What a great idea! A #Sayhome24in48 read-a-thon is such a fun way to bring us all together in this time of social distancing. This past weekend was my first time participating in a 24 in 48 Read-a-thon, and it will not be my last.
For most of the read-a-thons I participate in, I read books that will fit tasks or prompts for the various reading challenges I’m participating in this year. And for this read-a-thon I picked books that are on my physical TBR. With that, here are my stats for the weekend. I managed to read for 25 hours, and I only went over the time so I could finish the last book and be done with it. I’m happy to report that I finished four books and all of them will fill tasks and prompts for the various reading challenges that I’m participating in this year.
Here are the books I read in the order that I read them with mini reviews:
Hogwarts Library by J.K Rowling. 4 Stars.
Yes, this is technically three books, but since I have them in this collection and they are all around 100 pages each, I decided to count them as a whole. I loved both Beedle the Bard and Fantastic Beasts. Both were a fun way to visit the Wizarding World. Quidditch Through the Ages is not my cup of tea. As with most sports I just don’t care.
This book is a part of my Top 5 Highest Rated Books. Click here to see more about this challenge.
The Better Liar by Tanen Jones. 3 Stars.
This is a domestic thriller and it has twists. So if that’s your jam you might enjoy it. For me me, these types of thrillers are hit and miss. But it was fine. This would be a great beach or vacation read if we, you know, ever get to leave our houses this year.
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. 4-5 Stars.
This book has been on my TBR for over 15 years and I regret not reading much sooner. It was just a lovely read. I can’t stop thinking about it or talking about to people who haven’t even read it. Do yourself a favor and read it if you haven’t already.
This book works for two different reading challenges. The Pop Sugar reading challenge prompt: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019. And Reading Women Challenge prompt 5: A winner of the Stella Prize or The Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Now You See Her by Jacquelyn Mitchard. 2.5 Stars.
This is not my cup of tea at all. It’s a YA novel with a nasty protagonist. But she is nasty and awful because–reasons. And it all becomes clear why at the end. But for me the first 80% of the book was a slog. And I think that’s all I’ve got to say about it.
This book checks a box for My Top 5 Lowest Rated Books.Click here for more information about it. It also works for Reading Women Challenge prompt 16: read a book featuring a Woman with a disability. Click here for more information. And finally it fits for the prompt read a book featuring a main character or protagonist with a disability for Book Riot Read Harder Challenge.
So that’s it. Do you participate in reading challenges or read-a-thons? If you did this read-a-thon let me know how you did in the comments below. Let me know what you think in the comments below.