April 2021 TBR: new releases, accidentally in love book club and fantasy books

Hi everyone! I haven’t making tbrs for the last few months becayse I was in a reading slump and mood reading seem like the best option, but I’m not in areading slump anymore and it’s time to catch up on some of my goals and some of the series that I put aside because of the slump. So that’s why the tbrs are starting again.

Here are some of the books I’m planning to read in April:

The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan: It’s been over a year since I read the first book in this series, so it was time to continue with it. I’m almost done with this and I’m really enjoying it.

The Burning God by R.F. Kuang: I’m so intimidated by this book, Im pretty sure its going to hurt me. I read the first two books in the series in 2020 and I dont want to let too much time pass before finishing it, so it’s time to get to this book.

The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski: I have tried to read this before but I wans’t in the mood for it, hopefully now I can finish it and continue with the series.

Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse: One of my goals for this year is to read more books by Indigenous authors and I have been failing that goal, so it’s time to start working towards accomplishing it. I have heard great things about all of Roanhorse books and this was the first one to be available from my library..

Oculta by Maya Motayne: I loved the first book in this series, Nocturna, and I have been waiting for this sequel for such a long time, I’m so glad I’m finally going to be able to continue with this story. Release date: April 6th.

Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle: I really liked Sarah Hogle’s debut novel You Deserve Each Other, so I’m excited to pick up her new release especially since the premise sounds amazing. Release date: April 6th.

To Love and to Loath by Martha Waters: I loved the first book in this series and I’m really intrigued about the relationship between the characters that are the protagonists of the book. Release date: April 6th.

Damaged Goods by Talia Hibbert: I’m one of the co-host for the Accidentally in Love book club this month and this is the book that we are going to read . I’mreally excited since I have read two of the books in this series and I enjoyed them.

What books do you want to read in April? Have you read any of the books on my tbr?

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February TBR: books I want to read for Black History Month

Hi everyone! February is Black History Month and while I read books by Black authors all year (and you should too!), I wanted to put together a tbr that would help me make sure I don’t read only fantasy and romance books (which are my favorite genres). In 2021, I want to explore two genres a bit more and those genres are horror and non-fiction and I want to make sure I read diverse books within those genres, so I think this is a good way to start doing that. Which is why this tbr is fantasy, romance, horror and non-fiction.

Without further ado, here’s my tbr:

The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin: I read the first book in the series for Black History Month 2020 and it’s finally time to read the sequel. This book is going to break my heart and I’m ready (I think).

A Phoenix First Must Burn: I have been meaning to read this for a while and this seemed like the perfect chance. I really wanted an anthology in this tbr as a way of discovering new authors, so I can pick up their other books later.

When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole: I love Alyssa Cole’s romance books, so I’m excited to read her first attempt at a thriller/horror book. I have heard that the commentary this book makes on gentrification is on point, so I’m looking forward to reading it.

The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson: This book sounds exactly like something I would enjoy, an atmospheric, quiet book about witches and it also involves a cult, which makes it sounds even more interesting.

How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa Cole: Another Alyssa Cole book on this list because I love her romance books, I haven’t read her lastest release and this seems like the perfect time to do it.

Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan: I have heard a lot of amazing things about this book and I’m looking forward to reading a book by a Black romance author that I have never read before.

Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi: I decided to read the shorter, more accesible version of this book first, because it’s very focused on the history of the United States and I’m not from the United States. But I may pick up the longer version later on.

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin: I have watched the documentary about James Baldwin, I have watched his speeches and commentary on youtube, and I have read some of his quotes, it’s finally time I read one of his books!

What are you planning to read for Black History Month? What are your favorite books by Black authors?

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April TBR: Anticipated Releases + Latinx Book Club + Mystery & SFF Books

Hi everyone! It’s that time of the month again when I put together my tbr. With the currrent situation that we are living around the world, I haven’t been reading that much because I don’t seem to be able to concentrate on books, especially if they are long. So for April I decided to pick up some of the short books on my tbr, some of my most anticipated releases or books that I feel excited about to see if I actually manage to get back into reading.

