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My YA rankings! 💫 2019 Goodreads Choice Award 📚

As the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards have been announced I thought it would be a good time to go back and look at the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards & see how many I have read & what I would rank those books! The main focus will be the Young Adult Fantasy & Sci-Fi category but have also read 5 books in the Young Adult Fiction category too, so I’ll chat about those as well!

Young Adult Fantasy & Sci-Fi

So there is a few books that are sequels of books that I’m not interested in reading or I’m simply not up to that book yet. The sequels that I’m not interested in are: The Wicked King, Wayward Son, Queen of Air and Darkness, Finale, Defy Me, Bloodwitch, Rebel & The Secret of Commonwealth. The ones I’m just not up to are Supernova & The Toll. The only 2 books I didn’t read that I could have was We Hunt the Flame but I’m also not sure if I will read that one & Call Down the Hawk which I just haven’t gotten to yet.

My Ranking

First Place: Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

It was a tough decision between A Curse so Dark and Lonely, Sorcery of Thorns & Aurora Rising as they were both amazing. But Aurora Rising was just that little bit better I think.
Spoiler Free Review

Second Place: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse so Dark and Lonely is a close second for me! A Hear so Fierce and Broken was also amazing! I can’t wait for book 3 in this series!
Spoiler Free Review

Third Place: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

This was such and unique and amazing story! It’s a shame it was a standalone but I’m also keen for whatever the author releases next.

Fourth Place: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

King of Scars was really good but I do prefer the Six of Crows duology and it just wasn’t quite as good as the first three I placed!

Fifth Place: Serpent & Dove by Shalby Mahurin

I did enjoy Serpent & Dove overall but there were a couple things that weren’t my favourite. So, it definitely didn’t make it to the top of the list.
Spoiler Free Review

Sixth Place: Wilder Girls by Rory Power

This is easily my lowest rated on this list. This one only got 3 stars as I didn’t love the writing. There were also a couple other things that I wasn’t a fan of.
Spoiler Free Review

DNFd: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

I DNFd Four Dead Queens as I just couldn’t get into it. There wasn’t necessarily anything wrong with it but it just wasn’t vibing with me.

DNFd: The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

The Gilded Wolves I just didn’t enjoy from the start either and ended up DNFing. I found myself confused and bored so I didn’t continue. If a book doesn’t grip me early then I usually don’t push myself to read more and that was what happened here.

Young Adult Fiction

Majority of the books in this list I am simply not interested in as I’m not a Contemporary reader & I also only really got into Thrillers this year. There is only really 2 in this list that I’m interested in that I haven’t already read and those are Internment & The Fountains of Silence.

My Ranking!

First Place: The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

The Vanishing Stair is hands down my favourite in this list. The Truly Devious series is amazing & I can’t wait for the 4th book that is yet to release!
Spoiler Free Review

Second Place: The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

Another series that I love! The Princess and the Fangirl is such a fun contemporary and I have enjoyed everything I’ve read by Ashley Poston!
Spoiler Free Review

Third Place: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

On the Come Up was an awesome book but it didn’t compare with The Hate U Give by the same author!
Spoiler Free Review

Fourth Place: Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

I love a good mystery and this one was amazing! However, it wasn’t quite on the level of the top 3 books!
Spoiler Free Review

Fifth Place: Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco

Capturing the Devil is easily my least favourite in this list. I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper but it slowly went downhill from there for me. The plot was slowly taken over by the romance. I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper for the mystery & not the romance. So this got very annoying.

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Graphics-A-Thon Wrap Up 📚 Blogtober #21

Graphics-A-Thon is over and here is my wrap up! I completed all 5 challenges plus I read some other Graphic Novels as well.

1. Read a graphic with BIPOC representation

Goldie Vance: Vol 1 by Hope Larson & Brittany Williams

2. Read a graphic with disability &/or mental health representation

The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O’Niell

3. Read a graphic with LGBTQIA+ representation

Fence: Vol 2 by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad & Joana LaFuente

4. Read a spooky graphic

Frankenstein: Junji Ito: Story Collection

5. Read a graphic you predict you will give 5 stars

The Avant-Guards: Volume 1 by Carly Usdin & Noah Hayes

Other books read

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Graphics-A-Thon TBR 📚 Blogtober #11

Let’s talk about all the books I hope to read during Graphics-A-Thon!!

