BOOKTUBE-A-THON WRAP UP / 2017

My TBR

1. Read a book with a person on the cover

★★.5

YA/NA, Contemporary

This is the typical cliché YA romance. We follow Jessa, who has a secret crush on her brother’s best friend. One summer he notices her and falls in love with her. They suddenly start a secret romance but they have to hide their relationship from her abusive father and her brother. Kit (the love interest) gets redeployed to Irak and drama ensues. The characters are one dimensional and the story wasn’t very original. If you like a lot of drama you will like this but it wasn’t my cup of tea.

2. Read a hyped book

★★★★★

YA, Contemporary, LGBTQ+

This was an absolute heartbreaking but beautiful story. I fell in love with Adam Silvera’s writing style. His writing style feels authentic to the voice of a teenage boy. He writes beautifully about grief and captures exactly how a human being experiences grief. Grief is messy and Griffin shows you how difficult it is to deal with it. I loved Griffin because he felt realistic. He made a lot of mistakes and screwed up but that’s what humans do, we are not perfect. I loved the way Adam Silvera’s split the chapters up. There were chapters from the past when Griffin started a relationship with Theo and the present when Theo dies and you slowly discover how they ended up broken up and Griffin hanging out with Theo’s new boyfriend. This is a raw and beautiful book and I’ll be definitely reading other books from Adam in the future.

3. Finish a book in one day

★★★.5

YA, Fantasy, Novella

This novella is part of the Remnant Chronicles and sheds some light on an important historical backstory that is often talked about in the series. I really liked this novella, it didn’t wow me but I appreciate learning more about this complex world.

4. Read about a character that is very different from you

I was supposed to read this in the weekend when I came back from Greece but I left immediately for France afterwards so I only read 1/4 of this novella but I plan on continuing it because it was fascinating so far. I love getting some backstory on a villain.

5. Finish a book completely outdoors

★★★★.5

Poetry collection

Absolutely fell in love with her modern poetry. I might go more in depth in a separate review about the poems but I loved them and I will pick up more. The poems hit hard and I loved some more but overall this collection was a win.

6. Read a book you bought because of the cover

★★★

Graphic Novel

I liked the “Stranger Things” vibe I got from this Graphic Novel but I wasn’t blown away by it. The art style stands out the most but the characters felt very unrealistic. These are supposedly 12 year olds but they acts like 18 year olds. I also find it odd that is a graphic novel about girls but the team that created this story consists of men. I don’t think I’ll continue this series honestly.

7. Read 7 books

Obviously did not read 7 book because I unexpectedly left for France right after Greece but I’ll try to read this in August. I am happy with having read 5 books even if I didn’t stick to my original TBR.

I hope your BookTube-A-Thon went well! Tell me in the comments your favorite book you read that week.

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BOOKTUBE-A-THON / TBR 2017

The BookTube-A-Thon runs from the 24th of July till the 30th of July and is organised by Ariel Bissett on YouTube.

Here is my TBR according to the challenges.

The 2017 Reading Challenges:

  1.  Read a book with a person on the cover. 
  2.  Read a hyped book.
     OR

  3. Finish a book in one day. 
  4.  Read about a character that is very different from you.
  5. Finish a book completely outdoors.
       
  6. Read a book you bought because of the cover.
  7. Read seven books.
     OR

Please tell me down below what I should get to ASAP and your most anticipated read for the Booktubeathon! 

Booktube-a-thon wrap up / 2016

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How did I do?

Basically I failed and I was lazy so I didn’t complete all the challenges (oops!). I absolutely loved the reading challenges and the reading sprints but I was out and about a lot so I didn’t get the time to finish everything (and I was lazy).

  1. Read a book with yellow on the cover : Summer Shadows by Joss Stirling ✓ ★★★.75
  2. Read a book only after sunset : Saga #1 by Brian K.Vaughan & Fiona Staples ✓ ★★★★★
  3. Read a book you discovered through booktube : Saga #2 by Brian K.Vaughan & Fiona Staples ✓ ★★★★★
  4. Read a book by one of your favorite favorite authors : The last dance and other stories by Victoria Hislop ✗
  5. Read a book that is older than you ✗ : The robber bridegroom by Brothers Grimm ✗
  6. Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation ✗ : Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone by J.K. Rowling ✗     I started reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire but didn’t finish it and I didn’t watch the movie = complete fail.
  7. Read seven books ✗ : Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover  ✓ ★★★★

Extra

I did read  :

 The Winner’s kiss by Marie Rutkoski : ★★★.5

Saga #3 by Brian K.Vaughan & Fiona Staples : ★★★★.75

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Booktube-a-thon TBR / 2016

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Reading challenges

  1. Read a book with yellow on the cover : Summer Shadows by Joss Stirling
  2. Read a book only after sunset : Saga #1 by Brian K.Vaughan & Fiona Staples
  3. Read a book you discovered through booktube : Saga #2 by Brian K.Vaughan & Fiona Staples
  4. Read a book by one of your favorite favorite authors : The last dance and other stories by Victoria Hislop
  5. Read a book that is older than you : The robber bridegroom by Brothers Grimm
  6. Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation : Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone by J.K. Rowling
  7. Read seven books : Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover 

More :

Twitter

Youtube

Instagram