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.
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!
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!
This readathon was for the last weekend of April (27th-30th April) for the Dutch holiday, King’s Day. My TBR is here.
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.
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!
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!
The TBR for this readathon (and introductory video) is here.
How I Did
So I got the dates a little mixed up for this readathon. I was thinking it started on Monday and then finished on a Sunday. I don’t know why, especially considering how I double checked the dates a few days before it started. So I started last Monday and I’m about halfway through my second book, A Conjuring of Light.
Good news it that I finished one book! Three Daughters by Consuelo Saah Baehr is an own voices book about three generations of Palestinian Christian women and it was over 700 pages so it was long. I did enjoy it, I liked the characters and the similarities between each generation as well as how it was obvious that you can love each other because you’re family but that doesn’t mean you understand each other. I don’t want to spoil too much but there was a lot of common ground between the three generations, including the fact that I got frustrated with them and wanted to shake them at times.
Conjuring of Light – well, I like it better than the second book already. Lila is actually doing stuff that isn’t selfish thrillseeking so I feel more kindly towards her. Kell and Lila still have no chemistry though and no amount of kissing can convince me otherwise. Rhy and Alucard are the sweetest though and I adore their scenes together.
1. Read more than 1 tome – does the quarter of A Conjuring of Light count?
2. Read a graphic novel
3. Read a tome that’s part of a series – same question about A Conjuring of Light
4. Buddy read a tome (use goodreads and twitter to find buddies!)
5. Read an adult novel
So I didn’t definitely complete more than one challenge but I did read something which has been on my TBR for a while and finish it. How did everyone else do?
Now I have a few days to finish A Conjuring of Light so I can start the next readathon I have planned which is Readathon of Kings. I still haven’t found a book by a Dutch author that is easily available to me (either on my Kindle or in my library) so I might have to miss that challenge.