Graphics-A-Thon is a 9 day ReadAThon dedicated to reading Graphic Novels! It’s hosted by Destiny @ Howling Libraries, Ellyn @ allonsythornraxx & Rebecca @ Booksihly Rebecca
Dates: 11th – 19th October
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Read a book with BIPOC rep

Goldie Vance: Vol 1 by Hope Larson, Brittney Williams & Sarah Stern

Read a graphic with disability &/or mental health rep

The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O’Neill

Read a graphic with LGBTQIA+ rep

Fence: Vol 2 by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad & Joana Lafuente

Read a spooky graphic

Uzumaki by Junji Ito

Read a graphic you predict will be a 5 Star

The Avant-Guards: Vol 1 by Carly Usdin & Noah Hayes

Other possible reads

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Are you participating in Graphics-A-Thon? What are you reading first?


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Bookopoly ReadAThon 📚 Round 2 💫 Announcement

You guys wanted Round 2 soon so here it is!

Dates

Round 2 of the Bookopoly ReadAThon will go for the entirety of September! From 12:00AM on the 1st of September till 11:59pm on the 30th of September!

The Bookopoly Board

You are welcome to download this image and enlarge to print out or simply download it and zoom in to see it better. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make the text any bigger or the information simply wouldn’t of fitted.

I break down this Bookopoly Board in my YouTube Announcement for the visually impaired

The Basics

For this ReadAThon all you have to do is roll 2 dice and make your way around the board earning or losing points based on the spaces you land on and what is required for each space. Pretty simple but I have added some fun elements like quizzes & bonus challenges throughout!

Also, if you roll a double when making your way around the board you simply roll again. Roll doubles, move your marker, roll again and then complete the challenge in that space. This is the same as in the actual game to keep it easy.

Different types of spaces

Property spaces

All you have to do when you land on one of these is Read a book that fits the challenge and once you do you Earn the specified points & then take your next roll.
I have tried to keep the challenges broad but if you simply do not have a book that fits the challenge you can read something that is kinda similar but doesn’t quite fit and still earn full points or read something that is the opposite. Get creative with it. As long as you can justify the book you chose then you can earn the points.
If you land on the same property space twice throughout the month you can either complete the challenge again and earn more points OR skip and roll again but not earn any points.

Treasure Chest Space

Treasure Chest Spaces!

These replace the Community Chest spaces on a normal Monopoly board. For Treasure Chest you will need to complete a Quiz. You can always find the Quizzes linked in our Twitter Bio.
The Treasure Chest Quiz will result in you receiving a Treasure Chest Card where you could earn or lose points depending on which you get. If you land on this square more than once you will need to retake the test to receive another card but for the second time you must answer the quiz questions the opposite of what you first answered them so that you can discover a new card.

Adventure Space

Adventure

I have changed up the Adventure Space this round as I simply wasn’t happy with it for round 1. In round 2 when you land on the space you must head over to the Adventure Map. Start at Haroyell on the map and chose a path at random. When you reach the end of that path you will need to complete the corresponding challenge to earn the 100 points for this space.

Adventure Map

Haroyell > Meya
Haroyell > Soori Outpost
Haroyell > Dupressa
Meya > Mardenia (End of Route)
Meya > Ezera Forest
Soori Outpost > Akarnae Academy
Soori Outpost > Garon
Dupressa > Garon
Ezera Forest > Mount Paedris
Akarnae Academy > Woodhaven
Garon > Chateau Shondelle (End on Route)
Garon > Denasa
Mount Paedris > Maroo (End of Route)
Mount Paedris > Woodhaven
Denasa > Graevale (End of Route)
Woodhaven > Tryllin
Woodhaven > Karonia
Tryllin > Nialas (End of Route)
Karonia > Hallowgate (End of Route)

Adventure Map Challenges. See below.

