Thursday, 15 November 2018

Tome Topple Readathon - round 7.

Hi booklovers

I know I keep saying that readathons aren't for me, but after taking part in the TBR-readathon earlier this year I discovered the ideal way for me personally to compile a readathon TBR.

Normally, when I put a book on a TBR I lose interest in it, but I find that when I give myself options, it works out better for me.

I know this is last-minute, but I was planning on reading some big books after the anti-bullying readathon ends, so I might as well take part in the 'Tome Topple' readathon (November 16 - November 29). This readathon is hosted by Sam from thoughtsontomes.

The idea is that you read books that are over 500 pages, i.e. a tome. 

There are 5 challenges, but I won't do them all.

1) Read more than one tome.
2) Read a graphic novel that is over 500 pages (can be a bind-up).
3) Read a tome that is part of a series.
4) Buddy-read a tome.
5) Read an adult novel.

The books I will be choosing from are:

*Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
*Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
*The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
*The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett
*The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
*The Red Knight by Miles Cameron
*The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb
*Knight's Shadow by Sebastien de Castell
*King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (if the copy I'm getting has 500+ pages)

Except for the first two, all these books are part of a series and all books are adult novels. So that is two challenges covered.

I'm almost 100% sure that I'll pick up Elantris first. Seeing as I will be alternating between the physical book and the audiobook I'm hoping to read two books. And giving myself options leaves more room for success. 

Are you taking part in this readathon? Any suggestions on which book I should definitely try to read?

Bye for now


Saturday, 10 November 2018

Anti-Bullying Readathon 2018.

Hi booklovers

On Monday the annual #antibullyingreadathon starts and I'll be participating. If I'm not mistaken it's the fifth year in a row that I'm participating.

You can find all the information on the FB page for the readathon. 
As a high school teacher I know how important it is to raise awareness about bullying.

Since I don't do strict TBR's anymore, I'm going to give myself some options.

These are the ones I'm going to choose from:

Try not to breathe by Jennifer R. Hubbard
Sell Out by Tammy L. Gray

Bully by Penelope Douglas

Asking for it by Louise O'Neill

Stealing Liberty by Jennifer Froelich

Augie & Me by R.J. Palacio

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Are you participating in this readathon? Let me know in the comments.

Bye for now


Saturday, 3 November 2018

Book hauls revisited - July 2016 - 2017.

Hi booklovers

It's been a while since I did a post like this, but today I'm taking a look at my book hauls from July 2016 and 2017.

July 2016

*Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
*The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
*The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
 *The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
*Everneath - Everbound by Brodi Ashton
*The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
*The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
*A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

July 2017

*Goldenhand by Garth Nix
*Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
*The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
*The Witch's Kiss by Katharine & Elizabeth Corr
*The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
*Frostfire by Amanda Hocking
*Frostblood by Elly Blake
*Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

From the books I bought in 2016 I've read all except Everneath, Everbound and The Name of the Wind.

Unfortunately, I haven't read any of the books I bought in 2017 *hangs head in shame*

Have you read any of these? Are there any I should move more to the top of my TBR?
Let me know in the comments.

Bye for now