As always, I have a list below with the goals and challenges that I want to keep track of in 2020, I chose an emoji that represents each one and next to each of the books on my tbr, I’ll put the emoji of the goal or challenge that that book is going to help me fullfil.

  • Read 20 fantasy books in 2020 (🔮)
  • Read 35 books by Latinx authors in 2020 (🔥)
  • Keep reading diverse books: by Asian authors (☁️), by black authors (🌞), other #ownvoices rep (🌈)
  • Read 50 books by the #StartOnYourShelfathon challenge (⭐)
  • Read the 20 books on my tbr for the #StartOnYourShelfathon challenge (💫)
  • Read a book from a genre that’s not fantasy or romance (🦄)

Without further ado, here is my Febraury tbr:

You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle: This sounds so good and I’m counting the days until it’s out and I’m able to read it. Release date:  April 7th 2020 

☁️ Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai: I read the first book in this series in 2019 and I thought it was just ok, but I’m excited about this one because I think I’ll like it more. Release date: April 21st 2020 

🔥🔮 Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega: I love Claribel and I have been waiting for this book for so long, I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Release date: April 7th 2020

🦄🔥⭐ The Victoria in My Head by Janelle Milanes: I’m reading this for the Latinx Book Club, which I co-host on Twitter and Goodreads.

🦄⭐An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena: This sounds like an Agatha Christie book and I can’t wait to read it.

🦄⭐ A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro: I really want to finish this series and find out what happens to Jamie and Charlotte.

🔮Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski: I read the prequel/first book of this series in March and I really liked and I’m curious about what happens next.

🦄To Be Taught, If Fortunate y Becky Charmbers: Since I want to read the nominees for the Booktube SFF awards and this one is really short, I thought it would a great pick for April.

🦄The Test by Sylvain Neuvel: same as the one before, it’s nominated for the Booktube SFF awards and it’s really short, so it was perfect for April.

What are your reading plans for February? If you want to buddy read any of the books on my tbr, let me know in the comments!

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February TBR: Black History Month + Latinx Book Club + Anticipated Releases

Hi everyone! It’s time for my February tbr and I’m very excited to read the books I picked. Most of the books I’ll be reading in February are books by Black authors because February is Black History Month; I also included on my tbr the book pick of the Month for the Latinx Book Club, which is a book by an Afro-Latinx author; and lastly, I included 3 of my most anticipated releases of the year.

As I did in my January tbr, I have a list below with the goals and challenges that I want to keep track of in 2020 and I chose an emoji that represents each one. Next to each of the books on my tbr, I’ll put the emoji of the goal or challenge that that book is going to help me fullfil.

  • Read 20 fantasy books in 2020 (🔮)
  • Read 35 books by Latinx authors in 2020 (🔥)
  • Keep reading diverse books: by Asian authors (☁️), by black authors (🌞), other #ownvoices rep (🌈)
  • Read 50 books by the #StartOnYourShelfathon challenge (⭐)
  • Read the 20 books on my tbr for the #StartOnYourShelfathon challenge (💫)
  • Read a book from a genre that’s not fantasy or romance (🦄)

Without further ado, here is my Febraury tbr:

🔮⭐💫🌞 The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin: This book has been on my tbr for so long, I have heard nothing but great things and I’m excited!

🌞⭐🦄 Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor: I read the first two books in this series almost two years ago and I need to finally read the conclusion to the story.

🔥🌞⭐🦄 American Street by Ibi Zoboi: I’m reading this for the Latinx Book Club, which I co-host on Twitter and Goodreads

🌞 ⭐A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole: I have read and liked two books in this series, so I’m excited to read this one, especially aince it seems to be the favorite of a lot of my friends

🔥🌞The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa: one fo my most anticipated releases of the year since I love Mia Sosa’s Love on Cue series. Release date: Fabruary 4th

🌞 ⭐🦄Queenie by Candice Carty Williams: This has been on my tbr for a year but the synopsis is resonating a lot with where I am in my life right now, so I can’t wait to read it.

