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Strangeathon Wrap Up

StrangeAthon

Well, this was a really fun readathon and it was something I hadn’t done before. I read about half of the books on my TBR which I count as a successful readathon considering I normally manage to get to one book. This readathon ran from the 26th February to the 4th March.

  • A book with no romance/romance is minor to the plot 

Fledgling
I put this down on my TBR but romance is actually far more prominent in Fledgling than it first appears. I wasn’t a huge fan of the romance because it’s between a 24-year-old man and a 53-year-old vampire, in the body of a ten-year-old girl. And they have sex a fair few times. Apart from that, I did really enjoy the worldbuilding and the plot of the book but I wouldn’t be able to recommend this book without warning for the romance.

  • A book with a negative word in the title

The Sasquatch Murder: A Love Story
Jake kills a sasquatch accidentally and then the town of Aurora has to confront the evidence right in front of their eyes. This was an interesting ARC, definitely not what I expected.

  • A short story collection/novella 

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Okay, this isn’t really a short story or novella really, but I figured it was short enough to count. This is a fairytale book but the darker side of fairytales where a worm crawls into your foot and then seduces your dad. It’s also a great book to remind you of your childhood where adults were a whole different species and you went exploring in the garden.

  • A book with red on the cover

The Girl in 6E (Deanna Madden, #1)
Erotic suspense is not a genre I would have thought I’d have liked but this book was really quick to read. The plot didn’t start until halfway through but introducing the main character, Deanna, was just so interesting that you didn’t mind too much.

  • A book that doesn’t fit any of the challenges

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has moved up to one of my favourite nonfiction books of all time. It not only had a lot of information about HeLa cells and why they’re so well-known, but it looked at Henrietta Lacks, as a person and how her cells became so important to science.

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2 thoughts on “Strangeathon Wrap Up

  1. The ocean at the end of the lane sounds amazing and is my next Gaiman read for sure, his writing is so good and I love how he twists his fairytales and just makes all his stories so unique. I never even heard of this readathon but glad you enjoyed it!

    1. I had so many mixed reviews about it but I turned out to really like it! It’s such a dark fairytale/childhood sort of book, the part about his dad was just so creepy.
      I think it’s a brand new readathon this year but it was so fun! Thank you!

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