Mardenia: Read a book with “Star” in the title
Maroo: Read a book with “Girl” in the title
Nialas: Read a book with “Fire” in the title
Hallowgate: Read a book with “Blood” in title
Graevale: Read a book with “Queen” in title
Chateau Shondelle: Read a book with “King” in title

Forgot your book & Dropped your book Spaces

These spaces replace the Luxury Tax/Income Tax spaces on a real Monopoly board. Landing on either of these means you lose points and you will continue to lose points every time you land on them.

Bookshelf Space: Tree/s on cover

Bookshelf Cover

The Book Shelf spaces replace the Train Stations/Airports on normal Monopoly boards. For these squares there is also a Reading Challenge which functions the same as the property spaces, however you have the ability to earn bonus points with these squares! You can land on any Book Shelf space and complete the challenge more than once. If you complete 1 challenge you receive 100 points, if you land on a 2nd Book Shelf space and complete the challenge you received 150 points, 3rd is 200 points & 4th is 250 points. This counts for all of the Bookshelf spaces, so first you could land on the left most Book Shelf, complete the challenge and get 100 points & then the next time you could land on the right side Book Shelf, complete the challenge and get another 150 points. You do not have to land on and recomplete the exact same space just to get the bonus points.
This is slightly hard to explain but hopefully this makes sense! Any questions simply comment below.

Magical Ability

Magical Ability

Introducing the Magical Ability space! This replaces the Sorting Hat space for Round 1. For the Magical Ability space you will need to use a random number generator or get a person to chose a number at random for you between 1 & 6. You will then receive the corresponding magical ability. You can only use this ability once for each time you land on the space. You do not need to use the ability straight away. It is completely up to you when you use the ability and on which space.

Magical Ability Challenges. See below.

1. Skip 1 challenge & earn the points
2. Earn double points on 1 challenge
3. Double the amount on your dice roll
4. Skip 1 challenge (no points earned)
5. Change 1 word in a challenge to suit you
6. Read any book you chose for 1 challenge

Get a Pet space!

Get a Pet!

The Get a Pet space replaced the Reaping space from Round 1. In Round 2 to receive a pet companion to go on your Bookopoly ReadAThon journey you will need to check out the Get a Pet Graphic, choose your type of pet & complete the corresponding challenge.

Get a Pet Challenges. See below.

Dog: Read a book featuring assassins
Cat: Read a book featuring murder
Bird: Read a book featuring magic
Lizard: Read a book featuring food
Fish: Read a book featuring dragons
Hamster: Read a book featuring royalty

Corner Spaces

Obviously we have the starting point, Go which is where you begin and will also collect 200 points every time you go past.

Next is the In a Reading Slump/Just waiting space. This is where you will sit if you are In a Reading Slump. To get out of the Reading Slump you have 3 options!
Roll a doubles on your dice within 5 rolls (If you don’t roll doubles within 5 rolls you must choose another option)
OR
Lose 100 points
OR
Use a ‘Get Out of Your Reading Slump Free Card’

Next is the Library. This is just to fill space. If you land on this space simply roll again and continue on.

Lastly is the Fall into a Reading Slump space. If you land on this one you must head on over to the In a Reading Slump square and follow the above rules. If you pass ‘GO’ do NOT collect 200 points.

Points Tracker

I have set up a Google Sheet for you guys to record your points & current position on the board. It is up to you to keep track of your points but this just gives you a place to put that information!

Bookopoly ReadAThon Google Sheet

Discord!

We have a discord for you all to chat on! We will also be hosting sprints on this Discord rather than Twitter, so make sure you come and join us!

Bookopoly ReadAThon Discord

Twitter

We also have a Twitter where we encourage people to share their current reads and progress around the board and tag us in it so we can see how everyone is going!

Well I think that is all the info you guys need! If you have any questions please comment them below or head on over to our Discord and there is a Channel for questions!

Let me know if you will be participating in Bookopoly ReadAThon.


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Bookopoly ReadAThon 📚 Round 1 💫 Wrap Up

Bookopoly ReadAThon Round 1 is over! I’m already planning Round 2 for September and hopefully the announcement will be up in the next few weeks or two.
Let’s jump into this Wrap Up!

