Dewey’s 24Hr Readathon TBR

Hi Guys

One of my favourite readathons is happening tomorrow and, of course, I’m going to be taking part! The readathon runs for 24hours and you basically read as much as you can in that space of time.

The readathon starts at the same time for everyone and you can find out when it starts in your time zone ‘here’. For me, the readathon starts at 1PM.

Normally I fail miserably at this, but for some reason I still want to set an obscene amount of books to read. Here are the books I really want to get to:

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera – I’ve been wanting to read a book by Adam for ages and finally my library got a copy in. I reckon I’m going to fly through this.

Lady Susan by Jane Austen – I’ve been making my way through Janes books all month and seeing as this is her most popular short story I thought this readathon would be the perfect time to read it.

Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman – This is a really short, illustrated story. Probably based on sleeping beauty? I’ve been meaning to read more Neil Gaiman for a while now

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – I’ve heard some great things about this book and it seems like such a short and quick read. Hopefully I can get to this.

I also set myself a few maybes which, if I’m able to read all the above, I’ll read.    

The Humans by Matt Haig – I don’t reckon I’ll get this far but I picked it up from the library just in-case. My worst fear in a 24hr readathon is wasting time trying to find something to read (which is probably why my TBRs are always over-ambitious.)

The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss – I definitely want to read this soon, it depends on how the readathon goes (and how long I can stay awake.)

 

Let me know if you’re taking part!

Thanks for reading

Jess X

T5W: Authors I Want To Read More Of

Note: Top 5 Wednesday was created by GingerReadsLainey and is hosted by ThoughtsonTomes on the Goodreads Group.

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Hi Guys 

This weeks topic is authors I want to read more from. I have done a full blog post of this before which you can find ‘here’

So today I thought instead I’d share with you authors I wish I could read more from, but have only released one book. 

5. Erin Morganstern – Okay, so I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Night Circus. But I loved her writing, so if she were to perhaps write something without magic I would probably love it. 

4. Sylvia Plath – I know she has also written a lot of poems and a couple of journals, but poems just aren’t for me. 

3. Harper Lee – And not that ‘sequel’ her shitty publicist got published. 

2. Celeste Ng – She is coming out with a new book soon, but boy did I wish she already had a library of published books for me to read.

1.Stephen Chbosky – Perks is one of my favourite books of all time, it makes me so sad to know it will probably always be his only published novel. 

Let me know if you’ve done this weeks top 5 Wednesday!

Thanks for reading 

Jess X

 

One-Sit Reads (Dewey’s Recommendations)

Hi Guys!

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is coming up this Saturday/Sunday and I am going to be taking part. I’ll put up a TBR soon but today I thought I would books that I read in one sitting that would make perfect Dewey reads. 

All of these books are either really short or really fast paced and I loved all of them. So, if your still working on your Dewey TBR you should consider there…

Stardust by Neil Gaiman – This is such a cool, magical short book that I remember flying through. 

Between Shades of Grey by Reta Sepetys – However I don’t recommend you reading this if you’re sleep deprived because it will induce tears. 

Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops by Jen Campbell – If you haven’t read these yet Saterday is the perfect time to!

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – I don’t normally recommend classics for readathon’s but this is a really small one with a really intriguing main character.

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ee – This is a small book that keeps you gripped. You won’t want to stop reading if you read this book.

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – Another classic but it’s so small and I love this story so much.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller – This flew by for me, I could not believe how fast I was reading it. 

The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu – If you don’t feel like jumping from story to story during the readathon I recommend binge reading this trilogy. It’s so fast paced and action-packed.

Let me know what your favourite one-sit reads are!

Thanks for reading

Jess X

Cosy Reading Night! (TONIGHT!)

Hi Guys

In an hour and a half #cosyreadingnight is going to begin and I ONLY JUST FOUND OUT!

It was created by Lauren Reads Books and it’s three hours of non-stop reading with a load of other book lovers and I’m going to be jumping in! 

My plan is to finish the last 100 pages of Persuasion by Jane Austen and after that I don’t know what!

I probably won’t finish it with loads of time to spare because I’m the slowest reader. I’m thinking perhaps a Narnia book, or I might read Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss (which I got from the library yesterday) OR I might start The Da Vinci Code…OR The Hobbit. HELP ME WHAT SHOULD I DO??

Hope you can join to! It starts 7pm BST.

Thanks for reading

Jess X

Tome Topple Wrap Up

Hi Guys

The past couple of weeks I have kind of casually been taking part in the Tome Topple readathon. I say casually because I haven’t just been reading Tomes in those two weeks, but today I’m just going to share with you the Tomes I read. 

Emma by Jane Austen

For the past couple of weeks I have been trying to get through all of Jane Austen’s works and have been loving it. There’s something so cosy and comforting about Jane’s characters and writing.

I thought I was going to hate Emma but honestly I liked it a lot, it’s not my favourite Austen (that is still held by Pride and Prejudice) but I actually really enjoyed Emma as a character. I didn’t hate her like so many other people do, I find her quite amusing, even if she did make my eye’s role sometimes. 

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I can tell a lot of people are going to be surprised, but boy did this book disappoint me. I just found it to be so bland, the characters where so tropey and I didn’t find the world to be particularly interesting (which I found in the Grisha trilogy as well.) I was planning on reading this and the sequel for the readathon but to be honest I just don’t care, so I didn’t end up reading the sequel.

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

I must admit, I thought I had an extra day to read this, but it turns out the readathon ended yesterday (Thursday) so I don’t. I wanted to finish part 1 by the end of the readathon but unfortunately I’m only half way through and I’m already struggling. You’ll find out in my Monthly Reads whether I finished it or not.

Let me know how you did!

Thanks for reading

Jess X

 

Top 5 LGBTQ+ Reads

Note: Top 5 Wednesday was created by GingerReadsLainey and is hosted by ThoughtsonTomes on the Goodreads Group.

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Hi Guys

This weeks top 5 wednesday topic is favourite LGBTQ+ reads, and to be honest this weeks topic has made me realise something. That is that my bookshelf is so straight. I actually struggled finding 5 LGBT books that I like. But I was able to and here they are. 

5. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: This is my favourite book of all time but I have to put it at number five because the MC is straight, it’s a beloved side character who is gay.

4. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson: It’s coming onto the sunny months, now is your time to read this!

3.  The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williams: This was the first book I read with a transgender MC and it is such a good and important story. 

2. Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: You all should read this. Based on Greek mythology with a beautiful romance. It so addictive and I flew through it.

1.Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz: Honestly, top 5 favourite couple. I love them so much. Can’t wait for the sequel.

Let me know if you’ve taken part in this weeks T5W.

Thanks for reading

Jess X

‘Easter’ Weekend Reads #9

Hi Guys!

Easter weekend is here which means four days of doing bugger all but reading and watching movies (except we’re planning on decorating the hall, so yay, painting).

I’m still taking part in Tome Topple so I have based my plans around that, but I do have a shorter book I would like to get to if I can.

As I’m writing this (on the Thursday) I’m still working my way through Six of Crows but hopefully I’ll have finished that by Friday so I can start Watership Down by Richard Adams. This movie is on every year at Easter and even though I know it has nothing to do with Easter I’m guessing it must be a good spring read.

I really hope I can read that quickly because I also want to get to Persuasion by Jane Austen. I’m making my way through her works this month, I’ve already read to and I like reading them at the weekend so I hope I can at least start it. I know Watership Down is huge though so I won’t get my hopes up too high.

Let me know your plans for Easter weekend!

Thanks for reading

Jess X