Anti-Bullying Reads TBR.

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For those that don't know Sarah Churchill is hosting this amazing readathon starting on the 17th of November for one week in order to raise awareness for Anti-Bullying. As someone who has suffered from both physical and verbal bullying I wanted to show my support for this cause. If you want to join, feel free! For more information Sarahs video is below, join the good reads group here and let me know if you decide you are participating!

I have to admit my TBR is quite ambitious considering I have a lot of university work and such but I'm going to try my best to get at least one book finished, which is doable... maybe. Can you tell how well I've done in previous readathons? All of the books I have chosen have been taken off the suggested reading list in the goodreads group which can be found here incase you're stuck for ideas

1. Carrie by Stephen King

Carrie White is no ordinary girl.

Carrie White has the gift of telekinesis.

To be invited to Prom Night by Tommy Ross is a dream come true for Carrie - the first step towards social acceptance by her high school colleagues.

But events will take a decidedly macabre turn on that horrifying and endless night as she is forced to exercise her terrible gift on the town that mocks and loathes her.
I'm sure this book needs no introduction and that I didn't really need to leave the blurb in there because most people know exactly what this book is about, especially since the remake of the film (which by the way is the weirdest film I have ever seen in my entire life!) I have never read anything by Stephen King (I know I'm a disgrace) and this was on the list due to the heavy bullying that Carrie endures in her town, therefore I thought this was the perfect opportunity to get myself to read it!

2. Winger by Andrew Smith

Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old boy at a boarding school for rich kids. He's living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he's madly in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy.

With the help of his sense of humour, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics, Ryan Dean manages to survive life's complications and even find some happiness along the way. But when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what's important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart.
Everybody and their mum has read this book, I genuinely have no idea what it is about but have heard fantastic things about it and when I saw it was on the list of suggested reads I thought why not give a go, seems very fitting seeing as it was a birthday present from the lovely Sarah Churchill herself! Can't wait to get stuck into this one.

3. Falling into Place by Amy Zhang 

One cold fall day, high school junior Liz Emerson steers her car into a tree. This haunting and heartbreaking story is told by a surprising and unexpected narrator and unfolds in nonlinear flashbacks even as Liz's friends, foes, and family gather at the hospital and Liz clings to life.
I only recently picked this book up and had seen it on a couple of blogs, it was compared to Thirteen Reasons why by Jay Asher on a readers note in waterstones and as thirteen reasons why is one of my all time favourite books and I couldn't resist leaving the shop without it. This is definitely one that I am really excited to get to.

4. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

They say 'live every day as if it's your last' - but you never actually think it's going to be. At least I didn't.

The thing is, you don't get to know when it happens. You don't remember to tell your family that you love them or - in my case - remember to say goodbye to them at all.

But what if, like me, you could live your last day over and over again? Could you make it perfect? If your whole life flashed before your eyes, would you have no regrets? Or are there some things you'd want to change...?
I have had this one on my shelf for an incredibly long time, this was back when my mum was daring enough to buy books for me and knew what books were on my shelf, nowadays I don't think she could keep track! I've been wanting to pick this up for a while, I have heard good things about the author but not an awful lot about this book and the premise sounds like a really interesting one.

5. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

To be together with someone for twenty years seems like an eternity. I can’t seem to manage twenty days…

How do you stay together?

Paul has been gay his whole life and he’s confident about almost everything. He doesn’t have to hide his feelings like best friend Tony or even cope with loving the wrong guy like his other best friend Joni.

But heartbreak can happen to anyone. Falling in love changes everything.
I know that this only a short one, I don't actually own a hard copy of this, this is on my kobo, but it was on the list and I figured why not add it to my TBR. I've heard some pretty good things about this book and I am yet to read anything by David Levithan!

6. Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S.King

Lucky Linderman didn't ask for his life. He didn't ask his grandfather not to come home from the Vietnam War. He didn't ask for a father who never got over it. He didn't ask for a mother who keeps pretending their family is fine. And he certainly didn't ask to be the recipient of Nader McMillan's relentless bullying, which has finally gone too far.

Lucky has a secret--one that helps him wade through the daily dysfunction of his life. Grandad Harry, trapped in the jungles of Laos, has been visiting Lucky in his dreams--and the dreams just might be real: an alternate reality where he can be whoever he wants to be and his life might still be worth living. But how long can Lucky remain in hiding there before reality forces its way inside?
Originally, I had planned to just have a TBR of five books, but when I saw this on the suggested books list, I decided to get it on my kobo as a possibility to read, I've heard phenomenal things about this book and it definitely sounds like the kind of book I would enjoy.

So, are you participating in Anti Bullying reads? If you are link me your tbr! I'd love to read/watch it!

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  1. This is an incredible idea! It's actually the first time I've heard of the readathon and would love to participate if I can find the time. The one book that comes to mind is Marco Impossible. It's middle grade but heavily features bullying as well. Aristotle and Dante is another one. It's beautiful but the diversity of Dante's character make him a target for bullies as well. I Might try to squeeze in a read this month and link back to your post.

    Thanks for sharing Becks <3

    1. It would be great if you could join in even just squeezing a book in on the topic! :D I have read Aristotle and Dante and loved it! I wanted my tbr to be of books I've never read before :P thank you for stopping by!