Friday, July 27, 2018

Booktubeathon 2018 TBR List!

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Over the years I've heard rumblings about Booktubeathon, and I guess maybe because I'm not a "booktuber" myself, I never considered participating. I loved following along with the challenge and seeing everyone's creative lists, and I decided that this year - I want in!!!


Building the list might be as fun as actually doing the reading, because I've had a seriously good time picking books to fit the challenges! Before I get into that, here's the basics.

Booktubeathon runs from July 30th - August 5th this year, and challenges participants to do the following:

1. Let a coin toss decide your first read.
2. Read a book about something you want to do.
3. Read and watch a book to movie adaptation.
4. Read a book with green on the cover.
5. Read a book while wearing the same hat the whole time.
6. Read a book with a beautiful spine.
7. Read seven books.

Sounds like fun, right??

Booktubeathon TBR list 2018

SO, I've officially compiled my TBR (or To Be Read) list, and I'm not gonna lie - I tried really hard to set myself up for success and I picked some seriously SHORT books! I'd love to actually complete this, but if I pick a stack of 300-400 page novels, it'll never happen. I'm fast, but not THAT fast!

Here's what I'm reading!

love and leftovers

Love & Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
(Coin Flip Win)

I made this one heads, and "Very Good Lives" tails, did a flip, and heads won. I kind of like this strategy, actually....starting with the longest book to get it out of the way. This book is over 400 pages! Which is crazy to include in a challenge, but it's written in verse - it's like a big collection of little poems that tell one story. So I think it's doable, and I'm looking forward to it!

Writer to Writer by Gail Carson Levine
(Something I want to do)

I've always wanted to write a book, and while this book is geared towards younger writers (helps to get through it more quickly!), I still think I'll get lots of nuggets of wisdom from this one.

simon booksimonmovie

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli + Love, Simon
(Book to Movie)

I was trying to find something current and good but not too-too long or heavy, and this popped up without having to look very hard, so it felt perfect! A friend had JUST mentioned it a couple days before I came across it for this, so I figured it was a sign!

In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It by Lauren Graham 
(Green on the cover)
This book is an expansion of Lauren Graham's commencement speech at her hometown high school. I love her and everything she has to say, especially if she's being inspiring and uplifting, so sign me up!

feminists book

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(Read while wearing a hat)

This quick little book is a highly rated expansion of a TED talk that discusses modern feminism, and I think this fits the feel of 2018 perfectly! Can't wait to read it, and I'll be wearing a hat the whole time.

And Every Morning, The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrick Backman
(Beautiful Spine)

While there's not a ton going on with this spine, the colors of it - which are the colors of sun playing with clouds in the sky - are my favorite. I take a lot of sky pictures! This sounds like a lovely, sweet little book and I can't wait to read it.

Very Good Lives by JK Rowling
(Read 7 Books)

This is another super short read, adapted from a speech given by JK Rowling. I cannot wait to take in her words, and I think this will be a great ending to the challenge!

There are no rules here, but I think this lined up kind of perfectly so I plan to read them in this order. The three longest books are at the top of this list, and the last four are very short. So if I can get through the big ones, even if they take a while, I should be able to fly through the quick ones as the challenge comes to an end!

I'm SO excited to get started!!! I will be chronicling this on my book Instagram, @jennsbookshelf if you'd like to follow along! And it's not too late to join me if you feel like taking on a summer book challenge! ;)

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