Instagram story updates when I can @kellysaysread). Then on the 22nd-23rd 24in48 Readathon will be hosted with the goal to read 24 hours out of 48, hence the name. For these two I don’t really have a set TBR, but will try to finish any current books I’m reading before the week-long readathons begin. On top of these, the #HPReadathon2017 is still happening until August 6th, so I’ll have to work in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows somehow!

The two week-long readthons that are happening are the Biannual Bibliothon (July 23rd-29th) and Booktube-A-Thon (July 24th-30th). Both have seven reading challenges apiece, which at first seemed like too much to tackle. However, I was able to put my mind to work and combine challenges where I could! So without further ado, here is my combined TBR for the Biannual Bibliothon and Booktube-A-Thon!

First up the Biannual Bibliothon:

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Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
Challenge Completed: Read the group book

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Challenges Completed: LGBTQIA character and Throwback: from a host’s
recommendation-Emma’s choice

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Challenges Completed: Read a banned book and Read a book you found somewhere
other than booktube.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
Challenges Completed: Book to movie adaptation and From a host’s favorite genre-
Momo’s- Urban Fantasy

Next up, the Booktube-A-Thon:

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Challenge Completed: Read a hyped book

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
Challenge Completed: Read a book you bought because of the cover (So, technically I
also am very interested in the story, which is why I bought it, but it does have a
fantastic cover, so it counts!)

Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling
Challenges Completed: Finish a book in one day and Read a book completely outdoors

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
Challenges Completed: Read a book with a person on the cover

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Challenges Completed: Read about a character that is different from you

?????????: The paper with the question marks is to symbolize my last pick for the final challenge, Read  7 books. Counting the above TBR and HP and the Deathly Hallows, which I will be reading for the Biannual Bibliothon, I have a total of 6 books. I’m not sure yet which (if any) books I’ll be picking up as my 7th book. It depends on what I happen to be currently reading by the time the readathon starts. If I finish all my current reads before then, I will most likely pick something really short or pick up the next book in a series I’m reading.

This year, the Biannual Bibliothon is hosting Blog challenges among other things, so look forward to those posts as well! Also, both readathons will have Instagram challenges, which I hope to complete. Check out my bookstagram @kellysaysread to find those!

I will do a combined wrap-up posts for this last week of July to update you guys on how much reading I got done (hopefully a lot!) and which books I managed to finish (fingers crossed for all of them!) If you want to find out how I’m doing before that check out Twitter or my Instagram stories, both @kellysaysread!

That’a all for now. Until next time, happy reading!

Kelly