This one is a doozy, folks
I want to preface this by saying: I love book blogging. I love being a blogger. I really, truly do. I started doing this for fun, and I never imagined I would ever be paid for it. It’s something I do for myself, and for the small following of people who are kind enough to read my words.
That being said, in my time in the book community (roughly 4-5 years) I’ve noticed a big disparity in the amount of recognition that bloggers get vs. other creators in the community, especially booktube.
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Time to write what is arguably one of the hardest posts to put together, no matter the year. But I have been doing my end of year wrap-ups in this format for three years now, so I’ve got the process down.
These aren’t just my favorite books of the year, but any and all that I thought were worth mentioning (for good, and bad, reasons).
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I’m not the biggest fan of Halloween.
I have nothing against the holiday. You dress up, hang out with friends, and have an all-around good, themed time.
But where I grew up, it wasn’t celebrated as widely as it is in the U.S., and I think that’s part of the reason for my lukewarm feelings towards it. Another reason could be that it’s the last significant barrier to Christmas (the superior holiday). Sure, for us American folks, Thanksgiving is still there but… come on. After Halloween, it’s basically Christmas.
Nevertheless, I wanted to get into the spirit this year! And what better way to do that than with some spooky, atmospheric reads? Grab your popcorn, people. We’ve got witches, vampires, and murder mysteries coming at you.
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It’s no secret that I’m a huge YA contemporary fan.
It’s practically half of my bookshelf. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy other genres: sci-fi, some fantasy, mystery, thriller, the like. Usually, I’ll give anything a try if the blurb really intrigues me. But one genre I aim to avoid at all costs?
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Contemporary books are very much my jam.
Or jelly, if you prefer. That’s why I was so sad when I couldn’t participate in the Contemporary-A-Thon earlier this year because that week was just too manic for me. But this time? Oh, this time, I am not missing out.
This round runs from Monday, September 23rd to Sunday, September 29th. I’ll be away from home for the first couple days of it, but I’m hoping it won’t slow me down too much. If you want more information on it, check out Chelsea’s video! She explains it super well.
Here are the prompts and what I’m hoping to read for each of them.
Continue reading “Contemporary-A-Thon Round 5 TBR | All the Romances”
There are a lot of phenomenal writers out there.
I’ll be honest – it’s kind of hard to keep track of all of them. Sometimes I read a really good book and promise myself that I’ll read from that author. Alas, I oftentimes, never do.
So today, I thought I’d talk about some authors who I want to read more of – or want to give a second try – because if they caught my attention with a couple of their books, I can at least make the effort to check out a few more.
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I am rarely more motivated to read than when I’m doing it for a challenge.
Maybe that’s sad, but it’s honestly the truth. When I’ve got a list of challenges to hit, my brain enters super-drive, and I want nothing more than to sit on my couch with a book in my lap.
This is why readathons are such a magical thing. Pre-determined tasks that allow me to focus my TBR and give me a solid list of things to complete. But they have some downsides, too. So today, I thought I’d go through some of the things I love, and maybe not love, about them.
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As the end of the year approaches, so do the end of year releases!
I feel like I was doing a decent job keeping up with new releases at the beginning of the year but now… I have certainly been overrun.
Nevertheless, time marches on and so must I! I figured I’d compile the books I’m hyped for in the final months of the year, not only for your entertainment, but also for myself to know just how much crying my wallet will be doing. (Hint: it’s a lot).
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It’s been a minute since I did a tag on here.
So I’m here today to do the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag. I love this tag, because it’s a great way to reflect on my reading year so far and look back on all the wonderful (or not so wonderful) books that’ve gone by.
The original creators of this tag are Ely and Chami. Check out their channels!
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My first full month of summer is over.
Which is incredibly unfortunate. But I’m trying not to think about it. Summer’s been so relaxing so far, and some of that definitely comes from the fact that I read so many great books. Let’s get into it!
Continue reading “June 2019 Wrap-Up | Summer Vacay, Two Readathons, and More”