Friday, August 28, 2015

BookTube-A-Thon 2015 Results

This year’s BookTube-a-Thon was a much bigger success than last year for me! I managed to complete all the goals and read some more after too! Here’s a look at what I read.

1. Book by an author who shares the same first letter as your last name
Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

2. A book with blue on the cover
 Armada by Ernest Cline

3. Read a book without putting it down

 Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour

4. Someone else’s favourite book
 Animal Farm by George Orwell

5. Read 7 Books
 Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas

6. Read last book you acquired

Criminal London by Tom Hollington

7. Read a book you want to read
 Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

Bonus Books
 The Age of Earthquakes by Douglas Coupland

Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger (started but not finished)

I’m so happy I managed to complete all the challenges (especially without doubling up, though I see nothing wrong with that!). I’m even happier I read a small bit more too than needed, I felt like I really needed that to get back into the mood of reading. Reviews to follow once I catch up on previous months!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BookTube-a-Thon 2015! Challenges and TBR

Hello! Yes, I have an awful lot to catch up on, a lot has happened in my life and not having a properly functioning laptop doesn’t make things easier! However, that’s for another post, this one is all about BookTube-a-Thon!

This is the 3rd year for the readathon, which is run by Ariel Bissett and involves a ton of other booktube hosts. There are reading challenges, Twitter sprints, video challenges. You can try to do them all or you can just pick and choose. I fully completed the readathon year one (links here) and didn’t do so great last year (links here), however I am SUPER excited and ready to go! And I love that Sharon, Roisin, Chloe and Paula are all involved, it makes it so much more interesting and fun having all these friends involved too.

Now for the challenges. There are 7 for the week and after each one I’ll say that I think I’ll read to cover that challenge.

1. A book with blue on the cover


Easy enough challenge! I’m going with a book I’ve actually already started but I don’t want to leave it hanging. It’s Armada by Ernest Cline, I really enjoyed his first book Ready Player One so I’m hoping to enjoy this book too, which has a similar theme where the real world and the world of gaming collide.




2. A book by an author who shares same first letter as your last name

carrot cake

I really wanted to do one with my full initials, as it’s part of the year long Pop Sugar reading challenge I’m doing, but I can’t find the list of names I had come across before so instead I’m going for Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke, as it’s been ages since I’ve read any of this series and it’ll be a very quick read as well.




3. Someone else’s favourite book

animal farm

I’m going to go with Ariel’s favourite book, Animal Farm by George Orwell, mainly because I was planning on reading it anyway this read as part of that Pop Sugar challenge! I just need to get my hands on a copy.






4. The last book you acquired

criminal london

Had my sister remembered to bring Lena Dunham’s book down, it would be that one. Instead it’s Criminal London by Tom Hollington, a book I picked up in York at the beginning of the week. I barely had room in my suitcase but I read a few pages and it fascinated me. It is set out like a tourist guide book, with walks and stuff, so it’ll be good to plan some things to do in London next time I’m there!




5. Finish a book without letting go

scott pilgrim

The hardest of all the challenges! Read a book from start to finish without letting go of it. You can stop reading it as long as it’s still in your hands! This’ll be interesting anyway, I hope it comes into the library on time for me otherwise I might struggle with this one! Plus I’m dying to finish the Scott Pilgrim series too.




6. A book you really want to read

only ever yours

I’ve been dying to read Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill for a while now, I bought the book a few months ago but haven’t got around to it. I just hope I can find it in one of the boxes!





7. Read 7 books

heir of fire

While you can double or triple up on challenges to complete them, the beauty of having one for each challenge means you’ll complete THIS challenge, read 7 books. I’m going to read the next book in the Throne of Glass series, Heir of Fire, by Sarah J Maas.





And that’s it for now! Of course, these will most likely change about, depending on how my week goes (like the books I’m relying on getting from the library coming in on time) but I hope I can still get the challenges all completed even if the books change around.

The BookTube-a-Thon starts at midnight of whatever time zone you’re in, so not long to go here in Ireland! There’s still time to join too and have fun.

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