May TBR | Readathin & Tome Topple Round 11

Good evening everyone! I hope you’re doing well on this lovely Tuesday. I can’t believe it’s already Tuesday. I wasted away Monday without even realizing it, but it was needed and nice.

Today I’m going to be getting into my TBR for May. These are going to be the books that I plan on reading for Readathin and Tome Topple.

I ended up filming a very sporadic TBR, but I’ve made changes to that so I have to refilm that one. So my video will be going up later than planned. I plan to have a 24hr reading vlog going up today! Step 1: actually edit it.

But let’s get into my TBR!

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February & Readathin TBR | 2020

Well, good morning everyone! I hope you all have had a wonderful week and now we are looking forward to the weekend!

Today I’m going to discuss my TBR for Readathin. Now, I ended up filming the video for my TBR a few days ago and I’ve finished some of these books already, so you’ll be hearing about them in my wrap up.

So make sure you check out my wrap up when that comes out to see what books I read in January from this list.

So I didn’t post the video, but I decided to change how I’m doing my TBRs. I’m going to go through my new setup, and then go through the Readathin challenges and show you what books I’ve chosen for those! Just be warned, there are a ton of books.

Readathin TBR

So that’s it! If you want to see how these books I mentioned fit into each challenge for Readathin, then go check out my video. Also, don’t forget to comment on either the video or this post letting me know what you plan on reading!

Thanks so much for joining me and I’ll see you all in the next one! Bye!

Readathin Announcement! | Round 11

Hey everyone! How are you all doing? I hope you’re doing well. It’s time to share the challenges for the February 2020 round of Readathin!

So, for those of you that don’t know, things have changed up a bit for Readathin this round and for further notice. I’m, obviously, still hosting Readathin, but joining me this round is Donna from @MomsBookCollection 😁

I’m so excited to be hosting this with her. We host another readathon together that is only held once a year so I’m excited the two of us will be working on this together.

Donna has been around since the beginning and has supported this readathon so much. We have some fun things coming this round!


Readathin is a month long readathon that is held in February, May, August, and November every year. I’ve been doing this for a couple years and its had its ups and downs, but we’re here in 2020 with some nice changes and hopefully Readathin will continue to grow.

The goal for Readathin is to “thin” out your TBRs. The idea sprouted when I was replying to a tweet one day and accidentally typed readathin instead of readathon. Then I made a joke about a readathon and thus Readathin started.

While you can read any books you have on your TBR, the main purpose of the readathon is to read books from your physical TBR (or eTBR since we all know those can get out of hand as well).

During February your goal is to read as many books that you already own as you can! Obviously, don’t force yourself to read more than you’re comfortable with. Take the time to enjoy the books, but also make sure you’re working on your physical TBR.


Readathin has taken the plunge and has joined Instagram! We figured that since we have a photo challenge, it would be more organized to have an Instagram where we can share news and any photos that you all share.

We also have a Twitter, but I will be the first to admit I suck at keeping up with Twitter. So there’s a high likelihood that the Twitter will slowly trickle out. But for now, it’s still there and still going!


Now, onto the thing you all actually care about. The challenges!

There are more challenges than normal, but I want to emphasis that you DON’T HAVE TO DO THEM ALL. Don’t feel overwhelmed. You don’t have to do any of the challenges if you don’t want to.

Feel free to save this template and use it in your Instagram stories to keep track of the challenges you’ve completed.

And here’s the photo challenge!

Feel free to save and share these! If you have any questions on any of these challenges, don’t hesitate to ask! Send one of the hosts a message or one on the Readathin Instagram.

I really hope that you all can join us! It’s going to be a fun time!

Thanks for joining me! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Stop whatever you’re doing and find a mirror or even use the front camera on your phone.

Out loud, tell yourself 5 positive things about yourself. Talk like you’re best friend is having a bad day and you’re trying to make them feel better.

Because you should be your own best friend. You should be the best friend that empowers. Be your own best friend. Be your own rock. You are stuck with you, so accept your flaws and love yourself for them.

See you all soon! Bye!

November Wrap Up | Readathin

Good morning everyone! I hope you had a good week and are enjoying your weekend. Today I’m discussing the books I read in November and how they counted toward Readathin.

First, thank you to everyone who joined! This round wasn’t the best for me, but I hope it went well for you.

So, let’s get into what books I read, the stats, and my rating. If I have a review, I’ll link it. Also, click on the cover of the book and you can purchase the book from my Amazon Associates Link. I will get a small percentage of your purchase and it will only cost you what Amazon is charging for the book. It helps me out and I’ll be eternally grateful!

  • 389 Pages
  • Horror Anthology
  • Published August 2015
  • Dial Books Publishing (under Penguin Random House)
  • Overall Rating: 4 stars
  • *I received a free ebook copy of this book for my full, honest thoughts through Give Me Books Promotions*
  • 272 Pages
  • Adult Romance
  • Published July 2019
  • Book 1 in the Sin City Tales series
  • Published by WBB Press
  • Overall Rating: 3 stars
  • Read Full Review Here
  • *I received a free early release ebook copy of this book for my honest review from Give Me Books Promotions*
  • 280 Pages
  • Adult Romance, M/M
  • Published November 20, 2019
  • Book 2 in the Sin City Tales series
  • Published by WBB Press
  • Overall Rating: DNF
  • Read my full review here to know why I DNFed this.
  • *I received a free ebook copy of this book for my honest review from Give Me Books Promotions*
  • 267 Pages
  • Adult Romance, TW: Assault, mental abuse, dead child (happened before the book starts but is mentioned frequently), anxiety, depression
  • Published on November 9, 2019
  • Independently Published
  • Rating: 5 Stars
  • Read my review here
  • 422 Pages (Audiobook)
  • Psychological Thriller (Not. A. Freaking. Romance. For. The. Love.)
  • Published June 2015
  • Book 1 in the You series
  • Published by Atria/Emily Bestler Books (under Simon and Schuster)
  • Rating: 3.5 Stars (because I’m feeling generous)

So that’s it. Yup. I read 2 books for Readathin. Two. I completed two challenges.

