The Immortal Bibliophiles Book Club | August Book Pick (2020)

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It’s August! and what does August mean? That we have a new book club read! Last month we read The City of Brass and it became one of my new favorite books (as you all know by now). This month the theme is summer reads. I’ve gone through some lists to see what books fit this category and the members of the club chose one I’m super excited about!


 

August Book Club Pick

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In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.

Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people…

In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash.

Separated by distance—and Papi’s secrets—the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered.

And then, when it seems like they’ve lost everything of their father, they learn of each other. 

Here it is!

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TBR & Wrap Up | July reads and August TBR + Multiple Readathons (2020)

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Another really great reading month! I read a total of 14 books which is great considering I felt a reading slump coming on at the beginning of the month. I read some amazing books and discovered a few new favorites. I did another self imposed 24 hour readathon, as well as joined The Reading Rush for the first time. You can bet my August is going to be very busy because I’ve joined 3 readathons! (one of which I created). I have a feeling I won’t be able to read that much for each but I definitely want to try.

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Diversify that Shelf Readathon | Coming to you August 10-19

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Welcome to my Diversify that Shelf readathon announcement!

I’m so excited to share this! I posted about this a while ago on Twitter and it got so much love. I’m so glad that this was received so warmly and I’m looking forward to starting it with you all. I’m going to make sure this readathon is held yearly but might make it multiple times a year too? I guess we’ll see how this goes.


 

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The Reading Rush Reading Blog | 6 Books, fulfilled prompts and overall progress

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Welcome to my The Reading Rush reading blog!

I’m so excited to be sharing this with you all today. This was my first time joining The Reading Rush. The timing was never perfect for me before but here we are! This was such an amazing experience. I loved challenging myself and finding out how many books I could actually read in a week. I found some new favorites (that I can’t recommend enough), reread an old and forever favorite, and basically spent a lot of time screaming about all of these.

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Book Review | House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

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House of Salt and Sorrows

Author: Erin A. Craig // Published: August 6, 2019

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Get swept away in Erin A. Craig’s mesmerizing House of Salt and Sorrows. As one by one her beautiful sisters mysteriously die on their isolated island estate, Annaleigh must unravel the curse that haunts her family. Be careful who you dance with. . . .

Four of Annaleigh Thaumas’s eleven sisters have returned to the Salt, the brackish water that surrounds their lonely island home, their lives cut short, each more tragically than the last. Whispers throughout the Highmoor estate say the girls have been cursed by the gods.

 

When Annaleigh finds out that her sisters have been sneaking out to attend glittering midnight balls and dance until dawn, she’s not sure whether to stop them–or join them. And when she begins to see a series of horrific, ghostly visions and more sisters die, she realizes she must solve the mystery–with the help of Cassius, a sea captain who knows much more about her than he should–and unravel the Thaumas curse before she descends into madness or . . . it claims her next.

 

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The Reading Rush TBR

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Hi there! Welcome to my The Reading Rush tbr post. This is my first time joining The Reading Rush. I’ve always wanted to but something always got in the way. I’m finally free to do it for once! The readathon spans 7 days with 7 different prompts. I’m hoping to complete all the prompts but I guess we’ll see. I’m also mostly a mood readers  so I’m not sure if this will work entirely but here we go!


 

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  • Read a book with a cover that matches the color of your birth stone

I was born in May and so my birthstone is emerald. I’m not sure if the entire cover has to be that color or not but I chose The Kingdom of Copper. This series owns me at this point. I’m definitely going to be binging. The book is around 600 pages and I don’t really know if I’ll be able to do it but we can try!

 

 

 

 

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48 Hour Readathon Blog | Where I find a new favorite book that speaks to my soul

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Welcome to another reading blog! I decided to start doing 24/48 hour readathons at least once a month. I enjoy these so much! I didn’t do these often before but since it’s now summer I have plenty of time and I actually end up reading a few books. This 48 hour readathon was one I loved. I found a new favorite book and I read some really great books. Read on to find out which books I made progress in and which ones I finished!

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Book Review | The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty

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The City of Brass

Author: S.A. Chakraborty // Published: November 14, 2017

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Among the bustling markets of eighteenth century Cairo, the city’s outcasts eke out a living swindling rich Ottoman nobles and foreign invaders alike.

But alongside this new world the old stories linger. Tales of djinn and spirits. Of cities hidden among the swirling sands of the desert, full of enchantment, desire and riches. Where magic pours down every street, hanging in the air like dust.

Many wish their lives could be filled with such wonder, but not Nahri. She knows the trades she uses to get by are just tricks and sleights of hand: there’s nothing magical about them. She only wishes to one day leave Cairo, but as the saying goes…

Be careful what you wish for.

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Book Review | Siege and Storm (Shadow and Bone, #2) by Leigh Bardugo

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Siege and Storm

Author: Leigh Bardugo // Published: June 4, 2013

★★

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

 

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Author Interview | Sara Bennett Wealer, Author of Now & When

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Today’s interview is with the author of Now & When, Sara Bennett Wealer!

 

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Hey there book lovers! Today I’m bringing you another exciting author interview with Sara Bennett Wealer, author of the upcoming YA contemporary Now & When (Releasing July 14th, 2020). The book sounds really wonderful! Read on for some fun questions, story inspiration, writing advice, and more!

 

 

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