Beat the Blacklist 2018 + Happy New Year!! 🎆 🎉

Hi everyone!! So I just found a challenge through LFBooks’s blog and I couldn’t resist joining in on it. It’s perfect for me because it’s all about reading the books that have been on your TBR for a while.

My 2018 Goodreads challenge will most likely be 75 books – a big jump for me, since my goal this year was 30 😅 In this number I am including 40 books from the PopSugar Reading Challenge, and 25 books from this one, the Beat the Blacklist Challenge. That leaves me with 10 books to read outside any specific challenges besides the typical Goodreads goal.

My goal: 25 books from my “blacklist”

I will leave them all listed here once I go through my TBR! ♡

I’m in the Story Sorcerer’s team!!

On another note, since this will be my last post of 2017, I would like to wish all of you a happy new year 🎆 🎉 Here’s to an amazing new year, full of good things – and, especially, good books!! 😄

Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you next year ♡

2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge

One of my favorite parts of a new year is setting goals and choosing challenges to try to complete. For 2018, besides the usual Goodreads reading challenge, I’ll also be joining the PopSugar Reading Challenge of 2018. This is my first time participating, and I had never even come across it until a few weeks ago so I’m very excited!! ❤

I chose to only do the regular 40-book challenge, not the advanced. If I end up finishing the challenge early enough, I’ll go for the extra prompts as well. You can check out all the prompts here.

A book made into a movie you’ve already seen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

True crime

Strangler by Corey Mitchell

The next book in a series you started

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

A book involving a heist

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Nordic noir

The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund

A novel based on a real person
The Real Peter Pan: J. M. Barrie and the Boy Who Inspired Him by Piers Dudgeon
A book set in a country that fascinates you

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

A book with a time of day in the title

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

A book about a villain or antihero

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

A book about death or grief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

A book that is also a stage play or musical

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne and John Tiffany

A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you

The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg

A book about feminism

#MeToo by Various Authors

A book about mental health

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift

Joyland by Stephen King

A book by two authors

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

A book about or involving a sport

Any Harry Potter book that I feel like picking up (Quidditch)

A book by a local author

Amor de Perdição by Camilo Castelo Branco, which is a Portuguese classic

A book with your favorite color in the title

Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge (I’ve been loving red lately)

A book with alliteration in the title

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

A book about time travel

11.22.63 by Stephen King

A book with a weather element in the title

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

A book set at sea

The Aeneid by Virgil

A book with an animal in the title

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

A book set on a different planet

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (the moon is not a planet, but fuck it at least it’s not Earth lmao)

A book with song lyrics in the title

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

A book about or set on Halloween

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling – there’s a Hallowe’en feast in this book, so I guess that counts!

A book with characters who are twins

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

A book mentioned in another book

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

A book from a celebrity book club

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Florence Welch’s book club)

A childhood classic you’ve never read

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

A book that’s published in 2018

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

A book set in the decade you were born

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

A book with an ugly cover

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

A book that involves a bookstore or library

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Your favorite prompt from the 2015 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges: A book based on mythology (2017)

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

So those are 40 of the books I plan to read in 2018. What are yours? Are you participating as well? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡

TBR: Booktube-a-thon 2017



Read in English

As you probably know, Ariel Bissett hosts a read-a-thon each year, which is called the Booktube-a-thon. It’s a week-long event in which we read as much as we can, as a community.
There are also reading challenges, video challenges and photo challenges for each day – some of them have been announced, others will be announced on each day!

You can find out more about the marathon and challenges on the official Twitter page or YouTube channel.

This is my first time participating and I’m really hoping I can keep up with all the challenges, although it’s pretty unlikely hahaha

Without further ado, let’s get to the TBR – and don’t forget to watch my TBR video!

1. Read a book with a person on the cover

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

2. Read a hyped book

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

3. Finish a book in one day

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

4. Read a book about a character that’s very different from you

Soundless by Richelle Mead

5. Finish a book completely outdoors

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

6. Read a book you bought because of the cover

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

7. Read seven books

I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali

Will you be participating? Let me know what books you’re reading for each challenge, I would love to know!!

Thank you so much for reading,
I’ll see you on my next post 

Lê em Português

Como provavelmente já sabem, a booktuber Ariel Bissett organiza uma maratona literária todos os anos chamada Booktube-a-thon – evento que decorre durante uma semana.
Existem vários desafios, tanto de leitura, como de vídeos e fotografia!

