A post to share all the bookish things I have been up to during the week – the books I’ve read; the books I’m currently reading and anything else remotely bookish and worth sharing. A simple post to check in with bookish friends and hear about their bookish week.
At the beginning of this week I decided to try something new; participating in my first readathon – The Reading Rush. It seemed like a bit of fun and I felt like a challenge so I went with it. I excitedly wrote this blogpost outlining my somewhat overly ambitious tbr and got started reading….finishing my current read so that I could start fresh on Day One.
Then life happened. I got sidetracked and I only managed to read half of what I had planned….2 books; a mere 633 pages earning 5 badges:
- Read a book in the same spot the whole time
- Read a book with 5 or more words in the title
- Read a five star book
- Read a book you meant to read last year
- Read an author’s first book
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid – 3/5 – A quick and easy read; a little repetitive going between timelines but enjoyable enough. Definitely prefer TJR’s latest work with Daisy Jones & The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo being two of my favourite books of 2019.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng – 4/5 – I had been meaning to read this book ever since reading Little Fires Everywhere but just hadn’t gotten around to it yet….until choosing it for the readathon. I tend to love contemporary family dramas; being an avid people watcher; and found this book really interesting. However, as with Little Fires Everywhere, I had an issue with the ending not offering the closure I was looking for.
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen – 5/5 – Wow! This is not my usual genre but after having read this book I can’t recall why. Given, the beginning was a bit slow but once I reached that first twist I was hooked…a bit confused but definitely hooked….and unable to move from my sunny spot on the couch until I reached the conclusion. An absolute page turner!
The Girl He Used To Know by Tracey Garvis Graves (Audiobook) – STILL…what can I say?
Did you participate in the Reading Rush Readathon? How did you go? I’m already looking forward to next year….maybe we can cheer each other on.