Bookentine TBR 2017

I have decided to participate in the 2017 #bookentine read-a-thon which is hosted by Elly & Michelle at Tea & Titles.  I heard about this read-a-thon from The Blacksheep Reader. You can find the sign up like for the read-a-thon here if you want to join for yourself!

I have a love hate relationship with contemporary's. On one hand if they're done well that it's amazing, but so many contemporary's have let me down that I stopped reading them as much as I used to. I'm hoping that this read-a-thon will help me to discover some hidden gems.
  • #Bookentine is a YA contemporary read-a-thon
  • It runs from 13th February to 20th February
  • There are 3 challenges (so not too stressful!)

The Challenges!

 Read a book with red and/or pink on the cover,
Read a book by an author you haven’t read before,
 Read a book featuring mental illness or disability.

My 2017 Bookentine TBR

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West  - I've had this one on my TBR list for so long and I just really need to read it now. I haven't heard much about it but the synopsis sounds really fun and just like it would be a really easy read! (Buy it here)

Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven - I can't wait to read this! I haven't read anything by Jennifer Niven before but I've heard amazing things about her books so I'm very excited. (Buy it here)

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga - From what I know about this book it's based around depression. A girl decides she wants to commit suicide and goes on an online forum to find a 'suicide partner'. I'm so intrigued by the premise of this book. I can already tell it's going to be a tear jerker. (Buy it here)

Are any of you participating in the #Bookentine read-a-thon? Have you read any of these books? Or do you intend to? Let me know in the comments!


  1. So happy to have you joining is Kirsty :) The Fill-In Boyfriend is a pretty good contemporary, probably my favourite from Kasie West and I love all her books. I also enjoyed My Heart and Other Blackholes when I read it. Hope you like all your reads :)

    1. Thank you, I'm actually so excited to start. I can never decide which contemporary's to read so this is a great way to get some off my TBR! I'm glad you enjoyed those books, hopefully I will too! And thanks for stopping by!

  2. Yay for doing the readathon :) I just read The Fill In Boyfriend and really liked it. I want to read the other two but haven't read them so excited to see what you think. Happy reading!

    1. I know, it's going to be so fun, I'm debating whether I can fit in reading another book before it starts! Ooo yes I'm glad you enjoyed it, makes me even more excited! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I was SO close to also reading My Heart and Other Black Holes for Bookentine! I decided that I would read Every Last Word instead, but I hope you love it!I'm the same way. I don't read contemporary as much solely because I get disappointed a lot as well. Good luck with your TBR! I hope you are loving your books right now. :)

    Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

    1. I just finished it, I really liked it but it was such a hard book to read, it was just really powerful. I read every last word as well and I loved that one, I hope you enjoy it! Good luck to you as well, and thanks for stopping by!