Forgettable (but enjoyable!) Books — Top Ten Tuesday

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is about books we’ve read and liked, but cannot remember anything about. As always, this is a weekly tag created by the bloggers from The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

At first I thought this was a strange prompt, after all, how can you forget a book if you’ve liked it?!? But then I started thinking and scrolling through my Goodreads “read” shelf and boy oh boy!

TTT 23rd Jan 2018

As it turns out, compulsive readers’ minds work in very funny ways. There are so many great books out there that we tend to pick one up right after we’ve put down another. And sometimes we stay up late when we’re already tired and in a I’m-here-but-I’m-not-actually-here state that we might as well just be reading the same page over and over again. And if it wasn’t enough, people sometimes distract us from our readings which makes us lose track of what’s happening! The audacity…

Keep on reading to see what books I liked when I read them but can’t remember much (or anything) about now.

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Exciting Literary Awards!

It should come as no surprise that I always get hyped up about all the literary/bookish awards happening every year. What can I do!? They’re a great way to discover some new amazing books and authors I would not have read otherwise!

As somebody who wants to one day break into the publishing world, bookish events and awards are absolutely fascinating to me. Having so many talented writers, publishers, and translators competing for a financial (and symbolic) prize is a mind-blowing concept to me, and I always daydream about finally being involved in the election process of one!

(Aha! Maybe one day, who knows? 😉)

Literary Awards 2018

The shortlisted books for most of these awards have still not been announced, but I’m still excited for the events because of their excellent track record. Because I don’t carry any ground-breaking news with me, unfortunately, I decided to compile this list and include a recap of what happened in 2017 and what is to be expected in 2018.

This is just the cannon of literary awards, in a way. If you know of any more of these events (such as those run by indie and smaller publishing houses), please let me know in the comments — the more the merrier!

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Bookish Resolutions — Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the ladies who blog at The Broke and the Bookish  and is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is “Bookish Resolutions and Goals,” which is perfect for what I have been meaning to share with you, readers of my posts!

Top Ten Tuesday

As you may know, I’m a very ambitious person when it comes to reading. Every year I write down my bookish resolutions and do my best to complete all of them—although sometimes this doesn’t work and I end up dropping my goals halfway into the year. This year, however, I will do my best to do some changes—to stick to my resolutions, and to branch out those resolutions.

Without further ado, here are my ten bookish resolutions for the New Year (well, not that new anymore…)

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New Year, New Books! 2018 releases

As a bookworm who takes immense joy in reading new releases, writing my opinions about them, writing about news in the book world, and making lists at the end every year summing up my thoughts about my reading experiences, this is a time I’m always excited for.

2018 tbr

With a new year comes the release of publishing houses’ catalogs of new releases for the upcoming months, and this year was no exception. I am always eager to add books to my already too big and ever-expanding ‘to-be-read’ pile, and these eight books certainly will be on it.

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Booktube-A-Thon wrap-up (and more fun stuff!)

Soooo… I made it! I still can’t believe I managed to complete all challenges in those seven days. It was my second time participating, and my first time accomplishing those goals.

I’m writing this post to thank Ariel Bisset for making this readathon happen, and to everyone who logged onto the booktube-a-thon account to run sprints and motivate us to read more. This was such a fun event and I can’t wait until I participate again next year. In this post I also wanted to do a little wrap-up, do seven mini-reviews (because apparently reading for seven days non-stop wasn’t enough of a challenge!) and tell you a little about my experience.

booktubeathon wrapup

If you’re interested in my rambles and want to share your experience, keep on reading and leave a comment down below!

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Radio Silence (Book Review)

Title: Radio Silenceradio

Author: Alice Oseman

Genre: Contemporary YA

Rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: February 25th 2016; published by Harper Collins Children’s Books

Goodreads: here

 

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“Hello. I hope somebody is listening.”

And so begins this incredibly precious novel written by the lovely Alice Oseman about a boy stuck at university following a path he’s not passionate about, a girl described as a “study machine”, and how art and creativity binds these two.

Radio Silence follows Aled, the shy genius creator of an insanely popular podcast on Youtube of the same title, and Frances, the brainy girl who excels at academia and posts her art online for the world to see. Against all odds these two lovable teenagers meet and their friendship develops over the art each one of them create, and post, anonymously online.

Original Book Trailer

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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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