#TBRtakedown 3.0 challenge

Today marks the beginning of the #TBRtakedown 3.0 reading challenge hosted by Shannon over at Leaning Lights on Booktube!  I’m hoping to start checking books off my to read list pretty early this year, and hopefully this challenge will get me off to a good start.  While my goal is to read as many book that I already own as possible, here is the list of challenges that Shannon has created to get me started:

Monday: read a book from your most recent haul

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 4.09.19 PM  The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner

Tuesday: read a book that has been on your TBR for over a year

Screen Shot 2015-12-18 at 5.52.08 PM Some Boys by Patty Blount

Wednesday: read a book outside your comfort zone

Screen Shot 2015-12-18 at 5.53.13 PM The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Thursday: read the first book in a series

Screen Shot 2015-12-18 at 5.54.31 PM The Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Friday: complete a series or read the next book in a series

Screen Shot 2015-12-18 at 5.55.52 PM The Heir by Kiera Cass

Saturday: read a fire colored book

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 4.08.12 PM Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Sunday: read a non-novel item

Screen Shot 2015-12-18 at 5.57.24 PM  Chasers of the Light by Tyler Knott Gregson

 

So here is my list so far! I will be updating on these books, as well adding any extras that I manage to read along the way!  Best of luck to anybody who is joining in on this reading challenge!

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#RockMyTBR Book Tag

Rock my TBR

Last Week I talked about the books I hope to read in 2016 that I already own through the #RockMyTBR reading challenge!  This week I am completing the book tag to go along with this! It was a lot of fun, a bit nostalgic, and helped me focus on the books I really want to make sure I get to next year.

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Nirvana) A contemporary I want to read

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I received What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler earlier this month, and am excited to get to it early next year!

“Shut Up and Dance” (Walk to the Moon) Most anticipated book I have

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Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin has intrigued me since I first read about its publication.  An alternate version of history where a girl sets out to kill the victorious Hitler…? This is one I definitely have high on my TBR list!

“Centuries” (Remix) (Fall Out Boy)  A Twist on a Classic or Fairytale

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Strands of Bronze and Gold is a twist on the BlueBeard myths, which is a retelling I have never come across before.  It’s one I purchased off Book Outlet after the synopsis caught my attention.

“Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot” (The Flaming Lips) a science fiction book or a book set in the future

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Midwinterblood is one that time hops and involves some other than human characters.  I got a really strong Cloud Atlas vibe when I bought it a few years ago.  It will be nice to finally have this off my TBR!

“She Looks So Perfect” (5 Seconds of Summer) a book with a girl on the cover

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I fully anticipate needing some tissues for this one!  The Summer of Letting Go follows a girl work through her grief and guilt after the death of her younger sibling.

“Africa” (Toto) a book set in a foreign country

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Jellicoe Road is about a group of boarding school students set in Australia.  Although I have heard people say that they really like this book, I don’t know too much about it other than that 🙂

“Another One Bites the Dust” (Queen) a book or books that will complete a series

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After reading Never Fade I went a bit lukewarm with this series. Hopefully my excitement picks back up as I read the last book in the Darkest Minds Trilogy.

“Someone New” (Hozier) a book by an author you haven’t read yet

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I picked up The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides at a used book store in the early part of last year.  I feel like this is something of a YA classic that I should have gotten to by now.

“Hello” (Adele) a book DNF or weren’t in the m old for at the time

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I tried reading The Kingdom of Little Wounds right after finishing Queen of the Tearling which I think was my big mistake!  Hopefully I’ll be able to get more invested in this, now that I haven’t read anything like it in a few months.

“Love at First Sight” (Kylie Minogue) a book you bought because of the cover

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This is a book I stumbled across while I was browsing Book Outlet. I barely read the synopsis before adding it to my cart and checking out. 🙂

So there it is! I challenge anyone else who is doing the #RockMyTBR reading challenge to do this book tag!

#RockMyTBR 2016 Reading Challenge

Rock my TBR

Like many readers, I have a problem where there are simply not enough hours in a day to read all of the books I plan too! As a result, I have acquired quite a pile of unread books that have been lying around…for years in some cases.  That is why I LOVE the #RockMyTBR challenge that Sarah over at The YA Book Traveler has created!  Here are the books that I’ve added to my shelves over the last couple of years that I  hope to read in 2016:

Sabriel – Garth Nix

Illusionarium – Heather Dixon

Furies of Calderon – Jim Butcher

Under the Banner of Heaven – Jon Krakauer

Assassin’s Aprrentice – Robin Hobb

In the Afterlight – Alexander Bracken

Assassin’s Curse Duology – Cassandra Rose Clarke

Jellicoe Road – Melina Marchetta

Some Boys – Patty Blount

First Fifteen Lives of Harry August – Clare North

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

The Bone Season – Samantha Shannon

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone – Kat Rosenfield

Kingdom of Little Wounds – Susann Cokal

Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides

Bossy Pants – Tina Fey

March – Geraldine Brooks

Midwinterblood – Markus Sedgwick

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landou-Banks – E. Lockhart

Girl in the Woods – Aspen Mathis

Wolf by Wolf – Ryan Gaudin

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

This Star Won’t Go Out – Esther Earl

The Wise Man’s Fear – Patrick Rothfuss

Mistborn – Brandon Sanderson

Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl – Jesse Andrews

Rebel Spring – Morgan Rhodes

So hopefully, I’ll be able to knock 2-3 of these out a month (give or take) and by this time next year my TBR should look a bit thinner 🙂

If any of these are on your list and you want to do a buddy read, let me know!