Podem saber mais sobre a maratona e desafios no Twitter e no canal do Youtube oficiais.

Vou participar pela primeira vez este ano, e espero muito conseguir completar todos os desafios – apesar de ser bastante improvável hahaha

Sem mais demoras, passemos à lista de desafios – e não se esqueçam de ver o meu vídeo!

1. Lê um livro com uma pessoa na capa

Since You’ve Been Gone de Morgan Matson, que também faz parte da minha TBR do Book Bingo: Leituras ao Sol

2. Lê um livro muito popular

Strange the Dreamer de Laini Taylor, o maior livro desta lista, mas que provavelmente vai ser o primeiro em que vou pegar!

3. Acaba um livro num só dia

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight de Jennifer E. Smith, um livro curtinho, que também faz parte da TBR para o Book Bingo

4. Lê um livro sobre um/a personagem muito diferente de ti

Soundless de Richelle Mead, que se passa na China

5. Acaba um livro apenas no exterior (cada vez que lermos este livro, só o podemos fazer ao ar livre)

The Raven Boys de Maggie Stiefvater, um livro relativamente curto que quero ler há imenso tempo

6. Lê um livro que compraste por causa da capa

Isto Acaba Aqui de Colleen Hoover, que me foi oferecido por uma amiga, e estou para ler há meses! É a minha capa favorita dos livros da Colleen ♡

7. Lê sete livros

Para este desafio, escolhi um livro super curto: Divorciada aos 10 Anos de Nujood Ali, um livro que tenho na estante há algum tempo e considero ser uma leitura importante!

E vocês, também vão participar? Digam-me nos comentários que livros escolheram para cada desafio, adoro TBRs!

Obrigada por visitarem o meu blog,
Vêmo-nos no próximo post 



TBR: Book Bingo | Leituras ao Sol

Olá a todos! Hoje trago-vos o meu plano para o Book Bingo – Leituras ao Sol.

Há muito que queria participar em desafios da comunidade literária portuguesa, e já que estou de férias, este Book Bingo é perfeito!

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O desafio começa dia 21 de Junho e termina às 23:59h de 22 de Setembro, portanto temos bastante tempo (ou não…)

O objectivo é bastante simples: completar uma coluna, uma linha (na diagonal), ou o quadro todo, sendo que quem completar os 16 quadradinhos faz BINGOOOOOO.

Obviamente, sendo extremamente ambiciosa e irrealista, vou apontar para os 16 livros – não é provável que vá correr como esperado, só para que conste, mas tento na mesma!
Então aqui vai o meu plano…


1. Livro com uma capa que te lembre o Verão

Since You’ve Been Gone de Morgan Matson

2. Livro emprestado 

Joyland de Stephen King, emprestado pela minha mãe ♡

3. Livro recomendado por alguém

The Hobbit de J.R.R. Tolkien

4. Livro do teu género preferido

Winger de Andrew Smith

5. Livro que se passe num continente diferente do teu

Soundless de Richelle Mead

6. Livro vencedor de um prémio literário

O Príncipe da Neblina de Carlos Ruiz Zafón

7. Clássico português

Os Lusíadas de Luís Vaz de Camões… eu sei, eu sei, estou a enterrar-me a cada escolha hahaha

8. Livro adaptado a cinema ou TV

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief de Rick Riordan, que já estou para ler há séculos!

9. Livro esquecido na estante

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight de Jennifer E. Smith

10. Livro juvenil ou young adult

The 39 Clues de Rick Riordan

11. Livro de um autor de estreia para ti

The Black Prism de Brent Weeks

12. Livro de um autor lusófono

A Casa de Vidro de Anna Fagundes Martino, autora brasileira

13. Livro do género chick -lit

Can You Keep A Secret? de Sophie Kinsella

14. Livro que se passe num local onde gostarias de passar férias

The Red Pyramid de Rick Riordan, que tem por base o Egipto, apesar de não se passar apenas nesse país

15. Uma BD, Mangá ou Graphic Novel

Saga, volume I de Fiona Staples

16. Um livro do/a teu/tua autor/a preferido/a

Furthermore de Tahereh Mafi


E são estas as leituras planeadas para o Book Bingo. Eu honestamente penso que pelo menos 10 destas leituras consigo atingir facilmente, o resto é que é pior… mas não há de ser nada! Dream big haha

Se estiverem interessados em mais informações sobre o desafio, podem consultar a publicação original do grupo Leituras Partilhadas no Goodreads.

Vemo-nos no próximo post! ♡