Blogtober Day One: Amanda’s Bookeyman-A-Thon TBR

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Hi, lovelies! I’m here today to say Happy October! It’s the prime time of the spooky season and I’m so excited to be participating in a Spooktober readathon that is hosted by two of my favorite bookish friends, Alana @ The Bookish Chick & Books in the Skye. I shall leave the link to the twitter thread with all of the info here. I have chosen Team Clan because fifteen-year-old me would never let me choose anything other than the Vampires. There are a few challenges that I will list below with my chosen books. The Bookeyman-A-Thon will be going on for the whole month of Spooktober. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some spooky books.

Read the Group Book:

Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Read a book you’ve been dying to sink your teeth into – Read a backlist book:

This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

You need to feed and all you see is blood – Read a book with a red cover:

Check, Please! Book 1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

Make your immortality count and become well known – Read a book with over 15,000 ratings on GoodReads:

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Sunrise Challenge: You need to avoid the sunlight – Read a book only at night:

The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro

I’m beyond excited for these prompts and the books I’ve chosen to read for this readathon. Tell me in the comments about what you’re planning to read for the spookiest month of the year!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s ContemporaryAThon Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! I loosely participated in this round of Contemporaryathon. I say loosely because I was (and still am) on vacation, visiting with some friends and family. So, I didn’t really plan to read every book on my TBR list, but I did want to have options. Let’s get into what I managed to read this week and what challenges I completed.

Read a 2019 release

The Liars of Mariposa Island by Jennifer Mathieu

Read a contemporary with yellow on the cover

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Read a diverse contemporary (aim for something outside of your own experience)

Moonstruck Vol. 2: Some Enchanted Evening by Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle

Read a contemporary that is beloved by a member of the book community (and shout out the creator!)

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Shout Out: Rocky @ Blonde With a Book

I read about three and a half of the challenges this round (I’m not quite done with The Liars of Mariposa Island. Though I didn’t manage to read a ton, I had fun with the prompts this round. Have you managed to read books from your physical TBR like I did for this one? Let me know below!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Contemporary-A-Thon TBR

Hi, lovelies! Who is excited for Contemporaryathon?! I certainly am. I’m loving mystery/thrillers and spooky reads right now, so I tried to incorporate as many of those as I could into my TBR for this readathon.

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Read a 2019 release

The Liars of Mariposa Island by Jennifer Mathieu

Read a contemporary with yellow on the cover

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Read a diverse contemporary (aim for something outside of your own experience)

Moonstruck Vol. 2: Some Enchanted Evening by Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle

Read a contemporary with an illustrated cover

Everything All at Once by Katrina Leno

Read a dark or hard-hitting contemporary

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Read a contemporary with plants on the cover

A Million Junes by Emily Henry

Read a contemporary that is beloved by a member of the book community (and shout out the creator!)

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Shout Out: Rocky @ Blonde With a Book

What are you going to be reading for this readathon? Have you read any of these books? Let me know below!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Zodiacathon Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! Let’s talk about how I did for the Zodiacathon! I have all the information for this readathon on my TBR post, so if you want to know more, feel free to check that out. Today I’m just going to go over what the challenges were and what I managed to read for each of them. Let’s get into it!

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Moon Sign: Capricorn

Buddy read a book with someone (there’s ten of us!) who shares your moon sign.

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

Capricorn: Read a magical realism/speculative fiction book.

Moonstruck Volume One: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, & Kate Leth

Sun Sign: Leo

Leo: Read a library book.

Let’s Call It a Doomsday by Katie Henry

Rising Sign: Gemini

Gemini: Read a sequel.

Sadly, I failed this challenge. I didn’t manage to read a sequel.

I managed to read four books (I also read The Disasters by M.K. England) and completed three of the four reading prompts based on my zodiac information. I adored all four books that I read between the 4th and the 8th which is amazing. Did you participate in Zodiacathon? What did you read? Let me know in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Zodiac-A-Thon TBR

Hi, lovelies! This month I’m sticking to one short readathon for September. August was a little overwhelming with all the group reading I did. So I want to take it easy and do some mood reading before the spooky readathons start. This round of the Zodiacathon will start today, September 4th, and end on September 8th. Just a short four days! For the challenges, there are prompts for everyone’s sun, moon, and rising signs.

Moon Sign: Capricorn

Buddy read a book with someone (there’s ten of us!) who shares your moon sign.

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

Capricorn: Read a magical realism/speculative fiction book.

Moonstruck Volume One: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, & Kate Leth

Sun Sign: Leo

Leo: Read a library book.

Let’s Call It a Doomsday by Katie Henry

Rising Sign: Gemini

Gemini: Read a sequel.

These Divided Shores by Sara Raasch

I’m excited to read these ones! What are you planning to read this month? Let me know in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Mythathon TBR

Hi, lovelies! Yes, I am here with another TBR post today. There are just so many good readathons happening this month! So this particular readathon is called Myth-A-Thon and it’s hosted by the always wonderful Jesse from Bowties & Books. This is a month-long readathon with four different teams. Each captain has been cast as a mythic God and associated with the four elements. I’ve chosen to be on Team Hades – Fire because I am a Leo and it is Leo season and also I love Hades a lot. So this was the perfect team for me. There are a few challenges for this months reading so let’s get to it!

