Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBR

The Summer Biannual Bibliothon is coming up, and I’m excited to say that this is my third time participating! (Goes from July 23-29.)

You know what’s even better about this year?

There are blog challenges!!

Of course, these challenges are just for fun, but no matter. *does happy dance*

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Or how about a cutesier dance, reminiscent of the good ol’ Tom and Jerry days?

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Now, all we have to do is wait for these challenges to be revealed. *sits and waits impatiently*

Anyway.

I used to think I’d read seven books to complete all seven challenges (hahaha—who was I kidding?), but I now know that isn’t happening because I failed to do so the past two times I participated in this reading challenge.

So, this time I’m being realistic (it’s a new thing I’m trying) and have chosen just four books. 👍

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1. Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel (Read From a Host’s Favorite Genre)

This relates indirectly to my current obsession with all things French. You see, I have given up slightly (only slightly—I’m still searching, so if anyone’s got any suggestions…) on finding books set in Paris (or other parts of France), so I have expanded my horizons to Europe.

And that’s when I remembered this book. I’d been perusing the shelves of my library one day when this book drew my attention (I mean, it’s called Palace of Spies), but I’d never gotten to actually reading it.

Now I’ve got the chance since I know it’s set in England, most likely Victorian England. (There was a time when I was obsessed with this too, though I still love books set there—if it isn’t a genre, it should be. There are so many historical fiction books set in this time period.)

Oops, that reminds me, almost forgot to add—this book pertains to Caz’s favorite genre. You guessed it: historical fiction!

2. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi (Read a Book That Has Been Banned)

I’ve seen this book floating around the blogosphere (that’s a thing people say, yes?), and it intrigued me.

I don’t read a lot of nonfiction, so reading a book about the Islamic Revolution by a person who actually lived through it (made more interesting because she was a child at the time—a kid’s perspective makes everything better) would be a great option.

Also, there might be the fact that this book is technically both a memoir and a graphic novel.

What? Graphic novels are perfect for read-a-thons! *knows some of you are silently judging, but doesn’t care*

3. The Witches by Roald Dahl (Throwback Challenge)

As I’ve mentioned before, Roald Dahl’s books were my childhood. My childhood. *holds hand over heart*

So, I’ve chosen the “read a childhood book,” or something along those words, challenge, and what better book to pick than The Witches? 

Now that I think about it, that book must’ve been pretty scary to some children… (I know I was a bit creeped out when I first read it). They probably started believing witches existed. Do they? *looks around nervously*

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4. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (LGBTQIA+)

*squeals very loudly*

This book might have been my most anticipated read of this year. Now that it’s been released, I cannot wait to read it.

In fact, I’m just itching to pick it up right now… *slaps own hand* Stop it! Must. Have. Self-control. *struggles*

*gasps* And I have just read a review of the book and it mentions the book takes place in Paris at some point!

Oh, book, you and I were meant to be. (Okay, okay, enough drama 😂.)

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Alright, that’s my TBR!

Are you participating in the biannual bibliothon? If so, is this your first time participating? What books are you planning on reading?

Let me know in the comments below! (Just realized that rhymes.)

Thanks for reading! 👋

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June TBR

This month’s TBR is fairly ambitious, though I think I can do it. Optimism! 😉 👍

Okay, so here are the books I’m planning on reading:

1. The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

I’m currently reading this book and I’m really appreciating how real it is. I may write a review on it, but if not, I’ll definitely be discussing it a bit in my June Wrap Up. (Ah, that seems so far away right now…)

2. The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín

I’m currently reading this as well. It just keeps getting creepier and creepier… *shivers*

3. Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

I’m really excited to read this book because a friend of mine who is usually really picky with books actually enjoyed it very much. Also, I’m interested to read a (sort of) Mulan retelling.

4. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I’m a bit confused as to what this story is really about, but I’m still incredibly excited. The storyline seems very intricate, and another friend of mine (the same one who recommended the Dorothy Must Die series, so I trust her opinion) has been raving about it nonstop, so I really want to pick the book up soon.

5. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

This has been my most anticipated read for a long time. I’ve heard so much about how fun and quirky it is, so I really want to pick it up since it’s summer. It seems like the perfect summer read. ☀️

6. Reread the rest of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I’m really excited to be reading them again! I know I’ve forgotten some things, so I can’t wait to delve into the world of Greek gods, demigods, and experience Camp Half-Blood Percy’s eyes again. 🙂

7. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

I’m anticipating how good this book will be because I absolutely loved Francesca Zappia’s other book, Made You Up, about a girl with schizophrenia who one day sees a boy that she thought she’d hallucinated. I 100% recommend that book.


Okay, so that’s it for my TBR!

Of course, I’m not going to necessarily stick 100% to this because I want to have some freedom in choosing what to read. 😊

Thanks for reading! 👋