Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge

June starts tomorrow, which means it’s officially the start of Summer Reading season (at least, for me), even if it’s not really Summer, yet. This year I’m going to share my TBR according to the Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge. It features 23 challenges, either summer related or designed to stretch your reading comfort zone.


coverInto the Great Wide Open: Read a book that takes place in the great wide open.

The Gracekeepers tells the story of Callanish and North. Callanish is a “gracekeeper” who lays the dead to rest deep in the sea, alone on an island. North is a performer in a traveling circus that sails from one archipelago to the next in a world that’s covered in water. This sounds like a beautiful story of friendship and adventure on the vast sea.


Get Your Grill On: Read a book that features outdoor summer activities.

This memoir by Cameron Powell tells the tale of his 500-mile journey across Spain with his mother, who has cancer (hiking is a summery enough, right?). This book comes out on June 5th, and I’m excited to start reading it.


9780316341684_zoomThe Colors of Summer: Read a book that features a yellow, green, or sandy cover.

Yellow enough, yes? I’ve been excited to read Strange the Dreamer for a long time, and all of my friends who have read it have spoken highly of it. I’m not too clear on what the plot is, but I believe it centers around a boy who wants to find a lost city.


51bgoe2bi2ul-_sx351_bo1204203200_Beach Bum: Read a book that could be considered a “beach read.”

According to PureWow, this is a beach read. I’ve been meaning to read this book for a while, but never really got to it. Anyways, it’s a high school murder mystery that combines The Breakfast Club with Pretty Little Liars.


91tgqva-1tlSand Between My Toes: Read a book that takes place in or around a beach or ocean.

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids is the story of Elyse, a singer who lost her voice in a boating accident. She accepts a friends invitation to stay in a seaside town in Oregon, and I’m sure some romance ensues.


22926200Ocean Blue: Read a book that takes place on the water.

Denver sneaks into a beach party in Malibu, but things turn from bad to worse when a tsunami strikes California and Denver is swept out to sea on a small boat with the most popular kids at her high school.


the-little-beach-street-bakeryHook ‘Em: Read a book that features fishing or fishermen.

According to the Goodreads List “Fisherman Novels”, this book features a fisherman. In Little Beach Street Bakery, Polly Waterford moves to the seaside resort of Polbearne, where she opens a bakery.


31450960Sports-A-Holic: Read a book that features a popular summer sport.

Caroline is destined to be a wherryman (sailing = sport), but it might be too late. When her father is arrested, Caroline volunteers to transport mysterious cargo in exchange for his release, hoping the river will select her for the position of wherryman.


33958366Campfire Story: Read a book that scares the bejesus out of you.

I just selected a horror novel for this one, This Darkness Mine, about Sasha, a girl who absorbed her twin in the womb. But that doesn’t explain the gaps of missing time and memories of things she definitely didn’t do.



41lowc1t-kl-_sx332_bo1204203200_One and Done: Read a book that you can finish in one day.

The shortest book on my TBR pile, Get Well Soon features Anna, a girl who suffers from depression. Her parents have her sent to a mental hospital, where she meets a cute boy and a secretive roommate. One of my friends recommended this book, and I’m excited to see if it is good.



25844635Let’s Get it On: Read a book that features falling in or out of love.

Dylan is the younger sister of Dusty, the former Miss Mississippi and who is now marrying the prince of  Scotland. Dylan is thrust into the spotlight of reality TV, where she meets a cute bookish groomsman.




Take Pride: Read a book by an LGBT author or that features an LGBT character.

This book sounds really interesting and features two love stories centered around attending a convention, which sounds super cool. The author, Jen Wilde is bisexual, and I believe there is at least one LGBT character in the book.


17316589Read the World: Read a book that takes place in a country different from your own.

In The Kingdom of Little Wounds, Princess Sophia is preparing for her wedding in the Scandinavian city of Skyggehavn. However, a mysterious illness plagues the royal family and the courtier sets a devious plot into motion, hoping to win the king’s favor.


51xhz1hcall-_sx331_bo1204203200_Diversify Yourself: Read a book by an author of color.

Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In Orléans, the people are born gray and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful. But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace


51npba2ybalYou Have A Lovely Accent: Read a book that was translated from another language.

Ruby Red was translated from German and tells the tale of Gwyneth, whose cousin Charlotte had prepared to be a time traveler her whole life. Unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth who takes a trip through time to 18th century London, where she must solve mysteries about herself and her family.


13253994Won’t Be Long: Read a collection of short stories or essays.

Straying husbands lured into the sea can be fetched back, for a fee. Magpies whisper to lonely drivers late at night. Trees can make wishes come true – provided you know how to wish properly first. Houses creak, fill with water and keep a fretful watch on their inhabitants, straightening shower curtains and worrying about frayed carpets. A teenager’s growing pains are sometimes even bigger than him. And, on a windy beach, a small boy and his grandmother keep despair at bay with an old white door. In these stories, Cornish folklore slips into everyday life. Hopes, regrets and memories are entangled with catfish, wrecker’s lamps, standing stones and baying hounds, and relationships wax and wane in the glow of a moonlit sea.


41izl0igvjl-_sx328_bo1204203200_Poet at Heart: Read a book of poetry.

I’ve been seeing this book everywhere. It’s a poetry collection about growth, healing, ancestry, honoring one’s roots, and rising up to find a home within yourself. All of the people I know who’ve read this have spoken very highly of it, and I’m sure it will be an interesting read.