Roll 1: Bookshelf: Building on Cover

The Starspun Web by Sinead O’Hart

Firstly, I read The Starspun Web which earned me 100 points! You can find my Spoiler Free Review HERE.
Total: 100 points

Roll 2: Star/Moon on Cover

Sleeping Giants by Slyvain Neuvel

Next I listened to the audiobook of Sleeping Giants which was a reread. This earned me another 140 points.
Total: 240 points

Roll 3: Read with Candle Lit

The Woods: Vol 4 by James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas & Josan Gonzalez

Then I read the Graphic Novel The Woods: Vol 4 which earned me another 180 points.
Total: 420 points

Roll 4: Library

Then I landed on the Free Library space
Total: 420 points

Roll 5: Adventure

For the adventure quiz I got “Oh no! Loose 100 points”
Tota: 320 points

Roll 7: Read with a Candle Lit

The Woods: Vol 5 by James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas & Josan Gonzalez

Firstly, I passed GO earning 200 points & then I read the Graphic Novel The Woods: Vol 5 and earned 180 points.
Total: 700 points

Roll 8: Bookshelf: Gripping First Line

The Celesital Gate by Avital Dicker

Then I read The Celestial Gate and earning 150 points. Spoiler Free Review HERE!
Total: 850 points

Roll 9: Treasure Chest

For the Treasure Chest quiz I got “Hit 1k followers on Bookstagram and earn 100 points”.
Total: 950 points

Roll 10: Read in your favourite chair

The Woods: Vol 7 by James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas & Josan Gonzalez

Then I passed GO again earning 200 points & then read The Woods: Vol 7 and earned 100 points
Total: 1050 points

Roll 11: Treasure Chest

For this quiz I got “Sold an exclusive edition. Earn 100 points”
Tota: 1150 points

Roll 12: Reaping – District 3: Advanced Technology

Waking Gods by Slyvain Neuvel

Then I listened to Waking Gods & earned another 100 points.
Total: 1250 points

Roll 13: Features Immigration

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Then I started reading Pride but ended up swapping to the audiobook. Earning 140 points.
Total: 1390 points

Roll 14: Fall into a Reading Slump

So, I landed on the ‘Fall into a Reading Slump’ space and I advanced to ‘In a reading slump’. I ended up rolling a double 6 on the 5th roll and moved to the ‘Just Waiting’ section.
Total: 1390 points

Roll 15: Treasure Chest

For this one I got “Approved for a new release on NetGalley. Earn 50 points”
Total: 1440 points

Roll 16: GO

Then I landed on GO and earned 200 points
Tota: 1640 points

Roll 17: Read in your favourite chair/spot

The Woods: Vol 8 by James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas & Josan Gonzalez

Then I read the Graphic Novel The Woods: Vol 8 and earned 200 points.
Total: 1840 points

Roll 18: Just Visiting

Then I landed on the Just visiting space.
Total : 1840 points

Roll 19: Treasure Chest

Then I got “Dog chews on your book. Loose 50 points.
Tota: 1790 points

Roll 20: 3 World Title

House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess

Then I read Hose of Dragons and earned 240 points.
Total: 2030 points

Roll 21: Audiobook

Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

Then I listened to the audiobook of Only Human and earned 320 points.
Total: 2350 points

Roll 22: Brown Cover

Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie

Then I listened to Elephants Can Remember and earned 60 points.
Total: 2410 points

Roll 23: YA Novel

Nocturna by Maya Motayne

Then I read Nocturna and earned 120 points
Total: 2530 points

Roll 24: Strong Female MC

House of Salt and Sorrow by Erin A Craig

Then I reread House of Salt and Sorrow via audiobook and earned 160 points.
Total: 2690 points

Roll 25: Read with your favourite drink

Fence: Vol 1 by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad & Joana LaFuente

Then I read the Graphic Novel Fence: Vol 1 and earned 220 points
Total: 2910 points

Roll 26: 400+ pages

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Then I read Serpent & Dove and earned 300 points.
Total: 3210 points

Roll 28: Star/Moon on Cover

Then I passed GO earning 200 points. I did start a book for this challenge but did not finish it. So I ended the ReadAThon sitting on this space!
Tota: 3410 points

Overall

I read a total of 4 books, 6 graphic novels, 1 eBook, 1 eARC & 7 audiobooks in July! Which I am super happy with! 19 books is amazing for me and it got me back on track for my yearly goal after being in a slump earlier in the year.

