20 Books of Summer: How Did I Do?

Back in June, I decided to take part in the “20 Books of Summer” reading challenge by Cathy @ 746 books. What I liked about this challenge is that it’s super flexible and can cater to any type of reader. You can change your TBR in the middle of the challenge, and you can change the number of books you want to read. I ended up going with 10 books, but in the middle of the challenge I decided to change the books I wanted to read.

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YA books with male protagonists, pt. 2

A few years back, I noticed that most of the YA books I read had female protagonists. Because of that, I decided to compile a list of books that mainly focus on a male character. To be honest, I had a hard time finding books with male protagonists, but it’s been a few years and I thought I’d update the list.

[check out part 1 here]

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Replacing weapons on book covers with food. That’s it. That’s the post.

I’m a huge fantasy fan, and one thing I’ve noticed is that a lot of fantasy books have weapons on their covers. While I was making a few graphics for class, I decided to have a little fun and photoshop some book covers.

I present to you one of the silliest things I’ve done on this blog: editing characters holding weapons to make them look like they’re holding food instead.

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guessing books based on their one star reviews

I saw this video of Merphy Napier guessing books based on their one star reviews recommended on my YouTube feed, and I thought it sounded like a fun idea. I made a list of a bunch of popular YA/adult books I’ve read, and I forced asked my sister to compile 10 one-star reviews. Thank you to my sister for gathering these for me (and blurring out any character names and the title of the book if it’s mentioned) and enabling me to do silly things on the internet XD

If you’d like to play along, make a list from 1-10 and see how many you can guess correctly (the answers will be revealed at the end)!

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popular series I stopped reading

Looking at my reading tastes, I tend to read books that are massively popular. I usually don’t have a lot of time to read, so when I pick something up, I want to know that I’ll love it. That being said, there are a few series that many people love that I quit mid-way. There are a few different reasons why I stopped reading these series, and I thought I’d talk about them here.

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20 Books of Summer – let’s do this!

As a mood reader, I don’t participate in reading challenges or create TBRs. However, my goal this year is to get my physical TBR down to zero, and I’m already falling behind. When I saw that Caro @ CJR The Brit was doing this challenge, I decided to join as well to get myself back on track! This challenge was originally created by Cathy @ 746 Books.

The challenge is to read 20 books between June 1 (today!) and September 1. What drew me to this is that the rules are pretty lax. You don’t want to read 20 books? 10 books is fine, too! You want to switch out a title in your TBR? Sure, you can do that as well! You can really cater this to your wants/needs, and it seems like the sort of thing that can ease you into the reading challenge realm before getting to the hardcore stuff.

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preorder campaign page is live!

A looooong time ago someone suggested that I should create a place where people can go and see what kind of preorder campaigns are out there in the world. I thought what a great idea, and then promptly forgot about it until recently. I’ve been slowly gathering preorder campaign info, and I compiled what I found into a blog page that you can check out here (it’s also at the top of my blog).

If there is a campaign that I missed, I included a place where you can submit the information for me to put into the page so everyone can see (you can also comment on this post or that page).

Please enjoy!

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Stay awkward and amazing!

books that made me cry like I did during college finals


Finals week is over, which means I can finally decompress and enjoy life. This past semester has been seriously tough mentally and emotionally, so I couldn’t help but cry in relief that I’m done. As a sympathetic crier (I start tearing up when others cry), it doesn’t take much to make my eyes sweat. I thought I’d compile a list of books that made me tear up as a celebration of finishing this semester. (Don’t question my logic… my brain is fried and I don’t feel like thinking).

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Crescent City #2 Title Reveal!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been dying to know what happened next after reading House of Earth and Blood. Not too long ago, Sarah J. Maas announced the title to Crescent City #2. In my HOEAB review I predicted that the sequel would be named “House of Flame and Shadow”… Was I right?

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