TBR: READ-O-RAMA Round 7

Hey, bookish people! It’s the summer vacation (but the rainy season here in the Philippines 😀 ) and it means I have more time to read. One of my summer favorites is that there are a lot of readathons around the corner! More readings, more new friends!

The first readathon I’ll be participating in this summer of 2017 is the Read-O-Rama Readathon Round 7 which is hosted by Chloe of @brunettebiblio, Elizabeth of @theowlerybooks, Alyssa of @puckspaperbacks, and April of @maydawn. I must say that Read-O-Rama is one of my favorite readathons because the hosts always think of cool, fun and sometimes really challenging challenges! Plus, the people participating in this readathon are so friendly. Hi, there Read-O-Rama people! ❤ ❤

This year’s Read-O-Rama is happening from 11th-17th June, and I’m most excited for the reading challenges! Below is the list of challenges and the books I will be reading for each challenge.

  • Read seven books (see list below for my 7 books)
  • Read a book with RAMA in the title

 

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The Half Life of Molly Pierce is about a seventeen-year-old girl who is forgetting bits and pieces of her life until now that she figures out why. This book is a psychological suspense mystery book. I can’t wait to read this because I love mysteries and Katrina Leno. 😉

  • Read a book with water on the cover
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The Percy Jackson series is a really famous story but I haven’t read it yet. I bought my nephew a copy but I borrowed it from him so I could read it during this readathon. I watched the movie and I loved it so I have high expectations on this book!

  • Read a short book (150 pages or less)
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January, the first book in the Calendar Girl series, by Audrey Carlan is about Mia whose father has a high debt due to gambling. To pay off for his father’s debt, she has to work as a high-priced escort to her aunt’s company. I found this randomly on Goodreads’ listopia because I badly wanted to read something new and underrated for this readathon.

  • Read a graphic novel
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I’m not really into graphic novels, so thank you so much to Read-O-Rama for opening up an opportunity for me to widen my reading preferences. 😀 I found this on Amazon while I’m looking for graphic novels that would catch my attention. I liked the synopsis so I sent it directly to my Kindle and I’m lucky that it’s free! 

  • Read a book you’ve been anticipating
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I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about Nicola Yoon’s books and I think it’s time for me to finally read her debut novel, Everything, Everything. It’s also a preparation for me for its movie which will be out here in the Philippines soon.

  • Read an #ownvoices book
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I’ve started reading this two years ago but I never got the chance to continue reading it. I think now’s the best time to continue. I will try to find a paperback copy because I’ll be reading it as an ebook only and I’ve been hearing amazing things about it so I guess it deserves to be read as a physical book. Hehe.

  • Read a book that was released in the summer of any year
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I currently have a Katrina Leno book hangover, after reading an advance copy of Everything All At Once, so I decided to put her two other books on my TBR this week. 

Those are all the seven books I’m excited to read this week for the Read-O-Rama! Are you also participating in this readathon? If yes, comment down the link to your TBR because I’m curious! Also, if you have read any book from my list above, please comment down also your thoughts because I’m curiouser and curiouser… 😉

 

 

2016 ARC August TBR

Hey everyone!

Another month has passed by, and in just a few hours another month will be welcomed. Time flies so fast. I am so surprised that it is already August; but I’m glad that I am excited for this month because of the many reasons I have. One of the reasons is there’s another readathon that I will be participating in for the first time: ARC August hosted by Read. Sleep. Repeat.

I currently have all the dedication to finish all the books that I will be mentioning here because they all seem like exciting reads! For this readathon, I decided to just include my ARCs of the books that are releasing this August; though I may still be reading some that were already published. So now, let’s get into my TBR.

cover72802-mediumThe Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay

Publication Date: August 1, 2016

Description from NetGalley:

Who will be left after lights out?

At Cate’s isolated boarding school, Killer is more than a game- it’s an elite secret society. Members must avoid being “Killed” during a series of thrilling pranks, and only the Game Master knows who the “Killer” is. When Cate’s finally invited to join the Assassins’ Guild, she know it’s her ticket to finally feeling like she belongs.

But when the game becomes all too real, the school threatens to shut it down. Cate will do anything to keep playing and save the Guild. But can she find the real assassin before she’s the next target?