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August 💫 Tome Topple, Dewey’s 24 Hour 2020 Reverse ReadAThon & Roll the Dice ReadAThon 📚 TBR!

Yes, I am taking on 3 ReadAThons minimum this month! May I join another? Maybe. Maybe not. We will see!!
So let’s jump into it

General August TBR & Dewey’s 24 Hour 2020 Summer Reverse ReadAThon TBR

So firstly, Dewey’s 24 Hour ReadAThon begins 7th of August at 8pm EST. So for me in Australia it begins at 10am on the 8th of August! Which is also the same day Tome Topple begins.
I have a general TBR which I will be focusing on during the days that I am not doing any ReadAThons (1st to 7th) and also during Dewey’s. Even though Dewey’s is also day 1 of Tome Topple I am not going to stress about the 500+ page requirement for Dewey’s.

Fable & Firefrost are both eARCs that I need to read & review before September. So they will be my first priorities. Then I will concentrate on the others if I have time.

Tome Topple TBR

Tome Topple goes from 8th to 21st of August and I have a bit of an ambitious TBR but I am aiming to try and get some of the books off my TBR that are on my 20 books to read in 2020 list.

These are the 5 books I will be aiming to read. Which as I said may be ambitious but I will try my hardest! I may end up picking up The Devil’s Thief as an audiobook and maybe one of the others. Will just see how I feel!

Roll the Dice ReadAThon

So I don’t have a TBR for this one as I will be discovering what I will be reading as it happens. For this one there are 2 methods that you could chose to take and I am using the method where you assign each of your shelves a number, roll the dice to chose a shelf, then assign each book on that shelf a number & roll again to discover what book to read. So obviously I don’t have a TBR for this one!

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HouseCupAThon/June Wrap Up

Well June is over and it’s time to wrap up the HouseCupAThon! In June I read 5 physical books, 1 Graphic Novels, 1 eBook & 4 audiobooks and all but one of these were for HouseCupAThon Challenges!

Not read for HouseCupAThon

Alice by Christina Henry

You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

Tom Riddle’s Journal: Read a book by an author that uses a pen name or their initials

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

Dobby: Read a book that has a lovable/memorable side character

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

The Flying Car: Road trip! Read a book that involves a journey.

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

The Howler: Read a book that has a character who must face the consequences of their actions.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

The Burrow: Read a cozy book.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Lockhart: Read a book with a love interest everyone loves

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

De-Gnome the Garden: Read a book that you are thinking on unhauling.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

This one I actually DNFd instead of finishing but I still wanted to mention it!
This just isn’t my thing. I got to the end of Chapter 1 and I wasn’t invested in the characters or story enough to interest me into continuing. I’m just not a huge fan of Magical Realism or really lyrical writing which is exactly what this book is. Just simply not my thing.

Whomping Willow: Read a book with a tree on the cover.

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

Mandraks: Protect your ears and listen to an audio book.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Following the Spiders: Read a hyped book

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Polyjuice Potion: Read a book in a non-traditional format or a format that you don’t read very often.

The Hobbit: Graphic Novel by J.R.R. Tolkien & Adapted by Chuck Dixon

Fawkes: Give a book a second chance.

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft
Edited by Jessica Spotswood & Tess Sharpe

Petrified: Read a book that you’re afraid to read

Odd One Out by Nic Stone

Required Reading: Read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets or any Harry Potter book

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
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Bookopoly ReadAThon 💫 Announcement!

Yes, I am hosting ANOTHER ReadAThon! I had an awesome idea and I just had to go with it. Let’s jump straight in as this will be a long one!!

Dates

Round 1 of the Bookopoly ReadAThon will go for the entirety of July! From 12:00AM on the 1st of July till 11:59pm on the 31st of July!

The Bookopoly Board

You are welcome to download this image and enlarge to print out or simply download it and zoom in to see it better. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make the text any bigger or the information simply wouldn’t of fitted.