🔮The King of Crows by Libba Bray: The Diviners Series is one of my all time favorite series and I can’t wait to read the final book. Release date: February 4th

🔮🔥 We Unleash The Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia: The first book in this series was one of my favorite books of 2019, so I can’t wait to see what happens next. Release date: February 25th

Dominik by Sawyer Bennett: This is the sixth book in this series and I have really enjoyed the previous books, so I’m really excited for this one. Release date: February 18th

What are your reading plans for February? If you want to buddy read any of the books on my tbr, let me know in the comments!

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January TBR: something new for the new year!

Hi everyone! TBRs are not something I put together often, I honestly only do it for readathons, because I am a mood reader so it’s really difficult for me to stick to them. Nonetheless, in an effort to accomplish my reading goals for 2020, complete my reading challenge for the year and try to read a bigger variaty of genres, I have decided to start putting together monthly tbrs.

Below, you can see a list of all the goals and challenges that I want to keep track of and the emoji that will represent each one. Next to each of the books on my tbr, I’ll put the emoji of the goal or challenge that that book is going to help me fullfil. Obviously, there will be months where I’ll read books that don’t contribute to any of my goals and there will be months where some goals won’t have a book associated with them.

Without further ado, here are the goals and challenges:

  • Read 20 fantasy books in 2020 (🔮)
  • Read 35 books by Latinx authors in 2020 (🔥)
  • Keep reading diverse books: by Asian authors (☁️), by black authors (🌞), other #ownvoices rep (🌈)
  • Read 50 books by the #StartOnYourShelfathon challenge (⭐)
  • Read the 20 books on my tbr for the #StartOnYourShelfathon challenge (💫)
  • Read a book from a genre that’s not fantasy or romance (🦄)

BACKLIST

🔮 🌈 ⭐ 💫 Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh: I started this book in December and I didn’t finish it, so I’m hoping to be done with it today.

🔮 The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan: I’m excited to finally be reading this fantasy classic, even if it’s part of a 14 book series. I don’t think I’ll finish this in January since it’s a long book, but at least I’ll start it.

🦄 The Outsider by Stephen King: I finished the Bill Hoadge Trilogy in 2019 and I’m excited to see more of Holly in this book.

🔥 🌈 ⭐ 🦄 More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera: I’m reading this with the Backlist Bookworms

2020 RELEASES

🦄 Tweet Cute by Emma Lord: I’m part of the blog tour so I need to read this ASAP (January 21st)

Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey: I have wanted to readthis book since the moment I finished the first one in the series, I can’t believe it’s almost here! (January 14th)

Whatever It Takes + Wherever You Are by Krista & Becca Ritchie: I have been waiting 4 years for these books and I NEED THEM NOW. (January 21st & 28th)

What are your reading plans for January? If you want to buddy read any of the books on this tbr, let me know in the comments!

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#StartOnYourShelfathon: Making embarrassing confessions and tackling my unread books | Blogmas Day 14

Hi everyone! Today I have an announcement, a tbr and some embarrasing confessions to make.

Let’s start with the annoucement, which it’s obviuos from the title, I’m going to participate in the #StartOnYourShelfathon, which is a reading challenge that pushes you to read as many unread books that you own on your bookshelf (physical or electronic), it starts December 13th 2019 and it ends on December 31st 2020 and it’s hosted by the amazing CW at The Quiet Pond.

Also, this readathon has a story, you can help Castor the sloth to collect the stars he’s lost, because everytime you read a book or complete a goals you get a stars to the star map. Both the map and the stars, as well of Castor’s complete story, can be found in the The Quiet Pond.

The idea is that you can’t try to read all the books in your bookshelf or you can set up your own goals. Before talking about my tbr or my goals, I have some confessions to make.

