Booktube-A-Thon Reading List (TBR)

The best week of the reading year starts tomorrow! If you’re not familiar with the Booktube-A-Thon it’s a week-long readathon (a reading marathon!) hosted by Ariel Bissett and it will take place from July 24th to July 30th.

Every year there are three kinds of challenges: seven reading challenges, instagram challenges, and video challenges. You don’t have to complete all seven challenges, you just need to have fun!

This is my second attempt at the Booktube-A-Thon, and like last year I’m going to try and complete all seven reading challenges, while tracking everything I read. This is honestly one of my favorite times of the year, and I can’t wait to hear from you whether or not you’re also participating, and which books are on your TBR.

Booktube-a-thon

If you want to know what I’ll be reading during this week, keep on reading this post!

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Books Without Romance (T5W)

This week’s topic is a hard one. We’re supposed to come up with a list of five books that don’t have any romance in it, or at least the romance must be barely noticeable.

Being a sucker for love and relationships, it was kind of hard gathering five books that didn’t have any of that sweet, cute and adorable action, but I was able to find enough books for this list!

Top Five Wednesday

As always, Top Five Wednesday is a weekly tag hosted by Sam — who has a booktube channel — and anyone can join whenever they feel like it!

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Books I Want to Read this Summer

Before I get to the list of the books I’m dying to read this summer I’d like to say that I’m finally back and ready to blog! I haven’t posted anything in a little under three and a half months, and my only excuse is that I was very busy with school and on a big reading slump I’m only now getting over. But now that I have no deadlines looming over my head, I can finally put my heart into this community once again!

summer tbr

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Black History Month in literature (TBR)

I don’t usually post monthly ‘to-be-read’ piles, but I want to make an exception for this month, as it is Black History Month (BHM). While I’ve never celebrated this themed month before — I was never aware that it existed in the United States — I figured that this year was a great time to start doing it through one of my favorite mediums, literature.

This month I’m going to be reading books written by black writers. Given that I’ve got a lot of books sitting on my to-be-read shelf on Goodreads by African or African-American authors, I think this is the best time to get to them. However, just as a disclaimer, I’d like to say that I do plan on reading African and African-American authors in the other months of the year instead of just in February.

black-history-month-tbr

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How time and place have affected my reading experiences

When I read I usually associate what I’m reading with the place I’m in. With music is the exact same thing, everytime I listen to Nina Simone I remember being in Paris because her songs were my go-to play set while I was there, for example.

Today I decided to share some of the books that, in my brain, are attached to a special location or time and what memories they bring out. Before I get to the actual post I just want to leave a little disclaimer that this is more of a dive into my memories than an actual book list. That said, here’s my list.

time-and-place

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