Every Moment Counts Challenge

Hi everyone! On June 15th, I'll be joining the Every Moment Counts Challenge! This challenge will take place between June 15th-August 7th and it's all about creating as many "moments" as possible in 54 days.

About the challenge:

This Is Where It Ends, Marieke Nijkamp’s young adult debut and New York Times bestseller, has left an indelible mark on those who have read the heartrending and harrowing story. Nijkamp’s novel is starkly real, dealing with themes of violence, abuse, bullying, and prejudice, among others.

It’s a harsh reminder that every moment counts when it comes to living your best life, being your best self, and treating others with love, compassion, and kindness.

Check out the official page for the challenge and other resources here.


This Is Where It Ends is one amazing, eye-popping read that certainly makes you appreciate the tiny moments in our life that we usually take for granted. I am excited to join this challenge! I will mostly be posting on Instagram, on my personal account (@meliroblest) and on the blog's (@thereaderandthechef), so make sure you are following me in one of those to check out my posts. Oh, on Twitter too!

I also want to encourage you to join in on the  challenge as well! There will be prizes and they are open internationally. Just share your moments with the hashtags #thisiswhereitends and #everymomentcounts. I will be on the lookout for your posts!

About the Book:

10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

The auditorium doors won't open.

Someone starts shooting.

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival. 

About the Author:
Marieke Nijkamp is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, and geek. She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies and is the founder of DiversifYA, and a founding contributor to YA Misfits. She lives in the Netherlands. Visit her at mariekenijkamp.com.


  1. This going to be very interesting. I can't wait to see what you come up with!