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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Summer 2017 Booktubeathon and Biannual Bibliothon TBRs!

I'll be participating in two readathons next week, the Booktubeathon and the Biannual Bibliothon!

They are overlapping this year but thankfully, I've found books to meet a challenge from each readathon, so I can easily participate in both.

I plan to have a successful week of reading... with quite the ambitious TBR! It took quite a long time to figure out a game plan here. I already had quite a lot of books borrowed from the library and from my cousin, so it was all a matter of going through and seeing which ones met which challenges. I still had to borrow two via my library's digital collection to complete all the challenges, but for the most part, most of these books are ones I've had quite a while and I need to read and return.

July 24th - 30th

Reading Challenges:

1/ Read a book with a person on the cover.
2/ Read a hyped book.
3/ Finish a book in one day.
4/ Read about a character that is very different from you.
5/ Finish a book completely outdoors.
6/ Read a book you bought because of the cover.
(I'm altering this challenge slightly since I'm using borrowed books... Read a book I "borrowed" because of the cover.)
7/ Read seven books.

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July 23rd - 29th

Reading Challenges:

1/ Group Book Challenge
Flame in the Mist by Renee Adieh
2/ Read from the host’s favorite genre
Kassie - Magical Realism
Caz - Historical Fiction
Brittni - High/Epic Fantasy
Emma - Diverse Books
Kelly - Dystopian/SciFi
Red - Paranormal 
Momo - Urban fantasy
3/ Read a book that has been or still is banned
4/ Throwback challenge - Favorite Mythical Creature: Witches
5/ Book to movie adaptation - read & watch (@booksbydano)
6/ Read a book you've seen somewhere other than booktube (@pucksandpaperbacks)
7/ LGBTQIA+ (@daily_booknerd)

Complete list of throwback reading and video challenges:

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The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead - 

Challenge #1 in Booktubeathon and #3 in BiBibliothon

I picked this because there are people on the cover and because surprisingly, I found it included on a banned/challenged book list! I almost didn't have a book to meet the banned book challenge, and I certainly wasn't expecting Mead's books to be banned, but it was in a very long banned book Goodreads list. This is another library book I've had for a little over a month now... I'm slowly making my way through this second series.

Miss Peregrin's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - 

Challenge #2 in Booktubeathon and #5 in BiBibliothon

I picked this because this book is probably one of the most hyped books I've ever heard of (and I've still not read it) and because it has an adaptation I can watch afterward. This was an obvious and easy choice and it's something I borrowed from my cousin and need to return.

The Gift by James Patterson - 

Challenge #3 in Booktubeathon and #4 in Bibibliothon

Another book I borrowed from my cousin, I chose this because I'm fairly certain I can read it in one day and because it features my favorite mythical creature: Witches! I've been obsessed with witches since I was a little girl... and because it's been over a year since I read the first book in this series... its time I get back to it. 

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh - 

Challenge #4 in Booktubeathon and #1 in BiBibliothon

This is the group book for the BiBliothon, so I needed to fit it to one of the Booktubeathon challenges. I settled on challenge 4 because the character(s) comes from a different culture than I do... and unlike me, has magic and is no where near as ordinary as I am. So she's quite different than I am.
I don't actually have this YET. I'm on the waiting list for an ebook copy from my library. But I hope to get it in within the next couple of days.

100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson - 

Challenge #5 in Booktubeathon and #6 in BiBliothon

I was really glad to find challenges to use this one for. I borrowed this more than a year ago from my cousin and haven't read it yet. I picked it because I think I can read it outside without spending too much time outside (it's a childrens/middle grade novel so despite having quite a lot of pages, the text is on the bigger side) and because I had never seen it before seeing it on his shelf. It was completely new to me, I've never seen it on Booktube or Goodreads.

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova - 

Challenge #6 in Booktubeathon and #7 in BiBibliothon

This is an ebook I borrowed specifically for this and I picked it because of the cover! It is GORGEOUS! As much as I loved the old cover, it was a little more themed, I still can't help but to love this one... the colors and the design just speak to me. It also has LGBT+ characters. I'm not entirely sure who, I don't know all that much about the book, but it was one of few I could find available in my library's digital collection.

Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan - 

Challenge #7 in Booktubeathon and #2 in BiBibliothon

This is another book I borrowed from my cousin, and another series I've been meaning to continue for a long time. I picked it as an easy 7th book and because it meets several BiBibliothon Hosts fav genres!

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017