Thanksgiving Readathon Wrap-Up!


Over the holiday, I participated in the Thanksgiving Readathon, hosted by Jackie B. @ Death by Tsundoku and Ottavia @ Novels and Non-Fiction. I had pretty simple goals for this readathon. I mostly met them, and I’m pretty proud of that.

My #ThanksgivingReadathon Goals

  • Read at least 1-2 hours each day.
    • I met this goal every day except for Saturday, which was full of friends and Small Business Saturday shopping. I did manage to read for about 30 minutes before bed though!
  • Finish at least 2 books towards the Read Harder challenge.
    • I finished 3 books towards the Read Harder challenge–which was all I needed to finish it!

The Books I Read

Does Jesus Really Love Me

Finished: November 22, 2017

Read Harder Task: Read a book in which a person/character of color goes on a spiritual journey.

I started this one prior to the readathon, but did finish it up early on.

I Know Why the Caged Bird

Finished: November 24, 2017

Read Harder Task: Read a classic by an author of color.

This was a really well-written memoir. I’ll definitely be adding the rest of her autobiographies to my list.

Motorcycle diaries

Finished: November 26, 2017

Read Harder Task: Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American writer.

Another one I enjoyed a lot! I’m maybe going to review it eventually, but the writing was much more lyrical than I expected. I’m also looking forward to finally watching the movie now, too!

So all in all, I didn’t do a good job tracking much this time around. I started and finished 2 books & I finished 1 book I had already started. I wasn’t able to get any audiobook time, but I’m satisfied with the amount of reading I got done.

Things I’m Thankful For

  • My friends and family and co-workers and students.
  • My kitty cats.
  • Books!!!
  • Netflix & Hulu.
  • A job.
  • My book blog & associated bloggers
  • Independence!

There’s a lot more, but these are the big ones I could think of RIGHT NOW. Happy holidays, everyone! What did you read over Thanksgiving?!

6 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Readathon Wrap-Up!

  1. That’s really great that you were able to keep up with reading at least an hour or two most days. I think for next year we’ll put together a more specific challenge tied to reading time (though optional of course). Thanks for joining!


  2. Better late than never to reply!

    I am sooooo excited you participated with us, Sarah! It was a lot of fun following your reading over the readathon. I’m really impressed with the progress you made, too. I haven’t read this particular Angelou, but I did really enjoy listening to the audiobook (narrated by Angelou!) of Me & Mom & Me. It was brilliant! I hope you enjoy the rest of her memoirs in the future.

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