My Very Late, Very Unrealistic Contemporary-a-thon Round 5 TBR // aka I want an excuse to write a TBR post + I shoutout some of my favourite people in the community <3

If you know anything about me and my reading: you know that I love contemporaries, I love readathons and I love making TBR posts.

*shrugs*

For some reason.

Hence, it is to the surprise of absolutely no one that the contemporary-a-thon is one of my favourite readathons, and that I really try and participate every round. However, I was super close to skipping this round because of school commitments and all, but my neurotic, contemporary-a-thon loving self would not have that.

So I’m going to do my best to participate in that, while trying not to die from school and keeping it fairly chill. I don’t expect to read that much, but I am hoping I can squeeze quite a few books in!

This readathon is hosted by the wonderful Chelsea @ Chelsea Dolling Reads, Melanie @ Mel To The Any, Julie @ Pages and Pens, and Natasha @ My Reading Is Odd, and will be hosted from Monday, the 23rd of September to Sunday, the 29th of September.

I am EXCITED.

On to the books!

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The Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Categories: My Nominations ft. Me Boosting + Screaming about my Fave Bloggers!!

Even though I’m very bad at interaction, I love boosting and supporting my fellow book bloggers!

So when I saw May @ Forever and Everly’s (my fave!!) announcement post for the Third Annual Book Blogger Awards, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to recognise and boost all my favourite book bloggers! You should definitely check May’s post if you want to know more about the Awards.

But first, a few disclaimers:

Disclaimer #1: I love so many book bloggers and want to boost you all, and you not getting nominated here does not mean that I don’t love you and your blog! Believe me, my Libra self took two hours to decide and finalize my nominations, as I kept going back and forth between my choices. I am truly pained that I can’t include and boost everyone. I really do my best to nominate as many bloggers as possible, and have therefore really emphasized on making an effort to not repeat book bloggers for multiple categories.

Disclaimer #2: While I am blessed to call so many of these bloggers friends, this doesn’t influence them being on this list. All these bloggers are bloggers I truly love, and I am confident that my nominations would have stayed the same regardless whether I have friendships with these bloggers.

With those out of the way, here are my nominations!

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15+ Teenage Bookish Influencers You Should Follow Immediately (ft. Book Bloggers, Booktubers and Lots of Links)

So if you all didn’t know, I’m Taasia and I’m a teen book blogger who loves boosting teen voices!

And as a teen book blogger, I love it when I can find and connect with fellow teen book influencers.

I, like the majority of people in the community, read YA. I’ve seen that in an area of reading and publishing that is meant to be targeted at teens, that teens are so often left out of conversations, with many adults taking up spots for teen influencers.

We see this in more and more YA books being catered for older teens and less books being catered towards younger teens. We see this in how the primary influencers around YA are adults, especially since they are financially independent and just independent in a lot of other ways, leaving teens, who are dependent on their parents/guardians, heavily disadvantaged. We also see this, in how, in my opinion, adults are increasingly taking up spots that should be for teens.

Disclaimer: I love so many adult bookish influencers, but I’m really seeing teens being pushed out of this space when they really shouldn’t be. IMO, this gap between adult and teens should be a lot more even and less obvious. Does that make sense?

Anyway. After seeing this gap between teens and adults in the community, I decided to create a teenage bookish influencer round-up as a post on my blog! I put out a call on my Twitter for any teenage bookish influencers (across any and all forms of social media) to reply to my Tweet by the end of April. In my mind, teens are people aged 13-19 years old.

I am aware that my blog is very small, and that this may not get a lot of views. But I really want to boost the voices of my fellow teen bookish influencers, and I know that my newbie self would have really appreciated seeing this round-up of some really amazing teen bookish influencers.

I may do this again in a few months or so, and make this a series (or some sort of feature spotlighting teens because this was exhausting and took me way too long to post). Who knows?

In no particular order, here are 15+ teenage bookish influencers (more specifically, book bloggers and booktubers, in no particular order) that you should all follow now, if you haven’t already!

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