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Amanda’s Tome Topple TBR

Hi, lovelies! Tome Topple Round Eight! This round of Tome Topple will be running from the 13th-26th. If you’re new here check out Sam, the creator of Tome Topple, in her video here. Tome Topple is a readathon where we will only be reading books that are  500 pages or more. It’s a chance to tackle those intimidating books that are huge and taking up space on our TBR shelves. This is one of my favorite readathons because I always feel super motivated to read a ton and topple those tomes! There are a few optional challenges that  I like to use to make my TBR list for each round.

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First Challenge: Read more than one tome

If I complete two or more of the following challenges I will have read more than one tome.

Second Challenge: Read a tome that has been on your TBR the longest

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Third Challenge: Read a tome that is part of a series

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Fourth Challenge: Read a tome in a genre you don’t usually read

The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell (Historical Fantasy)

Fifth Challenge: Read an adult novel

The Poppy War by R.F Kuang

Are you participating in this round of Tome  Topple? If so, let me know what you’re planning to read below!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s March Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! It’s April fools day but its no joke that I managed to read twenty-four books in the month of March. I was motivated by the NoVaTeen Book Festival to read books by a handful of new authors before I got the chance to meet them. Because of that, I read a large number of eBooks from my library (and I found a few new favorites!) So, without further delay here, are all the things (good and bad) that I read in March.

Physical Books
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
Deathcaster by Cinda Williams Chima
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

EBooks
The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
A Long way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
Grendel’s Guide to Love and War by A.E. Kaplan
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
The Clouds Beyond Us by Rahf Alrashidi
Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

Audiobooks
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Pacifica by Kristen Simmons

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What did you read this month? Did we read any of the same books? Did you find any new favorite books or authors like I did?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Magical Readathon TBR

Happy April lovelies! It’s April first and that means it’s time for the Magical Readathon! If you don’t know what that is, check out G’s video about it here! If you don’t feel like watching that I’m going to quickly sum it up by letting you know that it’s a Harry Potter related readathon where everyone participating will be taking the O.W.L. Exams. Each exam has a prompt to choose a book and each book you read is an O.W.L. completed (which is important for when the N.E.W.T.s come around!) Picking my TBR for this was a challenge for sure, but here’s what I’ve come up with.

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Ancient Runes – Retelling

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Arithmancy – Work written by more than one author

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Astronomy – “Star” in the title

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

Care of Magical Creatures – Land animal on the cover

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Charms – Age line: Read an adult work

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Defense Against the Dark Arts – Reducto: Title starts with an ‘R’

Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Divination – Set in the future

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

Herbology – Plant on the cover

Broken Things by Lauren Oliver

History of Magic – Published at least 10 years ago

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Muggle Studies – Contemporary

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

Potions – Next Ingredient: Sequel

The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco

Transfiguration – Sprayed edges or red cover

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Who else is taking the O.W.L.s this month? Are we reading any of the same books? What career are you aiming for?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Fierce Female Readathon Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! I’m here (again) to share with you my wrap up for the Fierce Female Readathon! This month I and a few others had tons of fun sharing all kinds of fierce females. There was also this readathon! There were five challenges and a group book and two weeks for reading! Here’s how I did.

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Read the group book

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Read a book with girl/female/woman in the title

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (I’m stretching this one a bit)

Read a book written by a woman of color

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

Read a fierce female recommendation from the book community

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Read a nonfiction book written by or featuring a fierce female
OR
read a book based off a woman in history

The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson (not pictured)

Read a book with a fierce female leading a resistance 

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

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These are the books I read for the Fierce Female Readathon. What books did you read?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Don’t forget to use the hashtags #FierceFemaleReadathon #FierceFemaleReadsFebruary and #FierceFemaleFridays and tag Ashley and me in your posts! You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and/or GoodReads to keep up to date with any announcements and see what I’m reading!

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Amanda’s February Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! Happy first day of March! I’m here today to share with you all the books I read this month. I am pretty proud of myself because I managed to read quite a few books in the month of February. I almost read a book a day. I read a total of twenty-five books. I only accomplished this by doing pretty much nothing other than reading, helped by a fair few snowy and rainy days. Let’s break down what I read.

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Physical Books
Sawkill Girls by Clair Legrand
Eldest by Christopher Paolini
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia
A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

eBooks
A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Shienmel
Robbergirl by S.T. Gibson
Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner
Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Air Awakens (series) by Elise Kova
The Dysasters by P.C. and Kristen Cast
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson

Audiobooks
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

As usual, I read mostly eBooks, but I read a fair amount of physical books. Seventeen of these were books that I own. Five of them were ARCs I was  very lucky to receive and three were from my library. I’m super happy about the physical books I read becasue I need to focus more on my physical  TBR list. Let me know below what books and how many you read in the month  of February!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Contemporary-A-Thon Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! As you all know, we just had round four of Contemporaryathon! This wonderful readathon was hosted by Chelsea Dolling ReadsNatasha @ My Reading is OddJulie @ Pens and Pages, and Melanie @ Mel to the Any. This readathon happened on Monday, February 11th through Sunday, February 17th. There were seven challenges prepared for us, and I managed to read six books! Staying on brand, I didn’t really stick to my TBR. I read a few from it, but I added a few too.

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Read the most recent contemporary book you purchased/acquired

The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia

Read a book with blurple (blue or purple lol) on the cover

Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

Read a diverse contemporary (keeping in mind that it is Black History Month!)

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Read a dark/emotional/hard-hitting contemporary

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman (Not pictured)

Read a contemporary that you meant to read in 2018 but didn’t

A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti

Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format 

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (Written in verse, listened to the audio)

Read a contemporary with some sort of picture on the spine

Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

These are all the books I read this week! I even managed to read some of the books that were on my TBR list, its a miracle! What did you read this week? Have you read any of these books? Leave a comment and let me know!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Fierce Female Reads TBR List

Hi, lovelies! I’m here today to share my second TBR list for this month. I’m participating/hosting in Fierce Female Reads February and with that, there is the Fierce Female Readathon. We have come up with a few fun challenges to create TBR’s filled with fierce females.

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Read the group book

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Read a book with girl/female/woman in the title

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

Read a book written by a woman of color

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Read a fierce female recommendation from the book community

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Read a nonfiction book written by or featuring a fierce female
OR
read a book based off a woman in history

The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

Read a book with a fierce female leading a resistance 

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

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These are the books I’m going to be reading for the Fierce Female Readathon. What books are you going to read?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Don’t forget to use the hashtags #FierceFemaleReadathon #FierceFemaleReadsFebruary and #FierceFemaleFridays and tag Ashley and me in your posts! You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and/or GoodReads to keep up to date with any announcements and see what I’m reading!

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