The House Cup Reading Challenge | TBR

House Cup Reading Challenge is being hosted by Lauren of Live Love Read Ya, Alex of Book Daisy Reviews, Kelsey of Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf, and Erica of Escape Under the Cover. The House Cup Reading Challenge runs from Sunday, October 15, to Sunday, November 12. During this challenge, you will progress from a first-year to seventh-year Hogwarts student by completing seven books on your TBR list. In addition to the main challenge, you will have opportunities to earn even more points by participating in the themed bonus challenges and tweeting with the challenge hashtag on Twitter. But more on that later! To sign-up and find out more about the challenges visit one of the hosts blogs. 

HOGWARTS STUDENT QUESTIONNAIRE

Name: Ashley 
Hogwarts House: Slytherin 
Wand Type: Redwood wood with a phoenix feather core, 13 ¾” and supple flexibility
Pet: Cat
Favorite Subject: Defense Against The Dark Arts 
Favorite Professor: Professor Minerva McGonagall

The House Cup Reading Challenge TBR 

I am going to do the Main Challenge which is a book for each year at Hogwarts and its readers choice. I also want to attempt some bonus challenge reads but 7 books in a months time is more than I have been able to read lately.

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I had already created my October TBR which has 7 books although I am currently reading Night Film by Marisha Pessl. So for the Main Challenge I will be doing my October TBR plus a few additional.

Bonus Challenge 

Slytherin: Read a book set in a dystopian world – Legend by Marie Lu 
Death Eater: Read a book told from the POV of a villain-  Vicious by V.E Schwab (Its about anti-heros so those are basically villians right)
Occlumency: Read a book about a character with magical abilities or superpowers- Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs 

Let me know if you are going to join and what house you are repping!

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October 2017 | TBR

I love reading books in the month of October. Specifically paranormal or creepy books. It just fits with the whole vibe of the season and especially with Halloween. I am not going to be able to finish all of these, but I these are the ones I am going to be picking from.

Night Film by Marish Pessl

The Girl With The Gifts by M.R Carey

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

The Ritual by Adam Nevill

 

What are you planning on reading this month?

August 2017 | TBR

This is a little late in the month, but I guess not too late. I had posted this on instagram and twitter, but decided I would make a post as well. Here is my reading plan for August. It may be a little ambitious, but since I just did my bookshelf in rainbow I thought it would be fun to make a rainbow TBR. Here is to reading a lot in the month of August!

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Lover Revealed by J.R Ward

Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Stray by Rachel Vincent

The Bear and the Nightingale by Kathrine Arden

The School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Hello? by Liza Wiemer

What are you planning on reading this month?

Non-Fiction Books I Want To Read

Lately I have really been branching out on what I read and have developed more interests for a variety of books. There are quite a few books that have been on my radar or on my shelves that I really want to read. The only problem is it always seems to take me longer to read through non-fiction, but I am usually always really happy after I do. There is always so much to learn from them about life, the world and even yourself. I would love for any other recommendations people have to offer.

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Knizer

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon

The Witches by Stacy Schiff

The Impossible Will Take A Little While by Paul Rogat Loeb

Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer

All The Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff

Why Nations Fail : The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty by Daron Acemoğlu and James A. Robinson

Brave Enough by Nicole Unice

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

♣ Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

What are some of your favorite Non-fiction books?

Adventures in Alice| Reading List

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If it isn’t already obvious I am obsessed with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I have been making a running list of all the retellings or books inspired by the original story. I have decided to make a post of all of them and keep track of the ones I have read and have yet to read. I feel like being such a fan it is sad I haven’t read them all before.

Young Adult

Splintered Trilogy by A.G Howard

White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Queen of Hearts Saga by Colleen Oakes

Insanity Series by Cameron Jace

The Collector’s Society by Heather Lyons

Death of the Mad Hatter by Sarah J. Pepper

Gears of Wonderland by Jason G. Anderson

Adult 

After Alice by Gregory Maguire

The Chronicles of Alice by Christina Henry

Her Mad Hatter by Marie Hall

 

Are there any that I have missed and need to add to my list?

August TBR

Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka BruntThis is my current read

This Savage Song by Victoria SchwabI am reading this with some book bloggers for our new book club! If you want to join us go here !

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthyI know nothing about this book, but a friend told me I should read it!

What are you planning on reading in August ?

Bout of Books 15 | Goals & TBR


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For those that don’t know what Bout of Books is… here you go:

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, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

This will be my fourth time participating and I am really excited. For the most part there is something about read-a-thons that motivate me to actually read more. I have a very ambitious January TBR already but picked out some different books for this TBR to mix it up. I picked out some shorter books and books that I need to review, but ones from my January TBR might show up as well. 

Goals:
♠ I am hoping to read at least 100 pages a day.
♠ Finish at least three books (but hoping I finish more!)
♠ Update as much as possible (via my blog and twitter)
♠ Share quotes and thoughts on books throughout the week.

 

Books:

Scardust by Suzanne van Rooyen
Rise of ISIS by Jay Sekulow
Sands of Time by Christine Church
No Rest For The Wicked by Dane Cobain
♠ Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

 

Also make sure to follow my twitter @downthebookhole for more updates and information on Bout of Books 15!

January 2016 TBR

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With a new year comes loads of new reading goals and challenges. I want to start the year off strong and get to some books that have been on my shelves too long! This is a very ambitious list, but these are all the books I have been wanting to read and I am sure it will change.Also soon to come is my TBR for Bout of Books 15

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♠  Leveled by Jay Crownover 

This is the novella to Crownover’s new series Saints of Denver. I will be reading this with Samantha @ The Rambling Book Junkie.

Built by Jay Crownover 

This is the first book in the Saints of Denver series and also the January pick for Rambling Down The Book Hole Book Club that I run alongside Samantha!

Crown of Embers by Rae Carson 

I picked up The Girl of Fire and Thorns in November and was planning on binging the whole trilogy. I did not quite get around to that, but I want to continue with this trilogy and finish this series towards my series reads goals!

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

I have been wanting to read something by Sanderson so bad. What a better time to pick it up and read it. I am participating in a read-a-long for this book as well with some fabulous people on twitter!

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

I have really been missing the Vampire Academy world and Mead’s writing. With her new series starting this year I want to get into more of her books!

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan 

I have been really wanting to get into more adult books and specifically historical fiction. I also wanted to read more award winning books this year and this one jumped out at me.

What books are you planning on reading in January? 

#ReadWomen December TBR

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As I stated in an earlier post, I have decided to participate in #readwomen December. If you don’t know what this is and want to learn more check out my post on it here! While looking through my TBR pile and the books I have been wanting to read I have realized that I have a lot of books by female authors and a lot that I want to read so it worked out perfectly! These are the ones I want to get to, but of course it is subject to change!

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♠  A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

I will be reading this as the book of the month for Rambling Down the Book Hole Blogger Book Club!

Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol

I started this one in November. I am listening to it on audiobook and I am really enjoying it so far and hope to start the second one when I finish this!

The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

I just read the first book in this series and absolutely loved it! I cant wait to continue on with the series!

Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

I received an ARC of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review and the concept is so intriguing!

All Played Out by Cora Carmack

I need to catch up on this series. The Rusk University series is engrossing and a guilty read with swoon worthy men!

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

How have I not read this yet??? It is quite embarrassing.

Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall

This is a book that I got sent to me by a publisher and it sounds interesting.

I really hope to get to more than just these books but these are the ones I am aiming for!

What books are you planning on reading in December? Are you participating in #readwomen?