The Basics

For this ReadAThon all you have to do is roll 2 dice and make your way around the board earning or losing points based on the spaces you land on and what is required for each space. Pretty simple but we have added some fun elements like quizzes & bonus challenges throughout!

Also, if you roll a double when making your way around the board you simply roll again. Roll doubles, move your marker, roll again and then complete the challenge in that space. This is the same as in the actual game to keep it easy.

Different types of spaces

Property spaces
All you have to do when you land on one of these is Read a book that fits the challenge and once you do you Earn the specified points & then take your next roll.
We have tried to keep the challenges broad but if you simply do not have a book that fits the challenge you can read something that is kinda similar but doesn’t quite fit and still earn full points or read something that is the opposite. Get creative with it. As long as you can justify the book you chose then you can earn the points.
If you land on the same property space twice throughout the month you can either complete the challenge again and earn more points OR skip and roll again but not earn any points.

Treasure Chest & Adventure Spaces!
These replace the Community Chest & Chance spaces on a normal Monopoly board. For both of these you will need to complete a Quiz. You can always find the Quizzes linked in our Twitter Bio.
The Treasure Chest Quiz will result in you receiving a Treasure Chest Card where you could earn or lose points depending on which you get. If you land on this square more than once you will need to retake the test to receive another card but for the second time you must answer the quiz questions the opposite of what you first answered them so that you can discover a new card.
The Adventure Quiz is a story based quiz where you make decisions based on the scenario in the story. There are 3 possible outcomes and you will either earn or lose points depending on which you get. If you land on this quiz for a second time simply skip and roll again.

These spaces replace the Luxury Tax/Income Tax spaces on a real Monopoly board. Landing on either of these means you lose points and you will continue to lose points every time you land on them.

Book Shelf Spaces!
The Book Shelf spaces replace the Train Stations/Airports on normal Monopoly boards. For these squares there is also a Reading Challenge which functions the same as the property spaces, however you have the ability to earn bonus points with these squares! You can land on any Book Shelf space and complete the challenge more than once. If you complete 1 challenge you receive 100 points, if you land on a 2nd Book Shelf space and complete the challenge you received 150 points, 3rd is 200 points & 4th is 250 points. This counts for all of the Bookshelf spaces, so first you could land on the left most Book Shelf, complete the challenge and get 100 points & then the next time you could land on the right side Book Shelf, complete the challenge and get another 150 points. You do not have to land on and recomplete the exact same space just to get the bonus points.
This is slightly hard to explain but hopefully this makes sense! Any questions simply comment below.

This one is pretty simple. We wanted to incorporate a Harry Potter feature because Harry’s birthday is in July when we are having the ReadAThon!
If you know what your Hogwarts House is already then that is awesome! If you do not simply head over to the Wizarding World website and take the quiz to find out. Once you know your house simply complete the corresponding challenge!
Gryffindor: Read a book with Red on the cover.
Slytherin: Read a book with Green on the cover.
Hufflepuff: Read a book with Yellow on the cover.
Ravenclaw: Read a book with Blue on the cover.

You receive 100 points for completing a sorting hat challenge!

I decided to include a Reaping space to share in the excitement of the release of The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (The prequel to The Hunger Games).
For this one you actually get to make a choice in the Reading Challenge you receive. Simply chose any of the 12 Districts and complete the corresponding Reading Challenge.

District 1: Read a book with Gold on the cover
District 2: Read a book with a weapon on the cover
District 3: Read a book that features advanced technology
District 4: Read a book that features the ocean/lake/creek/etc.
District 5: Read a book with a powerful message or with someone seeking power
District 6: Read a book that features travel
District 7: Read a book with a tree/plant on the cover
District 8: Read a book with a colourful/rainbow cover
District 9: Read a book set in the outback
District 10: Read a book with an animal on the cover
District 11: Read a book that has a landscape on the cover
District 12: Read a book with a black cover

You receive 100 points for completing a Reaping challenge!

Corner Spaces

Obviously we have the starting point, Go which is where you begin and will also collect 200 points every time you go past.

