Chloe’s Readathon

I have decided to host my own little readathon next weekend to try and cram in some more last minute summer reading before I go back to uni. It will be totally casual but feel free to join me if you’d like!

My readathon will take place from Midnight on Saturday 9th September until 11:59pm on Monday 11th September.

I will post daily updates of my progress here on my blog and I have put together a tenuous TBR which is slightly over ambitious considering that I’m quite a slow reader. We’ll see how well this goes…

1. Siege and Storm – Leigh Bardugo

17415685._UY200_I’m currently reading this and hoping to have finished it before the readathon starts but if I haven’t, this will probably be the first book I’ll want to finish for the readathon. I’m really loving this book so far! The world and characters are incredible. I have about 200 pages left to read but I don’t know how much time I’ll have to read before the readathon starts so we’ll see if I can finish it before or not.

2. Ruin and Rising – Leigh Bardugoruinrisinguk

This is the 3rd and final book in the grisha series and I’m hoping to finish this trilogy before I go back to uni so hopefully I can get this book read during the readathon.

3. The 517Bf26IjpLPrincess Saves Herself In This One – Amanda Lovelace

This is a collection of poetry which I’ve been wanting to read for ages. It’s quite short and seems like a really fast read so I think it will be perfect for a readathon!

4. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas32613366

I’ve been meaning to get to this book for absolutely ages, I’m so excited to read it! I’ve heard nothing but positive reviews and from what I’ve heard, this is a very important and relevant book, so I really hope I can get to it during my readathon!

So those are all the books I’m hoping to get to this weekend. Let me know in the comments if you’re planning on participating and what books are on your TBR. I’d also love to know what you’re currently reading!

Chloe x

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May 2017 TBR

I can’t believe it is May already – 2017 is going by so fast! I’m not sure how much reading I’ll be able to get done – I have exams at the end of the month and I’ve been majorly procrastinating from studying recently so I really need to focus on them. But I will definitely be reading in my revision breaks so hopefully I’ll be able to get through a couple of books.

1. A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J. Maas

23766634This is the 3rd book in Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series and I believe it is the final installment following this set of characters.  It will be released on May 2nd and I cannot wait to get my hands on it! I will definitely be reading this book as soon as my pre-order arrives. I can barely contain my excitement! I love this cast of characters so much and the world is incredible! I won’t say anything about the synopsis to avoid spoilers, but if you haven’t already, you need to pick this series up! Yes I will abandon my responsibilities to read this book ASAP and yes, it will be worth it. Who needs a degree anyway? I just need a Rhysand… 😉

2. When Dimple Met Rishi – Sandhya Menon

28458598I received a copy of this book from NetGalley to review, and I am super excited about it! I’ve been highly anticipating it’s release ever since I first heard about it, so I’m beyond happy to get the opportunity to read it early! This story follows two Indian-American teenagers who’s parents have arranged to be married. The premise sounds super cute, fun and unlike any other YA contemporary I’ve ever read. I can’t wait to pick it up!

3. Goodbye days – Jeff Zentner

31575528This is another book which I received from NetGalley to review. From the premise, this book sounds very heavy and emotional so I don’t imagine it will be an easy read. The story follows a boy named Carter Briggs who loses his three best friends in a care accident, which he blames himself for. I’m intrigued to find out how the author handles this difficult subject and I think this has the potential to be a very impactful and important read.

So those are the three books that I’m planning on reading this month. I would love to know which books are on your TBR for May.

Thanks for reading!

Chloe 🙂 x

April 2017 TBR

So, I’ve decided to start doing monthly TBRs (to be read) and wrap ups on my blog, inspired by Booktube. I think this will be a good way to narrow down my options, as sometimes it can take me days (even weeks) to decide on my next read. I’m also hoping it will motivate me to get a bit more reading done, as I would really like to get my TBR pile down by a considerable amount. That being said, I’m not always the best at following through with plans like this, and I can be a bit of a mood reader at times, so we’ll see how this goes…

I’m going to keep my list quite short this month. I do have a 4 week break from uni coming up, however most of that time will be spent studying because I have exams quite soon afterwards, so I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself to read a load of books.

1. Everything, everything – Nicola Yoon 

Live life in a bubb20170325_235204le? Or risk everything for love?

Maddy is allergic to the world. She hasn’t left her house in seventeen years.

Olly is the boy next door. He’s determined to find a way to reach her.

Everything, everything is about the crazy risks we take for love. 

I’m really excited to read this! It seems like a cute, short, fluffy contemporary that will be easy and fun to read, which is exactly what I need this month! Plus, this book is being turned into a movie so I really want to read it before the film comes out. I also have a friend who really enjoyed this and I trust her opinions, so hopefully it will be good!

2. World After (Penryn and the End of Days #2) – Susan Ee

The survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world.20170325_235113

When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. As Penryn searches the streets of San Francisco looking for her, she’s drawn into  the heart of the angels’ secret plans, where she learns the horrifying extent to which they are willing to go. 

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, but when faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

I recently read Angelfall and really enjoyed it! You can read my review here. The first book was very fast paced and action packed, I was able to fly through it, so I’m hoping that book two will be similar. I can’t wait to revisit this world and I’m really interested to see where Susan Ee takes this series!

3. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

20170325_235139Straight people should have to come out too. The more awkward it is, the better.

Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is – and what he’s looking for.

But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. 

Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal…

I’ve had this book on my TBR pile for ages and I think it’s about time I finally picked it up. Especially since this book is also becoming a movie soon! I’ve seen so many great reviews about this and I think it sounds like something I will definitely enjoy! I’m also really excited about reading more books with LGBTQIA+ main characters as this representation is very much needed.

So those are the three books that I’m currently planning on reading in April. I’d love to know what books you’re planning on reading this month, so feel free to leave a comment below!

Thank you so much for reading my blog, I really appreciate it.

Chloe 🙂 x