The first booktuber that I started watching was Between Chapters. I think I enjoy her so much because she is more adult, I'm most likely still older. I also tend to agree with her reviews. I also appreciate that she understand the importance of audiobooks. This is more so now that she has her own child.
When she announced that she was doing a read-a-thon I decided I needed to join in. I cannot remember her doing it before. I also really like read-a-thons. It makes me feel connected to other people while reading. Sappy I know - but you try being a single mom.
The read-a-thon is only a week long and has five categories. I am going to actually have to try to finish this one. Although, the selections are pretty reasonable. You can also combine categories.
1. Read a book with a read and green cover - The Elites by Natasha Ngan
2. Read a book while listening to holiday music - The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence
3. Read a warm and fuzzy book - Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N Holmberg
4. Read a short book - Ms. Marvel by G. Wilson
5. Read a holiday themed book - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
As you can see I kept with the authors that I am currently reading - to a point. I did use the read-a-thon as a way of getting a little variety. Then I will be on to at least one new author. Do you see the irony with reading Mark Lawrence with holiday music? If you don't then you most likely have not read any of his books. I have also been meaning to read Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet. I love Charlie Holmberg. Ms. Marvel is another book I have been meaning to read. I want to start reading more graphic novels - although this may actually be considered a comic book. Finally, A Christmas Carol is the ultimate holiday themed book. I couldn't stomach the thought of reading one of my Christmas Kindle Romance freebies.
If you want to see the original directions to the read-a-thon you can watch Between Chapter's video below.
As I mentioned earlier, I am trying to focus more on reading all the books by select authors. There will be deviations to this - like my detour to Harry Potter last week. I have already started reading Mark Lawrence, and am almost finished up with his Broken Empire series. In addition, I started reading Natasha Ngan. She has a total of three books out. I read one and am saving another for a read-a-thon next month. Any books I do not finish I will put on hold for the week of December for the Read-A-Thon. I will be posting more information about it the end of this week.
Here are the next five books on my TBR list. I write out my TBR in lists of five as I tend to deviate from book lists pretty easy. Another shiny cover catches my attention and I pick it up rather than what I had panned. I find if I plan five books at a time then I mostly finish them before moving on. Sometimes a book takes a bit longer, but overall it works out. All but one of my books on the list are science fiction/fantasy. It should be some good reading.
List - Goodreads Top 2018 Books
New Release Science Fiction
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