Hi friends! I’m using this post to keep track of all of my readathon updates from my social media accounts. My plan is to update every single hour! Newest posts are at the top 🙂
Hour 24: The Home Stretch!!!
End of Event Meme:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
- Definitely the second half of Hour 23 and Hour 24. I could barely stay awake!
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
- I didn’t read any action packed page turners, but I saved my fluffiest contemporary read for last since it took minimal brain effort to read
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
- This was my first 24 hr readathon so I don’t have anything to compare it to. I really enjoyed how interactive it was, with the posts and challenges every hour.
5. How many books did you read?
- 6 1/2 + 1 hour 13 minutes of an audiobook
6. What were the names of the books you read?
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
- Rat Queens Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe & Roc Upchurch
- The Woods Vol. 1: The Arrow by James Tynion IV
- Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
- Men Explain Things To Me by Rebecca Solnit
- Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky (read to pg. 152)
- Marked Men #2: Rome by Jay Crownover (audiobook)
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
- Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. This was the fluffy contemporary that I saved for last.
8. Which did you enjoy least?
- Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky. I put it down to start Lola and only picked it back up at the end when I needed something to finish up the hour and didn’t want to start another book. I like it, but it’s very similar to another book I’ve already read.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
- I wasn’t a cheerleader
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
- I’ll definitely participate again! Probably in the same capacity I did this time, as a reader only.
I won a readathon prize this hour! Yay!!!
Challenge: Best of My Reading Year
The challenge for the hour is to share some of your best from your reading year and why. The idea is to pick at least 3 of the categories below and share your favorites and why.
Best Book of Your Reading Year: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Absolutely, hands down! I know it’s only April, but I will be surprised it anything beats ACOTAR by the end of the year. I’m already planning a reread when my pre-order copy arrives in the mail, and it hasn’t even been a month since I read the ARC. I loved everything about this. The story were all great, the slow build romance was awesome, the secondary characters were fantastic too! I can’t say enough positive things about this book!
Best LGBTQ+ Book of Your Reading Year: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
This book was super hyped up in the book community so I wasn’t sure what to expect going into it, but it was FANTASTIC. This was the first book I ever felt the need to sticky tab.
Best YA Book of Your Reading Year: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I purposely put off reading this book as long as possible. I knew I was going to absolutely love it and I wanted to save it for when I was really in the mindset to sit down and devote my full attention to devouring it all in one big chunk of time. Sooooo so so so good. I’ve never related to a main character more. One of my favorite contemporaries for sure, possibly one of my favorite books ever.
Goodreads Battle of the Books challenge entry
Music is Muse challenge (original post):
Whilst you’ve been reading I wonder if you’ve felt a particular musical connection to a book, or a character. I want to know what songs remind you of that character, or connect you to something you’ve read today.
- For this hour’s mini challenge please tell me the name of the song, and the connection you feel to it.
- Does it symbolise something in the book?
- The line, “Rose garden filled with thorns” will forever make me think of ACOTAR!
- Are your emotions reflected in the music?
- At times. A lot of the lyrics don’t necessarily relate to the book, but there are a few that always make me think of Tamlin and Feyre’s relationship 🙂
Get Fit and Read challenge (original post):
Another challenge (original post):
Another challenge (original post):
Ordered pizza an hour earlier than planned because I’m starting to get sleepy and needed a pick me up!
I didn’t take any pictures this hour, but I read 64 pages of Awaken and spent some time interacting with other readers on Instagram and Twitter.
1. What are you reading right now?
2. How many books have you read so far?
- 3 not including my current reads
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
- Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. I’ve been saving it for a fluffy read when I start to drag later on.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
- Only self-created ones! I went to a coffee shop during Hours 3-4 for breakfast and a change of scenery. It was hard to focus because of all the noise. Concert tickets I wanted to buy went on sale at Hour 4 so I wasted 30 minutes getting those before they sold out.
- I’ve been updating social media every hour and that’s been distracting me for about 15 minutes of every hour, but I think it’s probably good that I’ve been using that time as little reading breaks.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
- I’m really surprised that I’m not tired of reading yet. I usually can barely finish one book in a sitting because I’m constantly thinking of other things I could be doing instead (usually internet distractions). I think it’s helped that I hyped myself up for this so much and purposely set aside the entire day to do nothing else but read, so I don’t feel like I’m procrastinating other things.
Took a break for some more challenges this hour.
Name 3 books that you believe will be well-loved classics in the year 2010. Tell why those are the books you think will stay in the hearts and minds of book lovers forever. Original post
Took a little break to do a mini challenge this hour. Original post