Hey everyone! Welcome back to the blog. Today I’m going to
be talking about all the books I read during the readathon. As per usual, there
will be a section at the end that gives you my stats in terms of books read,
pages read, challenges met, and all that. So if you’re only interested in that,
just scroll down to the bottom of this post.
Normally in these readathon wrap-ups, I break things down
based on how many pages I read each day, but this time around, I did a terrible
job of keeping track of that (read: I didn’t even try to keep track of it) and
even if I had, I spent the first 8 days of the readathon reading one book and
then finished that book and read two more on days nine and ten. Breaking it
down by day didn’t seem to make much sense in that context.
For the first 8 days of the readathon, I was reading The
Black Prism by Brent Weeks. The reason why it took me so long to read
wasn’t because I wasn’t liking the book. I actually ended up liking it a lot,
though it was kind of slow and confusing at times (more on that in my February
wrap-up). The reason was, quite simply, that I wasn’t giving it as much effort
as I should have. There were at least two days in there where I didn’t read at
all, and even on days where I did, I didn’t read much.
By the time we got to day nine, I still have over a hundred
pages left to read (though the book is over six hundred pages, so I suppose
that’s not terrible progress).
Day nine was a whirlwind. It was a Saturday, and it was the
only day during the whole readathon where I didn’t have to leave my house at
all. So what did I do? I spent the entire day reading. I finished The Black
Prism (finally) and both started and finished Sightwitch by Susan
Dennard. It was honestly a great day.
Day ten was also somewhat of a whirlwind. I had to work that
day, for six hours, and after I got off work, I didn’t really feel like reading
(I rarely do after I get off work), but I forced myself to. I read the entirety
of Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman and had a little less than
an hour left before midnight.
Basically, I actually read all of the books on my TBR.
That’s a very rare thing for me during readathons. I’m incredibly proud of
myself (though I do wish I’d made myself read Thunderhead).
Books Read: 3
Pages Read: 1,348
- First book in a series: Noughts & Crosses
- Sequel: Sightwitch
- Gathering dust on your shelf: Sightwitch
- Includes a map: The Black Prism
- Recommended by a friend: The Black Prism
- Fantasy: The Black Prism
- Read with a warm drink: not completed
- 5 star author: Sightwitch
I completed almost all of the challenges. The only reason
why I didn’t do the warm drink one was, honestly, because by the time I got to
the end of the readathon, I forgot that was a challenge. I was going to have Noughts
& Crosses be the book I read with a warm drink, but that didn’t end up
I have to be honest, I don’t really like to eat or drink
things while reading. I’m always way too worried I’m going to spill something
on the book (and I typically do, on the rare occasion when I do attempt to read
and eat/drink at the same time).
Usually when I’m eating, I’ll watch a YouTube video or
something instead of reading, because that way I can still use both of my
Anyway, that’s all I had for this post today!
Did you participate in the Series Crackdown this time
around? How’d you do? Let me know down in the comments!
See you next time!