So this is a little late, but the readathon is over!
I’m pretty proud of myself even though I didn’t quite make my goal of 16 hours (I came in at 15.5). I’ve never done this readathon before so I honestly didn’t have very high expectations even though I tend to make lofty goals for things like this.
Due to timezones, I started the 24in48 readathon at 10pm Friday and finished it up at 10pm Sunday night. In between work, Church, and sleep, I managed to read a total of 15.5 hours.
I completed 5 of the 6 books on by TBR
- Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
- This book was a K-Drama on paper. I absolutely loved it but was a little frustrated by the amount of telling vs showing throughout.
- The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
- This is probably one of my new favorite books right now. Basically a fantasy version of British Imperialism from the PoV of a princess of a conquered kingdom who is a total badass. The depression rep was extremely well done.
- Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
- Rachel Hollis is amazing and I love how unfiltered and passionate she is. I’ll probably purchase the physical copies of her books so I have them to refer back on.
- #Murderfunding by Gretchen McNeil
- This was such a quick read. I love how Gretchen McNeil really messes with her readers and you think you know who the bad guy is going to be and you’re usually wrong. This one suffers from second book syndrome a bit, but I love the snark. Also some awesome LGBTQ+ Rep (SPOILER ALERT) even though it falls into the tragic trope near the end
- Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
- Ding Ding Ding! We have my second worst disappointment read of 2019. The hype surrounding this book was so high and I fell for the trap. The writing style was phenomenal. But there is a key element of the plot that ruined it all. Our MC has to disguise herself as a family member who is disabled, and a male family member at that. And I just can’t get behind that since there was ZERO commentary on it in text. I’m hoping the next book doesn’t have this trope in it anymore and that we get to see our MC be herself.
And I got about 40% through The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen! I also flipped through Men Explain Things To Me which is a collection of essays but found myself rather bored through it and DNF’d it at the 50% mark.
And then because I couldn’t sleep after the readathon ended, I ended up reading 3 volumes of You Got Me, Senpai because why not.