Booktube-a-thon TBR 2018

Hello! This’ll be my second year participating in the annual Booktube-a-thon, even though I don’t have a Booktube! What fun!

The prompts this year are a little harder than last years, but I’ll persevere…

  1. Decide your first book by a coin toss: For this one, I flipped a coin to decide between The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (ARC) by Kiersten White and Grace & Fury (ARC) by Tracey Banghart. The coin landed on heads, which meant I’m reading The Dark Descent… first! Woo!
  2. Read a book about something you want to do: I know vaguely that City of Ghosts takes place in Scotland, which is my favorite place on this planet, and I would like to go back…so yeah, I’m reading City of Ghosts (ARC) by Victoria Schwab because I want to go back to Scotland. (For the record, I don’t want to see ghosts, though.)
  3. Read and watch a book to movie adaptation: I’ve had The Circle by Dave Eggers on my shelf for awhile and I’ve been holding out on watching the movie because I wanted to read it first, so…here I am killing two birds with one stone. I haven’t really heard great things about either, but shh, I’ll see if I like it.
  4. Read a book with green on the cover: I chose The Waking Land by Callie Bates, which I got for free at ComicCon and know next to nothing about. The person on the cover is in green foliage and that’s really pretty and ahhh, so hopefully the inside is just as pretty!
  5. Read a book while wearing the same hat the whole time: Hi, I hate hats. The only ones I relatively like are beanies, but it’s been 90 degrees outside, so that’s not an option! Also, how am I supposed to explain the hat thing to my parents? That’s just weird? But whatever, anything for books, so I’ll probably be wearing a baseball cap or suffering with a beanie on. For this one, I chose Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, which my mom has been begging me to read for eons, and it’s also short. And less time I’m wearing the hat, the happier I will be.
  6. Read a book with a beautiful spine: I chose Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig, which not only has a beautiful cover, but a beautiful wave with a ship on it on the spine and YES. I loved The Girl from Everywhere, but only gave it four stars, so let’s see if this makes it to five!
  7. Read seven books: I probably won’t make it to seven, but my seventh book is Grace & Fury (ARC) by Tracey Banghart. I also know next to nothing about this one, so…I’m crossing my fingers it’s good.

I didn’t get to seven last year, but I think I did four maybe? So it’s not terribly impossible for me! I don’t exactly know how busy I’m going to be July 30-August 5, though, so…we’ll see! Wish me luck! And good luck to those of you also up to the challenge <3

-Book Hugger

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