Book Description (via Goodreads): Lara Jean’s love life is about to go from imaginary to out of control.
Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her – one for every boy she’s ever loved. She can say anything she wants, because the letters are for her eyes only. Until the day they’re sent out …
Book Description (via Goodreads): Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.
Book Description (via Goodreads): A collection of non-fiction accounts by international writers and experts on small town true crime shows readers that the real monsters aren’t hiding in the woods, they’re inside our towns. Small towns aren’t always what they seem. We’ve been told nothing bad happens in small towns. You can leave your doors unlocked, and your windows wide open. We picture peaceful hamlets with a strong sense of community, and everyone knows each other. But what if this wholesome idyllic image doesn’t always square with reality? Small towns might look and feel safe, but statistics show this isn’t really true. Tony town, big crime. Whether in Truman Capote’s detailed murder of the Clutter family or Ted Bundy’s small-town charm, criminals have always roamed rural America and towns worldwide. Featuring murder stories, criminal case studies, and more, The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns contains all-new accounts from writers of true crime, crime journalism, and crime fiction. And these entries are not based on a true story – they are true stories.
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve sat down and typed out a blog post which isn’t for a book review and I can only apologise for my lack of content on my blog this year. Even from just writing the three lines above, I can already feel that warm, cosy feeling I get from being around this community.
As you can tell by the title, I will be taking part in the Gilmore Girls Readathon hosted by @livs_library, @theglobegoers, @mackenzieashtonlane and @bookables and they have an actual Gilmore Girls Readathon Instagram page (click here) and you can find them on Twitter as well (click here) which has more information on there if you want to get involved! I slept on Gilmore Girls so so so badly! I first watched this incredible series last year. L A S T Y E A R!? What had I been doing with the past 24 years of my life!? I instantly fell in love with the autumnal aesthetics, the quirky mother/daughter relationship and all of the characters that we meet in Stars Hollow. It soon became one of my all time favourite TV shows. When I saw the above hosts had created this really fun Readathon based upon Gilmore Girls I knew I wasn’t going to pass it up.
There are two ways you can participate in this Readathon and that is either by using the prompts that they have given you, the Readathon Bingo board or you can do both if you’re feeling really daring! Here are the prompts and bingo board that the hosts have supplied:
I’ve picked my books that I’m going to be reading for the Readathon prompts and see how I do in the week to possibly try completing the bingo board as well. The books I have chosen for the Readathon prompts are:
Read a book set in a small town: for this prompt I have chosen to read The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Townsby Mitzi Szerto.
Read a book that features a mother/daughter relationship: for this prompt I have chosen Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou.
Read a book set during fall/winter: for this prompt I have chosen One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus (I looked through the Goodread’s lists and this book was under the books set in fall/winter so I’m hoping this is correct. This book has been sitting on my bookshelf for a while now and I can’t wait to pick this one up.
Read a book with complicated love interests: for this prompt I will be reading After We Fell by Anna Todd which is the third instalment into the After series. Nothing gets more complicated than Hardin and Tessa do!
Read a book by an Asian author/has Asian representation: for this prompt I have chosen to read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I am super excited to pick this book up, it’s been a long time coming since I’ve wanted to read this book/series.
Bake a fall treat & watch your favourite episode: I’m going to be baking Cinnamon Swirls and watch the episode from Season Two, Episode 13 – A-Tisket, A-Tasket – one of my favourites! I might fit in a couple more episodes that day too…
Read the next book in a series you haven’t finished: for this prompt I’m going to be doubling up one of my prompts which is After We Fell by Anna Todd as this is the current series I am reading and that is the next book to come.
I’m super excited to start this Readathon tomorrow!
I hope you’re all keeping safe and healthy during these unprecedented times.
Will you be taking part in the Gilmore Girls Readathon? If so, what books are you going to pick out for the Readathon? Let me know in the comments below.