- What is it? The Excuse to Read Readathon
- When is it? July 28th (12am) until August 3rd (11:59pm)
- Tag? #ExcuseToRead
- How does it work? Read as many books as you want!
- My Goal: Read 7 books!
When I first got Twitter, I knew I wanted to participate in a readathon. They seem like a lot of fun and with summer winding down for me (school’s only a month away now!), I knew it was a now or never kind of deal. I first found the Make Me Read it Readathon first and had decided to do it when I found this one as well. The timing between the two was perfect (one day separated them) so I figured, why not?
This one was more flexible in what you got to read, so I opted to just select the books I already had out from the library plus an ARC from Netgalley. Because we had a long weekend in Canada during the readathon time frame, I opted to read 7 books:
And while having a long weekend was helpful, what wasn’t so helpful was ordering and receiving my brand new sewing machine to finish my t-shirt quilt. BUT, I did manage to accomplish my goal, even if it wasn’t with the books I had set out to do it with.
Here’s what I actually ended up reading:
So here are my Wrap-up Stats:
I actually picked up this book because I couldn’t resist the cover any longer!
Fun Find (book you’re most glad you picked up)
I loved this book and I’m so glad I decided to pick it up albeit impulsively!
Author Love (author you’re definitely going to read more of)
I was so scared to pick up this book but I absolutely loved it! I really want to read more of Tabitha Suzuma’s work in the future!
Favourite Quotes Read
“My family is me. They are my life. Without them I walk this planet alone.” ~Forbidden
“I’ll be more bad than good, more revenge than forgiveness” ~Vengeance Road
“Gold makes monsters of men” ~Vengeance Road
Old Geezer (book you’ve been meaning to read the longest)
Goodreads tells me that I’ve wanted to read this book since January 2015 but I know that I thought about reading this book 3 years ago and just couldn’t bring up the courage to do so.
- I finished 1 series (Cocktail)
- I read the next books for 2 series (Rosemary Beach; Neon Lights)
- Read 2 ARCs (Vengeance Road; Mechanica)
- Read 3 standalone (Vengeance Road; Mechanica, Forbidden)
- Finished 5 reviews for my blog! (Vengeance Road; Mechanica, Forbidden, Neon Lights, Cocktail)
All in all, I feel like it was a good readathon. I definitely could have dedicated more time to reading but I’m really happy with my end results!
Anyone else do this readathon or another? How’d you do?