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Monday, July 9, 2012

OURead-a-thon: Day 1

OUReadathon has officially begun! I went through my TBR stacks yesterday and picked out ten books that I want to read. I'll never make it through them all, but my goal is to read at least six. 

THE BOOKS:
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Paper Towns by John Green
The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver
Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund
The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson
White Cat by Holly Black
Hounded by Kevin Hearne
Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
I Know It's Over by C.K. Kelly Martin
Guyaholic by Carolyn Mackler

UPDATES: 
10:57am:
Kicked off the read-a-thon with Guyaholic at midnight last night! I'm about halfway through it at the moment.

MINI-CHALLENGE!
IB Book Blogging is hosting a mini-challenge for OUReadathon and asking for the answers to two questions:

Question 1:
What is your favorite cover that has been revealed this summer and why? 

I hope it's okay that I list three because otherwise I'll spend all my time trying to decide which one's my favorite and won't get any reading done!


The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
I love all of Rick Riordan's covers but this one is definitely my new favorite! I love the detail of the eyes and the two boys fighting on pegasus-back.

Fall to Pieces by Vee Naidoo
I love everything about this cover. The placement and font of the text of both the title and the author's name. I love the girl and the way her hair is placed. 

Sanctum by Sarah Fine
I love the girl above the creepy city and the way the text is between them.

Question 2:
Do you rely on the cover to help you choose whether you want to read a book or not?
I have never bought a book specifically because of the cover. I may have noticed a book because of a really outstanding cover, but the deciding factor is still whether or not the summary makes me want to read it. I have, however, bought particular editions of a book because of the cover. For instance, a great cover might encourage me to choose a hardcover version over the paperback or vice versa.

12:16pm: Finished my first book: Guyaholic by Carolyn Mackler. I read it last year but I really wanted to read it again this summer. It was just as great the second time around. A wonderful road-trip novel about love and finding your way with characters so believable they feel like your best friends.

12:40pm: Took an Internet break before starting The Fox Inheritance. 

7:00 pm: 84% through TFI and taking a break to eat dinner and catch up on update posts.

8:33 pm: Finished my second book! The Fox Inheritance was great. It definitely did not disappoint. Now I'm probably going to take some time off reading and maybe start my third book before I go to bed.

1 comments:

Giselle said...

I bought the book Matched by Ally Condie because of the cover. Of course I had read the inside of the jacket, but it was the cover that really decided it. It didn't disappoint.