Readathon: David Levithan

So if any of you watched my Letterbox Love #28 vlog, or follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve decided to have a readathon of sorts. There isn’t any particular time or week. I plan to read as many of his titles as possible before his event on the 2nd October (5 weeks from today). I thought I would just spotlight his books here, since many people didn’t realise exactly how many he had written.

          Ten Things I Hate about You    The Perfect Score

Ten Things I Hate About You– I’ve seen the film but haven’t read the book, and had no idea it was written by him! Apparently only 170 pages, this sounds as though it pretty much matches the film. The Perfect Score– this is another novelization about seniors who plan to steal the answers to the SAT exam. I haven’t seen the film but it sounds really cute.

          Boy Meets Boy      The Realm of Possibility

Boy Meets Boy– I have already read this and adored it. I received a copy of the reprint last week so will be rereading this title! The Realm of Possibility– This title tells the story of 20 different voices in the same school. I think it would be awesome to see all the different perspectives.

           Are We There Yet?       Marly's Ghost

Are We There Yet?– Also reprinted by Harper Collins and arrived in my mailbox last week. Marly’s Ghost– a retelling of the Dickens tale, this is about loss and love.

           Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist       Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist– I received this title last week from Rebekah, and its so short! I will try and get my hands on the film too at some point. Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List– This and the above title are both written with Rachel Cohn. This is next on my want list as it sounds like it could be emotional; it involves the drama after Ely kisses Naomi’s boyfriend.

          Wide Awake       Love Is the Higher Law

Wide Awake– A gay Jewish man as US president? Sounds interesting to me! Love is the Higher Law– The lives of three teens are altered by 9/11. I can’t believe I have not read this yet. I need it my hands, like now. 

          Dash & Lily's Book of Dares          Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares– Also written with Rachel Cohn, I got this from the library last week. I’ve heard mixed reviews, but it sounds like a cute concept. Will Grayson, Will Grayson– Written with John Green, this is bound to be awesome. I bought this earlier this year and STILL haven’t read it!

            Every You, Every Me            The Lover's Dictionary

Every You, Every Me– A teen being stalked by photos? Eek! The Lover’s Dictionary– Although this doesn’t really sound like my type of book, quite a few people have raved about it, so I may just have to check it out for curiosities sake.

            Invisibility              Every Day

Invisibility– Again, I bought a copy of this a little while ago but still haven’t read it. The first couple of pages were awesome, but unfortunately other books took priority. Every Day– I received a copy of this and read it for Bout of Books. I adored it all apart from the ending (check out my review here).

Two Boys Kissing

Finally, his latest title, Two Boys Kissing. I plan to buy this very soon, and from what I have heard so far it is an awesome and emotional read.

I hope I’ve enlightened you to David’s backlist of titles. I currently own 6 of these titles (as well as one from the library). If anyone has any of the above titles I am missing and no longer want it or am willing to swap it, please let me know! I’d be very grateful 🙂

Readathon: Bout of Books 8.0 Wrap-Up

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Bout of Books 8.0 was my first Bout of Books, and I’m so glad I took part. 

Book List

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Goals

I plan to read three books

While I didn’t manage to read all the books on my goal pile, I did finish two of them. I have started Diary of a Mall Girl and have also read Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone. 

I want to participate in at least one Twitter chat

I took part in the Twitter chat on Saturday.

Complete two challengers

I completed the Bookish Bucket list and the TBR list (both in my Update post)

Write two reviews

My review of Every Day is already up and a review of The Screaming Staircase is going up on Thursday!

Comment on as many Bout of Books posts as possible and make some new friends! 

While I did speak to some new people during the Twitter chat I’m not sure I made any friends as such. I have been trying to comment on blogs overall but haven’t really seen that many Bout of Books posts in my blogroll. 

Overall I count my Bout of Books progress as a success! I’d only read about 3 books in a month prior to the readathon, so to get through that many in a week makes me really happy. It has definitely put me in the mood to read again, which is a priceless reward.

Did you manage to meet all your goals? 

Letterbox Love #28

Letterbox Love is a meme hosted by Lynsey of Narratively Speaking whereby book lovers can exhibit the books they received this week.

