Monthly TBR

Contemporary-A-Thon TBR

monthly tbr finalI’M SUPER EXCITED for the start of the Contemporary-A-Thon bc not only do i adore contemps and get to participate in another readathon with so many other lovely readers, but i also get another reason to lock myself in my room and read for 12 hours straight. :’)

if you are unaware, the contemporary-a-thon takes place between the 17th of sept. till the 23rd from you time midnight till the next week, midnight.

Here’s the original video by the lovely host herself and she gives more details about the readathon in the vid.

I know we’re allowed to double up on challenges and im not entirely ruling that out for myself but since i am presumptuous/ambitious goose i’m going to aim for 7 individual books rather than completing all 7 challenges collectively

but again, we’ll see how it goes, like say if i have an existential crisis and get the spontaneous urge to repaint the walls of my bedroom, then im gonna be forced to double up on challenges.


here is my tbr for the week of the contemporary-a-thon:

1. Read a contemporary with orange on the cover

Image result for taxonomy of love goodreads

so y’all probably gonna laugh at me for choosing this book for the ‘orange’ in the cover bc its such a minuscule amount but listen here, the host said it can have as much orange or as little orange in the cover and it COUNTS!

the spine is orange too okay dont @ me

i just,,,,really wanna read this book, im trying to fit it in anyway possible

flower watercolour

2. Read a dark/spooky contemporary

Image result for wrecked goodreads

i read a lot of dark books for someone who is pretty much terrified of her own shadow. but i wasn’t gonna do spooky bc,,,(its actually sad to say) halloween decorations have the ability to freak me out so im going with dark

and this book is about sexual assault and rape culture and thats pretty dark and depressing

flower watercolour

3. Read a diverse contemporary

Image result for the weight of feathers goodreads

besides the fact that everyone and their cat adores anna-marie mclemore and her books, i heard this book features characters with deformities and disabilities as well AS BOTH THE MAIN CHARACTERS BEING POC


and its lowkey marketed as magic realism slash contemporary but we’re gonna pretend its solely contemporary

flower watercolour

4. Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format

Image result for sarah's scribbles 2

obvs i was gonna choose a graphic novel/comic book for this challenge bc well, theyre easy to read and we all love books that can be read in 10 minutes dont lie to me

sarah andersen is so fricken relatable, im sure if you check the definition of “hashtag relatable” her comic collection would be there

flower watercolour

5. Read a contemporary that has your initials somewhere on the cover

Related image
all you need to know about this is that my initials are on the cover, somewhere

also i have two colleen hoover books on this TBR bc my friends are v adamant that i read ALL her books asap, idek why i’ve left these two for so long, maybe bc she leaves me emotionally crippled 85% of the time πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

flower watercolour

6. Read a contemporary from a new to you author

Image result for art of french kissing goodreads





seriously though macarons are one of my favourite things in the world (its the bright colours, im like an actual 4 year old) and put up an exceptional challenge in baking (i would know with all my failed attempts πŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒ) so what a perfect choice

flower watercolour

7. Read a contemporary that is a 5 star prediction

Image result for hopeless goodreads

I wouldn’t consider my self a hardcore colleen hoover fan, some of her books really miss the mark for me and other times they absolutely shatter me

but from the hype that coho always seems to garner, this book especially, im hoping this is the second type and it kills me (emotionally) in the best way possible

bc this woman doesn’t know boundaries when it comes to hurting readers

flower watercolour

that concludes my contemporary-a-thon TBR, if youre participating too please be sure to let me know, i’d love to see your TBR and get inspiration from your reading goals!!

thats all from me,


27 thoughts on “Contemporary-A-Thon TBR”

  1. OOOH this sounds like SO MUCH FUN I would do it but SCHOOL. *sighs*
    Also, I love the cover of both A Taxonomy of Love and The Art of French Kissing! I mean, pretty colors? Check! FOOD?!?!?! CHECK!
    I hope you have fun during your read-a-thon!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. fkld;afk;a SCHOOL CAN GO AWAY
      if there’s food then my heart is sold, its that simple.
      thank you so much my sweet, i hope school eases up on you and youre able to get some extra reading in!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. i see the words “contemporary-a-thon” but i read “potential contemporary recs”

    uh…best of luck to you with the 2 coho books. one of my many author nemeses BON CHANCE MA CHERIE

    10/10 will be on the lookout for your thoughts on, well, most of these, since i haven’t read any but the coho ones and you KNOW i stay looking out for more contemporaries

    Liked by 1 person

    1. oh honey dont you know it. it’s like my subconscious cant go one post without giving recs

      thank YOU MY SWEET, her books are hit or miss so im hoping on the positive side. i hope you have a great weekend ❀

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Lemme know if you decide to have an existential crisis and repaint your room’s walls, I’ll join you (you can do the painting, I’ll do the thing where you lie on the floor and obsess over why you’re alive).
    Sarah Anderson is the most relatable human and I need to read that book too!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. hahahahha, hey youre not gonna get off with doing NO physical work. what if i were to put you on brush washing duty? πŸ€”

      yes yes yes, read it!!! (also it greatly helps out on the unrealistic reading goals we make for ourselves)


  4. A TAXONOMY OF LOVE! I read this book recently and I really enjoyed it, I hope you will too. Also, I squinted very very hard trying to see the orange on that cover GOOD JOB hahaha.
    I haven’t read The weight of feathers, or anything by this author just yet, but I can’t wait to do so, I am sooooo excited about it and it sounds amazingggggggg. πŸ˜€
    Happy reading! ❀


  5. Ignore my comment on my post, I found yours!!! ❀ Oh man, you've got some on here I've been dying to get to (Weight of Feathers) and two CoHo books that left me in tears. I know she's a super polarizing author, but Slammed got to me and Hopeless…man that one…can be brutal. If you're a TW reader maybe check some of those out just to be prepared!

    Either way I wish you tons of luck and cannot wait to hear what you have to say about these contemporaries! All the luck and love!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. lol, i’m halfway through slammed and goodness, im really enjoying it. I thought since I got used to coho’s newer books that her older ones might be a miss for me, but this one looks good so far!

      Thank you so much ❀ Let's do this!

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s