Hello all, hope you are safe and well and looking after yourselves! I am not usually one to join in on readathons because I either don’t have enough time or I’m busy. For this readathon though I am as free as a bird. I am going to be joining in with the Shelf Help Readathon which is being hosted by Sarah and Sophie of The Little Contemporary Corner, Jaz of Travels in Fiction and Sharn of Caffeineandcommas.
The Shelf Help Readathon is one that is focusing on helping you and your shelves. It is spanning two weeks from May 16th to May 30th! There are five challenges to complete and I am hoping to complete all five! Here is my TBR for the Shelf Help Readathon!
Credit for the above graphic goes to Sharn of CaffeineandcommasThe Book That Keeps Surviving
For this prompt I have chosen A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck! I have almost donated this book on a number of occasions but something about it makes me pick it right back up and put it on my shelves again. I have no idea why and I’d like to finally see if this book is of any interest to me.
“Fifteen-year-old Matt Wainwright is in turmoil. He can’t tell his lifelong best friend, Tabby, how he really feels about her; his promising basketball skills are being overshadowed by his attitude on the court, and the only place he feels normal is in English class, where he can express his inner thoughts in quirky poems and essays. Matt is desperately hoping that Tabby will reciprocate his feelings; but then Tabby starts dating Liam Branson, senior basketball star and all-around great guy. Losing Tabby to Branson is bad enough; but, as Matt soon discovers, he’s close to losing everything that matters most to him.”
Did I Actually Want to Read this?
For this prompt I have chosen Carry On by Rainbow Rowell! This book has been on my TBR for so long and I bought it on impulse after reading Fangirl. I’m not sure if I will actually enjoy this book and whether or not I actually want to read it. I do want to give it a try though and see what I think and this readathon gives me the perfect reason to try it!
“Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.
That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.
Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here — it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.”
For this prompt I chose Tyler Johnson was Here by Jay Coles! This book has an absolutely gorgeous cover and I can’t lie, I bought it because of it’s cover. Having read the synopsis this book sounds really interesting to me and I cant wait to read it. Who knows the story might just be as beautiful as the cover!
“When Marvin Johnson’s twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.
The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it’s up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.”
For this prompt I chose Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand! I tried to read this book a few months ago and just could not get into it. I am not sure why but it just wasn’t something I wanted to read. I have heard so many great things about this book though and I want to give it a second chance and this readthon is perfect for that!
“Who are the Sawkill Girls?
Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.
Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.
Val: the queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives, a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.
Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires.
Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight… until now.”
For this prompt I have chosen Dear Martin by Nic Stone! I have been meaning to read this book for so long now and I just never get round to picking it up and with the sequel coming out soon I think it is finally time to give it a go!
“Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.
Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack.”
There you have it my TBR for the Shelf Help Readathon! Will you be taking part in this readathon and if so what is your TBR? Let me know!
For more information on the readathon be sure to check out this post from The Little Contemporary Corner!