#BooktubeAThon Summer 2016 // Read-A-Thons

I cannot believe the #BooktubeAThon is upon us again. This time I even managed to be on vacation for the whole read-a-thon, so I hope to get a lot of reading done.

The BooktubeAThon will start on Monday and go until Sunday (17th – 24th), more information can be found on the designated Youtube channel.
I will not be posting any videos on Youtube, but I just might post some pictures on my Instagram account and I will also be participating in the reading challenges:

IMG_45961. Read a book with yellow on the cover. – More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
I got this book in my Owlcrate over a year ago and I still haven’t read it! This books sounds like a lot of fun and I cannot wait to dive into it!

2. Read a book only after sunset. – Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
This kind of creepy conclusion to the Miss Peregrine’s trilogy has been way too long on my to-read shelf and it seems to fit into this category to read late at night.

3. Read a book you discovered through booktube. – Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
This book is highly popular with the booktube community and since I am reading one Morgan Matson book every month until I have read anything by her since May, this seemed like a perfect opportunity to read this book.

4. Read a book by one of your favorite authors. – The Princess Diaries: Sixsational by Meg Cabot
I have loved Meg Cabot for a long time and during the last BooktubeAThon I read the first book in the Princess Diaries series. It just feels right to continue with the series.

5. Read a book that is older than you. – The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
It was not easy for me to pick a book that I already owned and that was older than 25 years and not a classic. I didn’t find a suitable read for a read-a-thon until this book jumped out at me. We’ll see what I think of this choice.

6. Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation. – Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern
I have wanted to read the book and watch the movie since I have gotten a copy of the book and the movie came out. Although the copy of the book that I have looks big, the whole concept is a mixture of letters, e-mails and notes.

7. Read seven books. – Dengeki Daisy, Vol. 3 by Kyousuke Motomi
Something light and fluffy like a romance shoujo manga is never a bad choice, especially if I want a break from reading books with just letters and get to flip through beautiful drawings and a cutesy story to accompany the art.

I am beyond excited to be participating in the read-a-thon! I haven’t been in a great reading mood for the past few months, it seems, and I just need to get back on track.

Hopefully I will also manage to read all of the seven books. Wish me luck!

Until next time: happy reading! πŸ™‚

July 2016 TBR // Bookish lists

Currently I am trying something new with my TBR’s. I set myself a goal of five books I want to read and if I don’t manage to read all of the set five books, the rest of it goes right to next month’s TBR. At the end of the year I want to read all of the books I challenged myself to read over the months of the year. There are four books which I am taking over from June. I didn’t make a post about my June TBR, but I posted a picture of it on my Instagram account. You can find it here.

IMG_45581. Numbers by Rachel Ward
This book has been on my shelf probably the longest since I started reading and collecting books in the English language. It is time to finally read it!

2. George by Alex Gino
I am very much interested in this story, which is targeted towards more younger readers. I want to see how the topic of a transgender girl very early in her life will play out.

3. The Princess Diaries: Sixsational by Meg Cabot
I read book five last month and I loved being back in Mia’s world. It is time to get more into this series. Also, these books are a lot of fun and very quick to read.

4. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
#MonthofMatson continues. I loved her first two books and am more than exited to read this book. Bucket lists, best friends and first loves: this definitely sounds like my cup of iced tea!

I really hope to read all of these books as well as the books I didn’t get to last month. We’ll see how that will go at the end of the month.

Until next time: happy reading! πŸ™‚

June 2016 Wrap-Up // Bookish lists

I had a lot of fun reading last month. I read most of the books near the end of the month during #TBRTakedown 4.0, but I read nonetheless πŸ˜‰

IMG_45571. The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
I pre-ordered this book to read it as soon as I got it. Then it took me almost two months to read it. That had nothing to do with the book, though, but with a rather long reading slump. I loved the conclusion: the love story, the friendships, the political war strategies!

2. The Princess Diaries: Give Me Five by Meg Cabot
I have missed Mia! It was time for more hilarious and ridiculous problems with the heir of Genovia’s throne! I read this book in two sittings. That’s how much fun these books are! I cannot wait to continue with the series.

3. Bright Minds Empty Souls by Jennae Cecelia
A collection of poetry which was not bad for a first time published author. Although I had quite a few problems with some of the poems, I also found a few gems in between.

4. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
#MonthofMatson continues for me throughout the summer. This book was just perfect in all its ways. Family, friendship, love, sickness and death and a summer house in a small town is all that I needed to love, hate, laugh and cry while reading this book.