Next is the In a Reading Slump/Just waiting space. This is where you will sit if you are In a Reading Slump. To get out of the Reading Slump you have 3 options!
Roll a doubles on your dice within 5 rolls (If you don’t roll doubles within 5 rolls you must choose another option)
OR
Lose 100 points
OR
Use a ‘Get Out of Your Reading Slump Free Card’

Next is the Library. This is just to fill space. If you land on this space simply roll again and continue on.

Lastly is the Fall into a Reading Slump space. If you land on this one you must head on over to the In a Reading Slump square and follow the above rules. If you pass ‘GO’ do NOT collect 200 points.

Points Tracker

I have set up a Google Sheet for you guys to record your points & current position on the board. It is up to you to keep track of your points but this just gives you a place to put that information!

Bookopoly ReadAThon Google Sheet

Discord!

We have a discord for you all to chat on! We will also be hosting sprints on this Discord rather than Twitter, so make sure you come and join us!

Bookopoly ReadAThon Discord

Co-Hosts!

As well as myself, the creator of the ReadAThon, I have 8 co-hosts! I will link their Socials down below if they have book related socials they wish to share!

Eliza (Host/Creator)
Blog (the one you are on!)
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube

Haley
Blog
Instagram
Twitter

Elizabeth
Instagram

Erica

Laura
Blog
YouTube
Instagram

Leah

Lila

Patricia

Sherry
Instagram
Goodreads

Twitter

We also have a Twitter where we encourage people to share their current reads and progress around the board and tag us in it so we can see how everyone is going!

Well I think that is all the info you guys need! If you have any questions please comment them below or head on over to our Discord and there is a Channel for questions!

Let me know if you will be participating in Bookopoly ReadAThon.


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HouseCupAThon, TBR Jar ReadAThon & June TBR

**I’m sorry that the book cover images in this post are not all nice and sized the same like I usually do. You may have noticed that WordPress is not working like it used to when it comes to resizing images. I can’t get them to resize to the size I want.. Hopefully this is fixed soon but for now we are just going to have to deal with it… If anyone has a suggestion please let me know!!! It’s driving me insane and I spent over an hour yesterday trying to figure it out.**

FIRSTLY! DetectAThon has been postponed so I will not be participating in it as I planned. Just incase you watch my YouTube TBR and saw me talking about it. Unfortunately, i filmed & edited that before the announcement went up and I simply don’t have time to re-edit it.

HouseCupAThon is a Harry Potter themed month long ReadAThon for the entirety of June. TBR Jar ReadAThon is a readathon where you put the names of books in a jar and pull them out. So there won’t be an actual TBR for that one but just wanted to mention that I will be putting the HouseCupAThon books into the jar and pulling them out. TBR Jar ReadAThon goes from the 5th till the 14th of June.

HouseCupAThon

Tom Riddle’s Journal: Read a book by an author that uses a pen name or their initials

Obviously Robert Galbraith is J.K. Rowling’s pen name! So The Cuckoo’s Calling fits this challenge easily. I also thought it would be a good idea to read this as this is a Harry Potter themed ReadAThon and she obviously wrote both! Also, I love Mysteries. So hopefully I’ll enjoy this one.

The Howler: Read a book that has a character who must face the consequences of their actions

I won’t mention why but I think both Voldermort & Snape have to face the consequences of their actions in Deathly Hallows. So it definitely fits the challenge! I will be reading this one on Audiobook.

The Burrow: Read a cozy book.

Harry Potter is my ideal for a cozy book as it’s a story I love and could reread happily everyday without getting bored. Order of the Phoenix was simply the next one I had to read in order. I’ll also be listening to this one on Audiobook.

Lockhart: Read a book with a love interest everyone loves

I’m not huge into romance so I usually don’t care for the love interests that everyone obsesses over. I chose Half-Blood Prince because of Harry’s love interest! Who doesn’t love her?! Again, reading on Audiobook.

De-Gnome the Garden: Read a book that you are thinking on unhauling

I was planning on unhauling The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender as I have just lost interest. I originally purchased this book as it was the Group Book of a ReadAThon last year but I never had the motivation to pick it up. Hopefully I will get to it this time and enjoy it.

Whomping Willow: Read a book with a tree on the cover.

