Books I NEED To Read in 2019

So, it is 2019. A whole new year for reading resolutions and getting all the reading done. This year I plan to read more than I ever have. After having such a good reading year last year, I think I can do it again this year. While thinking about the books I wanted to finally read off my bookshelf I thought about some of the books I’ve had on my shelf the longest. With that being said this idea popped into my head. Since the year 2013, I was going to find a book each year that I haven’t read up until 2017. And I made a video with that list!

 

 

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Chipotle Book Tag

If you would ask me what are my favorite things in life I would be able to answer that question in a heartbeat! Chipotle and books. So since I love these two items so much and talk about them consistently my mind had this amazing idea the other night. Let’s combine Chipotle and books and make a book tag about it. And ladies and gentlemen that is what I did!

Here are the questions to the tag. Feel free to add or subtract questions based on your Chipotle order. Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button since I’m so close to 1,400 subscribers and I will be doing a holiday giveaway soon!

Questions:

1. Rice: What book is the foundation of your reading?
2. Meat: A book that has a lot to offer?
3. Veggies: A book that is just there/alright.
4. Salsa: A book that has spiced up your life?
5. Cheese: A good wholesome book.
6. Lettuce: A light quick read.
7. Hot sauce: A book that is terrifyingly spooky and hot.
8. Chips and Salsa: A book that you could snack on forever.

 

October Wrap Up

Ah, the month of October was a refreshing spooky month filled with great reading. I ended up reading 4 books and the overall rating was ⅘ stars. I’m also so glad that the Spook-A-Thon had happened this month which got me the drive to read Halloween vibed books.

I’m also sad that October is over. I was getting in this reading groove and it was fun and made reading seem not like a chore. Now that Halloween is over I’m hoping to get back into a schedule where I can make more time to read and also bullet journal my reading progress this month. I also have a few goals that I want to make a list of to try to complete by the end of the year.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy my October Wrap Up and I wish you the very best reading month in November.

BookCon Haul and 2 Giveaways!

Long time no see blog! It feels like it’s been ages since I last updated you guys on here (8 months to be exact!). Recently I’ve had the urge to come back and start making posts again!IMG_1063

This past weekend I was lucky enough to be able to attend BookCon 2017 which was held in New York City, New York. Being from a small town in Iowa and going to New York City was a huge experience for me! This was my second BookCon that I have attended (my first time attending was in 2016 in Chicago). This was also very different from last year because last year it was over one day while this year was over two days. If I had to rate BookCon 2017 it would be 3.75/5 stars. Day 1 I got some amazing titles and went to a signing, but I didn’t get much compared to last year. Day 2 was a completely different story, and I got a ton of stuff especially from the Scholastic booth! I did, however, feel that publishers weren’t handing out as many ARCs (Advanced Readers Copies) this year. I know the Epic Reads area was a mess and a mosh pit for lining up and trying to receive ARCs when they were dropping and it was a less fun version of Disney World at that point.

Even though it wasn’t like last year’s BookCon, it was still an absolute blast! I finally got to meet up with BookTubers that I have been watching for years and I was reunited with friends I made last year! Overall I can’t wait to get into all the ARCs and chapter samples I received this year at BookCon!

Since I got a bunch of goodies on day 2 of BookCon I decided to host TWO giveaways on Libib’s BookTube channel. Rules are…

  1. Must be 18 or have parents permission
  2. MUST live in the U.S.
  3. Must be subscribed to Libib’s channel
  4. And last but not least leave a comment for one or both giveaways

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May the odds be ever in your favor and I will see you soon with a new bookish post!

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Halloween Reads

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So for this week’s topic of Top Ten Tuesday, the topic is a Halloween related freebie. This could be anything from top ten scary books, bookish Halloween costumes, scary book covers, or whatever you can come up with. The topic I went with it is Top Halloween Reads. This list includes 9 book titles that should get you into the Halloween mood. I included 4 of my top favorite YA horror and thriller novels along with my top 5 dystopian novels.

Favorite YA Horror/Thriller Novels

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1. The Merciless by Danielle Vega

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2. Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

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3. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

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4. The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard

Favorite YA Dystopian Novels

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1. Divergent by Veronica Roth

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2. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

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3. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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4. Legend by Marie Lu

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5. The 100 by Kass Morgan

BookTube-A-Thon 2016 TBR

Hello, everybody! It’s that time of year again when the BookTube-A-Thon is happening! I’m super excited to participate this year because the last couple of years I have been slacking off and I’m determined to read and not be behind on my Goodreads goal any longer. So the challenges for BookTube-A-Thon 2016 include…

1. Read a book with yellow on the cover.
2. Read a book only after sunset.
3. Read a book you discovered through BookTube.
4. Read a book by one of your favorite authors.
5. Read a book that is older than you.
6. Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation.
7. Read 7 books.

I plan to read the following books and complete the following challenges.

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1. Read a book with yellow on the cover.

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3. Read a book you discovered through BookTube.

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4. Read a book by one of your favorite authors.

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2. Read a book only after sunset.

6. Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation.

 

Winter TBR List

With winter fast approaching, I took the time today to think about what books I want to read this winter season. I at least want to get through ten books throughout December, January, and February. I will have some free time at the beginning of December, but the rest of the month I will be completely busy. But for months of January and February I will have more free time with the holiday season being over with. Here are the top ten books that I want to read throughout these upcoming months.

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The first group of books that I want to get through is the rest of my Pretty Little Liars series. Since Vicious by Sara Shepard will be released on December 2nd, this means that I need to get caught up with this series. I plan for the month of December to read Crushed, Deadly, Toxic, Vicious, and Ali’s Pretty Little Lies. Not only do I want to read those novels, but also My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by: Editor Stephanie Perkins, along with Holly Black, Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Matt de la Pena, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, and Kiersten White.

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For month of January I would like to start off the New Year by being adventurous and read from a genre that I normally don’t read from. I want to dip my interests into fantasy and the book I have chosen to read is Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and towards the end of the month To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. For February I plan to read more contemporary and romance which is based on the month’s theme of love. This month I’d love to read Landline by Rainbow Rowell and Just One Day and Just One Year by Gayle Forman.

        These are just a few short goals I’d like to challenge myself with the upcoming months. It all depends on my reading mood and taste, but these are just some of the books I’d like to get to!