Summer Lovin’ Read-A-Thon: Day 1 & 2

I accidently FORGOT to make my post yesterday, so I’m combining two today!  The Summer Lovin’ Read-A-Thon is hosted by Reviewing Wonderland and takes place this week July 1-7.  It’s not too late to sign up if you want to be involved!

Day One: Class Orientation

So, this is the part where I introduce myself.  I am Jess, a Texas gal who fits the definition of book-obsessed.  If you want to read all about me, visit my ‘About’ page on the right sidebar.

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My ‘are you serious?’ face when the plot twist takes place.

1. Where are you blogging from? East Texas, y’all.

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2. Why did you start blogging/reading?

Well, this is a bit more in depth an answer than the first question.  In first grade, I had a lot of trouble reading.  I remember having to practice extra, which I hated because I didn’t like to not be good at something. But once I got the hang of it, I really took off.  By second grade, I was reading at a 6th grade level and completely book obsessed.  Again, see my About Me for just how obsessed I was.

I didn’t start seriously book blogging until this year.  There are a lot of reasons I started, but the main one was wanting to share my reviews with my friends.  I’m always telling people about this book or that, and I figured one dot com might be easier.  Admittedly this has been one of the most awesome things I’ve done in a long while!

3. What are your favorite genres?

Pretty much I love young adult.  Within that, I am obsessed with science fiction, paranormal, fantasy, coming-of-age, and what I call tough issues (suicide, death, mental illness, addiction, sexual abuse, etc.).  I also enjoy contemporary & contemporary romance.  Recently I’ve started reading New Adult books in these areas, and I’m enjoying watch this new category grow into its own.  Oh, and I love memoirs, which is really different from these others, but there you go.

Goals

So, my read-a-thon goals are pretty simple: 1 book per day, totaling 7 by the end of the week.  Here are a couple I’m planning to read:

I have a tendency to read to match my mood, so some of these are likely to change.

Day Two: You’re the One That I Want

Today at the Summer Lovin’ read-a-thon we are discussing must have summer reads.  I’m going to also refer you to my Top Ten Beach/Summer Reads and my Top Ten TBR Summer 2013 posts.  I don’t have books that I read exclusively in the summer, but I DO have books that I read or try to read on an annual basis.  Here are a few:
Harry Potter, Books 1-7

I honestly have no idea just how many times I’ve read this series.  It is definitely something I make time to read each year.  And each time I read the books, it is a completely new experience!
The Hunger Games Trilogy

Even though I hate how it ends, I still make this series a yearly read.  It’s just too good not to!

The Divergent Series
 

I know, I know, technically this one isn’t finished yet, but I already know I will be reading this series each year for a long time!

So, what are some of your favorite summer reads?

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Read-a-thon Results:
Viral Nation: COMPLETED
Losing Hope: 24%

10 thoughts on “Summer Lovin’ Read-A-Thon: Day 1 & 2

    • Thanks! I can usu. read a book in a day, but I don’t’ think I’ve done it 7 days in a row, so it will definitely be a bit of a challenge.

      And actually YOUR post reminded me that I didn’t post yesterday… So I’m glad to know someone else too 🙂

  1. Re: your love of “tough issues” YA books: Have you read “The Storyteller” by Antonia Michaelis? I love, love, loved it. It’s a hard book to recommend – it’s translated into English from German and because of that, it doesn’t feel very much like a teen book. There’s surprise violence and a TON of things parents wouldn’t want their kids reading about, including a very casual attitude toward alcohol and drinking (since the legal drinking age in that country is much lower: 16 for beer & wine and 18 for hard liquor). It made me cry rivers, but the writing was beautiful and I felt that the story was totally unique. Anyway, here’s a link. Maybe you’ll check it out!:

    http://www.amazon.com/Storyteller-Antonia-Michaelis/dp/1419701223/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

    • Haha, I call them “the classics” 🙂

      I read through the first have of The 5th Wave and then got busy with other books. I really need to finish it soon.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. Pingback: Once Upon A Read-a-Thon — Day 1 | Such A Novel Idea

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