School’s Out Readathon Housekeeping + TBR!

Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to the first day of the School’s Out Readathon!

Before we begin, I would just like to remind everyone of a couple of important bits of info, which can also be found on the original post I posted last week.

  1. This readathon starts today (Sunday, December 11th, 2016) at 12PM/noon EST, and ends on Sunday, December 18th, 2016 at 12PM/noon EST.
  2. This is a casual readathon, so you read what you want and at your own pace. There is absolutely no pressure at all!
  3. I will host reading sprints when I can, but because my work schedule is pretty unstructured I can’t plan them too far in advance. I suggest you follow me on Twitter, where I will give some kind of advanced warning if I plan to do a readathon.
  4. There is an optional photo challenge, the prompts for which you can find on my Instagram (a couple posts back). Remember that new days start at 12PM/noon EST!
  5. Use the tag #schoolsoutreadathon2 for any posts you make!
  6. I will be posting daily updates on my progress and thoughts, although I will likely also be making comments on both Goodreads and Twitter!

Once again, if you have any questions at all, feel free to mention me on Twitter or leave a comment on this post!

And now, onto my TBR for the week!

I’ve got myself a little theme for my week of reading: galleys/ARCs! I’ve got a whoooole bunch that need to be read, and I’m looking to get through as many as possible. I will be reading them in the following order:

1. The Blazing Star by Imani Josey



Sixteen-year-old Portia White is used to being overlooked—after all, her twin sister Alex is a literal genius.

But when Portia holds an Egyptian scarab beetle during history class, she takes center stage in a way she never expected: she faints. Upon waking, she is stronger, faster, and braver than before. And when she accidentally touches the scarab again?

She wakes up in ancient Egypt—her sister and an unwitting freshman in tow.


Mysterious and beautiful, Egypt is more than they could have ever imagined from their days in the classroom. History comes alive as the three teens realize that getting back to the present will be the most difficult thing they’ve ever done. Stalked by vicious monsters called Scorpions, every step in the right direction means a step closer to danger.

As Portia and the girls discover that they’re linked to the past by more than just chance, they have to decide what it truly means to be yourself, to love your sister, and to find your way home.


2. Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill



Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.


3. Iron Cast by Destiny Soria


In 1919, Ada Navarra—the intrepid daughter of immigrants—and Corinne Wells—a spunky, devil-may-care heiress—make an unlikely pair. But at the Cast Iron nightclub in Boston, anything and everything is possible. At night, on stage together, the two best friends, whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art, weave magic under the employ of Johnny Dervish, the club’s owner and a notorious gangster. By day, Ada and Corinne use these same skills to con the city’s elite in an attempt to keep the club afloat.

When a “job” goes awry and Ada is imprisoned, she realizes they’re on the precipice of danger. Only Corinne—her partner in crime—can break her out of Haversham Asylum. But once Ada is out, they face betrayal at every turn.


4. To Hear the Ocean Sigh by Bryant A. Loney


Jay Murchison believes he is a nobody at his high school in Oklahoma. Coming from a conservative family of affordable luxury, Jay has an overwhelming desire to become something great. After a mysterious girl named Saphnie in North Carolina mistakenly texts him, an unlikely relationship develops that affects Jay’s self-perception and influences the rest of his sophomore year. This correspondence leads him to a group of thrill-seekers who provide a grand departure from the quiet life Jay is familiar with and eye-opening experiences to witness first-hand the truth behind the loose morals his fellow classmates have come to know.


5. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco


When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha — one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

And there you have it! It’s pretty ambitious for a slow reader like me, so hopefully I can get through them all ^.^”

I hope you all have a ton of fun, and happy reading! ❤

~ Becca


One thought on “School’s Out Readathon Housekeeping + TBR!

  1. Day 1
    -read about 50 pages of Le Comte de Monte-Cristo
    -started and read 29 pages of Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
    And posted the Instagram TBR which I’m already ignoring


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