Cram-A-Thon TBR

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This weekend I celebrated my birthday and I'm not prepared for Daily December, which lead me to miss a couple of days this weekend (I missed Friday and Sunday) and I missed Monday. but I hope to make up for it by double posting to catch up.

I've been seeing Cram-a-thon TBRs on YouTube lately and while I  don't usually participate in any sort of read-a-thons because I tend to feel pressured to read more than I'm capable of within a day and the fun is sucked right out of read for me. But my reading habits have changed and there's no pressure (I've completed my Goodreads goal, everything from this point on is extra) so I'm going to give it another chance. I also have in mind that it's okay to not succeed in a read-a-thon, it doesn't matter anyways, it's supposed to be fun!

Picking books for this TBR was very difficult, I noticed I don't own many short books/quick reads at the moment. So, we'll see how many books I can read during this read-a-thon!

Are you participating in the Cram-a-thon? If so, let me know what you plan on reading!

Hosted by Whitney, from WittyNovels, and April, from Aprilius Maximus.

The Cram-a-thon is a week long, from December 16th at 12 AM to December 23rd at 11:59 PM, starting within the timezone you reside in.

Here are the challenges:
1. Read a book under 200 pages
2. Read 2 books in 24 hours
3. Read a book set in a different country than where you live
4. Read a book you've been putting off/have been  meaning to read forever
5. Read a graphic novel
6. Read 7 books

This is what I'm planning on reading for the Cram-a-thon:

1. Read a book under 200 pages
Pages: 64 

A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the "psychic" visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan's terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan's teenage stepson, doesn't help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it.

 2. Read 2 books in 24 hours

Pages: 204

milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

Pages: 184

First she blamed herself. Now she doesn’t know who to trust.

When Kit disappeared at a party and was found drowned in the quarry the next day, Clem knew who to point the finger at: herself. She was the last person to see him alive, the last person who could have helped. If she had just kept a closer eye on him instead of her crush, Jake, maybe Kit would still be here. She knows she made a mistake, and wishes she could just forget about it — but Clem’s friend Ellie says she’ll expose Clem’s secret if she doesn’t play along with Ellie’s lies.

Jake seems to have his own difficult secrets, and when he and Clem start to talk, they make a plan to help themselves move on. But when an unexpected discovery at the quarry makes everyone question what they thought they knew, Clem and Jake decide it’s up to them to uncover the truth.

3. Read a book set in a different country than where you live

4. Read a book you've been putting off/have been meaning to read forever

Pages: 176

School is just like a film set: there's The Crew, who make things happen, The Extras who fill the empty desks, and The Movie Stars, whom everyone wants tagged in their Facebook photos. But Jude doesn't fit in. He's not part of The Crew because he isn't about to do anything unless it's court-appointed; he's not an Extra because nothing about him is anonymous; and he's not a Movie Star because even though everyone know his name like an A-lister, he isn't invited to the cool parties. As the director calls action, Jude is the flamer that lights the set on fire.

Before everything turns to ashes from the resulting inferno, Jude drags his best friend Angela off the casting couch and into enough melodrama to incite the paparazzi, all while trying to fend off the haters and win the heart of his favourite co-star Luke Morris. It's a total train wreck!

But train wrecks always make the front page.

5. Read a graphic novel

Pages: 100

"I was fifteen."
"I never saw him again."
"They chanted after me, 'Oscar the Grouch, Oscar the Grouch."

Bringing together the voices of males and females of all ages, the stories in this collective graphic memoir reflect real life experiences of sexual abuse, violence and harassment.

Each experience is brought to life by Maria Stoian's exceptional artwork. Her unique and varied styles powerfully reflect the tone and mood of the different stories and in just a few pages express the complex emotions felt by victims of sexual abuse.

Covering acts such as sexual violence, public sexual harassment, domestic abuse and child abuse, this is a reminder for survivors that they are not alone and a call for all of us to take action. The stories clearly show that assault of any type is not an honour bestowed on anyone. It is not a compliment.

6. Read 7 books

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