BookTube-A-Thon was recently! Actually, a while ago, at the end of July. Anyway, it’s one of my favorite events to take part in, having done it now three years in a row. The main challenge is to read seven books in seven days. And I did not accomplish that — but, I did accomplish all the other reading challenges and read quite a lot for a single week, so I’m proud of myself.
My official count is six and a half books read. Which isn’t terrible! That’s awesome! But also so close that is makes me so mad! I had an opportunity to have a fun night away and instead of saying no, I did it and ended up spending almost 24 hours of that week not reading. I definitely could’ve made it to seven had I not done it. But it was still fun so I don’t regret it. I still read more than I ever usually do in a week.
Here’s the breakdown with challenges:
- Read a hyped book:
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis – 3/5 stars
- Read a book with a protagonist very different from you AND read a book with a person on the cover:
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor – 4/5 stars
- Read a book in a single day AND read a book entirely outside:
Saga, Volume 7 by Brian K Vaughan – 5/5 stars
- Read a book you bought because of the cover:
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli – 4/5 stars
- Read seven books:
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab – 4/5 stars
The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket – 4/5 stars
Vermilion by Molly Tanzer (the half a book, but I’ve recently finished and gave it 4/5 stars)
I also switched Seven Brief Lessons on Physics in for Behold the Bones by Natalie C Parker because it was shorter and I wanted to get my sixth book in on the last day!
Anyway, I had a good time reading — this is the second year of getting six and a half books in (the other year I only read three) but I’m still happy with the results. Next year, I’m totally making it to seven! I’m determined!