Sunday, September 16, 2018

My Contemporary-A-Thon TBR

I have been so excited for the Contemporary-A-Thon readathon. I probably should have put together my TBR before this but I had a crazy week. I have been looking forward to this readathon for weeks. The readathon runs Sept 17 - 23.

The announcement Youtube video can be found here at Chelsea Dolling Reads. 

Other links are the following:


The Challenges and My TBR

1. Read a contemporary with orange on the cover 

2. Read a dark/spooky contemporary 

3. Read a diverse contemporary 

4. Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format 

5. Read a contemporary that has your initials somewhere on the cover (JC)

6. Read a contemporary from a new to you author

7. Read a contemporary that is a 5 star prediction

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books You Rarely Hear About

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl

 The topic this week is Top Ten Books You Rarely Hear About

When I saw this topic I almost didn't post because I realized something pretty embarrassing about myself. I rarely read unknown books that aren't hyped about or that don't make the best seller list.
I'm embarrassed that I don't choose more books that aren't popular. I have read some but I don't know if I can make a full list of ten.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Announcing the BiteOber Halloween Readathon!

Every year I host The Paranormal Reading Challenge, a year long reading challenge and I also host a related month long readathon called BiteOber.

Because I am finding so much overlap in "autumn" books and "Halloween" books I am merging the Sweater Weather readathon in with BiteOber. Yes this means a shorter readathon length but having both readathons feels redundant. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Halloweentime is the perfect time for reading vampire and werewolf books, right? Okay I know anytime is but Halloween seems extra bite-y. (That sounded way better in my head.) Well it's also great for zombies and killer clowns and all sorts of monsters that bite so I have decided to expand this reading challenge includes a variety of things that go bump in the night.

You can participate in only the October readathon or sign up for my other reading challenges.

All paranormal books read for the month long BiteOber readathon may count towards my year long 2018 Paranormal Reading Challenge! Please note horror and paranormal aren't necessarily the same thing but the genres do overlap.

The Rules of the BiteOber Readathon: 

  •  This challenge begins October 1, 2018 at midnight and ends October 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM. 
  • You may sign up anytime between now and during the readathon. 
  • I won't be creating different levels.
  • Read as little or as many books as you want. Read just one book and still participate. 
  • Books may be ANY type of horror book but ideally should feature vampires, werewolves, zombies, demons, killer clowns, and any other monster as main characters or secondary characters. This year I will allow books about murderers, serial killers, ghosts, witches, and other types of horror. 
  • You may include books of any format including traditional books, ebooks, or audiobooks. Books may be YA, adult, horror, romance, etc. 
  • You may reread books. 
  •  Books may count towards other reading challenges.
  • Use the hashtag #BiteOber 
  • If you could be so kind, please place the BiteOber Readathon banner on your blog to help spread the word. 
  • Please link back to this blog, post about it on Facebook, Tweet about it, and so on to help spread the word. 
  • Sign up below using your blog, Goodreads, Twitter, etc.

Top Ten Tuesday: Bingeworthy TV Shows/Amazing Movies Based on Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl

 The topic this week is Bingeworthy TV Shows/Amazing Movies

I am adding a tweak to this topic and listing only ones that are based on books.

1. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han is now a movie on Netflix.

2. The Magicians by Lev Grossman is a series on SyFy that is now on season 4.

3. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan is now a movie in theaters now. 

4. Dietland by Sarai Walker is a series on AMC.

5. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn is a series on Showtime

6. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty is a series on HBO.

7. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is a series on STARZ


8. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman is a series on Netflix.

9. Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth is a movie now in theaters.

10. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli is now a movie available on DVD and Blueray.