July 11th 2018: Future Classics
–What books do you think with stand the test of time?
The Reading Rush, formerly known as BOOKTUBEATHON, is being hosted by Ariel and Raeleen. This year they created a website, where you can have your own profile, keeping up with how many pages you’re reading a day and earn badges. It’s starting from July 22TH to 28TH 2019.
Challenges and My TBR
1/ Read a book with purple on the cover
For this one, I’m going with Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life is a Joke (Jacky Ha-Ha #2) by James Patterson.
2/ Read a book in the same spot the entire time
The book I’m choosing for this challenge is The Beach House by James Patterson, Peter de Jonge.
3/ Read a book you meant to read last year
For this one, I’m going with An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen.
4/ Read an author’s first book
Picking up The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen.
5/ Read a book with a non-human main character
For this challenge, I’m reading The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.
6/ Pick a book that has five or more words in the title
For this one I’ll go with, We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels.
7/ Read and watch a book to movie adaptation
For this challenge I’m reading the book, The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle.
Bonus/ Read 7 books!
Very happy that I could come up with this list without adding to my to be read list.
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
Stepney, London, 1939
‘’Ere, Poll! Your bleedin’ ‘Elayna’s broke the bog seat again,’ Edna shouted indignantly from the bottom of the stairs. ‘She might have a name like an effing duchess, but she don’t sit on the khazi like one.’
Polly Forester paused in searching her daughter’s long, dark brown hair for nits, and half smiled.
No one ever called Ellie by her real name, ‘Helena’ – which was intended to be pronounced in the Greek way, with an ‘a’ sound – not unless they wanted to tease or ridicule her. Edna Ross, their garrulous and often fearsome neighbour, loved to bawl it out as the ultimate, affectionate insult, always adding an extra ‘a’ or two for special effect.
‘’Ow can you be sure it weren’t Wilf?’ Polly shouted back good-naturedly. ‘’E’s got an arse like a rhinoceros!’
‘’Cos ’e’s bin down the pub all bleedin’ day,’ Edna shot back. ‘An’ I ’opes ’e stays there all bleedin’ night too.’
‘I’m sorry, Ed,’ Polly called back, spluttering with laughter. ‘I’ll fix it later.’
‘Don’t matter.’ Edna’s indignation was gone now, replaced by wheezy laughter.
Hosted by thatartsyreadergirl.
July 9: Character Freebie (any topic you want that deals with book characters!)
Today, I’ll share my top ten favourite transgender characters. This can count as a recommendation for trans relate books.
Being Jazz is an non-fiction book that talks about Jazz’s life and who she become the strong young woman she is today.
Stephie was the first trans character I ever read and she holds a special place in my heart.
Shane Woods story is the first book I read in 2018.
Lily is witty and smart which will make you love her.
Liv is just canny and funny.
This book has a trans main character and what I find to be an unique plot line.
In this book we read about Chaz and his live in the spotlight.
You guys already know how much I love this book.
It’s interest to see how the media affected Katie.
This book talks about a taboo subject trans man and pregnancy.
A few years back, this story was all over the news. Then one day I was browsing Netflix and came across the series Three Girls, and I found the book Girl A: The truth about the Rochdale sex ring by the victim who stopped them by Girl A. Even from that book title you kind of guess that this book deals with a heavy subject. That’s the reason I avoided reading this book until now.
As we can in the first chapter ‘girl a’ as she became known, had that is considered a ‘normal’ life before her teen years. I’m saying this because this also shows that this can happen to anyone regardless of the lifestyle you grow up in. What was shocking to me was that a person who was once her friend becomes her pimp and force her to be gang raped. The only reason I thought of was that Emma (the pimp) wasn’t strong enough or capable of breaking the ugly cycle she found herself in.
Something else that I noticed was the strength that human beings get when they become a parent to break any bad habits that they might have because now they have another life to take care of, that solely depends on them. I gave this book a five out of five stars because it deserves it.
Created by Earl Grey Books and by someone else but the tag video was deleted from the their channel so I couldn’t tag it. It’s that time of the year so let’s go!
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2019.
If you read this book it might be one of your favourites too.
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2019.
The best I could find.
3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
Expected publication date: August 6th 2019
5. Biggest disappointment.
6. Biggest surprise.
7. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)
8. Newest fictional crush.
Cora McLaughlin from Learning Curves (Learning Curves #1) by Ceillie Simkiss.
9. Newest favourite character.
Elena Mendez from Learning Curves (Learning Curves #1) by Ceillie Simkiss.
10. Book that made you cry.
11. Book that made you happy.
12. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
I have too many to name them.