Hello fellow book lovers! This year is the first time I have EVER participated in a read-athon. This one is called RYBSAT, or Read Your Bookshelf-A Thon. The whole premise of the readathon is to pick a spot on your book shelf, and read the books in order. Apparently you are allowed to skip a book only if it is the second and subsequent books in a series, or you have already read the book.
I cheated just a tad, because I began reading The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey on the 18th, while the readathon started on January 19th. So, I had about half of the book done when the readathon started. This readathon went from January 19-25th. So, I was still able to get a couple more books in. MY TBR looked like this:
The books were not in this order on my shelf, it went The 5th Wave, Dare Me, Second Life, Find Me, Normally…, and The Violet Hour. I put them in this order because I felt it was more aesthetically pleasing.
So first I read The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Great book about Aliens, there is a cool twist in it that I really liked. I thought it was a lot different than other books of it’s kind.
The Second book I read was Dare Me by Megan Abbot
This book was just okay for me, I guess I don’t really like Megan Abbot’s writing style. The premise was cool, a new cheerleading coach starts a lot of drama with some high school girls. The way that it was written was too vague for me.
Third, I read Second Life by S.J.Watson
I really liked Before I Go To Sleep by the same author, so I figured this one would be wonderful as well. It was actually a decent book, the plot was great, it was just a tad boring. I pushed through it though.
Fourth, I read Find Me by Laura Van Den Berg
So, I did not finish this one because I did not like it. I may be in the minority here, but WTF was this book even supposed to be about?
Lastly, I read Normally This Would Be Cause For Concern by Danielle Fishel (Topanga from Boy Meets World)
I love Danielle Fishel, I think she’s cute and fun and I loved Boy Meets World of course, but her book was just eh. She tried way too hard to be funny, and it just didn’t work. It was so awkward. I still read it though, I liked knowing more about her just wish she didn’t try so hard to be funny.
So there you have it, my first read a thon! I unfortunately didn’t get a chance to read The Violet Hour by 1 out of 6 aint bad right?
Did anyone else do this read a thon? If so, let me know what you read! And if you have read any of the books that I talked about, let me know that too!