Readathon

Tome Topple wrap up

Hey guys,sorry for the lack of posts recently I have been a bit slumpy. Though I have been reading loads which is great. Anyway Tome Topple update! That’s what your here for right?. I didn’t do very well I am afraid, I managed to read quite a few pages but didn’t read all the books I wanted to. I think if I wasn’t doing the #MakeMeRead Readathon then I would have probably managed to read a few more pages.

If any of you want to see my TBR I will link it for you #TomeTopple

What I read:

The Walking Dead, Compendium 1

Pages 1088

I actually managed to finish this whole compendium! I really enjoyed it but some of the characters I felt were annoying or there were so many that I couldn’t keep up with who was who. Also I wasn’t to keen on the black and white art style and sometimes I couldn’t recognise who the characters were until I read the dialogue. However I did like it, it was very gory and I rated it 4 out of 5 stars.

Challenges completed

2. Read a graphic novel (that has over 500 pages)
3. Read a tome that’s part of a series

5. Read an adult novel

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

Pages 399/699

I only managed to get halfway through this book by the time the readathon finished. So I can’t really count this for any of the challenges. I have since finished this book. Whilst I enjoyed it, it wasn’t the best in the series. I found it a bit hard to get into and I should really of reread the ACOMAF to remind myself exactly what happened. I found this to be very political and it didn’t really hold my attention. I found the Feyre’s sisters to be really annoying and it seemed everyone was getting coupled up. Maas obviously listened to her audience as there is more diverse characters involved. I rated this 4 out of 5 stars.

 

Total Pages read: 1,487

Challenges completed: 3

 

How did you guys do in the Tome Topple readathon?

Thanks for reading

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MakeMeReadIt wrap up and mini review.

So the Readathon is over and I would like to thank each and everyone of you for voting. I really enjoyed the book that I read. As I was doing 2 Readathons at once I only read the winner.

So the winner was Percy Jackson and the lightening thief. I had so much fun reading this book. I feel like I have missed out on not reading this. I must admit I was a teenager when this was first published and I wasn’t much of a reader in those days but I actually only heard about it since I started watching BookTube and reading book blogs.

I loved this middle-grade book, the writing style was great it had humour and mostly it teaches you about Greek mythology without too much info dumping. It had a great mix of everything and I couldn’t fault it at all. I will be reading the next book in the next few weeks. I rated this 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for reading

TBR

August TBR

This is not a TBR as such, I have a couple of readathons that I am participating in and wanted to let you know what I am currently reading and what I hope to read. Once the readathons are finished then I will pick whatever I feel like reading.

If you want to know more about any of the books I am reading – click on the covers and you will be directed to the Goodreads page.

 

So I am participating in the #TomeTopple readathon and I have picked 3 books to cover all the challenges.

The Walking Dead, Compendium 1

I have started reading this as Tome Topple started on the fourth. I am halfway through the second chapter and finding it ok but it’s just a huge book at 1088 pages.

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

House of Leaves

Also #MakeMeRead readathon started today and you guys got to decide on what I read this week with the winner being:

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

Currently reading:

Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

I am about 60% of the way through both of these and will definitely be finished in August.

What are you reading in August? Do we have any of the same books?

Thanks for reading

wrap up

July Wrap Up

I had a really good reading month in July and I truly believe that it’s due to not having such a strict TBR pile which I set up at the start of the month. I read 8 books this month which is pretty much the best I have done in months. I have also tried to read more non-fiction. I usually try to read 2 books at a time either physical or e-book and find this works really well for me. Anyways I will stop with the rambling and get on with what I read as I know that’s the reason your all here.

Stats:

Total books read in 2017: 51 (8 ahead of target)

Total pages read July: 3,189

4 Young Adult

2 Non-fiction

2 Adult fiction

Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Saga, #2)

Now I Rise by Kiersten White: This was so much better than the first book and loved all the action and how bad ass Lada was. I rated this 4 out of 5 stars My review here

Flight of a Starling

Flight of a Starling by Lisa Heathfield: This is another recently released YA, I read another of her books in the past and her stories have such rawness to them. I rated this 4 out of 5 stars. Review to come.

The Gender Games: The Problem with Men and Women, from Someone Who Has Been Both  The Gender Games by Juno Dawson: This was one of my non-fiction reads of the month. Juno Dawson is a UK YA author and was known as James Dawson until she decided to transition. She makes some interesting points on gender but is a bit repetitive at times, this is a sort of memoir book. I rated 3 out of 5 stars.

 

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

The Diviners by Libba Bray: This has been on my TBR for years and took the plunge and read this hefty book. I enjoyed the book and Bray’s atmospheric writing but I thinks it’s over hyped for what it is. I will probably read the sequel but I am not sure when. I rated this 3 out of 5 stars

Walking Barefoot

Walking Barefoot by Grace Coleman: I was provided with a copy of this book from the author unfortunately I did not like it. The story line was very stilted, there was zero world building and the characters were so bland and uninteresting.I rated this 1 out of 5 stars.

See What I Have Done

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt: This is a story based on true life events back in Massachusetts 1892. I like historical fiction and ones that are based on true stories. I rated this 3 out of 5 stars and will delve into my rating more in my review.

Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty and the Mad-Doctors in Victorian England

Inconvenient People- Lunacy, Liberty and the Mad-Doctors in Victorian England by Sarah Wise: Another non-fiction and this was quite chunky at 473 pages. I learnt about the book from Elena reads books booktube channel as she is reading the Wellcome Book Prize winners and short listed. This one instantly interested me, however the writing was hard going, the stories lacked lustre and again repetitive. Though I did enjoy that the author found true stories about people who were incarcerated wrongly.

None of the Above

None of the Above by I.W.Gregorio: This story has an intersex main character and I loved it. I had so many emotions whilst reading this book. I definitely recommend if you are looking for more LGBTQ reads. I rated this 4.5-5 stars out of 5 (I haven’t decided yet) Review to come.

Favourite book of the Month – None of the above by I.W.Gregoria

Most disappointing book of the month: Walking Barefoot by Grace Coleman

Favorite cover of the month: Now I Rise by Kiersten White.

 


Books reviewed this month:

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Now I Rise by Kiersten White

The Hearts Invisible Furies by John Boyne

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

 

Tags:

The Who I am Tag

 

Other Posts:

June Wrap Up

Discussion Post TBR??

My Top 5 Most Read Authors

#MakeMeRead Readathon

Tome Topple

???BookTube???

 

What Movies I watched:

 

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Yes I have only just watched this film, and apart from the bad graphics (I know it was good for it’s time) I really enjoyed this movie and ready to watch the next one.

Image result for Despicable Me 3

I saw this as soon as it came out and loved it. I really enjoyed the super villan Balthazar Bratt and his love of 80’s dance music. If you haven’t watched this already then you are missing out and recommend getting you arse to cinema pronto.

 

Thanks for reading