I hope everyone has had an awesome week. This week I created an impromptu readathon and went to the library!    

 Received for Review:

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan (x2)

Are We There Yet? by David Levithan (x2)

Thanks very much to Harper Collins for sending me these beautiful reprints. I’ve got duplicates as well which I will probably get signed and give away soon. 

Every Day by David Levithan

Thanks to Egmont for another copy of this! Will go in my giveaway pile.

More Than This by Patrick Ness

Hello Darkness by Anthony McGowan

BAHHHH MORE THAN THIS! I am so excited for this title. Huge huge thanks to Walker for these lovelies. 

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Thanks to Indigo for this new vampire novel! Gorgeous cover.

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Bought:

After Iris by Natasha Farrant

Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider

Gifted:

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Thanks very much to Rebekah from Reflections of a Bookworm!

Library:

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks

Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez

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What did you receive this week? Have you read any of my books and do you think it should be at the top or the bottom of my to read pile?  I’d love to hear from you! 

Readathon: Bout of Books 8.0 Update

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Bout of Books 8.0 started on Monday. I did a lot of reading on the first day, but not as much since. I’m also going to use this to record any challenges.  

Monday

Number of pages read: 373 (technically I started this Sunday night, but I’m going to count them all)

Books: Every Day by David Levithan

Challenges: Bookish Bucket List

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Tuesday

Number of pages read: 110

Books: Diary of a Mall Girl by Luisa Plaja (60 pages)

Vivian Versus the Apocalypse by Katie Coyle (50 pages)

Challenges: None

Wednesday

Number of pages read: 62

Books: Vivian Versus the Apocalypse

Challenges: TBR List Challenge

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Thursday

Number of pages read: 80

Books: Vivian Versus the Apocalypse

Challenges: None

Friday

Number of pages read: 96

Books: Vivian Versus the Apocalypse

Challenges: None

Saturday

Number of pages read: 86

Books: Time Between Us

Challenges: None

Sunday

Number of pages read:

Books: Time Between Us

Challenges:

Readathon: Bout of Books 8.0 Goals

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Bout of Books 8.0 begins on Monday, and I’m really excited to be taking part. I haven’t been reading a lot lately as I’ve been busy with work things, but hopefully this will help me get back on track. 

Goals

I plan to read three books

I want to participate in at least one Twitter chat

Complete two challengers

Write two reviews

Comment on as many Bout of Books posts as possible and make some new friends! 

Book List

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I’m taking this opportunity to read as many review books as I can! I’m really excited about Every Day so I expect that will be one I read first. 

Are you taking part in the readathon? What are you planning to read? 

Readathon: Bout of Books 8.0 Signup post!

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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 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.

I have never taken part in Bout of Books before, but I have really enjoyed taking part in readathons this year, and think this is a great idea! I’m not sure which books I’ll be reading yet, but I will definitely post a list before the readathon starts. 

For those of you that have taken part before, what should I expect? Are you doing it too? 

In the meantime, here is my current ‘books for review’ piles. Which ones should I put on the readathon list? 

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Debutathon: Wrap-Up

I am a bit late wrapping up this readathon, but I shall nonetheless. For my second readthon, I managed to finish two books. I took part in three minichallenges. Unfortunately I’m not around much on weekends so it kinda fell a bit downhill. Next time I hope to be able to setaside more time to post, and maybe schedule a related review in advance! 

The books I managed to read are Find Me by Romily Bernard and The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Both were ebooks, which is good as I am trying to cut down on the amount of ebooks on my TBR pile. They are both 4 sofa ratings, but for very different reasons! 

Find Me was a good thriller with a very on-the-edge-of-your-seat climax. I am looking forward to the sequel (due next year) as I love a good drama. I also adore this cover ❤ 

The Rosie Project was a tough start, but I grew to love it and the main character, Don. I didn’t really want it to end, and for that alone, it deserves 4 sofas.

Thanks Amber for being such a great host! The debutathon was a great idea and I would definitely be up for taking part in another one! 

                             Find Me          The Rosie Project