975076My, What Big Teeth You Have: Read a book that puts a spin on a fairy-tale.

The Night Dance is a retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, as you can probably tell. I don’t really know what spin is put on the tale, but I hope that it will be an interesting take on one of my favorite fairy tales.



23719270High Noon: Read a classic or contemporary Western.

When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow.


bookcover_replicaTBRing It: Read a book from the bottom of your TBR pile.

I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while. Replica features a research institute off the coast of Florida, where thousands of replicas, or human models are made. Lyra is a Replica, while Gemma is a girl who gets abducted by a stranger claiming to know her. They must both unravel the mysteries of Haven, and learn the terrible truth about themselves.


51zb1ggd5vl-_sx328_bo1204203200_Unshelve It: Read a book that’s been sitting on your Goodreads shelves for a while.

I’ve had this book on my Want to Read shelf for a little over a year, and I’ve heard it’s really good. Blue meets Gansey on St. Mark’s Eve, when the soon-to-be dead walk past. For long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, she isn’t so sure anymore.


PrintChildhood Reboot: Read a choose-your-own-adventure novel.

I just saw this being announced, and it looks really cool. I believe it is a historical romance, and it is also choose-your-own-adventure that allows you to pick between several romantic interests and situations.



c786e0a2e300f9fc1d65b5bf5b7fc886Listen to Me: Listen to an audiobook.

I’ve been making my way through The Mortal Instruments the past month or so, and I’ve really been enjoying it. I’m sure most of you know about the plot of this series, but if not it is about a group of Shadowhunters, who rid the world of demons.



Quite a long TBR post, but it is for three months. I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to get to all of these books, though I may not stick strictly to this TBR. Stay tuned for Wrap-Ups throughout the summer.

Have a lovely day!

xoxo, Adeline




#readathonbyzoe: December 2017

Hey all.

I very much enjoy 24 Hour Readathons because I tend to read more during the day of the event than I do in week long readathons and I think I’ll be able to squeeze in a lot of reading during this one.

This particular readathon was started by Zoe Herdt, who is one of my favorite BookTubers. Here is a link to the video she posted detailing this readathon: Video. I think that this is fourth 24 Hour Readathon Zoe has held this year.

As you can probably guess from the name 24 Hour Readathon, the goal is to read as many books as you can in one 24 hour period. In this case that will be this Saturday, December 9th. You start reading as the clock strikes midnight wherever you are, and read as much as you can before the clock strikes midnight again.

Okay, now for my TBR for this event. I’m not sure I’ll be able to read all day, so I’ve only picked up a couple, and these may change when I actually start reading.


Winter by Marissa Meyer

This is the fourth book in the Lunar Chronicles series. I just finished the third book, Cress, and LOVED it, so I’m so excited to read this one. It is quite long (832 pages), so I probably won’t get to read much else.






The Giver by Lois Lowry

I’ve never read this book, but lots of my friends have recommended it to me, so I thought I’d give it a try. It’s on the shorter side, so I may be able to finish it.

BookTubeAThon TBR 2017

It’s that time of year again- BookTubeAThon! I’m not a booktuber, but I thought it would be fun to participate anyway.

BookTube is a community of people on YouTube who post videos about books and reading, and every summer there is a seven-day read-a-thon hosted by Ariel Bissett. This year it’s from July 24th to July 30th. The main goal is to read seven books, but there are also six other reading challenges.

Without further ado, here is my TBR:

51dkyfgx6xl-_sx329_bo1204203200_I am going to read Alex and Eliza for the challenge Read a book with a person on the cover. As you might guess, this book is about the love story between Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, and as I’m a big Hamilton fan, I thought it would be a fun read. I’m about seventy pages into the book already, so I’m excited to finish it.



30117284For the Read a hyped book challenge, I chose Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth. This book was incredibly hyped when it came out, and that’s one of the reasons I bought it. Now, it’s been sitting on my TBR shelf for a while, so I decided to finally pick it up.




31212365The next challenge is Read a book in one day. I’m going to read Optimists Die First. This book is relatively short (224 pages), so I think I can get it done in a day. Several of my friends have highly recommended it to me, so I hope it lives up to the things I have heard.




31815272The fourth challenge is Read a book about a character that is very different from you. I picked Anna and the Swallow Man. This book is about a seven-year old girl who lives in Poland in 1939. Her father, who is a professor, is taken away in the purge of intellectuals. After he’s gone, she meets a mysterious father-like man who takes her on a journey around the country. Anna experiences a very different situation than me.



9780399538537_p0_v3_s1200x630Then we have the challenge Finish a book completely outdoors. I don’t read outdoors much, but I decided to read Tales of the Peculiar, which is a collection of short stories about the world of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and subsequent books. I got Tales of the Peculiar on audiobook so that I can listen to it while I walk outside.



20983362Challenge number six is Read a book you bought because of the cover. For this one, I picked Passenger, a book about Etta Spencer, a violin prodigy who gets taken back in time to the 1700s.





32302187The final challenge is Read seven books. I already have the six books listed above and I chose The Leaf Reader as my seventh book. It’s about a girl named Marnie who learns how to read tea leaves, but doesn’t believe the predictions are true. That is, until she does a reading for Matt.




Well, that’s it for my TBR! It’s a little ambitious, but I’ll see how many I can manage. Guess we’ll find out in my wrap-up…


Check out my BookTubeAThon reading progress with this spreadsheet: