#IndieReadathon2016 TBR + Giveaway

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The 2016 Indie Readathon has officially started!!! I’m co-hosting this with two of my favorite bloggers, Sarah from Words with Sarah and Angie from Angie and Jessica’s Dreamy Reads – there’s still a little time left to join, so if you have a blog, a Goodreads, a whatever, and love indie books, sign up here! The read-a-thon will run until Sept. 12th.

The rules for the read-a-thon are simple: you read indie published books. It can be published by either an indie author or a hybrid author (an author who publishes both traditionally and independently), just make sure the books that are being read are independently published. You can read as many books as you want, whether it is one book, five, ten, or whatever number you want to do. It’s all up to you!

To keep track of your progress and everyone else’s make sure to use the hashtag #IndieReadathon2016 and to link up your sign up posts below in the linky to qualify for giveaways by Angie, Sarah, and me!! Prizes include gift cards, paperbacks, and ebooks, so be sure to be following us on all the social medias! If you have any questions about the read-a-thon, feel free to leave a comment or tweet at us!

Join the #IndieReadathon2016 here:

Angie: Blog | Twitter | Bookstagram | Facebook
Sarah: Blog | Twitter | Bookstagram | Facebook
Lacey: Blog | Twitter | Bookstagram | Facebook (me!)

Here are the indie books I’m planning (hoping) to read! I’m keeping it short and sweet so I don’t overestimate myself, LOL.

 
  

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$25 Gift Card (Intl)
Paperbacks of Air Awakens & Fire Falling by Elisa Kova (US)
Ebook of Royally Screwed by Emma Chase (Intl)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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#IndieReadathon2016 + Giveaway

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I am so, SO excited to be sharing the very first Indie Readathon, which I’m co-hosting with two of my favorite bloggers, Sarah from Words with Sarah and Angie from Angie and Jessica’s Dreamy Reads!!! If you have a blog, a Goodreads, a whatever, and love indie books, please come join us!

The read-a-thon begins on August 28th and ends on September 12th. The rules for the read-a-thon are simple: you read indie published books. It can be published by either an indie author or a hybrid author (an author who publishes both traditionally and independently), just make sure the books that are being read are independently published. You can read as many books as you want, whether it is one book, five, ten, or whatever number you want to do. It’s all up to you!

To keep track of your progress and everyone else’s make sure to use the hashtag #IndieReadathon2016 and to link up your sign up posts below in the linky to qualify for giveaways by Angie, Sarah, and me!! Prizes include gift cards, paperbacks, and ebooks, so be sure to be following us on all the social medias! If you have any questions about the read-a-thon, feel free to leave a comment or tweet at us!

Join the #IndieReadathon2016 here:

Angie: Blog | Twitter | Bookstagram | Facebook
Sarah: Blog | Twitter | Bookstagram | Facebook
Lacey: Blog | Twitter | Bookstagram | Facebook (me!)

A few of my favorite indies:
Kulti/The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
Addicted/Calloway Sisters series by Krista & Becca Ritchie
The Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy
Game On series by Kristen Callihan
Corrupt by Penelope Douglas
The Royals series by Erin Watt
The Summer Games series by R.S. Grey
Beast in Shining Armor by Cassandra Gannon
A Sign of Love series by Mia Sheridan
The Player by Kresley Cole
Elements of Chemistry series by Penny Reid

Once you’ve joined, enter the read-a-thon giveaway!

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$25 Gift Card (Intl)
Paperbacks of Air Awakens & Fire Falling by Elisa Kova (US)
Ebook of Royally Screwed by Emma Chase (Intl)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Again, if you’d like to join, sign up at here! You can sign up anytime before August 30th.

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#ReadThemAllThon TBR

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Disclaimer: Pokemon belongs to Nintendo.

Y’all, I freaking screamed when Sarah from Words with Sarah messaged me about this read-a-thon, because it’s literally PERFECT for me!!! I’ve loved Pokemon from the start, I’m so addicted to Pokemon Go, and now that I can do Pokemon with BOOKS!? I am beyond excited to do this!!!

If you’re a blogger/bookstagrammer/booktuber/whatever and you’d like to join, sign up over at Read at Midnight! The read-a-thon runs from Sunday Aug. 14th to Sunday Sept. 4th.

So here is my TBR pile for the duration of the read-a-thon (basically books that I’ll read to win some freaking Pokemon badges!!!!)


I’m trying to tackle my ARC TBR as I do this read-a-thon, so I’m choosing to read Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen! This is the first in the Brooklyn Bruisers and I’m so excited for it!

Books rarely ever make me cry, so I’ll probably fail this one LOL but I’ll read A Beautiful Funeral by Jamie McGuire! I loved Beautiful Disaster, and one of the characters ends up dying soooo, maybe I’ll cry?

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is super hyped up, right? It’s been on my TBR for ages, so hopefully I’ll be able to tackle it in this read-a-thon!

Tackling my ARC TBR again and reading Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh! A POC author who writes diverse characters – one of the many reasons why I love her.

