And November is here which means it’s almost time for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Yay! But that also means it is time for my October Wrap Up. I read a total of seven books for a total of 1,942 pages. I really wanted to read more but I am just glad to be out of my reading slump once again. And here are the books I read in October:
1 | Boy 21 by Matthew Quick
Young Adult Sports Contemporary
Pretty interesting story following two boys who, in their own way, are out of place and both play basketball. Only Finley plays basketball to escape, whereas Russ doesn’t play basketball as a way to forget. Russ is a rich kid who is brought to live with his grandparents in a less wealthy neighborhood after the death of his parents. Finley is one of the few whites kid in a predominantly black neighborhood. Their stories intersect when Finley’s basketball coach asks him to watch over Russ and try to encourage him to play basketball again.
At first I found this story weird. I’m like man this boy must really be trying to avoid some deep stuff to refer to himself as Boy 21. But as we learn more about Russ, I begun to love the story.
My rating: 5 stars
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Hey guys!! This week’s topic for Top 5 Wednesday is a Booktube SFF Awards crossover topic. So this this week I will be showing off some of my favorite science fiction and fantasy cover art.
This topic was just as difficult for me as last week’s because I love so many covers. I mean these artists are really talented. So I decided to choose only from books I’ve read. Well let’s get started. Continue reading “T5W #2 | Favorite SFF Cover Art”
So I’m a day late. It’s the second of May. But still where has the time gone? This year is just flying by. I have a pretty big TBR this month as I need to do a little catching up on my goal for the year. Oh who am I kidding? I need to do a lot of catching up, so why not start now? I am currently 15 books behind schedule on my GoodReads goal of reading 110 books this year. But I must say I’m in much better shape this year cause usually when I come out of my reading slump I’m 30+ books behind. So I guess this is a slight improvement. Anywho here’s my May TBR pile.
1 | Hunted by Meagan Spooner
Young Adult | Romance | Fantasy | Retelling
Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.
So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.
Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?
— Blurb provided by GoodReads Continue reading “May TBR Pile”
Well April is officially over. It passed way too fast for me. Shockingly I was able to climb out of my reading slump. And with that being said, I read 6 books and 5 novellas in April for a total of 2,129 pages. It was a great comeback being that I read more in April than I had so far this year. So here is what I read in April:
1 | Beautiful Bitch (Beautiful Bastard #1.5) by Christina Lauren
Adult Contemporary Romance
Where to begin? Hmmm…I really don’t know. Let’s just say that while I did enjoy this book I expected it to be more about this vacation they took. However, over half of the novella is about the events that took place before this said vacation. That had me upset to the utmost degree. But as I said I did enjoy it and was happy with the ending.
My rating: 4 stars Continue reading “April Wrap Up”
So Dewey’ 24 hour readathon is over. It ran from 8 am April 29th to 8 am April 30th. I didn’t get as much read as I wanted to, but I did get a good amount read. I even managed to start and finish a book that I hadn’t even planned on picking up. So what all did I get read? Check it out below. Continue reading “What I Read During Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon”
So today starts Dewey’s 24 hour Readathon. Yay!! I definitely need and am going to take part in this readathon today. I have a few books that I want to finish up before April is over, so this readathon is the perfect event to help me do just that. The readathon is hosted over at Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and is usually hosted twice a year. There you can find the reader and volunteer sign ups. You’ll also find an IG mini challenge that will be taking place during this challenge. I personally won’t be taking part in the mini challenge as I don’t have a bookstagram. I have enough IGs as it is (a personal one, a simstagram and one for IMVU). But any of you who do have one it seems like a good mini challenge to take part in.
Throughout the day, I will try to post how far I have made it through my reading. I’m thinking of maybe four hour intervals, but will most likely be the halfway point or just random. I like being random sometimes. Anywho, I thought for the start of the challenge I would share with you guys the books I plan on reading during the readathon. Most of these books have already been started and I have less than 5 chapters to finish. Well here they are: Continue reading “Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon”