#ReadThemAllThon TBR Pile

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This read-a-thon is hosted by Read at Midnight! Here’s a little more info about it:

The Pokemon Indigo League #ReadThemAllThon is a 3 weeks long reading challenge based on theKanto’s Indigo League. Long-time fans of the series would recognise this as the first set of gyms Ash Ketchum had to conquer in his quest to become the Pokemon Master. Now you, my friends, will also embark on a journey to become the very best. Instead of fighting gym battles, you’ll be reading books instead! The read-a-thon will run for 3 weeks between Sunday 14th August to Sunday 4th September.

I pretty much grew up playing all the Pokemon games from when I was a kid, and the recent Pokemon Go love has made me so happy! So of course I’m really excited to participate in this. I will probably add a progress page or something closer to the read-a-thon, or I might just edit this. Continue reading

ARC Review: Crossing the Line by Meghan Rogers

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Title: Crossing the Line (The Raven Files #1)
Author: Meghan Rogers
Release Date/Publisher: April 12th 2016 by Philomel Books
Finished: July 27th 2016
Pages: 368 pages-Paperback ARC_Given for review
Series:
1. Crossing the Line
2. Enemy Exposure

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Jocelyn Steely was kidnapped as a child and raised in North Korea as a spy. When her agency sends her to the U.S. to infiltrate the very group her parents once worked for, Jocelyn jumps at the chance to turn double agent and finish off her kidnappers once and for all. She convinces the head of the American spy agency to trust her, but it’s not quite as simple as that: Jocelyn has to fight the withdrawal symptoms from the drug that the North Koreans used to keep her in line, and her new fellow spies refuse to trust their former adversary. Worst of all, there might be some new information to uncover about her parents – if she even wants to find out.

I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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Bout of Books 17 Goals and Progress

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The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Goals:

  • Make it to one twitter chat
  • Try and read 2 books
  • Have fun

Books:

All the books I will be reading during this week will be from my ReadThemAllThon list! But here’s the ones I want to focus on.

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Progress:

Monday

Currently Reading: Harry Potter:CC
Pages Read: 0
Completed: –
Comments: I had to go to a funeral today so didn’t even try and read.

Tuesday

Currently Reading: Harry Potter:CC
Pages Read: 106
Completed: –
Comments: Started a book finally! It’s not bad so far, hopefully it picks up as I go on.

Wednesday

Currently Reading: Harry Potter:CC
Pages Read: 155
Completed: –
Comments: This book is starting to get interesting, hoping to finish tomorrow!

Thursday

Currently Reading: Harry Potter:CC/The Maze Runner
Pages Read: 90 + 96
Completed: Harry Potter:CC
Comments: Finished a book! It was good but I also didn’t love it. Also starting The Maze Runner! So far I see the differences from the movie

Friday

Currently Reading: The Maze Runner
Pages Read: 151
Completed: –
Comments: Read more than I thought I would today, and as of tonight I’m on vacation for a week!

Saturday

Currently Reading: The Maze Runner
Pages Read: 97
Completed: The Maze Runner
Comments: Finished a second book and made it to the Twitter chat! Pretty happy with my progress so far.

Sunday

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Mini-Reviews for #ReadThemAllThon: Crossed + The Geography of You and Me

crossedCrossed (Soul Eater #3)

Author: Eliza Crewe
Publisher/Release Date: August 13th 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 346-Paperback-Owned
Finished: August 20th 2016
Goodreads
My Rating: 4.5/5

Review:

  • Finally got around to reading this! I love this series and I was so glad to get back to this world. The dark humour and characters were just as I remembered them.
  • Meda and Jo are still such great characters, and I actually really liked Jo in the second half of the book. Even Armand was enjoyable after the events in the second book.
  • This is a series that I definitely need to re-read back to back some day and I really hope that more people get into it!

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the geography of you and meThe Geography of You and Me

Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher/Release Date: April 15th 2014 by Poppy
Pages: 337-Paperback-Gifted
Finished: August 18th 2016
Goodreads
My Rating: 4/5

Review:

  • This book was so cute! I loved the other book I read by this author so I was glad I finally got to get to this.
  • Certain parts were frustrating because it made you feel like they kept getting further and further apart and that it might not work out. But at the same time it really made you feel how long-distance relationships could feel, even though theirs was complicated. My husband and I did long distance for a while until he moved in, so I understood the need of wanting the other person there.
  • I loved the postcard theme throughout the book! I think it would have been even more amazing if we could have seen the postcards though.

ARC Review: The Memory Book by Lara Avery

the memory book

Title: The Memory Book
Author: Lara Avery
Release Date/Publisher: July 5th 2016 by Poppy
Finished: July 21st 2016
Pages: 368-ARC Paperback-Given for review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

They tell me that my memory will never be the same, that I’ll start forgetting things. At first just a little, and then a lot. So I’m writing to remember.

Sammie was always a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as humanly possible. Nothing will stand in her way–not even a rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly start to steal her memories and then her health. What she needs is a new plan.

So the Memory Book is born: Sammie’s notes to her future self, a document of moments great and small. It’s where she’ll record every perfect detail of her first date with longtime crush, Stuart–a brilliant young writer who is home for the summer. And where she’ll admit how much she’s missed her childhood best friend, Cooper, and even take some of the blame for the fight that ended their friendship.

Through a mix of heartfelt journal entries, mementos, and guest posts from friends and family, readers will fall in love with Sammie, a brave and remarkable girl who learns to live and love life fully, even though it’s not the life she planned.

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