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Spook-a-thon TBR

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October is here, and I have yet to read any of the spooky books I wanted to read. In order to try to fix this, I’m joining the Spook-a-thon from October 16th (today) to the 22nd. It’s hosted by BooksandLaLa Bookerly and Paige’s Pages.

Challenge 1: Read a thriller

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A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena. I have no idea what it is about, but it’s the group book for this read-a-thon. I put it on hold at my library, and it still hasn’t come in yet. Hopefully I will have it in time to finish it, because I really wanted to follow the group book for once. This is supposed to have 305 pages.

Challenge 2: Read a book with a spooky word in the title

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Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan. My spooky word here is killing. Apparently a group of students accidentally kill their English teacher. It sounds like a good time. This is 222 pages.

Challenge 3: Read a book based on a childhood fear

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Summer of Fear by Lois Duncan. A girl’s family takes in a cousin, and she’s sure her cousin is a witch. This might seem odd since I now love books about witches and magic, but I was terrified of witches when I was younger. I would constantly have nightmares about a witch getting her cauldron ready to eat me. Whenever I woke up from these dreams, I would be convinced she was in the corner of my room. So I would always lay very still, and never open my eyes. I guess hoping she wouldn’t notice me? I’m not sure, but I think that I was scared if I got out of bed to tell my parents that meant she would get me. This book is 226 pages.

Challenge 4: Read a book with orange on the cover

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Little Deaths by Emma Flint. This is a historical thriller that I think will be interesting. It’s about a woman who’s two kids are murdered, and that’s all I know really. This is the closest thing I could find that fit kind of. It’s more of a red in person, but we could call it blood orange for the sake of the challenge.

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But it’s fine honestly. This is 304 pages.

Challenge 5: Read a book that has a spooky setting

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Bird Box by Josh Malerman. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book. This is a book set in a world where if you look at this monster you go mad. I think. Which is a pretty scary place to be. This is 262 pages.

In total that adds up to 1,319 pages. I hope since this is five books instead of the usual seven I will get to them all. 

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The Reading Quest TBR

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Nicole: 

Two weeks ago Booktube-A-Thon ended. It’s the first Read-A-Thon I’d done in a long time, and I had a lot of fun doing it even if I didn’t do a lot of what I set out to do. I came away from it vowing to do another one as soon as I could, and luckily, this one popped up soon after. ReadatMidnight is hosting this really creative video game based challenge. I’ve picked the mage path to do first since I love magic, and I’ve even managed to convince Isis to join in.

A book with a one word title:

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I picked Serpentine by Cindy Pon for this challenge. I’ve been meaning to read this one for a while, but I’ve never been able to get it before. It’s inspired by Chinese mythology, and is 274 pages long.

A book that contains magic:

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I’ve put this book off for so long that it is ridiculous. It’s about this girl who raises her brother from the dead, and it’s 406 pages.

A book based on mythology:

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I meant to read this during the booktube-a-thon, but it didn’t end up happening. It’s 312 pages.

A book set in a different world:

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This book takes place in a portal world that I think involves fairies. I don’t know much about it to be honest. It’s 394 pages.

The first book in a series:

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I’ve been so nervous to start this book since it’s a bit bigger, but I think it’s time. Set in the 1920s, it involves the occult and serial killers. It’s 578 pages.

All in all that’s 1,964 pages. There’s extra challenges and I could go through the other paths too, but I will be mainly focusing on these five. If I read more that’s cool, but nothing I’m focusing on right now.

Isis:

I chose to play as the Bard just ’cause he’s the cutest. These are the books I chose for each category:

 

A book that has a tv/book adaption:

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (205 pages). I’ve heard a lot about this book, mostly that it’s sad. I’m hoping it’s not too sad though. 

A fairy tale retellings:

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A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn (371 pages). I don’t know why I bought this book, but I’m guessing it happened during the time I was obsessed with Beastly by the same author. This is a Sleeping Beauty retelling. 

A book cover with striking typography:

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Fat Angie by E. E. Charlton-Trujillo (263 pages). This one has great typography, the words of the title create the shape of the MC. All I know is that this book is gay, so I’m excited. 

A book translated from another language:

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After the Quake by Haruki Murakami (147 pages). I don’t know what this one’s about but I’ve heard good things about the author. 

A banned book: 

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The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (214 pages). I’ve wanted to read this since I read Perks of Being a Wallflower. I hope I end up loving it. 

In total I’m hoping to read 1,200 pages.

 

BookTube-A-Thon TBR 2017

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From today until July 30th is the BookTube-A-Thon, and I’ve decided to try it this year since I’m fifteen books behind according to goodreads. I feel like I’m already failing since it is almost 2 P.M. where I am and I haven’t started reading at all. Hopefully I can catch up to everyone who started reading at midnight. Here’s the books I plan to read this week:

Challenge #1: Read a book with a person on the cover

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Iron Cast by Destiny Soria. Set in the 1900s, two girls who can create illusions through their magical art try and fail at trying to con their city’s elite. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while, so I’m excited to finally get to it. It’s 376 pages.

Challenge #2: Read a hyped book

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The third book in the Percy Jackson series, The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan. I’ve wanting to continue this series for a while, and what’s more hyped than Percy Jackson? This is 312 pages.

Challenge #3: Finish a book in one day

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The third book in the Saxby Smart, Private Detective series. I had meant to finish and review this before the read-a-thon started, but oh well. The best laid plans and all that. This is 224 pages.

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

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I feel like this is a weird attempt to say read a diverse book, but I’ve seen people decide to go with animal protagonists and outgoing characters for this. Anyway, I choose The Land by Mildred D. Taylor. In post-Civil War Georgia, Paul-Edward Logan struggles with being biracial. He dreams of owning a piece of land. This is 369 pages.

Challenge #5: Read a book completely outdoors

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I’m gonna make this as easy as possible for myself and start my reread of the Saga books. This is 160 pages.

Challenge #6: Read a book you bought because of the cover

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Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells. The cover combined with the title caught my attention when browsing the shelves of Barnes and Noble, and I knew I had to find out what it was about. In a world where magic is a drug, a patrol cop finds herself in trouble as she shoots the lead snitch in a crucial case. This is 385 pages. 

Challenge #7: Read seven books

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For my last book I knew I had to pick this one up. My mom raved about it after she finished this middle grade mystery in two days. Something she never does. This is 288 pages.

So that is my TBR for this week. It adds up to a total of 2,114 pages. Very intimidating but I’m really hoping to get to all of them. Throughout the week I will be doing update posts, but for now, I’m going to get to reading.