So, last week I attempted to participate in 3 readathons. In case you didn’t see the initial post, I did Library-a-Thon, Read-o-Rama, and Because Dragons RAT. I had a TBR of about 13 unique books, with overlap…and I did not finish them all, but I think I did a pretty good job. Without further ado, here’s my wrap-up for all 3!
Library-a-Thon (June 11-June 18)
I finished all challenges for Library-a-Thon (and it was the only one I completely finished)! I made one minor adjustment to my TBR & used The Uncommon Reader as a book I felt like reading, because at that moment, I did. I really enjoyed all of the books I read here, and I’m hoping to review them all over the coming weeks.
Borrow & read a popular or backlist book you meant to read but never got around to: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Borrow & read a book by a popular author you’ve been curious to try or read more of: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Borrow & read a book you haven’t heard of before seeing it in the library: All the Rivers by Dorit Robinyan
Borrow & read a book recommended by the librarian: Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson (recommended on my library’s blog)
Borrow & read a book you just feel like reading: The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
Read-o-Rama (June 11-June 17)
I finished 4 of the 8 challenges (50% isn’t awful…). I read An Ember in the Ashes, The Uncommon Reader, Fables, & Throne of Glass (which was a last minute swap with This Savage Song). I almost hit 7 books over the course of the read-a-thon, but finished only 6 by the 17th. I did read The Magpie Lord, but didn’t finish it in time for the end of Read-o-Rama.
Read a book with letters RAMA in book title or author name: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Read a book w/ water on cover: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Short book (150 pages or less): The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
Graphic novel: Fables, Vol. 11: War and Pieces by Bill Willingham
Book you’ve been anticipating reading: Magpie Lord by K. J. Charles
Read Own Voices: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Read a book released in summer of any year: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (released in August originally)
Read 7 books.
Because Dragons RAT (June 13-19)
I loved this read-a-thon theme the most, because I just love fantasy. I finished 4 out of 5 challenges & was able to read Seraphina, Magpie Lord, an audio re-read of Harry Potter, and An Ember in the Ashes. I still have Tower of Swallows from the library on my Kindle, so that’s probably my next read.
A fantasy book with white on the cover (can be any amount): Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (most covers I’ve seen online are purple–but mine is maroon & white)
A fantasy book with an LBGT+ MC: Magpie Lord by K. J. Charles
Listen to a fantasy audiobook: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling (this came in on OverDrive just in time! First time listening to it!)
A fantasy book with fire on the cover or in the title: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
A fantasy book that features mythological creatures: The Tower of Swallows by Andrzej Sapkowski (translated by David French)
Phew! 9 books wasn’t bad, and I enjoyed the reading I got in. What summer reads have you really enjoyed so far??