2018 · Readathons · TBR

Biannual Bibliothon Wrap-up!!

I smashed the Biannual Bibliothon! And I really enjoyed it. Its the most social readathon I’ve participated in. Their twitter account was all over this and I really enjoyed that too. I’m looking forward to the next round.

Let’s have a closer look 😊


Readathon Facts

DATES: 14th July to 20th July

READING CHALLENGES: 7 reading challenges. You can double up but not triple.

INSTAGRAM CHALLENGES: one each day. I’ll try and do several of them, but we’ll see.

BLOG CHALLENGES: one each day. I think I’ll do some of these too, but again we’ll see when they are announced.


Reading Challenges

You can double up on challenges but not triple up. I have double up on only one book. The full explanation of the book along with their GoodReads synopsis can be found below.

Let’s look at the challenges first.

Read the group book

  • Wicked Deep – I honestly have no interest in this book so I won’t be reading this. ❌

Read a book from someone else’s TBR

  • Scythe – Neal Shusterman ✅

Read the first chapter to three books and choose one

  • When Dimple meet Rishi – Sandhya Menon
  • The Thief – Megan Whalen Turner
  • The Twistrose Key – Tone Almhjell ✅

Read a book that has been on your TBR for over a year

  • Gossip Girl – Cecily von Ziegesar ✅

Read a predicted 5-star book

  • Trail of Lightning – Rebecca Roanhorse ✅

Own voices book – but not your own

  • Trail of Lightning – Rebecca Roanhorse ✅

Read the last book you purchased

  • We Should All Be Feminist – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ✅

Books Read

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Pages: 304p

5 leaves

Opinion: I absolutely loved this book! ❤️ I had it set by my bed on Friday night so Saturday morning, first thing, I could start it before even leaving bed 😁 Maggie, the main character is a hunted person, not by ghosts but by bad events. 

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We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Pages: 52p

5 leaves

Options: I loved this as well! It was thought-provoking and even though it was only 52 pages I had to read it over two days. It’s very well written and I highly recommend it to everyone even if you feel you know it or doesn’t feel like this is for you. Its only 52pages, it’s a quick but important read.

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The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell

Pages: 354pages

4 stars

Opinions: This middle-grade adventure was exciting. Lin, the main character, is sent a key that fits the wall in the cellar. She ends up in a world where loved pets go when they pass away. But the world is threatened by trolls and giants. Lin is reunited with her pet and has to help solve the puzzle and save the town.

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Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

Pages: 201p

4 stars

Opinion: I have to say, it was nice to revisit these guys. But it’s not a heavy read or a complicated read. It’s easy and quick. I saw all the characters from the tv show while reading but that didn’t all fit the description in the book 🤔

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Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Pages: 448p

4.5 stars

Opinions: I really enjoyed the premise; no deaths but scythes that take life. The constant struggle between enjoying the gleaning and the grief/moral aspect. The book was catching and drew me in quickly. The only negative thing about this book is that I felt the main female character, Citra, was quite stereotypical and it was disappointing.

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Stats

Day 1  – 14th July

Start Trail of Lightning.

Finish Trail of Lightning.

Try the first chapter of three books; Meet Dimple Meet Rishi, The Thief, The Twistrose Key.

Selected The Twistrose Key

Day 2 – 15th July

Continue The Twistrose Key

Finish The Twistrose Key

Started Gossip Girl

Day 3 – 16th July

Continued on Gossip Girl

Started Scythe

Day 4 – 17th July

Continued on Gossip Girl

Continued on Scythe

Day 5 – 18th July

Finished Gossip Girl

Continued on Scythe

Day 6 – 19th July

Continued Scythe

Started We Should All Be Feminists

Day 7 – 20th July

Finished We Should All Be Feminists

Finished Scythe

Readathon Complete 😁

Total pages read: 1359 pages!

Favourite read: Trail of Lightning


Instagram Challenges

There was one challenge every day and out of 7 challenges I did 4;

Day 1 – Colour explosion

Day 2 – Bookish Merch

Day 4 – Favourite Season

Day 6 – Bookworm in the Sun


I did zero blog challenges. I was too busy reading… 😁


Anyone else joining the Biannual bibliothon?

Have any of you done any readathons so far this year? How did you do? Did you enjoy it?

 

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7 thoughts on “Biannual Bibliothon Wrap-up!!

  1. The only readathons I’ve done this year are 25in5’s and 8in2’s, all of which I have no completely succeeded in! I came close with an 8in2 once, so I’m hoping to be successful the next time around!

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      1. They’re pretty simple readathons, you just have to read 25 hours over the course of 5 days or 8 hours over the course of a weekend for each one, respectively. The first one I attempted was a 25in5 and that one turned out to be much harder than anticipated. I think the 8in2 is a lot more managable; I just keep getting scheduled to work long shifts on the weekends they’re held on!

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