Readathon by Zoe Halloween Edition TBR

I am so excited because this Saturday, I’m participating in my second ever Read-A-Thon!  This one is the readathonbyzoe (from readbyzoe) and her video announcement can be found on booktube here!  I really enjoy watching readbyzoe’s videos and she announces when she does her 24 hour read-a-thons so anyone can participate, so you totally should too!

The reading will take place this Saturday October 14th from 12am until 11:59 pm your time depending on your time zone and I will be joining Zoe in reading spooky books.

I have 2 1/2ish books in particular I am planning on reading for the readathonbyzoe and who knows if I’ll even get to finish one of these, but no matter!  Here is my (possibly ambitious) tbr:

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving: I definitely won’t be able to finish all of Irving’s stories, but I do want to read this spooky tale this Saturday!

We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson:  I think this is going to be the next book on my TBR because it’s short and sounds really, really creepy.

Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola: This book will be if somehow I miraculously finish the other two stories I plan on reading and need something dark and gothic.

That’s it!  My short and sweet TBR for the 24 hour readathonbyzoe this Saturday!  I hope some of you join in on all the reading this weekend!

*Evil cackle*

 

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Booktube-A-Thon 2017 Wrap-Up

The booktube-a-thon 2017 officially ended last night and we made it!!!

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I want to do a mini wrap-up since this is my first ever read-a-thon I’ve participated in!  So, without any further ado, here are the challenges and books I completed over the past week:


  • Read A Book With A Person On The Cover
  • Read A Book You Bought Because Of The Cover

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Find Her by Lisa Gardner (link to full book review here.)


  • Read A Hyped Book
  • Read About A Character That’s Very Different To You

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More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (link to full book review here.)


  • Finish A Book In One Day

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Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski (link to full book review here.)


To recap, I was able to read three books over the last week, which I am pretty happy with!  I knew I wouldn’t be able to complete seven books (major props to those of you who did!) and I was busy the whole weekend, so I was only able to read Monday-Thursday.  All of that being said, I am definitely pleased with completing three books during the read-a-thon.

My original goal was to read We Were Four by Alexandra Sirowy, but I DNFed it after I sadly just couldn’t get into it.  I also wanted to read Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (which I am currently reading), but couldn’t finish it in time.

However, I was able to complete five of the reading challenges with the three books I chose.  I wasn’t able to read a book completely outside because of the alternating heat and constant rain for three days straight and I wasn’t able to read seven books this time around.

I had a ton of fun watching the youtube videos and reading everyone’s TBRs for the read-a-thon and I’m excited to participate in more read-a-thons throughout the year!