Eradicating My TBR #241-250

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Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

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What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

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The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor #1) by Katherine McGee

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Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1) by Zoraida Cordova

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Not Your Sidekick (Sidekick Squad #1) by C. B. Lee

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The Leaving by Tara Altebrando

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The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

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Not a Drop to Drink (Not a Drop to Drink #1) by Mindy McGinnis

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The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa

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Croak (Croak #1) by Gina Damico

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RespawnAThon Announcement

ForTheLoveOfBooks Announcement Video

This is a video game inspired readathon that will run from February 23rd to February 25th.

R E A D I N G  C H A L L E N G E S:

WARP ZONE: A book that will take you to another world

POWER UP: A book where the main character has power or abilities

PRESS START TO CONTINUE: Read a sequel

BONUS ROUND: Read ANY video game related book/guide/graphic novel.

**it’s perfectly accepted for books to be applied to more than one challenge**

Cookie Book Tag

Originally saw this post done by Beth @ Reading Every Night.

Rules:

  • In addition to linking back to the person who tagged you, it would be awesome if you link back to Nicole’s original post!
  • Pick a book that corresponds to the cookie’s ‘theme’.
  • Have fun!
  • Tag one to three people.

Chocolate Chip

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A classic book that you loved or really enjoyed.

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

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Hailed as “a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention” (The New Yorker), this beloved story -first published more than fifty years ago- introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond.

For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams. . . .

Thin Mints

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A fandom that you really want to “join” and/or a hyped book you really want to read.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Shortbread

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An author you can’t get enough of.

Holly Black

Samoas/Caramel DeLites

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An emotional roller coaster.

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

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OCD-afflicted Griffin has just lost his first love, Theo, in a drowning accident. In an attempt to hold onto every piece of the past, he forges a friendship with Theo’s last boyfriend, Jackson. When Jackson begins to exhibit signs of guilt, Griffin suspects he’s hiding something, and will stop at nothing to get to the truth about Theo’s death. But as the grieving pair grows closer, readers will question Griffin’s own version of the truth—both in terms of what he’s willing to hide and what true love means.

Oreos

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A book whose cover was better than the story, or vice versa, there the story was better than the cover.

Cover Better than the Story

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

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A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the “psychic” visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s teenage stepson, doesn’t help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it.

Story Better than the Cover

White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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One kiss could be the last

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

Tagalongs/Peanut Butter Patties

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A book that wasn’t what you expected.

American Girls by Alison Umminger

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She was looking for a place to land.

Anna is a fifteen-year-old girl slouching toward adulthood, and she’s had it with her life at home. So Anna “borrows” her stepmom’s credit card and runs away to Los Angeles, where her half-sister takes her in. But LA isn’t quite the glamorous escape Anna had imagined.

As Anna spends her days on TV and movie sets, she engrosses herself in a project researching the murderous Manson girls—and although the violence in her own life isn’t the kind that leaves physical scars, she begins to notice the parallels between herself and the lost girls of LA, and of America, past and present.

In Anna’s singular voice, we glimpse not only a picture of life on the B-list in LA, but also a clear-eyed reflection on being young, vulnerable, lost, and female in America—in short, on the B-list of life. Alison Umminger writes about girls, sex, violence, and which people society deems worthy of caring about, which ones it doesn’t, in a way not often seen in YA fiction.

Snickerdoodles

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A book you may never stop re-reading/loving.

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

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You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret. . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen doesn’t want anything to do with the tapes Hannah Baker made. Hannah is dead. Her secrets should be buried with her.

Then Hannah’s voice tells Clay that his name is on her tapes– and that he is, in some way, responsible for her death.

All through the night, Clay keeps listening. He follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his small town. . .

. . .and what he discovers changes his life forever.

Eradicating My TBR #231-240

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Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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Airhead (Airhead #1) by Meg Cabot

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The Luxe (Luxe #1) by Anna Godbersen

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The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

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Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms #1) by Erin Summerill

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The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu

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All That Glows (All That Glows #1) by Ryan Graudin

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Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

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The Museum of Intangible Thing by Wendy Wunder

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Valentine’s Day Book Tag

Inspired by Super Space Chick from Booktube.

1. Your first book crush.

Edward Cullen from the Twilight Saga

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2. What book would you want as your Valentine?

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas

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3. Candy hearts or chocolate?

DID SOMEBODY SAY CHOCOLATE?!?!?!?!?

4. What book would you give your true love?

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

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What if the person you need the most is someone you’ve never met?

Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.

In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?

5. What is your favorite rom-com?

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

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“Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you…”

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It’s company policy.) But they can’t quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.

Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill can’t believe this is his job now- reading other people’s e-mail. When he applied to be “internet security officer,” he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.

When Lincoln comes across Beth’s and Jennifer’s messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can’t help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.

By the time Lincoln realizes he’s falling for Beth, it’s way too late to introduce himself.

What would he say . . . ?

6. Best Valentine’s Day gift you’ve ever received?

At this point in time, I can’t remember ever getting a Valentine’s Day gift. It’s a holiday that I don’t typically celebrate because I personally have very bad memories tied to the holiday. Valentine’s Day is also my dog’s birthday so I typically celebrate that instead. I feel like this year will be a tad different though because I have a new boyfriend that actually treats me amazingly and I feel like he will want to celebrate in some way. So if any of you care at all, I guess I can update this later if I get a gift from him.

7. What is your favorite or least favorite thing about Valentine’s Day? Do you love it or hate it?

I feel like I answered this in the last question but I’ll do it again. My favorite thing is the birth of my wonderful fur baby. But, I personally do not like Valentine’s Day.

Eradicating My TBR #221-230

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The Seven Deadly Sins Vol. 1 by Nakaba Suzuki

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It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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Maybe Someday (Maybe #1) by Colleen Hoover

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Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic #1) by Sophie Kinsella

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The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman & Megan Spooner

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Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick

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