He, guy! So this is kind of late…
The booktube-a-thon ended like a week ago, and I still haven’t updated you guys on what I’ve read… Sorry about that.
But my first read a thin went great! More than great, because I read 8 books, in 7 days! This bumped up my reading challenge to 48 books out of 50!
I think that’s pretty awesome, so let’s get into what I did because I kind of strayed away from my TBR a bit.
Okay, so first I’m gonna show you guys what challenges I accomplished during the week:
1/ Read a book with yellow on the cover.
2/ Read a book only after sunset.
3/ Read a book you discovered through booktube.
4/ Read a book by one of your favorite authors.
5/ Read a book that is older than you.
6/ Read a book and watch the movie adaptation.
7/ Read seven books.
So I finished all the challenges (kind of). I’m gonna go in detail about which book I read and why now.
1/ READ A BOOK WITH YELLOW ON THE COVER.
I was kind of worried about reading I Was Here by Gayle Forman for this one because it seemed like a bit of a slow book even though it is pretty short (under 300 pages).
I actually really liked this one, which is weird ,because I wouldn’t have picked it up if it wasn’t for this read-a-thon. It’s just not the type of book I would go for.
It was really intense and just sad at some parts. I’m not gonna lie, I was in tears at the end. I think that if you guys are in the mood for an emotional book that will keep you guessing, then check this out.
It looks like a fluffy contemporary, but in reality, it’s more of a mystery drama kind of book.
Gave it 4.5 stars
2/ Read a book only after sunset.
I kind of cheated on this one, because I forgot that I was supposed to only read it after sunset, but I did manage to finish most of Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki during the second night of the Booktube-a-thon.
It was actually really good! I didn’t expect it to be this good actually. After reading DeathNote, I kind of just blocked out all other manga because it was so good, but parasyte was actually really funny and gory and full of blood and I loved it!
I had to take down a star because even though it was good, it did have its flaws, which you can read about in my GoodReads review.
3/ READ A BOOK YOU DISCOVERED THROUGH BOOKTUBE.
I almost didn’t finish this challenge actually, but I pushed through the last page like 5 minutes before the read-a-thon was over.
I read the last 100 or so pages This Is Where It Ends by Merieke Najkimp.
I started this like a month ago, and I never completed it, so I took this read a thon as a chance to just complete it.
I liked it, it was good and enjoyable, but not a 5 star. More like 3.5.
4/ READ A BOOK BY ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS.
In my TBR, I said I was gonna read Winter by Marissa Meyer, but that book was like 800 pages, so…
I picked up The Hunger Games for another challenge, and I loved everything about it, so I decided to read Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins for this challenge, which isn’t cheating because I really do love Suzanne Collins now, and she’s one of my more recent favorite authors.
You know that if I picked up the sequel to a book right after the first one, then it’s good! And that’s what happened with this one!
I rated it 5 stars!
5/ READ A BOOK THAT IS OLDER THAN YOU.
I already had to read Animal Farm by George Orwell for school, so I decided to pick it up, so I know what I’m talking about when exam time comes around.
I loved it so much. I’m actually already planning on re-reading it.
The meaning and symbolism behind everything just is just mind boggling, to say the least. I’ve never read anything this simplistic yet so empowering.
Just to see how Orwell viewed humans and animals alike, it’s really… just… amazing.
6/ READ A BOOK AND WATCH THE MOVIE ADAPTATION.
This one I kind of flopped, but still, I read the book.
So I picked to read The Hunger Games by Suzzane Collins for this first time to complete this challenge.
I didn’t have time to watch the movie for this, but I’ve watched it a couple times, so it kinda makes up for it… right?
I don’t really have to say that I rated this 5 out of 5 stars, right? You can just guess that.
7/ READ SEVEN BOOKS.
I’m very excited to say that I surpassed this by reading 8 books! AHHH!
I picked up An Abundance of Katherines by John Green to finish the 7 books challenge, and you can read how I feel about that and what I rated it in my July wrap up, and then I picked up You by Caroline Kepness which you can also see more about in my other wrap up.
I, unfortunately, didn’t get to reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, but I’ll pick that up soon, I promise.
Much love, Rawan …
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