Friday, May 19, 2017

Book Review: None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio




Publish Date: April 7, 2015
352 pages [Kindle edition]
Balzar + Bray 

Synopsis:
A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she was born intersex . . . and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school. Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above is a thought-provoking novel that explores what it means to be a boy, a girl, or something in between.

What if everything you knew about yourself changed in an instant?

When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her ideal life has fallen into place. She's a champion hurdler with a full scholarship to college and she's madly in love with her boyfriend. In fact, she's decided that she's ready to take things to the next level with him.

But Kristin's first time isn't the perfect moment she's planned--something is very wrong. A visit to the doctor reveals the truth: Kristin is intersex, which means that though she outwardly looks like a girl, she has male chromosomes, not to mention boy "parts."

Dealing with her body is difficult enough, but when her diagnosis is leaked to the whole school, Kristin's entire identity is thrown into question. As her world unravels, can she come to terms with her new self?



Sunday, May 14, 2017

Bout of Books 19 [Finish Line]

Bout of Books

As I guessed, I didn't read during the day yesterday - just that very little bit after midnight. Today is Mother's Day and my husband's birthday, so I don't think much reading will happen today either. Overall, I am very excited with how this readathon turned out. I will update this post tomorrow morning as a finish line-style post! :)

[GOALS]
**Read a little every day
**Finish one book
**Find new Booktubers to subscribe to (let me know your favorites!)

[READING LIST]
**Finish my current read
**Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
**I Survived
**The Soul Thief

[DAY 7 PROGRESS]
Total pages read: 639 | Total books finished: 3

Currently reading:



[FINISH LINE]
I updated with the couple of pages I read on Sunday. I knew it wasn't going to be much, but I did read a little bit, accomplishing my goal of reading every day. I finished 3 books and read a total of 639 pages. So happy with that!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Bout of Books 19 [Day 6]

Bout of Books

I finished 2 books yesterday. TWO. I read a total of 377 pages. I'm so excited about this. I haven't had this good of a BOB readathon in I don't know how long! Shortly after midnight (into Day 6), I finished a third book. I decided to pick up None of the Above which I just got approved for on NetGalley. It's about a girl who finds out she is intersex, so I'm sure it will be a fascinating one-of-a-kind read. I am starting this morning at 3% (about 10 pages in of 352). I am sure the weekend is bound to be a little busy, so I may not get as much reading done, but I am already so happy with how much I have done in the readathon.

[GOALS]
**Read a little every day
**Finish one book
**Find new Booktubers to subscribe to (let me know your favorites!)

[READING LIST]
**Finish my current read
**Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
**I Survived
**The Soul Thief

[DAY 6 PROGRESS]
Total pages read: 636 | Total books finished: 3

Currently reading:

Friday, May 12, 2017

Bout of Books 19 [Day 5]

Bout of Books

Finally got some good reading done yesterday -- 81 pages! I am now 66% through The Hanging Girl. My mini goal is to finish it today and start another book. I'm really hoping I can do so. I'm also planning on spending today to visit other BOB readers and leave them a little comment love! Starting point today is page 197 in The Hanging Girl.

[GOALS]
**Read a little every day
**Finish one book
**Find new Booktubers to subscribe to (let me know your favorites!)

[READING LIST]
**Finish my current read
**Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
**I Survived
**The Soul Thief

[DAY 5 PROGRESS]
Total pages read: 560 | Total books finished: 2

Currently reading:


10 AM: I have finished The Hanging Girl - and added 123 pages to my total pages read. Starting Fantastic Beasts now :)

10:30 PM: I finished Fantastic Beasts. It was so funny and I really loved it. This added another 144 pages to my pages read count. I am now starting I Survived to finish out my very successful 5th day of reading.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bout of Books 19 [Day 4]

Bout of Books

I did not get much reading done yesterday, a whopping 19 pages. I was determined to finish TVD -- and I did! So today, I am determined to have a reading day. I'm currently doing some Youtube binging, but I will get to reading soon. Swear. haha. My starting point today is page 130.

[GOALS]
**Read a little every day
**Finish one book
**Find new Booktubers to subscribe to (let me know your favorites!)

[READING LIST]
**Finish my current read
**Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
**I Survived
**The Soul Thief

[DAY 4 PROGRESS]
Total pages read: 116 | Total books finished: 0

Currently reading: