Readathons are such a rush and they’re a bunch of fun! I love readathons… although oddly enough, I don’t join very many? I don’t get it either. Most of the time I just hold personal readathons with my best friend, but from time to time I join public ones. My favorites are the week-long readathons, because it’s not a bunch of pressure in one day and it keeps going.
This past week, I took part in my favorite readathon for the second year in a row. If it was more than once a year, I’d make time to do it every time, but since it’s only once I make do. Funnily enough, my favorite readathon is a bit of a book community phenomenon: #booktubeathon! I love BTAT. I mean, my favorite should probably be Prideathon because I’m a host, but … it’s my second favorite, so it’s fine. 😉
This time around I didn’t do any of the reading challenges, because I had a stack of library books that were nearly due. So my only goal was to read seven books, which is still quite the challenge in itself.
And as I’m sure you saw in the title, I managed to read eight books last week!!! Last year I read six and part of a seventh, so I was especially determined to read the full seven. And I did!!
- Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman – 4 stars (CW: sexual abuse, emotional abuse, parental abuse, anxiety, panic attacks, ableist slurs, racism, attempted suicide)
- Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin – 3.5 stars (CW: human experimentation, torture, racism, genocide)
- Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire – 4 stars (CW: transmisia, gore, blood, violence, murder)
- Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig – 4 stars (CW: murder, sexual assault, rape, internalized homomisia, homomisia, violence, blood)
- Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria [out October 9] – 3.5 stars (CW: panic attacks, anxiety, PTSD, death of parents)
- Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi [out tomorrow, August 7] – 4 stars
“But that’s only six books?”
Yes, yes it is. I took too many naps during the week and spent Saturday out with my mom, so I realized on Saturday night that reaching seven books was very unlikely. However, after a bit of thought, I remembered that Star-Touched Stories is a collection of three novellas, so if need be I could say I read five books and three novellas. 5+3=8 and 8>7. Turns out, that’s exactly what ended up happening. Maybe it’s a bit of a stretch, but I’m going with it and no one can stop me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Regardless of how I divide it up, I read a grand total of 2,025 pages!! That’s pretty impressive, if I do say so myself. It’s also put me at three books already this month, which isn’t a huge advantage, but an advantage nonetheless.
And now, for no reason other than I feel like it, here’s a list of my TBR for the rest of the month. Quality content, I know.
- The Raging Ones by Krista + Becca Ritchie [out August 14]
- Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers [out February 5]*
- The Reader by Traci Chee
- Roar by Cora Carmack
- The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
- You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins
- Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh
- Sadie by Courtney Summers [out September 4]
- I Do Not Trust You by Laura J. Burns + Melinda Metz [out September 11]
*Yes, the very same! I got approved for my MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF 2019 on Netgalley and it’s currently waiting in my Kindle app!!!! I’m a bit excited, can you tell?? And definitely, completely chill.
Just wait until I actually read it.
I’ve got another six library books, but I’m leaving those off my “official” list because I start school next week. I only signed up for morning classes, but I’m still not sure how much time I will/will not have.
I get my class schedule tomorrow, though. RIP.
Tell me: did you take part in #booktubeathon? If so, how did it go for you? What’s on your TBR this month? I’d love to know! 🙂
Thanks for reading! I hope you have a fabulous day/night! ❤
Until next time…