Read a new to you author by reading You by Caroline Kepnes and reading a spooky book I meant to get to in October by reading Slasher Girls and Monster Boys.

Like I said, I hope you all had a better reading month than me. Just a warning, December won’t be much better. Christmas romance movies have taken over my December 😂

Comment with your favorite read of November! I’ll definitely see you all, well, tomorrow with another announcement post! I have an announcment, then a TBR, the another announcement planned! So be ready to mark your calendars!

See you all then! Task for today: smile at someone. Many someone’s. You don’t need a reason. When you walk by someone, just give them a smile and if you’re feeling ambitious, tell them to have a wonderful day or holiday. It could mean more to someone than you’ll ever know. And it’ll help you. Even faking it until you make it can help when it comes to your mood.

I am giving you this task (and I hope to continue to do this, giving you all tasks to do that day to make your life brighter, happier, and more productive) because this morning when i was getting ready to leave work, I was in a horrible mood. I don’t know what happened. My mood just plummeted after my last break. To the point where my best friend asked if I was mad at him and another friend asked what was wrong. I don’t want to be that person. When I’m having a bad day, I don’t want other people to think it’s their fault or that I’m mad at them for something.

So smile today. Tell people to have a wonderful day and holiday. It could mean a lot. A coworker from another shift who I barely know and don’t talk to often asked me where something was supposed to go. After I told her, she looked me dead in the eyes and told me that I had beautiful eyes. I couldn’t help but to smile. It’s the little things that can make all the difference in someone’s day. Be that brightness for someone, even if that someone is yourself. Smile at yourself in the mirror this morning.

I appreciate you all and hope you have a wonderful day today.

Mid-Month Check-in | November 2019

Good evening everyone! I’m sorry this post is going up so late in the day. I’ve been really busy lately. Aka I haven’t been managing my time well. But here we are. Let’s talk about the books I’ve already read this month, whether they count for Readathin or not, the books I’m currently reading, and the rest of the books on my TBR.

My Buzzwordathon TBR will be going up with weekend, so I won’t be talking about those books, but let’s talk about everything else!

Remember, all the covers are linked to the Amazon page through my Amazon Associates links. You can click the link, buy the books and anything else you wanted, and I’ll get a portion of the proceeds for sending you there. It’s an affiliate link and I would be eternally grateful if you used it! Thanks in advance!

Books I’ve Finished

I got this book from Entangled Publishing for my honest review. Thank you so much Entangled Teen for sending me this book.

I did review it and you can check out that review here.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I do hope that you check it out!

Stats

Pub Year: 2019
Page Count: 400
Genre: Romance
Age Range: Young Adult
Location: California, United States
Rating: 5 stars

This was actually one of my favorite anthologies I’ve read. I plan on reading more anthologies for my “Learning My Reading Preferences” series I’m doing.

But I liked more of these stories than ones I didn’t like. Which is always a good thing. Normally it’s a mix of both ones I like and ones I don’t. But this one was a nice collection of ones I liked. There were a couple I didn’t like, for example a zombie one, but that’s because I don’t care for zombies in general.

Pub Year: 2015
Page Count: 400
Genre: Horror, Short Stories
Age Range: Young Adult
Location: N/A
Rating: 4 Stars

I got this book from Give Me Books Promotions to review for the release of the second book in this series, Exquisitely Hidden.

Unfortunately I couldn’t connect with this book. I couldn’t root for the relationship and I just wasn’t into the story. I’m excited to read the sequel, though. It follows two characters I’m really interested in the story of.

Pub Year: June 2019
Page Count: 272
Genre: Romance
Age Range: Adult
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Rating: 3 Stars

I got this book from Give Me Books Promotions to read and review for its release.

You can read my full thoughts in my release blitz post here.

I loved this book so much. It was hot, steamy, and relatable. These characters are so wonderful. I love them and wish I had more of them.

Pub Year: Nov 11, 2019
Page Count: 267
Genre: Romance
Age Range: Adult
Location: United Kingdom
Rating: 5 Stars

Books I’m Currently Reading

Books Left on My TBR

This book is free on Kindle Unlimited

I have more on my TBR but these are priority. So I’m going to be working on those first.

Thank you so much for joining me. Let me know in the comments what books you’ve finished so far this month.

In relation to how these fit with Readathin, You and Slasher Girls and Monster Boys will count. That’s about it. Oh, and The Elite. I hope to get more read throughout the month, but we’ll see since we’re already half done.

Again, thanks so much for joining and I’ll see you all in the next one.

November TBR | Readathin

Good morning everyone! I’m back again. I’ve left and returned more times that any of us can count so I’m not going to bother with a reintroduction.

But I did move all of my lifestyle stuff over to my other blog/website so make sure you go check that out!

Click here to go to my Lifestyle Blog.

So this TBR will be for just Readathin. It won’t be counting Buzzwordathon, but that’s going to be in there as well.

On top of Readathin, I have been hosting another readathon called StackedBySeason. The goal for this one is to read 24 hours worth of reading in 4 days.

So let’s just get into this.

ARCs

Readathin

So that’s it for now! Let me know in the comments what you’re reading in November. I hope you’re joining into Readathin.

I will definitely see you all in the next one! Bye!