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!!it’s back!! – contemporary-a-thon (round 4) tbr

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!!the contemporary-a-thon has returned!!!

i’ve seriously been waiting for this announcement bc i had such a great time last time and i LOVE me some contemporaries (are there really any people who exist who //dont// like contemporaries??!!??)

if you are unaware, the contemporary-a-thon takes place between the 11th of feb. till the 17rd from your time midnight till the next week, midnight.

it is being hosted by these four lovelies, chelsea, julie, natasha, and melanie

I know we’re allowed to double up on challenges and im not entirely ruling that out for myself but especially since how well the last round went, (i read 9 books!!!!) i’m keeping up with my ambitious brand and aiming for 7 individual books (maybe even 8) rather than completing all 7 challenges collectively

does that make sense? it does in my brain. onto the books

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

1. Read the most recent contemporary book you purchased/acquiredImage result for summer bird blue covert

this challenge is so clever bc we’re all going to be sneaky and choose a book we want to read

i’ve been putting this book off long enough, so it’s time to get to it

i’m going to be getting this book from the library so that totally counts for the challenge and i’m going to be buddy reading it with the sweetest, taasia, so i’m really excited!!

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2. Read book with “blurple” on the cover

Image result for only love can break your heart cover

i really don’t know much about this book aside from the fact that it is both ‘blue’ and ‘purple’ and many many reviewers enjoyed it (is that enough for me?? yes, it is)

also the title is incorrect bc the only thing that actually breaks hearts is evil authors.

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3. Read a diverse contemporary 

Image result for ayesha at last

Image result for my so called bollywood lifein support of #YARC2019 (which im SO EXCITED FOR) i’m going to attempt reading both these books. (am i an overachiever?? the answer is always yes)

ayesha at last is a muslim + south-asian pride & prejudice retelling and basically i’ve been sold since the date it was released

my so-called bollywood life features an indian main character and sounds like such a lighthearted, fun read (im going to need a lot of those along with all the devastating books i tend to read)

i’m not sure if i’ll be able to manage both of these but A GIRL CAN DREAM

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4. Read a dark/emotional/hard-hitting contemporary

Image result for someone i used to know by patty blount

patty blount slayed me with her previous book, some boys. it made me so emotional and she really explored trauma and rape culture in such a deep, raw, personal way that i was absolutely gutted

…so who better to trust when looking for an emotional, hard-hitting contemporary?

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5. Read a contemporary that you meant to read in 2018 but didn’t

Image result for goodbye perfectsara barnard seems like an author you MUST know if you’re into contemporary (which,,,,,i am) i read ‘a quiet kind of thunder’ some time ago and i really enjoyed it so i have high hopes for this one

i hear this book tackles a taboo topic while also focusing on friendship, so lots in store here

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6. Read a contemporary in a non-traditional formatImage result for gday gnight

THIS JUST LOOKS SO CUTE

and lin-manuel miranda seems like the ultimate mom-friend so im excited to pick this one up (also it’s short and has doodles, what a blessing)

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7. Read a contemporary with some sort of picture on the spine

Image result for we are the ants

i assure you, dear reader friends, i have done my research and can confirm this book has a picture on the spine

do you KNOW how much time i spent looking for a book for this challenge?? do you KNOW how many books i’ve switched in and out?? let me just tell you, it was a lot.

anyways, the cover is a wrap around so the silhouette  of trees and skyline extends over to the spine, and that counts for me (im tired and i just need a book for this category)

my best friend recommended this book to me and i figured i might as well knock it out while doing my fav reading challenge.

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that concludes my contemporary-a-thon TBR, if youre participating too PLEASE let me know, i’d love to see your TBR and follow your reading progress throughout the week!

happy reading y’all,

mayy

20 thoughts on “!!it’s back!! – contemporary-a-thon (round 4) tbr”

  1. YOU’RE READING ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART. I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!

    That was my favourite book of 2018 and I just loved it, even though I’m not a big contemporary reading.

    I really hope you enjoy it! I think it’s best not to have many expectations going into it – I also knew little before picking it up and was pleasantly surprised. 🙂

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    1. I MAY HAVE TOTALLY ADDED IT TO MY TBR AND PICKED IT UP FOR THE READATHON BASED ON YOUR RECOMMENDATION 😁

      im keeping my hopes high but not too high, i LOVE contemporaries, so im looking forward to ittt ahhhh

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  2. Ahhh this is such a great list and CONTEMPORARY I LOVE ALL THE CONTEMPORARIES AHH. ❤ I can't wait for you to read Goodbye, Perfect, I really enjoyed that one! Also very excited to hear your thoughts about Summer Bird Blue, it sounds like a great book, but very very emotional, too so I'm not ready haha. Happy reading!! ❤

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    1. thank you sm marie!!! ❤ i really liked reading a quiet kind of thunder so THE HOPES ARE HIGH for Goodbye, Perfect
      im so ready to have my heart broken by summer bird blue, thank you so muchhhh i hope youre having an awesome reading month too ❤

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  3. look at you spilling the tea on authors being the real ones who break hearts :’) 👏👏
    idk why i still haven’t read ‘goodbye, perfect’ or ‘a quiet kind of thunder’ when both have been on my tbr for quite some time but i need to up my game.
    ALSO SUMMER BIRD BLUE IS GOINF TO BREAK MY HEART AND IM HERE FOR IT I’m legit so excited to read it

    all the best asdfghjk tho you don’t need it 💛

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    1. i BELIEVE in you and your ability to read all the sara barnard books (its okay i feel like a fake contemp stan for not reading her books earlier too)
      IT WAS SO SAD I TEARED UP SO MANY TIMES

      THANK YOUUUUUU ❤

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