It’s Non-Fiction November time! I’m pretty pumped about in all honestly, I love my non-fiction. And you know how it goes around here, I am super bad at TBRs so instead I have four books I’m going to try to read and a metric ton of books I might read so I have a lot of wiggle room! As always you can listen instead of read – channel is linked in the side bar! Continue reading It’s October (almost)! Which means it’s spooky season! It also means it’s Victorian October in some corners of the internet so I think I’ll be joining in. I’m in a very classical mood, and honestly by chance I realized I’m already reading some things that would fit into the read-a-thon. I’m not really looking at the challenges, but more looking at reading just some good classical, Victorian goodies. The readathon is hosted by some lovely ladies on Booktube: Beyond the Pages, Books and Things, Kate Howe, LucytheReader
As always I have to say I am bad at TBRs so this is a rough guide of ‘things I have that I might read’. MBR? A Might Be Read? Yeah, sure. It’s a Victober MBR. There we go. And as always there is a video if you’d rather listen than read, the link is in the sidebar.
I’m running a little late, I know. To be honest the post has been made since Thursday, but events in the past few days have kept me up and moving – away from my PC so here we are! Continue reading
So I decided, since it was adorable, to give this Reading Quest Readathon a go! It’s being hosted by Read At Midnight and lasts a full month (or close to it). It runs from August 13th (tomorrow because I’m terrible at heads up on this stuff) to September 10th. I’m not going to go into the rules – they are all available in that link right up there. But read on to see what class I picked and what my initial five books are!
As usual there will be a TBR video up on my channel in a day or two to watch as well!
Yeah, yeah. I know. I said I was going to ease up on the Library but I’m evidently a dirty liar and love books too much. SO. Here is my updated Library TBR for you fine folks! As always with this just because I check them out doesn’t mean I HAVE to read them. If I decided not to I take ’em back and they won’t show up. But they are here now so they might show up.
And as always there is a video to listen to as opposed to read if you so desire on the channel linked on the sidebar. Continue reading
I’ll freely admit I have a problem with the library. I love it may be a bit too much, and it enables me to get my grubby little hands on books that I would otherwise have to buy. Who doesn’t love a library? Though mine is definitely lacking on the Fantasy/Sci-fi front they do a great job of stocking non-fiction (which I’m terrified of buying for myself) and almost everything else. So that means I’m almost constantly at max for my checkout limit (bad Sarah). So I thought today I’d look at the books I have checked out of the library! Continue reading
I have my first daily challenge (minus the Bonus) up on Instagram and a video TBR on Youtube!
Anyone else doing Bout of Books 18?
Own Voices October is a readathon hosted by two lovely ladies on Booktube, Katie and Mel. The month is a celebration of reading Own Voices literature, which is something I am trying to get more of in my own reading. I’m not great at explaining things but Own Voices is a movement to try and read more books from diverse authors representing themselves in fiction in some way. Katie does an amazingly better job at describing it than I ever could so watch this!
I have quite a list of possible books, these are just books I might try to pick up in addition to my Spookathon books! This month I’m trying to read either Spookathon and/or Own Voices. I’m sure along the way I’ll slip something else in but that’s my priority. I also have a few books that I have super high on the TBR. I’ve bolded these hoping it’ll keep me on track. I’d love to review at least a few of these for the site.
- Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secret of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (my one and only reread on this list)
- Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
- We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
- Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
- Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
- Out by Natsuo Kirino
- The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
- Before We Visit The Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
- The Silent Dead by Tetsuya Honda
- The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
- This Side of Home by Renee Watson
- Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
- The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
- On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis
There are a few more I’m still trying to find copies of in easy access and as always these are just… ideas for me. I’m terrible at TBRs but these are some of the ones I’ve put on my list/in my piles to read! More suggestions would be great, and any opinions on these would be welcome as well!
There are a couple themed readathons happening in October I am interested in doing. Spookathon is the first of these. Run by three lovely ladies over on Youtube it has really broad requirements and so it’s going to hopefully be an easy one to do. The idea is to read spooky or thriller style books throughout the month of October. It’s enough of a nice twist on the ‘read horror books in October’ idea that it hooked me. It’s also right in theme with a lot of what I am currently reading anyway! I’ll be doing this one in conjunction with Own Voices – I’m going to try and find some good Own Voices thrillers and mysteries that will fit the Spookathon. Currently I believe there is just the one challenge ‘Read a Thriller’ with several possible future ones to come! So tentatively I’ve got a few things I might choice from:
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
- The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
- A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Trembley
- Blood on the Tracks by Barbara Nickless
- Out by Natsuo Kirino (Also counts towards Own Voices)
- Wolf Lake by John Verdon
- Under the Skin by Michel Faber
- The Hike by Drew Magary
- The Green Mile by Stephen King
- The Long Walk by Stephen King
- The Fireman by Joe Hill
These are just a random assortment of thrillers, spooky books, or mysteries that I have available right now. I’ve adopted a ‘make a big list that way you can read at least one or two and say you succeeded’ rule of thumb with my TBRs since I’m so notoriously bad for them. I’ll most definitely be changing this around, adding more Own Voices novels, and
picking up more books/putting a few down, but there are a few on here I definitely want to get to! If more challenges are announced I’ll update this to meet those, and soon I’ll have up my Own Voices TBR as well!