5. Summer Days & Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins
I enjoyed reading My True Love Gave To Me, but the summer edition was much better. I loved so many more of the stories and now I need to check out all of these authors and their great stories!

Overall I had a good reading month. I need to read more like I did during the read-a-thon in at least two out of four weeks next month. It just is so much fun and I need to make time for it.

Until next time: happy reading! πŸ™‚

Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR // Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Today’s theme is Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR. Here are the last ten books that I have added to my Goodreads to-read shelf:

a-gentleman-in-the-street-a.rai1. A Gentleman in the Street by Alisha Rai
I saw this book on my feed a few days ago and it got quite a few good ratings. I also haven’t ventured into the Adult Erotica fiction genre yet and I wanted to try it out.

princess-knight-o.tezuka2. Princess Knight, Vol. 1 by Osamu Tezuka
This is said to be one of the first Shoujo manga out there and as I am a fan of Shoujo manga, this is definitely a must-read.

poison-study-m.v.snyder3. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
A prisoner who gets to choose to die or to become a food tester for a commander. How awesome does that sound? It’s also similar to the Throne of Glass series, as far as I have heard, and that is exactly my cup of tea.

ask-me-how-i-got-here-c.heppermann4. Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann
The story of a girl who gets pregnant, decides to get an abortion and the aftermath of this decision, written in verse. I have only read books by Ellen Hopkins that were written in verse and I like this writing style. The YA contemporary fiction genre is also one of my favorites and this book sounds very intriguing.

it's-all-your-fault-p.rudnick5. It’s All Your Fault by Paul Rudnick
A night out lands the main character in jail. This sounds like a fun contemporary and I’m all for it.

how-to-train-your-dragon-c.cowell6. How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
I have seen the animated movie a few years ago and loved it. Although I have heard that the book series is quite a bit different from the movie, I am all for a middle grade series.

devious-minds-k.f.germaine7. Devious Minds by K.F. Germaine
A new adult novel that takes place in university and is about gossip and hot guys. I love to read these books from time to time.

the-nightingale-k.hannah8. The Nightingale Kristin Hannah
I love reading historical fiction, especially in the time of WW II. This is exactly the time that it takes place in and I heard nothing but great things about this book.

the-magicians-l.grossman9. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
It seems like this is a book people either love or hate. It is said to be similar to Harry Potter, although this is an adult fiction. Maybe I get to it some time soon and can make my own opinion about it.

not-if-i-see-you-first-e.lindstrom10. Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
This book sounds simply amazing! A blind girl that doesn’t want to be belittled just because she is blind. Plus a possible love story. This is right up my alley and I cannot wait to get my hands on this book.

Until next time: happy reading! πŸ™‚

Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t // Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Today’s theme is Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t. Here are some of the books that I (sometimes even pre-ordered) wanted to get to, but unfortunately didn’t:

the-wrath-and-the-dawn-r.ahdieh uprooted-n.novik a-court-of-thorns-and-roses-s.j.maas an-ember-in-the-ashes-s.tahir more-happy-than-not-a.silvera

1. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
This book sounds like so much fun with this adventure and romance story and yet I didn’t get to it last year. I definitely have to read it this year; maybe even the sequel.

2. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
I really love fairy tales and this one caught my eye immediately. I want to read it so badly!

3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
That’s a funny one. I had this book even before it came out. I got approved for a netgalley of this book and didn’t get to read it. Then it came out and I got myself a copy and I still haven’t read it. There’s practically no excuse to not read it anymore.

4. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Slaves? Soldiers? A world inspired by Ancient Rome? I really need to read it asap!

5. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
A story that has elements of the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind mixed in with LGBTQ+? Why haven’t I read it yet?

carry-on-r.rowell a-madness-so-discreet-m.mcginnis lair-of-dreams-l.bray stand-off-a.smith library-of-souls-r.riggs

6. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
I wanted to re-read Fangirl before diving into this one and I knew I didn’t have the time to re-read the book and then to read Carry On. It will happen this year. Soon.

7. A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
A historical fiction novel where the main character lives in an asylum sounds not only creepy, but like the perfect read. Have to read it very soon.

8. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
I got this book right when it came out because I loved the previous book in this series, but somehow I didn’t get to it yet.

9. Stand-Off by Andrew Smith
Same as the previous one. I got this book because I loved, loved, loved Winger and I still haven’t read it yet.

10. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
See also above. I have loved the first and second book in this trilogy and I want to know how it ends! It will be on one of my next TBR’s.

I need to find out which book to read first!

Until next time: happy reading! πŸ™‚