Hades is the God of flame: Read a hotly anticipated book

How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

Hades famously possesses an invisible cap: Read a book about a protagonist who is invisible to society

The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes

Hades also owns a chair of forgetfulness: Read a book you’ve been shelving for far too long 

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Hades collects subjects for his kingdom and won’t let them leave: Read a book where the main characters must escape an immoral rule

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

Read the group book

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
I’ve already read this so I’m going to read another BATB retelling:
Beastly by Alex Flinn

This is what I’ve come up with for Myth-A-Thon! I’ve tried to mix a few books here and there from my two other TBR lists so that I can manage to share books for all the different challenges I’m going to attempt to complete this month. Let me know what you’ll be reading this August below!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Disney Read-A-Thon TBR

Hi, lovelies! I’m back again with another TBR post. I’m participating in the Disney Read-A-Thon and I’ve chosen to be on Team Lion King! This is another month-long readathon. You can find all of the information for it on this twitter thread here! There are a few prompts for each team and a map to follow as well! I will be trying to complete my teams prompts first; then I will see how many of the other team’s challenges I can get to!

Simba: Read a book featuring a male protagonist

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Mufasa: Read a book featuring war and politics

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

Nala: Read an adult romance

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Scar: Read a book – in one day – that will push your emotions over the edge

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

Timon: Read the group book

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Special Ability: Pumbaa will take all your worries away! You don’t have to have a fixed TBR and can choose to change books at any time.

These are the books I will be trying to read in August! What will you be reading this month?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s BiblioGames Wrap Up

Hi lovelies. June has come to an end and we are officially in the second half of 2019! Where has the year gone? Today I’m sharing with you the things I planned to (and successfully) read in the month of June. Check out my TBR post here to get all the details on the BiblioGames. I read a total of 13,096 pages in the month of June (which includes the 50 bous pages I got for each TBR challenge I completed). Without further delay, here is what I read for this readathon in June.

Main Classes

Homeroom – Group Book

Vicious and Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

Gym – A Book in Format You don’t Typically Read

Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau

Lunch – A Book with a Satisfying Ending

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Super Villain Classes

Mad Science – Science Fiction Book

Record of a Space Born Few by Becky Chambers

Archery 101 – A Book with Badass Main Character

Vortex Visions by Elise Kova

Wold Domination – Buddy Read with a Team Member

Roar by Cora Carmack

What did you read in June? Did you participate in the BiblioGames?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Litha Witch-A-Thon Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! The Litha Witchathon has ended and now we’re here to talk about the books that were completed over the last week. See my TBR post for all the details about Witch-A-Thon if you missed that!

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These are the challenges  I completed for this round of the readathon!

Trees are green and full again, pick a book that has a lot to do with trees (setting, cover, theme.)

Girls of July by Alex Flinn

The sun is full and bright, pick a book with yellow on the cover.

The Devil’s Thief  by Lisa Maxwell

It’s summer break for school-goers, choose a book that takes place during summer vacation.

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

Read our group book.

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

These are the challenges that  I did not manage to finish during the readathon. 

Litha is the peak of Life and Warmth in the wheel, pick a book that promises to be a feel-good read!

The Red Scrolls of Magic  by  Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu

(I managed to read just over 50% of this book, but sadly didn’t complete it.)

It’s hot! Take a picture or video of you reading by the pool.

It rained all week, so there was no chance for me to go to the pool. But I’m headed there today with my book and the kiddo to get some swimming and some sunshine!

Let me know how you did with this round of the  Witch-A-Thon!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Litha Witch-A-Thon TBR

Hi, lovelies! I’m here today to share with you my TBR for the wonderful Witch-A-Thon hosted by  Rihannon over at Crescent Moon Reads. They were kind enough to start this readathon and continue it through the seasons. This will be my first time participating and I’m excited to get reading! For all the information on the readathon check out this twitter thread. This runs from the 14th to the 21st and I can’t wait to start.

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Litha is the peak of Life and Warmth in the wheel, pick a book that promises to be a feel-good read!

The Red Scrolls of Magic  by  Cassandra Clare and Wesley  Chu

Trees are green and full again, pick a book that has a lot to do with trees (setting, cover, theme.)

Girls of July by Alex Flinn

The sun is full and bright, pick a book with yellow on the cover.

The Devil’s Thief  by Lisa Maxwell

Though Light is at full mast, every day after the solstice brings us closer to the dark, pick a book that deals with the dynamics of good vs evil.

Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard

It’s hot! Take a picture or video of you reading by the pool.

I will be at the pool often this summer but I don’t know that ill get to read much with a toddler to chase around.

It’s summer break for school-goers, choose a book that takes place during summer vacation.

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

Read our group book.

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

What are you planning to read for the Witch-A-Thon? Let me know below!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Asian Readathon TBR

Hi, lovelies! This month there is a  wonderful readathon hosted by one of the funniest booktubers out there, Cindy. Find her channel here. She has come up with this readthon to read and celebrate books written by Asian authors and about Asian characters. Check out her announcement video here. There are a few prompts to help choose books and I am going to do my best to fulfill them. Check out this awesome google document that the hosts have put together with book suggestions.

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Read any book by an Asian author

Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi

Read a graphic novel featuring an Asian character or  written/drawn  by an Asian author

The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco

I don’t read graphic novels so I’m just going to choose a book that is written by an Asian author that features an Asian character.

Read a book featuring an intersectional Asian character or written by an intersectional Asian identity

The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig

Read a book by an Asian author that was originally written in their native language

Go by Kazuki Kaneshiro

Read the group book

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh

Will you be participating in the Asian Readathon? Let me know what you’re reading in May below!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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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 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 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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