August 2016 Paperback Releases | Cover Changes and Movie Tie-Ins

I usually do these posts for the people who prefer buying paperbacks over hardcovers whether it be because paperbacks are cheaper or because they are easier to carry around. Paperback releases aren't really promoted as much as the brand new hardcovers, so I put it all in one post to make it easier.
But this month there are quite a few cover changes along with the Ms. Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children movie tie-in edition. There is also a B&N exclusive paperback that contains movie photos. Let me know what you think of the cover changes. Also, do you mind movie/television tie-in editons?

August 2

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
Clariel by Garth Nix

The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith*
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich*
The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle*


August 15

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
I Crawl Through It by A.S. King

August 23



August 30

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch


*cover change
**movie cover

What do you think of the cover changes? Do you prefer the old covers or are the new ones an improvement? Also what do you think of the Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children movie cover.



Booktubeathon 2016 | Updates and Wrap Up

I'll be do one post with all of my updates throughout the week as well as my wrap up. I did the same thing last year when I participated. I have an idea of the books I want to read, but haven't really set a concrete TBR. Wish me luck!

The Booktubeathon is a readathon on booktube started by Ariel Bissett. This one starts on July 18th to July 24th. There are reading challenges, but they are not manditory. There are also video challenges since it is about the booktube community, and this year bookstagram has been included.


Challenges

1. Read a book with yellow on the cover.
2. Read a book only after sunset.
3. Read a book you discovered through booktube.
4. Read a book by one of your favorite authors.
5. Read a book that is older than you.
6. Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation.
7. Read seven books.


Daily Updates


Day 1
- I read a little bit of Dorothy Must Die, but I'm not counting it towards the readathon. I didn't even get to read much of it because I got a really bad headache.

Day 2
- I finished reading Dorothy Must Die, and picked up my first actual book for the readathon, More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. I'm using this book to complete the Read a book with yellow on the cover challenge. I only got a couple of pages into it before I fell asleep.

Day 3
- I started reading More Happy Than Not and it's starting off kind of slow. I tried reading this at work, but didn't get much of it read until I got home and read up to page 111.

Day 4
- I read up to page 190. This book is really hard to get through, not because of the writing, but because of the subject matter. The book really took a turn from the slow pacing in the beginning. It's like whatever you thought was going on, just throw it out the window. Personally, I don't think this is the type of book you should just read through in one shot, and probably the wrong choice for a readathon, but it's a little too late for that now.

Day 5 and Day 6
- I forgot to log how many pages I read on day 5, but I didn't read that much and then just finished it on day 6. Most likely I'll have a post up on my thoughts on this book. I'm glad I got to read this book, but it was hard for me to process some of the stuff that happened in the book and so I kept stepping away from it to gather my thoughts. I didn't end up starting a new book on day 6,

Day 7
- I started reading Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta. This book was meant for the Read a book you discovered through booktube. I first heard about this book from Liana at Liana's Reviews. I didn't even expect to finish it today, but I was in the mood to read it. Hopefully I can keep this momentum and get a couple books in before the month is over.



I Suck at Readathons. | Weekend Reads



Recently I said I was going to participate in the TBR Takedown. Twice to be exact. I failed exactly both of those times to read a single book. Not even from my TBR just in general. So now, here we are a few days a away from the Booktubeathon, which I've participated in once before and I'm considering participating again. Even though I don't have a booktube channel I've always sort of enjoyed the reading challenges from the Booktubeathon which are not mandatory requirements, but always fun. 
So far this year my readathon track record is horrendous and I'm a little scared to even consider attempting another one especially one like the Booktubeathon. I know it's supposed to be fun, but when I can't even read a single book during these readathons it takes a little bit more to motivate myself to try again.
I mean, it's not like I haven't been reading. Sort of. I'm always reading something, it's just that it takes some time for me to finish a book. I keep getting sidetracked or sometimes I just don't feel like reading. It seems like this is starting to change though, which is kind of pushing me to participate.
Anyways, this is what I'll be reading this weekend and (hopefully) finishing so that I can (maybe) participate in the Booktubeathon.


Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige -I've got 1/4 or so of the book left. Most likely finishing this today.
Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsey Cummings - I've read a little bit of it the day I got it and haven't picked it up since, because I've been reading other books, but hoping to finish it this weekend.
Maybe you'll see a Booktubeathon TBR soon, maybe not...we'll just have to wait and see, I guess. Also, I didn't read this post through.....oops.



July 2016 Paperback Releases and Cover Changes

I haven't done this post in a year, but I thought I'd bring it back maybe once in a while. I like collecting a list of books that are coming out in paperback, because we can't always buy the latest hardcovers. Here's a list of the paperbacks that are coming out this month along with cover changes.

July 12


Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan*


July 26

Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
99 Days by Katie Cotugno

*cover change



#TBRTakedown 4.0 | TBR


The TBR Takedown is a readathon created by Shannon at Leaning Lights. The goal of this readathon is to catch up on your TBR. It began today, June 20th (12 am your time) and goes until June 26th (11:59 pm).

The Challenges:
1. TBR shelf over a year (or the longest)
2. Sequel
3. First Book In a Series
4. Out of Comfort Zone (whatever that means for you)
5. Most Recent Book Haul

I can't even say that I attempted this last time, because I really didn't. I created my TBR, and then just never followed through with reading. My excuse is that it was a mini TBR Takedown that only ran for 3 days, and now I have more time to read because it's the full seven days. Most likely I won't get through this TBR, but I thought I'd give it a show anyway.


TBR shelf over a year (or the longest) / First Book In A Series
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
I've had this on my shelf since around the time it came out. This was on my TBR for the 3.5 readathon, so I'm adding it again. The difference this time is that I've already started it. I picked this up at the beginning of the month and haven't made much progress, so I'm going to use the readathon as motivation to finish it. I'm also going to combine two of the challenges for this one.


Sequel
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
This was also on my TBR last time. Since then Jenny Han announced that there will be a third book! That definitely got me excited all over again about these books, and I definitely want to get to this as soon as possible.



Out of Comfort Zone
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Oh, what is this? Another book on my TBR from last time. Except this time I'm applying it to the "Out of Comfort Zone" challenge. This is historical fiction which something I don't really read much of, so I definitely think that applies to outside my comfort zone.


Most Recent Book Haul
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
I bout this a couple weeks ago at Target. If there's a special edition of something I will most likely go out and buy it even if I had little interest in it before. I've only read Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, but I loved the writing, the story, and (most importantly) the characters.