CONFESSIONS

1. Actually don’t own that many physical books (mainly due to being an intertational blogger) and thanks to that I only own 25 physical books that I have not read, which I don’t think it’s that bad.

2.Unfortunately, since getting the books I like to read in Colombia used to be (and still is, but less so) really hard and expensive, my parents bought me a kindle 10 years ago and since then I have managed to collect A LOT of books, so many that I currently have around 600 unread ebooks. Yup, you read that right, 6-0-0 UNREAD BOOKS! I check specifically for this challenge and I couldn’t believe it.

3. My last confession is that I have had a lot of those ebooks for a long time (I got my kindle 10 years ago) and now I have cero interest in reading them, either because too much time has passed and I simply don’t want to read them anymore or because I got them when they were free or really cheap even if I was not completely interested in them.

GOALS

So with those confessions on the table, it’s obvious that I will not be trying to read all of my unread books, but I have set a goal for myself of reading 50 of the unread books on my shelf and try to chose books that I have owned at least for over a year. Also, I want to read the 15 books that I included on my tbr.

TBR

*Click the titles to go to the Goodreads page*

Queen of Air and Darkness | A Torch Against the Night | And I Darken | Reign of the Fallen | The Fifth Season

Escaping from Houdini | China Rich Girlfriend | Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children | Vengeful | Gone Girl

A Dance with Dragons | Windwitch | Daughter of the Siren Queen | The House of the Spirits | Jane Eyre |

Are you participating in the StartOnYourShelfathon? How many unread books are on your shelf?

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February TBR (Fantastic February + Contemporaryathon + Catch Up on Classics)

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I usually don’t post tbrs, because I’m a mood reader, but in January I discovered that I can actually stick to them and since I signed up for a bunch of challenges and I’m participating in readathons and I made tbrs of books I needed to read in 2019, I think I’ll start making monthly tbrs. So here are the books I’m hoping to read in February, I’m being VERY ambitious, but I hope to get to all of them!

FANTASTIC FEBRUARY 

This is the prompt for February from the Goodreads group, Devour Your TBR, which is run by Destiny @ Howling Library and Kathy @ Books and Munches. You don’t have to be part of the Goodreads group to participate, just check out Kathy’s post.  This month, like you can see from the prompt, we are reading fantasy books and this are the ones I’m hoping to get to: 

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty: I have been meaning to read this one for a long time and the sequel just came out, so I think it’s perfect timing.

And I Darken by Kiersten White: This is one of the books on my list of books to read in 2019, I can’t wait to finally read it!

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor: This book is one of my 5 star predictions, everyone seems to love it, so I’m hoping I’ll love it as well!

The Reader by Traci Chee I’m reading this because Laura @ Green Tea and Paperbacks loves it and talks so much about it that I’m sure I’ll love it as well!

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Mejia: One of my most anticipated releases of the year. I’m so excited for a F/F Latinx Fantasy/Dystopia!

The Wicked King by Holly BlackI’m almost half way thorugh this one! It was one of my most anticipated releases of Janaury, but I didn’t manage to actually read it last month.

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo: Another of my most anticipated releases of January that I didn’t get to, I need to catch up!

CONTEMPORARYATHON 

This readathon is hosted by  ChelseaJulieNatasha, and Mel, the goal is to read Contemporary books and there are seven challenges that I will be trying to complete. Since it’s Black History Month, I decided to try to choose books with Black main characters and written by Black authors for most of the prompts of this readathon! Here are the ones I ended up choosing:

Read your most recently acquired contemporary novel – On The Come Up by Angie Thomas: Okay, so I haven’t acquired this book yet, but the Contemporaryathon is taking place one week after the release of this book and since I’m buying it as soon as it comes out, this will be my most recently acquired book.

Read a book with plurple (blue or purple) on the cover – Black Enough by Various Authors: This was one of my most anticipated releases of January and I decided to read it in Febuary instead of January, because it fits this prompt perfectly.

