Who doesn’t love a nice, relaxing game where you catch bugs to pay off the bank loan you have for a $400 house and stuff it full of a myriad of furniture & wild knick knacks? 😂 All while accomplishing tasks for your neighbors, visiting the beach, and whatever else you might desire in your New Town.
With Animal Crossing: New Horizons releasing in about two weeks, fellow Animal Crossing fans and I are celebrating by, what else, a readathon with cool AC themed challenges. 😊
Thank you to the hosts @ambooklife, @medusareads, and @paperbackjedi for creating such a fun readathon. This is one of my favorite games and I’d forgotten how much I was looking forward to it until this readathon reminded me. 🥰 Now, onto the tbr and countdown until game day!
Resetti: read a book of your choice while using a bookmark
Published: 4 June 2019
Publisher: Tor Books
Sharp, mainstream fantasy meets compelling thrills of investigative noir in this fantasy debut by rising star Sarah Gailey.
Ivy Gamble has never wanted to be magic. She is perfectly happy with her life—she has an almost-sustainable career as a private investigator, and an empty apartment, and a slight drinking problem. It’s a great life and she doesn’t wish she was like her estranged sister, the magically gifted professor Tabitha.
But when Ivy is hired to investigate the gruesome murder of a faculty member at Tabitha’s private academy, the stalwart detective starts to lose herself in the case, the life she could have had, and the answer to the mystery that seems just out of her reach.
K.K. Slider: listen to an audiobook or a book with musical elements
Published: 24 March 2020
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
From standup comic Cameron Esposito, a memoir that tackles sexuality, gender and equality–and how her Catholic upbringing prepared her for a career as an outspoken lesbian comedian in ways the Pope never could have imagined.
Cameron Esposito wanted to be a priest and ended up a standup comic. She would like to tell the whole, freaking queer as hell story. Her story. Not the sidebar to a straight person’s rebirth-she doesn’t give a makeover or plan a wedding or get a couple back together. This isn’t a queer tragedy. She doesn’t die at the end of this book, having finally decided to kiss the girl. It’s the sexy, honest, bumpy and triumphant dyke’s tale her younger, theology major self needed to read. Because there was a long time when she thought she wouldn’t make it. Not as a comic, but as a human.
SAVE YOURSELF is full of funny and insightful recollections about everything from coming out (at a Catholic college where being gay can get you expelled) to how joining the circus can help you become a better comic (so much nudity) to accepting yourself for who you are–even if you’re an awkward tween with an eyepatch (which Cameron was). Packed with heart, humor, and cringe-worthy stories anyone who has gone through puberty can relate to, Cameron’s memoir is for that timid, fenced-in kid in all of us–and the fearless standup yearning to break free.
Able Sisters: Read a book with strong family themes
Published: 5 November 2019
Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion. The next items?
• Enjoy a drunken night out.
• Ride a motorcycle.
• Go camping.
• Have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex.
• Travel the world with nothing but hand luggage.
• And… do something bad.
But it’s not easy being bad, even when you’ve written step-by-step guidelines on how to do it correctly. What Chloe needs is a teacher, and she knows just the man for the job.
Redford ‘Red’ Morgan is a handyman with tattoos, a motorcycle, and more sex appeal than ten-thousand Hollywood heartthrobs. He’s also an artist who paints at night and hides his work in the light of day, which Chloe knows because she spies on him occasionally. Just the teeniest, tiniest bit.
But when she enlists Red in her mission to rebel, she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her. Like why he clearly resents Chloe’s wealthy background. And why he never shows his art to anyone. And what really lies beneath his rough exterior…
Tom Nook: Read a book you have recently purchased or checked out from the library.
Published: 24 February 2020
Publisher: Independently Published
Since college, bookish and quiet Alyse Fox has longed for more. Stuck at the crossroads of change she finally sees her chance for an escape. She just wasn’t expecting her one night stand to be an executive at her new job.
Co-founder of a publishing house, Sawyer has it all, a great apartment, loving family, and a job he spends a little too much time at. He just doesn’t know he’s missing something until Alyse walked back into his life.
A chance encounter at a party, turned one night stand is all either of them thought their story would be. Fate had another plan. Together, they must figure out if their relationship is worth risking all they’ve worked for.
When Can I See You Again is a fun second chance, romantic comedy with a sexy CEO type who loves his family, a girl trying to change her luck, a whole lot of misunderstandings, and both going after what they want, set against the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. It stands alone with no cheating or cliffhangers at about 55,000 words.
Animal Crossing Gamecube: Read a book that has been on your TBR the longest or re-read an old favorite.
Published: 4 October 2016
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Genre(s): Fantasy/Historical Fiction
Witch’s apprentice Bridey Corkill has hated the ocean ever since she watched her granddad dive in and drown with a smile on his face. So when a dead girl rolls in with the tide in the summer of 1913, sixteen-year-old Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her granddad to leap into the sea has made its return to the Isle of Man.
Soon, villagers are vanishing in the night, but no one shares Bridey’s suspicions about the sea. No one but the island’s witch, who isn’t as frightening as she first appears, and the handsome dark-haired lad Bridey rescues from a grim and watery fate. The cause of the deep gashes in Fynn’s stomach and his lost memories are, like the recent disappearances, a mystery well-guarded by the sea. In exchange for saving his life, Fynn teaches Bridey to master her fear of the water — stealing her heart in the process.
Now, Bridey must work with the Isle’s eccentric witch and the boy she isn’t sure she can trust — because if she can’t uncover the truth about the ancient evil in the water, everyone she loves will walk into the sea, never to return.
BONUS: Isabelle: Read one of the hosts’ choices
(I picked Diana @paperbackjedi’s selection)
Published: 7 February 2019 (UK)
Publisher: Simon Schuster Children’s UK
Three sisters trapped by an ancient curse.
Three magical objects with the power to change their fate.
Will they be enough to break the curse?
Or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger? …
The enchanting new story from Michelle Harrison, author of the bestselling Thirteen Treasures Trilogy
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