Read-a-thon: Excuse to Read Wrapup

  • 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:

Loving Dallas (Neon Dreams, #2) Forbidden When You're Back (Rosemary Beach, #12) Mechanica Mai Tai'd Up (Cocktail, #4) Broken Juliet (Starcrossed, #2) The Program (The Program, #1)

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:

Loving Dallas (Neon Dreams, #2) Vengeance Road Forbidden When You're Back (Rosemary Beach, #12) Mechanica Mai Tai'd Up (Cocktail, #4) Last Call (Cocktail, #4.5)

So here are my Wrap-up Stats:

Favourite Cover:

Vengeance Road

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)

Vengeance Road

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.

Reading Stats:

  • 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?

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