JudasContact,BoomersThe Judas Contact (Boomers #1) by Heather Long

Publication Date: August 1, 2016

Synopsis:

Doctor Ilsa Blaine
Codename: Doc
Abilities: Designs programmable bioware, enhanced understanding of brain chemistry
Mission: Research, analyze and troubleshoot the team’s active microchips
On the cutting edge of neuroscience, Ilsa is developing microchips that can be inserted into the brain and deliver information. The applications are endless, but her current goal is just to get dogs to return to their owners should they ‘become lost.’ When her college roommate turns up asking for lunch, she’s hardly prepared for the chaos that ensues or the revelation her chip changed the world and the lives of five heroes from the future. And now they need her help…
Garrett Fox
Codename: The Viper
Abilities: toxins, poisons and assassination, he can kill with a touch
Mission: Protect Ilsa Blaine
One of five desperate men sent back in time to save the future, Garrett volunteers to be the doctor’s guinea pig as she studies their neuro-chips. It’s not his first time being a lab rat. In close quarters, the unthinkable happens, an attraction that could kill Ilsa. Drawn together by science, and on the fast track to destiny, Ilsa must prove to Garrett he isn’t toxic to everything and save his team from their chips before they can end them…
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. An alliance with Halo has given their leader a taste of hope. For these five lonely soldiers, the single emotion may prove their most dangerous threat.
cover90526-mediumWake the Hollow by Gaby Triana
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Description from NetGalley:

Tragedy has brought Micaela Burgos back to her hometown of Sleepy Hollow. It’s been six years since she chose to live with her affluent father in Miami instead of her history-obsessed eccentric mother. And now her mother is dead.

But while Sleepy Hollow was made immortal by literature, the town is real. So are its prejudices and hatred, targeting Mica’s Cuban family and the secrets of their heritage that her mother obsessed over. But ghostly voices whisper in the wind, questioning whether her mother’s death might not have been an accident after all, and Mica knows there’s a reason she’s here.

With the help of two very different guys—who pull at her heart in very different ways—Micaela must uncover the hidden secret of Sleepy Hollow…before she meets her mother’s fate.

cover revealThe Timeseer’s Gambit by Kate McIntyre

Publication Date: August 4, 2016

Synopsis:

It’s been three months since mild-mannered Christopher Buckley began working with Olivia Faraday, the eccentric Deathsniffer. They’ve hunted killers, solved murders, and learned to work together. But their greatest challenges are yet to come…
As a brutal heat wave wracks an increasingly unstable Darrington City, someone is killing young priests. Worse, they are using bound elementals to do it. As Chris and Olivia contend with rogue spiritbinders and a church under siege, the clock ticks down toward the trial of Doctor Francis Livingstone, accused of orchestrating the fall of the Floating Castle and the death of thousands. Chris believes the doctor is innocent, but the tide of the conspiracy aligned against him is strong enough to wash away anyone who would stand for him.
How far is Chris willing to go to save the doctor? Can Darrington city survive the rival forces tearing it apart? And can Olivia find her first serial killer before another body drops?

untitledTears of Time by Joel Lawrence

Publication Date: September 13, 2016

Synopsis:

Cal State freshman Eden Ellis feels like a stranger in time, and her dreams are growing more dangerous each night. Is she really the reincarnation of a Bronze Age princess, or is that just the medication talking?

Dreams and reality start weaving together, and Eden and her friends begin to develop extraordinary powers and find themselves confronted with ancient secrets, government experiments, and the return of the same demonic force that nearly shattered the world 3,500 years ago.

Eden’s dreams hold the key to saving the future—if she can embrace her duel identity and defeat the reincarnation of the man she used to love.
9780062418593_ff461The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
Publication Date: August 30, 2016
Description from Edelweiss:

The Thousandth Floor is debut author Katharine McGee’s first book in a sumptuous, juicy trilogy about a glittering future where anything is possible—if you want it enough.

Manhattan, 2118. A thousand-story tower has been built in the middle of the city with every amenity imaginable. But even in this world of luxury, life isn’t perfect. Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a hidden addiction. Eris Dodd-Radson’s privileged life is upended by a betrayal that tears her family apart. Rylin Myers is struggling to make ends meet, any way she knows how. Watt Bakradi is thriving at the center of the tower’s social scene, but only with the help of an illegal A.I. he designed. And up on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller. She’s genetically designed to be perfect, yet she’s tormented by the one thing she can never have.

Debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall. . . .

I am hoping to be able to read more than what I have listed on this TBR. We’ll see. Another semester starts in university in just two weeks, so I’m still not sure if I could add more to my ARCs TBR. 🙂

What are some of your most anticipated reads from the book above, or books that I have not mentioned?

May the book gods bless you with more books!