Summer Bookish Bingo

 

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Bookish Bingo is run by Bekka at Pretty Deadly Reviews. Sign up and learn more here.

The Details:

  • Every new season has a new bingo card. This one is for books read in the months of June, July and August.
  • The object is to get as many BINGOs as possible (five across, up and down, or diagonal)
  • One square per book
  • You do not have to review these books, or even have a blog, this is simply for books read during the allotted months
  • At the end of August there will be an international giveaway for all participants. The more BINGOs you get, the more entries you get in the giveaway!

– My scorecard –

Overall I got 5 bingos! That’s pretty great, especially that I didn’t even try to get them. I just read whatever I wanted, and still read books that fulfilled most of the categories. How many bingos did you get?

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Back To School

This weekly meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme is  Back To School Freebie — anything “back to school” related like 10 favorite books I read in school, books I think should be required reading, Required Reading For All Fantasy Fans, required reading for every college freshman, Books to Pair With Classics or Books To Complement A History Lesson, books that would be on my classroom shelf if I were a teacher.

I decided to create my list of Books to Complement a History Lessons. I believe that the best books to complement history lessons are biographies or memoirs of survivors of some of the most horrific events in history. Such books will stay with you forever; those books will shake you and show you the history through the eyes of regular people. Those books will show you a number of pain people went through to survive. We need to read their stories, to remember. Reading such memoirs will shake you more than the dry text of history book, with those books you will experience the horrors of wars, rebellions, dictatorships, and you will remember that those things happened.


Testament of Youth
by Vera Brittain

374388HISTORY LESSON: Word War I

Pub Date: 1933

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Much of what we know and feel about the First World War we owe to Vera Brittain’s elegiac yet unsparing book, which set a standard for memoirists from Martha Gellhorn to Lillian Hellman. Abandoning her studies at Oxford in 1915 to enlist as a nurse in the armed services, Brittain served in London, in Malta, and on the Western Front. By war’s end she had lost virtually everyone she loved. Testament of Youth is both a record of what she lived through and an elegy for a vanished generation. Hailed by the Times Literary Supplement as a book that helped “both form and define the mood of its time,” it speaks to any generation that has been irrevocably changed by war.

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It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

9781501110368_87655Title: It Ends with Us

Author: Colleen Hoover

Pub Date: August 2, 2016

My Rating: ★★★★☆

Honors: 

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I’ve read any other book by Colleen Hoover, but from what I heard, this one is completely different from her other books. This story is intense and heartbreaking, and it touches on serious and sensitive subjects, that for some may be just too hard to read about. Because of that, please look for specific trigger warnings if you want to make sure that this book doesn’t contain topic for which you may have a damaging emotional response.

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August OwlCrate Unboxing 

The theme of July box is Fast Times at YA High. This month box wasn’t as good as two previous boxes I got, but still, I enjoyed the surprise and I have a new book to read. This is what I got in my box:

BUTTON CREATED BY TARYN DRAWS

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Scavenger Hunt Tag

I was tagged by Grace @ kimmie.gg in the Scavenger Hunt Tag. The rules are simple, just find a book on your shelves that matches the category. That will be pretty difficult for me, as the majority of my books are stacked, and they create a masterful construction that cannot be messed with unless you want it to collapse. Ah, I will risk it.

Find a book with the letter ‘Z’ in its title or the author’s name

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