Top Ten Bookish Worlds I Never Want to Live In

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme. It used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but now it is being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I’ve been a little absent on this blog meme for the last couple of Tuesdays but I’m hoping to get back on track!

This week’s theme is Top Ten Bookish Worlds I Want to Live in/Never Want to Live In. I chose the latter because I feel like I’ve done the first option before and felt like all the answers would be very predictable.

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Borrowathon Wrap Up


The next round of Borrowathon has finished! My TBR is here if you want to get out how I did. This readathon ran from the 20th March to the 27th March.

Well, I’m always glad for an excuse to read all the library books I have. I’m part of two different county libraries, which means I can borrow books from anywhere in those two counties. Not to mention the Australian library I joined and still borrow ebooks from! This means at any one time I’ll have about forty books out from the library and added to the books I already own and sometimes I get overwhelmed by the choice. Not this week though, this week was all about reading library books and boy did I ever. I read about nine library books (and borrowed twelve but let’s not talk about that).

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Piecing Me Together

Piecing Me TogetherJade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she’s ever going to succeed. Her mother tells her to take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. And Jade has: every day she rides the bus away from her friends and to the private school where she feels like an outsider, but where she has plenty of opportunities. But some opportunities she doesn’t really welcome, like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for “at-risk” girls.

Just because her mentor is black and graduated from the same high school doesn’t mean she understands where Jade is coming from. She’s tired of being singled out as someone who needs help, someone people want to fix. Jade wants to speak, to create, to express her joys and sorrows, her pain and her hope. Maybe there are some things she could show other women about understanding the world and finding ways to be real, to make a difference.

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The Surviving Girls

The Surviving Girls (Hidden Sins, #3)Twelve years ago, Lei Zhang and her friend Emma Nilsson miraculously lived through the notorious Sorority Row Murders that left twenty-one of their sisters dead. Still wrestling with the trauma but finally, out of the limelight, Lei and Emma are now devoted to helping other victims find closure. But most disturbing for Lei—beyond the gut-wrenching survivor guilt—is that the killer was her boyfriend. He’s behind bars, but she’ll never lower her guard again.

When a copycat killer targets Lei and Emma, FBI Agent Dante Young is put in charge of anticipating the sociopath’s every move. But what he doesn’t expect is his immediate and overpowering attraction to Lei. The closer they get to each other, the more desperate and terrifying the questions become: Who wants to finish what the killer started—and why?

Now Agent Young vows to protect Lei at all costs. If they have any chance of a future together, first they have to stay alive…

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Scallywagathon Round 2

Scallywagathon has already started and I completely missed it until BooksandLala put up her TBR for this. This readathon runs from the 20th-27th May (same days as Borrowathon) and this readathon is based around a map where the challenges vary depending on where you go. You can follow the map or wander as you like but the idea is to complete four challenges.

The first TBR is here for a little more information. The link for this round is here.

As I will be taking part in Borrowathon at the same time, I will be primarily looking at my library books to fulfil these challenges.

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Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.

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Ramadan Readathon

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Ramadan Readathon is back! This is a month-long reading challenge during the month of Ramadan where the focus of the challenge is to read more books by Muslim authors. As I understand the dates of Ramadan are not set in stone but the readathon runs from the 17th May to the 15th June. There is a blog tour and a photo challenge (which I’m hoping to take part in) and it’s a great chance to push certain books to the top of my TBR. The intro post is here which goes into a great deal more detail.

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Top Ten Disliked Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme. It used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but now it is being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is ‘top ten books I disliked but I’m glad I read all the same’. Most of these books are either classics or books that have been so recced everywhere that I’m glad I read them so I know these books, but actually disliked them at the end.

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