Hi! I’m doing a readathon this month focusing on different tropes in books. I have fun finding different books with different prompts. Here is my TBR for this round. I’m team Contemporary/ Lit Fic/ Historical Fiction. Find out more on their Twitter- https://twitter.com/tropeicalreads.
Holiday Trope: Read a book where the character is on holiday (aka a vacation) or that takes place around a holiday (e.g. Christmas, Halloween, etc.). Alternatively, read a book that takes place in a country that is not your own.-The Room on Rue Amelie-Kristin Harmel (France)
Mixed Media Trope: Read a book that includes letters, texts, emails, etc. Alternatively, listen to an audiobook or read an ebook.- They Both Die at the End-EB Celebrity Trope: Read a book where the main character(s) is a celebrity or famous in some way. Alternatively, read a book that is celebrity-recommended (e.g. from Oprah’s Book Club, Obama’s Recommended Reading List, Reese’s Book Club, etc.).- The Song of Achilles (Alt) Multiple POVs Trope: Read a book told through multiple points-of-view. Alternatively, read a book with multiple characters of color.- From the Desk of Zoe Washington-ALT Team Contemporary/Literary/Historical Fiction Team Challenge 1: Read a book with the “Recent Loss” trope-You’ve Reached Sam Team Challenge 2: Read a multigenerational saga– Twice As Perfect
This is a fantasy novel by one of my favorite authors. I love the world-building in this series and the writing of this book so far. I have not read Fantasy in months, and I’ve missed the genre, so I can’t that long of a break from the genre for more than a month or so I’ve learned.
2- Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake
This queer romance has been getting a lot of buzz recently. I can’t wait to read it for myself and make my own opinion about it. The cover of this novel is so cute, and I love how the color is lavender, so I hope the novel is just as cute as the cover.
3- It Only Happens in the Movie by Holly Bourne
I’m doing a reading game with a discord, and they picked this book for a poll pick. I’m excited to read it because I’ve had it for ages, and I want to finally read this book. This seems like a Rom-Com, and I want a summer Rom-Com right now, and I love the Rom-Com movies.
4- The Trails of Apollo # 3
I’m in the middle of this series for Percy Jackson book club, and these are the books we are reading this month. This series is very good so far, and I love the characters and the story so far. Between the three series I’ve read, this one is my second favorite behind Percy Jackson.
5- Eliza and Her Monsters
I am doing a buddy read of this with members of the discord I mentioned before. I already started it, and I am loving this reread. I am excited to continue and reread one of my favorite stories in the last few years. Eliza is a fantastic character, and I can relate to her in several ways. I wish that I had a way to display this book, so I might need to get a physical copy for my favorite shelf.
6- Conventionally Yours
I needed a blue cover for the game I’m playing on a Discord. I forgot that I downloaded this on Prime Reading, and I can’t wait to read this. I love cons and fandom, so I can’t wait to read this story, and see how these characters are, and how the story is. I believe there is a dash of romance in the story, and I love romance in my stories. I can relate to characters who are a part of their fandoms, and I love seeing what others do for their fandom.
7- In Deeper Waters
I have this book from a book swap. I’m enjoying the story so far, it’s not the style of book I would usually go far, but I am enjoying what I’ve read so far. The characters are fun, and the story is good so far. I can’t wait to see if the characters end up together, and I’m enjoying their banter.
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8- It’s All In How You Fall by Sarah Henning
I have this blog tour in July, and I’m loving this story and the characters so far. I love Caroline and Alex as characters, and the sublet romance plot of this story so far. Caroline is a gymnast who had to stop due to back problems, and I love seeing dancers and gymnasts in books.
9- Etta Invincible by Reese Eschmann
This is a fun Middle-Grade novel about a girl with hearing loss, and a boy who is new to the country, trying to find the boy’s dog on a magical train. I wanted to read this because as someone who is also heard of hearing; I love seeing people who are also hard of hearing in books. The story is fun, and the characters are fantastic.
10- Bad at Love by Gabriela Martins
I signed up for this one because of the demi-sexual rep in the book. I was not expecting to find a story about two teens who are great characters, and who also have a great story. I love both Sasha and Daniel already, and I can’t wait to see where their story will go as I read the story.
11- Epically Earnest by Molly Horan
I’ve never read The Importance of Being Earnest, but I saw this last year or earlier this year, and I can’t wait to check out the audiobook. This is a queer retelling, and if you know me, you know that I love a good book with queer characters in them.
Hi! I know this is late, but I want to post my stats from my reading last month, as well as the stats from the Bookshelf App.
Books Read from Start to Finish: 7
Pages read: 5,664
Time read:54 hours and 20 mins
The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 1 by Jennifer Ashley Tepper (4 stars), Waking Romeo by Kathryn Barker (3 stars), Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sune Lynn Tan (4 stars), Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (5 stars), The Making of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story by Laurent Bouzereau (4 stars), When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord (5 stars). – a favorite
As Kismet Would Have It by Sandhya Menon (5 stars), Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (4 stars), A Whole New World by Liz Braswell (4 stars), Love Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed (5 stars) If The Fates Allow by Rainbow Rowell (4 stars). .