April Read-A-Thon!

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I am participating in a read-a-thon starting today, April 22nd, and ending Monday April 28th!

This read-a-thon is hosted primarily on tumblr so you can follow me there at bittenandwritten.tumblr.com!

The above picture is the stack of books I will be conquering during this week’s read-a-thon! Let me tell you about them!

From the bottom!

The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates
Historical fiction, Fantasy, Gothic, Horror
I’m only one hundred pages into this book and I’m hooked. Woodrow Wilson stars as a primary role in this historical fiction that hints at a disturbing evil spreading throughout the peaceful town of Princeton. As a comfortable kind of ‘equality’ begins to stabilize in Princeton a wild lynching stirs passions in New Jersey. The news spreads and people are calling for justice. So far, everything is developing here, but I really like how Woodrow Wilson is described as well as the eerie feel of a conflict brewing. The narrator is very interesting as well, full of knowledge, and funny in a quirky kind of way.

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Young Adult, Paranormal Fantasy, Alternate history
So, I actually started this book a year ago! I ended up putting it down because I was going through sort of a reading slump and the book was denser than I thought it would be. The story is intriguing, but there is a lot of world building as well as British (and made up) slang to understand to get through the book. I’m really excited to get back to this book because I can just feel in my bones that it’s going to be good! Click the title for the goodreads synopsis.

The Amber Fury by Natalie Haynes
Contemporary, Mystery
I won this book from a giveaway by Atlantic Books! This book won’t be available in the U.S. until August and it will be published under the title The Furies. I have no idea why they changed the title (the U.S. cover is also super ugly). I’m excited because this book is about a teacher in an alternative school teaching difficult students. She teaches Greek tragedy (hence the title) and worries about the students’ lives. Really looking forward to this one!

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
Contemporary, Magical Realism, Romance
I love anything by Sarah Addison Allen and I have almost read every book by her. She is an amazing author. If you want a good book of hers to start with I suggest The Girl Who Chased the Moon. I have never read an American author so good at weaving magical realism into their stories like Allen. All of her books are set in the south in beautiful, literally magical, settings. This is another book I had started but had put down for some reason. The Sugar Queen is about several couples, a single woman, and the struggle for self identity as well as happiness. I can’t wait to delve back into this one.

The Locket by Stacey Jay
Young Adult, Contemporary, Science Fiction
I received this book for Easter from my future mother-in-law. I know little about this book other than the back cover. Judy chose this book for me because she likes this author and thought I might enjoy her too. I hope I do! It sounds really sweet. A girl finds she can travel back in time with the help of a locket she wears. She experiences lovely moments with her boyfriend all over again, but she ends up finding she can change events as well. I’m guessing this book will be about how her choices affect her future.

 

That’s my book stack for this Read-a-thon! I might add more if I blaze through these! Check out these books! They’re great! (Or I hope they will be!)

Are you participating in the read-a-thon? Even if you’re not, what are you currently reading?

There will be more posts this week than normal as I answer questionnaires and participate in this event. I hope you enjoy it!

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7 thoughts on “April Read-A-Thon!

  1. I’m participating and finally picked my books. Will be posting momentarily 🙂 good luck and happy reading and…may the odds be ever in your favor…(it felt right, so I went with it)

    • I had started it a while ago and just got stuck. But, it was very good from what I remember of it. I will definitely be writing a review on it! Show that book some love and open it up! 🙂

  2. Good luck with the Read-A-Thon!

    I’m not taking part but am currently reading ‘A Rock and a Hard Place’ by Aron Ralston. A delightful true story about a man who gets his arm trapped between a boulder and a cliff face and whose only means of survival is to cut off his own arm.

    Excellent bedtime reading, I’m sure you’ll agree…. 😆

    • Oh I remember that story on the news! I think there’s a movie adaptation with James Franco in it. I might be wrong. That sounds agonizing. Is it weird to say I hope you enjoy the tale of a man cutting off his arm?

      • You’re correct! I have to admit that I watched the film first and then decided to read the book (really should have done it the other way round!) I haven’t actually got to the part where he cuts his arm off to save himself, is it wrong to say that’s the part I’m most looking forward to? 🙂

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