Contemporaryathon Round 4 Wrap Up

This readathon ran from the 11th to the 17th Jaunuary and it was a great chance for me to get through all the contemporary books I have piling up on my shelves. This readathon is run mostly on Booktube.

It was a good readathon for me, I got to the two books I most wanted to get to and I started two more, as well as discovering a contemporary that made me sob in the car on the way to work. I started and finished three books and started two more so I would definitely count that as a successful readathon.

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PrideZuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable.

When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding.

But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick’s changing landscape, or lose it all.

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January Wrap Up

Another month gone! It’s already been 2019 for over thirty-one days, which is more than a little strange. At the end of this month was my birthday, so I knew I would be getting books then (I always get books!). Which meant I had to clear out some space on my bookshelves and since I was doing the Upside Down Reading Challenge, I was given the perfect opportunity to try and clear some space.

This wrap up is a little late but I’m hoping to get far more on top of things after this.

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Contemporaryathon Round 4

I find this readathon so fun and I’m happy to take part in another round! And this is coming up at a perfect time when I’m feeling not too inspired by readathons at the moment. Due to this I’ve doubled up on a lot of the challenges, though I hope to read a lot more contemporary books during this week.

This readathon runs from the 11th to the 17th February. The Instagram is here.


  • Read your most recently acquired contemporary book
  • Read a book with blurple (blue/purple) on the cover
  • Read a diverse contemporary
  • Read a dark/emotional/hard-hitting contemporary
  • Read a contemporary you meant to read in 2018 but didn’t
  • Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format
  • Read a contemporary with a picture on the spine

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Deceased and Desist

Deceased and Desist (A Tallie Graver Mystery #3)Most housecleaners don’t do windows, but Tallie Graver loves leaving a pane of glass streak-free and sparkling. After a dirty divorce from a filthy-rich jerk, she’s started her own cleaning business to make ends meet. On her latest job, prepping a renovated bed and breakfast for a grand re-opening, she’s standing outside on a ladder, wiping off a grimy pane, when she spies a man on a bed through the glass. But the B&B isn’t open for business yet—and the man’s not sleeping. Her family owns the Graver Funeral Home, so Tallie knows a corpse when she sees one.

The victim is a shady building inspector with a reputation for handing out passing grades for a greased palm. With the local police resistant, Tallie launches her own investigation, before she gets a rep as a town crank. But it’s going to take more than a squirt bottle and a squeegee to clean up this mess. With the help of her gal pal Gina, Tallie searches for a killer’s motive. But she’d better be careful, or it’ll be curtains for this window cleaner . . .

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SadieA missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial-like podcast following the clues she’s left behind.

Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him.

When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.

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