Gotta Read ’em All!

This Read-a-Thon is hosted by Read At Midnight, who also did the Pokemon Go Book Tag just in case you were wondering how much its taken over her life.

For me this read-a-thon comes at whats either a great time or a terrible time: the first week of college. That means that I will probably be combining books – which yes, will cost me points according to the FAQ – but I’ll still be reading and posting about lots of Pokemon so it will still be fun!

I’ve set up my list so that there are some badges that I won’t have to do in case I run out of time, picking books that could work for more than one badge so I don’t need to stress if I can’t read one for every gym. That being said, I’d prefer to

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If you’ve not read the original post – and you really should which is why I linked to it in the first place – you need to know that part of the challenge can include leveling up your own Pokemon and, of course, I chose Piplup!

Evolutions: 

  • Level 50 CP is Prinplup
  • Level 400 CP is Empoleon

 

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Beach Reads Week

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme held by Broke and Bookish

May 31: Beach Reads Week — top ten great beach reads, ten books I plan to read on the beach, ten beach reads for those who don’t like typical ~beach reads~, ten authors who are my go-to for beach reads, etc.


Cleopatra Confesses

by Carolyn Meyer

Its always summer in ancient Egypt, and after reading this you’ll be extra glad for modern amenities like air conditioning and refrigeration. Theres plenty of love, intrigue, and murder in this great historical book.

Read my review here.

The Count of Monte Cristo

By Alexander Dumas

Summer may be the only time of year that you’ll have time to read Dumas’ epic. It might be less popular than The Three Musketeers, but it’s definitely worth the read if revenge, adventure, and sea-faring are things you find interesting.

The Farmerettes

by Gisela Tobien Sherman

This is a book that I was sent to review a while back and I honestly love it so much!! It’s set during WWII, about a bunch of (mostly city-dwelling) girls who went to work on farms in Canada to provide meals for the troops. The entire book spans one summer at a farm in Canada, and captures the hope and heartbreak of the time.

Read my review here.

Hearts that Survive

by Yvonne Lehman

A Christian lit book about the Titanic. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting the author and I can say she’s absolutely amazing, and her book is very well-written and truly tragic.

Salt to the Sea

by Ruta Sepetys

For a book about a tragic shipwreck, Salt to the Sea is also a beautifully written story about the power of hope and love.

Read my review here.

The Siren

by Kiera Cass

I haven’t read The Siren yet, but I’ve read enough of Kiera Cass’ other works to say I’m sure this one is just as good! This one includes a siren and the personification of the ocean.

 

European History: Fiction

I just finished with my AP European History Class, and I will admit, I’m going to miss it. So in order to mourn a little I’ve put together some of the best books I’ve ever read about European history (note: not all books in the featured photo will be used because I’ve not read all of them, that was a post I made on instagram about all the European History books I owned (well, all the ones I could find the day I took the photo)). As of the publication of this post I have left that class for the last time, and I’m kind of sad.

If you’ve ever considered taking an AP class, then I’m going to have to reccomend this one. If you want to be forced to learn to take notes, take this one.

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The Book Courtship Tag

I’m going to say that DrizzleandHuricaneBooks tagged me when they did this a while back, because its such a good tag that I immediately drafted it to do for myself. Its originally from Hi I Love Books.

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Books Every History Nerd Should Read

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday – a weekly meme held by The Broke and the Bookish – is ‘Ten Books Every ___ Should Read’ and I chose history nerd because, newsflash, I am one and I’ve read a lot of historical fiction. I also consider myself to be pretty good at picking out the more realistic and accurate fiction.

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The Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you so much to Oh My Plot for the tag!

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February 2016 Wrap Up

Read this Year: 14/50

Read this Month: 9

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