Top 10 of 2019 – Intro

At the end of the year I always feel like I try to fit a years worth of blogging into a couple of weeks and that is no different this year. I usually do end of the year surveys but I saw this “new” challenge hosted by @kimisreading and @greadsbooks and knew this was what I would do for 2019. I don’t know that I will do them all, but I do know that Top 10 of 2019 is a challenge I can easily get behind. You can find out more HERE but this is the list of possible posts:

Top 10 of 2019 Topics

Currently I plan to create posts for December 25th, 29th, 30th and 31st. I wish I was good at bookstagram, but that is just not my strong suit so you will find all my posts here.

Are you going to sign-up? Any categories you are curious about?

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Monthly TBR – December 2019

9 months in and I’m still enjoying making these TBR list. Occassionally I will read off the list or something will come up and I will need to read a different book, but mostly I have stuck to what I decided on and read from it. I don’t feel pressure which is good. I feel like I have enough options that it doesn’t stress me out and I like that.

Here is a look at how November went for me based off my original list:

It wasn’t the best reading month for me, but I did read some really great books like The Map from Here to There, A Quiet Kind of Thunder and Meet Me at Midnight. Highly recommend those make your TBR.

For December I am going to wing it. I only have 9 books left to read to reach my Goodreads goal so I’m most likely going to read a lot of romance and maybe a reread or two. Keeping it simple for the last month of the year. I’ll be back in January with another TBR list though.

What do you do for a monthly TBR? Do you stick to a list or wing it? Share in the comments.

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2019 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge- December Link-Up

HAPPY December,  you Fabulous Readers!

And just like that it is December. Because the year is over you can on longer sign up for the 2019 challenge. BUt you are in luck, the 2020 is live and waiting for your name to be added to the list! You can sign up HERE. If you don’t sign-up, your entries will not count toward the giveaway and I have to disqualify you. Basically…SIGN-UP!

Monthly Link-Up and Giveaway Details:

  • Your thoughts on each book you read must be posted somewhere, like your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc., in order for it to count towards this challenge. Ratings on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc. will also work.
  • Monthly link-up posts will go live the around the first day of each month so you can add your links throughout the month as your posts go up. Each linky will remain open five days into each new month to allow you some time to get all your posts linked up!
  • In order for us to tell what you’re linking to on the monthly linky, the format for the links you enter need to be as follows:
    • UPDATE POST @ your name/blog name.
    • REVIEW: [BOOK TITLE] @ your name/blog name.
    • MONTHLY RECOMMENDATION@ your name/blog name.
  • Each month we’ll choose a lucky winner from that month’s linky to win a Contemporary Romance novel of their choice (up to US$10).
  • Each link you enter in that month’s linky will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • Challenge and Giveaways are open internationally. (As long as The Book Depository ships to your country, you are eligible for a prize.)

Monthly Recommendations: (I’m switching it up this year)

  • Each monthly link-up post will include a Contemporary Romance book I will recommend/suggest. If you read that book and review it or do some kind of creative post about it that month it will count as an entry.
  • Monthly Recommendation posts can go up anytime in the specified month. Link them up as follows: MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • These posts will also earn you an entry in the monthly giveaway as long as you link back to them.

If you have any questions, please email me (accessoriesbooksclothes@gmail.com) . Also, make sure you follow me on Twitter (@andiabcs) for challenge updates and reminders! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ContRom2019 to follow everyone’s challenge updates on Twitter!

This Month’s Book Recommendation:

Since it is December I am recommending some holiday romances for this month’s bonus entries.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Photo is by Vivacious Bibliophile and was used with her permission.

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Sign-Up: Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2020

Three years down, another one to go(Is this really my 4th year?!?!). That’s right, Andi’s ABCs is once again the host for the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge for 2020*!

The Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge was originally created and hosted by Pearl’s World of Romance, passed on to Fatin at Romance Book Maven, then passed on to Brianna at The Book Vixen, Then it was Gone with the Words and Love at First Page‘s turn. and is now hosted by Andi’s ABCs.

Grab the Button:

Ok, so here are the challenge details and rules….

