It seems as though there is a shortage of Christmassy books due to Christmas only lasting around one month (or less, or more, depending how you look at it). I have only read three books that are Christmas-related and, coincidentally, they are all Young Adult. Today is Day 2 of my 6 Days of Blogmas posts and I thought it would be odd if there was not at least one post about Christmassy books!
There are twelve days until Christmas and it is Day 1 of my Christmas-related blog posts! The first post is a Christmas book tag. The Festive Christmas Book Tag was created by GirlReading on YouTube.
Christmas is a very enjoyable time of year for me and to celebrate its festiveness I am going to be posting Christmas/bookish posts in the days leading up towards the big day. Instead of posting everyday, I am going to post something every second day, but it will still be the twelve days leading up to Christmas. The first post will be up in two days! I will be using Australian time, so if you are from another time zone you may see it a day earlier. The posts won't all necessarily be Christmas-related or book-related, but it will be a good mix.
Another readathon hosted by Zoe Herdt happened on Saturday 9 December. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to read Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. This readathon is a 24-hour event where you read however much you like between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. Zoe likes to pull an all-nighter, but I like to sleep, and my bedtime is usually before 12:00 a.m.
Jess @Reads and Dreams tagged me a while ago to do the Summer Reader book tag. It is summer in Australia, even though the entirety of December has only been between 16c-22c in Melbourne so far. It felt like it was over 30c everyday in November, so that is really weird. Summer is my favourite season because I love going outside when it is hot, and winter is stupid. Let's get onto the tag!
At the beginning of the year, I saw that PopSugar were hosting a reading challenge over 2017 and thought it would be a great challenge to keep in mind throughout the year. To be honest, I only looked at it once, but have read over 50 books this year and many of them related to one of the prompts. I didn't do all of them, but I did manage to do most!
Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her high school teachers who think the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.
November has ended and it is time for me to wrap-up everything I read. This month, I read four books! I didn't actively try to read as much as I usually do because I was writing a fair bit. Nonetheless, I'm still surprised by how much I read!
I have had the same bookcase since I was around ten-years-old and just recently (I'm twenty) filled it entirely with books. Now when I buy new books I have to move things around and shove unwanted books underneath (as you can see in the photo on the right). I thought it was a good opportunity for me to un-haul some books that I either never read, really disliked, or have worn/unappealing covers.
Several other blogs have taken part in this post idea, and after Rachel inspired me, I decided to write one too. I do not rate books 5 stars very often, but there are plenty of books out there that have been rated highly and it makes me think that I'll do the same. All of these books have been on my TBR for ages and I have most likely not read them because I've been unable to get a copy. When I go into reading a book, I usually want it to be a 5-star read, though I know it is unlikely to happen. So here are five books that I really hope will be my newest 5-star reads!