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Contemporary-a-thon Wrap-up

Oh My Goodness! I totally nailed this readathon!!

I managed 6 books in seven days, and all the reading challenges.

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I did a TBR here and I did read everything on that TBR with the addition of another book.


Readathon Facts

DATES: 17th September to 23rd September

MAIN CHALLENGE: Read contemporary fiction


  1. A book with orange on the cover – Dimple
  2. A dark/scary book – Loney
  3. A diverse book – Let Her Fly
  4. Non-traditional format (ebook, audiobook,etc) – Kevin Hart
  5. A book with any of my initials on the cover somewhere ( I K M ) – Kevin Hart
  6. New to me author – One Day In December
  7. A 5⭐️ prediction – Persepolis

Main Physical TBR

When Dimple Meet Rishi by Sandhya Menon

4.5 stars

Pages: 380pages

Opinion: I totally loved this book. Dimple is such a feminist and I loved it. I do not find her mean at all.


The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

2 stars

Pages:  368 pages

Opinion: I felt this book was kind of a waste of my time. It’s meant to be a gothic horror, but I felt this was more of a standard fiction book with a very open ending and very heavy on religion. I wasnt a fan.


I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart

4 stars

Pages:  400pages, Audiobook: 11h 15min

Opinion: I very much enjoyed this listen as Kevin Hart narrates it himself.


Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

4 stars

Pages: 341 pages

Opinion: I truly enjoyed this read and the format of the story. I didn’t know much about the Iranian revolution and this book gave me an insight into why, where and how and how people reacted to it. It was very good 😁


One Day in December by Josie Silver

4 stars

Pages:  432 pages

Opinion: A cute chick lit with a different format and realistic characters. I did a full review here.


Let Her Fly by Ziauddin Yousafzi with

5 leaves

Pages:  240 pages

Opinion: This was a strong, emotional short story about a father’s journey of becoming a feminist in a male-dominated country.

And if you think you recognise the girl on the cover, you are right. That’s Malala. And this book is written by her father 😁


A total of 2161 pages…!!!

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That’s insane!

It does include the audiobook which is 400p, but still, 1700 pages is a lot in 7 days.

I’m lost for words.

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Anyone else joining the Contemporary-a-thon?

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

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13 thoughts on “Contemporary-a-thon Wrap-up

  1. Congratulations!!! It’s too bad you didn’t like The Loney, I had high hopes for that one and have been interested to pick it up for a while. But I sometimes get the same thing where I had hoped a book was creepy and dark when it turned out to be “meh”.

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