Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Challenges and Readathons Participation Announcement and Summer TBR

In this post, I wanted to discuss what I will be reading this summer and challenges and readathons that I will be participating in. I will update this list as I find more challenges and readathons to be a part of and as I read more books. 

Paperback Summer Challenge
Paperback Summer is a challenge that is hosted by Reviewed the Book and Suze & Friends. The goal is simple: read as many paperbacks as you can during the months of June, July, and August. There are giveaways associated with this challenge. During the course of the challenge, participants use #paperbacksummer. To join and find out more information about this challenge, please visit this webpage.

I wanted to discuss some of the paperbacks that I currently own and hope to read this summer. Also, I am including books that I am currently reading or have finished in June.

Read-O-Rama is a readathon from June 28th to July 4th. There are 7 challenges:

  1. Read 7 Books
  2. Read a Middle Grade Novel
  3. Read a fantasy book
  4. Read a book with blue on the cover
  5. Re-read a book
  6. Read a book with R-A-M-A in the title and/or authors name (in any order)
  7. Read an e-book
I probably will not finish many of these challenges, but I hope to give it a shot :)

More information can be found at @readorama on Twitter. 

Summer TBR

Finished Books
Currently Reading

To Be Read

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer Biannual Bibliothon and #CrushYourTBR Readathons Challenges and TBR

There are two readathons that I am planning on participating in this week: The Summer Biannual Bibliothon (Sunday, June 21st to Saturday, June 27th) and the #crushyourtbr readathon (All day Friday, June 26th).

The Summer Biannual Bibliothon is hosted by Kelly, Brittni, Emma, Selena, Sierra, Kassie, and Red (links are to their YouTube channels). There is also a YouTube account for this readathon (Biannual Bibliothon) and they can be found on twitter (@BBibliothon).

#crushyourtbr is hosted by Jacquelyn and Raeleen (twitter accounts are linked).  This readathon is usually a 3 day readathon, but it is going to be a 24 hour readathon this go around. More information can be found at either of the twitter pages above or at the official twitter account for the readathon (@CrushYourTBR).

The Summer Biannual Bibliothon has seven challenges, which will be my TBR for the week. Here are the challenges and my associated books:

  • The Group Book
    • Paper Towns by John Green (if I can get it from my library)
  • A re-read a book from your childhood
  • A Companion/Novella/Prequel
  • A genre you've read the least this year - Adult Christian Thriller
  • A book that you Did Not Finish (DNF)
  • A book set in a foreign country (must take place on earth, not in space, or another world, etc.)
  • A book about an issue you're passionate about- Christian Martyrs
Obviously, I will probably not be able to read all of these books throughout the week, but I hope to get through at least 2 of them. I have a busy schedule next week in terms of doing research for my thesis and packing for a big move, so we will see what I can do.

Are you participating in these readathons? If so, what are you planning on reading? Have you read any of the books in my TBR? If so, what did you think of them? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or tweet me (@blog_gal).