Read a diverse contemporary – Piecing Me Together y Renée Watson: I have been meaning to read this book for a long time and it’s finally time to get to it!

Read a dark or taboo contemporary – Sadie by Courtney SummersThis is one of  the 2018 releases I want to read in 2019  and it’s also on my 5 star predictions. This was the first book that I thought about when I read this prompt and I have high expectations, so hopefully I’ll love it.

Read a contemporary you meant to read in 2018 but didn’t get to – Dear Martin by Nic Stone: This book was in my 2017 releases I want to read in 2018 and I didn’t get to it, so I feel like it fits this prompt perfectly.

Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format- The Backstagers Vol. 2 by James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh (illustrator)I read an arc of volume 1 a while back and really enjoyed it, so I’m excited to continue on. Here’s my review of volume 1.

Read a contemporary with a picture on the spine- Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira AhmedI’m buddy reading this with Laura @ Green Tea and Paperbacks and some other people and I’m so excited!

OTHERS 

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë: This is February’s book for Catch Up On Classics, I have been meaning to read it for a while, but I find it really intimidating, so I have been postponing it and now it’s finally time to read it!

The Disasters by M. K. England: I’m the worst, I was supposed to be part of the blog tour for this book in December, but my mental health wasn’t the best when I was supposed to read and review this, so I didn’t get to it. Now, it’s finally time to do it!

Unbroken  by Various Authors: I’m reading this one for a blog post I’m writing and I can’t wait for you to see it!

Are You Seeing Me? by Darren Groth: I’m also reading this one for a blog post, which you will see soon!

Are you participating in any of these readathons or challenges? What are you planning to read in February? Are any of these books on your tbr? Have you read any of them? 

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My TBR for the 7 in 7 Readathon

Seven in Seven Readathon

I haven’t participated in a readathon in so long and I really want to do it, so I when I found out about the 7 in 7 Readathon, I decided to go ahead and join in. The main goal of this readathon is to read 7 things in 7 days. I tried to chose short things that were already on my tbr and, at the end, I chose 7 books that amount to 1.519 pages and that help me accomplish all the challenges (the challenges I’m following are the ones shared on YouTube by Lala from booksandlala, one of the hosts, which are a tiny bit different from the ones posted on Twitter). Here they are:

1. Read 7 things! Can be ANYTHING – Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona

“Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.”

I chose Nimona because I needed something short to read as my seventh thing for the week and I happened to own this one. Honestly, I’m not the biggest fan of graphic novels, but this one makes me think of books like Not Your Sidekick and Secondhand Origin Stories, which I love, so I hope I enjoy it. (Pages: 272)

2. Yellow on the cover and/or spine (SUMMER! ☀️) – The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie

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“There’s a serial killer on the loose, working his way through the alphabet and the whole country is in a state of panic.

A is for Mrs. Ascher in Andover, B is for Betty Barnard in Bexhill, C is for Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston. With each murder, the killer is getting more confident—but leaving a trail of deliberate clues to taunt the proud Hercule Poirot might just prove to be the first, and fatal, mistake.”

In july, I have become obsessed with Agatha Christie’s books and since they are short and fast reads, I thought they would be perfect for this readathon. (Pages: 224)

3. Read something outside your norm/comfort zone – The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night

“Spirits in jam jars, mini-apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows.
A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island.
A boy is worried his sister has two souls.
A couple are rewriting the history of the world.
And mermaids are on display at the local aquarium.

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night is a collection of twelve haunting stories; modern fairy tales brimming with magic, outsiders and lost souls.”

