Contemporary-a-thon Round 5: TBR

Yes, it is here again, the contemporary based read-a-thon. In case you do not know, I’ve had issues this month with expecting to do more than I am capable of. So I’m glad that contemporary-a-thon is here to brighten my mood.

Contemporary-a-thon is a read-a-thon dedicated to reading contemporary books.

The hosts are:

Julie from Pages and pens

Natasha from MyReadingIsOdd

Melanie from MelToTheAny

And, Chelsea from ChelseaDolling Reads

The read-a-thon runs from September 23rd – September 29th (next week) and there’s a live show on Chelsea’s channel on the 28th at 9pm EST/6pm PST

I think (other than the challenges) that is all the information you need. So, let’s jump straight into my TBR.

I’ve decided to only set 3 books for my TBR for this round as I wouldn’t have the time (or energy) to complete 7.

For the challenges:

•Read a 2019 release.

•Read a contemporary with yellow on the cover. And,

•Read a contemporary with plants on the cover.

I’ll be reading Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls. I guess this is about a guy who joins a Shakespeare ‘cult’ because he likes a girl. I don’t read many books with this type of synopsis but I thought I’d give it a go. I also believe it was released in July.

For the challenges:

• Read a diverse contemporary. And,

•Read I dark/hard-hitting contemporary.

I’ll be reading Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi. This is a collection of stories about being young and black in America. I’m guessing this will also have some hard-hitting aspects as it deals with racial prejudice but I guess I’ll find out. I know that there is an illustrated cover edition but I don’t have that. No worries though as I have the perfect substitute.

Finally, for the last two challenges:

•Read a book with an illustrated cover. And,

•Read a book loved by someone in the community.

I’m reading… Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. Of course, this books is loved by Booksandlala. It’s one that she has recommended since we first set eyes on her channel and I shall finally be giving it a go. I believe it is about a girl who is a little ‘strange’ and starts at a new school. Or something. And then shit goes down and she tries to be ‘normal’. I think it’s a book that many of us could have related to when we were young so I’m looking forward to it.

And, that’s it. If you are going to participate, I can’t wait to see your TBRs and I hope you enjoy it. Anyway, see you (very) soon.


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