#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™‚

#TBRTakedown 4.0 // Read-A-Thons

Since I have been absent for way too long, I thought the announcement of a read-a-thon I will be participating in, would be fun! πŸ˜€

I have been fond of Shannon over at leaninglights on Youtube (my posts for the past read-a-thons can be found here, here and here).

This time around the read-a-thon starts today, on Monday and ends on Sunday (20th – 26th). The announcement video as well as the challenges be found here. As always I am very excited to participate in a read-a-thon, especially after kind of a slumpy reading phase I did have the last couple of months.

IMG_44961. TBR over a year – Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
I have bought all of the available books by Morgan Matson last year or the year before that and I wanted to read all of them during the summer time. Of course that never happened. This year I’m all for it, though, and I’m quite excited to read more of her work!

2. Sequel – The Princess Diaries: Give Me Five by Meg Cabot
I have been loving this series so far and I’ve only read book four at the beginning of the year. Now it’s really time to continue to laugh and read!

3. First book in a series – The Wrath & the Dawn by RenΓ©e Ahdieh
I have bought this book almost immediately as it was released. I was so intrigued by the premise; I loved the 1001 Nights stories as a child and I couldn’t pass up this retelling. Now that the second and last book in the series is out, I am ready to dive into this world!

4. Out of comfort zone – Bright Minds, Empty Souls by Jennae Cecelia
I love poetry, unfortunately I don’t read enough of it. Like, at all. It does seem a bit intimidating, but I’m all for it and I hope to enjoy it!

5. Most recent book haul – Summer Days & Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins
I have already loved this collection of twelve Christmas love stories. Now there is a new collection out for the summer and I just had to have it. I’d like to get into the summery mood and this book seems like the perfect fit!

I am off work today and tomorrow as I got my remaining wisdom teeth removed just an hour ago, so we’ll see how much I’ll manage to read in the next few days. Also, I have to work from Wednesday to Friday. I hope to read ALL OF THE BOOKS until Sunday.

As always, I will be posting my wrap-up by the end of the read-a-thon.

Until next time: happy reading! πŸ™‚

#TBRTakedown 3.0 // Read-A-Thons

Another year, another read-a-thon. I really enjoyed the first two read-a-thons of this kind that were also hosted by Shannon over at leaninglights on Youtube (my posts for the past read-a-thons can be found here and here).

This time around the read-a-thon starts on Monday and ends on Sunday (4th – 10th). The announcement video as well as the challenges be found here. As always I am very excited to participate in a read-a-thon, especially one with reading challenges. They seem to be a lot of fun.

#TBRTakedown 3.01. A book from the most recent haul. – Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
This is not a book from my most recent haul, but from the one before; I am still counting this book for this challenge. It is from a recent haul, after all. Also, I am excited to read this book. After a few disappointments by CoHo and a very satisfactory read, I hope that this one will surprise me in a positive way.

2. A book that has been on my TBR shelf over a year (or the longest). – Tape by Steve Camden
I still have the receipt from when I bought this book. It’s from the end of March of 2014. That’s definitely a long time this book has been on my shelf and I had it already as an option in a few read-a-thons and also monthly TBR’s, but I never managed to pick it up. Now is the time for it!

3. A book outside my comfort zone (genre, content, etc.) – Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
This one definitely counts not only for genre (classic!), but also for content (older man ‘in love’ with a child). I wanted to read this book for years and finally got it some time last year and I still haven’t picked it up. As with the previous book: now is the time to read it.

4. A first book in a series. – The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel
The second and last book in the duology came out recently and I heard quite a few great things about this duology. Since I am a sucker for YA dystopian fiction, I knew I had to pick it up. I also got it for very cheap on my Kindle, so that’s a bonus, I guess.

5. Complete a series/read a sequel in a series. – Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
As I already mentioned in my TBR yesterday, I had this companion trilogy for over a year and have read the first two books in 2015 and now I need some happy fluffy romance and read this book.

6. Read a FIRE color book (i.e. shades of red, pink, purple, lilac, burgundy; lucky colors for 2016!). – Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
I got this book in the Illumicrate subscription box and I heard only fantastic things about it. I have also just started watching The Man in the High Castle and this seems to be similar to that story. I love reading historical fiction, especially around the time of World War II and this story comes with a twist. I’m quite excited about it.

7. Read a non-novel item (poem, verse, novella, short story, etc.) – Fruits Basket, Vol. 3 by Natsuki Takaya
I have just read Volume 2 of this series and I cannot wait to continue with it. It’s so much fun to read: there are a lot of laugh-out-loud-moments, always situations where I tear up as well as the mystery involved. This makes for a perfect shoujo read.

I have to work fulltime Monday to Friday, but I hope to get a lot of reading done before and after work. Other than work I have not much planned so far. It is doable, but we’ll see how it goes.

As always, I will be posting my wrap-up by the end of the read-a-thon.

Until next time: happy reading! πŸ™‚

The Next Five Books #1 // Bookish lists

It is time to show you what I plan to read. Although I do love monthly TBR’s, I rarely stick to them in its entirety and it stresses me out if I am still on book two of my monthly TBR at the end of the month and have five more books to go. So I wanted to try out something different. This is not an idea I came up with. I saw this on BookRatMisty’s Youtube channel and knew I had to try it out (I have her approval to do my own blog version of it, I asked ;)). This means I am going to show you five books that I want to read and as soon as I’ve read all of them there will be a wrap-up and then there will be a new TBR. This could lead to more productive reading time and more productive blogging time as well. So here goes my first list for the next five books I want to read:

January 2016 TBR1. Cress by Marissa Meyer
I started this book in the beginning of November and I’m still only about 100 pages into the story. I got into a reading slump and put the book down for now. It is time to continue with it as I really enjoy this series and Cress seems to be quite an interesting character so far.

2. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
My sister got me all of the companion novels for Christmas 2014. I have read the first two books last year and it is time to finally read this novel.

3. Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott
I don’t know much about this book. I think it is historical fiction and Da Vinci’s a character in it, but that’s about all I know about this novel. I got in my December OwlCrate and I have to read it, otherwise there’s no use in getting a subscription box if I don’t read the book included.

4. Mia Goes Fourth by Meg Cabot
I miss Mia Thermopolis and her family and her friends. It has been too long since I’ve read the previous book and I need to continue with this hilariously funny series.

5. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
This book has gotten quite a few mixed reviews. Either people love it or they hate it. There seems to be no middle ground to it. This book has been on my shelf for far too long and as the sequel comes out pretty soon, I have to get to it and maybe get to the sequel as well.

We’ll see how long it will take me to finish these books.

Until next time: happy reading! πŸ™‚