Sunday, July 12, 2015

Make Me Read It Read-A-Thon!

More information can be found here at The Innocent Smiley.

So I just found out about this cool Read-a-Thon and I decided I wanted to try it out. I don't usually do stuff like this, but I figured I should attempt it at least once. I haven't been able to get out as many reviews as I would have liked to this summer but I've definitely been picking up the reading pace. It's just a matter of me finding the right book, and I can be terribly picky at times. And if I'm feeling picky, I kinda drag my feet about it.

But regardless! Since there's still a week left to plan out a strategy for myself, I'm going to list several books. I don't plan to get to even half of them, unless I'm extremely lucky. But please feel free to vote on between one and three books from each category (since I'm doing this so late) that you think I should read next week (in descending order, pretty please) in the comments below.

I will review every book that I manage to read during the Read-a-Thon. :)

Novels:



City of Bones
Eleanor and Park
Every Day
A Hero at the End of the World
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope

Graphic Novels/Manga:

 

American Born Chinese
Ares & Aphrodite: Love Wars
Batgirl 1: Batgirl of Burnside
Grayson 1: Agents of Spyral
Kimi ni Todoke: 1
Say I Love You: 1

22 comments:

  1. Hi Jen! Thank you so much for joining the read-a-thon! I haven't read most of these/didn't enjoy them, so I'm going to have to with Eleanor & Park and Batgirl.

    I hope you enjoy the read-a-thon!

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  2. I vote for City of Bones and Grayson :)

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  3. E&P, Every day and Star Wars.
    Did you read The Infernal Devices or would Mortal Instruments be your first foray into Clare's work? I think with City of Bones, you'd fly through it, but I'm not sure you'd like it. The three I voted for are pretty much sure beats. Haha!

    Regarding Six of Crows; you don't technically need to read The Grisha Trilogy. Six of Crows takes place in the same world after the events of the trilogy. It mentions one character, which would spoil what happens to that character in the trilogy. And I guess it would spoil the outcome from the trilogy. But Six of Crows is it's own duology. The world building and such is still there but it might be a bit more confusing because I felt like the author assumed everyone will have read The Grisha Trilogy first. But it's not like she doesn't explain what a Grisha is and there is a map at the front of the book.
    Hope that helps. Lol!

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    1. Thanks!
      Yeah, it would be my first but I wanted to start with MI, just cuuuuz....but now I'm curious as to why you'd think I wouldn't like it? Truthfully, ID or the Bane Chronicles look much more interesting to me....but I want to start with her first book so.... :P

      Ahhhhh...then I might hold off. Thanks!

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    2. Yea, you definitely should read the Shadowhunter books in order of publication as there is crossover between MI and TID.
      I don't think you'll enjoy the characters or story as much as TID. It gets quite annoying and frustrating. But still an enjoyable read.
      TID is just a bazillion times better. Haha

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    3. Okay, good to know. :)
      Yeah...I've actually heard that.
      :P

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  4. I vote for Eleanor & Park. I've only read that and City of Bones, which is good if you like paranormal action/romance, but it can get a bit mushy over time. :P

    Hope you enjoy the read-a-thon! If you're up for it, I'd love your vote on mine: http://danireviewsthings.com/2015/07/05/the-make-me-read-it-read-a-thon/ (shameless plug haha)

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    1. Thanks! Haha, I might still check it out, if not during the read-a-thon, then after. :P

      Sure thing!

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  5. I've heard that the new Batgirl comic is really good! So I'll be voting for that one first, Eleanor and Park second, and lastly, Every Day! Thanks so much for joining Jen!

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  6. Hey! I'm voting "City of Bones", "Eleanor & Park" and "Will Grayson, Will Grayson"
    I've read 2 out of 3 of books I've voted for. :)
    Go ahead and vote for me :) https://theohiboka.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/makemereadit/

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  7. Hey Jen! I vote for Eleanor & Park and Will Grayson Will Grayson. Happy reading :D

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  8. I vote for City of Bones! I remember enjoying that one :)

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    1. Looks like that one's gonna be a winner. :)

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  10. Read Everyday, by David Levithan. It was powerful and really opened my mind about gender identity.

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