I LOVE Sarah MacLean and always consider her romances pretty epic, so I’m going to read A Scot in the Dark, the next book in her Scandal & Scoundrel series!

I am so, so, sooo excited for Nevernight by Jay Kristoff to release! I’ve never read his books before, but this one sounds amazing, and I’m excited to dive back into fantasy!

I feel like I’m the last person to read SJM’s ACOTAR, and Sarah has been pushing me to read it, so now I finally will!! It’s got an awesome red cover too 😉

I am so ready for Unknown by Wendy Higgins! There aren’t enough non-contemporary NA books out there, so I’m crazy excited about this post-apocalyptic NA book!


Again, if you’d like to join, sign up at Read at Midnight! You can sign up anytime before the end of the read-a-thon. And thanks so much to Aentee @ Read At Midnight for creating this amazing read-a-thon!

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Summer Lovin’ Day 6: Hound Dogs

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It’s good to be bad…boys that is! List those bad boys that make your heart go pitter patter in all the wrong right ways!

YAY! It’s one of my favorite topics ever… Bad Boys!! Mwahahaha. If a book’s got a bad boy in it, you bet your ass I’m going to check it out. Bad boys are the best! Nice guys are great too, but there’s just something about those bad boys in fiction that make you swoon so freaking hard.

So here are my all-time favorite bad boys ever! And fair warning, there will be some major swooning going on, especially with these pics I’m about to show you.

Warner from Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

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Warner isn’t just the bad boy. He’s the bad guy. As in, the enemy, the one who’s fighting on the wrong side. Or is he? He was clearly on the bad side in Shatter Me, but in Unravel Me, it’s not certain anymore if he’s fighting for good or for evil. All we know is that Warner is completely in love with Juliette, and oh my god, this boy is just the b e s t. He says the sweetest, most incredible things, but we’re still not sure if he can be a good guy. He kills with no remorse, but he’ll still help out a stray dog. It’s a bit of a mindfuck, but I still love this boy.

Noah Hutchins from Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

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So there’s 2 Bad Boy Noahs in my list, and the first is Noah Hutchins! Sigh, Noah is just the best. He’s got the bad boy thing totally down, with the tattoos, drugs, and attitude.  Plus, he’s got the whole haunted past going on. He’s a total flirt, and doesn’t seem at all like good boyfriend material-until Echo. And with Echo, we get to see the sweet side of this bad boy. He’s a good guy at heart, wanting to take care of his two younger brothers after their parents deaths. All of this makes him sexy as hell, wrapped up in one yummy package!

Travis Maddox from Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

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Travis is probably my favorite bad boy ever. Beautiful Disaster is one of my favorite books, and it’s mostly because of this bad boy. To start off, he’s an underground fighter, so he’s aggressive and used to violence, and he’s never once lost a fight. He’s covered in tattoos and he rides a motorcycle. He was a total man-whore before he met Abby, and like Noah, changes once he falls in love. He gets easily jealous and possessive, but he’s also crazy protective and sweet. He’ll do anything and fight anyone to protect the person he loves. I love this bad boy so freaking much!

Jude Ryder from the Crash series by Nicole Wiliiams

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Lately, it’s been all about Jude for me, since I recently finished this entire series. I fell completely in love with this bad boy in his first book. He’s a total delinquent. He’s been arrested, been to jail, done drugs, sold drugs, been in fights, and yet why the hell do I love him? Because he’s passionate about the things he cares about and loves, like Lucy. AH, another bad boy who does a 180 for a girl he falls in love with. That’s probably the main appeal for loving them so much! Lucy is Jude’s number one priority, and the things he says and does are just… *swoon*

Noah Shaw from the Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin

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He’s crude and he’s rude and he’s British… everyone, it’s Noah Shaw! Yay for this bad boy. He smokes and he doesn’t give a crap about anything or anyone. And the best part… he drives a Prius to justify littering all his cigarettes LOL. But oh my god, Noah is crazy hot. Imagine a beautiful British boy wearing a button down shirt with the sleeves rolled up… Showing those sexy forearms… And maybe wearing a tie? Not sure if there’s a tie in his school uniform, but anyways… YUM. And can I just say that these bad boys have got the swooniest lines ever. The things they say… it just melts your heart.

*fans self* Man, these bad boys are just too much. You just can’t help sighing, swooning, and fainting, right?

So who are your favorite bad boys?

lacey

Summer Lovin’ Day 5: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On

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Let’s do book shimmies! We made it through the week-long part of the read-a-thon!!! Congratulate yourself and your new bookish friends on their progress so far. Did you get as much read as you wanted to so far? Have you changed your goals for the 24-hr marathon read?

Weeellll… I was able to finish 1 book! Yay! Not really, actually. I haven’t had a lot of time to read recently, with summer classes and doing driver’s ed, sadly.

Books I’ve finished:

House Rules by Chloe Neill

Books to read:

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa   The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

highly doubt I’ll finish either of these this week, since I’ll be busy all day Friday and Saturday. SO this readathon is a bit of a fail. Oh well!

Hope everyone had a good 4th of July! (If you’re in the US, of course.)

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