The other week I posted about the books I read for Make Your Myth Taker, and now it’s time for readathon number two! To my surprise and joy, I managed to complete ALL the tasks for Team Athena, including the bonus tasks. I really wasn’t sure I would manage it when I wobbled half way through the month health wise, but I got there. Mainly thanks to the last weekend on June, where I read almost the entire series of A Court of Thorns and Roses, books two, three, and four.
I read a real variety of books that ranged from themes including fantasy, death, and books themselves. The books ranged from 300 pages to over 800, and four of them were from the same series. My books ranged from my original choices quite significantly, but I’m happy with what I ended up reading, and the ones that slipped from my list will be scooped up along the way. It really was a weird month of books, in the best kind of way. Also, as previously mentioned, I messed up numbers wise, so ended up reading a book that wasn’t the longest I had. Oops.
Olympic Games Readathon – Team Athena
Out of comfort zone: Queenie (review here)
Features a school: Monday’s Not Coming
Longest TBR book: The Starless Sea (review here)
Favourite author: A Court of Thorns and Roses (review here)
Bird on the cover: Daisy Cooper’s Rules for Living (review here)
Sword and Shield: A character you wouldn’t get on with
A Court of Mist and Fury (review here)
Capture the Flag: An anticipated read
A Court of Frost and Starlight
Monster Fighting: Involving magical creatures
This Eternity of Masks and Shadows (review here)
Pegasus Riding: Published in the last five years
A Court of Wings and Ruin
I had a really lovely month, with these books, combined with my other readathon, and the books to review along the way. When I read the first book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series at the beginning of the month, I wanted to carry on reading them! More thoughts on that later, for sure. I did wait until the end of the month to read books two, three and four, partially because they were in the bonus challenge section, but also just to see if I could hold off waiting to read them any longer – turns out, the answer is NOPE.
Oh, and just so we’re clear? The character I wouldn’t get along with is TAMLIN because that male is a controlling tit, and having been controlled in relationships before, I have a fire strong enough to burst into flames just at his existence. Always a skill writing a dislikable character, but this is certainly that.
I counted Queenie as out of my comfort zone because, as I mentioned in my review, when I first attempted to read it, I wasn’t in the right head space. I’m glad I powered through this time, and it was a beautifully powerful book – certainly, however, not in my comfort sphere.
One of the wonderful things about readathons is the balance between guided reading and freedom, which is almost perfect for me, as I balance the fine line between impulsivity and the need to control. Changing my books in the middle of the readathon was absolutely typical but equally exactly what I needed, the ACOTAR series in particularly being just what I needed to read right now.
I’m looking forward to planning out my next few readathons, and also getting around to reading the books I planned to read this time and didn’t. For now I’m working my way through some of my NetGalley list, while doing a bit of comfort reading on the side.