I have been meaning to read this one for a long time because I have followed Jen on Youtube for a long time, but I was a bit scared of picking it up since I’m not the biggest fan of short stories and bizarre and whimsical stories are really out of my comfort zone. I thought this readathon was the perfect opportunity to give this book a chance. (Pages: 212)

4. Read a book that starts with your first initial! – Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

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“1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an Outward Bound center. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who embarked on that fateful trip, and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby. 2017. Enter elusive investigative journalist Scott King, whose podcast examinations of complicated cases have rivaled the success of Serial, with his concealed identity making him a cult internet figure. In a series of six interviews, King attempts to work out how the dynamics of a group of idle teenagers conspired with the sinister legends surrounding the fell to result in Jeffries’ mysterious death. As every interview unveils a new revelation, you’ll be forced to work out for yourself how Tom Jeffries died, and who is telling the truth.”

I was looking for more mystery books to read thanks to my new found obsession with Agatha Christie and I discovered this book. I’m a huge fan of the first season of the podcast Serial and I have heard so many people say that this is like Serial in book form, I can’t wait to read it. Since it’s short and the title starts with the letter S as does my name (Sofia), I thought it would be good for this readathon. (Pages: 225)

5. Read something outside/read a book that takes place mostly outside – Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav

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“Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair- from the initial butterflies to the soaring heights- through to the devastating plunge.”

There was a time at the beginning of 2018 when I was reading a lot of poetry collections, so I got a few written by Lang Leav, but I never read them. Since I usually fly through poetry collections and I need to read something fast so I don’t have to stay outside for long, I thought it was a good idea to add one of her books to my tbr. (Pages: 176)

6. Read something and make-up a drink/food to match/inspired by! – Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Death on the Nile“The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Yet in this exotic setting, nothing is ever quite what it seems…”

“The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Yet in this exotic setting, nothing is ever quite what it seems…”

Again, I’m obsessed with Agatha Christie and I read her books really fast so they are perfect for this readathon. Also, I think I can make-up a drink or food inspired by murder 😉 (Pages: 231)

7. Read something that takes place in your home (country or town) or is written by someone from your home (country or town) – Cóndores no Entierran Todos los Días by Gustavo Álvarez Gardeazabal

Cóndores no entierran todos los días

I didn’t find a synopsis of this book in english, but this is historical fiction about the civil war that took place in Colombia in the 1950’s. This author is from my hometown, Tuluá, and this book looks at how the people of my hometown lived during that civil war and all the horrible things that happened. This is the only popular book written about my hometown, since it’s a very small town.

I always knew that I wanted to read this book at least once in my lifetime and this seems like a great opportunity, because the book is really short and it’s perfect for this specific challenge. (Pages: 179)

Are you participating in the 7 in 7 Readathon? What are you reading for it? Are you participating in any other readathons? Have you read any of these books?

#DiverseAThon TBR

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This year my main goal is to read more diversely and after participating in the Dumbledore’s Army Readathon,  I have realized that joining this kind of reading events where there’s other people trying to read diversely and talking about diverse books it’s a big incentive to read the diverse books on my tbr. That’s why I’m joining the #DiverseAThon that will go from January 22nd to January 29th. The goal of Diverse-A-Thon is simply to celebrate diversity in literature by reading diverse books all week and engage in thoughtful discussions on Twitter under the #DiverseAthon hashtag.

Here are the books that I want to read during the readathon:

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Not your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

I have heard great things about this, mainly that it’s funny and adorable, and for what I know, it has a very diverse cast of characters with an asian, bisexual main character. Also, this is an #ownvoices book, which makes me even more excited to read it.

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When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

This book was written by a latinx author and it has a latinx main character and that’s enough to make me really excited to read it. But add to that the fact that this has a trans main character and I couldn’t get this soon enough. I have heard so many people saying how beautiful this book is that I can’t wait to read it.

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Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli 

Lately, this book is everywhere because they are making it into a movie. I wanted to read it before I knew it was gonna be a movie, but if I’m honest,  now I am more excited about it. I know this is a love story and it’s really cute, but I also know that there’s some amazing friendships in this. I don’t know a lot more, ok? I just want to read it.

Are you participating in the #DiverseAThon? What books are you reading? HAve you read any of the books on my tbr? Did you enjoy them?