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If it's good, I'll read it! Instagram:  @crystenasbooks

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Behold the Dreamers
Imbolo Mbue
Progress: 12 %
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My First Readathon! #TBRTakedown 3.0

Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Superman: Earth One - Shane Davis, J. Michael Straczynski The Ice Princess - Camilla Läckberg, Steven T. Murray Cress - Marissa Meyer Nefertiti - Michelle Moran Old Man's War - John Scalzi
— feeling excited

Sooo... I've been scouring the web to find different read-a-thons.


Turns out there's quite a few. Some left me scratching my head with the many challenges. 


I signed up for #TBRTakedown 3.0  because it is pretty straightforward and easy. I also Iike that it's designed to give you a jumpstart on your TBR for the year. It runs from January 4-10th. I'm just doing the reading portion, not doing videos or giveaway challenges. It's hosted by leaninglights, a booktuber.


The TBR Reading Challenges are:


1. Read a book from your most recent book haul.


I picked Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche. I got this about a week ago and am dying to start it.


2. Read a book that has been on your TBR Shelf over a year.


Nefretiti by MIchele Moran - I've heard such good things and it keeps staring at me. It was a gift and I've had it a couple of years.


3. Read a book outside your comfort zone.(Genre,content.etc)


Old Man's War by John Scalzi. Not a book I would normally choose, I bought it on a whim. Time to crack that sucker open.


4. Read a first book in a series.


The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg.  Also been on my shelf for a looong time. I need to read it.


5. Complete a series/Read a sequel in a series


That was easy - I need to finish Cress.


6. Read a FIRE color book (read, pink, purple, lilac, burgundy)


Um Cress has some read, lilac, purply colors in it's cover. Right? Right. And we're moving...


7. Read a non novel item: Poem, verse, novella, short story, comic,etc.


Superman Earth One. My brother leant me this a long time ago cuz I'm a fan of Straczynski.




* You can use one book for multiple challenges.

*you can do as many or as little of the challenges as you want.

*There is no set number of books you need to read


There's quite a few books to read here- so I'm doing no TV to help me reach my goal. I just started laughing at that. We'll see how that goes. #selfdiscipline #mewithouttvforaweekhahahahahahaha #seriouslyi'mgonnatrythis


I'm nervous, but it would be nice to knock all these books off my TBR list.


I'll update daily next week.


For more information about this Read-a-thon and/or to sign up you can go here. The sign up link is under the video.


Happy reading!