Alphabethon Wrap Up


This was a spur of the moment readathon where I failed to take into account my June TBR and so consequently put new books on my Alphabethon TBR, none of which I have read. However, I did read books which can count under the readathon challenge. I read some ARCs, some library books but only two had ‘b’ in the author’s name or title.

Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)

Ruin and Rising (Shadow and Bone, #3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve wanted to finish the Grisha trilogy for a while and the library helped me with that. I really liked these two books and was glad I managed to read them this week (and not solely because they can count towards my TBR either). I can’t wait to get back to the Six of Crows series now I know I won’t be spoiled for the last book of the Grisha trilogy.

Readathon Wrap Ups

Now I was very short-sighted and signed up to do three readathons in the same week. I am terrible with dates and didn’t realise they all overlapped until I signed up for them. I have decided to do one wrap up for all three, partly because I really can’t be bothered to do three separate wrap ups when I could be reading and partly because there is some overlap. I read ten books last week, so not everything on my TBR but since my TBR was ridiculous, I’m okay with the books I did manage to read. Most of the links to the books link to my review of that book on Goodreads.

The three readathons I did last week were Read-O-Rama ReadathonLibrary-a-thon and Because Dragons Readathon.

Continue reading “Readathon Wrap Ups”

Mental Health Readathon Wrap Up

This was a challenge which was focused on mental illness and characters with mental illness. My TBR for this post is here. I had three books on my TBR and unfortunately, I didn’t manage to read all of them. I read other books, just not the ones on my TBR!

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)Under Rose-Tainted SkiesBroadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges

1. Read a book with green on the cover.
2. Read a book by an author with a mental illness.
3. Read a book where the main character has a mental illness.
4. Read a non-fiction book about mental illness.
5. Read a comic/graphic novel with mental illness elements.

I was trying to go for books I read, so I didn’t fulfil all the challenges. Under Rose-Tainted Skies was a book about a main character with a mental illness and was also #ownvoices as well. I really enjoyed Under Rose-Tainted Skies, it might be my favourite book of the month. Broadmoor Revealed was alright, I finished it quickly, but I wish it had focused more on mental illness from the Victorian perspective which is what I had been hoping for. A Court of Wings and Ruin, I’ve read the first chapter for my Try A Chapter tag and haven’t gotten any further.

This was a great readathon to take part in and I hope it runs again soon!

 

Readathon of Kings Wrap Up

Readathon of Kings

This readathon was for the last weekend of April (27th-30th April) for the Dutch holiday, King’s Day. My TBR is here.

Challenges:
1) Read a book with Orange OR red-white-blue on the cover
2) Read a book by a Dutch author
3) Read a book involving Royalty
4) Read a book you bought because it was cheap

I actually completed my TBR! I read a lot of other books because I was sick and didn’t do anything else apart from read but I finished reading Air Awakens and Vicious. With these books, I completed three out of four challenges.

Air Awakens was definitely not as good as I was hoping it to be. My review is here but basically, the bad parts of the book were so bad for me that they overshadowed the good parts.

Vicious, on the other hand, I loved. My review is here. I think I’m going to get a paperback copy as soon as I’m back in the UK, that’s how much I loved this book.

This was a really fun readathon and I’m glad I did it, especially since I managed to read two books that had been on my TBR for a while.

 

A Very ARCish Readathon Wrap Up

a very arcish readathon

My TBR for this readathon is here but basically this readathon was about reading as many ARCs as possible during the month of April, perfect timing as I had just signed up with NetGalley.

During the month of April, I finished six ARCs from NetGally, although I think I started Rose Petal Graves before April so that may not count!

I finished:

All of the above link to my review of each books. I enjoyed nearly all of them but I think my favourite to read was An Unnatural Vice, followed by Strawberry Summer.

I think this readathon might have been a bit long for me, I forgot it was going on at times, but I did appreciate how perfectly timed it was. Thank you very much to Bookshelves and Paperbacks for hosting this readathon!