There is actually a couple trees on Fawkes in the top scene, so perfect fit. This one has also been on my radar for a while. I have read Romanov by Nadine Brandes and really enjoyed it. So hopefully I’ll like this one just as much!

Following the Spiders: Read a hyped book

This book fits perfect because, lets be real, every book by these authors is hyped to all hell! I really enjoyed Aurora Rising so I can’t wait to jump into Aurora Burning!

Polyjuice Potion: Read a book in a non-traditional format or a format that you don’t read very often.

I am twisting this challenge a little bit. I’m instead reading a book that is not in ITS traditional format. Obviously The Hobbit is a novel however I will be reading the Illustrated Revised Edition! This one is a reread for me but I love this edition and my partner (who is not a reader) has agreed to read it with me. We will see if that happens but I hope so as I’m always trying to convince him to read!

Fawkes: Give a book a second chance

I did start Toil & Trouble a while ago during another ReadAThon but I chose to pick up the audiobook that time which was a mistake. I love audiobooks but as this is a short story collection and that chose a single narrator to do all the stories it got very confusing very quickly. Obviously it was the same voice for every story and the narrator used the same voices for different characters in each of the stories I read, so they all started blending together very quickly. I couldn’t’ follow it as I was just getting confused trying to remember what had happened in this story so far and not in the previous ones and such. It was just not ideal. I think for short story collections the publishers really need to chose at least two narrators and get them to alternate stories to make it easier on the readers… Anyways, that is why I’m giving this book a second chance and reading it physically this time.

Petrified: Read a book that you’re afraid to read

I am not exactly afraid to read Odd One Out, I am just worried that I will not like it as much as I did Dear Martin which was amazing! I have seen some pretty low reviews on Odd One Out which makes me a little worried but I’m going to give it a go and hopefully I will love it!

Required Reading: Read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets or any Harry Potter book

Goblet of Fire is the next Harry Potter book I need to read in my reread, so I put it on the list!

What are you most looking forward to on your June TBR??
Mine would have to be Fawkes or Aurora Burning!


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TBR Jar ReadAThon 💫 Round 8

Yes, another ReadAThon! This one is short notice & also pretty low key compared to previous rounds! I felt like doing the ReadAThon so here it is! There won’t be teams or points or anything in this round as it’s so last minute. Let’s get into the basics.

Dates

5th June to 14th June 2020
Yes, this round is 10 days instead of the normal week or month long. Just for something different and I also have DetectAThon starting on the 15th and didn’t want to overlap too many ReadAThons as I’m also doing HouseCupAThon which is a month long.

How it works

This ReadAThon is pretty simple. First, pick a goal. I will be aiming for 7 books, but you can choose as many or as little books as you wish.
Next, grab a jar, or cup, or hat, it really doesn’t matter. Something you can put names into.
For the next step, you can do this one a few ways.
Option 1 is to put all the books on your TBR (physical, eBook, audiobook, whatever you wish) into a hat.
Option 2, you can pick some of the books you are most looking forward to and put them in a hat. Or you can also put the books that fit another challenge/ReadAThon you’re participating in and put them in the jar
Option 3, (this is what I will be doing), get a 2nd jar, in 1 jar put all the physical & eBooks books on your TBR into it and in the 2nd jar put all the audiobooks on your TBR. This way you can read both a book & audiobook at the same time.
Lastly, pick a name out of the jar and read that book, then pick another name and read that book and continue until you either hit your goal or run out of time in the ReadAThon.

Extra Info

You can choose to pull the number of names you choose for your goal out of the jar prior to the ReadAThon or pull them out as you go.

Use the hashtag #TBRJarRAT so I can see what you’re up to (also if it is on Twitter or Instagram then you can tag the @TBRJarRAT page too.

So, some of you may have a few books from the same series still on your TBR. Join the club. So if this is the case, you can either choose to only put the 1st book (or the book you are up to) in the TBR jar OR you can put it in as the full series. So if you pick up that name, then you have to try and read all the books from that series that you have on your shelf.
This ReadAThon is very customisable, so do whatever fits you.

Are you planning on participating in TBR Jar ReadAThon this round?!
What are you hoping you pull out of the jar?


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