#TBRTakedown 4.0 TBR


June 20th – 26th @TBRTAKEDOWN

I haven’t been reading much lately and it’s driving me crazy.This is one of my favorite read-a-thons and I participate every single time. Hopefully this will get me reading again. I don’t expect to complete all the challenges. Honestly, if I can get two books read, I will be happy. Here are the books I picked out…

Challenges/TBR:

  1. TBR over a year [longest] – The Final Descent by Rick Yancey
  2. Sequel – God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert
  3. First book in a series – Rat Queens Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe (Writer), Roc Upchurch (Illustrator)
  4. Out of comfort zone [whatever that means for you] – Day of the Wolf by Charles G. West – Currently Reading
  5. Most Recent Book Haul – The Tudor Throne by Brandy Purdy

#TBRTakedown 3.5 TBR

April 8th – 10th @TBRTAKEDOWN

I’m not sure how well I’m going to do because I’m sick again (third time this year), but I’m going to give it a try. Wish me luck. 🙂

Challenges/TBR:

1. Standalone – Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
2. Most Recent Haul – The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
3. Catch Up in a Series – The Final Descent (The Monstrumologist #4) by Rick Yancey
4. TBR Shelf Over a Year (or the longest) – Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 1 (Death Note #1-2) by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata

#TBRTakedown Readathon


The books I hope to read:

A book that’s been on your TBR over a year – DONE

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Guys, I got this book for Christmas 2013. I just kept putting off reading it because it’s my last unread Doctor Who book. I wanted to save it for when I’m in a reading slump but I couldn’t find any other books that I haven’t read, I’ve had for over a year, and that weren’t way too long. Oh well. I am super excited to finally get to this one. It also gives me an excuse to buy some more Doctor Who books. Not that I need an excuse, but it does help.

Summary: It is the day after John F. Kennedy’s assassination and the faces of the dead are everywhere. PC Reg Cranfield sees his recently deceased father in the mists along Totter’s Lane. Reporter Mae Callon sees her late grandmother in a coffee stain on her desk. FBI Special Agent Warren Skeet finds his long-dead partner staring back at him from raindrops on a window pane. Then the faces begin to talk, and scream… and push through into our world. As the alien Shroud begins to feast on the grief of a world in mourning, can the Doctor dig deep enough into his own sorrow to save mankind?


Unread sequel on your TBR shelf – DONE

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This was a bit difficult for me. Most of the series that I have on my shelves I need to re-read the first book (or few books) before I can get to the ones I haven’t read. I am also in a weird mood and only want to read paperbacks right now. I couldn’t find anything that fit that except books that were huge, so I settled for Flame. Which is fine, I really enjoyed the first two books and can’t wait to finish this trilogy off. I’m just not that excited about reading a hardcover right now.

Summary: *Warning: this is the third book in a trilogy. 

In the thrilling conclusion to the Sky Chasers series Waverly, Kieran, and Seth struggle to survive on-board the New Horizon—and take down their enemies before it’s too late.

Waverly and the other members of the Empyrean have scattered, and their home ship has been destroyed. Their mission to rescue their parents didn’t go as planned, and now they’re at an even greater disadvantage: trapped with their enemies on the New Horizon, trying to find a way to survive. Kieran has been pulled under Anne Mather’s wing, but is she really trying to make peace, or just using Kieran to build her own power? Meanwhile, Waverly is taken in by a mysterious old man who wants to help her bring Anne Mather down—but the more Waverly cooperates with him, the more dangerous her position is, and the more at odds with Kieran she becomes.

Seth’s situation is even worse. After setting out from the Empyrean on his own, with only a vague strategy to guide him, he is a fugitive aboard the New Horizon. He’s doing what he can to challenge the power of Anne Mather, but he’s badly hurt, and getting sicker.

Will Seth ever see Waverly again? Will his health hold out long enough to help her topple their enemies? And will Waverly find a way to unite with her friends before they all fall? Nothing is sure and every moment is a risk in this explosive finale of the Sky Chasers series.


A first book in a series on your TBR shelf – DONE

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Finding a book on my shelves that is the first in a series wasn’t that hard. Finding a book on my shelves that is the first in a series, not super long, sounds like something I might want to read soon, and is part of a completed series was a bit harder. I try not to start series now unless I own all the books. My memory is just too bad for that.

Summary: Some people have the Sight. Genevieve Scelan has the Scent.

They call her “Hound,” and with her unique supernatural sense Evie can track nearly anything—lost keys, vanished family heirlooms . . . even missing people. And though she knows to stay out of the magical undercurrent that runs beneath Boston’s historic streets, a midnight phone call from a long-vanished lover will destroy the careful boundaries she has drawn. Now, to pay a years-old debt, Evie must venture into the shadowy world that lies between myth and reality, where she will find betrayal, conspiracies, and revelations that will shatter all she believes about herself and the city she claims as home.

When the Hunt is on, the Hound must run . . .


“Out of your comfort zone” book

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So technically this isn’t a book that’s out of my comfort zone. I tried so hard to find one, but I just couldn’t. I read pretty much everything. I honestly can’t think of any book that might be out of my comfort zone.

This is different from all the other books I picked for this read-a-thon. Does that count? lol

Summary: For the past century, what’s left of mankind has hidden in a giant, three-walled city, trapped in fear of the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming humankind, but the sudden appearance of an enormous Titan is about to change everything..


A book from your most recent book haul

51737Okay, so I’m cheating a little bit with this one too. This book isn’t from my last book haul. All the books from my last two book hauls are packed up in boxes waiting to go to my mom’s house. I didn’t want to dig through all of those books. So I went back a couple of book hauls until I found one that had a book that is still on my shelves that I haven’t read yet. I know, I’m horrible, but at least I’m trying.

Summary: A long, hot summer…

That’s what Macy has to look forward to while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a boring job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be passed with her mother, the two of them sharing a silent grief at the traumatic loss of Macy’s father.

But sometimes, unexpected things can happen—things such as the catering job at Wish, with its fun-loving, chaotic crew. Or her sister’s project of renovating the neglected beach house, awakening long-buried memories. Things such as meeting Wes, a boy with a past, a taste for Truth-telling, and an amazing artistic talent, the kind of boy who could turn any girl’s world upside down. As Macy ventures out of her shell, she begins to wonder, Is it really better to be safe than sorry?