Reading Challenge Details:

  • Runs January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 (books read prior to 1/1/2020 do not count towards the challenge). You can join anytime you want, though the sign up linky will close Nov. 15, 2020.
  • The goal is to read as many Contemporary Romance books as you’d like. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down. Remember, the idea is to challenge yourself.
  • Books that qualify for this challenge can be young adult, new adult, or adult. Books can be any kind of pairing as long as there is a strong romance. Books must be a work of fiction (sorry, nonfiction does not qualify for this challenge).
  • Romances with the following elements do not qualify for this reading challenge: paranormal, historical, time-travel, fantasy, science fiction, or mystery/suspense/thriller.
  • Books can be any format (print, ebook, audio).
  • Novellas that are 100 pages in length (give or take), as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • Use the hashtag #ContRom2020 when posting your reviews/updates/re-caps/monthly topics on social media.
  • To join this challenge, grab the 2020 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge button above and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. This will be your “update post” when doing the monthly link up.
  • You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc., so as long as you have a dedicated shelf for the 2020 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge (your designated “update post” for the monthly link up) and your profile is not private. The point of linking up is to have a place where people can see what you’re reading.

Levels:

  • 1st Base: read 1 – 5 books
  • 2nd Base: read 6 – 10 books
  • 3rd Base: read 11 – 15 books
  • Home Run: read 16 – 20 books
  • Grand Slam: read 21+ books

Monthly Link-Up and Giveaway Details:

  • Your thoughts on each book you read must be posted somewhere, like your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc., in order for it to count towards this challenge. Ratings on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc. will also work.
  • Monthly link-up posts will go live the around the first day of each month so you can add your links throughout the month as your posts go up. Each linky will remain open five days into each new month to allow you some time to get all your posts linked up!
  • In order for us to tell what you’re linking to on the monthly linky, the format for the links you enter need to be as follows:
    • UPDATE POST @ your name/blog name.
    • REVIEW: [BOOK TITLE] @ your name/blog name.
    • MONTHLY RECOMMENDATION @ your name/blog name.
  • Each month we’ll choose a lucky winner from that month’s linky to win a Contemporary Romance novel of their choice (up to US$10).
  • Each link you enter in that month’s linky will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • Challenge and Giveaways are open internationally. (As long as The Book Depository ships to your country, you are eligible for a prize.)

Monthly Recommendations:

  • Each monthly link-up post will include a Contemporary Romance book(s) I will recommend/suggest. If you read that book(s) and review it or do some kind of creative post about it that month it will count as an entry.
  • Monthly Recommendation posts can go up anytime in the specified month. Link them up as follows: MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • These posts will also earn you an entry in the monthly giveaway as long as you link back to them.

If you have any questions, please email me (accessoriesbooksclothes@gmail.com) . Also, make sure you follow me on Twitter (@andiabcs) for challenge updates and reminders! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ContRom2020 to follow everyone’s challenge updates on Twitter!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


*banner was made with a Canva stock photo and does not belong to me.

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Introduction: Back Pages – A Back List Blog Tour

If you follow me on Twitter you may have noticed this tweet I posted.

I had just finished a book, A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard(read it, it was AMAZING!!!), and I got to think about all the books that have been on my TBR list for years that I never show love to because I am easily distracted by new shiny, AKA new releases or upcoming releases. A Quiet Kind of Thunder came out in 2018, which I know isn’t that long ago, but in that time I have read over 200 books and forgot all about wanting to read it. It struck me that back list books need love too and Back Pages was born.

What is Back Pages you ask?

Well it is going to be a different kind of blog tour that will take place in 2020. People will be able to sign-up to read a book that was released before January 1, 2018. You’ll read, review, post the review on your blog(or mine if you don’t have a book blog, more on that later), and then post the review to BN or Amazon as well on a certain date that will be determined.

So if this is taking place in 2020 why am I asking now?

I’m asking now because I need to determine how many people are interested, how to split up the tour(s) and make sure there are no book duplicates, before I can decide on dates.

What if you don’t have a book blog or a blog that you review on?

You can still sign-up. Your review will just be posted on my blog as a guest post on whatever date is assigned to you.

What is the purpose?

  Back list books need love too and it’s about time to show them some.

When will I know my date to post?

Possibly by the end of the year, if not the beginning of the year. I promise you will have plenty of time to read and review. Feel free though to read it whenever.

How do I sign-up?

I have two handy dandy forms you will find below (one for bloggers and one for non-bloggers)

That’s about all I have for answers right now. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions at all.

What do you think about Back Pages?

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